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Alexander McDougall Collection: Contents of the Collection

Finding Aid for the Alexander McDougall Collection at UW-Superior.

Series 1: Scrapbooks & Photographs

Scope & Content Note

Contains a variety of photographs and other visual materials, including many photographs of McDougall ships. Includes a scrapbook with handwritten and typed notes by Alexander McDougall.

Note: Most photographs in this series have been digitized through the Great Lakes Maritime History Project:

Contents List:

Box 1:

Folder 1: McDougall Scrapbook -- untitled

Folder 2: Loose pages from unknown album

Folder 3: Album -- "McDougall Whalebacks"

Box 2:

Folder 1: Album -- "McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN"

Folder 2: Album -- "McDougall Whalebacks" -- D.F. Barry Photographs

Folder 3: Loose photographs

Series 2: Clippings

Scope & Content Note:

Contains newspaper clippings related to Alexander McDougall's ships and business activities. Collected by the McDougall family.

Contents List:

Box 3:

Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings -- Miscellaneous

Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings -- Meteor

Series 3: Periodicals

Scope & Content Note:

Contains periodicals related to McDougall Shipyard activities, including several issues of The Riverside Review.

Contents List:

Box 3:

Folder 3: Periodicals -- Miscellaneous

Folder 4: Periodicals -- Riverside Review

Series 4: Family Materials & Correspondence

Scope & Content Note:

Contains materials related to the McDougall family, including some information on their Scottish heritage. Includes correspondence, mostly personal, as well as The Autobiography of Captain Alexander McDougall.

Contents List:

Box 3:

Folder 5: McDougall Family Materials

Folder 6: McDougall Family Materials -- Publications

Folder 7: Correspondence

The Alexander McDougall Collection

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (3 AB)

Processed by: Shana Aue, Hannah Hildebrand, and Laura Jacobs

Related Materials

  • Fraser Shipyards Collection
  • Lake Superior Maritime Collection
    • Biography Files -- McDougall, Alexander
    • Shipyards -- Fraser Shipyards
    • Shipyards -- McDougall Duluth
    • Whaleback Ship Files:
      • Barge 107
      • Barge 109
      • Barge 110
      • Barge 111
      • Barge 115
      • Barge 116
      • Barge 117
      • Barge 118
      • Barge 126
      • Barge 127
      • Barge 129
      • Barge 130
      • Barge 131
      • Barge 132
      • Barge 133
      • Barge 134
      • Barge 137
      • Bartlett, E.B.
      • Colby, Joseph L.
      • Colgate, James B.
      • Columbus, Christopher
      • Ericsson, John
      • Holley, Alexander
      • Mather, Samuel
      • McDougall, Alexander
      • Pathfinder
      • Pillsbury
      • Rockefeller, Frank
      • Sagamore
      • Thompson, A.D.
      • Trevor, John B.
      • Washburn
      • Wetmore, Charles W.
      • Wilson, Thomas