“The Alaska Highway: A Yukon Perspective” was researched, developed, and presented by the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Yukon Archives is part of the Cultural Services Branch of the Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon.
This project was made possible in part through the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.
All original photographs, textual materials, maps, films and sound recordings are from the collections at the Yukon Archives. All photographs of artifacts are from the collections of the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon.
“The Alaska Highway: A Yukon Perspective” is partly based on a hardcopy display available at the Yukon Archives entitled “Highway to the North”. This display was developed in 1992 as part of the 50th anniversary commemorations of the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Project Management: Lesley Buchan
Archival research and writing: Suzanne den Ouden
Additional research and writing: Ian Burnett and Heather LeDuc
Retrieval of archival material: Dorothy Corcoran
Archival film and photo research assistance: Melanie Needham
Archival copyright and restrictions research: Amanda Dieckmann
Curriculum for Learning Resources section: Deb Gohl
Digitization of media:
- Photographs and textual records: Brian Kraushaar, Ford Colyer, Shannon Olson
- Films: Richard Lawrence
- Sound Recordings: Tim Kinvig
- Artifacts: Greg Skuce and Ford Colyer
Web Design and Programming: Outcrop Yukon
The rest of the staff at the Yukon Archives for providing advice and assistance.
Bob Cameron, Yukon Aviator for identifying aviation related photographs and films.
Yukon Transportation Museum, for the use of photographs of artifacts from its collections.
The Yukon Archives is grateful to the generosity of all donors who make archival materials available for the education and access of all.
Yukon Archives invites comments about this virtual exhibit. We would also greatly appreciate the names of any individuals in photographs and films who we have not been able to identify. Email with comments to Lesley.Buchan@gov.yk.ca
This virtual exhibit may be used solely for the purpose of research or private study, and must not be used for any other purposes without the authorization of the copyright owner.