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R. Greg Dixon photographs

Guide to the R. Greg Dixon photographs

Collection number: HMC-1461.
Creator: Dixon, R. Greg.
Title: R. Greg Dixon photographs.
Dates: 1948-1978.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are entirely in English.
Collection summary: Family and work photographs of an archaeologist who grew up in Anchorage.

Biographical note:
Roland “Greg” Dixon was born in 1948 in Kansas to Paul and Hallie Dixon. He moved to Anchorage in 1950 with his parents and ten siblings. They lived in a house off 11th Avenue and E Street, right by the Delaney Park Strip. After graduating from West Anchorage High School in 1966, Dixon served in the Air National Guard at Kulis Air Base until 1967. He then attended Alaska Methodist University, where he majored in archaeology and found great success on the hockey team. In the course of his studies, Dixon worked on archaeological sites throughout Alaska, including Tangle Lakes and Igiugig. He went on to join the State of Alaska’s Office of History and Archaeology after graduation to survey heritage sites along the proposed route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline. He was married from 1975-circa 1979 to Linda Wycheck. He graduated with his Master of Science in archaeology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1994. Dixon retired from the National Park Service in 2015. He passed away in Anchorage in 2022.

Collection description:
This collection contains family photographs and negatives of the Dixon family as well as photographs of archaeological sites and artifacts taken by Dixon during his studies at AMU from 1971-1973. The family photographs include images of the Dixon siblings (including Duan), Greg’s father Paul, the family’s home at 429 E. 11th Avenue, baseball games, a backyard band performance, and dogs. There is also a negative from Greg and Linda’s wedding day and pictures of their home and dogs at an unknown location. The archaeological photographs depict sites and artifacts from Tangle Lakes and Igiugig.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged topically: family photographs and archaeological photographs.

Digitized copies: Select images in this collection have been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The creator’s family retains copyright to this collection. The Archives may authorize use.

Preferred citation: R. Greg Dixon photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Obituary for Roland Gregory Dixon.” Anchorage Daily News, August 21, 2022. Accessed March 20, 2024. https://obituaries.adn.com/adportal/listingView.html?id=5008

Acquisition note: This collection was found in the Archives’ mailbox in the Consortium Library in 2017. It may have been dropped off by a member of the Dixon family or separated from materials returned to the state archaeologist. A deed of gift was signed in 2024 by Dixon’s brother Jed Dixon.

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

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