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Seward related archival collections

This topic guide contains archival collections relating to Seward at the UAA/APU Archives and Special Collections. Other institutions within Alaska, including institutions in Seward, also have relevant materials. This topic guide has been divided into fiv

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1930s collections

1964 Alaska earthquake 

1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill


African American history in Alaska

Alaska before 1900

Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood

Alaska Highway construction

Alaska Native collections

Alaska state legislators and legislation 

Alaskan leadership 

Anchorage charter commissions

Anchorage history 

Anchorage Winter Olympics bids



Archives in Alaska

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic research


Birding and bird conservation

Businesses, clubs, and organizations

Canol Pipeline 

Capital move 

Christianity in Alaska

Cold War era (1945-1992) 

Communications systems

Cooking and nutrition

Creative writing



Fairbanks, Alaska

Fine arts

Fishing, fisheries, and canneries

Fur Rendezvous

Fur trading, trapping, and farming

Gardening and botany

Geography and environmental studies

Geology related

Gold rush

Governors of Alaska

Greenspace collections

Hatcher Pass area 

Homer, Alaska

Hope and Sunrise, Alaska 

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race


Jesse Lee Home

Journalism and broadcasting 



LGBT related collections

Mapping and surveying 

Matanuska Colony 

Medicine and health 

Miners and mining collections

Natural disasters

Non-English language collections


Performing arts

Permanent Fund Dividend

Petroleum and natural gas



Senior Citizen issues and advocacy

Seward, Alaska

Skiing and mountaineering


Student newspapers, Anchorage Community College and University of Alaska Anchorage

Tourism in Alaska

United States. Air Force

United States. Coast Guard 

Women’s organizations and women’s issues

World War II in Alaska 

1964 Earthquake in Seward

This list is not comprehensive. Follow the links to collection descriptions and inventories. You can keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below. Alaska's Digital Archives also contains select photographs of the 1964 Earthquake, including some photographs digitized from the collections listed below. For additional collections relating to the 1964 Earthquake, please read our general 1964 Alaska Earthquake topic guide.

Doyle and Gloria Bushman family papers; 1952-2000. HMC-0663. Papers, audio and video recordings, and color slides of Anchorage residents documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964. The collection includes photographs depicting the damage in Seward after the Earthquake.

Genie Chance papers; 1964-1977. HMC-0084. Genie Chance was a broadcast journalist and Alaska state legislator. The collection contains material relating to the 1964 Earthquake in Seward, including first person accounts and construction afterwards.

Frank C. Fox photographs; 1946-1993. HMC-0708.  Frank C. Fox was an officer and helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air Force who was serving at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska at the time of the quake. The collection contains photographs taken in Seward after the Earthquake.

Hans and Margaret Hafemeister papers; 1943-1995. HMC-0126. In 1948, the Hafemeisters moved to Seward, where they lived until 1983. Their collection contains records concerning the 1964 Earthquake, including bulletins, correspondence, and photographs.

Kenneth J. Huseby photographs; 1964.  HMC-0427.  This collection consists of photographs of earthquake damage in Anchorage, Portage, and Seward, mostly taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and collected by Huseby.

Robert and Wilma Knox papers; 1949-2001. HMC-0461. Robert and Wilma Knox were journalists who lived in Alaska. Their collection includes records and photographs relating to the 1964 Earthquake, including their articles about the Earthquake and correspondence. The collection includes aerial photographs of damage in Seward caused the Earthquake, including the Alaska Railroad dock area and trees.

Ruth A.M. Schmidt papers; 1912-2014. HMC-0792. Ruth Schmidt was an Alaskan geologist. Her collection includes photographs taken of Seward after the earthquake.

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