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Tom Faraday scrapbook

Guide to the Tom Faraday scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0611.
Creator: Faraday, Tom.
Title: Tom Faraday scrapbook.
Dates: 1939-1940.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs, clippings and memorabilia of a junior ambassador to Alaska.

Biographical note:
Tom Faraday was one of eight boys from Presidio Junior High School in San Francisco, California who traveled to Alaska in 1940 as Junior Ambassadors from the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939-1940. The other boys were Bob Smith, Darrell Meyers, Don Siegel, Dick Mallett, Stanley Mendelson, Don Mauser, and Mike Lando.

Collection description:
The collection contains a xerographic copy of the original twelve-page scrapbook, 60 black and white photographic prints, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. Photographs were taken at various locations in California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Locations depicted in the photographs from California, Oregon, and Washington include: Presidio Junior High School; the Catholic church at Asti; Richardson Grove; Portland; and the Washington State Capitol. Subjects in British Columbia include: the Parliament Building and Empress Hotel in Victoria; Campbell River; the pier at Sayward; Albert Bay; canneries at Bella Bella and Butedale; Prince Rupert; and Hardy Bay. Other photographs relate to Hyder, Alaska. Other subjects of the photographs include group portraits of the boys and the bus on which the boys traveled for a portion of the trip. The memorabilia include: a menu from the Union Steamships Company; a United Airlines coupon for a free flight and tour; and a special events pass to the Golden Gate International Exposition at Treasure Island, San Francisco, California.

Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged in roughly the order in which they appeared in the original scrapbook.

Alternative formats: The scrapbook was photocopied to indicate the original order of its contents.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs and memorabilia have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Tom Faraday.”

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

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

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased on eBay by the Archives in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003. The original scrapbook was dismantled and photographs enclosed in protective sleeves. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

Item List:

1 Union Steamship Catala menu 1940 July 2
2a “Richardson Grove Warden’s Office” photograph 1939
2b “Oregon Coast” photograph 1939
3a “Youths to Be Ambassadors,” Treasure Island News 1940 June 14
3b. Untitled news clipping 1940
3c “Ideal weather lures thousands to island” 1940
3d. “Today at the Fair,” San Francisco Examiner 1940
3e “Fathers’ Day” 1940
4a “Schoolboys On Good Will Tour” clipping, Victoria Daily Times 1940 June 27
4b B. R. Hubbard SJ. autograph circa 1940
4c “Boys here on courtesy call” clipping, The Daily Colonist 1940 June 27
4d United Air Lines flight and tour invitation 1940 June 25
4e Golden Gate International Expedition special event pass June 1940 June
5a.  “Front of the car” circa 1940
5b. “The trailer” circa 1940
5c “The kids” (boys sitting on the trailer)” circa 1940
5d-e “Leaving from the Fair” (boys sitting on the trailer)” circa 1940
5f. “Waving Goodbye” circa 1940
6a. “Richardson Grove” state park sign” circa 1940
6b “Ell River” circa 1940
6c “California Coast” circa 1940
6d “Rowdy Creek School” circa 1940
6f “Oregon State Line” sign” circa 1940
6e “84 fish caught at Lake Tack” circa 1940
7a “Portland, Oregon” circa 1940
7b “First Train on Western coast” circa 1940
7c “Columbia River” circa 1940
7d  “Washington State Capitol” circa 1940
7e “Triton Cove,” Washington circa 1940
7f  “The plane we flew over Seattle in,” United Airlines passenger plane circa 1940
8a “Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia” circa 1940
8b “Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia” circa 1940
8c “Boat in Victoria” circa 1940
8d  “Butchart Gardens” circa 1940
8e “Unknown Soldier” World War 1 memorial statue circa 1940
8f “A small river in British Columbia” circa 1940
8g “The Princess Elaine circa 1940
8h “Campbell River,” British Columbia circa 1940
9a “Sayward” pier circa 1940
9b “Timber” circa 1940
9c “Logging Train” circa 1940
9d “Albert Bay” circa 1940
9e “Bella Bella” Gosse Packing Corp. cannery circa 1940
9f “Butedale” Canadian Fishing Co. Office circa 1940
9g “Hyder, Alaska” pier circa 1940
10a “Hyder, Alaska” Traversy’s building circa 1940
10b “Wales Island Cannery” circa 1940
10c Unidentified building on pier circa 1940
10d “Prince Rupert” Canadian National railway station circa 1940
10e “Hardy Bay” circa 1940
10f Unidentified building on pier circa 1940
11a-b “Leaving San Francisco” crowd on sidewalk in front of Presidio Junior High School circa 1940
11c-d “Leaving San Francisco” tour bus in front of Presidio Junior High School circa 1940
11e-f “Leaving San Francisco” boys in front of tour bus circa 1940
11g “City of Selma” tour bus circa 1940
11h “Asti,” California, Catholic church circa 1940
11i “Bus’s wheel” circa 1940
12a “At Richardson’s Grove” circa 1940
12b “Mr. Miller” circa 1940
12c “Unckle Jim” circa 1940
12d “Gordon” circa 1940
12e “Ell River” circa 1940
12f “Gordon” circa 1940
12g “Our camp” circa 1940
12h “Elk” circa 1940
12i “Oregon Coast” circa 1940
12j “Oregon Coast” circa 1940


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