CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET
Great Explorations
Exhibit for the University of Michigan Graduate Library, December 2005

Founding Fathers

Great Explorations

War

Social Conditions

Civil Rights

Technology

Serial Set Today

Accessing the Serial Set

Credits

Exhibit Brochure

Complete Version of Exhibit
Captain W.R. Abercrombie of the U.S. Infantry was sent to explore a military route through central Alaska in 1899, two years after the Alaska gold rush had begun. His report not only covers geology of the region but how Alaskan women dress, the liquor traffic in Valdez, and what it feels like to work at -65 degrees F.
The expeditionís report includes numerous black and white photographs. Illustrated: the Scurvy Hospital for Destitute Miners at Valdez. Document 3874, 56th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document 306.
PREVIOUS - NEXT


[an error occurred while processing this directive]