The "Pioneer Miners of Alaska Project" was funded by the Igloo #4 Foundation. The program is based on a presentation by three local miners on April 17, 2000. Doug Colp, Carl Heflinger and Glen Franklin talked about their experiences in the mining business that covered many decades in regions of Alaska and the Yukon.
William Schneider, Curator of the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, videotaped this presentation. Bill Burke, Research Technician for the Oral History Program, met with these miners in May of 2001 and together they sorted through personal photographs that would become part of the project and compliment their personal stories. Bill Burke designed and produced this program.
The photographs used in this project come from the personal collections of the miners that were interviewed. They are not to be used in any way without their permission.