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Guide to the Lynn McConnell photographs and papers
1977-1978

Collection number: HMC-1049.
Creator: McConnell, Lynn.
Title: Lynn McConnell photographs and papers.
Dates: 1977-1978.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and a few documents from an Anchorage showgirl.

Biographical note:
Lynn McConnell came to Alaska in 1977 under contract to the Jess Mack Agency (Las Vegas, Nevada) to work as a showgirl at the Kit Kat Club in south Anchorage.  She also worked at Embers on 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage.

Collection description:
The collection contains photographs, postcards, clippings, and Lynn McConnell’s original contract.  Club materials include staging test shots, act rehearsal photographs, behind-the-scenes candid photographs, and clippings of club advertisements.  Other photographs include Anchorage-area scenery and buildings, leisure hours activities including visits to Alyeska ski resort and the Bird House bar in Indian, a drag race, and another showgirl’s wedding.  Photographs also include images sent to Lynn McConnell from her showgirl friends after they had left Alaska.

Arrangement: Materials were grouped by Lynn McConnell by topic and include description and commentary on the documents and photographs.

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

Access restrictions: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to collection materials created by Lynn McConnell.

Rights note: Copyright to some materials in the collection is not held by Archives and use restrictions may apply.

Preferred citation: Lynn McConnell photographs and papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Lynn McConnell in 2009.

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