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Merrill J. Mattes Collection of Alaskan Photographs

Identifier: C Photo Collection 135

Scope and Contents

This collection includes color and b/w photographs and slides of Alaska taken by Merrill J. Mattes. The photographs and slides are identified. Some of the color photographic prints and slides have faded.


  • 1967-1968

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Merrill J. Mattes (1910-1996), was a noted trails scholar and award-winning historian with the National Park Service. Mattes may be best known for his works, The Great Platte River Road and Platte River Road Narratives.


5 photo box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Merrill J. Mattes, 1989.

Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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