An Alaska Historical Society collection
Guide to the Ercelle Davidson collection
Collection number: HMC-1035-AHS.
Creator: Davidson, Ercelle, 1909-1978.
Title: Ercelle Davidson collection.
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: 35 of the images in the collection have been digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives (search Ercelle Davidson). 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 collection, 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.
|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|
|1/15||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|
|1/23||Chugach mountain range||1956|
|1/24||Ninilchik and Homer Trip||1957 June 17|
|1/25||Road trip – Anchorage to Michigan||1957|
|1/27||Juneau||1958 February 23|
|1/29||1960 – unidentified slides||1960|
|1/31||Portage Glacier, Portage Lake, North Pole, AK, Richardson Highway||1962|
|1/32||Armed Forced Day and air show, Fort Richardson||Undated|
|1/34||Eagle River gold panning||Undated|
|1/36||Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks||Undated|
|1/37||Fort Richardson, Elmendorf AFB||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|
|1/44||Moose Creek, Anchorage, and unidentified slides||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|