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Alex Van Bibber fonds
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Copied 1992 (originally created 1936-1965) (Creation)
- Van Bibber, Alex, ca. 1917-
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22 photographs : copy prints plus negatives
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Alex Van Bibber grew up at Pelly Crossing. He was one of the fourteen children of Ira and Eliza Van Bibber. He went to school in Dawson City up to grade six, then left school so that his siblings could have their turn. He dredged in Dawson City, surveyed in Whitehorse for the Alaska Highway, trekked from Mayo to Norman Wells for the Canol Pipeline project in 1943. He started an outfitters company in the 1940s, then went prospecting in the Firth River area in 1948. He then worked on hydrometric crews for the Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. In 1977 he began consulting work for Yukon and NWT Renewable Resources. He married Mary Davis in 1941, but they later divorced. In 1946, he married Sue Dixon. He was in the movie "Mad Trapper" and climbed Mt. Kennedy with Robert Kennedy. See Van Bibber Search File for more information.
Dick North obtained the originals to make negatives for the Yukon Historical and Museums Association 1992 Alaska Highway Family Album Project. The photographs were loaned for copying by Dick North of YHMA.
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The fonds consists of photographs depicting the land reconnaissance for the Oil Pipeline Route over the Mackenzie Mountains, the Firth River Stampede, as well as family scenes in the Yukon.
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There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply.
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Dick North supplied information identifying people and places in the photographs.
Sue Van Bibber collection; Van Bibber family collection