Guide to the Mildred B. Hendricks letters
Collection number: HMC-0368.
Creator: Hendricks, Mildred B.
Title: Mildred B. Hendricks letters.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letters written by a woman while living at mining camps in Walkers Fork, Fairbanks, and Coal Creek.
Mildred Hendricks came to the Yukon Territory in August 1936 to live with her husband Alvin Hendricks at Walkers Fork mining camp near Dawson. They resided there until June 1937 when they moved first to Fairbanks and then to Coal Creek, Alaska. Mildred Hendricks died in 1986.
The collection consists of twenty-one letters written by Mildred Hendricks to her relatives in Seattle, Washington while she was living in Walkers Fork, Fairbanks and Coal Creek. The letters concern her living conditions, activities people she met, her son, Alvin Hendricks, Jr. and her husband. There is also one letter from Alvin Hendricks, Jr. to relatives in Seattle, and one letter from Juanita Bradley to Mildred Hendricks.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in chronological order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Mildred B. Hendricks letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 1990 by Elizabeth Morrisett and Thelma Turbitt, cousin of Mildred Hendricks and recipient of some of the letters.
Processing information: This collection was described by Carolyn Bowers in 1991. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.