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Guide to the Al E. Beyer tourist photograph album and papers
1994

Collection number: HMC-0958.
Creator: Beyer, Al E.
Title: Al E. Beyer tourist photograph album and papers.
Date: 1994.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Wealthy tourist from Pennsylvania who visited Glacier National Park and Southeast Alaska.

Biographical note:
Al E. Beyer was from Pleasanton, California. In the summer of 1994, he completed a motorcycle tour to Alaska covering over seven thousand road miles. His tour included travel on the Alaska, Klondike, Top of the World, Taylor, Richardson, Parks, Seward, Sterling, Glenn, and Dempster Highways, and the Tok Cuttoff. It also included an extended stay in Anchor Point for fishing and an Alaska Ferry trip on the M. V. Columbia from Skagway to Bellingham, Washington.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photograph album and related papers of motorcycle tourist Al E. Beyer. The album contains 254 color prints. Subjects of the photographs include scenery, wildlife, motels, lodges, and various tourist attractions on his trip from California to Alaska and return. The associated papers include: a newspaper profile of Beyer in the Tri Valley Herald (July 30, 1994), a detailed itinerary of the trip, an Arctic Circle crossing certificate, Alaska Ferry booking letter, brochures, maps, fishing licenses, and business cards.

Arrangement: Photographs are in the order in which they arrived at the archives.

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

Rights note: Published items in the collection are in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Al E. Beyer tourist photograph album and papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was acquired by Archives at an internet auction in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. Collection description was revised in 2011 by Mariecris Gatlabayan.