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Thomas G. Wansbury Photograph Collection, ca. 1915-1918

 Collection
Identifier: PCA 324
Scope and Contents Alaska Railroad Construction. The majority of the prints are 8 x 14 cm. (3¼ x 5½ in.); includes one panorama. This collection documents the preliminary survey and early construction of the Alaska Railroad, ca. 1915-1917. Views include railroad survey and construction work, bridges, the towns of Fort Seward, Anchorage, Seward and Cordova, a portrait of Thomas Guy Wansbury and a panorama of the original railroad survey crew. Photographers represented in the collection include Louis H....
Dates: ca. 1915-1918

Margo Waring Photograph Collection, 1970s-1980s

 Collection
Identifier: PCA 532
Scope and Contents

Photographic prints of various Alaska communities and areas, and geographic features. Governor Sheffield’s inaugural ball, 1983.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

Helen Abbott Watkins Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCA 563
Scope and Contents

Tlingit family fish camp, Haines, Alaska, 1950s-1970s (bulk). Thunderbird House. Carr’s Cove, Alaska. Tlingit heritage. Smoking fish.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

Candy Waugaman Collection, ca. 1899-[ongoing]

 Collection
Identifier: MS 156
Scope and Contents

The collection contains sheet music, stationery and a colorful collection of ephemera. Candy donates to the Historical Collections regularly. Items are added to her own collection and to other Historical Collections’ resources when received.

Dates: 1899-[ongoing]

Candy Waugaman Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-[ongoing]

 Collection
Identifier: PCA 379
Scope and Contents

The images depict people and places in Alaska. Photographs are added as they are received.

Dates: circa 1890-[ongoing]

George L. Webb Family Letters, 1936-1937

 Collection
Identifier: MS 4-13-15
Scope and Contents Two letters from George to Ila and her family describe life in Juneau in the mid-1930’s. Includes a poignant account of the landslide in downtown Juneau, November 1936 in which 15 people died and mud was 20 feet high on Franklin Street, Juneau’s main throughfare. Webb describes “bathtubs … mashed flat [and] pipes … twisted into all shapes.” Another item from Mary, 1936, is a Christmas greeting to Ila and her family. Ila explained that the magazine image is from the little girl, who thought...
Dates: 1936-1937

Joseph M. Welden Photograph Collection, ca. 1907-1922

 Collection
Identifier: PCA 271
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains photographs of Fairbanks businesses, the old Chena River Bridge, sunsets, wild flowers and a 3-hour timed exposure of a sunset in which the moon created a streak across the sky. Additional photographs were donated in 2005 from the William T. Dunn Estate. William Dunn’s mother was Kathleen Pearl Welden; Joseph Welden was Dunn’s great uncle.

Dates: ca. 1907-1922

Florence Carr Wendt Collection, 1935-1967 (bulk 1935)

 Collection
Identifier: MS 194
Scope and Contents This collection includes Florence Carr Wendt's scrapbook which documents her travels in memorabilia and photographs. Her trip also inspired a manuscript, “Life Along the Yukon as seen by a tourist in 1935,” which she described in her last will and testament as an "interesting and of-historical-value account of ship-rail-boat travel, about life styles, politics, natives and tourists and local color, geography from Seattle and Seward to Fairbanks, up the Yukon River to Whitehorse and back to...
Dates: 1935-1967 ; Majority of material found in 1935

Information on Livingston Wernecke and the Treadwell Yukon Company, 1983

 Collection
Identifier: MS 13-3-7
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of an account of the Wernecke Camp at Ladue and Keno, Yukon Territory.

Dates: Publication: 1983

Werner, Joseph R., 1910-1972, Collector

 Collection
Identifier: MS 147
Scope and Contents

The Werner Papers consist of three folders representing Werner’s interests from 1937 - 1951. Two folders contain monthly bulletins and other items of the Juneau Ski Club, 1937 - 1949. The third folder contains mimeograph copies of correspondence and treasurer’s report for the Alaska Logging Association for the year 1951. Photographs and other papers form a separate collection, PCA 3.

Dates: 1937-1951