Guide to the Gene E. Tolbert letter
1950 June 8
Collection number: HMC-0684.
Creator: Tolbert, Gene E.
Title: Gene E. Tolbert letter.
Date: 1950 June 8.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Personal letter by U. S. Geological Survey surveyor while in Haines, Alaska.
Gene E. Tolbert was born in Kansas, in 1925. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on November 27, 1943, and served in the Air Corps during World War II. Tolbert was a surveyor for the U. S. Geological Survey in the summer of 1950, when he traveled to Alaska for fieldwork in the Haines area. Gene Tolbert died in Woodbridge, Virginia, in 1989.
The collection consists of a letter written by Gene E. Tolbert in Haines, to his friend, Richard V. T. Clark, in Canon City, Colorado. In the letter, Tolbert writes about his plans to attend graduate school for geology at Stanford University, his trip to Alaska aboard the S. S. Aleutian, a week-long stay in Juneau, his fieldwork and stay in the Haines area, and the paving of the highway from Haines to the Alaska Highway.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it 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: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Gene E. Tolbert letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2004.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.