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Randy Brandon photographs

Guide to the Randy Brandon photographs

Collection number: HMC-1136.
Creator: Brandon, Randy.
Title: Randy Brandon photographs.
Dates: 1976-2004.
Volume of collection: 3.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a professional photographer living in Girdwood, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Randy Brandon is a professional photographer living in Girdwood, Alaska. He has been in business as Third Eye Photography since 1974, working in advertising, aerial, corporate, digital, industrial, location, travel, studio, stock , and wildlife photography.

Collection description:
The collection consists of  photographs taken by Randy Brandon from the 1976 to the early 2004. Most of the photographs are 35 mm slides, though the collection also includes some large-format slides and panoramic transparencies. The first section of the collection consists of Brandon’s photographs of Fur Rendezvous (Fur Rondy) events from the 1980s. The subjects of the remaining photographs include outdoor activities, wildlife, industry, buildings, cities and towns, people, events, landmarks, and scenery. A few of the slides are composite images created digitally by Mr. Brandon. The collection also includes scans of an index to the numbering system that Brandon used for his slides. Many of the slides in the collection are numbered using two different numbering systems applied by the stock image companies that Brandon worked with, which are not reflected in the index.

Arrangement: There are four different groups of slides in the collection. The first consists of the Fur Rendezvous slides that were donated and described in 2013. The second group consists of slides numbered using Randy Brandon’s original numbering system and are in order by number. The third and fourth groups of slides are numbered according to two different numbering systems applied by Alaska Stock Images, and both are arranged by number.

Digitized copies: Selected items have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright is retained by Randy Brandon and his wife. The Archives can grant permission to use or publish materials from this collection.

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

A digitized version of an index to Randy Brandon’s numbering system is available for use in the Archives Research Room. Most of the photographs in the collection were numbered by Alaska Stock Images, and those numbers are not reflected in the index.

Related materials: The Anchorage Museum also holds a collection of Randy Brandon’s photographs (B2016.019).

Acquisition note: The photographs were given to the Archives by Randy Brandon in 2013. An addition to the collection was donated by Brandon in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013. Additional material was added to the collection and described by Gwen Higgins in 2022.

Container list:

Description Date
Digital storage Index to Randy Brandon’s slide numbering system undated
1/1-15 Fur Rendezvous photographs 1980-1991
1/16-2/4 Slides numbered using Randy Brandon’s slide numbering system (See index for subjects listed by slide number). 1976-2004
2/5-3/9 Photographs numbered by Alaska Stock Images, 002AB-458: outdoor recreation, wildlife, commercial fishing, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, logging, farming, tourism, buildings, towns, totem poles, transportation, people, Christmas scenes, trees and plants, scenery, weather phenomena, mountains, and glaciers 1991-2001
3/10-3/18 Photographs numbered by Alaska Stock Images, 00017.024.10-04 to 98409.014.06-04: outdoor recreation, animals, Fur Rendezvous, Musk Ox Farm, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, scenery, boats, Denali National Park and Preserve, buildings, Katmai National Park, Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Independence Mine, Barrow (Utqiagvik), Halibut Cove, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, Resolute Bay (Canada), Sitka, Chena Hot Springs, Anchorage, Alyeska Ski Resort, Exxon Valdez oil spill aftermath, North Slope, Seward, logging, Homer, Portage Lake, roads, helicopters, Juneau, plants and trees, Alaska Native art, Kennicott Mine, airplanes, winter scenes undated, 1991


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