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Guide to the M.E. Coker photographs
circa 1946

Collection number: HMC-0946.
Creator: Coker, M.E.
Title: M.E. Coker photographs.
Dates: circa 1946.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of placer mining at Stuyahok and Girdwood.

Biographical note:
Mrs. M.E. “Flossie” Coker was married to Frank M. Rose until 1946 when they divorced. Rose was probably a placer miner in Stuyahok and Girdwood, Alaska.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 35 black and white photographs of placer gold mining operations and related images in Alaska. The mines pictured were in the vicinities of the towns of Stuyahok and Girdwood and utilized hydraulic mining with ground sluices. The photographic lots containing the Stuyahok area photographs (18 different) include Yukon River scenes at the villages of Tanana, Ruby, and Holy Cross, as well as aerial views of Anchorage and Rainy Pass. The photographs of the Girdwood mine (14 different) include those of a cabin, compressor shed, sluice box, prospect hole, and nozzles. The other three photographs are unidentified.

Arrangement: Photographs are arranged by size.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in the collection.

Preferred citation: M.E. Coker photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.