Alaska State Archives

Most records relating to the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake held by the Alaska State Archives have not been described. These records reside within the organizational structure of the agencies that created them. The holdings of the Alaska State Archives are organized by provenance: by the entity (office, department, agency) that created the record. Records are grouped by Agency, Record Group, and then Series. For more information about the holdings of the Alaska State Archives, you can browse our collections description page or make a Research Inquiry.

A few brief descriptions of selected records from the Alaska State Archives relating to the Good Friday quake:

Agency A8 Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development

  • Record Group RG235 Mortgage Adjustment Agency
  • Series 328 Subject files
  • Title: Anchorage, City of,  information (and maps of earthquake damage)
  • Reference Code: 328-2168-031
  • Accession No.: 1986-138
  • Box No.: AS 6193
  • Box Barcode: 44500000034543
  • Location: WA 06-07-01
  • Level of Description: Item
  • Record Type: Public
  • Dates of Creation: 1964-1968

Agency A2 Department of Administration

  • Record Group RG73 Division of Finance
  • Series 812 Subject Files
  • Title: Departmental Reports on Extraordinary Costs Due the Earthquake
  • Reference Code: 812-15281-003
  • Box No.: AS 22172
  • Level of Description: Item
  • Record Type: Public
  • Dates of Creation: 1964 May-June
  • Scope: Item includes hot process photocopies.

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