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Alaska--Description and travel--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Diary (Alaska)

Identifier: SC 00758
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1931, of a woman named Laura on her trip to Alaska. It primarily includes photographs pasted into the diary with annotations and descriptions of the places that she visited, but also includes diary entries about her trip. Photographs are primarily of lakes, glaciers, and other scenery, but there are also photographs of the author and people that she met along the way. She traveled with Emma Campbell, Edith Schaeffer, and Claire Gutman.

Dates: 1931

Travel Diary to Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico

Identifier: SC 00130
Scope and Contents About 55 pages of a diary by Nina Blodgett recorded during three trips spanning 1968-1974.  The first trip was a guided tour to Alaska July 2-20, 1968 where Blodgett describes landscapes, glaciers, travel logistics with her group, and sleeping arrangements.  She also describes the late sunset, people near her catching a 165+ pound halibut, and view of Native American dances. The second trip was a Caribbean Grange tour, February 1-14, 1974.  On this trip Blodgett visits many...
Dates: 1968-1974

Richard Williams Papers

Identifier: SC 00912
Scope and Contents Papers, circa 1940s, of Richard Williams, an African-American soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Includes a diary, in which he describes the weather, fishing and other recreational activities, and his duties. There are photographs and postcards that have been glued into the diary, which depict the local post office covered in snow, the towns of Juneau and Sitka, as well as Williams and other people that he met. There are also loose photographs, which seem to have come out of...
Dates: circa 1940-1949