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Alvin Doane photograph albums

Guide to the Alvin Doane photograph albums
circa 1942-1943

Collection number: HMC-1311.
Creator: Doane, Alvin.
Title: Alvin Doane photograph album.
Dates: circa 1942-1943.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph albums relating to the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Biographical note:
Alvin Doane was born in 1916 in Millet, Alberta, and moved to Washington in 1930. He enlisted into the U.S. Army, and subsequently served with the 340th Engineer Regiment, which was involved in the construction of the Alaska Highway from 1942-1943. Alvin Doane died in 1987.

Collection description:
The collection contains two photograph albums with photographs taken and collected by Alvin Doane which depict the construction of the Alaska Highway. Subjects of the photographs include men working on the Alaska Highway, equipment and machinery, bunkhouses, tents, hunting and fishing, liquor stores, Whitehorse and Carcross, scenery, and Quonset huts. The collection also includes a pressed flower and a napkin from the White Pass and Yukon Route train.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not have copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Alvin Doane photograph albums, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

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

Custodial history: The collection was donated to the Washington State History Research Center by Maggie McGuire, Alvin Doane’s niece.

Acquisition note: The collection was transferred to UAA/APU Archives and Special Collections by Ed Nolan, Head of Special Collections at Washington State History Research Center, with the permission of Maggie McGuire in 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2019.

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