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Charles R. Wackwitz journal

Guide to the Charles R. Wackwitz journal

Collection number: HMC-1449.
Creator: Wackwitz, Charles Roderick.
Title: Charles R. Wackwitz journal.
Dates: 1919-1938.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are largely in English. Select words may be in German.
Collection summary: Compositional journal of a miner at the Wyoming Mine near Fairbanks.

Biographical note:
Charles Roderick Wackwitz was born in 1888 in Missouri to German immigrants. He mined gold at the Wyoming Mine near Cleary. He died in Fairbanks in 1971.

Collection description:
This collection contains a compositional journal written by a miner near Fairbanks from 1919 to 1938. The cover of the journal reads, “Charles R. Wackwitz, Wyoming Mine, Alaska.” Stories inside involve bears, stars, and ski trails. There are also a small amount of what appear to be factual diary entries and an electricity bill for the Wyoming Mining Co. from the Northern Commercial Company.

Arrangement: The collection is in the original order in which it arrived at the Archives.

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

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Charles R. Wackwitz journal, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

Charles Roderick Wackwitz (1888-1971) – Find a Grave Memorial,” Find a Grave website. Last accessed February 29, 2024.

Related materials: The Archives also holds the photograph collection of Charles’ sister-in-law and brother, Beth and Ernie Wackwitz (HMC-0504).

Acquisition note: This collection was gifted to the Archives in 2012 by Del Thorngren.

Processing information: This collection was described by Becky Butler in 2024.

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