Guide to the William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides

Guide to the William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides
1966

Collection number: HMC-0655.
Creator: Gilcrease, William Asberry “Berry.”
Title: William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides.
Date: 1966.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary:Photographic images of various locations in Alaska and western Canada.

Biographical note:

William Asberry Gilcrease served as a medic during World War I. He was an accomplished world traveler and big game hunter. Gilcrease took photographs and motion picture film of his trips, and put together travel presentations for local clubs and schools. He visited Alaska and Western Canada in the summer of 1966.

Collection description:

The collection consists of the personal travel photographic slides of William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease from the summer of 1966. The collection contains 254 color 35mm photographic slides from two separate slide trays, and accompanying lists. Some slides on the list were not acquired by the Archives. Towns depicted include: Sitka, Skagway, Fairbanks, College, Circle City, Nome, Kotzebue, Barrow, Kenai, Seward, Dawson Creek, Dawson, and Whitehorse. Highways depicted include the Alaska, Glenn, Richardson, Steese, Klondike, Seward, Sterling, and Denali. Special tours included trips on the riverboat Discovery from Fairbanks, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway from Skagway to Whitehorse.

Arrangement: Slides are grouped by location. Each folder represents one slide tray.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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

Preferred citation: William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was bought at internet auction by the Archives in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2004. The finding aid was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2013. Captions were transcribed from lists accompanying the slides.

Container list:

Box/

Folder

Item Description Date
1/1 British Columbia
1/1 1-9 Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia 1966
1/1 11-14 Totem poles, Sitka 1966
1/1 15-16 Sitka Pioneers Home 1966
1/1 17-21 Buildings on Main Street, Skagway 1966
1/1 22 Milepost 0, Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, British Columbia 1966
1/1 Alaska Highway 1966
1/1 23 Berry Gilcrease fishing in stream 1966
1/1 24 Roadside lake 1966
1/1 25 Lodgepole pine along highway 1966
1/1 36-28 Frozen lake 1966
1/1 29-32 Mountain range in distance beyond lake 1966
1/1 33 Highway and mountain scene 1966
1/1 35 Bill Gilcrease viewing glacier 1966
1/1 36 Roadside outhouses in deep snow 1966
1/1 37-38 Glacier field scenes 1966
1/1 39 Mountain scene 1966
1/1 Fairbanks 1966
1/1 40 Milepost 1523 of Alaska Highway at Cushman Street in Fairbanks 1966
1/1 41 Sternwheeler Nenana and pickup 1966
1/1 42 Arctic Primroses 1966
1/1 43 Sternwheeler on Tanana River 1966
1/1 44-45 Santa Claus House Santa sign and store, North Pole 1966
1/1 48 Gene and dredge buckets 1966
1/1 49-50 Native woman making baskets for sale 1966
1/1 51 Sternwheeler Discovery at mooring 1966
1/1 52 Chena Ice Classic pole at Native village 1966
1/1 53 Native men at boat making frames 1966
1/1 54 Fish wheel in river 1966
1/1 Touring on sternwheeler Discovery 1966
1/1 55 Men in UCLA Bruins baseball team jackets 1966
1/1 56 Tourists on deck 1966
1/1 58 Flags on boat 1966
1/1 59-60 River views 1966
1/1 61-62 Tourists on deck 1966
1/1 63 Boat moored on Tanana River bank 1966
1/1 64-65 Wickersham Hall at University of Alaska at College 1966
1/1 66 Lawn and buildings at university 1966
1/1 67 Three cars of Japanese tourists parked at Visitors Center in Fairbanks 1966
1/1 Steese Highway to Circle City 1966
1/1 68-71 Melting ice 1966
1/1 72 Tundra wildflowers 1966
1/1 73-76 Melting ice next to highway 1966
1/1 77 Yukon River at Circle City 1966
1/1 78 View toward church in Circle City at Yukon River bank 1966
1/1 79 Yukon Trading Post at Circle City 1966
1/1 80 Pickup stuck in mud 1966
1/1 82 Tundra wildflowers 1966
1/1 83 Malemute Saloon at Ester 1966
1/1 84 Matanuska Glacier from Glenn Highway 1966
1/1 Nome 1966
1/1 85 Flying to Nome: Aerial view of river 1966
1/1 86 Dog kennel (oil barrels) 1966
1/1 87-88 Native sales yard 1966
1/1 89-91 Native children 1966
1/1 92 Nome Nugget newspaper building 1966
1/1 93 The Glue Pot Soda Fountain 1966
1/1 95 Street scene: A. Polet store 1966
1/1 96-97 Tourist goldpanning 1966
1/1 99-100 Street scenes 1966
1/1 101-102 Native children 1966
1/1 Kotzebue 1966
1/1 103 Midnight scene 1966
1/1 104 Dandelions 1966
1/1 105-106 Natives bring in beluga whale 1966
1/1 107 Front Street scene 1966
1/1 108 Kobuk and Noatak Rivers 1966
1/1 109 Midnight scene 1966
1/1 110-112 Native dancers and drummers 1966
1/1 113 Native crafts on sale 1966
1/1 114 Midnight scene 1966
1/1 116 Gene on beach 1966
1/1 117 Fallen down barabara 1966
1/1 118-120 Aerial views from plane 1966
1/1 Barrow 1966
1/1 121 Wien Alaska Airlines Bus 1966
1/1 122-123 Barrow Post Office 1966
1/1 124 Natural gas line raised off of ground 1966
1/1 126 Utkeagvik Presbyterian Church 1966
1/1 127 Top of the World Hotel 1966
1/1 128 Emergency tracked vehicle and bulldozer 1966
1/1 129 Dirt street and flatbed trailers 1966
1/2 Ferry 1966
1/2 1-4 Gene on the deck of the Queen Prince Rupert Victoria Ferry 1966
1/2 6-8 Inside Passage views from ferry 1966
1/2 Sitka 1966
1/2 10 Distant view of ferry at Sitka Pier from shore 1966
1/2 11-12 Sitka totem poles 1966
1/2 13 Sitka Pioneers Home 1966
1/2 14 Boarding ferry at Sitka 1966
1/2 Skagway 1966
1/2 15 Ferry landed at Skagway 1966
1/2 16 Skagway Harbor 1966
1/2 17 Street scene with Golden North Hotel 1966
1/2 18-19 Waterfall and stream along Klondike Highway 1966
1/2 White Pass and Yukon Route Railway 1966
1/2 20-24 Views from train 1966
1/2 25 Trail of ’98 marker 1966
1/2 26-27 Views from train 1966
1/2 28-29 Lake views 1966
1/2 30-31.5 Ice-covered lake 1966
1/2 32-34 Railroad cleared of snow and ice 1966
1/2 35-37 Views near top of pass 1966
1/2 38 Timber 1966
1/2 Highways 1966
1/2 39 Highway and snow fields 1966
1/2 40 Lake in moose area 1966
1/2 41 Pickup on highway 1966
1/2 42 Lake and mountain range from highway 1966
1/2 43 Highway view 1966
1/2 45 Gene on highway looking toward ice field 1966
1/2 46 Roadside outhouses deep in snow 1966
1/2 47-48 Pickup and sign at summit of Thompson Pass 1966
1/2 49 Highway and snow near summit of Thompson Pass 1966
1/2 50-51 Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon 1966
1/2 52 Horsetail Falls in Keystone Canyon 1966
1/2 53 Both waterfalls and road through Keystone Canyon 1966
1/2 54 Flooded oil storage and damage from earthquak in Seward 1966
1/2 55 Pier location before earthquake 1966
1/2 56 Earthquake damaged area near town 1966
1/2 57-58 Mountains along Seward Highway 1966
1/2 59 Russian Orthodox Church at Kenai 1966
1/2 60-63 Matanuska Glacier and river valley 1966
1/2 64-65 Mt. Sanford and Wrangell Mountains from Glenn Highway 1966
1/2 66 Flooded picnic area along Denali Highway 1966
1/2 67 View of mountains from Denali Highway 1966
1/2 68 Pickup camper on Denali Highway 1966
1/2 69 Mountain range before a storm 1966
1/2 70 Windblown snow area 1966
1/2 71 Caribou in McKinley Park 1966
1/2 72 Bull moose in McKinley Park 1966
1/2 73 Bird’s nest in McKinley Park 1966
1/2 74 New section of the Denali Highway 1966
1/2 75 View of mountains from Denali Highway 1966
1/2 76 Gene viewing mountains 1966
1/2 77 Old flume for hydraulic mining operation 1966
1/2 78 Pickup and ice along Steese Highway 1966
1/2 79 Ice along creek near Steese Highway 1966
1/2 80 Welcome sign at Circle City 1966
1/2 81 Yukon Trading Post at Circle City 1966
1/2 82 Malemute Saloon at Ester 1966
1/2 83 Native man and woman on bench outside store 1966
1/2 Kotzebue 1966
1/2 84-87 Blanket toss at Kotzebue 1966
1/2 88-94 The King Island Eskimo Dancers performing 1966
1/2 95 Gene and Kotzebue National Forest tree 1966
1/2 96 Distant Early Warning (DEW) line station 1966
1/2 97 View toward town 1966
1/2 98 Road to DEW line station 1966
1/2 99 Ice on Kotzebue Sound 1966
1/2 Point Barrow 1966
1/2 100-104.5 Native entertainers at Point Barrow 1966
1/2 105-106 Man carving walrus ivory 1966
1/2 107-109 Midnight sun from beach 1966
1/2 110 Sea and ice from Point Barrow 1966
1/2 111 View of the town of Barrow 1966
1/2 112 Gene on dog team ride 1966
1/2 113-114 Blanket toss 1966
1/2 115 People preparing for blanket toss 1966
1/2 116 Native celebration 1966
1/2 117 Sea ice from shore 1966
1/2 118 Gene and airplane 1966
1/2 119 Midnight sun from airplane 1966
1/2 Yukon Territory 1966
1/2 120 Entering Yukon Territory sign 1966
1/2 121 Sign on Top of the World Highway 60 miles from Dawson City 1966
1/2 122 Robert W. Service cabin in Dawson City. Gene next to stove in interior 1966
1/2 124 Berry Gilcrease as Klondike Joe in Dawson City 1966
1/2 125 Sluice box in Dawson City 1966
1/2 126 Canadian Bank of Commerce building and steamboat in Dawson City 1966
1/2 127 Two old steam locomotives 1966
1/2 128 Five Finger Rapids on Yukon River 1966
1/2 129 Sam McGee’s cabin in Whitehorse 1966
1/2 130 Cemetery at Whitehorse 1966
1/2 131 Sightseeing boat Miles Canyon 1966
1/2 Unsorted slides 1966
1/2 132 View of lake 1966
1/2 134 Russian Orthodox Church at Kenai 1966
1/2 135 Kenai River view 1966
1/2 136 Waterfall near Fairbanks 1966
1/2 137 Sitka Harbor view 1966
1/2 138 Creek and cabins 1966

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