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Guide to the William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides
1966

Collection number: HMC-0655.
Creator: Gilcrease, William Asberry “Berry.”
Title: William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides.
Date: 1966.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.  
Collection summary:Photographic images of various locations in Alaska and western Canada.

Biographical note:
William Asberry Gilcrease served as a medic during World War I. He was an accomplished world traveler and big game hunter. Gilcrease took photographs and motion picture film of his trips, and put together travel presentations for local clubs and schools. He visited Alaska and Western Canada in the summer of 1966.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the personal travel photographic slides of William Asberry "Berry" Gilcrease from the summer of 1966. The collection contains 254 color 35mm photographic slides from two separate slide trays, and accompanying lists. Some slides on the list were not acquired by the Archives. Towns depicted include: Sitka, Skagway, Fairbanks, College, Circle City, Nome, Kotzebue, Barrow, Kenai, Seward, Dawson Creek, Dawson, and Whitehorse. Highways depicted include the Alaska, Glenn, Richardson, Steese, Klondike, Seward, Sterling, and Denali. Special tours included trips on the riverboat Discovery from Fairbanks, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway from Skagway to Whitehorse.

Arrangement: Slides are grouped by location. Each folder represents one slide tray.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: William Asberry “Berry” Gilcrease slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was bought at internet auction by the Archives in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2004. The finding aid was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2013. Captions were transcribed from lists accompanying the slides.

Container list:

Box/
Folder

Item

Description

Date

1/1

 

British Columbia

 

1/1

1-9

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

1966

1/1

11-14

Totem poles, Sitka

1966

1/1

15-16

Sitka Pioneers Home

1966

1/1

17-21

Buildings on Main Street, Skagway

1966

1/1

22

Milepost 0, Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, British Columbia

1966

1/1

 

Alaska Highway

1966

1/1

23

Berry Gilcrease fishing in stream

1966

1/1

24

Roadside lake

1966

1/1

25

Lodgepole pine along highway

1966

1/1

36-28

Frozen lake

1966

1/1

29-32

Mountain range in distance beyond lake

1966

1/1

33

Highway and mountain scene

1966

1/1

35

Bill Gilcrease viewing glacier

1966

1/1

36

Roadside outhouses in deep snow

1966

1/1

37-38

Glacier field scenes

1966

1/1

39

Mountain scene

1966

1/1

 

Fairbanks

1966

1/1

40

Milepost 1523 of Alaska Highway at Cushman Street in Fairbanks

1966

1/1

41

Sternwheeler Nenana and pickup

1966

1/1

42

Arctic Primroses

1966

1/1

43

Sternwheeler on Tanana River

1966

1/1

44-45

Santa Claus House Santa sign and store, North Pole

1966

1/1

48

Gene and dredge buckets

1966

1/1

49-50

Native woman making baskets for sale

1966

1/1

51

Sternwheeler Discovery at mooring

1966

1/1

52

Chena Ice Classic pole at Native village

1966

1/1

53

Native men at boat making frames

1966

1/1

54

Fish wheel in river

1966

1/1

 

Touring on sternwheeler Discovery

1966

1/1

55

Men in UCLA Bruins baseball team jackets

1966

1/1

56

Tourists on deck

1966

1/1

58

Flags on boat

1966

1/1

59-60

River views

1966

1/1

61-62

Tourists on deck

1966

1/1

63

Boat moored on Tanana River bank

1966

1/1

64-65

Wickersham Hall at University of Alaska at College

1966

1/1

66

Lawn and buildings at university

1966

1/1

67

Three cars of Japanese tourists parked at Visitors Center in Fairbanks

1966

1/1

 

Steese Highway to Circle City

1966

1/1

68-71

Melting ice

1966

1/1

72

Tundra wildflowers

1966

1/1

73-76

Melting ice next to highway

1966

1/1

77

Yukon River at Circle City

1966

1/1

78

View toward church in Circle City at Yukon River bank

1966

1/1

79

Yukon Trading Post at Circle City

1966

1/1

80

Pickup stuck in mud

1966

1/1

82

Tundra wildflowers

1966

1/1

83

Malemute Saloon at Ester

1966

1/1

84

Matanuska Glacier from Glenn Highway

1966

1/1

 

Nome

1966

1/1

85

Flying to Nome: Aerial view of river

1966

1/1

86

Dog kennel (oil barrels)

1966

1/1

87-88

Native sales yard

1966

1/1

89-91

Native children

1966

1/1

92

Nome Nugget newspaper building

1966

1/1

93

The Glue Pot Soda Fountain

1966

1/1

95

Street scene: A. Polet store

1966

1/1

96-97

Tourist goldpanning

1966

1/1

99-100

Street scenes

1966

1/1

101-102

Native children

1966

1/1

 

Kotzebue

1966

1/1

103

Midnight scene

1966

1/1

104

Dandelions

1966

1/1

105-106

Natives bring in beluga whale

1966

1/1

107

Front Street scene

1966

1/1

108

Kobuk and Noatak Rivers

1966

1/1

109

Midnight scene

1966

1/1

110-112

Native dancers and drummers

1966

1/1

113

Native crafts on sale

1966

1/1

114

Midnight scene

1966

1/1

116

Gene on beach

1966

1/1

117

Fallen down barabara

1966

1/1

118-120

Aerial views from plane

1966

1/1

 

Barrow

1966

1/1

121

Wien Alaska Airlines Bus

1966

1/1

122-123

Barrow Post Office

1966

1/1

124

Natural gas line raised off of ground

1966

1/1

126

Utkeagvik Presbyterian Church

1966

1/1

127

Top of the World Hotel

1966

1/1

128

Emergency tracked vehicle and bulldozer

1966

1/1

129

Dirt street and flatbed trailers

1966

1/2

 

Ferry

1966

1/2

1-4

Gene on the deck of the Queen Prince Rupert Victoria Ferry

1966

1/2

6-8

Inside Passage views from ferry

1966

1/2

 

Sitka

1966

1/2

10

Distant view of ferry at Sitka Pier from shore

1966

1/2

11-12

Sitka totem poles

1966

1/2

13

Sitka Pioneers Home

1966

1/2

14

Boarding ferry at Sitka

1966

1/2

 

Skagway

1966

1/2

15

Ferry landed at Skagway

1966

1/2

16

Skagway Harbor

1966

1/2

17

Street scene with Golden North Hotel

1966

1/2

18-19

Waterfall and stream along Klondike Highway

1966

1/2

 

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

1966

1/2

20-24

Views from train

1966

1/2

25

Trail of '98 marker

1966

1/2

26-27

Views from train

1966

1/2

28-29

Lake views

1966

1/2

30-31.5

Ice-covered lake

1966

1/2

32-34

Railroad cleared of snow and ice

1966

1/2

35-37

Views near top of pass

1966

1/2

38

Timber

1966

1/2

 

Highways

1966

1/2

39

Highway and snow fields

1966

1/2

40

Lake in moose area

1966

1/2

41

Pickup on highway

1966

1/2

42

Lake and mountain range from highway

1966

1/2

43

Highway view

1966

1/2

45

Gene on highway looking toward ice field

1966

1/2

46

Roadside outhouses deep in snow

1966

1/2

47-48

Pickup and sign at summit of Thompson Pass

1966

1/2

49

Highway and snow near summit of Thompson Pass

1966

1/2

50-51

Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon

1966

1/2

52

Horsetail Falls in Keystone Canyon

1966

1/2

53

Both waterfalls and road through Keystone Canyon

1966

1/2

54

Flooded oil storage and damage from earthquak in Seward

1966

1/2

55

Pier location before earthquake

1966

1/2

56

Earthquake damaged area near town

1966

1/2

57-58

Mountains along Seward Highway

1966

1/2

59

Russian Orthodox Church at Kenai

1966

1/2

60-63

Matanuska Glacier and river valley

1966

1/2

64-65

Mt. Sanford and Wrangell Mountains from Glenn Highway

1966

1/2

66

Flooded picnic area along Denali Highway

1966

1/2

67

View of mountains from Denali Highway

1966

1/2

68

Pickup camper on Denali Highway

1966

1/2

69

Mountain range before a storm

1966

1/2

70

Windblown snow area

1966

1/2

71

Caribou in McKinley Park

1966

1/2

72

Bull moose in McKinley Park

1966

1/2

73

Bird's nest in McKinley Park

1966

1/2

74

New section of the Denali Highway

1966

1/2

75

View of mountains from Denali Highway

1966

1/2

76

Gene viewing mountains

1966

1/2

77

Old flume for hydraulic mining operation

1966

1/2

78

Pickup and ice along Steese Highway

1966

1/2

79

Ice along creek near Steese Highway

1966

1/2

80

Welcome sign at Circle City

1966

1/2

81

Yukon Trading Post at Circle City

1966

1/2

82

Malemute Saloon at Ester

1966

1/2

83

Native man and woman on bench outside store

1966

1/2

 

Kotzebue

1966

1/2

84-87

Blanket toss at Kotzebue

1966

1/2

88-94

The King Island Eskimo Dancers performing

1966

1/2

95

Gene and Kotzebue National Forest tree

1966

1/2

96

Distant Early Warning (DEW) line station

1966

1/2

97

View toward town

1966

1/2

98

Road to DEW line station

1966

1/2

99

Ice on Kotzebue Sound

1966

1/2

 

Point Barrow

1966

1/2

100-104.5

Native entertainers at Point Barrow

1966

1/2

105-106

Man carving walrus ivory

1966

1/2

107-109

Midnight sun from beach

1966

1/2

110

Sea and ice from Point Barrow

1966

1/2

111

View of the town of Barrow

1966

1/2

112

Gene on dog team ride

1966

1/2

113-114

Blanket toss

1966

1/2

115

People preparing for blanket toss

1966

1/2

116

Native celebration

1966

1/2

117

Sea ice from shore

1966

1/2

118

Gene and airplane

1966

1/2

119

Midnight sun from airplane

1966

1/2

 

Yukon Territory

1966

1/2

120

Entering Yukon Territory sign

1966

1/2

121

Sign on Top of the World Highway 60 miles from Dawson City

1966

1/2

122

Robert W. Service cabin in Dawson City. Gene next to stove in interior

1966

1/2

124

Berry Gilcrease as Klondike Joe in Dawson City

1966

1/2

125

Sluice box in Dawson City

1966

1/2

126

Canadian Bank of Commerce building and steamboat in Dawson City

1966

1/2

127

Two old steam locomotives

1966

1/2

128

Five Finger Rapids on Yukon River

1966

1/2

129

Sam McGee's cabin in Whitehorse

1966

1/2

130

Cemetery at Whitehorse

1966

1/2

131

Sightseeing boat Miles Canyon

1966

1/2

 

Unsorted slides

1966

1/2

132

View of lake

1966

1/2

134

Russian Orthodox Church at Kenai

1966

1/2

135

Kenai River view

1966

1/2

136

Waterfall near Fairbanks

1966

1/2

137

Sitka Harbor view

1966

1/2

138

Creek and cabins

1966