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Ruth Gordon photograph album

Guide to the Ruth Gordon photograph album
circa 1938

Collection number: HMC-0732.
Creator: Gordon, Ruth.
Title: Ruth Gordon photograph album.
Date: circa 1938.
Volume of collection: 0.20 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a woman who took a steamship cruise to Alaska.

Biographical note:
Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the tourist photograph album of Ruth Gordon. The collection contains photographs and the original hand-painted wooden cover of the album. Subjects of the photographs include: Ruth Gordon with friends and fellow travelers; various scenery and street, harbor, waterfront, and building scenes; Valdez; Nellie Lawing’s cabin at Kenai Lake; Skagway; a calving glacier; totem poles; the Inside Passage; Annette Island and the Annette Island Canning Company building; Ketchikan; Victoria, B.C.; Buchart Gardens; and Seattle, Washington.

Arrangement: The photographs are arranged by size.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the original 23 page album.

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: Ruth Gordon photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2004.

Processing information: The photo album was dismantled, photographs rearranged by size, and the collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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