Guide to the Alaska Highway tourist papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection
Collection number: HMC-1224-AHS.
Title: Alaska Highway tourist papers.
Date: undated, 1954.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: The collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs, postcards, and slides of a trip through Canada and Alaska.
Unavailable at this time.
The collection contains fourteen black and white prints, two postcards, and 523 color slides. The photographs include images of people in downtown Anchorage, Petersburg, Chateau Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada), and a number of unidentified locations throughout Alaska and Canada. The slides contain images of a road trip beginning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, through western Canada, Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Kotzebue, as well as a trip on the S.S. Alaska to Seattle. One of the postcards contains a print of the Falls Creek Fish Ladder in Petersburg and was sent to Virginia Thurtle in Euclid, Ohio. The other postcard displays the Alaska’s Flag song and images of the Alaskan flag and a man panning for gold.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.
Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Al-Can tourist papers.” For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Alaska Highway tourist papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2012. The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2012.
Processing information: Slides were removed from trays and placed in archival photograph and slide enclosures in 2012. This collection was described by Becky Butler in 2016.