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Allen Wright fonds

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Allen Wright fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


[ca. 1824]-1982

Physical Description 


602 photographs and other material

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, research and reference files, maps of the Yukon, and films collected and created by Allen Wright in his research of early Yukon history, as well as through his work as a highway engineer.

The fonds consists of two series: Historical Research and Transportation.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Wright, Allen A., 1916-1983

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


The material was donated and bequeathed by Allen Wright in seven accessions from 1982 to 1984.

Custodial History 


The articles in accession 82/542 were donated, in 1982, by Garth Graham, Deputy Minister of Heritage and Cultural Resources who had been collecting submissions for a Yukon edition of the Canadian Collector magazine, which was never published.

Restrictions on Access 


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



Published material has been transferred to the Yukon Archives Library.

Physical Description Notes 


Includes 602 photographs : 437 b&w prints, 165 col. prints; 2.23 m of textual records; 79 maps; and 7 film reels : 16 mm. Film 16-137 has a master and viewing print.

Finding Aid 


Preliminary Inventory to the Allen A. Wright fonds held at the Yukon Archives Accessions 82/7, 82/163, 82/542, 83/21, 83/79, 84/20, 84/49, 87/10, Reprinted 2003.
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Detailed shot lists are available for films 16-134 to 16-137 (87/10).



82/7, 82/163, 82/542, 83/21, 83/79, 84/20, 84/49, 87/10

Specific Location 


MSS 12 (82/163) : Textual records
MSS 120-MSS 121 (82/7) : Textual records
MSS 122 (82/542) : Textual records
MSS 131 (83/21) : Textual records
MSS 151-MSS 165 (83/79, 84/20) : Textual records
PHO 245 (84/20) : Photographs
PHO 247-PHO 252 (84/49) : Photographs
16-94 and V-51-3 (84/20) : Film/video
16-95 and V-51-2 (84/20) : Film/video
16-134 and V-128-1 (87/10) : Film/video
16-135 and V-128-2 (87/10) : Film/video
16-136 and V-128-3 (87/10) : Film/video
16-137 and V-128-4 (87/10) : Film/video

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Historical Research
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