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Beth and Ernie Wackwitz photographs; 1933-1935. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0504. Photographs of a mining family in Fairbanks.

Esther Waldheim papers; circa 1946-1947. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1303-ahs. Photographs of a tourist in Alaska.

Walston family slides; 1959-1971. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1442. Slides of a family in Anchorage and a pilot in the Aleutian Islands.

Frances and Harry Walton correspondence; 1923-1952. 0.6 cubic feet. hmc-0342. Letters to and from a couple who moved to Alaska in 1936 and spent time in the Matanuska-Susitna valley and in Livengood.

Jim Wanamaker papers; 1969-2009. 1.15 cubic feet. hmc-1108. Papers related primarily to transportation and trail issues in Anchorage.

Jesse and John Warner slides; 1974. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0984. Slides from group tour of Western Canada and Alaska.

Uvelta C. Weaver photographs; 1942-1943. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0873. Photographs taken by a soldier stationed at Fort Raymond in Seward, Alaska during World War II.

Julia Willma Weber papers; circa 1890-1910. .25 cu. ft. hmc-0344. Klondike era photograph album and diary.

Millie Wedel-Cowgill papers; 1950-2009. 25.5 cubic feet. hmc-1062. The papers of an Anchorage secondary high school teacher, Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska Anchorage faculty member, and production company business owner.

Eleanor Louise Wedge papers; 1940-1941. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1233. Primarily photographs taken by the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Albert Weir photographs; circa 1942-1945. 0.01 cubic feet. Photographs of a man who worked on the ALCAN.

Dixie West photograph album; undated, 1942-1945. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0127. Photograph album of a nurse who worked at the Bishop Rowe Hospital in Ketchikan.

Western Alaska Trading Company stock purchaser list; 1925-1928. 0.1 cubic feet. hmc-1378. A list of stockholders for an Anchorage-based shipping company.

Robert Wethern papers; undated, 1973-1994. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0433. Papers about Alaskan sportsman and bush pilot, Grenold Collins, and on waterfowl conservation.

Gertrude Wetzel photographs; 1945-1955. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1365-ahs. Photographs taken by a public health nurse in Alaska.

Wanda A. Wheeler slides; 1964. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1189. Images of 1964 earthquake damage.

Barrie M. White, Jr. papers; 1953-1956. 1.25 cubic feet. hmc-0598. Statehood-related papers of a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention and president of Operation Statehood.

Daphne Milbank White papers; 1947-1956. 0.3 cubic feet. hmc-1377. Materials related to the Alaska Constitutional Convention.

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway photograph album; 1898-1901. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-1355-ahs. Commercial photographs related to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.

Fred Whitehead papers; 1948-2015. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1191. Letters written by a longtime Alaska resident and gold prospector.

Harris M. Whiting papers; 1936-1965. 1.2 cubic feet. hmc-0506. Papers and photographs of a managing engineer for construction of military facilities in Alaska.

Frank H. Whitney scrapbook; undated, 1925. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0894. Scrapbook of an operator of Jewel Mine in Crow Creek Pass.

James H. Whitney, Sr. slides; 1963-1964. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1421. Slides of a soldier who was stationed in Alaska during the 1964 earthquake.

Robert Wickman papers; circa 1944-1945. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0498. Photographs and papers of a B-24 pilot in the 404th Bombardment Group, 11th Air Force, who served in the Aleutians.

C. Wilbert Alaska Highway construction photographs; circa 1943-1945. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0494. Photographs and postcards of the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Wildflower Garden Club records; 1973-2010. 3.8 cubic feet. hmc-1078. Scrapbooks and yearbooks of the Anchorage Wildflower Garden Club.

John H. Wilkins letter; 1943 May. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0931. Letter written by WWII soldier stationed in Nome, Alaska.

Thomas William papers; 1972-1994. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-0129. Literary papers of an Alaskan author and poet.

Elmer Williams photograph album; 1939-1956. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0569. Family photographs of locomotive engineer with the Alaska Railroad.

Crystal and Ray Williams photograph album; 1947. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0549. Photograph album of a Fairbanks couple involved in construction of 26-Mile airbase (Eielson Air Force Base).

Charles Sawyer Wilson papers; 1931-1985. 3.0 cubic feet. hmc-0416. Papers of an Alaskan entomologist.

George W. Wilson papers; 1944. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-0978. Photographs and a certificate from a WWII serviceman stationed in the Aleutians.

H.C. Wilson letter; 1891. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0979. Letter written by a schoolteacher in Klawock, AK.

Mildred Stratton Wilson papers; 1925-1987. 3.5 cubic feet. hmc-0417. Copepoda research materials of the first Alaskan to receive an National Science Foundation grant.

Thomas Wilson papers; 1940-1994. 4.0 cubic feet. hmc-1226. Professional papers and maps of a petroleum geologist.

Wilbert S. Wilson slides and audiotape; 1964. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1435-ahs. Slides and an audio recording taken after the 1964 Alaska earthquake by a resident of Spenard.

Fred Winters diary transcripts and translations; circa 1963-1974. 0.4 cubic feet. hmc-1111. Transcripts and translations of the diaries of a trapper dating from 1922-1938.

Alfred L. Winterton photographs; 1939, 1941. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0716. Photographs of a U.S. Army Air Corps photographer.

Susan Winton photographs; 1989-2000. 3.75 cubic feet. hmc-1176. Photographs taken by an Alaska resident and professional photographer.

Wiseman Trading Company records; 1925-1999, bulk 1940-1945. 10.3 cubic feet. hmc-0434. Business records of a general store on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River.

Eric Wohlforth papers; 1964-2014. 1.7 cubic feet. hmc-1201. Research files for an article on the 1964 Alaska earthquake and materials pertaining to the financing of the Alaska pipeline.

Women’s March documents; 2017, 2018. 21.0 cubic feet and 123 MB. hmc-1250. Photographs, signs, and video from marches in Anchorage and Palmer.

Fannie and John Woodiel photographs; 1955-1966. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1320. Alaskan photographs from teachers.

Betzi and Lyman Woodman papers; 1898-1999. 15.8 cubic feet. hmc-0353. Papers of two Alaskan journalists and free-lance writers.

Chuck Woodward photographs; 1972-1980. 0.2 cubic feet and 118 mb. hmc-1371-ahs. Photographs from a pilot who traveled to Alaska.

William B. Workman papers; 1965-2005. 7.5 cubic feet. hmc-1302. Alaskan archeological research and writing.

World War II letter from Bill; 1944 October 12. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-0814. U. S. Army soldier’s letter to family with location codes for future letters from Alaska.

Alice Wran papers; 1909-1963. 0.80 cubic feet. hmc-0617. Photograph albums and scrapbook of a Women’s Army Corps member who lived near the Kobuk River.

Esther Wunnicke papers; 1955-2013. 2.25 cubic feet. hmc-1170. Papers of a women heavily involved in Alaska Native land rights, women’s rights, and Alaska oil and gas development and policies.

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