Guide to the Mrs. W. M. Dorsey diary
Collection number: HMC-0512.
Creator: Dorsey, Mrs. W. M.
Title: Mrs. W. M. Dorsey diary.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Diary of a trip to Alaska in 1954.
Mrs. W. M. Dorsey, a resident of Floydada, Texas, traveled to Anchorage, Alaska in May of 1954. Mrs. Dorsey received the vacation as a gift from her two sons, Joe and Robert Montgomery, who were teachers and Anchorage residents. Mrs. Dorsey kept a diary of her trip from May 26 through June 16, 1954.
This collection contains Mrs. W. M. Dorsey’s diary of her trip to Alaska in 1954. While in Alaska, Mrs. Dorsey visited Anchorage and Valdez, fished for salmon, and visited with her family. The diary includes eleven pages of handwritten entries, plus three newspaper clippings chronicling her adventure.
Arrangement: The entries in the diary are 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 and Special Collections does not own copyright to these materials.
Preferred citation: Mrs. W. M. Dorsey diary, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2001.
Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel in 2001.