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Esther Waldheim papers

Guide to the Esther Waldheim papers
Circa 1946-1947
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1303-AHS.
Creator: Waldheim, Esther.
Title: Esther Waldheim papers.
Dates: circa 1946-1947.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a tourist in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Esther Waldheim lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where her family owned a furniture store. She visited Alaska several times.

Collection description:
The collection primarily consists of black and white photographic prints related to Esther Waldheim’s travels to and around Alaska. Locations of the photographs include Tok, Livengood, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Juneau, Skagway, Richardson Highway, Ester, Lake Bennett, Whitehorse, Carcross Landing, Dry Creek, Haines Junction, Vancouver, Victoria, and the Alaska Highway. Subjects of the images include buildings, bridges, gold panning, mining, street scenes, and tourist attractions. The collection also includes a few commercial photographs, postcards sent to her by a Fairbanks resident named George, and a Juneau tourist pamphlet. Most materials in the collection are undated.

Arrangement: The collection is in the order in which it arrived at the Archives. The photographs are roughly grouped by location.

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

Rights note: Copyright to the materials has been transferred to the Alaska Historical Society. The Archives can grant permission for use.

Preferred citation: : Esther Waldheim papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Other Alaska tourist collections can be found in the Archives guide to collections relating to Tourism in Alaska.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2018 by Mary Cahill Waldheim.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2018.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2022.

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