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U.S. Coast Guard, 17th District Photograph Collection, circa 1915-[ongoing], (bulk 1989)

Identifier: PCA 313

Scope and Contents

An ongoing collection of U.S. Coast Guard activities in Alaska, primarily the 17th Division, which includes slides and photographs of patrol, search and rescue, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, law enforcement, lighthouses, Coast Guard vessels, icebreakers, bases, aircraft, Bering Sea fisheries, individuals. The folder titled Lighthouses (folder 5) contains a range of photos mostly from 1915-ca. 1930s. The bulk dates for the collection are the 1980s.


  • circa 1915-[ongoing], (bulk 1989)



Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for viewing, however, the photographs may not be photocopied.

Conditions Governing Use

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


The Coast Guard is an amalgamation of five Federal agencies...the Revenue Cutter Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Steamboat Inspection Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Lifesaving Service. It received its current name in 1915 when the Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service merged. [From: U.S. Coast Guard, Historian's Office]


1 boxes : 351 slides and photographs, black and white, color

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Edward Moreth donated the original collection May 12 and August 4, 1989. Kathy Yance donated additional materials in 1992. The collection is ongoing. (Acc. nos. 1989-15, 1989-16, 1992-5)

Existence and Location of Copies

Some photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available to view via Alaska's Digital Archives.

Processing Information

Items have been placed in Mylar and then into acid free folders. Photographs and slides are individually numbered within each folder. The collection has been described at the item level.

Finding aid for the U.S. Coast Guard, 17th District Photograph Collection, circa 1915-[ongoing], (bulk 1989)
Processed by: Various Staff ; Revised by: Anastasia Tarmann, Oct. 2009 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston, June 2019 ; Inventory by: Jacki Swearingen, Nov. 2020 ; Inventory Added to ArchivesSpace by: Connie Hamann
2021 April
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Repository Details

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

PO Box 110571
Juneau AK 99811-0571 US
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