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Ralph Dickinson photographs

Guide to the Ralph Dickinson photographs
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1399-AHS.
Creator: Dickinson, Ralph.
Title: Ralph Dickinson papers.
Dates: 1904-1906.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs from an Army officer stationed at St Michael, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Charles Ralph Dickinson graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1904. As a second lieutenant, Dickinson was assigned to the 3rd Infantry at Fort St. Michael, Alaska, and engaged in repair work on the Alaskan telegraph line until July, 1906. Ralph Dickinson died in 1963.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 128 photographic prints taken or collected by Ralph Dickinson while stationed at St. Michael.

Arrangement: The photographs are in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

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

Rights note: Copyright to the images has been transferred to the Alaska Historical Society. The Archives can grant permission for use.

Preferred citation: Ralph Dickinson photographs, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“A guide to the Dickinson Family Papers, 1871-1931,” Special Collections, Virginia Tech. Archival Resources of the Virginias. Last accessed August 29, 2022:

Related materials: Correspondence written by Ralph Dickinson to his family is held by Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech. For more information about the collection, see the link in the previous note.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2022 by Sarah Rennie, great-granddaughter of Ralph Dickinson.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2022.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2022.

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