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Joseph R. Werner Photograph Collection, 1936-1972

Identifier: PCA 3
Scope and Contents Images of the Juneau Ski Club, activities and members are shown in the Juneau and Douglas areas, and other skiing locations outside of Alaska. Contains a folder of information gathered during the planning and construction of Juneau's golf course, "the Million Dollar Golf Course," or "Sandblasters Club" first envisioned by Werner. Images of the wreck of the Princess Kathleen are included. Additional unidentified photographs of people, hunting and boating activities ("Ourluk") were added in...
Dates: 1936-1972

LeRoy West Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s

Identifier: PCA 393
Scope and Contents

The photographs are primarily of Loran (long range navigation station) stations during the 1940s and early 1950s. Places include Umnak, Naknek, Cold Bay, Annette Island, Cordova, Yakutat, Gustavus, and Sitka.

Dates: ca. 1940s-1950s

Western Airlines Photograph Collection, 1926–1969

Identifier: PCA 51
Scope and Contents

Photographs used by Western Airlines to promote travel to Alaska. Included are airplanes, from the 1920’s to the ‘60’s, communities and towns around Southeast Alaska, totem poles and carving, boats, ships, mining. An aerial view of the old Douglas Island bridge is included.

Dates: 1926-1969

Margaret M. & Roy J. Wheat Photograph Collection, 1917-1940s

Identifier: PCA 491
Scope and Contents

Many of the photographs in this collection were taken by Roy Wheat when he was stationed in Alaska during WWI. The images are of Nome and Interior Alaska; the date range is 1917-1940s. Most of the photographs are carefully identified. There are also photographs of Captain Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer (1920), when he came through Nome.

Dates: 1917-1940s

William L. Whitaker Photograph Collection, ca. 1899-1902

Identifier: PCA 32
Scope and Contents

This collection contains views of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, and Chilkoot Trail, ca. 1899-1902. The images in the albums show the beginning of the trip to Alaska about 1898; Skagway, Dyea, White Pass scenes during the Gold Rush; Juneau and area scenes and activities 1899.

Dates: circa 1899-1902

Papers of Captain John W. White and Dr. James T. White of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1877-1902

Identifier: MS 49-9
Scope and Contents The collection includes a letter book (1877 1878) of Capt. John W. White's, from his service on the Steamer THOMAS CORWIN, which covers lifesaving station management in California, Oregon and Washington.The James T. White papers consist of records and journals kept from 1900-1902, while he served as surgeon and quarantine officer on the U.S.S. NUNIVAK. The papers describe life at St. Michael and include a descriptive account of the cruise in 1900 up the Yukon River to the winter...
Dates: 1877-1902

White, J. Eva: Missionary Correspondence, 1888

Identifier: MS 4-14-3
Scope and Contents

Letter describes life and experiences of missionary work in Juneau.

Dates: 1888

Sam O. White Photograph Collection, circa 1922-1960

Identifier: PCA 205
Content Description

Many of the views in this collection were used to illustrate Sam White’s story of his work in Alaska; serialized in the ALASKA SPORTSMAN magazine from December 1964 through November 1965. Most depict airplanes and villages in interior Alaska. Subjects include Alaska Game Commission personnel and offices, airplane crashes, the Wien brothers (Merrill, Sig and Noel), and localities, such as Ft. Yukon and Tonzana.

Dates: circa 1922-1960

Letter from Fenton B. Whiting in Seattle to Georgie, 1929 July 27

Identifier: MS 4-13-3
Scope and Contents

Letter includes comments on personal contacts with: Jack Dalton, J.M. "Si" Tanner, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, Frank Reid, and Michael Heney; eye witness account of the Smith-Reid duel and stopping the strike mob on the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

Dates: 1929 July 27

Frank H. Whiting Photograph Collection, ca. 1898-1902

Identifier: PCA 219
Content Description

Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Railroad construction and trains, ca. 1898-1902.

Dates: 1898-1902