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Alfonso L’Kievicz papers

Guide to the Alfonso L’Kievicz papers

Collection number: HMC-1390.
Creator: L’Kievicz, Alfonso.
Title: Alfonso L’Kievicz papers.
Dates: 1902-1936.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Polish.
Collection summary: Personal papers and business records of an Alaskan miner.

Biographical note:
Alfonso (alternately Alphonse, Alphonso) or L’Kievicz (LKievicz, L Kievicz) was born in California. He married Lola in 1906 and they moved to Alaska and stayed there until 1907 when they moved to Berkeley, California. In 1912, Alfonso L’Kievicz returned to Alaska. Lola L’Kievicz filed for divorce in 1916. Alfonso L’Kievicz remained in Alaska, primarily mining in the vicinity of Democrat Creek southeast of Fairbanks. He died in 1943 and was buried in Fairbanks.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the business records and personal papers of Alfonso L’Kievicz. They include correspondence from his wife, Lola, and other family members and friends, documents regarding mining claims and equipment, banking records, court documents, and other documents related to his mining interests.

Arrangement: The collection is in the order in which it arrived at the Archives. Some materials, such as Lola L’Kievicz’s correspondence, is grouped, but no other order is discernable.

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

Rights note: Copyright status of collection materials is unknown.

Preferred citation: Alfonso L’Kievicz papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: The Archives has a subject guide to collections related to miners and mining in Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives also has a collection with materials related to Mr. L’Kievicz: Melvin and Donaldson mining papers, 1901-1930 USUAFV3-298.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2021.

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