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Don Rawlins collection

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Don Rawlins collection

Title Notes 


Title based on creator of the collection.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


1943-1993, predominant 1943-1945

Physical Description 


106 photographs : 103 b&w prints, 3 negs
.02 m of textual records
2 architectural drawings : blueprints

Scope and Content 


The collection consists of records created during Rawlins work on the Canol Project, including original photographs showing Watson Lake signposts, Whitehorse, fishing, hunting, White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) trains and station, and postcards; textual records include his application for entry into Alaska, gun permits, driver's license, ship menu, issue of "Northern Newscast", an "Order of Alaska Cheechacos" certificate, three posters (a comical drawing of Whitehorse ca. 1920, the Kee Bird poem, and a route to the outhouse entitled "Trolley Line on the Alcan Highway"). The collection also consists of two blueprint plans of the Canol Project: Canol #3 line Swan Lake Booster Pump Station and Watson Lake Gasoline Pump House.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Rawlins, Don, 1914-

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Don Rawlins donated this material in 1993.

Restrictions on Access 


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

Finding Aid 


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Specific Location 


PHO 182 (93/53R) : Photographs
MSS 249 (93/53R) : Textual records
H-1918 and H-1919 (93/53R) : Maps
P-520 to P-522 (93/53R) : Posters

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