Guide to the Robert Sawicki scrapbook
An Alaska Historical Society collection
Collection number: HMC-1241-AHS.
Creator: Sawicki, Robert.
Title: Robert Sawicki scrapbook.
Date: undated, 1949.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook of a trip to Alaska.
Robert Sawicki was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 1924. Sawicki was a carpenter who lived in Hatfield most of his life. After being stationed in Asia during World War II, he traveled to Alaska in 1949.
The collection contains a scrapbook of Robert Sawicki’s trip to Alaska. The scrapbook includes photographic postcards, photographs taken by Sawicki, postcards Sawicki sent to his brother Bernard (Bernie), and comic postcards. Subjects or locations the photo postcards depict are: Anchorage, including 4th Avenue, Fort Richardson, Lake Spenard, and Cook Inlet; Matanuska and Palmer, including Palmer School; Portage and Columbia glaciers; wildlife; the Alaska Railroad; Ketchikan; Alaska Natives; and the Alaska Highway. Subjects or locations of photographs taken by Robert Sawicki include: soldiers, buildings, and planes on Elmendorf Air Force Base and in Fairbanks; Point Woronzof; Lake Spenard; Alaska Railroad and the Matanuska Railroad Depot; stores, shops, and a parade on 4th Avenue in Anchorage; Denali National Park; caches; and Alaska scenery.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.
Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Robert Sawicki.” For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Alaska Historical Society owns copyright to materials created by Robert Sawicki.
Preferred citation: Robert Sawicki scrapbook, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by the donor, Hermine J. DeMichele.
Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2015 by Hermine J. DeMichele, Robert Sawicki’s niece. The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2016.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016.