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Guide to the John Shipman scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-1018-AHS.
Creator: Shipman, John.
Title: John Shipman scrapbook.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964.

Biographical note:
John Shipman was an Anchorage resident at the time of the Alaska earthquake in March 1964.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Anchorage resident John Shipman relating to the Alaska earthquake of 1964. The collection contains twelve letters written to Shipman and his family from concerned friends and relatives; 35 photographs of earthquake damage around Anchorage; publications about the earthquake; and newspaper clippings relating to the military's role in earthquake cleanup.

Arrangement: All materials organized in the manner in which they were originally presented to the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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

Preferred citation: John Shipman scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other materials in the Archives relating to the Alaska earthquake of 1964, see the “1964 Alaska earthquake collections” research guide.

Acquisition note: This collection was presented to the Alaska Historical Society by Michael McDonald in 2000. It was then deposited in the Archives.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathy Hertel in 2001.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2011.

Container list:





Letters to the Shipman family from friends outside inquiring about the family's condition after the earthquake

1964 March-April

1/2 – 1/3

Photographs and contact prints of earthquake damage in the downtown and Turnagain Heights areas of Anchorage.



Publications, including Alaska Medicine (Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1964), Alaska Sportsman (June 1964), and Great Alaska Earthquake, A Pictorial Review (1964)



U.S. Army photographs of earthquake damage from an unknown publication.



Newspaper clippings