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First Congregational Church of Anchorage records

Guide to the First Congregational Church of Anchorage records

Collection number: HMC-1453.
Creator: First Congregational Church of Anchorage.
Title: First Congregational Church of Anchorage records.
Dates: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a church in Anchorage, primarily consisting of photographs of the 1964 earthquake.

Organizational history:
The First Congregational Church of Anchorage was formally established in 1960 with a founding group of five. It is a branch of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. The first minister, Reverend Gerry Churchill, arrived in 1961. The church started constructing its first building in 1965, and in 1967, the first sermon was given from the new building. The original church building burned down in 1982 but was reconstructed a year later. The church holds regular church services and Sunday Schools and supports charitable programs in Anchorage and around the world.

Collection description:
The collection consists of twelve black and white photographs of damage in Anchorage following the 1964 earthquake. They mainly depict the Turnagain neighborhood slide, damaged houses, and a large, cracked-up concrete building.

Arrangement: This 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.

Access restrictions: Duplication of materials containing personally identifiable information may be subject to copying restrictions.

Rights note: The Archives can grant permission for use of collection materials created by the First Congregational Church of Anchorage. Other materials may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: First Congregational Church of Anchorage records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

“Our history,” First Congregational Church of Anchorage website. Last accessed March 25, 2024: https://www.fccak.org/who-we-are/our-history/

Related materials: For additional materials regarding churches and Christianity in the Archives collections, see our subject guide to Christianity in Alaska collections (https://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/ASCChristianity).

Acquisition note: The collection was deposited with the Archives in 2023 by the First Congregational Church of Anchorage.

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

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