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Ercelle Davidson film and photographs

Guide to the Ercelle Davidson film and photographs
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1035-AHS.
Creator: Davidson, Ercelle, 1909-1978.
Title: Ercelle Davidson film and photographs.
Dates: 1952-1962.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and home movies taken by Ercelle Davidson in Alaska from 1952-1962.

Biographical note: Ercelle Davidson worked as a civil service supervisor in Alaska from 1945-1970. After retiring in 1970, Davidson moved from Alaska to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection description: The collection contains 35 mm photographic slides taken by Ercelle Davidson and her husband Edward Davidson during their travels in Alaska. The collection also includes 18 8mm film rolls of home and vacation movies shot by Davidson and her husband.

Arrangement: The collection has been arranged chronologically.

Alternative formats: The original 8 mm film reels have been digitized and placed on  MiniDVcassettes and VHS cassettes as access copies.

Digitized copies: Selected images in the collection have been digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives . For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Ercelle Davidson film and photographs, Alaska Historical Society collections,  Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Alaska Historical Society has placed the collection on deposit with Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jason Sylvestre in 2011.

Container list:




1/1 Seward and Seward Highway 1952 February
1/2 Crow Creek gold panning 1952 July
1/3 Valdez and Richardson Highway 1952 August
1/4 Last prospectors trip and house 1952
1/5 Armistice Day parade, Anchorage 1952 November
1/6 Shemya 1952 August-1953 May
1/7 Kotzebue, Nome, and McGrath 1954 February
1/8 Girdwood and Lake Wasilla, Hope Road, Seward Highway 1954 June
1/9 Ship Creek and fishing 1954 August
1/10 Office summer picnic 1954
1/11 Kenai cutoff campsite 1954 September
1/12 Fall mountain hike 1954
1/13 Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base 1954
1/14 Seward 1954
1/15 Fairbanks and North Pole, AK 1955 May 30
1/16 Elmendorf AFB 1955 July 4
1/17 Resurrection Creek summer trip 1955
1/18 Cordova fish spawning 1955 September
1/19 Whittier and Prince William Sound 1955
1/20 Bryce Canyon and Hood Canal, Washington, Girdwood, King’s Lake, and Moose creek 1955
1/21 Army Day 1955 June 19
1/22 Kotzebue 1956
1/23 Chugach mountain range 1956
1/24 Ninilchik and Homer Trip 1957 June 17
1/25 Road trip – Anchorage to Michigan 1957
1/26 Sunets 1957
1/27 Juneau 1958 February 23
1/28 Kotzebue 1958
1/29 1960 – unidentified slides 1960
1/30 Elmendorf AFB 1961
1/31 Portage Glacier, Portage Lake, North Pole, AK, Richardson Highway 1962
1/32 Armed Forced Day and air show, Fort Richardson Undated
1/33  Aircraft Undated
1/34 Eagle River gold panning Undated
1/35 Eklutna Undated
1/36 Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks Undated
1/37 Fort Richardson, Elmendorf AFB Undated
1/38 Kenai Undated
1/39 Moose Undated
1/40 Ercelle and Edward Davidson, and friends Undated
1/41 Portage glacier and Cook Inlet Undated
1/42 Roadhouses, lodges, and inns Undated
1/43 Unidentified towns Undated
1/44 Moose Creek, Anchorage, and unidentified slides Undated
1/45 Toastmasters, Homer Undated
1/46 Glacier Undated
2/1 Mini Digital Video Cassette containing copies of all the 8mm films in the box 1953-1962
2/2-19 8mm movies shot by Ercelle Davidson. Index of movies can be found in box. 1953-1962


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