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Elizabeth Rose Schiller photograph album

Guide to the Elizabeth Rose Schiller photograph album
undated, 1912-1926

Collection number: HMC-1359.
Creator: Schiller, Elizabeth Rose.
Title: Elizabeth Rose Schiller photograph album.
Dates: undated, 1912-1926.
Volume of collection: 0.3 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a resident of Cordova and Fairbanks.

Biographical note:
Elizabeth Rose Schiller was born in 1872 and moved to Cordova, Alaska with her husband, Frederick C. Schiller circa 1905. The couple operated Schiller’s restaurant in Cordova before moving to Fairbanks after 1920. Mrs. Schiller was an avid gardener, both in Cordova and at the Schillers’ home on 10th Avenue in Fairbanks. Elizabeth Schiller died in Fairbanks in 1955.

Collection description:
The album contains original and commercial photographs of Alaska, as well as a 1917 Thanksgiving menu from Schiller’s restaurant in Cordova. Subjects of the photographs include the Schillers’ home and garden in Cordova; people; livestock; wild animals; scenery; boats; fox farming; fishing; camping; hunting; airplanes flown in the Detroit Arctic Expedition of 1926; dog mushing; and a flood in Fairbanks. Locations pictured include Cordova, Middleton Island, the Copper River, Sand Point, Geographic Harbor, Katmai Bay, Pavloff Bay, Fairbanks, Anvik, and Nulato.

Arrangement: The photograph album is arranged in original order.

Alternative formats: The album, as well as the individual photographs therein have been digitized for preservation purposes.

Digitized copies: Selected items from the collection have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Elizabeth Rose Schiller photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information about Elizabeth Schiller was provided by the donor.

Custodial history: The album was given to the Nerland family, who were friends of the Schillers by Elizabeth Schiller.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Rick Nerland in 2020.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2020.

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