The collection is composed of G. Dallas Hanna's correspondence, photographs, and research papers. There is a significant amount
of materials pertraining to Hanna's work in Alaska with a some focus on the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Other focus areas include
malacology, diatoms, and Alaska fur seals. The collection contains a considerable number of photographs and glass negatives.
Dr. G Dallas Hanna was born in Carlisle, Arkansas on April 24, 1887. In 1911, he received his A.B. from the University of
Kansas in zoology, paleontology and chemistry. Soon after, he accepted a position with the United States Bureau of Fisheries
and was sent to Bristol Bay, Alaska, where he examined the aquatic biology and wildlife of the area for planning and conservation
purposes. Hanna quickly became an expert seaman and dog-sledder.
23.68 Cubic feet
11 records center cartons, 5 archives boxes, 44 clam shell boxes, 1 album, 1 flat oversize item, 6 index card boxes, 7 metal
slide trays, 1/2 box of glass negatives, 6 mounted photographs in the Manuscript Flat Files.
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.