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Wilbert S. Wilson slides and audiotape

Guide to the Wilbert S. Wilson slides and audiotape
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1435-AHS.
Creator: Wilson, Wilbert S.
Title: Wilbert S. Wilson slides and audiotape.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Slides and audio recording taken after the 1964 Alaska earthquake by a resident of Spenard.

Biographical note:
Wilbert S. Wilson was born near Fargo, North Dakota and came to Alaska during his military service in World War II. He was living in the Spenard neighborhood in Anchorage when the 1964 Alaska earthquake hit and later moved to California.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 40 color slides of damage following the 1964 earthquake, as well as ¼-inch reel-to-reel audiotape that Wilson sent to his brother in Minnesota in April 1964.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

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

Access restrictions: Due to preservation concerns, the Archives is unable to provide access to the tape in its current format, and additional costs are associated with digitizing this item. Please contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

Rights note: The Alaska Historical Society owns copyright to materials created by Wilbert S. Wilson.

Preferred citation: Wilbert S. Wilson slides and audiotape, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For additional materials related to the 1964 Alaska earthquake, see our 1964 Alaska earthquake topic guide.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2023 by Wilbert Wilson’s nephew Roger Wilson. The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2023.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2023.

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