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Evelyn and Frelin Grimes scrapbook

Guide to the Evelyn and Frelin Grimes scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0918.
Grimes, Evelyn.
Grimes, Frelin.
Title: Evelyn and Frelin Grimes scrapbook.
Date: 1969.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook of a Fresno, California couple who visited Southeast Alaska aboard the S.S. Prince George.

Biographical note:
Evelyn and Frelin Grimes were from Fresno, California. In September 1969, the couple went on a tour of Southeast Alaska. Their round trip began on September 9th on the Canadian National Railway’s S.S. Prince George from Vancouver, B. C. to Skagway, Alaska. Their tour included stops in Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Wrangell, and Alert Bay, along with a trip on the White Pass and Yukon Railway from Skagway to Whitehorse. The couple returned home to Fresno on September 17th. Frelin Grimes died in Fresno, California, in 1985.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the contents of the tourist scrapbook of Evelyn and Frelin Grimes, who visited Southeast Alaska in 1969. The collection contains: a passenger list for the September 9th sailing of the S.S. Prince George; travel brochures and maps; trip tickets, receipts and other memorabilia; S.S. Prince George menus (September 10-16); and 44 color photo post cards. The travel brochures include those for Canadian National Railway’s Alaska cruises, Mendenhall Glacier, the Chapel by the Lake at Auke Bay, the White Pass and Yukon Railway, and the town of Wrangell. The maps include those for the White Pass and Yukon Railway (paper place mat) and the city of Prince Rupert. Subjects of the post cards include: the S.S. Prince George; street scenes, aerial views, buildings, totem poles and other scenery in Ketchikan, Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier, Auke Bay, Skagway, Wrangell, Petersburg and Prince Rupert; and scenery along the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

Alternative formats: A xerographic copy of the original scrapbook was made to indicate the original order of the materials.

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: Evelyn and Frelin Grimes scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased on eBay by the Archives in 2006.

Processing information: The scrapbook was dismantled, contents arranged by document type, and collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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