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Sydney M. Laurence - 1865-1940  -  Related Materials
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Visit the library for more information:

Alaska's libraries hold audio, visual, and written material about Sydney Laurence, the gold rushes he followed, and the early years of Anchorage. Visit your local library or go online to see what's available in holdings all over the state. Take these simple steps:

  1. Access SLED (State Library Electronic Doorway) at
  2. Click on the listing for ALNCat (the Alaska Library Network Catalog) to view the Basic Search window. Go to the Keyword field, and type in SYDNEY LAURENCE or ALASKA ART.

More Reading:

Francisco, Cyrus Peter. The Man and the Mountain: Sydney Laurence's Mt. McKinley. Upland, CA: Lynn F. Casella Communications, 1990.

Jones, Helen Wendy. The Man and the Mountain: The Life of Sydney Laurence plus an anthology of Alaskan prose and poetry. Anchorage. Alaskan Publishing Co. and Graphic Arts Press, 1962.

Jones, H. Wendy. Man and The Mountain Life of Sydney Laurence, Alaskan Painter. Anchorage, AK: Alaskan Publishing Co., 1962.

Laurence, Sydney. Sydney Laurence, an Alaskan Impressionist. Exhibition, February 28-March 30, 1975. Anchorage, AK: Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, 1975.

Laurence, Jeanne. My Life with Sydney Laurence. Seattle, WA: Salisbury Press Book, 1974.

Shalkop, Robert L. Sydney Laurence, His Life and Work: The Collection of the Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum. Anchorage, AK: The Museum, 1982.

Walmsley, Michael, photographer. Sydney Laurence: Anecdotes, Myths, Opinions, A Collection of Laurence Paintings for Sale. La Conner, WA: Braarud Fine Art, 1996.

Woodward, Kesler E. Sydney Laurence, Painter of the North. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press in association with the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1990.


"Laurence of Alaska," VHS (58 minutes). Anchorage, AK: KAKM-TV. Anchorage Museum of History & Art gift shop.

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