Guide to the Ruth E. Blanchard slides

Guide to the Ruth E. Blanchard slides
1971, 1975

Collection number: HMC-0754.
Creator: Blanchard, Ruth E.
Title: Ruth E. Blanchard slides.
Dates: 1971, 1975.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Slides of a retired librarian who toured Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia.

Biographical note:
Ruth E. Blanchard worked as a librarian for the Smithsonian Institution for 30 years, and traveled extensively after her retirement. Her travels included summer tours to Alaska in 1971, and Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia in 1975. Ruth Blanchard died in Norman, Oklahoma, in 2004.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the travel slides of tourist Ruth E. Blanchard. The collection contains 495 color 35mm slides. The slides from 1971 are of subjects in Fairbanks and Anchorage. The slides from 1975 include subjects in Anchorage, Mount McKinley National Park (Denali National Park and Preserve), Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Vancouver, and Victoria. Subjects depicted include: tours on the Riverboat Discovery from Fairbanks (1971 and 1975), Earthquake park in Anchorage (1971 and 1975), a train ride on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Mount McKinley National Park and then to Fairbanks (1975), a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway between Whitehorse and Skagway (1975), a ship cruise of Southeast Alaska including tours of Glacier Bay and Sitka (1975), and a visit to Butchart Gardens (1975). The collection also includes commercial travel slides of the Riverboat Discovery touring the Chena and Tanana Rivers from Fairbanks, and Sitka scenes and museum artifacts from the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka.

Arrangement:Slides in the collection are organized into groups chronologically and arranged by slide number within each grouping.

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 the collection.

Preferred citation: Ruth E. Blanchard slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Archives and Special Collections purchased the collection on eBay in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2017.

Slide list:
Slide numbers represent original numbers written on slide mounts. Ranges of numbers may not include all of the numbers within that range, as the slides with those numbers may not be included in the collection.

Folder Slide Description Date
1 738 Chamber of Commerce sign, Fairbanks 1971 July
1 739 Travelers Inn sign, Fairbanks 1971 July
1 740-741 Downtown scenes, Fairbanks 1971 July
1 742 First Presbyterian Church, Fairbanks 1971 July
1 743-744 Alaska Highway sign 1971 July
1 745 Chena River scene 1971 July
1 746 Riverboat Steamer Nenana, Alaskaland 1971 July
1 747-749 Alaskaland scenes 1971 July
1 750 Locomotive, Alaskaland 1971 July
1 752-758 University of Alaska campus scenes 1971 July
1 759-759a Muskox at University of Alaska 1971 July
1 760 Riverboat Discovery 1971 July
1 761 Captain Jim Binkley of Riverboat Discovery (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise, No. 24-1, faded) 1971 July
1 762 Riverboat Discovery (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise, No. 24-2, faded) 1971 July
1 763-771 Riverboat Discovery cruise on Chena and Tanana Rivers 1971 July
1 772 Fish wheel in Action on Tanana River (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise, No. 24-3, faded) 1971 July
1 773-780 Riverboat Discovery cruise on Chena and Tanana Rivers 1971 July
1 782 Mountain scene from airplane 1971 July
1 784-785 Downtown Anchorage scenes from high rise building 1971 July
1 786-794 Party at Atwood Home (includes photo of Robert Atwood on lawn) 1971 July
1 796 View of Mount Susitna from Earthquake Park 1971 July
1 797 Earthquake Park sign 1971 July
1 798-800 Earthquake Park scenes 1971 July
1 801-802 Small airplanes at Merrill Field 1971 July
1 803 Fenced back yard with two dog houses and sled, Anchorage 1971 July
2 1 Nielson Travel Agency, Mesa, Arizona 1975 July
2 4, 6 Phoenix Airport scenes 1975 July
2 7 Boarding Western Airlines jet at Phoenix 1975 July
2 8 Mountains between Phoenix and Los Angeles 1975 July
2 9 Los Angeles Airport 1975 July
2 10 Western Airlines 50 Year Champagne Celebration (Ruth Blanchard and friends seated on airplane with Princess Tours name tags) 1975 July
2 12-13 Mount Shasta 1975 July
2 14-15 Crater Lake 1975 July
2 16-18 Cascade Mountains 1975 July
2 19 Mount Rainier through airplane window 1975 July
2 20 Seattle Airport scene 1975 July
2 21 Port of Anchorage view from downtown 1975 July
2 22 Railroad depot and Ship Creek area 1975 July
2 23-32 Flowerbeds near public parking area, Anchorage. 1975 July
2 34-60 Chair lift at Alyeska Ski Resort (scenes from ride on chair lift) 1975 July
2 62-68 Explorer Glacier 1975 July
2 70-73 Portage Glacier and Portage Lake 1975 July
2 74-78 Chapel by the Sea (church and flowers) 1975 July
2 79-81 Party given by Nielson’s Travel Agency, Westwood Anchorage (people at party) 1975 July
2 85-86 Earthquake Park (views toward Downtown Anchorage) 1975 July
2 89 Aircraft at Lake Hood 1975 July
2 91 Flowers 1975 July
2 92-113 Train ride on Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Mount McKinley National Park (Ruth Blanchard in train car and views from train) 1975 July
2 116-117 Train at McKinley Park Station 1975 July
2 118 McKinley National Park sign 1975 July
2 119-120 Views from McKinley Park road 1975 July
2 122 Van serving lunch for bus tour into McKinley Park 1975 July
2 123 stream in park 1975 July
2 127 Marie Knapp on bed in hotel room, McKinley Park 1975 July
2 128 Ruth Blanchard on bed in McKinley Park Hotel room 1975 July
2 129, 133 Malamute dogs at McKinley Park kennel 1975 July
2 135 Dog sled, McKinley Park 1975 July
2 137-138 Tourists near railroad tracks, McKinley Park 1975 July
2 139-142 Train ride from McKinley National Park to Fairbanks (Nenana River scenes from train) 1975 July
2 143-155 Riverboat Discovery tour on Chena and Tanana Rivers 1975 July
2 156-161 Flowerbeds, Fairbanks 1975 July
2 163-164 Stacks of pipe for Alyeska Pipeline 1975 July
2 166-167 Muskoxen, Fairbanks 1975 July
2 168-174 Flowerbeds, Fairbanks 1975 July
2 175-179 Stuffed animal specimens at Alaska Museum, Fairbanks (bears and bison) 1975 July
2 180 Alaska Highway sign, Delta Junction 1975 July
2 182-183 Oil pipeline ditch east of Delta Junction 1975 July
2 184-187 Aspen trees and scenery, near Delta Junction 1975 July
2 188-202 Scenery, rest stop, sign and customs house at Alaska-Yukon Territory Border 1975 July
2 204-205 Ferry crossing the Yukon River at Dawson City 1975 July
2 206 Motel, Dawson City, Yukon 1975 July
2 207 Houses from street, Dawson City 1975 July
2 209-209C Midnight Sun Restaurant (building entrance and tourists at tables) 1975 July
2 210-219 Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall (front of building and interior including dancers) 1975 July
2 220-222 Gaslight Follies at the Palace Grand Theatre (exterior and interior boxes) 1975 July
2 224-226 Street scenes, Dawson City 1975 July
2 227 Ferry landing, Dawson City 1975 July
2 228-229 Gold dredge, Dawson City 1975 July
2 230-232 Gold dredge tailings, Dawson City 1975 July
2 234 Aspen trees, Dawson City 1975 July
2 235-238 Gold panning at Bonanza Creek 1975 July
2 240 Post Office building, Dawson City 1975 July
2 241 House, Dawson City 1975 July
2 242 Church, Dawson City 1975 July
2 243 Red Feather Saloon, Dawson City 1975 July
2 245-248 Scenery, Dawson City 1975 July
2 249-260 Bus tour lunch stop at picnic grounds near Minto, Yukon Territory 1975 July
2 262-264 Five Finger Rapids on Yukon River 1975 July
2 265 Bridge on Yukon River 1975 July
2 267 Remains of Montague House and sign 1975 July
2 268-287 Frantic Follies (stage performances), Whitehorse 1975 July
2 288 Railroad depot, Whitehorse 1975 July
2 289-290 Views of Yukon River near railroad depot, Whitehorse 1975 July
2 291-292 Stove inside passenger car, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad 1975 July
2 294-315 Buildings and scenery between Whitehorse and Skagway 1975 July
2 318, 320 Lake Bennett 1975 July
2 321 Lunch stop at railroad station at Lake Bennett 1975 July
2 323 White Pass Railway locomotive 1975 July
2 325 View of railroad at Lake Bennett 1975 July
2 328-347 Scenery White Pass and White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad 1975 July
3 350-386 Glaciers, icebergs, and other scenery, Glacier Bay 1975 August
3 388 & 391 Muir Glacier 1975 August
3 392 Sunset, Glacier Bay 1975 August
3 393-395 Sitka from ship 1975 August
3 396A Small boat harbor, Sitka (Commercial travel slide from Sheldon Jackson Museum) 1975 August
3 397 Misty scene, Sitka 1975 August
3 398 Small boat harbor, Sitka 1975 August
3 400 Sitka National Monument, National Park Service sign 1975 August
3 401 Arts and Crafts Building 1975 August
3 402-407 Totem poles and trees in park 1975 August
3 407A-C Tlingit art (Commercial travel slides from Sheldon Jackson Museum) 1975 August
3 408 Logs outside Crafts Building, Sitka 1975 August
3 410 Tourists at entrance to Sheldon Jackson Museum 1975 August
3 412 Sheldon Jackson College sign with directions to United Presbyterian Church, and fireweed 1975 August
3 413-414 Island scenery, Sitka 1975 August
3 415 Russian Orthodox Church crucifix, Sitka 1975 August
3 417 Skunk cabbage, Sitka 1975 August
3 419 Street scene looking toward St. Michael’s Cathedral (commercial travel slide from Sheldon Jackson Museum) 1975 August
3 420-421 Russian dancers performing in Sitka 1975 August
3 422 Small boat harbor, Sitka 1975 August
3 436-437 Distant views of city from ship, Vancouver, British Columbia 1975 August
3 440 Flower gardens at Bayshore Inn, Vancouver 1975 August
3 441 Boat harbor scene from Bayshore Inn, Vancouver 1975 August
3 442-448 Gardens at Stanley Park in Vancouver 1975 August
3 450-458 City scenery from Stanley Park, Vancouver 1975 August
3 459 View of North Vancouver 1975 August
3 460 Flowers, Vancouver 1975 August
3 461 Fountain in front of observatory, Vancouver 1975 August
3 462 Public beach scene from parking lot, Vancouver 1975 August
3 463-464 Flower garden in front of private home, Vancouver 1975 August
3 464-468 Gardens at University of British Columbia 1975 August
3 469-475 Japanese gardens at University of British Columbia 1975 August
3 477-478 Rafts of logs for lumber, Vancouver 1975 August
3 480 Large Victorian house, Vancouver 1975 August
3 483 City view from Bayshore Inn, Vancouver 1975 August
3 484-489 Scenes from ferry crossing between Vancouver and Victoria 1975 August
3 489A-B Capitol Building, Victoria, British Columbia 1975 August
3 489C-D  Victoria Capitol Building lit up at night 1975 August
3 490-490A The Empress Hotel, Victoria 1975 August
3 491, 493 Street and harbor scenes, Victoria 1975 August
3 493A-B Marie Knapp and Ruth Blanchard posed in front of street lamps with hanging flower baskets, Victoria 1975 August
3 494 Queen Victoria statue 1975 August
3 495-496 National Museum Building, Victoria 1975 August
3 497 Ornate telephone booth, Victoria 1975 August
3 497B City scenery, Victoria 1975 August
3 498-498A Butchart Gardens sign, Victoria 1975 August
3 499-538 Butchart Gardens scenes, Victoria 1975 August
3 539 Sunset, Victoria 1975 August
3 540 Clan house in Vancouver 1975 August
3 542-543 Scenes from ferry crossing between Victoria and Vancouver 1975 August
3 544-545 City scenery, Vancouver 1975 August
3 550-561 Aerial views from airplane 1975 August
3 29-1 Captain Jim Binkley, Riverboat Discovery, Fairbanks (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise) 1975 August
3 29-2 Riverboat Discovery on Chena River, Fairbanks (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise) 1975 August
3 29-3 Fish wheel in action on Tanana River, Alaska (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise) 1975 August
3 29-4 Fish smoke-house (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise) 1975 August
3 29-5 Glacier flour where Chena and Tanana Rivers meet (Commercial travel slide, Arctic Circle Enterprise) 1975 August

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