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Ashley and Ruth Larkin scrapbooks

Guide to the Ashley and Ruth Larkin scrapbooks
1968, 1973

Collection number: HMC-0820.
Larkin, Ashley.
Larkin, Ruth.
Title: Ashley and Ruth Larkin scrapbooks.
Dates: 1968, 1973.
Volume of collection: 0.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbooks of trips to Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Biographical note:
Ashley and Ruth Larkin were from Rochester, NY.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the tourist scrapbooks of Ashley and Ruth Larkin from 1968 and 1973. The collection contains the original scrapbooks and their contents from the Larkins’ western trip in 1968 and their Caribbean cruise in 1973. The 1968 scrapbook contains: Ruth’s typed journal and mileage and expense list, ship’s passenger list (S.S. Princess Patricia), and trip map; 114 color prints; travel maps, brochures, programs, menus, publications and matchbooks; and scrapbook pages containing clippings and photo post cards. The 1973 scrapbook contains: Ruth’s typed journal; ship’s passenger list and newsletters; menus and brochures; 16 original color prints; and scrapbook pages containing travel receipts, tags, tickets, clippings and color photo post cards. Subjects of the photographs of their western trip include: the Calgary Stampede; Banff National Park; Lake Louise; Jasper National Park; Columbia Icefields; Skagway; Carcross; Lake Bennett; Wrangell; Alert Bay; Victoria; Port Angeles; Yellowstone National Park; and Mount Rushmore. Subjects of the photographs of their Caribbean cruise include: Caracas, Venezuela; the M.S. Southward; Grenada; Barbados; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by format type.

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: Ashley and Ruth Larkin scrapbooks, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2005.

Processing information: The scrapbooks in this collection were dismantled, select material removed and rearranged within the collection, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2017.

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