Guide to the Bill Lathan papers
Collection number: HMC-1055.
Creator: Lathan, Bill.
Title: Bill Lathan papers.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Primarily photographs related to Alaska oil pipeline construction.
Bill Lathan, Anchorage resident, worked as a surveyor for Arctic Surveying.
This collection consists of twenty 35 mm color slides and 5 photographs of pipeline development and construction, possibly out of the 5 Mile Camp. The images were taken in the summer of 1977. Images include views of the compressor used to test the pipeline for leaks and of the machine used to put insulation around the pipe. The collection also includes Bill Lathan’s TAPS identification card (1976) and his Merchant Seaman discharge certificate (1973).
Arrangement: The collection contents are grouped by type: slides, photographs, documents.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of the materials are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The identification card and the discharge certificate both contain a Social Security number. Access is restricted to redacted digital surrogates. Please contact the Archives for access to these materials.
Rights note: Rights to these images are held by Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: Bill Lathan papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: Bill Lathan donated the slides to Archives and Special Collections in 2009.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2009. Additional materials were described in 2019.