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Joseph Hanus slides

Guide to the Joseph Hanus slides
circa 1950-1951
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1455-AHS.
Creator: Hanus, Joseph.
Brewington, W.L.
Conger, Richard.
Wilde, Everett J.
Hall, Robert A.
Title: Joseph Hanus slides.
Dates: circa 1950-1951.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are entirely in English.
Collection summary: Slides taken or collected by a road construction worker in Alaska in the 1950s.

Biographical note:
Joseph Hanus worked for the Greene Construction Company in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his wife Judith lived in Alaska from the 1940s to the 1960s working on various road construction projects. According to family members, he was the first person buried in the Tok Junction cemetery when he died in 1968.

Collection description:
This collection contains Joseph Hanus’ collection of personal and commercially produced color slides of roadhouses, lakes, and sites along Alaska’s highways from circa 1950 to 1951. Sites depicted include Eklutna Lake, Summit Lake, Valdez, Tok River, Willow Lake, Bear Creek, the Sourdough Roadhouse, Isabella Pass, Gulkana, Worthington Glacier, Tonsina Lodge, Leonard Seppala’s home, Tiekel, Liberty Falls, and the Matanuska Valley.

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.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to these materials. If you believe you are the copyright holder, please contact the Archives.

Preferred citation: Joseph Hanus slides, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For more archival collections relating to road construction, see the Archives’ guide to the Alaska Highway construction (https://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/ASChighwayconstructioncollections).

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2021 by Jeanne Trachta, Hanus’ niece.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2021.

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

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