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Alaska World War II (WWII) Photograph Albums, ca. 1940s

Identifier: PCA 510

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two photograph albums with 320 black and white images. The images are circa WWII in Alaska. They primarily depict the life and work of military personnel. The images are of scenery, villages, aircrafts, and people, and were taken from all around the state of Alaska. Subjects include: Military, military planes, Juneau, Sitka, Gulkana, biplanes, Wasilla Public Library, Alaska Star Airlines, Northern Commercial Co., Bush pilots, Florence Blanchard. The photographer/collector is unknown.


  • circa 1940s

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

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 Note

This collection was donated to the Alaska State Museum by Keith Routley, Park Ranger, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Seattle Unit. The State Museum then transferred it to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. There is a note saying that the original donors were Gil and Barbara Frenette of Coquitlam, B.C. They donated the two albums to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. There is another note in the albums: “Florence Blanchard - That was her name when she first moved up to Alaska. She married a “bush pilot.” He crashed somewhere in Alaska. Initial “N”.” It is possible that these albums belonged to Florence.


2 Volumes (2 photograph albums) : 320 black and white photographic prints

Language of Materials



The collection was donated by Keith Routley, Park Ranger, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Seattle Unit to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections September 2005 and is accessioned as 2005-10.

Processing Information

This collection has been described at the album level. The albums have been placed into a pH-neutral box.

Alaska WWII Photograph Albums, ca. 1940s
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Processed by: Alea Oien, May 2009 ; Revised by: Sara Bornstein, December 2013 ; Jacki Swearingen, February 2018 ; ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Freya Anderson ; Revised by: Sandy Johnston, May 2022
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Repository Details

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

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