ANONYMOUS CORPS OF ENGINEERS SOLDIER. Alaska Highway Construction Photographs; n.d., 1942-1943. .1 cu. ft.
The collection consists of 66 photographs taken by an unknown soldier in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during construction of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Locations of the photographs include St. John, British Columbia, the Liard River Bridge (Mile Post 495.8), Nisutlin Bay Bridge (Mile Post 807), the construction camp at Mile Post 125, the Elliot Construction Company Camp at Kluane Lake (Mile Post 256), Morris Lake, Soldiers Summit (Mile Post 1061), the construction camp at Watson Lake (Mile Post 635), the Rancheria River, the Donjek River, and the construction camp at Morley Bay (Mile Post 777). Equipment depicted include an Osgood ½ yard shovel, a "Quickway" truck crane, bull dozers, a U.S.A. American Crane, a steam crane, a 1½ ton Chevrolet truck, a half track armoured vehicle, a 6 ton Corbitt Truck, and a portable sawmill. Several of the photographs depict the construction of the bridges over the Liard River and Nisutlin Bay. The collection also contains 11 black and white 4 X 5 conservation negatives made from selected prints in the collection.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2001.