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Margaret M. & Roy J. Wheat Photograph Collection, 1917-1940s

Identifier: PCA 491

Scope and Contents

Many of the photographs in this collection were taken by Roy Wheat when he was stationed in Alaska during WWI. The images are of Nome and Interior Alaska; the date range is 1917-1940s. Most of the photographs are carefully identified. There are also photographs of Captain Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer (1920), when he came through Nome.


  • 1917-1940s

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.


Roy J. Wheat, Sr., was born Dec. 23, 1893, in Laramie, Wyoming. He died January 3, 1991, at the age of 97, in Boise, Idaho. He was a veteran of World War I with the U. S. Army’s Signal Corps. He was employed by the U. S. Government at Sand Point Naval Air Station, retiring in 1959.

Margaret M. Wheat was born in Seattle, Washington, March 29, 1905. She died July 29, 1962, at the age of 57, in Bothell, Washington. Mrs. Wheat belonged to St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Guild, Seattle Children’s Orthopedic Guild, and she crocheted vigorously for the Bishop’s Relief Fund.


229 Photographic Prints : 1 box ; 3 folders ; black and white photographs and postcards

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Robbie Taipale, Mr. and Mrs. Wheat’s daughter, to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

Processing Information

This collection has been described at the item level. All items have been placed in Mylar and into pH-neutral folders. A copy of Mr. Wheat’s honorable discharge from the United States Army and Mr. and Mrs. Wheat’s obituaries can be found in the Master File.

Margaret M. & Roy J. Wheat Photograph Collection, 1917-1940s
In Progress
Prepared by: Ken Nail, Jr., LAM ; Revised by: Anastasia Tarmann, Aug. 2008 ; Revised by: Jacki Swearingen, Apr. 2012 ; ArchiveSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston.
2019 May
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

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