Skip to main content

Connie and Rev. Pat Keller Slide Collection, 1956-1963

Identifier: PCA 303

Content Description

The collection reflects the Keller family and their experiences while living in Huslia and traveling through the interior regions of Alaska. Descriptions, written by Mrs. Keller, capture the residents of the villages and their daily activities and contain much historical information. The collection includes views of Huslia, Tetlin, Minto, Tanana, Alaskan villages on the Koyukuk River, Koyukon families and members of the Episcopal church, 1956-1963.

Included in the collection are members of the Sydney Huntington family and the George Attla family. Pat Keller, Connie Keller, Edward Bergman, Milton Swan, Mary Cox, Rowland Cox, Tom Osgood, Randy Mendelsohn, Fr. Dick Simmonds, Coleman Inge, Lee Stratman, Abraham Oldman, Mr. and Mrs. Les James, Rv. Norman Elliott, Rev. William J. Gordon, Clover Jean Ward, Marvin Werbelow, James “Andy” Anderson, George Attla, Sr., George Attla, Jr., Eliza Attla, Steven Attla, Shirley Attla, Richard Derendoff, Annie Vent, Agnes Huntington, Roger Huntington, Betty Huntington, Angela Huntington, Tony and Emily Sam, Edwin and Lydia Simon, Willy and Annie Vent, Freddy and Lorna Vent, George and Marie Yaska.

Titles and descriptions courtesy of Mrs. Keller.


  • 1956-1963

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.

Biographical / Historical

In 1956, Patterson (Pat) Keller was first resident vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Mission in Huslia, Alaska, after he spent the summer of 1955 in Tetlin as a seminarian. Several years later he met and married Connie Godfrey who was a Bible School teacher for the Diocese of Alaska under Bishop Gordon. They were married in Vermont before returning to Huslia where they lived until May 1963. They also traveled to Hughes as part of Pat’s ministry and also to Hog River. They visited and supplied in Allakaket and Bettles Field. Daughters Kathryn and Christina were born in Fairbanks in 1959 and 1961.


142 Photographic Slides : 35 mm color slides

Language of Materials



The collection was donated in Sept. 1988 by Cornelia G. (Connie) and Rev. Pat Keller, of Eastsound, Washington. Acc. No. 1988-057.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available to view via Alaska's Digital Archives.

Processing Information

The slides are numbered and sleeved in Mylar. An item-level inventory is available.

Finding Aid for the Connie and Rev. Pat Keller Slide Collection, 1956-1963
Processed by: India Spartz, 1988. ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Amber Glen, January 2019 ; Updated by: Freya Anderson, July 2019 ; Updated by: Connie Hamann
2021 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

PO Box 110571
Juneau AK 99811-0571 US
907-465-2151 (Fax)