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Albert Weir photographs

Guide to the Albert Weir photographs
circa 1942-1945

Collection number: HMC-1203.
Creator: Weir, Albert.
Title: Albert Weir photographs.
Dates: circa 1942-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a man who worked on the ALCAN.

Biographical note:
Albert Weir worked for an independent contractor, Bond Contracting, located in Kenora, Ontario. Weir lived in Fort Frances, Ontario. He drove a truck along the ALCAN delivering freight and staying in different camps along the way.

Collection description:
The collection contains photographs, most taken by Albert Weir, while he drove a truck along the ALCAN. The photographs include people, camps, equipment, and scenery. Subjects of the photographs include the Muncho Pass Mountains, Dawson Creek, The Yukon Ivory Shop, Summit Lake, Liard River, Suicide Hill (named after a curve along the ALCAN), the Hyland River Ferry, a pack train, men in a sulphur spring, and the Sikanni and Trout Rivers.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived to the Archives.

Digitized copies: 42 of the images from the collection have been digitized and placed on the 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.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical note provided by the donor, Cheryl Baldwin.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to Archives by Cheryl Baldwin, Albert Weir’s daughter, in 2015.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2015.



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