Guide to the Francis J. Huber slides
1964-2000, bulk 1978-2000
Collection number: HMC-1280.
Creator: Huber, Francis J.
Title: Francis J. Huber slides.
Dates: 1964-2000, bulk 1978-2000.
Volume of collection: 4.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Slides taken by an Alaskan photographer.
Frank Huber was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up with a passion for the outdoors. In 1955, after serving in the Korean War, he moved to Alaska with his wife, Nancy, and son, Michael. In Alaska, he worked in civil engineering and public works and had two more children, Carole and Jeff. Huber enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. An avid photographer, his photographs were published in magazines and textbooks. He retired to Hawaii and passed away in March 2018.
The collection consists of color slides taken by Francis J. Huber in Alaska and elsewhere. Subjects of the slides include animals, plants, scenery, hot air balloons, fishing, hunting, outdoor activities, sports, Fur Rendezvous, sled dog racing, diving, boating, ice carving, and people. Locations represented in the photographs include Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, Prudhoe Bay, Denali National Park and Preserve, and other locations in Alaska, as well as Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Texas, Honduras, South America, Florida, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Wyoming, Arizona, and Australia.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by subject using Huber’s original filing system and folder titles. Folders that were not part of the two letter filing systems are arranged alphabetically by subject following the slides that are organized using Huber’s filing system.
Digitized copies: Selected slides from this collection have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright to the collection was transferred to Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: Francis J. Huber slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Francis Huber and his son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Shannon Huber in 2018. A deed of gift was signed by Jeffrey Huber, acting as power of attorney for Francis Huber.
Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2018.
|1/1||AA Bears-singles McNeil River||1982, 1988|
|1/2||AB Bears-pairs McNeil River||1982|
|1/3||AC Bears-groups McNeil River||1982 August|
|1/4||AD Bears-cubs McNeil River||1982|
|1/5||AE Bears in the grass||1982 August|
|1/11||BB Moose-bulls fighting||1983-1989|
|1/12||BC Moose-groups||1984 September|
|1/13||BD Moose cows and calves||1983-1998|
|1/14||BE Sheep-single rams||1981-1999|
|1/15||BF Sheep-groups of rams||1981, 1983|
|1/16||BG Sheep-lambs and ewes||1981-1990|
|1/18||BI Wolves||1988, 1992|
|1/19||BJ Sea otters||1989-1992|
|1/20-21||BK Seals and sea lions||1991-2000|
|1/23||BM Beavers||1991 June-July|
|1/24||CA Grebes||1986, 1994|
|2/1||CB Canada geese||1980-1993|
|2/3||CD Golden eye||1986|
|2/11||CJ Eagles flying||1988-1994|
|2/12||CK Ranch and zoo animals||1988, 1992|
|2/13||CL Berries||1988, 1989|
|2/14||CM Ground squirrel||1988-1995|
|2/15||CN Tree squirrels & rabbits||1980-1990|
|2/17||CP Anhinga [snake bird]||1990|
|2/18||CQ Purple gallinule||1990|
|2/19||CR Green herons||1990|
|2/20||CS Blue herons||1990, 1993|
|2/21||CT Woodpeckers||1990, 1995|
|2/22||CU Egrets, ibis & storks||1990, 1991|
|2/23||CV Snow geese||1990|
|2/24||CW Yellow-eyed & blue penguins||1991|
|2/25||CX White herons||1991|
|2/28-29||DA Winter scenes||1987-1995|
|2/30||DB Summer scenes||1982-1996|
|2/31-32||DC Fall scenes||1980-1989|
|3/1||DE Mt. McKinley [Denali]||1981, 1989-1994|
|3/5||DI Alaska Pipeline||1987, 1992|
|3/6||DJ Mexico||1987, 1988, 2000|
|3/10||DM South America||1989|
|3/13||DP New Zealand||1991|
|3/14-16||DQ Papua New Guinea||1991, 1994|
|3/17||DR New Mexico||1992|
|3/18||DS Costa Rica||1993|
|3/20||DU Arizona||1994, 1999|
|3/22||EA Hot air balloons||1982|
|3/23||EB Fungi and mushrooms||1983|
|3/26||EE Alaska||1964, 1988-1995|
|4/1||EF Outdoor activities||1982-2000|
|4/5||EK Old buildings||1982, 1987|
|4/6||EL Miscellaneous [people, vehicles, dogs, boats]||1987-1993|
|4/7||EM Northern lights||1990|
|4/9||FA Fur Rendezvous||1989-1996|
|4/10||FB Sled dogs||1989-1992|
|4/11||FC Ice carving||1990|
|4/13||GA Wildflowers green||1982, 1987|
|4/14||GB Wildflowers brown||1982|
|4/15||GC Wildflowers red||1982|
|4/16||GD Wildflowers white||1982, 1983|
|4/17||GE Wildflowers pink||1982-1990|
|4/18||GF Wildflowers yellow||1982, 1983|
|4/19||GG Wildflowers blue||1982|
|4/20||GH Cactus||1983, 1988|
|4/21||GI Domestic flowers||1982-1989|
|4/23||GK Texas wildflowers||1988|
|4/24||HA Underwater Grand Cayman||1978|
|4/25||HB Underwater Hawaii||1979-1983|
|4/26||HC Underwater Cozumel||1987|
|4/27||HD Underwater Isla Mujeres||1987|
|4/28||HE Underwater Divers||1978-1990|
|4/29||HF Underwater Honduras||1990|
|4/32||Miscellaneous [flowers and people]||1967, 1979-1989|
|4/36-37||Medium format slides||undated|