Guide to the Evan Lester Sitter film
Collection number: HMC-0224.
Creator: Sitter, Evan Lester.
Title: Evan Lester Sitter film.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Videotape copy of a color film from a tourist in Alaska.
Evan Sitter was a retired rancher from McLean County, Texas who visited Alaska in 1948 with his wife, Leona, and Charles E. and Maude Coke.
This collection consists of a VHS videocassette copy of a color 16mm film made by Sitter while on the trip to Alaska in 1948. The trip included stops at Glacier National Park, the Canadian Border Customs Building, Dawson, the Peace River Bridge, Fort Nelson, Lake Louise, Laird Lodge, the Alaska/Yukon Border, Fairbanks, Nome, Kotzebue, Copper Center, Thompson Pass, Valdez, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Seattle. Included are pictures of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, buffalo, bears, a fish wheel, ships, and planes.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Sitter family retains copyright to the film. The Archives can grant permission for use.
Preferred citation: Evan Lester Sitter film, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: Lester D. Sitter, Evan Lester Sitter’s son, loaned the film to the Archives in 1987 for copying.
Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1993. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2018.
Location of originals: Mr. Sitter retained the original film.