Alexis A. Alvey papers, circa 1919-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Alvey, Alexis A
Title
Alexis A. Alvey papers
Dates
circa 1919-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.07 cubic feet (4 boxes) plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
4994
Summary
Writings, correspondence, photographs, naval ephemera, and materials relating to postal history, and to Alexis A. Alvey, and Eva Louise Alvey Richards.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

During World War II, Alexis A. Alvey was a Commissioned Executive Officer in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, later training in the first class of WRENS, an auxiliary to the British Navy. She was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1946, Alvey returned to Seattle and worked at the U.W. Libraries in the Acquisitions Division, Suzzallo Library, retiring in 1969. She died in Seattle in 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Writings; correspondence; photographs; manuscripts of others; naval ephemera; insignia; and newspaper and magazine clippings, stamps, and prints relating to the postal history of Canada, Canadian Seaway Invert, and Great Britain. Some of the papers include writings and other materials by and about her mother, Eva Louise Alvey Richards.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4994-001: Alexis A. Alvey papers, 1919-1983Return to Top

2.84 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Writings, photographs, manuscripts of others, naval ephemera, insignia.

A subgroup within these papers documents the career of Alvey's mother as a writer and artist. Included are bound typescripts, vanity press and published first editions of books by Eva Louise Alvey Richards. Also included are some of Richards' watercolors.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Estate of Alexis Alvey, 10/23/1996.

Description
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Accession No. 4994-002: Alexis Alvey papers, circa 1953-1987Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence and other items, including philatelic items collected by Alvey.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Peter Gelletly, 7/13/1998.

Accession No. 4994-003: Alexis A. Alvey papers, 1939-1990Return to Top

0.23 cubic ft. (1 box);

Scope and Content: Newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, stamps, and prints relating to the postal history of Canada, Canadian Seaway Invert, and Great Britain.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Estate of Alexis A. Alvey. Originally donated Aug 26, 1999.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4994-003
Documents relating to Canadian Postal history
1938-1979
1 4994-003
Documents relating to Canadian Postal history
1939-1988
1 4994-003
Documents relating to Canadian Seaway Invert
1959-1966
1 4994-003
Documents relating to Great Britain postal service
1980-1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Alvey, Alexis A.--Archives
  • Alvey, Alexis A.--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service
  • Geographical Names :
  • Canada--Armed Forces--Women
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Personal correspondence

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)