George and Edna Rapuzzi Collection, Rasmuson Foundation
Klondike Gold Rush NHP Museum Collection
Our museum collection exists to document and support the Park's interpretive and resource management programs. Objects in the collection must relate to the interpretive themes and the resource management goals and objectives of the Park.
The mission of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is to preserve the historic sites, structures, objects, and the historic scene associated with the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska.
The park's museum collection is divided into two major categories: the cultural collection and natural history collection. All records associated with the cultural and natural history collections must be retained as part of the museum collection. These records include field notes, drawings, maps, photographs, data, etc.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park publications currently available on-line
Thornton, Thomas F. with contributions by Deborah McBride, Saurabh Gupta, Carcross-Tagish First Nations, Chilkat Indian Village, Chilkoot Indian Association, and the Skagua Traditional Council. 2004. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Ethnographic Overview and Assessment. Anchorage, AK: National Park Service.
This book available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/ethnographic_overview.pdf
Bearss, Edwin C. 1970. Proposed Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Historic Resource Study. Washington, D. C.: National Park Service.
This book available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/bearss.pdf
Blee, Catherine H., Robert L. Spude, and Paul C. Cloyd. 1983 Historic Structure Reports for Ten Buildings. Administrative, Physical History, and Analysis Sections, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, Alaska. Denver, CO: National Park Service.
This book available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/klondike_hsr.pdf
Johnson, Julie. 2003. A Wild Discouraging Mess: The History of the White Pass Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Anchorage, AK: National Park Service.
This book available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/klondike.pdf
Norris, Frank B. 1996. Legacy of the Gold Rush: An Administrative History of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Anchorage, AK: National Park Service.
This book available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/adhi/adhi.htm
Spude, Robert L. 1983.Skagway, District of Alaska 1884-1912. Building the Gateway to the Klondike. Occasional Paper No. 36. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska, Cooperative Park Studies Unit (Reprint).
This book available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/klgo/skagway.pdf
Did You Know?
The Chilkoot Trail was an important trade route connecting the Tlingits with interior First Nation peoples long before the Klondike Gold Rush. Dyea or Deiyaa (Tlingit for "to pack") was a small Native settlement used as a fishing camp and staging area for trade expeditions to and from the interior.