John L. McAllen photographs, 1917  PDF

Overview of the Collection

McAllen, John L
John L. McAllen photographs
1917 (inclusive)
15 photographic prints (1 folder) ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Collection Number
Photographs taken by taken by J.L. McAllen
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John L. McAllen was born August 20, 1889 in Portland, Oregon to Don McAllen, a local civic leader. John McAllen received a bachelor of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1916 he resigned from his engineering position at the Gold Bullion Mine in Knik, Alaska. McAllen was an instructor in mining at the University of Washington circa 1917 and contributed to the Winter Mining Sessions, a shorter more technical mining class than the regular academic program. McAllen also operated the Willow Creek gold mines in Alaska prior to becoming a faculty member at the University of Alaska circa 1940. He was married to Jane Nottingham McAllen and had two daughters Jane and Margaret. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical engineers. John McAllen died November 19, 1944 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Images of townspeople, mines and mining activities taken by J.L. McAllen on a trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Northport, Washington as part of a University of Washington's School of Mining trip in the winter.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Prints made from nitrate negatives that were destroyed.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Mining Company facilities and buildingsReturn to Top

Mining companies are unidentified. The locations of the buildings are either in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or Northport, Washington.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 1917
1 2-3 1917
1 4 1917
1 5-7 1917
1 8 1917
1 9 1917

Miners and PeopleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 10 1917
1 11 1917
1 12
 Men seated on wooden fence, possibly the members of the mining class
Some of the same men depicted in item above.
1 13
 Men relaxing on street, possibly the members of the mining class
Some of the same men depicted in item above.
April 2, 1917
1 14 1917
1 15 1917

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coeur d'Alene (Idaho)--Photographs
  • Northport (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints