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Kamloops Museum and Archives collection

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Kamloops Museum and Archives collection

Title Notes 


Title based on donor of collection.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


[1922-1945], 1969, 1980, predominant [1943-1945]

Physical Description 


108 photographs : 107 b&w prints, 1 col. postcard
2 pgs. of textual records

Scope and Content 


This collection consists of photographs predominantly taken during the Northwest Service Command’s construction and operation of the Alaska Highway and Canol pipeline. Whitehorse scenes include views of downtown, shipyards, Yukon River, and the Canol refinery. Also included are views of Carcross, Yukon scenery, Dawson Creek, Fairbanks and other miscellaneous scenes.

There is also a photocopy of a 1969 biographical newspaper article about Mrs. Ruth Tracy, formerly Mrs. W.E. Potter, who lived in Dawson, Forty Mile, and Mayo between 1901 and 1918.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Kamloops Museum and Archives

Subject Access Point(s) 


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Tracy, Ruth, d. ca. 1980

Custodial History 


Mrs. Ruth Tracy donated photographs to the Kamloops Museum and Archives in 1964. The museum donated photographs to the Yukon Archives in 1980 but advised that the collection may be a combination of Mrs. Tracy's donation and other collections. Only one photograph (80/44 #14) is directly attributed to Mrs. Tracy.

Restrictions on Access 


There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply.



Item level Title, Scope and Content, and Dates of Creation information taken from photographs. Information in square brackets [ ] provided by Archivist.

Physical Description Notes 


All of the photographs have white borders.



80/44, 80/81

Specific Location 


PHO 128 (80/44) : Photographs
COR 346 (80/81) : Textual records

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