Thelma Fetters scrapbook

Guide to the Thelma Fetters scrapbook
1942-1943

Collection number: HMC-0485.
Creator: Fetters, Thelma.
Title: Thelma Fetters scrapbook.
Dates: 1942-1943.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Clippings and photographs related to Alaska during World War II.

Biographical note:
Thelma Fetters of Leesburg, Ohio kept a scrapbook on Alaska subjects from 1942 to 1943. She likely received some of the photographs and other items from individuals from Ohio serving in the military in Anchorage.

Collection description:

The collection consists of the contents of a World War II era scrapbook of photographs and xerographic copies of clippings on Alaskan subjects kept by Thelma Fetters from 1942 to 1943. The photographs (65 black and white prints) consist of unidentified people and locations in Anchorage from downtown and Mountainview, as well as many unidentified scenic views. Photographs include those of street scenes of Fourth Avenue in Anchorage (7 prints), the South Seas bar and dance room in downtown Anchorage (7 prints: 1 exterior, 6 interior), three men in front of the Mountain View Groceries store (1 print), and a boat at a dock on Kenai Lake (1 print). Unidentified scenic prints (9 different) and photo post cards (27 different) include those of mountains, lakes, roads, animals, frosted trees, native peoples and clothing, skiing, sled dogs, hydraulic gold mining, the northern lights, and other miscellaneous subjects. The clippings consist primarily of newspaper stories clipped from the Columbus Evening Dispatch on subjects relating to the war in Alaska and Ohio servicemen serving there from 1942 to 1943. Other items from the scrapbook include small maps of the United States and Alaska, and a tooth pick and paper cocktail coaster from Richmond’s Cafe in Anchorage.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs from the collection have been digitized and can be accessed on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Thelma Fetters.”

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Thelma Fetters scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note:The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 1999.

Processing information: This collection was described, original scrapbook dismantled and newspaper clippings photocopied by Jeffrey Sinnot in 1999. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015. At that time the original clippings were removed from the collection.

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