Collection - Donald F Parrott Collection

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Donald F Parrott Collection

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  • 1920 - 1940 (Creation)

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313 photographs

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Custodial history

Photographs were acquired by Donald F Parrott from a number of sources in the 1960s for use in his research and writing on the Red Lake gold rush. They were compiled by Parrott into an album and donated to Lakehead University Library in 1984.

General Archive #291.

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Photographs of mining and transportation in Northwestern Ontario in the first part of the twentieth century.


  • Photographs of Zenmac Zinc Mine near Schreiber
  • Photographs of Root River Marine Portage and mining equipment supplies transported

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Arranged by Parrott, the collector of the photographs.

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Some photographs appear to be copies; the locations of the originals is unknown.

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No restrictions on access.

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Most photographs appear to be in the public domain.

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A listing of photographs will be compiled.

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