THELMA FETTERS. World War II Scrapbook; 1942-1943. .2 cu. ft.
Thelma Fetters of Leesburg, Ohio kept a scrapbook on Alaska subjects from 1942 to 1943. She apparently received some of the photographs and other items from individuals from Ohio serving in the military in Anchorage.
The collection consists of the contents of a World War II era scrapbook of photographs and clippings on Alaskan subjects kept by Thelma Fetters from 1942 to 1943. The photographs (65 black and white prints) include images of unidentified people and locations in Anchorage from downtown and Mountainview, as well as many unidentified scenic views. Photographs of particular note include those of street scenes of Fourth Avenue in Anchorage (7 prints), the South Seas bar and dance room in downtown Anchorage (7 prints: 1 exterior, 6 interior), three men in front of the Mountain View Groceries store (1 print), and a boat at a dock on Kenai Lake (1 print). Unidentified scenic prints (9 different) and photo post cards (27 different) include those of mountains, lakes, roads, animals, frosted trees, native peoples and clothing, skiing, sled dogs, hydraulic gold mining, the northern lights, and other miscellaneous subjects. The clippings consist primarily of newspaper stories clipped from the Columbus Evening Dispatch on subjects relating to the war in Alaska and Ohio servicemen serving there from 1942 to 1943. Other miscellaneous items from the scrapbook include small maps of the United States and Alaska, and a tooth pick and paper cocktail coaster from Richmond's Cafe in Anchorage.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 1999.