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Alaska and Western Canada Collection

The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections continues to break new and interesting ground with one of their latest offerings, which happens to focus in on Alaska and the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia. With extensive archival holdings in both areas, they are certainly well poised to do so, and this particular collection includes visual materials related...
Alaska's Digital Archives

The basic premise of Alaska's Digital Archives is quite simple: to provide a single easy-to-use way for institutions across the state to share their historical resources. A vast swath of history is covered here, from the world of the Inuit to the rough and tumble gold rushes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors can wander through the FAQ area for a bit of an orientation, check out the Help...
Reconnaissance Survey for the Alaska Railroad: James L. McPherson's Kuskowim Reconnaissance Collection

Once upon a time, there was gold in those hills around the Klondike. The celebrated gold rush of 1897-1898 excited the attention of millions around the world, and thousands of prospectors and suppliers flocked to the area. Many quickly found out that a lack of transportation infrastructure hampered the export of the natural resources. Later, in 1914, an act of Congress authorized the President to...