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Bowles family papers

Guide to the Bowles family papers

Collection number: HMC-1456.
Bowles, C. Weymouth.
Bowles, Marion D.
Title: Bowles family papers.
Dates: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and film from Anchorage in 1964.

Biographical note:
Weymouth and Marion Bowles moved to Anchorage in 1959.  Weymouth Bowles sold insurance and Marion was a speech and hearing therapist. Both were active in local civic organizations, including the Fur Rondezvous organization (Greater Anchorage Inc.)

Collection description:
The collection consists of 30 photographic slides and one 8 mm film. 17 of the slides and the film are related to the 1964 earthquake. The remaining slides include images of gardens, parks, and Anchorage parades.

Arrangement: The collection materials are in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: 22 of the images from the collection have been digitized and are available on the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: The film is not accessible at this time.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials created by Weymouth and Marion Bowles has been transferred to the Archives.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Marion D. Bowles obituary.” Legacy.com. April 24, 2019. Accessed April 1, 2024. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/buckscountycouriertimes/name/marion-bowles-obituary?id=8432484
“Weymouth Bowles obituary.” Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, Alaska), March 7, 2004: 22.

Related materials: For other materials related to the 1964 earthquake, see the Archives subject guide on Earthquake collections.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives in 2024 by Tyler Arnold, the Bowles’ grandson.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2024.

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