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Hope Morritt fonds

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Hope Morritt fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of the fonds.

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Dates of Creation 



Physical Description 


0.26 m of textual records
9 photographs : 7 b&w prints, 2 col. slides

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists of research material, correspondence and photographs used for the writing of Hope Morritt's memoir, "Land of the Fireweed: A Young Woman's Story of Alaska Highway Construction Days".

The textual records include biographical information about individuals involved with the construction of the Alaska Highway; Department of National Defence material; meteorological documents about the coldest recorded day in North America; and articles about telecommunications in the north, the Canol pipeline, and Atlin, B.C. and the road building project to the community. There are also a few articles written by Morritt and her husband, Dan Cameron.

The photographs depict construction of the road to Atlin, a view of Whitehorse from the old Air Force road, and the crest of the "North-West Hi-Way System".

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Morritt, Hope, b. 1921

Other Names Access Point(s) 


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Cameron, Dan, d. 1996

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Donated by Hope Morritt.

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 


MSS 407 - MSS 408 (98/120) : Textual records
PHO 556 (98/120) : Photographs

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