4.5. cu. ft.
The William Sulzer Alaska Mining Papers consist of business correspondence, financial records, and legal documents relating primarily to Sulzer's mining interests in the Chandalar Mining District of Alaska (Alaska-Chandalar Mining Company, Chandalar Gold Company, Chandalar Gold Mines, Inc.), but also to his interests in Southeast Alaska and the White River Mining District. The collection includes an album of 106 photographs dating to 1926, many of them well identified. They depict mining claims, persons, and scenery of Southeast Alaska, the Chandalar region, and other Alaskan locations.
Born in New Jersey on 18 March 1863, William Sulzer became a successful businessman and prominent politician in New York. He served in the U.S. Congress from 1895 through 1912. Elected governor of New York in 1912, he held that office only from January to October 1913, when he was impeached and removed. He died in New York on 6 November 1941. Sulzer's mining interests in Alaska began with investments in low-grade copper mines in Southeast Alaska in the 1890s. From there he expanded into the White River Mining District, and by 1906 he was well on his way toward establishment of his Chandalar District gold mines.
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Permission for commercial use must be obtained from the Archivist.
William Sulzer's papers and scrapbooks are found in many repositories in the United States. Collections that include information on Sulzer's Alaskan mining interests are found at the New York State Library, New York School of Interior Design, Duke University Library, and Brigham Young University Library.
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