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Guide to the Fred and Lidia Selkregg papers
circa 1950-2000

Collection number: HMC-0631.
Creator:
Selkregg, Fred M.
Selkregg, Lidia L.
Title: Fred and Lidia Selkregg papers.
Dates: circa 1950-2000.
Volume of collection: 15.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.  
Collection summary: Papers of two Anchorage residents involved in civic affairs.

Biographical note:
Fred Selkregg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1921. Lidia Lippi Selkregg was born in Florence, Italy. They married in 1945 in Italy when Fred served in the Army Air Corps. Both long time civic activists, Fred served on the Alaska Human Rights Commission and the State Mental Health Board. Lidia worked as a geologist, wrote a series of regional atlases profiling Alaska communities, served as a professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage teaching planning, served on the Anchorage Assembly, and also served as Anchorage Planning Commissioner. Lidia died in 1999 and Fred died in 2002.

Collection description:
The majority of the papers come from Lidia Selkregg. These include audio visual materials, and research files. The research files relate to topics such as her civic involvement, geological matters, the 1964 Alaska earthquake, land use, and her time on the Anchorage Assembly, and her authorship of the Alaska regional profiles, as well as other subjects. Fred’s papers include materials relating to his involvement in civic affairs, the family’s move to Alaska, and Selkregg family genealogy documentation.

Arrangement: The collection is divided, roughly, between Lidia Selkregg’s and Fred Selkregg’s papers. Further arrangement has not yet been determined.

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

Access restrictions: Boxes 2-13 include FERPA-controlled materials (graded student papers). Researchers wishing to access those boxes should contact the Archives at least a week in advance of their visit.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials authored by Fred and Lidia Selkregg has been transferred to the Archives. The collection contains materials subject to copyright held by other authors.

Preferred citation: Fred and Lidia Selkregg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was transferred to the Archives in 2003 by Alicia Iden. Lief Selkregg, on behalf of the family, signed a deed of gift in 2010.

Processing information: This preliminary description to the collection was written by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.

Container list:

Box

Description

1

Audiocassette tapes, videocassette tapes, geology library card catalog, and address cards.

2-13

Lidia Selkregg’s papers.

14

Fred Selkregg’s papers.

15-16

Clippings and oversize documents