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LeRoy West Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s

Identifier: PCA 393

Scope and Contents

The photographs are primarily of Loran (long range navigation station) stations during the 1940s and early 1950s. Places include Umnak, Naknek, Cold Bay, Annette Island, Cordova, Yakutat, Gustavus, and Sitka.


  • ca. 1940s-1950s

Conditions Governing Access

The photos may be viewed. However they may not be photocopied.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the librarian.


LeRoy West came to Juneau in 1929. He began working for the federal government in 1935 with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. Later he worked for the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Corps of Engineers. After receiving a certificate as a professional electrical engineer in 1949 he began working for the U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau as a civilian employee. In 1975, at his retirement, he was presented the Commandant’s Award, the highest civilian award possible for outstanding job performance. LeRoy West died December 31, 1985 in Juneau.


586 Photographic Prints : 0.4 linear ft.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Alaska State Library by Betty West Miller via the U.S. Coast Guard, 17th Division, Juneau, Alaska, in 1989.

Processing Information

Photographs were numbered and placed in mylar protectors. Photo album was interleaved with tissue. Negatives are unidentified and housed in an envelope at this back of the collection.

Finding aid for the LeRoy West Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s
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Repository Details

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