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Robert R. Stroup photograph collection

Guide to the Robert R. Stroup photograph collection
circa 1898-1980

Collection number: HMC-1134.
Creator: Stroup, Robert R.
Title: Robert R. Stroup photograph collection.
Dates: circa 1898-1980.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of an unidentified Alaska expedition and other subjects.

Biographical note:
Robert Stroup was a longtime resident of Alaska. He worked on various construction projects throughout the state, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Stroup was also an award-winning welder in professional competitions, and was a member of the Sons of American Legion, where he served as photographer and historian. In his lifetime, Stroup frequented auctions and estate sales. Robert Stroup died in Wasilla in 2006.

Collection description:
The collection contains a photograph album and other images. The photograph album dates from 1898-1899 and contains images of Seward, Dutch Harbor, Cook Inlet, Valdez, Talkeetna Mountains, and Knik. The photographs were taken during an unknown expedition in Alaska, or possibly a telegraph line survey project. The collection also contains photographs not from the album, including float planes, merchandise stores at unidentified locations, fish wheels, Yukon River, a flood, and other unidentified people and places.

Arrangement: Materials are arranged in the order in which they arrived at Archives.

Digitized copies: Images from the photograph album have been digitized, and select images are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection, however some photographs are presumed to be in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Robert R. Stroup photograph collection, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information provided by the donor.

Custodial history: Robert Stroup presumably obtained the photographs in this collection from estate sales and auctions. The collection was given to the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry by Aleta Dyer, Stroup’s sister, in 2006.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in 2013. Sherry Jackson, Executive Director of the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, signed a deed of gift in 2013.

Processing information: Photographs were digitized by Ralph Hulbert. The collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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