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Helen Stevens papers

Guide to the Helen Stevens papers

Collection number: HMC-0761.
Creator: Stevens, Helen.
Title: Helen Stevens papers.
Dates: 1897-1957.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers and photographs of a woman who worked as a reporter for the Alaska Railroad.

Biographical note:
Helen M. Stevens was born in Postville, Iowa, in 1877. She married Charles H. Garvin in 1898, and moved to Spokane, Washington. She had two children: Dorothy, born in 1901, and Donald (who died in infancy), in 1903. After her divorce from Charles Garvin in 1910, she operated a beauty shop in Spokane until 1918. She came to Anchorage, Alaska with her daughter Dorothy aboard the S.S. Alameda in 1918, and worked for the Alaska Railroad, first as a messenger, and then as a roving reporter. After a brief marriage to Mic Lynch in Anchorage, she moved to Fairbanks. She married Gilbert Stevens in 1924, and then moved to Vista, California in 1927. During the latter part of her life, she wrote about her professions of raising purebred rabbits and planting corn by following astrological charts. Helen Stevens died in San Diego, California, in 1968.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of Helen Stevens. The papers include newspaper and magazine articles written by Stevens, correspondence, a handwritten account of caribou viewing and hunting near Fairbanks, and items related to Metlakatla Christian Church. Subjects of the photographs include the Alaska Railroad (Alaskan Engineering Commission photographs), Helen Stevens’ visit to Southeast Alaska for a National Editorial Association (NEA) Convention in Skagway (1939), Metlakatla, and mining, fishing, hunting, dog sledding, animals, and Alaska scenery.

Arrangement: The collection has been arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Papers; undated, 1920-1957
Series 2: Photographs; circa 1897-1940

Alternative formats: Xerographic copies have been made of the news articles and copy negatives have been made of select images in the collection.

Digitized copies: Selected items have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Researcher access is limited to the newspaper copies as to preserve the original news clippings.

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials created by Helen Stevens. The collection contains materials not created by Stevens which may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: Helen Stevens papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by the donor, Margaret Poynter.

Related materials: Gilbert Stevens papers, HMC-0769.

Separated materials: Some publications were removed from the collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection or the Archives’ ephemera collections. Please ask an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated, and a deed of gift signed, by Stevens’ granddaughter, Margaret Poynter, in 2005. Additions were made in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard and additional material added by Veronica Denison in 2017.

Container list:

Series 1: Papers; undated, 1920-1957. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Xerographic copies of news clippings undated
1/2 News clippings: Subjects include homemaking, agriculture, rabbit breeding and planting based on astrology and the moon cycles, native culture, and her travels in Alaska in 1939 and 1941, and dog team stabling costs, chinchillas, and a haunted house 1920-1957
1/3 NEA Convention to Skagway photograph plates 1939
1/4 Metlakatla Christian Church: Two photographic portraits of founder Father William Duncan, illustration list, membership card undated
1/5 Pathfinder Publishing Company related correspondence: Letters from George J. Love, manager; Letter from a gold miner at Bonifield Creek describing mining in the area 1922-1923
1/6 Correspondence: Letter from Harriet Pullen; Letter from Stevens asking for birth certificate 1926, 1942
1/7 Caribou viewing and hunting account (unknown author) undated
1/8 Alaska School of Mines: Assay Report by Stevens; Course completion certificate; Department of Interior Alaska Engineering Commission employee card (copy); Territory of Alaska Marriage Certificate of Michael Lynch and Helen Garvin [Helen Stevens] 1919-1924
1/9 Poems: Days of ’98, The Sourdoughs Farewell, and Pioneers of Alaska by Ulu M. Thompson; Photograph plate of cache; Mt. McKinley National Park Hotel stationary; Helen Stevens’s Alaska Totem Hobby Club membership card; Gilbert Stevens’s membership certificate for the Harding Memorial Association circa 1920-1950

Series 2: Photographs; circa 1897-1940. 0.3 cubic feet.
The series includes Alaskan Engineering Commission (AEC) photographs, photographs taken by Helen Stevens and her friends and family, as well as photographic post cards.

Box/Folder Item Description Dates
1/10 1 “Half Breed Eskimo Beauty” Portrait of girl in fur parka, by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/10 2 “Eskimo Mother & Child” Portrait of woman in fur parka with young child on her back, by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/10 3 “A Cheechako’s First Stampede, Nome, Alaska.” Man sitting in field with prospector’s pack on back, wiping his brow, by H.G. Kaiser 1898
1/10 4 “Revenue Cutter Bear & Str. Corwin in the Ice. Nome, Alaska.” View from the ice, by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/10 5 “Anchorage Bay at Midnight, July 1918” View of fishing boat from shore in the dim light 1918
1/10 6 “Spencer Glacier on Gov’t. R. Road Mile 54” (reversed image), by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/11 1 AEC G277: “Depot, Commisary [sic] and Freight House, King River, Alaska” by P.S. Hunt undated
1/11 2 AEC G733: “G.H. Saindon’s Harvester and Binder, Matanuska Branch, A.E.C. Ry.” Johnston harvester pulled by team of horses by P.S. Hunt undated
1/11 3 AEC G947: “Cutting Oats for Hay on Kinsinger Ranch 4 miles from Matanuska, Oct. 5, 1918.” Two men and boy with harvester and team of horses, by H.G. Kaiser 1918 October 5
1/11 4 AEC G964: “Oct. 5, 1918 Scene in Matanuska Valley” Man and several horses in brushy field, by H.G. Kaiser 1918 October 5
1/11 5 AEC G985: “View of Matanuska Valley from Hikey Farm, Mile 6, Gov’t. R. Road, Oct. 9, 1918.” View of farm buildings, valley, and engine and caboose on railroad, by H.G. Kaiser 1918 October 9
1/11 6 AEC G1059: “Spencer Glacier” by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/11 7 AEC G1064: “Seward Div. Gov’t Railroad, Oct. 23, 1918.” Two men walking on wooden trestle bridge 1918 October 23
1/11 8 AEC G1094: “Seward Div. Gov’t Rail Road. View of Glacier from Mile 46, Oct. 20, 1918” by H.G. Kaiser 1918 October 20
1/11 9 AEC G1115: “Seward Dairy, Mile 3, Seward Division Gov’t R.R., Oct. 20, 1918” by H.G. Kaiser 1918 October 20
1/11 10 AEC G1394: “The Admiral Watson at Anchorage, Alaska, July 28, 1919.” View of steamship at dock from shore, by H.G. Kaiser 1919 July 28
1/11 11 AEC G1404: “Mile 235.5, July 25, 1919. Extra Gang No. 3 Laying Track at Rate of 1.5 Miles a Day.” Track-laying gang and machinery on graded railroad bed, by H.G. Kaiser 1919 July 25
1/11 12 AEC G1415: “A.E.C. Hospital Gardens Supplying Hospital Mess with Fresh Vegetables During Season.” View of hospital in distance at left undated
1/11 13 AEC G1419: “An Anchorage Home, Aug. 15, 1919” Log home and garden, by H.G. Kaiser 1919 August 15
1/11 14 AEC G1505: “The Admiral Watson at the New Dock, Nov. 15, 1919.” Steamship tied to railroad dock, by H.G. Kaiser 1919 November 15
1/11 15 AEC G1551: “Wagon Bridge at Indian River, May 22, 1920.” By H. G. Kaiser 1920 May 22
1/11 16 AEC G1576: “Secretary of Navy Daniels, Secretary of the Interior J. B. Payne, Governor Riggs of Alaska, July 15, 1920.” Three men and crowd in front of Seward Depot, by H.G. Kaiser 1920 July 15
1/11 17 AEC G1679: “A. E. C. River Docks, Nenana, Oct. 1, 1920” Steamboat Reliance of St. Michael at left, by H.G. Kaiser 1920 October 1
1/11 18 AEC G1720: “Susitna Bridge, Mar. 10, 1921.” Steel trestle bridge, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 March 10
1/11 19 AEC G1732: “First Steamer of Season Arrives at Anchorage, March 29, 1921.” Full portside view of the S.S. Alameda, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 March 29
1/11 20 AEC G1733: “Steamer Alameda Discharging Cargo, March 29, 1921, Anchorage, Alaska.” Steamship next to train on railroad, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 March 29
1/11 21 AEC G1755: “Mile 237-238, May 17, 1921” Men and steam shovel working on roadbed on shoreline, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 May 17
1/11 22 AEC G1761: “Susitna River Ridge, May 16, 1921.” View from track on wooden trestle approach, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 May 16
1/11 23 AEC G1762: “Susitna Bridge during the Ice Run, May 15, 1921.” View of trestle bridge and river from shoreline, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 May 15
1/11 24 AEC G1772: “Hurricane Gulch Bridge Site, June 19, 1921” View of bridge under construction, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 June 19
1/11 25 AEC G1773: Another view of Hurricane Gulch Bridge site 1921
1/11 26 AEC G1787: “North End of Bridge Site ‘Looking South,’ 6/19-21” View of workers and machinery at Hurricane Gulch Bridge site, by H.G. Kaiser 1921 June 19
1/11 27 AEC G1859: “Looking Down Over Tram-Way from Hill, 7-19-1921.” View toward town on railroad next to river 1921 July 19
1/11 28 AEC G2002: “A.E.C. River Boat Matanuska Transferring Gravel from Nenana Dock to North Pier No. 12 of Tanana Bridge.” View of riverboat and Tanana River from shore undated
1/11 29 AEC G2032: “View of Fox Station on Chatanika Branch of Alaska R. Road, Sept. 5, 1922.” View of town and mine tailing in valley from hayfield above 1922 September 5
1/11 30 AEC G2033: “Hay Ranch on Chatanika Branch. Alaska R. Road.” View of hayfield from below, by H.G. Kaiser 1922
1/11 31 AEC G2034: “Placer Gold Mines Along Chatanika Branch of Alaska R. Road.” View of sluice and tailing pond, by H.G. Kaiser 1922
1/11 32 AEC G2036: “View of Chatanika Mining District, Alaska R. Road, Sept. 6, 1922” by H.G. Kaiser 1922 September 6
1/11 33 AEC G2039: “Interior of Passenger Car, Alaska R. Road, Sept. 28, 1922” by H.G. Kaiser 1922
1/11 34 AEC G2040: “Interior of Observation & Dining Car, Alaska R. Road, 9/29, 1922.” 1922 September 29
1/11 35 AEC G2070: “Healy River Coal Mines, 11/3/1922.” by H.G. Kaiser 1922 November 3
1/11 36 AEC G2119: “Tanana River Bridge, Feb. 9, 1923.” View from track at one end of bridge, by H.G. Kaiser 1923 February 9
1/11 37 AEC H77: “Lake Spenard Anchorage Bathing Resort” by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/11 38 AEC H164: “Train Leaves Nenana for Anchorage & Seward Over Alaska R. Road.” View of passenger train at Nenana Station by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/11 39 AEC H166: “Excavating for Viaduct Piers, Tanana River Bridge.” View of steam shovel at work, by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/11 40 AEC H167: “Regular Train Leaving Anchorage with Shriners Bound for Fairbanks.” View of train crossing small trestle bridge over creek. Railroad hospital in distance at left, by H.G. Kaiser undated
1/12 1 Helen M. Stevens & Earl Ohmer at Petersburg, Alaska in June 1939, NEA trip.” 1939 June
1/12 2 “On Lover’s Lane in Sitka on NEA Convention trip in June, 1939, Alaska” Helen Stevens in front of totem pole 1939 June
1/12 3 “Chilkoot Barracks sled dog corral, near Skagway in June 1939, NEA trip, Alaska” Man and dog inside kennel fence 1939 June
1/12 4 “Will Grindad [?], Publisher & I, taken at 1939 NEA Convention trip at Mt. McKinley Park, in June 1939, Alaska.” 1939 June
1/12 5 “Tame squirrel & Helen M. Stevens, taken at McKinley Park Ranger’s Camp on NEA Convention trip in June 1939, Alaska.” 1939 June
1/12 6 “McKinley Park Rangers Camp on NEA Convention trip in June 1939, Alaska” Man touching ground with hand 1939 June
1/12 7 “Martin Itjen & Helen M. Stevens, taken at Reid’s Falls above Skagway, July 1939, Alaska.” 1939 July
1/12 8 “Taken on bridge over Skagway River in July 1939, Alaska” Helen Stevens on wooden footbridge 1939 July
1/12 9 “On road out of Skagway, to bridge over Skagway River, July 1939” Helen Steven on road 1939 July
1/12 10 “Helen M. Stevens & Canadian ‘Mountie’, taken at depot at Lake Bennett, B.C. at S.S. picnic, Aug. 1939.” 1939 August
1/12 11 “Helen M. Stevens at picnic at Lake Bennett, B.C., Aug. 1939.” 1939 August
1/12 12 “Taken at Chilkoot Army Post Dog Corral at close of N.E.A. Convention trip to Skagway, Aug. 1939, Alaska” 1939 August
1/12 13 “Harriet S. Pullen, Helen M. Stevens, taken Aug. 10th 1939 at Pullen House, Skagway, Alaska.” 1939 August 10
1/12 14 “Alert Bay Totem Park, Indian burial ground in Aug. 1939, B.C.” Helen Stevens in front of totem pole 1939 August
1/13 1 Metlakatla Christian Church undated
1/13 2 Grave marker for Father William Duncan, Metlakatla undated
1/13 3 Distant view of Metlakatla salmon cannery from dock, Metlakatla undated
1/13 4 Fishing boats near village on shoreline, Metlakatla undated
1/13 5 “FS-N1, 9-1-19” Distant aerial view of Metlakatla from West, Alaska Steamship Co. photo 1919 September 1
1/13 6 “Father Duncan, Founder of Metlakatla, Alaska.” Portrait undated
1/13 7 “M.C.C. Pastor’s Manse, Metlakatla, Alaska” undated
1/13 8 “Salmon Cannery, Metlakatla, Alaska” undated
1/13 9 “Water fall, Metlakatla, Alaska” undated
1/13 10 “U.S. Public School, Metlakatla, Alaska.” undated
1/13 11 “Indian dancing costume, Alaska.” Tsimshian man wearing blanket and headdress, Metlakatla undated
1/13 12 “Metlakatla, Alaska. The Concert Band.” undated
1/13 13 “Town Hall, Metlakatla, Alaska” undated
1/13 14 Grave marker for Father William Duncan, Metlakatla undated
1/13 15 “Metlakatla, Alaska” Two village churches. Metlakatla Christian Church in background at right undated
1/13 16 “Metlakatla, Alaska” View of village from above with Metlakatla Christian Church in distance at far right undated
1/13 17 “Hydro Electric Plant, Metlakatla, Alaska.” undated
1/13 18 “Metlakatla, Alaska.” Distant view toward village looking south undated
1/13 19 “Metlakatla, Alaska.” View of village looking north toward Port Chester undated
1/13 20 “Pioneers’ Monument, Metlakatla, Alaska” Building in background undated
1/13 21 “Pioneers Monument, Metlakatla, Alaska” Building behind at right undated
1/13 22 “Totem Pole Maker, Metlakatla, Alaska” Man making souvenir totems undated
1/13 23 Man in shop carving small souvenir totems, Metlakatla undated
1/13 24 “Interior, Father Duncan’s Church, Metlakatla, Alaska” View toward altar Schallerer Photo, No. S-239 undated
1/13 25 “Conveying Salmon into Cannery, Metlakatla, Alaska” Schallerer Photo, No. S-250 undated
1/13 26 “Father Duncan’s Grave, Metlakatla, Alaska” Schallerer Photo, No. S-252 undated
1/13 27 “Father Duncan’s Church, Metlakatla, Alaska” Schallerer Photo, No. S-253 undated
1/13 28 “Father Duncan’s House” Four interior views, Metlakatla, Schallerer Photo, No. S-298 undated
1/13 29 “Air View, Metlakatla Cannery” Schallerer Photo, No. S-370 undated
1/13 30 “Christian Church, Metlakatla, Alaska” undated
1/13 31 “Metlakatla, Alaska” Village view with Metlakatla Christian church at right undated
1/13 32 “Original Church, Metlakatla, B.C. Erected by Rev. Wm. Duncan. Opened December 25th 1874. Constructed Entirely by Native Labor. Seating Capacity About 1000. Cost $12,000.00. Destroyed by fire 1901.” Photo of drawing undated
 1/13 33 Altar of church with congregation from above with choir singing behind, Metlakatla undated
1/14 1 “Soapy Smith & his gang, Skagway, Alaska” Group of re-enactors in on Skagway street undated
1/14 2 Soapy Smith re-enactor on dock undated
1/14 3 Grave marker for Jefferson Smith, died July 8, 1898 undated
1/14 4 “On the road from [Black] Rapids Roadhouse in the Delta.” Scene of road, river and mountains undated
1/14 5 “Rapids Roadhouse on the Trail, Chas. Neuvelius, Prop.” Nearly full view of front of Black Rapids Roadhouse undated
1/14 6 “Chas. Neuvelius and his winter’s woodpile at Rapids, on the Trail, near the [Black Rapids] Roadhouse.” undated
1/14 7 “Chas. Nevelius & dog team at Rapids, near [Black Rapids] Roadhouse.” undated
1/14 8 “Between rapids, Millers road house on Valdez Trail. Glacier across ice field” Two dogsleds crossing bridge on river undated
1/14 9 Dall sheep ram undated
1/14 10 Caribou head undated
1/14 11 “John Barrack and Mrs. James Barrack, Fairbanks, Alaska, Oct. 1922.” Man and woman on boat deck 1922 October
1/14 12 “John Barrack, Fairbanks” Portrait in suit undated
1/14 13 “Carl White’s Steamer going up Tolovana to the Trapper’s Cabin” Group of men and woman on river steamboat at dock undated
1/14 14 “Carl White standing on stairs. Log cabin at the head of the Tolovana at end of Nav. Take R.R. here and go 14 miles from here to Livengood.” Boats on river below cabin undated
1/14 15 “Log Cabins, Tolovana River on way to Livengood. Just before close of Nav. Carl White’s steamer near landing on Tolovana helping boat over two bars.” undated
1/14 16 “Baby Margie Scheckert, Child Star, Alaskan Motion Picture Corp., Anchorage, Alaska.” Young girl holding parasol, Alaskan Motion Picture Corporation photograph undated
1/14 17 “Blizzard machine on location, Spencer Glacier, Alaska” Group of men and women on machine on railroad tracks, Alaskan Motion Picture Corporation photograph undated
1/14 18 “Star in Motion picture taken in Anchorage at train” Young woman in hat and fur stole in front of rear railing of train car, Alaskan Motion Picture Corporation photograph undated
1/14 19 Moose standing in shallow part of Delta River undated
1/14 20 Ducks in lake, near Delta River undated
1/14 21 Two men and dog with dead moose near rowboat, near Delta River undated
1/14 22 “Towing the moose to shore across the Delta Bar.” Two men pulling dead moose in Delta River undated
1/14 23 “Miners in Camp – Dyea, ’97” Men in tent camp with boats 1897
1/14 24 “The White Pass – 1898” Scene at base of camp near Pack Train Hotel & Feed Stable 1898
1/14 25 “Major Amis’ team. Location Chilcat [sic] River 24 miles from Haines, 20 degrees below zero.” Woman seated on dog sled near Chilkat River undated
1/14 26 “E Company trail blazing at 24 miles from Chilkoot Pass to lake. For dogs & men 70 to 80 lb. pack” Soldier wearing snowshoes and carrying backpacks undated
1/14 27 “2 soldiers target practice, Chilkoot Barracks, field packs and snow shoes” Soldiers shooting rifles from seated position undated
1/14 28 “View of Chilkoot Barracks, March 15, 1939” 1939 March 15
1/14 29 “1939 March” Sled dogs at Chilkoot Barracks 1939 March
1/14 30 “Cousin Davis Dot Team In Interior” Men and dog team near settlement undated
1/14 31 “Davis dog team in Interior” Two sleds and dog teams on trail undated
1/14 32 “Setting the seine” Purse-seiner fishing boat in distance, National Canners Association photograph undated
1/14 33 “Purse Seiner” Purse-seiner fishing boat Evolution, full starboard view, National Canners Association photograph undated
1/14 34 “U.S. Deputy Marshall and his Alaska Automobile at Fairbanks, Alaska.” Man and sled dog team undated
1/14 35 “A typical trail cabin. The open space between the ceiling and the peak of the roof is filled with sod to keep the cold air out and sod is piled around the base for the same purpose. This is on a spur trail off the main Spinard Trail.” Woman in front of small cabin, probably near Spenard Trail undated
1/14 36-37 “The U.S.S. Lawrence in for the winter also a Government barge well frozen in Cook Inlet, Alaska.” Alaskan Engineering ship and barge undated
1/14 38 Group photo near store and roadhouse (road construction crew) undated
1/14 39 Crew and loaded trucks (road construction crew) undated
1/14 40 Crew and loaded trucks near store and roadhouse (road construction crew) undated
1/14 41 Crew and truck on hillside above river (road construction crew) undated
1/14 42 Crew shoveling snow above river (road construction crew) undated
1/14 43 House and back of loaded truck (road construction crew) undated
1/14 44 “Ice jam at Nenana.” Scene next to railroad tracks undated
1/14 45 “L.V. Stanley, Nenana, taken at Shushana (Caribou)” rowboat and dock on lake undated
1/14 46 “704 ft. span crossing Tanana River, from top to low waters 150 ft. Nenana, Alaska.” (front of print) “Harry Owen, Nenana, March 1923” (back of print) Winter scene of bridge and barges on river 1923 March
1/14 47-51 Scenes of unidentified logging camp: men eating meal, stacked logs, and buildings undated
1/14 52 Man behind large pile of Dall sheep heads undated
1/14 53 Man pulling Dall sheep ram across snow undated
1/14 54 Close-up of caribou herd undated
1/14 55 Four caribou crossing road “Photo by T.A. Marquam.” undated
1/14 56 Hunters and packhorses at tent camp undated
1/15 1 “Wood sawing contest for French Orphan Fund, Fairbanks, Alaska.” (Caption on front of print) “1919. Tony Titis won against George Black in wood sawing contest at Fairbanks for Orphan’s Fund during War.” (Caption on back of print) Scene in front of Fairview Hotel 1919
1/15 2 “T.80. Eng. Camp #449 – Mile 449, July 25, 19.” Road construction camp with tents and cabins 1919 July 25
1/15 3 Street scene in front of Fairbanks railroad depot showing rear of passenger train undated
1/15 4 “Little Diomede Isl., Sept. 23-08” View of Big Diomede Islands from Little Diomede Island 1908 September 23
1/15 5 Department of Interior map of Alaska showing the route of the U.S. Government Railroad 1921
1/15 6 “Alaska Ptarmigan” Two winter ptarmigans undated
1/15 7 Grizzly bear in zoo undated
1/16 1 Two men in front of log cabin undated
1/16 2 “Caribou herd swimming in Tanana near Salchatkes [?] Telegraph Station 1922 July” 1922 July
1/16 3 “This is the main street of is camp of Ruby. There is about three business places on this street the rest are empty buildings. Looks as if I need a shave. Gene Miller Motion Picture News Photographer” Winter scene of man standing on main street of Ruby, Alaska undated
1/16 4 “The Horner Hot Springs Above Ruby, Alaska.” Group of men and women near log cabin undated
1/16 5 “Anchorage Alaska Public School, 1923” 1923
1/16 6 “Mom at college of Mines, Fairbanks” Group photo of men and women on steps of University of Alaska building undated
1/16 7 “Yukon River Steam ‘Casca’ with barge” undated
1/16 8 “Busby’s Ranch 1 mile from Fairbanks near Chena River given me by Lars Hauge, Fairbanks, Alaska. Picnic Party.” Men, women and children picnicking among the trees undated
1/16 9 “Rufus H. Nichols” Man displaying large caribou antlers in front of McKinley Park building undated
1/16 10 Cabin in the woods, unknown location undated
1/16 11 Placer mining operation undated
1/16 12 “R.R.A.–P.S.D.O.A.A.A. North Nenana at narrow guage track. Robert Richard Adams, Sept. 5th, enroute to Fairbanks from Seward.” Man standing on railroad tracks behind passenger car in rail yard undated
1/16 13 Photo of burnt leather artwork of a bear undated
1/16 14 Man with a rifle and a dog beside bear hide undated
1/16 15 Skagway circa 1910
1/16 16 Man sitting on cart pulled by horse, another man is beside the cart 1910
1/16 17 “Acklen Villa on the Klondike River, Dawson, Y.T.” circa 1910
1/16 18 Four men and one woman sit on front porch of a cabin circa 1910
1/16 19 Anderson Bros. & Nerland storefront undated
1/16 20 “Mining on Pedro Creek, Alaska.” Mine scene with sluice, tailings, and powerhouse undated
1/16 21 “Atlin Freighters. Jimmie Regan, going to Atlin.” Oxen pulling carts in front of Alremick General Blacksmithing and Wagon Repairing undated
1/16 22 “Rex E. Mylnberg, Montague Island, Rocky Bay, Alaska. Silvery grey bears – killed with Western Cartridge Co.’s 180 grain bullet, copper jacketed, Star gauged Springfield. Nov. 20, 1923.” Man with rifle and three dead bears 1923 November 20
1/16 23 “Nellie Neal, Marshal G.B. Stevens, Helen M. Lynch, on board S.S. Alaska enroute from Seattle to Seward, Alaska in 1920 for Anchorage, Fairbanks, Alaska.” Two women and man at ship’s rail 1920
1/16 24 “Kodiak Alaska Largest Mountain Bears. Cow Pasture” A cow, houses, and women in Kodiak circa 1920
1/16 25 “Anchorage 1918 Fourth Ave” Street scene near the Shonbeck Building 1918
1/16 26 Men doing the limbo circa 1920
1/16 27 “Herman Anderson enroute to Fairbanks on Valdez Trail in early days” Party traveling with horses and sleighs circa 1920
1/16 28 “Cars frozen in on Valdez Trail Fairbanks” Cars stuck on Richardson Highway circa 1925
1/16 29 “Drilling in Gold Stream. Chris Holly, Jay Johnstone, G.B. Stevens, Julian Blaker, Fred Johnstone” Group at drilling site circa 1925
1/16 30 Man playing piano undated
1/16 31 “Bull Yak at Fairbanks, Experimental Farm, Nov. 1922. On side hill in thick woods, pasture corral above barns.” 1922 November
1/16 32 Portrait of two dogs undated
1/16 33 “Fred Bleeker’s Claim on Goldstream #10 below” Mine buildings circa 1910-1925
1/16 34 “Fairbanks Valdez Trail” circa 1920
1/16 35 “Lars Hauge. Tomatoes at his greenhouse. Fairbanks, Alaska” circa 1920
1/16 36 Three people on a sled being pulled by a dog team circa 1920
1/16 37 “In the Broad Pass country, snow slide on Gov. R.R.” Men removing snow and trees from railroad tracks undated
1/16 38 “White Pass Depot and Train in Skagway” undated
1/16 39 “Tanana River at Nenana” Shoreline scene including barge, tugboat and docks undated
1/16 40 “Dedication Ceremony, 13 Sept. 1922. Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, Fairbanks, Alaska.” Group photo in front of college building 1922 September 13
1/16 41 “Waterfront at Fairbanks, Alaska.” Scene looking down Chena River circa 1920-1925
1/17 1-51 Photo post cards: Subjects include animals, fishing, Alaska scenery, Valdez, and Alaska Natives. Card publishers include: Sawyers, M. Krupp (Seattle),  Roark Photo (Cordova), Photocraft (Cordova), Hewitt’s Photo Shop (Anchorage), Ordway’s Photo Service (Juneau), Winter & Pond (Juneau), Alaska Shop, Thwaites, Maude Dempsey (Seattle), Lomen Bros. (Nome), L.N.C., L.V. Stanley (Miller House), A. Wiscnmeyer (Seattle), Manger Studio (Fairbanks), and Dauphin undated
1/17 52 “Cannery and Creamery, Palmer, Alaska.” Jackson’s Photo Shop circa 1935-1939
1/17 53 “A Colonists Home, Palmer, Alaska.” Jackson’s Photo Shop circa 1935-1939
1/17 54 “Knick River Bridge, Palmer, Alaska.” Jackson’s Photo Shop circa 1935-1939
1/17 55 “Palmer, Alaska.” Distant view of city. Jackson’s Photo Shop circa 1935-1939
1/17 56 “Market Street, Palmer, Alaska.” Jackson’s Photo Shop circa 1935-1939
1/18 1 “Salmon Leaping Falls, Ketchikan, Alaska.” undated
1/18 2 “Russian Trading Post and Barracks, Sitka, Alaska. Russian Greek Church, St. Michaels in the Distance.” undated
1/18 3 “Juneau, Alaska.” View of city from Lynn Canal, Winter & Pond Co. undated
1/18 4 “Skagway, Alaska” Port scene, Winter & Pond Co. undated
1/18 5 “Over the Chilkoot Pass During the Gold Rush in Alaska. Thousands of Gold Seekers Used This Trail.” undated
1/18 6 “Indian Village, Alaska, showing Totem Poles.” Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. undated
1/18 7 “McKinley Street, Valdez, Alaska.” Loman and Hanford Publ. Co., Seattle, photo by Nowell undated
1/18 8 “Arctic Brotherhood Hall and A.B. Mountain, Skagway, Alaska.” Edwin H. Mitchell, San Francisco undated
1/18 9 “Alaskan Railroad Construction” Cartoon of men sitting around wood stove undated
1/19 1 Group photo of men at drift mine site, left to right: “Hector Burns, Albert Hughes, Joe Gove, Mike Mirage, Adolf Evermann, John Samson. On Engineer Creek, Sluicing the winter Dump.” undated
1/19 2 Group photo of men at drift mine site, left to right: “John Matson, G. Ziener, Arthur Paul, Paul Hyland, Andrew Bogoff, Louis Hanson, Andrew Homlund, John Fegler. 16 below Cleary, about 21 miles from Fairbanks.” undated
1/19 3 “16 below Cleary Creek, Ziener, Chatanika” Distant view of drift mine undated
1/19 4 “Reindeer & herders, Point Barrow.” undated
1/19 5 “Fairbanks, Alaska, July 5th 1911. Ladies Horse Race.” View of racers, track and bleachers 1911 July 5
1/19 6 Three men and a dog undated
1/19 7 “Seppala’s Dog Team, taken at Ruby Hot Springs below springs.” undated
1/19 8 Man and dog team undated
1/19 9 “Drying Salmon on Kenai Lake, Quartz Creek, Alaska.” Large drying rack undated
1/19 10 “On the trail from Iditarod to Ophir, Alaska” Two men and a woman with two caribou undated
1/19 11 Two moose locking antlers. “Death will not part us or thirst. Our horns are locked for better or worse.” undated
1/19 12 “Mining on Fairbanks Ck. Alaska” View of open pit mine undated
1/19 13 “Indian mother and babe” undated
1/19 14 “My little pal” A young child with dogs undated
1/19 15 Person with dogs undated
1/19 16 “Indian Canoes, Glazier Bay, Alaska” Several canoes near ship undated
1/19 17 Man with child undated
1/19 18 “Walrus Heads onboard Corwin.” undated
1/19 19 “Indian Village” undated
1/19 20 “Indian Grave” undated
1/19 21 “Nellie in Her Famous Alaska Parka & Mucklucks [Mukluks]” Nellie Neal lying on bear rug undated
1/19 22 Nellie Neal landing small boat with rifle and bear carcass undated
1/19 23 “The dead horse train” Horse skeletons and carcasses undated
1/19 24 “Ben Atwater” People with dog team near buildings undated
1/19 25 “Walrus Herd, Bering Sea, Alaska” undated
1/19 26 “Jim Jefferies & His Bear Skins.” undated
1/19 27 “’Nenana kid’ in Action” Two people in boat on Nenana River undated
1/19 28 “Brown bear killed by Dr. W.H. Chase Hinchinbrook Is. Alaska. May 7th 1919 1919 May 7
1/19 29 Man with two cows undated
1/19 30 “A malamute chorus” A dog team howling undated
1/19 31 “Pullen House Grounds, Skagway, Alaska.” undated
1/19 32 “Frosty” Portrait of a dog undated
1/19 33 “Eyak” Portrait of a dog undated
1/19 34 “An Alaska dog team” undated
1/19 35 A dog team undated
1/19 36 “Roosevelt, Mile 23 R.R. Alaska” Dog team and sled near settlement undated
1/19 37 People on sled being pulled by a dog team undated
1/19 38 Houses and totem poles undated
1/19 39 Two people with a dog team “Bought at Ketchikan Alaska. July 26, 1919” 1919
1/19 40 Woman breastfeeding child undated
1/20 1 “Moose Johnson & 2 year old Black bear he killed on July 9, 1940” 1940 July
1/20 2 Play at San Francisco Fair depicting the early history of California undated
1/20 3 Group of people, including Nellie Neal and Gilbert and Helen Stevens, in front of a car undated
1/20 4 Helen Stevens with a group of Grand Igloo officers 1923
1/20 5 “S.S. Alaska pulling out of Valdez. Nellie Neal, Bert [Gilbert Stevens] & mom [Helen Stevens] 1923
1/20 6 “Grandma [Helen] Stevens Log Cabin in Fairbanks” undated
1/20 7 “Grandma [Helen Stevens] at 70 years. Sept. 4, 1947. Vista CA” 1947 September 4
1/20 8 “Helen Stevens Lynch, Michael Lynch, Grandchildren John Lewis, Baby James Lewis” undated
1/21 Copy negatives of select photographs undated



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