Alfred Hulse Brooks photographs and papers
Scope and Contents
Most images depict locations in Alaska, except where noted. Each folder in the collection usually contains a single photographic print.
- 1892 - 1955
- Majority of material found within 1898 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
6.17 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Language of Materials
Alfred Hulse Brooks (1871-1924)
During his studies, Brooks worked as a junior member of topographical mapping parties of the United States Geological Survey in Vermont (1888) and northern Michigan (1889), and in a geological party investigating potential iron ore lands in northern Michigan (1891). Upon graduation from Harvard, he gained an appointment with the United States Geological Survey and engaged in topographic and geological work in the Appalachian Mountains and Michigan. In August 1897, he attended the VIIth International Geological Congress in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied for several months in Paris, France, at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle and Collège de France.
In March 1898, Brooks began working for the United States Geological Survey in Alaska. Between 1899 and 1911, he participated in six major expeditions that traversed Alaska to map its topography and geology. From 1903 until his death, he was Geologist in Charge of the Division of Alaskan Mineral Resources of the United States Geological Survey.
Brooks was a vice-chairman of the Alaska Railroad Commission (1911-1912), as well as president of the Geological Society of Washington (1911) and of the Washington Academy of Sciences (1921). In 1913, in recognition of his contributions in exploring and mapping Alaska, he received the Charles P. Daly Medal of the American Geographical Society and the Conrad Malte-Brun Medal of the Société de Géographie (Paris). In 1917-1919, he served as chief geologist of the American Expeditionary Force in France.
In 1903, Brooks married Mabel Whitman Baker Brooks (1876-1962). They had a daughter and son, Mary (born 1906) and Thomas Benton (born 1910).
Philip Sidney Smith (1871-1924)
- Alaska -- Discovery and exploration
- Alaska -- Pictorial works
- British Columbia -- Pictorial works
- Brooks, Alfred H. (Alfred Hulse), 1871-1924
- Cook Inlet Exploring Expedition
- Dunn, Robert, 1877-1955
- Geological Survey (U.S.)
- Geological Survey of Canada -- Pictorial works
- Geology -- Alaska -- Pictorial works
- Geology -- Research -- Alaska -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- Pictorial works
- Keen, Dora, 1871-
- Miners -- Alaska -- Pictorial works
- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska -- Pictorial works
- Negatives (photographs)
- Photographic prints
- Smith, Philip S. (Philip Sidney), 1877-1949
- Guide to the Alfred Hulse Brooks Photographs and Papers
- Under Revision
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- February 2010
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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