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Guide to the Robert Geehan papers

Collection number: HMC-1163.
Creator: Geehan, Robert.
Title: Robert Geehan papers.
Dates: 1933-1940.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.  
Collection summary: Primarily the financial records of the Cripple Creek Mining Company owned by Strandberg and Sons, Inc.

Biographical note:
Robert William Geehan was born in 1910 in Yakima, WA. He received a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Minnesota around 1932. After a short mining effort near Helena, MT, he and his wife, Iria A. Geehan moved to Anchorage in 1934 or 1935. Shortly after arriving, Mr. Geehan began work with Harold Strandberg, owner of the Cripple Creek Mining Company in Folger, Alaska.

Collection description:
This collection primarily contains blueprints, sketches, and financial records of the Cripple Creek Mining Company. The collection also contains financial records and reports belonging to mines which Robert Geehan worked for prior to moving to Alaska. The Cripple Creek Mining Company records contain estimated prophets, costs, balance and work sheets, food lists, payroll accounts, as well as sketches of the Homer Spit Wharf site and a possible air strip in Seldovia, AK. The Cripple Creek Mining Company records also contain blueprints for a Water Thaw plant and sluice box support, and certificates and reports on placer locations. The collection also includes balance sheets for Clara Creek Mining Company, which was also owned by Strandberg and Sons, Inc.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived to the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Robert Geehan papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information on Robert Geehan was provided by the donor.

Related materials: David and Jenny Strandberg papers, HMC-0357; Harold Strandberg papers, HMC-0237; Lawrence and Olga Doheny papers, HMC-0355; HMC-0359, Strandberg Mines, Inc. records; HMC-1163, Robert Geehan papers.

Custodial history: The collection was donated to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks by Patrick Geehan in 2011.

Acquisition note: The Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives transferred this collection to the University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Special Collections in 2011.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Container list:





Cripple Creek Mining Company records



Clara Creek Mining Company finances

circa 1936


Confederate Gulch drilling progress and costs



Empire Drilling outfit reports, Helena, Montana