Gertrude Wetzel photographs

Guide to the Gertrude Wetzel photographs
1945-1955
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1365-AHS.
Creator: Wetzel, Gertrude L.
Title: Gertrude Wetzel photographs.
Dates: 1945-1955.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a public health nurse in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Gertrude Wetzel served as a nurse in Alaska in 1945-1955.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 124 color slides taken by Gertrude Wetzel as she traveled around Alaska. The subjects of the slides include buildings, houses, cities, places, Alaska Native individuals, and scenery. Locations depicted in the images include Flat, Nulato, McKinley Park, Fort Yukon, Unalakleet, Barrow, Nome, Wrangell, Teller, White Mountain, Copper Center, Manley Hot Springs, St. Lawrence Island, Big and Little Diomede islands, Seward, The White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The collection also contains four commercial slides of scenery and a map of Alaska overlaid on a map of the contiguous United States.

Arrangement: The slides are generally grouped by subject of the image.

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

Rights note: The Alaska Historical Society owns copyright to this collection. The Archives can grant use permissions for these items.

Preferred citation: Gertrude Wetzel photographs, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2020 by Helen J. Kohr, Gertrude Wetzel’s niece.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2021.

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