Guide to the Florentine A. Traxler papers
Collection number: HMC-0912.
Creator: Traxler, Florentine A.
Title: Florentine A. Traxler papers.
Dates: circa 1943-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Memorabilia and photographs of a woman who worked for Dowell Construction Co. during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Florentine A. Traxler was from Le Center, Minnesota. From 1943 to 1944, she worked for the Dowell Construction Company, which was a contractor helping to build the Alaska Highway. Florentine Traxler died in 1995.
The collection contains the travel papers, memorabilia, and photographs of Florentine Traxler while working in Alaska. Included in the collection are a poem book, with subjects pertaining to the construction of the ALCAN, the Yukon, and WWII; travel forms, receipts, a pamphlet from the Athabascan Hotel, and a Discovery Day Celebration ticket. Subjects of the photographs in the collection include the construction of the Alaska Highway (construction workers, camps, vehicles, and equipment); the Yukon Territory and Yukon River at Whitehorse; a rotary railroad snow plow; the lobby of the Athabasca Hotel in Jasper, Alberta; a lithograph of a Dawson dance hall scene; wildlife; and dog teams.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by record type. Photographs have been arranged by size.
Digitized copies: Select photographs have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Florentine Traxler”. 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: Florentine A. Traxler papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Newspapers have been removed from the collection and some added to ephemera collections. Please ask an archivist for further information.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2006.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014. Newspapers were removed from the collection and the collection guide updated by Veronica Denison in 2017.