Archiving AK episode 3: tourism in Alaska

In the third episode of Archiving AK, archivists Gwen, Veronica, and Arlene discuss some of the tourism-related collections available here at the Archives. We look at how Alaska tourism has changed, what has remained the same, and how it is represented through the lens of the archival materials that have come to us.

Below, you can find explanations and links with further information regarding collections and people mentioned during the episode. They are arranged in the order in which they were mentioned in the podcast. We also have a topic guide of our collections which relate to tourism in Alaska.

Martin Itjen (left) and his street car, Skagway. Mannequin of Soapy Smith is on the right. From: Eby, Shelland, and Stark tourist papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage

Purgatory, AK and St. Nicholas. From: Eby, Shelland, and Stark tourist papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

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I'm head of Archives & Special Collections at the Consortium Library. I've been with A&SC since 2002, first as reference archivist, now as head of the department.

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