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Guide to the Jennie M. Cornell memorabilia
1894-1985

Collection number: EPH-0104.
Creator: Cornell, Jennie M., 1908-1991.
Title: Jennie M. Cornell memorabilia.
Dates: 1894-1985.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Coins, stamps, postcards, and other items relating to events in Alaska history from an Idaho collector.

Biographical note:
Jennie M. Cornell (1908-1991) was from Middleton, Idaho. She collected commemorative items from world fairs and expositions.

Collection description:
The collection consists of Jennie M. Cornell's collection of Alaska memorabilia from the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, held in Seattle, Washington in1909, and other events in Alaska history.  Items from the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition include postcards, postage stamps, a coin, and a pin.  Items relating to the Alaska gold rush and post-gold rush development include maps, clippings, articles, and advertisements.  Items from the Alaska Purchase Centennial of 1967 include postage stamps, promotional flier, commemorative coin, and post cards.  The collection also includes items concerning the issuance of the amateur radio operators postage stamp in Anchorage in 1964, including a stamps, fliers, and an article; commemorative coins from Alaska's birthday year in 1959 and the 1962 Alaska Boosters Association; postcards of Alaska Natives, Fairbanks, and Juneau; 1937 Alaska postage stamps; a handkerchief embroidered with a map of Alaska; and a packet of Alaskan wildflower seeds from the Baldwin Seed Co. of Alaska.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives may not hold copyright to the published materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Jennie M. Cornell memorabilia, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was bought by the Archives at internet auction in 2004.

Processing information: This collection was originally described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2005 as HMC-0729.  The guide was revised, the collection number changed, and the collection moved to the Ephemera collection by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.