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Guide to the Edwin F. Finch scrapbook
1964


Collection number: HMC-0653.
Creator: Finch, Edwin F.
Title: Edwin F. Finch scrapbook.
Dates: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.  
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English. 
Collection summary: Scrapbook contains photos and papers documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964.

Biographical note:
Edwin F. Finch was an Anchorage resident and employee of the Federal Aviation Agency at the time of the Alaska Earthquake on March 27, 1964.

Collection description:
The collection consists of Edwin F. Finch's scrapbook concerning the Alaska earthquake of 1964.  The scrapbook contains an account of Finch's personal experiences during the earthquake in Anchorage, a Federal Aviation Agency certificate of appreciation issued to Finch for service after the earthquake, 42 photographs of earthquake damage in Anchorage, a copy of the photo-illustrated 1964 annual report for the city of Anchorage, and three different pictorial reviews of the earthquake, including Quake, Great Alaska Earthquake!...A Pictorial Review, and Good Friday Nightmare: Pictorial Review – Quake and Tidal Wave – Alaska to California – 1964. The photographs primarily depict the Turnagain Heights subdivision and downtown areas of Anchorage.

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

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to this collection. 

Preferred citation: Edwin F. Finch scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased by the Archives at internet auction in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was originally processed and described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2004.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.