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JOSEPHINE M. GORDON (b. 1908). Journals; 1964, 1966, 1969-1985. 1 cu. ft.

Josephine M. Gordon moved to Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband J. Chester Gordon in 1956, two years after they bought Anchorage radio station KBYR. Jo Gordon spent a great deal of her time in Alaska writing and painting. Near the end of each summer between 1969 and 1985 and possibly other years, the Gordons went on an extended vacation through Alaska and Western Canada. Jo Gordon wrote and illustrated one journal volume for each summer trip. The Gordons left Alaska in 1994.

The collection consists of copies of Jo Gordon's fourteen illustrated journals which detail the summer road trips the Gordons took between 1969 and 1985. In the journals, she discussed the towns they visited, the people they met, the businesses they patronized, road conditions, scenery, berry picking, (and making jams and jellies), her husband's for antique telegraph insulators, and their poodles. The Gordons were particularly fond of Atlin, British Columbia. There is an index to the journals.

The journals were loaned to the archives for copying by Josephine M. Gordon in 1994. Permission to quote passages longer than fifty words must be obtained from the donor in writing.

HMC-0407

Index to journals.

Folder List:

1. Journal; Volume I; 1964, 1966, 1969-1972. (1 of 2)
2. Journal; Volume I; 1964, 1966, 1969-1972. (2 of 2)
3. Journal; 1973.
4. Journal; 1974. (1 of 2)
5. Journal; 1974. (2 of 2)
6. Journal; 1975. (1 of 2)
7. Journal; 1975. (2 of 2)
8. Journal; 1976. (1 of 2)
9. Journal; 1976. (2 of 2)
10. Journal; 1977. (1 of 2)
11. Journal; 1977. (2 of 2)
12. Journal; 1978. (1 of 2)
13. Journal; 1978. (2 of 2)
14. Journal; 1979. (1 of 2)
15. Journal; 1979. (2 of 2)
16. Journal; 1980. (1 of 2)
17. Journal; 1980. (2 of 2)
18. Journal; 1981. (1 of 2)
19. Journal; 1981. (2 of 2)
20. Journal; 1982. (1 of 2)
21. Journal; 1982. (2 of 2)
22. Journal; 1983. (1 of 2)
23. Journal; 1983. (2 of 2)
24. Journal; 1984.
25. Journal; 1985.