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Joe Shelton slides

Guide to the Joe Shelton slides
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1382-AHS.
Creator: Shelton, Joseph H., 1949-2021.
Title: Joe Shelton slides.
Dates: 1973-1979.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Slides taken by an Alaska resident, who worked as a tour guide in Prudhoe Bay.

Biographical note:
Joe Shelton was born in Seward, Alaska in 1949 and was a lifelong Alaskan.  In the 1970s, he worked as a tour guide at Prudhoe Bay.

Collection description:
The collection contains slides taken by Joe Shelton. The majority of the slides depict oil production facilities, scenery and people at Prudhoe Bay. Subjects of other slides include a graduation ceremony at Alaska Methodist University, hiking in Katmai National Park and other locations, and Alaskan scenery.

Arrangement: The slides are arranged in chronological order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by Joe Shelton was transferred to the Alaska Historical Society (AHS). Materials not created by Joe Shelton may be subject to copyright not held by AHS.

Preferred citation: Joe Shelton slides, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information provided by donor.

Separated materials: The slides were donated to the Alaska Historical Society along with  photographs taken or collected by Shelton’s father, Dr. J.H. Shelton. The slides were separated into their own collection by Archives and Special Collections staff.

Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the Dr. J.H. Shelton photographs (HMC-1381-AHS), which were created or collected by Joe Shelton’s father.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2021 by Katie Westbrook, Shelton’s sister.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2021.

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