Finding aid of the William Miller Collection of Klondike Gold Rush and Family Photographs

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University of the Pacific Library
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Finding aid of the William Miller Collection of Klondike Gold Rush and Family Photographs

Collection number: MSS 080

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Encoded by:
Shan Sutton
© 2006 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Miller collection of Klondike gold rush and family photographs
Dates: 1867-1950
Collection number: MSS 080
Creator: Miller, William G.A.
Collection Size: 1 linear foot
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
Stockton, California 95211
Abstract: Collection consists of over 1,000 photographs. Most were taken in the area of Dawson, Yukon Territory from 1897-1902.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

William Miller collection of Klondike gold rush and family photographs. MSS 080. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

Biography / Administrative History

William Miller was born in Ontario, Canada (1867). He came with family to California as boy, and graduated from Oakland High School, and then became court reporter in San Francisco and married Lenora Huntley in the 1890s. Miller went to the Klondike Gold Rush with his brother-in-law, Oni Lomax, and brother, Henry Miller in 1898. Later he took entire family to Yukon Territory (1900) and remained there for five years.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection consists of over 1,000 photographs. Most were taken in the area of Dawson, Yukon Territory from 1897-1902. Includes photos of the Klondike gold rush and local Native Americans. Collection also contains photos of various members of the Miller family in Canada, Alaska, and California.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Miller family
Gold mines and mining - Yukon Territory
Indians of North America - Alaska - Photographs
Indians of North America - Canada - Photographs
Gold mines and mining - Alaska
California - Pictorial works
Alaska - Pictorial works
Dawson (Yukon) - Pictorial works
West (U.S.) - Pictorial works

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed collection inventory is available in the Special Collections reading room.

 

Box 1: Photographs of Alaska and Yukon Territory, 1897-1902

 

Box 2: Photographs of the William Miller family and various tourist sites in United States and Canada, 1867-1950