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VIRGINIA TERRILL. Papers; 1940-1987, 1991-1992. 1.7 cu. ft.

Virginia Terrill was born on December 12, 1906, in Meta Missouri. She lived in Texas and California prior to moving to Alaska in the years before World War II. She worked for the Public Health Service and the Alaska Native Medical Service as a medical transcriptionist before retiring in 1981. Virginia Terrill was active in local community groups including the Libertarian Party, and served as secretary of the Anchorage Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

This collection contains the personal papers and photographs of Virginia Terrill. Included are correspondence; insurance and employment files; ASPCA correspondence and articles; Libertarian Party clippings; publications; and personal photographs.

The collection was presented to the archives in 1995 by Steven Levi, who received it from an acquaintance.

HMC-0432
KRH (12/1998)

Box and Folder list:

BOX 1

Series 1. Personal Correspondence; n.d., 1952-1982.
1. Correspondence; n.d., 1952-1959.
2. Correspondence; 1960-1969.
3. Correspondence; 1970-1979.
4. Correspondence; 1980-1982.
5. Messages on audio tape (3 tapes); n.d.

Series 2. Insurance files; 1977-1981, 1991.
1. Unemployment Insurance, correspondence, claim forms; 1977-1981.
2. Medical Insurance, claim forms; 1991.

Series 3. Employment files and application forms; 1944, 1948-1949, 1955-1957, 1965, 1967, 1971-1982, 1989.
1. Applications; 1944, 1948-1949, 1955-1956, 1965, 1967, 1975-1976.
2. Medical transcription notes and manuals; 1956-1957.
3. Alaska Native Medical Center, correspondence, newsletters; 1971-1981.
4. Public Health Service Employees Association, correspondence, notices, meeting minutes; 1979-1980.
5. Pay stubs; 1979.
6. Honors and awards; 1974, 1981.
7. Longevity Bonus; 1982, 1989.
8. Department of Health and Human Services, 40 Years of Service Award; n.d.

Series 4. SPCA files; n.d., 1970-1978, 1980-1987.
1. Correspondence; n.d., 1970-1972.
2. Correspondence; 1973.
3. Correspondence; 1974-1978.
4. Correspondence; 1980-1987.
5. Alaska SPCA, Kindness Award; 1973.

Series 5. Libertarian Party clippings file; 1982.
1. Political mailings; 1982.
2. Clippings; May 1982.
3. Clippings; June 1982.
4. Clippings; July 1982.
5. Clippings; August; 1982.
6. Clippings; September 1982.

Series 6. Miscellaneous files; n.d., 1964, 1981, 1989-1990.
1. Samples of Utility bills, reports, electric and phone; 1989-1990.
2. Real estate evaluation; 1964, 1981.
3. Sketches; n.d.

Series 7. Publications; 1947, 1960, 1981.
1.
New Ritual for the Order of the Eastern Star, 1940, signed "Mary P. Smith, W.M., 1947" and "H.Hitmoninghouse, W.P., 1947"; 1947.
2. Baar, James, and William E. Howard, Polaris!, New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960, signed by ARed@ Raborn, director` of the Polaris Project; 1960.
3. Herriot, James, The Lord God Made Them All, New York, St. Martins Press, 1981, signed and presented to Ms. Terrill by group of school children; 1981.

Series 8. Photographs; n.d., 1940-1987.

ALBUM 1

1. Photos of Virginia Terrill as a young girl, family and friends, unidentified; n.d., 1941, 1948, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1962. 35 photos.
2. Photos of mother and hometown in Texas, unidentified; n.d., 1945-1946, 1953, 1956, 1971. 63 photos.
3. World War II, Alaska, Hawaii, friends, unidentified; 1943-1946, 1952-1959. 73 photos.
4. Relatives and friends, birthday parties, unidentified; n.d., 1950-1982. 49 photos.

ALBUM 2

5. Virginia Terrill's dogs, scenery; n.d., 1961-1962, 1967, 1973. 50 photos, 16 slides.
6. Crow Creek Mine, Seward Hospital, Alaska; n.d., 1949. 26 photos.
7. Boy's School or orphanage, unidentified; 1952. 9 photos.