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Robert Hays fonds

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Robert Hays fonds

Title Notes 


Formerly described separately as Robert Hays Collection of Photographs and Hays, Robert E. Manuscript.

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


Copied 1977 (originally created 1942 and 1976)

Physical Description 


48 photographs : b&w copy negs.
1 folder of textual records : (8 p.)

Scope and Content 


This fonds consists of 48 copy negatives and black and white reference prints, 21 x 26 cm, from photographs taken by Hays during his tenure with the 18th Engineers on the Alaska Highway Construction project in 1942. The various camps and construction sites include Whitehorse, Kluane Lake, Hayden's Homestead, Cracker Creek, Burwash and Champagne. Also included in the fonds is an eight page letter from Robert Hays to the Yukon Archives dated Sept 13, 1976 describing some of his activities with the 18th Engineers in Yukon and seven pages of captions for his photographs.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Hays, Robert E.

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Loaned for copying by Robert E. Hays Jr. in 1976.

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.

Finding Aid 


Catalogued photographs #5669-5716 (82/305) have been digitized and are available online for research and viewing.
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There is an inventory which describes each photograph (Inventory #38). Its information duplicates what is available online.

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

Location of Original 


Originals returned to the donor.




Specific Location 


5669-5716 (82/305) : Catalogued photographs
MSS 48 (82/305) : Textual records

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