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Guide to the Omer D. Clark Canol Pipeline construction photographs
circa 1943-1944

Collection number: HMC-0642.
Creator: Clark, Omer D.
Title: Omer D. Clark Canol Pipeline construction photographs.
Dates: circa 1943-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.  
Collection summary: Photographs of the construction of the Canol Pipeline.

Biographical note:
Omer D. Clark was from Oneonta, New York. He was a civilian construction worker on the Canol (Canadian Oil) Pipeline, which ran from Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photograph album of Omer D. Clark. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 53-page album; 109 black and white prints from the album; 18 black and white photo post cards; and 16 lithographic plates of scenes of Vancouver, British Columbia. Subjects of the Canol Pipeline construction photographs include scenery, workers, construction camps, vehicles, heavy machinery, barges, boats, airplanes, and bridges, as well as oil drilling and storage facilities. Most of the photographs are from numbered sets of prints. Subjects of the post cards include a set of twelve Alaska Highway construction scenes; four color-tinted views of Vancouver, British Columbia and Stanley Park; one Alaska Highway view; and one view of "Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon," Harrison State Park, Tioga County. Five of the post cards are addressed to Mrs. Agnes S. Clark of Oneonta, New York, with a sixth addressed to Hollywood Barber of the same town. The lithographic scenes of Vancouver, British Columbia were published by The Coast Publishing Company, Vancouver.

Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged by document type. Photographs were reordered by size.

Alternative formats: A Xerox copy of the original 53-page album is available.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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

Preferred citation: Omer D. Clark Canol Pipeline construction photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described and materials removed from photo album by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2003. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.