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M-219: Alaska Gold Rush Photograph Collection

DATE: ca. 1899-1901

CREATOR: unknown

SCOPE: Collection of Original Photographs taken of Gold Mining Operations near Ramparts, Alaska Territory. Among views shown are mining operations, a barge going out with the ice on the Yukon River (1899), town view of Ramparts, miners in Ramparts, dog sleds in front of North American Transportation Company, Native peoples (including family shots), an exceptional shot of miners and natives holding dogs on chains, and other scenes. Some photographs have pencil notations on the back.

A finding aid for this collection is available for download: M-219: Alaska Gold Rush Photograph Collection.(pdf)

EXTENT: 23 photos, most mounted. 3 Photographs have been retouched for publication, 1 is cracked.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

When available, this collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-219 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

A finding aid for this collection is available for download: M-219: Alaska Gold Rush Photograph Collection.(pdf)

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.