Fred Winter diary transcripts and translations

Guide to the Fred Winter diary transcripts and translations
circa 1963-1974

Collection number: HMC-1111.
Goetz, Janet C.
Winter, Fred.
Title: Fred Winter diary transcripts and translations.
Dates: circa 1963-1974.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and German.
Collection summary: Transcripts and translations of the diaries of a trapper dating from 1922-1938.

Historical note:
Janet Goetz was a long time resident of Anchorage. In the 1960s-1970s, she began a transcription and translation project of several diaries held by the Anchorage Museum written by a Susitna Valley homesteader and trapper, a German immigrant named Fred Winter.

Collection description:
This collection consists of transcriptions and translations of some of the Fred Winter diaries. It also includes some of Janet Goetz’s translation notes and a few personal business notes as well.

Arrangement: Materials are primarily in chronological order by date of the original diary.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: Users wishing to publish any materials from the collection should request permission from the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Preferred citation: Fred Winter diary transcripts and translations, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: On behalf of the Goetz estate, the transcripts and translations were presented to the Anchorage Library Foundation.

Acquisition note: The Anchorage Library Foundation gifted the transcripts and translations to the Archives in 2012.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2012.

Location of originals: The original diaries are held by the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Container list:

Folder Description Date
1 German transcription, handwritten 1922
2 German transcription, handwritten 1923
3 English translation, typescript 1923
4 English translation, handwritten 1924
5 German transcription, handwritten 1926
6 German transcription, handwritten 1927
7 English translation, typescript 1930
8-9 German transcription, handwritten (2 parts) 1938
10 English translation, typescript 1938
11 Transcription/translation notes undated, 1920
12 Draft entitled “Old Timer’s Year,” handwritten undated



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