Valdez Museum & Historical Archive

As one of the towns hardest hit by the Good Friday Earthquake – necessitating the wholesale rebuilding of the town approximately four miles from its original townsite – the Museum’s archive is home to thousands of photographs and documents related to the 1964 earthquake and its aftermath. Among the highlights of the Good Friday Earthquake collection are examples of newspaper clippings, from around Alaska and the Lower 48, oral histories told by earthquake survivors, extensive photo documentation of earthquake damage, government reports, and acquired in 2012, the personal archive of Paul Finfer, the city planner who helped plan the layout of the new town.

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