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Doug Bell Aerial Survey Negatives collection

  • CA yuk yuk-101
  • Collection
  • 1975

The collection consists of 5 reels of negatives of aerial surveys of Haines Junction, Watson Lake, Old Crow, Teslin and Mount Nansen, taken in 1975.

Bell, Doug, 1926-

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada collection

  • CA yuk yuk-103
  • Collection
  • Copied 1982 (originally created [ca. 1982])

The collection consists of two reports written by Gordon Bennett for the Research Division of National Historic Parks and Sites Branch of Parks Canada. One paper, 25 pages, entitled "Livingstone Creek, Y.T." is about the mining history of the Livingstone Creek area and Bennett writes about Hootalinqua, Big Salmon, Mason's Landing, the involvement of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the settlement of Livingstone Creek, the freight suppliers, the population, and the mining trends from 1899 until the town was abandoned in the 1930s. Photocopies of photographs and maps of the Livingstone Creek region follow the report. The second paper, 9 pages, outlines the events of the life of Skookum Jim (James Mason), his involvement with George Carmacks and his life in Carcross following the Klondike Gold Rush. Its pages are stamped "Restricted".

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

E.J. Hamacher fonds (Margaret and Rolf Hougen collection)

  • CA yuk yuk-1036
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1898-1935]

The fonds consists of 1148 glass plate negatives created or collected by Whitehorse photographer E.J. Hamacher. The negatives were taken ca. 1898-1935. They include panoramic views and images of Yukon communities and Skagway, Alaska; transportation (sternwheelers, automobiles, dogsleds, etc.); domestic animals and wildlife; studio and casual shots of First Nations people, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], clergy, women, families, etc.; mining on Bullion Creek and Livingstone Creek; totem poles; a picnic at Miles Canyon sponsored by Kodak for the Whitehorse Photography Club; scenic views; social events; and miscellaneous subjects.

Hamacher, E.J. (Ephrim J.), 1857-1935

Margaret D'Orsay collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1040
  • Collection
  • Copied 1993 (originally created 1897-1898)

The collection consists of 2 posters and 12 negatives and reference prints of photographs on the posters. The posters are 2 pages extracted from Harper's Weekly (October 11, 1897) and The Graphic (September 17, 1898). Each poster contains hand-tinted photographs of scenes on the trail to the Klondike Gold Fields.

D'Orsay, Margaret

Heather-Anne Bojsza collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1041
  • Collection
  • 1967-2003

The collection consists of original photographs, mostly taken in Whitehorse, Yukon, depicting buildings, relocation of the White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) roundhouse on the waterfront, WP&YR tracks and rolling stock, and sternwheelers. Also included is an image of the Duchess and the Tutshi in Carcross, and the MV Tarahne in Atlin, B.C.

Bojsza, Heather-Anne

G.M. Williams collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1042
  • Collection
  • 1941-1945, 1962

The fonds consists of textual records related to the construction of the Alaska Highway. It was created and collected by Mr. G.M. Williams, Office of Engineering, Bureau of Public Roads, Dept. of Commerce, Washington 25, D.C. It includes "Bridge Log, Alaska Highway", "Fixed Fee Contract Public Roads Administration Federal Works Agency", "Fixed Fee Construction Contract War Department", "Postwar Travel on the Alaska Highway", and copy of a report titled: "Estimated Status of Work on the Alaska Highway as of September 6, 1943". Also included are financial statements, numerous pipe specs used for culvert installations, a handwritten diary of an Alaska Highway inspection trip made by G.M Williams, various maps, plans, blueprints and personnel organizational charts relating to the highway.

Williams, G.M.

Ford Colyer collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1050
  • Collection
  • 1969

The collection consists of 39 original colour photographs of Faro, Yukon after the June 13, 1969 lightning fire which destroyed much of the town. Images depict fire damage and the construction of new houses. The photographs were taken by Bob Studds of Whitehorse.

Colyer, Ford, b. 1945

R.A. Dickson collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1056
  • Collection
  • ca. 1967

The collection consists of a list of Canadian Tlingit and Haida members who are entitled to benefits in Alaska. According to R.A. Dickson, Tlingit descendants living in Canada were entitled to $1 million from the $7.5 million judgment fund U.S. Court of Claims awarded the Tlingit and Haida people in Alaska in 1968. This settlement was in payment for lands withdrawn to create the Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Monument. With the help of Johnnie Johns, Dickson collected 1,700 names. The list was typed by Dayle MacDonald, who was secretary of the organization at the time. Others involved in the project included Eric Oles, Bonar and Bessie Cooley, and Reg Kelly who was hired to conduct research in British Columbia.

Dickson, R.A., b. 1921

Glenn D. Blanke collection

  • CA yuk yuk-1059
  • Collection
  • Copied 2006 (originally created 1897-1945)

The collection consists of 29 digital scans of postcards and photographs which depict a variety of subjects: the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, 1909; scow building at Bennett, 1899; Caribou Crossing (Carcross), Yukon; sternwheelers; and the Alaska Highway.

Blanke, Glenn D.

Clayton Betts collection

  • CA yuk yuk-106
  • Collection
  • Copied [ca. 1981] (originally created 1898-1920, 1979)

The collection consists of photographs collected by Clayton Betts, a photocopy of an article written by Betts, and a photocopy of another article. Betts' article was written for the Vancouver Yukoners' Association Bulletin of December, 1979 and is about Solomon Albert, a trapper and prospector in the White River area. The photographs were taken in the Dawson City area 1898-1920 and show Harry Calder, Solomon Albert, Roald Amundsen, George and Martha Black, A.J. Goddard, Yukon Field Force, the first plane in the Yukon, 1st Alaska Air Expedition of the U.S. Army Air Force, Dawson Rifle Company and Sargeant Dempster's search party for the Lost Patrol. The other article is "Short History of Yukon Field Force and Dawson Rifle Company" by Lieutenant Colonel H.D. Hulme. It was published in the "Alaska Weekly" of August 14, 1936.

Betts, Clayton, 1907-1994

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