Credits and Acknowledgements

“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

Thanks to:

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 [email protected]


Yukon Archives
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-667-5321
Fax: 867-393-6253
Toll-free (Yukon only): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5321
Email: [email protected]


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.

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