Guide to the Gene and Phyllis Krisher papers
Collection number: HMC-1266.
Title: Gene and Phyllis Krisher papers.
Dates: undated, 2001.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and memorabilia of a couple who took an Alaskan cruise.
Gene Krisher was born in 1931 in Michigan, and Phyllis Krisher (née Castle) was born in Vermont in 1930. Gene and Phyllis married in 1950, and moved to Brattleboro, Vermont in 1952. In 2001, the couple took a cruise to Alaska. Gene and Phyllis Krisher both died in 2017.
The collection contains photographs, receipts, maps, and pamphlets from a cruise the Krishers took to British Columbia and Alaska. Subjects of the photographs include buildings, scenery, and totem poles in Vancouver; the cruise ship Regal Princess and ship passengers; scenery and the Alaska Railroad in Skagway; buildings in Whitehorse; dredges and buildings in Dawson City; the Alaska Highway; the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in Tok; Susan Butcher’s training camp; Fairbanks; Chena; Denali National Park; and Portage Lake and Portage Glacier. Other material in the collection includes cruise ship information, receipts from the cruise, information for tours in Alaska and Canada, travel tickets, single day membership cards for Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall in Dawson City, and a certificate for reaching the end of the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections.
Digitized copies: Selected photographs have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections has copyright to materials created by Gene and Phyllis Krisher. The collection includes materials not created by the Krishers which may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: Gene and Phyllis Krisher papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by the donor’s family.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by John Krisher, Gene and Phyllis’s son, in 2018. John Krisher signed a deed of gift to the collection in 2017.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018.