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R.A. Cartter fonds

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R.A. Cartter fonds

Title Notes 


Formerly titled R.A. Cartter photographs.

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 



Physical Description 


190 photographs : 110 b&w prints, 80 col. slides

Scope and Content 


The fonds includes original prints and slides taken by Cartter in 1942, during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Images are of the road, construction scenes, army crews, vehicles and equipment preparing the road bed and building bridges. There are a number of images of timber and pontoon bridges crossing Edith Creek, the Donjek, Slims and White Rivers, as well as photographs of army tent maintenance camps at Whitehorse, Kluane, etc. The ferry at Takhini River Crossing is also the subject of a few prints. There are images of the Yukon communities of Burwash, Champagne, and Whitehorse and a number of scenic views and panoramas taken in the Slims River, Kluane, Edith Creek and Donjek River Valley area.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Cartter, R.A. (Robert A.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Donated by Robert A. Cartter in 1973.

Restrictions on Access 


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

Availability of Other Formats 


Reference prints are available for some of the slides.

Finding Aid 


Catalogued photographs #1463-1654 (82/281R) have been digitized and are available online for research and viewing.
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There is an inventory which describes each photograph (Inventory #10). Its information duplicates what is available online.

Photocopies of the photographs are filed alphabetically by subject in the Photograph Visual Finding Aid.




Specific Location 


1463-1654 (82/281R) : Catalogued photographs

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