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L. Stark Humes collection of photographs of the Klondike region

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 993

Scope and Contents

Photographs collected by Ladell Stark Humes of the Klondike region of the Yukon, as well as other areas in Alaska and Yukon Territory, circa 1865-1939. Photographers chiefly represented in the collection include William Howard Case, Case & Draper, Robert Collier, and A. W. Hall. Depicted are Native American men, women, and children; gold mining efforts; and town and landscape views.

Also present are stereographs produced by the Keystone View Company of Inuit men, women, and children of Kwigillingok, Alaska; and pages of a printed work by an unknown creator about Alaska.

Dates

  • circa 1865-1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The L. Stark Humes Collection of Photographs of the Klondike Region is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Vigilante Rare Documents on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2011.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series: I. Photographs by William Howard Case, 1889-1913. II. Photographs by Case & Draper, 1894-1908. III. Photographs by Robert Collier, circa 1890-1913. IV. Photographs by A. W. Hall, 1900-1903, undated. V. Stereograph Cards Published by the Keystone View Company, circa 1930. VI. Photographs by Identified Photographers, circa 1878-1939. VII. Photographs by Unidentified Photographers, circa 1865-1914. VIII. Printed Materials, circa 1914.

Extent

9.42 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.lshumesklondike

Overview

Photographs collected by Ladell Stark Humes of the Klondike region of the Yukon, as well as other areas in Alaska and Yukon Territory, circa 1865-1939. Photographers chiefly represented in the collection include William Howard Case, Case & Draper, Robert Collier, and A. W. Hall. Depicted are Native American men, women, and children; gold mining efforts; and town and landscape views.

Also present are stereographs produced by the Keystone View Company of Inuit men, women, and children of Kwigillingok, Alaska; and pages of a printed work by an unknown creator about Alaska.

Biographical / Historical

Ladell Stark Humes (1875 or 1876-1917) of Kansas was the son of Thomas J. Humes (Mayor of Seattle, 1897-1904) and Alma Roberts; he married Minnie Bell Vedder (1876- ) in 1902. A miner and clerk, Ladell Humes lived in Seattle, Washington, circa 1899 to 1917. He also worked as a postal carrier in Alaska during the early 20th century.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

File titles have been transcribed from photograph captions; supplied captions are bracketed. Numbers assigned to photographs, if present (most often in the negative), are listed in parentheses. Exact dates (most often in the negative) have been transcribed from photographs; approximate dates have been supplied in cases where no date is present. Approximations made were based on dates typically associated with the photographer or photographic studio to which the image is attributed, on the content of the image, or on image annotations, if present.
Title
Guide to the L. Stark Humes Collection of Photographs of the Klondike Region
Status
Completed
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason and Sarah Lerner
Date
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.