CALVIN R. (1919-1990) AND DORIS I. ORR (1923-2006). Tourist Scrapbook; 1988, 1989. .2 cu. ft.
Calvin and Doris Orr were from Wheaton, Kansas. In 1989, the couple took a travel trailer tour to Alaska and the Yukon Territory via the Alaska Highway with the Alaska Adventure Caravan from July 15th to September 12th. Stops on their tour included: Abilene, Kansas; Estes Park, Colorado; Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana; Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming; Seattle, Washington; Athabasca Glacier and Edmonton, Alberta; Tok, Delta Junction, North Pole, Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Valdez, Palmer, Eklutna, Anchorage, Portage Glacier, Anchor Point, Homer, Seward, Skagway and Juneau, Alaska; Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon Territory; and Dawson Creek, Toad River Lodge, Cambpell River, Mackenzie, Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Calvin Orr died in Wheaton, Kansas, in 1990. Doris Orr died in Onaga, Kansas, in 2006.
The collection consists of the contents of the 1989 tourist scrapbook of Calvin and Doris Orr. The collection contains: 2 original color prints; 59 color photo and art post cards; 8 certificates; newspaper clippings and publications; memorabilia including programs, tickets, coasters, stickers, fliers, place mats, menus, licenses, business cards and other items; travel brochures; and three pressed plants. Subjects of the original photographs include a caravan party in August of 1989, and the Old Faithful Inn in 1988. The post cards are from several stops on their trip. The certificates include those from: a Yukon River tour on the M. V. Schwatka (Cheechako First Class), Yukon Territory in Dawson City (Honorary Sourdough), the end of the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction (Delta Chamber of Commerce), and completion of the Alaska Adventure Caravan. The travel brochures are from stops on their trip and include those for towns, museums, parks, tours, and historic sites. The pressed plants include Canadian Aspen leaves, Alaskan wild cranberry, and Indian Paint Brush from British Columbia.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.