• Due to renovations to our vault, access to our collections is limited until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

New in the Archives, November-December 2021

Use of materials

Laurie Arnold and Miki‘ala Ayau Pescaia published “Considering the Revolution: Indigenous Histories and Memory in Alaska, Hawai‘i, and the Indigenous Plateau” in the November 2021 issue of The Public Historian. The article included this image from the Charles Lucier papers.

Yiiyuk (Ruth Farqhuar Harris) and Argagiaq (Elbert Harris) drying ugruk skins and full seal oil pokes in Sisualigruaq, Alaska,1952.









We also kept busy with quite a few researchers who were here on-site working through collections as well as some virtual research consultations. And of course a bunch of email and phone requests as well!

Now available for research

HMC-1300: Craig Mishler papers; 1942-2020.   Papers of an Alaskan cultural anthropologist and folklorist. 2.35 cubic foot addition.

HMC-1385-AHS: Eklutna Vocational School photograph album; circa 1926-1943. 0.3 cubic feet. Photograph album documenting activities at a vocational boarding school for Alaska Native students.

HMC-1386-AHS: Florence T. Hatch papers; 1902-1968, bulk 1910-1914. 0.25 cubic feet. Letters and photographs of a woman who lived near Juneau in the 1910s.

HMC-1387: Al Larson audio tapes; 1966-1967. 0.01 cubic feet. Two reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of the 1966 and 1967 North American Championships sled dog races in Fairbanks.

HMC-1390: Alfonso L’Kievicz papers; 1902-1936. 0.5 cubic feet. Personal papers and business records of an Alaskan miner.

Grant projects & the Alaska’s Digital Archives

Arlene’s been working on our Atwood Foundation-funded grant project to digitize ANCSA-related materials. The two collections funded by this grant are the Donald Mitchell oral histories which are a set of interviews with various individuals who were involved in the passage of ANCSA and the American Society for Public Administration, Southcentral Alaska Chapter symposium records which are a set of videotapes of a symposium held to establish a dialogue about setting up a coordinated land management system between federal, state, and local government, and private landowners.  Most of the materials have now been digitized. Permissions from interviewees and heirs are being requested and once those permissions are received, the recordings are being sent out for transcription. 4 of the interviews: two with Senator Ted Stevens, one with John Havelock, and one with Red Boucher, have been fully transcribed and placed on the Alaska’s Digital Archives site.



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