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Memorabilia of Dr. Ralph B. Williams, circa 1940s-1970s

Identifier: MS 213

Scope and Contents

The collection includes ornithology research, field notes, bird lists, correspondence, photographs, and a stamp collection containing Alaskan first issues and cancelled postmarks.


  • circa 1940s - 1970s

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.

Biographical Note

Dr. Ralph B. Williams was born in Salt Lake City Utah August 19, 1910 to Freeman Royal Williams and Laura Brown/Bullock. He married Ione Fallentine August 16, 1933. They had two daughters: Constance (Johnson) and Katherine.

Dr. Williams arrived in Juneau, Alaska on July 10, 1944 to take a position with the Territory as Director of Public Health Laboratories. He held this position until he retired in the late 1960s. By avocation he was a noted ornithologist, avid stamp and coin collector and photographer. He died October 5, 2001.

From: Connie Johnson notes, May 2005


4 boxes

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The collection was donated by Constance Williams Johnson, daughter of Ralph Williams, via Robert Weber. Accession #2005-33.

Processing Information

The collection material was placed in archival boxes and described at the folder level.

Finding Aid for Memorabilia of Dr. Ralph B. Williams, circa 1940s-1970s
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Processed by: Gladi Kulp / Laura Wood, 2005 ; Completed by: Jacki Swearingen, Dec. 2012 ; ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Jacki Swearingen
2019 November
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

PO Box 110571
Juneau AK 99811-0571 US
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