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Robert A. Kinzie Photograph Collection, 1908-1911

Identifier: PCA 325

Scope and Contents

July 4, 1908 photographs of Treadwell, Alaska, including the Alaska Treadwell Mine and the Mexican Mine. Includes Fourth of July activities, Treadwell mine interiors, mining machinery, Juneau, Douglas and Fort Seward, Alaska. Photographers represented in the collection include: W.H. Case, Case and Draper, Winter and Pond, Hegg, and Elliott.


  • 1908-1911

Conditions Governing Access

The photographs may be viewed, however, the images may not be photocopied.

Conditions Governing Use

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


Robert A. Kinzie (Sr.) was born at Fort Independence, Mass., Jan. 15, 1874. He graduated from University of CA 1897 with a degree in civil engineering. From 1900-1905 he was assistant superintendent of the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Co, from 1905-1914, general superintendent of the Treadwell, Alaska Mexican Gold Mining Co., Alaska United Gold Mining Co., and Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co.

He and Veronica Kennedy of San Francisco married in 1901 and had five children: Robert A. Kinzie, Jr. (born in Douglas, Alaska and also a mining engineer), David Hunter Kinzie, Veronica K. Kinzie, Eugenia K. Kinzie Moore, and Elizabeth Kinzie Buckley.

Robert Kinzie left Alaska with his family in 1914. He worked as a consulting engineer in Mexico and for several mining firms in California, including Engels Copper Co., Virginia Mines Corp., Santa Cruz Portland Cement Co., and others. He died in 1955 in San Francisco, California.


77 Photographic Prints : 2 photo albums + 12 loose photographs

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was received in 1990 from Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Smith (Mary) of Santa Cruz, CA. Mary Kinzie Smith is the granddaughter of Robert Kinzie and daughter of Robert A. Kinzie, Jr. of Santa Cruz, California. Other photos donated by the Kinzie family are included in PCA 13.

Related Materials

Robert Kinzie’s papers form a separate collection, MS 21.

Processing Information

The albums are intact. Pages are interleaved with tissue. Loose photographs are sleeved in Mylar.

Finding aid for the Robert A. Kinzie Photograph Collection, 1908-1911
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Processed by: India Spartz, July, 1994 ; Revised by: Jacki Swearingen, November 2013 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
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Repository Details

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

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