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Nerland family papers

Guide to the Nerland family papers
1898-1977

Collection number: HMC-1427.
Creator: Nerland family.
Title: Nerland family papers.
Dates: 1898-1977.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Materials collected about Alaska and the Nerland family.

Biographical note:
Andrew Nerland moved to Dawson in 1898 and opened up a paint and furniture store. The family moved to Fairbanks in 1903.

Collection description:
The collection includes postal covers and accompanying correspondence from 1940, some Anderson Brothers and Nerland company cashed checks from 1918, and the transcript of a speech delivered by Tom Hering in 1977 to the Pioneers of Alaska at the Pedro Monument. The collection also includes photographs and postcards, many with descriptions provided. It also includes a commemorative bone needle and leather thimble made by Akut Kutimaktoat (Mothers’ Club) of Buckland, Alaska.

Arrangement: The materials are grouped by type of document or item.

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

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials has not been transferred to the Archives. Some of the materials may be in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Nerland family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Rick Nerland in 2020.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2023.

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