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An Alaska Historical Society collection
Guide to the Ercelle Davidson collection
1952-1962

Collection number: HMC-1035-AHS.
Creator: Davidson, Ercelle, 1909-1978.
Title: Ercelle Davidson collection.
Dates: 1952-1962.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and home movies taken by Ercelle Davidson in Alaska from 1952-1962.

Biographical note: Ercelle Davidson worked as a civil service supervisor in Alaska from 1945-1970. After retiring in 1970, Davidson moved from Alaska to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection description: The collection contains 35 mm photographic slides taken by Ercelle Davidson and her husband Edward Davidson during their travels in Alaska. The collection also includes 18 8mm film rolls of home and vacation movies shot by Davidson and her husband.

Arrangement: The collection has been arranged chronologically.

Alternative formats: The original 8 mm film reels have been digitized and placed on  MiniDVcassettes and VHS cassettes as access copies.

Digitized copies: 35 of the images in the collection have been digitized and placed online in the Alaska's Digital Archives (search Ercelle Davidson). For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Ercelle Davidson collection, Alaska Historical Society collections,  Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Alaska Historical Society has placed the collection on deposit with Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jason Sylvestre in 2011.

Container list:

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Seward and Seward Highway

1952 February

1/2

Crow Creek gold panning

1952 July

1/3

Valdez and Richardson Highway

1952 August

1/4

Last prospectors trip and house

1952

1/5

Armistice Day parade, Anchorage

1952 November

1/6

Shemya

1952 August-1953 May

1/7

Kotzebue, Nome, and McGrath

1954 February

1/8

Girdwood and Lake Wasilla, Hope Road, Seward Highway

1954 June

1/9

Ship Creek and fishing

1954 August

1/10

Office summer picnic

1954

1/11

Kenai cutoff campsite

1954 September

1/12

Fall mountain hike

1954

1/13

Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base

1954

1/14

Seward

1954

1/15

Fairbanks and North Pole, AK

1955 May 30

1/16

Elmendorf AFB

1955 July 4

1/17

Resurrection Creek summer trip

1955

1/18

Cordova fish spawning

1955 September

1/19

Whittier and Prince William Sound

1955

1/20

Bryce Canyon and Hood Canal, Washington, Girdwood, King’s Lake, and Moose creek

1955

1/21

Army Day

1955 June 19

1/22

Kotzebue

1956

1/23

Chugach mountain range

1956

1/24

Ninilchik and Homer Trip

1957 June 17

1/25

Road trip – Anchorage to Michigan

1957

1/26

Sunets

1957

1/27

Juneau

1958 February 23

1/28

Kotzebue

1958

1/29

1960 – unidentified slides

1960

1/30

Elmendorf AFB

1961

1/31

Portage Glacier, Portage Lake, North Pole, AK, Richardson Highway

1962

1/32

Armed Forced Day and air show, Fort Richardson

Undated

1/33

 Aircraft

Undated

1/34

Eagle River gold panning

Undated

1/35

Eklutna

Undated

1/36

Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Undated

1/37

Fort Richardson, Elmendorf AFB

Undated

1/38

Kenai

Undated

1/39

Moose

Undated

1/40

Ercelle and Edward Davidson, and friends

Undated

1/41

Portage glacier and Cook Inlet

Undated

1/42

Roadhouses, lodges, and inns

Undated

1/43

Unidentified towns

Undated

1/44

Moose Creek, Anchorage, and unidentified slides

Undated

1/45

Toastmasters, Homer

Undated

1/46

Glacier

Undated

2/1

Mini Digital Video Cassette containing copies of all the 8mm films in the box

1953-1962

2/2-19

8mm movies shot by Ercelle Davidson. Index of movies can be found in box.

1953-1962