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Floyd Dement photographs

Guide to the Floyd Dement photographs
circa 1898-1910

Collection number: HMC-0395.
Creator: Dement, Floyd, 1877-1945.
Title: Floyd Dement photographs.
Dates: circa 1989-1910
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a Fairbanks hardware store owner.

Biographical note:
Floyd Dement was born in Oregon in 1877. He moved to Alaska in the late 1890s, where he operated a hardware store in Fairbanks. He left Alaska in 1910, and later married Josephine Heckle of Appleton, Wisconsin. They lived in Bend, Oregon, where he operated a hardware store. Later, he operated a grocery store and owned several business and residential properties in central Oregon. Floyd Dement died in California in 1945.

Collection description:
This collection contains photographs taken by Floyd Dement while he lived in Alaska and the Yukon Territory circa 1898-1910.  The photographs depict views of Fairbanks from the Tanana River, views of Eagle and Sitka, steamboats Sarah, Rock Island, and Tanana and other boats on unidentified rivers, the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, a miner’s camp, and travelers crossing a mountain pass, among other subjects.  The collection also contains photocopies of notes on the Dement family and of a newspaper article concerning Floyd Dement’s death and will.

Arrangement: Arranged in the order in which they were received by the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives may own copyright to these photographs.

Preferred citation: Floyd Dement photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other archival collections at Archives and Special Collections relating to the gold rush era in Alaska, refer to the Research Guide to Gold Rush Collections.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by the Deschutes County Historical Society in 1993.

Processing information: This collection was originally described by Dennis F. Walle in 1993.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan Friedel in 2011.

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