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Down to the sea in ships

Every so often we get a phone call, email, visit, from somebody looking for information about a specific ship that might have sailed in Alaska waters. While we may or may not have archival materials related to that ship, my …

aka Palmer Colony

**Please note: this blog entry–though correct in details, is wrong in one very important respect. In August 2014, the National Archives gave the ARRC records to us. So while the history in this entry is true, we have an update

It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Man

One of the things about having students in to do research is that we often don’t get to see what becomes of the research they do. That’s not really a complaint, by the way, it’s just the way things go. …