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Chuck Meier Trans-Alaska pipeline photographs

Guide to the Chuck Meier Trans-Alaska pipeline photographs

Collection number: HMC-0922.
Creator: Meier, Chuck.
Title: Chuck Meier Trans-Alaska pipeline photographs.
Dates: 1975-1978.
Volume of collection: 0.3 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a bus driver for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

Biographical note:
Chuck Meier was a bus driver for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company who drove the Dalton Highway during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline from1975 to 1978. He lived in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline photographs of Chuck Meier. The collection contains 249 color prints and 71 color 16mm negatives. Subjects of the photographs include: Chuck Meier; the Dalton Highway or haul road; work camps (interiors and exteriors); buses and passengers; pipeline construction (workers, pipe and supports, trucks, heavy equipment, aircraft, pigs); wildlife (wolves, bears, moose, ground squirrels, ravens); Parks Highway scenes; the harbor in Valdez; glaciers; and scenery. The photographs include two oversize prints of a scene of the northern lights over a section of the pipeline at Chena Flats near Fairbanks.

Arrangement: These images are in no particular order.

Digitized copies: 51 photographs from the collection have been digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Chuck Meier Trans-Alaska pipeline photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007.

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