Guide to the Mary A. Offley papers
Collection number: HMC-0856.
Creator: Offley, Mary A.
Title: Mary A. Offley papers.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Tourist papers from a woman who traveled to Alaska.
Mary A. Offley was from San Mateo, California and died in 1989.
The collection contains the contents of an Alaska tourist scrapbook created by San Mateo, California resident Mary Offley. On August 12, 1954, she embarked on the Union Steamships Limited’s S.S. Chilcotin at Vancouver, British Columbia, for a cruise to Skagway, Alaska. The trip also included travel on the Southern Pacific Railroad and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Albert E. Cobb, also a resident of San Mateo, accompanied Offley on the trip. The collection consists of a telegram and letter concerning payment for the trip, a passenger list for the August 12th cruise of the S.S. Chilcotin, travel brochures for the S.S. Chilcotin, Sitka, the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Shasta Daylight train from San Francisco to Portland, and a trip to the West Taku Arm over the White Pass & Yukon Route. The collection also includes maps for the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Shasta Daylight train, the West Taku Arm and Whitehorse Districts, and the White Pass & Yukon Route, stationery and letterhead for Union Steamships Limited of Vancouver, as well as various baggage tags, tickets, business cards, and post cards.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document 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 the collection.
Preferred citation: Mary A. Offley papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Publications were removed from the collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2006.
Processing information: The collection originally arrived to Archives as a scrapbook. The scrapbook was dismantled, photographs, publications, and papers removed, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.