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Guide to the Edmund Patterson Douglas photographs
1937-1938

Collection number: HMC-1146.
Creator: Douglas, Edmund Patterson.
Title: Edmund Patterson Douglas photographs.
Dates: 1937-1938.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of Alaska taken by a Levanevsky search expedition member.

Biographical note:
Edmund Douglas was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1911. In the mid-1930s, he lived in Washington, DC, working for the Government Accounting Office. In 1938 he moved to Santa Barbara, California and married Millicent Barnes Comfort. In 1940, he opened one of the first stores in southern California to sell home television sets, and he later invested in real estate. He died in 1960 in Costa Mesa, California. In 1937, Russian aviator Sigizmund Levanevsky was on an over-the-pole flight from Moscow to the United States when his plane disappeared. Edmund Douglas joined the search party which also included Jimmie Mattern. [Biographical information provided by Katherine Arai-Hanes.]

Collection description:
The collection contains approximately 290 photographs taken by Edmund Douglas on the Levanevsky search expedition of 1937-1938. Locations photographed include Juneau, Valdez, the Richardson Highway, and Fairbanks.

Arrangement: The photographs were maintained in the groups and order in which they arrived at the Archives. They are grouped roughly by geographic area.

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

Rights note: Copyright to the collection has been transferred to the Archives.

Preferred citation: Edmund Patterson Douglas photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: Edmund Patterson gave the prints in this collection to the family of Katherine Arai-Hanes.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Judi Douglas Fuhrmann, daughter of Edmund Douglas, and Katherine Arai-Hanes in 2013.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.