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Bob and Gayle Curtis photograph albums

Guide to the Bob and Gayle Curtis photograph albums

Collection number: HMC-1296.
Curtis, Bob.
Curtis, Gayle.
Title: Bob and Gayle Curtis photograph albums.
Dates: 1965-1983.
Volume of collection: 0.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Material in the collection is in English.
Collection summary: Photograph albums of a couple who founded Tikchik Narrows Lodge near Bristol Bay.

Biographical note:
Bob and Gayle Curtis were pioneers of Alaskan sport fishing in the Bristol Bay area and owned Wood River Lodge near Dillingham. In 1969, they founded Tikchik Narrows Lodge on a peninsula separating Tikchik and Nuyakuk Lakes. In 1986, the couple sold the lodge to Bud Hodson.

Collection description:
The collection consists of five photograph albums created by or given to Bob and Gayle Curtis, mostly relating to Tikchik Narrows Lodge. The earliest album, dating from 1966 to 1970,  documents family life, including the birth and early childhood of the couple’s son, Robert, as well as activities such as camping, fishing, and the building of Tikchik Narrows Lodge. The other four albums document fishing trips to Tikchik Narrows Lodge. Subjects of the photographs in these albums include groups of people, Tikchik Narrows Lodge, fishing, boats, airplanes, and scenery.

Arrangement: The albums are arranged in roughly chronological order.

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

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Bob and Gayle Curtis photograph albums, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Tikchik Narrows Lodge, Alaska.” http://www.tikchiklodge.com/ (retrieved August 16, 2018).

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by Lesley Wallace in 2014.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2018.

Container list:

Box/Item Description Date
1/1 Family photograph album 1966-1970
1/2 Photograph album documenting a trip to Tikchik Narrows Lodge by Finnish President Urho Kekkonen 1972
2/1 Album containing photographs of trips to Tikchik Narrows Lodge in 1980 and 1981, with some photographs of hunting from 1965 1965, 1980-1981
2/2 Photograph album documenting a trip to Tikchik Narrows Lodge by executives from Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., Fischbach Corporation, Moore Financial Group, Inc. Kaiser Steel Corporation, and Washington Water Power Company. 1982
2/3 Photograph album documenting a trip to Tikchik Narrows Lodge by a group including Senator Ted Kennedy 1983


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