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Guide to the Lauren Townsend family photograph album
1950

Collection number: HMC-0954.
Creator: Townsend, Lauren.
Title: Lauren Townsend family photograph album.
Date: 1950.
Volume of collection: 0.05 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and captions from a family who moved to Alaska in 1950.

Biographical note:
The Townsend family moved to Valdez from Hermiston, Oregon in 1950.  They drove to Valdez via the Alaska Highway.  During their stay in Alaska they traveled to Fairbanks and to Anchorage.  Lauren Townsend worked as a freight hauler in Alaska.  In late 1950, they moved to Quincy (Washington?).

Collection description:
This photograph album consists of original prints and postcards with captions written by Mrs. Lauren Townsend.  Locations include Hermiston, Oregon, sites along the Alaska Highway, Valdez, Fairbanks, Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley.

Arrangement: The album has been retained in its original order.

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

Rights note: Copyright to the materials in this album is not held by Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: Lauren Townsend family photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Archives and Special Collections purchased this album at internet auction in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2009.