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Guide to the Elizabeth A. Tower papers
1986-2010

Collection number: HMC-1076.
Creator: Tower, Elizabeth A.
Title: Elizabeth A. Tower papers.
Dates: 1986-2010.
Volume of collection: 9.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Research materials and writings of an Alaskan historian.

Biographical note:
Dr. Elizabeth Tower and her husband, also a physician, moved to Anchorage in 1954. After her retirement in 1986, Dr. Tower began researching and writing topics in Alaskan history, publishing several books and journal articles on a variety of topics including Cap Lathrop, Governor Egan, Alaskan skiing, and the U.S./Canadian border.

Collection description:
The collection contains Dr. Tower’s research notes, research materials, and draft manuscripts for several of her books and research projects as well as correspondence with publishers.

Arrangement: Dr. Tower generally grouped her materials by project. Some project materials may overlap such as Icebound empire, Big Mike Heney, and Ghosts of Kennecott. Some of the boxes within the collection contain materials from multiple projects.

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

Use restrictions: Research materials in the collection copied from other sources are subject to copying restrictions: researchers may need to obtain copies from the repository or individuals holding the original materials.

Rights note: Elizabeth A. Tower and heirs retain copyright to manuscripts of her published works.

Preferred citation: Elizabeth A. Tower papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Elizabeth Tower in 2010.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2010.

Container list:

Box

Project

1-2

Umbrella guide to skiing in Alaska : downhill and cross- country.

3-4

Icebound empire: industry and politics on the last frontier, 1898-1938.

4 (cont.)

Chain of life: an Alaska, Aleutian Island adventure.

5

Alaska’s first homegrown millionaire: life and times of Cap Lathrop.

6

Alaska’s homegrown governor: a biography of William A. Egan.

7

Anchorage: from its humble origins as a railroad construction camp and Over the back fence: conflicts on the United States/Canada border from Maine to Alaska.

8-9

Various books and other writing projects.