Lawrence W. Ragan Photograph Collection, ca. 1920-1933
Scope and Contents
The collection depicts U.S. Bureau of Fisheries activities, ships, S.E. Alaska communities including Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, numerous bays and creeks in Southeast Alaska. U.S. Bureau of Fisheries commissioner Henry O'Malley visited Alaska in the 1920's, accompanied by U.S. Congressman A.M. Free of California and photos of their visit are part of this collection. The photographs range in size from 2 x 2 ¾ in. to 3 ½ x 5 ½ in. , fading, captioned in ink on verso.
- ca. 1920-1933
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is available for viewing, however, they may not be photocopied.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian.
Lawrence (“Larry,” “Reggie”) Ragan first came to Alaska in the early 1920's as a crewmember of a floating cannery. Following that he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (later to become the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) aboard the vessels, WIDGEON and BRANT. These ships patrolled Southeast Alaska waters checking fish traps, surveying, posting signs etc. When Mr. Ragan lived in Juneau, he learned to play the saxophone and once was chosen to dance with a traveling troupe of entertainers as a replacement for an absent member.
86 Photographic Prints
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The photographs were donated to the library in 1985 by Patricia Tietzen, Mr. Ragan's daughter.
The photographs are sleeved in individual Mylar sleeves and filed numerically in Perma-Dur envelopes, 4 ½ x 10 ½ inches, in groups of approximately 12.
- Finding aid for the Lawrence W. Ragan Photograph Collection, ca. 1920-1933
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- ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston 2019 June ; Inventory added by: Sandy Johnston
- 2020 April
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