|Photo of Photo at Anchorage Exhibit|
"In 1941, US Secretary of the Interior Harold I. Ickes appointed Ruth Gruber as his Field Representative to the Alaska Territories. . . For 18 months, she reported on the conditions and experiences of American soldiers stationed there and documented the abundance of natural resources, development of industry, progress of the Alaska railroad, government initiatives, and the opening of land and air routes. Encouraged by Ickes to take moving footage and color photgraphs - exhibited here for the first time - Gruber became a serious photojournalist." [From Museum exhibit description.]
The museum has a display of some of the old Alaska photos and some of the film footage. There are also photos of her trip to the Soviet Arctic. And her documentation of the Holocaust survivors on ships the British refused entry into Palestine after the war.
There's also a seven minute video interview with Gruber. I don't remember when the video was taken, but it was recent and she was in her late 90's at the time.
|From Ruth Gruber Video about Age 97|