Guide to the Clarence Leroy Andrews papers
Collection number: HMC-0059.
Creator: Andrews, Clarence Leroy, 1862-1948.
Title: Clarence Leroy Andrews papers.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Primarily photographs of a long-time Alaska resident.
Clarence Leroy Andrews came to Alaska in 1892. Five years later, he participated in the ascent of Mount St. Elias as part of the Duke of Abruzzi’s party. Later, he worked in various customs offices (Sitka, Skagway, and Eagle) and for the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Education, and the Reindeer Service. He helped gather material for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. He also taught at Kivalina and was the reindeer superintendent at Nome. Andrews published books and articles on Alaska and was an advocate of Eskimo rights.
The collection contains a few papers and original photograph negatives including glass plate negatives, as well as copy negatives. They include pictures of Andrews; Eagle and the Forty Mile area; the Arctic, Eskimos, and Kivalina; Sitka and Southeast Alaska; family members; documents relating to the Lomen Reindeer issue; wildflowers; St. Lawrence Island; St. Michael; and Point Barrow.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in three series:
Series 1: Papers; 1911, 1946.
Series 2: Negatives and copy prints; 1892-1924.
Series 3: Lantern slides copy prints and negatives; 1904-1925.
Alternative formats: Copy prints have been made of the glass plate negatives.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The glass plate negatives are closed to access. Copy prints are available for researcher review.
Use restrictions: Duplication of materials from Series 3 require the permission of the administration of Alaska Pacific University.
Rights note: Many of the photographs in this collection may be in the public domain. Please consult with the archivists for details regarding use.
Preferred citation: Clarence Leroy Andrews papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Published books and magazines have been removed from the collection and placed in the Rare Books collections.
Related materials: Many Alaskan archives and libraries as well as archives elsewhere have Clarence Leroy Andrews collections. These include the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Archives, the Alaska State Library Historical Collections, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives, the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, and the National Archives. Researchers looking for a broad array of materials relating to Clarence Leroy Andrews should consult WorldCat and other archives and library catalogs for more information.
Acquisition note: Series 1 and 2, the papers and glass plate negatives and negatives, were given to the Archives between 1980 and 1993 by Walter Strong who received them from Dean Quam. The copy prints and negatives in Series 3 were made from glass lanterns slides held by Alaska Pacific University in 1985.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described prior to 1990. The guide was updated to current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017. At that time published materials were removed and placed into Rare Books.
Location of originals: The location of the glass lantern slides, source of the duplicates in Series 3, is unknown at this time. They may still be held by Alaska Pacific University.
Series 1: Papers; 1911, 1946. 0.01 cubic feet.
|1/1||1||Montesano National Bank audit report, sworn to by Clarence Leroy Andrews||1911|
|1/1||2||Letter to Clarence Leroy Andrews from James H. Condit regarding the reindeer industry in Alaska.||1946|
|1/1||3||List of photographs for sale by Clarence Leroy Andrews||undated|
Series 2: Glass Negatives and copy prints; 1892-1924. 0.65 cubic feet.
The photographs in this series are grouped by subject. The item column indicates the order of the images as they occur in the collection. Descriptions may also include the photograph number as listed by Mr. Andrews and if the original is a glass plate negative. Descriptions also include any known condition issues with the original negatives.
|1/2||1||Clarence Leroy Andrews and wolf skin||undated|
|1/2||2||Clarence Leroy Andrews at Eagle, glass negative #302||1905|
|1/2||3||Forty Mile custom’s house, glass negative #15||1906|
|1/2||4||Eagle, Alaska–exchange, saloon, and customs office, glass negative #78, buckled emulsion||undated|
|1/2||5||Miners cabin–log cabin at Eagle, Alaska, glass negative #316||undated|
|1/2||6||Steel Creek–Forty Mile, Alaska, glass negative||1906|
|1/2||7||Capt. Amundsen at Eagle and Capt. Moag of the wrecked whaler “Bonanza” (at King Point?), glass negative #13||1905|
|1/2||8||Capt. Amundsen at messhouse, glass negative||1905|
|1/2||9||Sloop “Gjoa” of Kristiana–Capt. Amundsen’s exploring vessel, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||10||Eagle–dog team on ice Yukon–Jules and Jack, glass negative cracked||undated|
|1/2||11||Indian canoes on Yukon at Eagle, glass negative #14||undated|
|1/2||12||Sun-half hour, noon–Eagle, glass negative #24||undated|
|1/2||13||Indians at N.A.T.&T.–Eagle, Alaska, glass negative #17||1905|
|1/2||14||Indians at Eagle, February, glass negative #318||1906|
|1/2||15||“Indian bringing in caribou meat”–“Old Moses” bringing in caribou meat, Eagle, glass negative||1906|
|1/2||16-17||Simon mending snowshoes–Eagle, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||18||“Eaglelites 1904”–group at customs, Eagle, summer, glass negative #605a||1904|
|1/2||19||“Monarch” at Eagle, glass negative #607||1904|
|1/2||20||Mrs. John Renshaw and vegetables and fruit–at Eagle, Alaska, glass negative #614||undated|
|1/2||21||“Returning from a duck hunt at Point Barrow”–Eskimo hunters with eider ducks killed at the Hunting Station under Pt. Barrow. Brower had them killed for the ice bound whalers||1897-1898|
|1/2||22||Dog team at Nome, winter||1899-1900|
|1/2||23||Mail carrier on the Arctic shore||undated|
|1/2||24||Copy of note left in a cache on a small island near Banks Land by Capt. Collinson of the ship “Enterprise” in 1851, and a list of caches left by him for use by Franklin expedition members found by an Eskimo and brought to Kotzebue in 1929–found there by CLA while acting Supt. of schools||undated|
|1/2||25-26||White gyrfalcon mounted (one negative damaged)||undated|
|1/2||27||Anarok’s Wife, Kivalina||1924|
|1/2||28||Anarok’s Daughter “Vera,” Kivalina||1924|
|1/2||29||Martha Weenamee and ________, Kivalina||1924|
|1/2||30||School children at Kivalina||1924|
|1/2||31||Clarence Leroy Andrews about 35 years, Skagway, glass negative #77||1900|
|1/2||32||Blockhouse–Sitka, Alaska, glass negative||1892|
|1/2||33||The Bishop’s House at Sitka Bishop Rowe–Episcopal, glass negative||1915|
|1/2||34||Denver Glacier, glass negative||1903|
|1/2||35||One of my lean goats at Glacier Station, glass negative||1902|
|1/2||36||Sink hole-moraine of the Norris Glacier pit left by melting iceberg, Norris Glacier, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||37||Iceberg at Taku Inlet, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||38||Morning at Bishop’s Point, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||39||Turning Island, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||40||Mother, Birdie, Mame, and Lou at the old home, glass negative||1894|
|1/2||41||Uncle O.J. Carr and Aunt Lou, the MacMillons, glass negative||1893|
|1/2||42||Francie–hair, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||43||Two children, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||44||Snow picture from front of my house–house where Aunt Lou used to live, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||45||Anemone–on top of Mt. Juneau, glass negative||1915|
|1/2||46||Browneyed Susan–Eagle, glass negative||1904|
|1/2||47||Devil’s club, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||48||Gooseberries–Juneau, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||49||Some Alaskan mushrooms at Skagway, glass negative||1902|
|1/2||50||California poppies in Alaska–Juneau, glass negative||1909 June|
|1/2||51||Spirea–near Juneau, glass negative||1915|
|1/2||52||Valerian–near Juneau, glass negative||1915|
|1/2||53||Alaska wildflowers, glass negative||1904|
|1/2||54||Alaskan wild roses and Virginia cowslip–Eagle, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||55||Lomen reindeer tag||undated|
|1/2||56||Lomen tag and photo||undated|
|1/2||57||Lomenized reindeer combination–picture of tag||undated|
|1/2||58-59||Letter: Carl Lomen to J. Wagner||1929 September 18|
|1/2||60-62||Letter: Carl Lomen to S. Chance||1930 November 20|
|1/2||63||Letter: R. Ferguson to L. Sellers||1930 November 28|
|1/2||64||Letter: R. Lomen to L.R. Sellers||1931 March 19|
|1/2||65||Lomen business prospectus|
|1/2||66-67||Lomen Reindeer Corporation financial statement||1929 March 13|
|1/2||75||Map of northern Alaska||undated|
|1/2||76||Map of Alaska||1913|
|1/2||77||Map of Alaska||1931|
|1/2||79||Racing canoes–Ballast Island, Seattle, glass negative||1893 July 4|
|1/2||80||Racing canoes, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||81||Denver and Rio Grande Railway, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||82||At the foot of Niagara Falls, glass negative||1914 April|
|1/2||83||Falls Church, Virginia where Washington was a vestryman, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||84||Library of Congress fountain, glass negative #79||undated|
|1/2||86||Farm photographs–sheep and goats||1915|
|1/2||87||Skunks at Lake Chitan, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||88||White Sage brunch, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||89||Fur bearing animals (copy from a publication) , glass negative||undated|
|1/2||90||“Portraits of inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound” copy from a publication, glass negative||undated|
|1/2||91||Map on the Church in Alaska, glass negative||undated|
|1/3||Copies of original negative envelopes||1892-1924|
|1/4||Original negatives of the preceding prints||1892-1924|
|2/2-92||Original negatives of the preceding prints||1892-1924|
Series 3: Lantern slides copy prints and negatives; 1904-1925. 0.04 cubic feet.
Duplication of these materials is only possible with prior permission of the administration of Alaska Pacific University. Descriptions taken from captions provided.
|1/5||1||Mercator map of Alaska|
|1/5||2||In the Wrangell Narrows—Steamer Princess Mary|
|1/5||5||Young Chief Shakes totem|
|1/5||6||Indian Pass near Lukee Lake|
|1/5||8||Juneau and Gastineau Channel|
|1/5||10||City scene (Juneau?)|
|1/5||11||Head of Turnagain Arm|
|1/5||12||Forest at Knik|
|1/5||15||Night at Eagle, July 1, 1904|
|1/5||17||In Lynn Canal|
|1/5||20||House of Gambell, St. Lawrence Island|
|1/5||21-22||Indian Village, St. Michael|
|1/5||25||Islands from a boat (Anvil Island?)|
|1/5||26||West village, Kinegan|
|1/5||29||Diomede Island, crested auklets|
|1/5||30||Men and building|
|1/5||31||Arctic circle map|
|1/5||33||U.S. public school|
|1/5||39||Men in umiak|
|1/5||40||Man and dog team|
|1/5||41||Men with umiak|
|1/5||44||Men carrying umiak|
|1/5||45||Putting out to sea|
|1/5||48||Board jumping by two women|
|1/5||51-52||Time exposure of the midnight sun|
|1/6||56||Nest with eggs|
|1/6||57||Four dead ducks (eiders)|
|1/6||58||Nest with eggs|
|1/6||60||Nest, willow ptarmigan, Wainwright, Alaska|
|1/6||61||Least sandpiper nest, June 18, 1925|
|1/6||62||Long sprout, June 18, 1925|
|1/6||66||Man with seal|
|1/6||67||Man throwing object|
|1/6||68||Children playing kickball|
|1/6||69||Village scene with dogs|
|1/6||70||Dogs with sled|
|1/6||72||Men in umiak|
|1/6||73||Sailing ship with dead walrus aboard|
|1/6||74||Women butchering walrus|
|1/6||75||Walrus meat at Pt. Barrow|
|1/6||76||Women butchering walrus, 1925|
|1/6||77||People butchering beluga whales|
|1/6||79||Herd of reindeer|
|1/6||86||Reindeer pulling sleds|
|1/6||87||Reindeer pulling sled (negative only, no print)|
|1/6||88||Eskimos and herd of reindeer (negative only, no print)|
|1/6||92||Young women sewing|
|1/6||93||Two Eskimo children|
|1/6||94||Four Eskimo children|
|1/6||95||Three women and a man|
|1/6||98||Young Eskimo woman|
|1/6||100||Eskimo girl with baby|
|1/6||101||Eskimo girl with baby and woman|
|1/6||107||Ship coming in|
|1/6||108||Ship at anchor|
|1/6||U1||Eaglets in nest|
|1/6||U2||Two boys standing under a wooden gate|
|1/6||U5||Alaska Natives shoveling on a beach|
|1/7||Copy negatives of glass lantern slides|