Collections

The Palmer Museum has an archive of over ten thousand photographs, sorted into dozens of collections. When a donor gifts images to the museum, those photographs are accessioned into our holdings as a collection, usually under the donor’s name or the name of the individual who created the collection. The images shown on the Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project website represent the best quality or most original parts of those collections. We are working to furnish all of our collections with finding aids, to provide a detailed look at the content of each collection beyond what is represented on the website. If you have photographs you feel would be a good addition to the archive at the Palmer Museum of History and Art, please consider adding your name to our list of collections.

Blue Collection
Bunting Collection
Clark Collection
Doster Collection
Estelle Collection
Fournelle Collection
General Collection
Hitchen Collection
Irwin Collection
Klebesadel Collection
Lawton Collection
Lazy Mountain Children's Home Collection
Miller Collection
Nichols Collection
O'Connor Collection
Odsather Collection
Plitt Collection
SCS (Soil Conservation Service) Collection
Schreiber Collection
Snodgrass Collection
Turney Collection
Werner Collection
Wimmer Collection

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