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Tourism in Alaska

Collections that document people's visit to Alaska.

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1964 Alaska earthquake collections

1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill collections

Advocacy collections

African American history in Alaska collections

Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood collections

Alaska Highway construction collections

Alaska Native and foreign language collections

Alaska state legislators and legislation collections

Anchorage history collections

Anchorage winter Olympics bids

ANCSA, ANILCA, and D-2 collections

Anthropology collections

Archives in Alaska

Arctic research collections

Canol Pipeline collections

Cold War era (1945-1992) collections

Communications systems

Creative writing collections

Education collections

Engineering collections

Fine arts collections

Fishing, fisheries, and canneries collections

Fur Rendezvous related collections

Fur trading, trapping, and farming

Gardening and botany collections

Geography and environmental studies collections

Geology related collections

Gold rush collections

Governors of Alaska

Greenspace collections

Hope and Sunrise, Alaska related collections

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race related collections

International collections

Journalism and broadcasting 

Labor collections

LGBT related collections

Mapping and surveying collections

Matanuska Colony collections

Medicine and health collections

Miners and mining collections

Nursing collections

Performing arts collections

Permanent Fund Dividend

Petroleum and natural gas related collections

Poetry collections


Senior Citizen Issues and Advocacy

Skiing and mountaineering collections

Steamship related collections

Tourism in Alaska

Women’s organizations and women’s issues collections

World War II in Alaska collections

The 1930s collections



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Ada and Olia tourist scrapbook; 1947. hmc-0880. Elderly women from Houston, Texas, who took an automobile trip to Southeast Alaska and return.

Alaska Steamship Company publicity materials; undated. EPH-0037

Anonymous Alaska Highway trip photographs; ca. 1948. hmc-0637.

Anonymous Alaska tourist slides; ca. 1967.  hmc-0604.

Anonymous autograph book; 1946-1948. hmc-0060.

Anonymous photographs of a trip to Portage and Bonanza Creek Placer Mining Areas; ca. 1911-1914.  hmc-0636.

Anonymous Alaska tourist photograph album; 1952.  hmc-0539. Tour group photographs of Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest.

Anonymous Kenai Peninsula tourist and sportsman photograph album, 1948. hmc-0908.

Anonymous Ohio family Alaska and Glacier National Park tourist photograph album; June-July 1914. hmc-0553.

Anonymous Pacific Coast Steamship Company tourist souvenir diary; 1908. hmc-0721. Tourist's diary of Alaska cruise on the S.S. Spokane out of Seattle.

Anonymous photographer Alaska photograph album; 1958-1959, 1963. hmc-0929. Alaska resident or visitor who photographed locations in South Central, Northwest, Interior and Southeast Alaska. May have been visitor

Anonymous Southeast Alaska tourist photograph album; circa. 1935. hmc-0635.

Anonymous S.S. North Sea Alaska cruise ship passenger tourist photograph album; 1939. hmc-0800.

Norman and Edna Bassett (Ak. Hist. Soc. Col.) Alaska trip photographs; undated, 1927, 1930, 1932. hmc-1027-AHS. Alaska trip on the S.S. Dorothy Alexander and the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in 1932.

William E. Beaty photograph album; 1935. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1056-AHS. A tourist visiting Alaska in 1935.

Hazel Benshoff letters; 1928-1929. hmc-0851. Letters to a young woman from a friend touring Alaska in the late 1920s.

Al E. Beyer tourist photograph album and papers; 1994. hmc-0958. Pleasanton, California motorcyle tourist who traveled over 7,000 road miles on a trip to Alaska.

Edward M. Biddle tourist photograph album; 1913. hmc-0901. Wealthy tourist from Pennsylvania who visited Glacier National Park and Southeast Alaska.

Nancy E. Carlock (1908-1995) tourist scrapbook; 1967. hmc-0936. Woman from Hemet, California, on 13 day tour of Alaska.

D. S. Clark Alaska Circle Tour photograph album; 1927. hmc-0614.

Ila M. Copley (Ak. Hist. Soc. Col.) papers and photographs; 1942, 1948-1950. hmc-1005-AHS. Materials relating to a visitor to Alaska.

Evie Cotes photo postcards; 1945. hmc-0519. Photo post cards collected on a trip to Alaska.

Howard Culbertson Family tourist postcard album and scrapbook; 1967.  hmc-0923. Ohio family who visited Canada and Alaska.

Homer E. Dalrymple photograph album; circa. 1917-1925.  hmc-0662. Photographs of Douglas, Alaska, and tourists.

Adrian Edison Erickson photograph album; 1924. hmc-0537. Album of a trip through Alaska and Canada.

Herman Erickson Family tourist color slides; 1951-1969. hmc-0883. Fresno, California family who took a cruise to Southeast Alaska in 1969.

Cathy Evans photograph album; circa 1960s. hmc-0893. Young girl who visited Alaska and the Yukon Territory with her family.

Tom Faraday tourist photograph album; 1939-1940. hmc-0611. Photographs, clippings, and memorabilia of junior ambassador to Alaska.

Marie "Sue" Feinler tourist scrapbook; July 1931.  hmc-0508. Scrapbook with photographs depicting a cruise to Alaska aboard the S. S. Northwestern.

James Ferguson (AK. Hist. Soc. Col.) photograph negatives; undated, 1948, 1950. hmc-1007-AHS. Reporter who visited Alaska.

Peter L. Ferry family photographs; 1929. hmc-1021-AHS. Family that visited Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

Mildred Fisher tourist photograph album; 1939. hmc-0661. Trip album of an Oklahoma schoolteacher who toured the Western U.S. and Alaska.

Walter J. Fitzgerald, S. J. (1883-1947) photographs; 1940. hmc-0849. Photographs of a Catholic bishop's confirmation trip to the Lower Yukon and the Bering Sea coast.

William Asberry "Berry" Gilcrease (1893-1995). Color Travel Slides; 1966. hmc-0655. Images of a tour of Alaska and western Canada.

Goldie and Bob tourist photograph album; July-August 1953. hmc-0768. Couple who visited Central California and Southcentral Alaska.

Josephine M. Gordon (b. 1908) journals; 1964-1985. hmc-0407. Journals of a family's annual trips through Alaska, Yukon Territory, and British Columbia.

Ruth Gordon tourist photograph album; circa. 1938. hmc-0732. Album of woman who took steamship cruise to Alaska.

Evelyn and Frelin Grimes scrapbook; 1969.  hmc-0918. Fresno, California couple who visited Southeast Alaska aboard the S.S. Prince George.

John K. Hardcastle (1909-1990) and Lee letter; 1947. hmc-0933. Letter from trip to Alaska via the Alaska Highway.

Eric (1904-1995) and Anna Harding tourist scrapbook; 1969. hmc-0749. Elmhurst, Illinois couple who took and bus and ship tour of Alaska.

Hotel Anchorage publicity stickers; undated. EPH-0053

Grace P. Hurst tourist photograph album; 1957.  hmc-0914. Indiana woman who visited her U. S. Army officer son and his family at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks.

Ruth Huseman (1985-1988) tourist photograph album; 1937. hmc-0623. Midwesterner who toured Western Canada and Southeast Alaska.

Kathleen “Pat” Jackson (Ak. Hist. Soc. Col.) tourist photograph album; 1934. hmc-1029-AHS. Portland, Oregon tourist on the S. S. Aleutian.

Gene and Phyllis Krisher papers; undated, 2001. hmc-1266. Photographs and memorabilia of a couple who took an Alaskan cruise.

Ashley and  Ruth Larkin tourist scrapbooks; 1968, 1973. hmc-0820. Couple from Rochester, New York, who toured the western U.S., Canada, and Alaska in 1968.

Myrtle Lenager tourist scrapbook; 1951. hmc-0574. Travel scrapbook of her trip from Greensboro, Kansas, through the U.S., Western Canada, and Alaska.

Lois Little papers; 1931, 1935. hmc-0575. Sioux City, Iowa schoolteacher who cruised Southeast Alaska on the S.S. Dorothy Alexander in 1931.

Loman and Hanford Alaska souvenir photograph album; ca. 1910-1920.  hmc-0497. Photograph album produced by a noted Alaskan photography firm plus additional photographs.

Lorrie and Sarge color slides; 1948. hmc-0750. Primarily travel slides of couple who stayed at Fort Richardson and toured Alaska.

Dorothy McCurrach Alaska trip scrapbook; June 1942. hmc-0557. Scrapbook detailing a cruise from Seattle to Skagway.

Agnes M. McQuarrie and Ruth E. Warnke tourist color slides; 1966. hmc-0847.

Mrs. John F. Mercer Nome trip scrapbook; 1898-1904. hmc-0486. Scrapbook of a woman who traveled and lived in Nome from 1900 to 1901.

Anne Moses tourist scrapbook; 1936, 1942. hmc-0659. Scrapbook of trip on the S.S. Yukon from Seattle to Seward in 1936.

Mildred E. (1910-1998) and Robert Mowrer (1907-2000) tourist photograph album; 1941. hmc-0935. Lancaster, Pennsylvania couple who toured the western U.S., Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

Myers family slides; 1980. hmc-1066-AHS. Images of a trip to British Columbia and Alaska.

New York tourist travel diary; 1931, 1935.  hmc-0591. Daily account of a luxury sightseeing trip to Alaska in 1931.

Mary A. Offley (1886-1989) tourist scrapbook; 1954.  hmc-0856. Scrapbook documenting trip on the Union Steamships Limited, S.S. Chilcotin from Vancouver, British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska; travels on the Southern Pacific Railroad and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.

Calvin R. (1919-1990) and Doris I. Orr (1923-2006) tourist scrapbook; 1988, 1989.  hmc-0938. Kansas couple on a travel trailer caravan tour to Alaska.

John A. Perkins photograph album; 1947-1948. Young man who visited Nome and Marks Field with his sister in 1947.

Postcard collection; undated. EPH-0087

Edna and Martha Preuss tourist photograph album; 1940. hmc-0746. Women who cruised Southeast Alaska aboard the S.S. Yukon.

Kenneth Quade color slides; ca. 1960-1970. hmc-0606. Published travel slides of a trip on the Alaska Highway.

Reminiscence of a 1918 Trip to Alaska; 1972. hmc-1003-AHS.

William Vance Rinehart, JR. (b. 1867) (Ak. Pac. Univ. Col.) journal; 1886-1900.  hmc-0987-APU. Seattle attorney who visited Nome in 1900.

Helen F. Rogers tourist photograph album; 1947.  hmc-0872. Album of Newport, Rhode Island woman who visited Western Canada and Alaska.

Ethel M. Shaw tourist scrapbook; 1937. hmc-0514. Tourist of Western U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

Simpson family photograph album; 1994.  hmc-0563. Album of family that took week-long cruise of Southeast Alaska.

Mr. and Mrs William P. Smith tourist photograph album tourist photograph album; 1891. hmc-0518.Tourist who cruised Southeast Alaska in 1891.

Geneva Starrett tourist photograph album and papers; 1938, 1955-1962. hmc-0711. Maine tourist who visited California and Alaska in 1938.

Steven and Leslie motion picture film; 1960. hmc-0341. Home movie footage of tourists who visited Anchorage.

John E. Sunder slides; 1969. hmc-1041-AHS. Slides of a trip to British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska.

Arabella and Raymond H. Taylor tourist scrapbook; 1956. hmc-0650. Scrapbook of a New York couple who went on the American Agriculturist Alaska tour in 1956.

Ethel Terry souvenir cruise diary; 1912. hmc-0638. Pacific Coast Steamship Company souvenir diary written in by Ethel Terry during a cruise to Alaska.

Philip and Marta Theriault tourist scrapbook; 1984. hmc-0675. Scrapbook of a couple who took a cruise to Alaska.

Alvin (1910-1996)and Betty Verser tourist photograph album; 1966, 1978. hmc-0766.
Sacramento couple who toured Alaska and Western Canada in 1966.

John and Jesse Warner tourist slides; 1974. hmc-0984. Slides from group tour of Western Canada and Alaska.

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