PETER R. AND BEULAH MARRS PARISI. Papers; n.d., 1938, 1941-1947, 1950, 1972, 1993-1995. 1.2 cu. ft.
Beulah "Bee" Marrs came to Alaska in 1941 and was employed by the Bristol Bay Air Service and the Morrison-Knudsen Construction Co. She was an active volunteer with the USO in Anchorage, and became the official hostess of the organization's "Friendly Log Cabin" in 1944. During World War II, she lived in a house in Anchorage with Polly Petty, Helen Lawrence, and Beverley Pettyjohn, who were also active volunteers with the USO. Peter R. Parisi was stationed in Alaska with the headquarters squadron of the 11th Fighter Command during World War II. Beulah Marrs returned home to Minnesota in 1946. They were married in 1946.
The collection consists of Beulah Marrs Parisi's biographical scrapbooks, photographs, and related materials concerning her life in Anchorage during World War II and her volunteer work with the USO. The collection includes biographical scrapbooks (1941-1945); photographs from or related to the scrapbooks; publications; newspaper clippings; and a six page reminiscence on the wartime newsletter, The Mukluk Telegraph. The biographical scrapbooks contain autobiographical narratives, letters, photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and other materials. The photographs include over three hundred copy prints and negatives from the scrapbooks, plus other original prints and negatives. The publications consist of wartime Alaska magazines, issues of Flying Time, the newsletter of the Headquarters Squadron of the 11th Fighter Command in Adak, and illustrated booklets for the Alaska Steamship Company, the Alaska Railroad, the USO Club in Anchorage, and the Mt. McKinley U.S. Army Recreation Camp. The newspaper clippings primarily concern the Morrison-Knudsen Construction Company, aviation, and airplane crashes and rescues.
The collection was loaned to the archives for copying by Peter and Beulah Marrs Parisi in 1996 and 1997. A deed of gift was signed in 1996.
Box and Folder List:
Series 1. Biographical Scrapbooks (photocopies); n.d.,
1941-1947, 1950, 1972, 1993-1995.
1. "My Alaska Years, 1941"; By Beulah Marrs Parisi (186 pp.); n.d., 1941, 1942, 1944, 1950, 1994.
-Anchorage; pp. 1-77.
-Bee Hive; pp. 79-161.
-Bristol Bay Air Service; pp. 163-186.
- "Bert Rouff and the Bristol Bay Air Service"; n.d. (memoir inserted after p. 163).
2. "My Alaska Years, 1942"; By Beulah Marrs Parisi (223 pp.); n.d., 1942-1945, 1993.
-USO; pp. 1-93.
-Morrison-Knudsen; pp. 95-157.
-The Gillam Tragedy; pp. 159-223.
- "Christmas with the Armed Forces in Alaska!"; Written by Polly Petty (original copy of
letter).; ca. Jan. 1943 (inserted at end of folder).
3. "My Alaska Years, 1943"; By Beulah Marrs Parisi (98 pp.); n.d., 1942-1944, 1947, 1972.
-More Anchorage; pp. 1-79.
-War; pp. 81-98.
4. "My Alaska Years, 1944"; By Beulah Marrs Parisi (203 pp.); n.d., 1943, 1944, 1946.
-Spring Months; pp. 1-40.
-Railway Battalion; pp. 41-46.
-Catholic Young Peoples Group; pp. 47-53.
-Minnesota Party; pp. 55-78.
-Photo Lab; pp. 79-88.
- "As You Like It" Musical Review; pp. 89-99.
-Employment at the USO; pp. 101-118.
-Flower Show; pp. 119-126.
-Bonanza Days; pp. 127-137.
-Fall Events; pp. 139-166.
-Club New Yorker; pp. 167-203.
5. "My Alaska Years; 1945"; By Beulah Marrs Parisi (153 pp.); n.d., 1945.
-Sidney Lawrence Show; pp. 9-18.
-10,000 Knights in an Igloo and Concerts; pp. 19-28.
-Other Activities; pp. 29-153.
-Program for Mother's Day concert, USO, Anchorage (copy); May 13, 1945 (inserted at end of folder)
Box 2 (Album 1)
Series 2. Photographs from Biographical Scrapbooks, and
Other Related Original Prints and Negatives (332 b&w copy
prints; 332 copy negatives; 35 b&w original prints; 3 original
negatives); 1938, 1941-1945.
1. Photos from 1941 Book; n.d., 1938, 1941-1944 (65 b&w copy prints, 4 X 5 inch; 65 b&w copy negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 10 original b&w prints; 73 different).
Copy Prints and Negatives:
1. Beulah Marrs: application photo; Spring 1938 (p. 28-A).
2. Man in uniform in front of truck trailer; ca. 1941 (p. 36-A).
3. Beulah Marrs with Hank Anderson (right) and unidentified man in front of passenger train after arrival in Anchorage; 1941 (p. 36-E).
4. Log church in Palmer; 1941 (p. 36-F).
5. "Alaska R.R. near Anchorage, Alaska" (post card). Trestle bridge and train over stream bed; n.d. (p. 41-A).
6. View of Fort Richardson from across creek; n.d. (p. 46-B).
7. "Leonard Seppola and his dog team"; n.d.(p. 58-A).
8. "Plane forced down near Nome and brought out by 3 dog teams."; n.d. (p. 59-B).
9. Betty Stitch and Babe Postma, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 67-A).
10. Vern Brickley, professional photographer with army photo lab, laying next to his fishing catch; n.d. (p. 67-E).
11. Blanche Kerr on snow skis; n.d. (p. 68-B).
12. Polly Petty and unidentified soldier on picnic; n.d. (p. 68-G).
13. Chester Creek from bridge; n.d. (p. 72-A).
14. "Bevy and Polly in nite school" (Beverley Pettyjohn and Polly Petty); n.d. (p. 72-C).
15. Mac and Ellen McDermott in their back yard garden; n.d. (p. 74-C).
16. Beverly Pettyjohn as Little Nell in "Miller drammer"; n.d. (p. 74-A).
17. Portrait of Beverly Pettyjohn with newspaper; n.d. (p. 74-B).
18. Beverly Pettyjohn, Beulah Marrs, Polly Petty, and Blanche Kerr (standing); n.d. (p. 119-1).
19. The First Bee Hive; Beulah Marrs, Polly Petty, Blanche Kerr, and Beverley Pettyjohn (seated on lawn); 1942 (p. 120-A).
20. Same as above with Vern Brickley in center; 1942 (p. 120-B).
21. The Bee Hive at 6th and H Street in Anchorage; 1942 (p. 123-A).
22. Beverley Pettyjohn and Blanche Kerr in house yard; n.d. (p. 123-D).
23. Blanch Kerr and Verna McPherson sitting in door frame; n.d. (p. 123-G).
24. "An informal evening at home" (Beulah Marrs and unidentified woman); n.d. (p. 124-A).
25. Polly Petty and Beulah Marrs sitting in doorway; n.d. (p. 124-C).
26. Polly Petty and Blanche Kerr; n.d. (p. 124-D).
27. Beulah Marrs posing on lawn; n.d. (p. 125-D).
28. Beverley Pettyjohn, Polly Petty, Dorothy Saunders, and Beulah Marrs seated on couch; 1942 (p. 127-C).
29. Beulah Marrs, Rose Grimes, Polly Petty, and Beverley Pettyjohn; 1942 (p. 127-E).
30. People on top of Geyhound bus. Trip to Fire Lake; n.d. (p. 128-B).
31. Picnic at Fire Lake; n.d. (p. 128-C).
32. "Our Bee Hive Living Room." Man playing piano; n.d. (p. 130-A).
33. Beulah Marrs with bicycle; n.d. (p. 132-A).
34. Portrait of J.L. Anderton, chaplain, 11th Air Squadron; n.d. (p. 133-A).
35. Providence Hospital; n.d. (p. 135-B).
36. "Fred & Helen Craddock and Helen Jr."; n.d. (p. 135-C).
37. Beverly Pettyjohn and "Bob"; n.d. (p. 135-D).
38. Beulah Marrs, Clayton Larson, and Dot Littlepage in Bee Hive back yard; n.d. (p. 135-E).
39. Rose Grimes, Polly Petty, Andy Helm, "Trout", and Beverley Pettyjohn having candlelight dinner in Bee Hive kitchen; 1942 (p. 137-B).
40. Andy Helm, Beverley Pettyjohn, "Trout", and Polly Pettyjohn outside Bee Hive back porch; 1942 (p. 137-C).
41. Andy Helm in Jeep; 1942 (p.137-E).
42. Polly Petty, ?, Beverley Pettyjohn, Andy Helm, and Helen Lawrence in Bee Hive back yard; n.d. (p. 138-C).
43. Polly Petty, Beulah Marrs, Helen Lawrence, and Beverley Pettyjohn in Bee Hive back yard; n.d. (p. 138-D).
44. Helen Lawrence, Beulah Marrs, and Polly Petty picking raspberries; n.d. (p. 138-H).
45. Helen Lawrence and Polly Petty; n.d. (p. 138-L).
46. Portrait of Beulah Marrs in velvet dress; n.d. (p. 139-C).
47. Kitty Hassler, Polly Petty, and Eleanor sitting on dock; n.d. (p. 140-A).
48. Portrait of Mary in nurse's uniform; n.d. (p. 140-B).
49. "Mary's leaving. Helen, her sister ??, Mary, Bee, Betty Ekrem"; n.d. (p. 140-C).
50. Portrait of Mable Weber; n.d. (p. 140-D).
51. "Bee Hive in winter"; n.d. (p. 140-E).
52. "Beverley Pettyjohn on snow skis; n.d. (p. 141-F).
53. Polly Petty; n.d. (p. 142-D).
54. Polly Petty and Clayton Larson; n.d. (p. 142-H).
55. Helen Lawrence; n.d. (p. 143-C).
56. Helen Lawrence and unidentified man in front of USO sign; n.d. (p. 143-F).
57. Christmas tree in living room of Bee Hive; 1944 (p. 146-A).
58. Beulah Marrs seated in front of USO cabin; n.d. (p. 146-C).
59. Bristol Bay Air Service float planes; n.d. (p. 167-A).
60. "Warming up the engine [of airplane] in very cold weather"; n.d. (p. 168-A)
61. Small aircraft overturned against building; 1943-1944 (p. 168-B).
62. "Street Scene-Anchorage, Alaska (post card); 1941 (p. 172-A).
63. Beulah Mars with soldiers next to Bristol Bay Air Service, flight to Dillingham; Mar. 28, 1942 (p. 173-A).
64. "Push the plane around on the ice so it heads right." Dillingham; Mar. 28, 1942.
65. Army servicemen and dog team with airplane in background, Dillingham; 1942 (p. 174-A).
66. Beulah Marrs and two servicemen, trip to Dillingham; 1942 (p. 173-A)(3.5 X 4.5 inch).
67. Same as No. 64; 1942 (p. 173-C)(3.5 X 4.5 inch).
68. Beulah Marrs at Dillingham.; 1942 (p. 173-D)(3.5 X 4.5 inch).
69. Pilot Roy Duggan and Beulah Marrs examining tail of plane; 1942 (p. 173-D) (3.5 X 4.5 inch).
70. Beulah Marrs behind sled and dog team, Dillingham; 1942 (p. 174-F)(3.5 X 4.5 inch).
71. Beulah Marrs behind sled and dog team near dock, Dillingham; 1942 (p. 174-G)(3.25 X 4.5 inch).
72. Beulah Marrs in sled behing dog team, Dillingham; 1942 (p. 174-H)(3.5 X 4.5 inch).
73. Lloyd Cleaves and unidentified man with Mastadon tusk; n.d (p. 132-B)(3.25 X 4.5 inch).
74. "Dog Teams Rescuing a Plane" (post card). Same as No. 8; n.d. (p. 59-B) (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
75. Small aircraft overturned against building; n.d. (similar to p. 168-B)(5 X 7 inch).
2. Photos from 1942 Book; n.d., 1942-1943 (77
b&w copy prints, 4 X 5 inch; 77 b&w copy
negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 2 b&w original negatives).
Copy Prints and Negatives:
1. USO director Merle Scott shaking hands with Martha Stowell and Beulah Marrs at USO entrance; n.d. (p. 3-A).
2. Portrait of Beulah Marrs; n.d. (p. 4-A).
3. USO building, Anchorage; 1942 (p. 7-A).
4. Les Asheim, librarian, in front of USO building, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 7-B).
5. "The new addition with the cache at left," USO building, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 7-D).
6. General Simon Bolivar Buckner inside USO, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 8-A).
7. The canteen inside USO building, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 8-B).
8. Fireplace wall, interior, USO building, Anchorage; n.d. (p. 9-B).
9. Andy Helm and Beulah Marrs dancing in the main lounge; n.d. (p. 10-C).
10. Beulah Marrs and Freddy Rusvold dancing along with two other couples; 1942 (p. 11-A).
11. USO driver Russell Green on crutches and unidentified serviceman with camera; 1942 (p. 11-B).
12. Andy Helm and Beulah Marrs doing committee work; 1942 (p. 11-C)
13. Beulah Marrs and Freddy Rusvold dancing; 1942 (p. 11-D).
14. Serviceman dancing with woman; June 1942 (p. 11-E).
15. Men's Service Council meeting with Merle Scott; n.d. (p. 25-A).
16. Joint M.S.C and G.S.O breakfast in the USO dining room; n.d. (p. 25-B).
17. Group portrait of USO volunteers. Includes Beverley Pettyjohn, Beulah Marrs, Helen Lawrence, and Polly Petty; n.d. (p. 25-C).
18. "Merle Scott and friend"; n.d. (p. 28-A).
19. "Lloyd Cleaves pretending to be setting [bowling] pins"; n.d. (p. 28-B).
20. Winter skiing outing. Babe Postma and Verna McPherson; n.d. (p. 36-B).
21. Rose Grimes bobbing for apples during Halloween party; n.d. (p. 45-B).
22. Dancing at Halloween costume party; n.d. (p. 46-D).
23. Indoor beach party. Peg, "Snuffy" Chrisman, Dorothy Hilliard, and John Jacobson; n.d. (p. 48-A).
24. "Jason Robards and Fred Kermot in same skit"; n.d. (p. 48-C).
25. Beulah Marrs and others dancing at costume party; n.d. (p. 49-A).
26. Lorene Harrison with Jack Jackson and unidentified man in front of car in downtown Anchorage; n.d. (p. 50-B).
27. "Chuck and Vivian Chevillon"; n.d. (p. 50-C).
28. Thanksgiving snack in the canteen; n.d. (p. 50-D).
29. Sculptures at art show at USO; n.d. (p. 50-E).
30. Costume dance at USO; n.d. (p. 51-A).
31. Toastmasters dinner. Beulah Marrs, Al Brewer, and others; n.d. (p. 52-A).
32. Beulah Marrs: two photos; n.d. (p. 65-C&D).
33. Beulah Marrs and Vern Brickley dancing; n.d. (p. 65-G).
34. Beulah Marrs outside with camera; July 1942 (p. 65-H).
35. Portrait of Zora Dragich; n.d. (p. 66-C).
36. Tom Windom of photo lab photographing Beverley Pettyjohn; n.d. (p. 67-A).
37. Portrait of Beulah Marrs; n.d. (p. 67-B).
38. Al Thompson, John Jacobson, and Merle Scott next to ice chunk, Cook Inlet; 1943 (p. 74-E).
39. "We called this rumba on the tundra." Beulah Marrs on the ice; 1943 (p. 75-A).
40. Merle Scott, Beulah Marrs, and John Jacobson; 1943 (p. 75-B).
41. Beulah Marrs and Helvi Enatti sledding on ice; 1943 (p. 76-A).
42. Men and women near open spot in the ice on Chester Creek; 1943 (p. 76-C).
43. Beulah Marrs and others walking on ice; 1943 (p. 76-D).
44. Lee Drazba, program director, walking next to Chester Creek; 1943 (76-E).
45. Christmas card with photo of Beulah Marrs in fur parka; 1941 (p. 77-A).
46. Beulah Marrs' photo Christmas card; 1943 (p. 78-B).
47. Photo Christmas card: "Somewhere in Alaska"; 1943 (p. 79-A).
48. Polly Petty's photo Christmas card: "Uniunitukh and Happy New Year Too"; 1943 (p. 79-B).
49. Helen Lawrence's photo Christmas card: "Uniunitukh and Happy New Year Too"; 1943 (p. 79-C).
50. Bee Hive women in jackets and fur parkas: Beverley Pettyjohn, Helen Lawrence,
Beulah Marrs, and Polly Petty; 1943 (p. 79-D).
51. Bee Hive photo Christmas card with head shots of Beulah Marrs, Polly Petty, Beverley Pettyjohn, and Helen Lawrence: "Uniunipukh and A Very Happy New Year!'"; 1943 (p. 79-E).
52. Beulah Marrs in fur parka: "Photographic work by Gene Guryiak & Vern Brickley"; n.d. (p. 81-B).
53. Beulah Marrs in fur parka; n.d. (p. 81-E).
54. "Joe E. Brown with USO Traveling Entertainers"; n.d. (p. 84-A).
55. Joe E. Brown in suit coat; n.d. (84-B).
56. Joe E. Brown in front of crowd of soldiers near cabin entrance; n.d. (p. 84-C).
57. Joe E. Brown in front of line of soldier with camera; n.d. (p. 84-D).
58. Al Sikorsky and Martha Stowell; 1942 (p. 91-A).
59. "The Fox hole girls: Martha and Jane." Head shot of Martha Stowell; 1942 (p. 91-B).
60. "The Fox hole girls: Martha and Jane." Head shot of Jane;1942 (p. 91-C).
61. Group photo of Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc. office staff: Roxanna Beckius
(" Becky"), "Jonesy,"Florence Kelly, Stan Wilson, Carl, Al, Beulah Marrs,
and Frank; 1942 (p. 97-B).
62. Felix Schlickeisen leaning on biplane wing. "Barnstorming"; n.d. (p. 106-B).
63. Felix Schlickeisen in work clothes; n.d. (p. 106-D).
64. Rossie, Carl, and Beulah Marrs in front of downtown office building; n.d. (p. 107-B).
65. L. Steelman; n.d. (p. 107-C).
66. Loading cargo plane; n.d. (p. 107-E).
67. Cargo plane taking off; n.d. (p. 107-G).
68. Field camp; n.d. (p. 107-H).
69. New Morrison-Knudsen Co. Inc. building at airfield; n.d. (p. 107-J).
70. Man washing clothes in wash tub at field camp; n.d. (p. 107-K).
71. Group photo of women in front of passenger plane: Beulah Marrs, Florence Kelly, ?, Roxanna Beckius, and ?. Trip to McGrath; July 3, 1943 (p. 108-B).
72. Post office in McGrath; July 4, 1943 (p. 108-C).
73. Florence Kelly and "Jonesy" next to airplane with flag; July 4, 1943 (p. 108-E).
74. Steamboat at dock, McGrath trip; July 4, 1943 (p.109-A).
75. Unidentified woman, Rossie, and Beulah Marrs, McGrath trip; July 4, 1943 (p. 109-C).
76. Helen Craddock, Beulah Marrs, and baby Helen Craddock next to Matanuska
Valley road sign; n.d. (p. 110-A).
77. Rossie, Beulah Marrs, baby Helen Craddock, and unidentified man at Palmer train station; n.d. (p. 110-D).
78 & 79. Interior of photo greeting card with 12 different images: "Greetings from the
fur fur North"; 1942 (p. 77-B)(2 negatives, 5.25 X 6.75 inch).
3. Photos from 1943 Book; n.d, 1942-1944 (34 b&w copy prints, 4 X 5 inch; 34 copy
negatives, 4 X 5 inch).
1. Entrance to a spirit house in the graveyard at Eklutna; 1943 (p. 4-A).
2. Indian graveyard at Eklutna; 1943 (p. 4-B).
3. Connie, Helen Lawrence, Beulah Marrs, Polly Petty and unidentified soldier in front of log cabin; Winter 1942-1943 (p. 41-C).
4. Front facade of Trading Post (location unknown); n.d. (p. 41-E).
5. Beulah Marrs holding shovel, Fire Island work outing; Spring 1943 (p. 42-B).
6. Art Zola, Helve, Rose Grimes, and unidentified woman during Fire Island work
outing; Spring 1943 (p. 42-D).
7. John Jacobson with ax, Fire Island work outing; Spring 1943 (p. 43-C)
8. John Jacobson, Martha Stowell, and two unidentified men unloading lumber, Fire Island outing; Spring 1943 (p. 43-D).
9. Burning brush near cabin, Fire Island work outing; Spring 1943 (p. 43-E).
10. Lloyd Cleaves, John Jacobson, and Helen Lawrence on Fire Island work outing; Spring 1943 (p. 43-F).
11. Group photo at party; 1942-1943 (p. 44-A). Those pictured include: Lee Drozba (USO staff), Martha Stowell, Helen Lawrence, Chuck Chevillon, Dorothy, Bobby Lloyd, Fred Rossvold, Merle Scott, Lloyd Cleaves, Dick Scott, Beulah Marrs, and Peg Conrady.
12. Dick Scott and Bobby Lloyd pointing at spot on map; 1942-1943 (p. 44-B).
13. Helen Lawrence, Dorothy Hilliard, Martha Stowell, Bobby Lloyd, Beulah Marrs,
and Peg Conrady; 1942-1943 (p. 44-D).
14. Group singing around piano: Polly Petty (at piano), unidentified man, Beulah
Marrs, John Chrisman ("Snuffy Smith"), and John Jacobson.
15. Jack Scavenius and his wife in front of cake, Elmendorf Field; n.d. (p. 47-A).
16. 42nd Troop Carrier Squadron cake, Elmendorf Field; n.d. (p. 47-B).
17. Gabski and Beulah Marrs next to 42nd Troop Carrier Squadron cake, Elmendorf Field; n.d. (p. 47-C).
18. Men and women at 42nd Troop Carrier Squadron Party, Elmendorf Field; n.d. (p. 47-D).
19. Men and women on dance floor, Elmendorf Field; n.d. (p. 47-E).
20. Andy Helm in his USO office; n.d. (p. 48-A).
21. Polly Petty, Beulah Marrs, Beverley Pettyjohn, Rossie, and Helen Lawrence disembarking from bus for a formal affair at the post; n.d. (p. 48-B).
22. Men in dress uniform lining up to enter formal affair; n.d. (p. 48-D).
23. Andy Helm handling packages in mail room; n.d. (p. 48-F).
24. Williwaw Ball posters on wall of Andy Helm's USO office; n.d. (p. 48-G).
25. Couples dancing at formal affair; n.d. (p. 48-H).
26. Rose Grimes and Forrest Trout; 1943 (p. 49-B).
27. Beulah Marrs with red wool scarf on head; July 12, 1943 (p. 49-D).
28. Group photo in Bee Hive Living Room: Forrest Trout, Rose Grimes, Polly Petty, Happy, David, Beverley Pettyjohn, Beulah Marrs, and Zora; 1943 (p. 49-F).
29. Large dance from above; ca. 1944 (p. 50-A).
30. Beverley Pettyjohn in evening dress; n.d.(p. 50-C).
31. Woman being crowned as queen at event; n.d. (p. 50-D).
32. Three men and woman examining gold pan, Girdwood; n.d. (p. 51-A).
33. Group stopped to examine view on summer hike; n.d. (p. 52-A).
Those pictured include: Polly Petty, Helen Lawrence, Mable Weber, Beulah Marrs, and Tom Windom.
34. Myron Myrick asleep in chair as Arthur Rich and Beulah Marrs look on; 1943 (p. 72-A).
Box 3 (Album 2)
4. Photos from 1944 Book; n.d., 1943-1944 (64
b&w copy prints, 4 X 5 inch; 64 b&w copy
negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 4 b&w original prints; 1 b&w original negative).
Copy Prints and Negatives:
1. USO banner on wall, USO, Anchorage; 1944 (p. 13-A).
2. Tables set up for banquet, USO, Anchorage; 1944 (p. 14-B).
3. Photo valentine: Beulah Marrs, Darrel Harris, and Betty Eckrem; 1944 (p. 23-B).
4. "Showplace gate in Matanuska Valley"; n.d. (p. 24-A).
5. Helen Lawrence, Beulah Marrs, and Gene Gyuriak at farm gate; n.d. (p. 24-B).
6. Beulah Marrs, Vern Brickley, Polly Petty and Helen Lawrence next to stream in winter; n.d. (p. 24-D).
7. Beulah Marrs posed on farm gate; n.d. (p. 24-E).
8. Beulah Marrs at 714th Railway Battalion Dance; Apr. 22, 1944 (p. 41-A).
9. Beulah Marrs at 714th Railway Battalion Dance; Apr. 22, 1944 (p. 41-C).
10. Group photo of soldiers in front of railroad cars: Herman Windoff, Bill Williams,
Bill Lumness, Fred Kermott, Andy Anderson, Lewis Workman, and Kenny Nicholson; 1944 (p. 41-D).
11. People behind table with cake for 714th Railway Operation Battalion Ball, USO, Anchorage; Apr. 22, 1944 (p. 42-A).
12. Neil Clarahan, Bill Feeley, and unidentified soldier on bench outside East Anchorage Post Office; 1944 (p. 48-A).
13. Mary Flynn and Bill Feeley; 1944 (p. 48-B).
14. Mary Flynn, Warren Pressenton, and Beulah Marrs; 1944 (p. 48-C).
15. Warren Pressenton, U.S Army Signal Corps, sitting on bench; 1944 (p. 48-D).
16. Neil Clarahan and Jack Doyle, "The Twins"; 1944 (p. 49-A).
17. Father Horning, chaplain; 1944 (p. 49-B).
18. Bill Feeley; 1944 (p. 49-C).
19. Midnight Mass in 469th A.B. Chapel; Dec. 24, 1944 (p. 50-A).
20. Midnight Mass in 469th A.B. Chapel; Dec. 24, 1944 (p. 50-B).
21. Catholic Young Peoples Group group photo; 1944 (p. 51-A).
Those pictured include: Helen Curry, John Girard, Charlie Livalle, Mable Weber, Al Brewer, Beulah Marrs, and Father O'Flanagan.
22. Cake and table for Minnesota Birthday Party; May 11, 1944 (p. 59-A).
23. Albert Smalley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch cutting the Minnesota
Birthday Party cake; May 11, 1944 (p. 59-B).
24. Railway Battalion Committee members; 1944 (p. 60-A).
Those pictured include: Tony Labor, Albert Smalley, and Pierce Hale.
25. Audience seated at Minnesota Birthday Party; May 11, 1944 (p. 71-A).
26. People at Minnesota Birthday Party; May 11, 1944 (p. 71-B).
Those pictured include: Helvi Enatti, Rose Grimes, and Joan Anderson.
27. Bill Feeley performing as Paul Bunyon and master of ceremonies. Chorus includes
Tony Labor, Reichel, and Fred Kermott; May 11, 1944 (p. 71-C).
28. Group photo outside Lake Spenard shelter; 1944 (p. 72-A).
Those pictured include: Mabel Weber, Edith White, Beulah Marrs, and Gail Chamberlain.
29. Group eating at table inside Lake Spenard shelter; 1944 (p. 72-B).
Those pictured include: Mabel Weber and Edith White.
30. Beulah Marrs in striped jacket with others on tug of war team; 1944 (p. 72-C).
31. Lupine and fireweed on hood of USO car; July 4, 1944 (p. 73-B).
32. Float in Fourth of July Parade, Anchorage; July 4, 1944 (p. 74-A).
33. "Bee Hive Socializing": Al Sikorski, Helen Lawrence, Beulah Marrs, and Pete
Verdin; 1944 (p. 75-E).
34. Baby Mike Grygiel, son of Helen Lawrence Grygiel; 1944 (p. 76-E).
35. Helen Lawrence Grygiel with infant son Mike; 1944 (p. 76-H).
36. Beulah Marrs carrying tray of dirty dishes at army affair; 1944 (p. 78-A).
37. Group photo with photo lab crew; 1944 (p. 82-A).
Those pictured include: Ted Witham, Beulah Marrs, Gene Gyuriak, Polly Petty, Vern Brickley, and Beverley Pettyjohn.
38. Group photo. Gene Gyuriak, Ted Witham, Vern Brickley, Polly Petty, Beverley
Pettyjohn, and Beulah Marrs; 1944 (p. 82-C).
39. Reward poster for the "The James Boys": Gene Gyuriak and Vern Brickley; 1944 (p. 85-A).
40. Photographers and others eating pie; 1944 (p. 87-A).
Those pictured inclue Gene Gyuriak, Andy Helm, and Vern Brickley.
41. Gene Gyuriak in jeep, Venice A.A. Field, Forida; Mar. 1945 (p. 88-A)
42. Portrait of Gene Gyuriak; n.d. (p. 88-B).
43. Crew of "As You Were" musical review; May 1944 (p. 91-A).
Those pictured include: Les Asheim, John Curran, and Al Brewer.
44. Beulah Marrs at the Garden Club Flower Show, USO; Aug. 1944 (p. 121-A).
45. Garden Club Flower Show at the USO, Anchorage; Aug. 1944 (p. 122-A).
46. Garden Club Fower Show at the USO, display along wall; Aug. 1944 (p. 123-A).
47. Connie Phillips on the bar, Bonanza Days; May 1943 (p. 130-A).
48. Audience at Bonanza Days Show; May 1943 (p. 130-B).
49. Bonanza Days cast in costume on stage; May 1943 (p. 130-C).
50. Happy Cantley as M.C., Bonanza Days; 1944 (p. 133-A).
51. Man in drag, Bonanza Days; 1944 (p. 134-C).
52. Cast photo in costume, Bonanza Days; 1944 (p. 135-A). Those pictured include: Lorene Harrison, Beulah Marrs, Priscilla Williams, Lou Owens, Al Brewer, Rose Grimes, and Marilyn Wissler.
53. Group photo of musical group, Bonanza Days; 1944 (p. 136-A). Those pictured include: Kim Clark, Margaret Reed, and Beulah Marrs.
54. Date Nite at the USO: Jason Robards, unidentified woman, and Fred Kermott; 1944 (p. 154-A).
55. Lou Owens and the Air Corps Quartet; 1944 (p. 154-C).
56. Interior of USO decorated for Christmas with tree and mural; 1944 (p. 155-B).
57. Portrait of Darrel Harris in uniform; 1944 (p. 155-C).
58. Pete Parisi at a dance on post; 1944 (p. 169-A).
59. Men behind food table at New York Night at the Community Hall, Anchorage; Dec. 30, 1944 (p. 191-A).
60. Beulah Marrs at a committee meeting, USO; 1944 (p. 195-A).
61. Tony Saez receiving a key to the city from Mayor Ray Wolfe, New York Night;
Dec. 30, 1944 (p. 195-B). Others pictured include Connie Phillips, Pete Parisi, Ken Goldberg, and Quentin Wright.
62. Community Hall decorated for New York Night; Dec. 30, 1944 (p. 197-A).
63. Ethel Gerring singing solo at microphone, Connie Phillips at piano, New York Night; Dec. 30, 1944 (p. 199-A).
64. New York Night Chairman Tony Saez receiving key to the city from Mayor Ray
Wolfe; Dec. 30, 1944 (p. 199-B). Others pictured include: Quentin Wright, Connie Phillips, Pete Parisi, and Ken Goldberg.
Original Prints and Negatives:
65. Railway Battalion Committee members; 1944 (p. 62-A)(4 X 5 inch print).
Those pictured include Reichle, Bill Feeley, Tony Labor, Schleicher, Margaret Maland, A. Smalley, Pierce Hale, Bob Bartsch, and Beulah Marrs.
66. Same group as above; 1944 (p. 63-A)(4 X 5 inch print).
67. Group in costume at Bonanza Days; 1943 (See p. 131)(3.5 X 4.5 inch print).
Those pictured include: Al Miller, Vivian Chevillon, Peg McQuaker, Shriener, Culver, and Lt. Erickson.
68. Woman sitting on bar, Bonanza Days; 1943 (See p. 130)(4 X 5 inch negative).
69. Minnesota Birthday Party cake baked by Railway Battalion; May 11, 1944 (p. 61-A)(8 X 10 inch print).
5. Photos from 1945 Book; n.d., 1944-1945 (76
b&w copy prints, 4 X 5 inch; 76 b&w copy
negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 1 b&w original print).
Copy Prints and Negatives:
1. Party where "artist" sketches guests; n.d. (p. 8-B).
2. Choral group of women performing at concert; n.d. (p. 23-A).
3. Sextet singing group performing on stage. Includes Lorene Harrison and Jimmy King; n.d. (p. 23-B).
4. Violinist Milton Steenberg performing on stage with piano accompaniment; n.d. (p. 23-C).
5. Lou Owens, director, and the men's chorus on stage; n.d. (p. 24-A).
6. Mixed chorus of 97 men and women performing on stage; May 1945 (p. 24-B).
7. Lorene Harrison, music director, taking bow in front of chorus; May 1945 (p. 24-C).
8. "Fred Kermott singing from The Good Book with a Men's Chorus"; n.d. (p. 25-A).
9. Two men at pianos playing duet. Lou Owens at left; n.d. (p. 25-B).
10. Jimmy King and Ethel Gerring singing an aria, Connie Phillips accompanying on the piano; n.d. (p. 25-C).
11. Male dancer, Connie Phillips, and Lou Owens take a bow on stage; n.d. (p. 26-B).
12. Three G.I. dancers performing with fans; n.d. (p. 26-C).
13. Ethel Gerring and Mrs. Hurst sing with piano accompanist; n.d.(p. 26-D).
14. Dancer Don Saddler performing in blackface; n.d. (p. 27-A).
15. Dancer Don Saddler performing leap on stage; n.d. (p. 27-B).
16. Three women performing on stage; n.d. (p. 28-A).
17. Two men and woman performing roller skating act; n.d. (p. 28-B).
18. Rose Grime and seven other women in costume; n.d. (p. 28-C).
19. Women above on stage with Martin Robards; n.d. (p. 28-D).
20. Russell Green on street corner; n.d. (p. 32-A).
21. Beulah Marrs on snow skis; Spring 1945 (p. 33-B).
22. Ski hut roof; Spring 1945 (p. 33-D).
23. Men and women leaning on side of ski hut; Spring 1945 (p. 33-E).
24. Dog team and skiers next to ski hut; Spring 1945 (p. 34-B).
25. Truck in mud on Fort Richardson; Spring 1945 (p. 34-F).
26. Sunday afternoon coffee, Vivian Fisher Chevillon pouring; 1945 (p. 35-A).
27. Polly Petty playing table tennis with man in USO basement; 1945 (p. 36-A)
28. Lloyd Cleaves, Rae Bishop, manager, and others in canteen kitchen; 1944 (p. 37-A).
29. "Dick Scott presiding over joint MSC & GSO meeting in Blue Room"; 1944 (p. 37-B).
30. "Kim's Party"; 1944 (p. 37-C).
Those pictured include: Mrs. Beckman, Beulah Marrs, Marilyn Wissler, and Priscilla Williams.
31. Beulah Marrs and others serving pie at USO; 1945 (p. 57-A).
32. Group photo with Navy sailors and USO volunteers; 1945 (p. 58-A).
33. "An FBI undercover G.I. and his bride. No Publicity!"; 1945 (p. 59-A).
34. Joe Brown and his bride after wedding. Beulah Marrs at right; May 17, 1945 (p. 59-B).
35. Joe Brown and his bride after wedding. Father O'Flanagan in center; May 17, 1945 (p. 59-C).
36. Charlie and Eugenia Keck during wedding cermemony; 1945 (p. 60-A).
37. Charlie and Eugenia Keck unwrapping wedding gifts; 1945 (p. 60-B).
38. Fritz and Lil Beckman cutting wedding cake; 1945 (p. 60-C).
39. People at wedding reception; 1945 (p. 60-D).
40. Bee Hive in winter; 1944-1945 (p. 61-B).
41. Mabel Weber at back door of Bee Hive; Winter 1944-1945 (p. 61-C).
42. Beulah Marrs and Neil Clarahan; Winter 1944-1945 (p. 61-D).
43. Mary Flynn and young nephew in front of Bee Hive; Winter 1944-1945 (p. 61-E).
44. Christmas Tree in Bee Hive living room; 1944 (p. 61-G).
45. Group photo of party in front of Christmas tree in Bee Hive living room; 1944 (p. 61-H).
46. Mary Flynn and Beulah Marrs in Bee Hive back yard; 1945 (p. 62-C).
47. Group saying goodbye to Mary Flynn at train station; June 6, 1945 (p. 62-D).
48. Mary Flynn and Neil Clarahan in front of train car before leaving; June 6, 1945 (p. 62-E).
49. Soldier gold panning at Girdwood; n.d. (p. 64-A).
50. Beulah Marrs and Helvi Enatti with soldiers on train excursion coming back from Seward; 1945 (p. 66-A).
51. Betty Ekrem at Eklutna Flats in field of shooting stars; May 1945 (p. 71-A).
52. Betty P. among wreckage of Bee Hive house; July 1945 (p. 71-C).
53. "Margaret Reid making Telephone Call'" (visiting outhouse); 1945 (p.80-A).
54. Tonsina Road House next to river; 1945 (p. 80-B).
55. Group in front of Eureka Roadhouse, Eureka Summit, Milepost 1374; 1945 (p. 81-A).
56. Group in front of Rapids Hunting Lodge; 1945 (p. 81-C).
Those pictured include: Margaret Reid, Margaret Chamberlain, and Helvi Enatti.
57. Santa Claus Lodge at Gulkana; 1945 (p. 82-A).
58. Street scene, town unknown; 1945 (p. 82-B).
59. Bus and people at rest stop, Valdez trip; 1945 (p. 82-D).
60. Lunch at Co-op Fountain Lunch and Recreation Center, during Valdez trip; 1945 (p. 83-A).
61. Thirteen passengers and driver in front of bus, Valdez trip; 1945 (p. 83-E).
62. Lunch stop, Valdez trip; 1945 (p. 84-A).
63. Lloyd Cleaves and five women at Gulkana, Valdez trip; 1945 (p. 84-E).
64. "Gulkana Road House-Richardson Highway, Alaska" (post card); n.d. (p. 86-A).
65. "Keystone Canyon-Valdez, Alaska" (post card); n.d. (p. 86-B).
66. Copper Center Lodge; n.d. (p. 87-A).
67. "Scene on Richardson Highway-Out of Valdez, Alaska" (post card); n.d. (p. 87-B).
68. "Summit-Thompson Pass, Alaska" (post card); n.d. (p. 87-C).
69. "Valdez, Alaska" (post card); n.d. (p. 88-D).
70. Fairbanks USO building; 1945 (p. 137-A).
71. Burwash Landing, Yukon Territory; 1945 (p. 137-B).
72. Wooden bridge over Aishihik River near Kluane; 1945 (p. 138-B).
73. Whitehorse Inn, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory; n.d. (p. 138-C).
74. Whitehorse from across river; 1945 (p. 139-A).
75. Laird River Bridge; 1945 (p. 140-B).
76. "Arriving in Minneapolis January 1946. [Beulah Marrs standing] In front of
Clayton's; Jan. 1946 (p. 145-A).
77. Beulah Marrs at party at USO; n.d. (p. 8-A)(5 X 7 inch).
6. Original prints from 1941-1945 (most U.S. Army Signal Corps photos); n.d., 1941-1945. (18 b&w prints: 14-8 X 10 inch, 1-6 X 7.5 inch, 3-5 X 7 inch; 16 b&w copy negatives, 4 X 5 inch).
1. Hostess Helen Hogan greeted by John Jacobson, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1944.
2. USO log cabin interior with moose head above fireplace, Anchorage; 1942-1945.
3. Service Men's Council Meeting, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1943. Those pictured include: Lloyd Cleaver (assistant director), Dick Scott, Merle Scott (director), and John Jacobson.
4. GSO council meeting, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1945. Those pictured include: Martha Ann Sweazy, Florence Johnson, Beulah Marrs, Vera Adams, Helvi Enatti, and Evelyn Hitcher.
5. Conversation in front of fireplace. Polly Petty and G.I.s at Anchorage USO Log Cabin; 1943.
6. Bee Marrs and cat with G.I.s in the Log Cabin. USO, Anchorage; 1942-1943.
7. In line for the canteen, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1945.
8. Halloween Dance, USO, Anchorage; 1943.
9. Halloween Dance with view of orchestra, USO, Anchorage; 1943.
10. Program cast photo; 1943-1945. Those pictured include: Priscilla Williams, Marilyn Wissler, and Lloyd Cleaves.
11. Helen Lawrence and Martha Stowell at gambling table. Bonanza Days, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1944.
12. Lorene Harrison at door of USO. Sunday Night Sing-a-longs, Anchorage; 1941- 1945.
13. Lorene Harrison writing at hostess desk, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1945.
14. Lorene Harrison at a Sunday Night Sing-a-long, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1945.
15. Crowning queen for event, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1944.
16. Beulah Marrs and John "Snuffy" Chrisman washing dishes at the Bee Hive, USO, Anchorage; 1942-1944.
17. Morrison-Knudseb plane in front of mess hall; n.d. (5 X 7 inch, no copy negative).
18. Airplane in air against mountain; n.d. (5 X 7 inch, no copy negative).
Series 3. Publications; n.d., 1941, 1943, 1944.
1. "Selling Sheltered Seas," Agents' Information, The Alaska Line 1940; Alaska Steamship
Co. (illustrated, 22 pp. plus Alaska map); 1940.
2. Alaska: The Land of Yesterday...Today and Tomorrow; The Alaska Railroad, U.S. Dept. of the Interior (photo-illustrated, 24 pp.); 1941.
3. The Magazine Alaska; Published and edited by Albert Taylor, Juneau (photo-illustrated, 50 pp.); June 1941.
4. Alaska Life: The Territorial Magazine; Alaska Life Publishing Co., Seattle and Juneau (photo-illustrated, 31 pp.); July 1941.
5. The Alaska Sportsman: "Alaska's Magazine"; Alaska Magazine Publishing Co., Ketchikan (photo-illustrated, 32 pp.); July 1943.
6. Alaska Life: The Territorial Magazine; Alaska Life Publishing Co., Seattle and Juneau (photo-illustrated, 62 pp.); Sep. 1943.
7. Alaska Life: The Territorial Magazine; Alaska Life Publishing Co., Seattle and Juneau (photo-illustrated, 194 pp.); Jan. 1944.
8. Flying Time; HQ. & HQ. Squadron, XI Fighter Command (weekly newsletter); Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 18, 1944 ( 7 issues).
9. The Anchorage USO presents As You Were: A Musical Revue, Benefit For The Anchorage Recreational Fund, May 24, 25 and 26 , Anchorage High School Auditorium, Anchorage, Alaska (program, 4 pp.).
10. Invitation to "The Club New Yorker" by the USO-New York State Celebration Committee,
held December 30, 1944 at the Community Hall in Anchorage.
11. The Friendly Log Cabin; USO Club, Anchorage (photo-illustrated booklet, 54 pp.); ca. late 1944.
12. Mt. McKinley, U.S. Army Recreation Camp, Alaska, Tops Them All; Mt. McKinley U.S. Army Recreation Camp; Published by ADC Special Service Office (photo-illustrated booklet, 28 pp.); n.d.
Series 4. Newspaper Clippings: Morrison-Knudsen Construction Co., Aviation, and Airplane Crashes and Rescues; n.d., 1942, 1943.
1. Newspaper clippings (copies); n.d., 1942, 1942.
2. Newspaper clippings (originals); n.d., 1942, 1943.
Series 5. "The Mukluk Telegraph Fifty Years Later"; 1993.
1. Reminiscence written for the annual Morrison-Knudsen reunion in Anchorage (6 pp.); Apr. 24, 1993.