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Photographs (PH001), 1895-1948

Identifier: 10.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately 1,600 vintage prints and 75 negatives, dealing almost exclusively with Alaska and the Yukon. There are a few prints of Seattle, WA, 1900-1905. Main subjects include the towns of Sitka, Skagway, Eagle and Valdez; modes of transportation, from reindeer and dogs to railroads, ships and kayaks; Native Americans; totems; wildlife and natural resources. The value of the collection is primarily documentary; Andrews technical abilities were good but seldom outstanding.

Andrews actively collected historical images. More than sixty photographers are represented in the Andrews collection, including Frank La Roche, Eric A. Hegg, George Gordon Cantwell, and the Case & Draper studio. The collection includes an album of Alaska in the 1890s by La Roche, and a copy of Hegg's 1902 Souvenir of Alaska and Yukon Territory.

The prints are annotated extensively on the back. Numbers have been assigned to each image, with Andrews' original numbers cross-referenced when possible. Prints are arranged in numerical order. Originally the collection included thirteen other albums, which have apparently been disassembled.

An old card file index and current database reports are available in the Special Collections reading room.


  • Creation: 1895-1948


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Glass plate negatives and lantern slides are restricted due to the fragility of the format. All decisions regarding use will be at the discretion of the curator for visual materials.


9 linear feet (20 containers, including 1882 photographs)

Language of Materials


General Physical Description note

20 containers, including 1882 photographs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA