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Guide to the Doyle and Gloria Bushman papers
1953-2000

Collection number: HMC-0663.
Creator:
Bushman, Doyle.
Bushman, Gloria.
Title: Doyle and Gloria Bushman papers.
Dates: 1953-2000.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.  
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English. 
Collection summary: Papers, audio and video recordings, and color slides of Anchorage residents documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964 and other family activities.

Biographical note:
Doyle and Gloria Bushman first moved to Alaska in 1949. They moved to Anchorage in 1952. While in Alaska, Doyle Bushman was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Bushmans were Anchorage residents at the time of the Alaska Earthquake in 1964.

Collection description:
This collection consists of material collected by Doyle and Gloria Bushman that relates to the Alaska earthquake of 1964 as well as the family slides from 1953 to 1984.  The collection contains 2 five-inch, reel-to-reel audiotapes and two compact discs containing personal recordings of radio broadcasts by Anchorage stations KFQD-AM and KENI-AM during the evening of the earthquake, 1964 March 27; a VHS videocassette recording of a news feature interview with the Bushmans on earthquake preparedness by Seattle television station KOMO in 2000; a letter written by Doyle Bushman to family members in April 1964 describing the family's experiences during and after the earthquake; color 35mm slides including some depicting earthquake damage in Anchorage, on the Seward Highway, and in Seward; and a 1964 U. S. Geological Survey preliminary evaluation report on the earthquake written by Arthur Grantz, George Flafker and Reuben Kachadoorian.

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 owns copyright to the letter and slides in the collection but does not own copyright to the audio and video recordings. 

Preferred citation: Doyle and Gloria Bushman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The materials in the collection were donated to the Archives by Claudia Ellsworth and Mary Manning, daughters to Doyle and Gloria Bushman, in 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2011.

Processing information: This collection was originally processed and described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2005.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010 and by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.

Container list:

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Reel to reel audiotapes and compact disc copies

1964

1/2

Videotape of KOMO-TV interview

2000

1/3

Family letter

1964

1/4

Family slides

1953-1954

1/5

Family slides

1957

1/6

Family slides

1957-1958

1/7

Family slides

1958-1960

1/8

Family slides

1961-1963

1/9

Family slides

1963-1965

1/10

Family slides (earthquake)

1964

1/11

Family slides

1967-1968

1/12

Family slides

1968-1969

1/13

Family slides

1969, 1971-1972

1/14

Family slides

1979

1/15

Family slides

1979-1981

1/16

Family slides

1981-1984

1/17

U.S.G.S. circular

1964