Archival Documents


Edna Sherbeck fonds [graphic material, textual record]

Creation Date(s): 1912-1914

Physical Description:
182 photographs : 181 b&w prints, 1 b&w negative. - 55 postcards. - 0.5 cm textual records. - 1 book

Bio Sketch / Admin History:
Edna Sherbeck spent time in Dawson City, Yukon, between 1912 and 1914. While in Dawson City she helped to open and run a theatre. She moved to Portland, Oregon, married and had a son, Gordon Sherbeck. Edna died ca. 1969.

Scope and Content:
This fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Edna Sherbeck during her time in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, between 1912 and 1914.

Graphic records include photographs and postcards of images including: spring breakup at Dawson City, farming, the Dawson City waterfront, sternwheelers (Schwatka, Dawson, Sarah, Victorian, Sekjurm and Susie), Moosehide, dredging and mining operations in the Klondike Gold Fields, the Bonanza Basin, Guggieville, dog teams, streetscapes of Dawson City, the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) barracks, Dawson Public School, the Northern Commercial Company (NCCo.), the Northern Navigation Company, and the North Fork Power Plant.

Textual records include: a souvenir booklet from Zaccarelli's Book store 1909, dance programs, a menu, stationary, a Northern Navigation Company (NNCo.) ticket, steamship booklet and an NNCo. booklet.

One illustrated copy of Robert Service's Songs of a Sourdough, and two artifacts are also related to this fonds.

Accession Number(s): 1991.42, 2004.15 (TD 269, TD 290)


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