Clarence Leroy Andrews Collection Description

Guide to the Clarence Leroy Andrews papers
1892-1946

Clarence Leroy Andrews

Photo Credit/Source: Photographer unknown. Photo was printed from an original glass plate. It is photo number 31 in series 2 of the collection.

Collection number: HMC-0059.
Creator: Andrews, Clarence Leroy, 1862-1948.
Title: Clarence Leroy Andrews papers.
Dates: 1892-1946.
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.

Biographical note:
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.

Collection description:
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.

Container list:
Series 1: Papers; 1911, 1946. 0.01 cubic feet.

Box/
Folder
Item Description Date
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.

Box/
Folder
Item Description Date
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 68-73 Newspaper clippings 1916-1935
1/2 74 Document fragments undated
1/2 75 Map of northern Alaska undated
1/2 76 Map of Alaska 1913
1/2 77 Map of Alaska 1931
1/2 78 Coxey’s Army 1893
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 85 Farm photographs–sheep 1914
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
1/2 92 Hotel Ozark 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.

Box/
Folder
Item Description
1/5 1 Mercator map of Alaska
1/5 2 In the Wrangell Narrows—Steamer Princess Mary
1/5 3 Ketchikan
1/5 4 Ketchikan cannery
1/5 5 Young Chief Shakes totem
1/5 6 Indian Pass near Lukee Lake
1/5 7 Unidentified hillside
1/5 8 Juneau and Gastineau Channel
1/5 9 Mountain scene
1/5 10 City scene (Juneau?)
1/5 11 Head of Turnagain Arm
1/5 12 Forest at Knik
1/5 13 Sunset scene
1/5 15 Night at Eagle, July 1, 1904
1/5 16 Town office
1/5 17 In Lynn Canal
1/5 18 Coast scene
1/5 19 Island scene
1/5 19a City scene
1/5 20 House of Gambell, St. Lawrence Island
1/5 21-22 Indian Village, St. Michael
1/5 23 Nome sunset
1/5 24 Gold dredge
1/5 25 Islands from a boat (Anvil Island?)
1/5 25a Two children
1/5 26 West village, Kinegan
1/5 27 Buildings
1/5 28 Coast scene
1/5 29 Diomede Island, crested auklets
1/5 30 Men and building
1/5 31 Arctic circle map
1/5 32 Village
1/5 33 U.S. public school
1/5 34-35 Winter houses
1/5 36 Drying skins
1/5 37 Winter scene
1/5 39 Men in umiak
1/5 40 Man and dog team
1/5 41 Men with umiak
1/5 42 Men hunting
1/5 43 Tent scene
1/5 44 Men carrying umiak
1/5 45 Putting out to sea
1/5 46 Captured whale
1/5 47 Dog team
1/5 48 Board jumping by two women
1/5 49-50 Blanket toss
1/5 51-52 Time exposure of the midnight sun
1/6 53 Sand dunes
1/6 54 Tundra scene
1/6 55 Dead loon
1/6 56 Nest with eggs
1/6 57 Four dead ducks (eiders)
1/6 58 Nest with eggs
1/6 59 Ducks (eiders)
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 63 Sod house
1/6 64-65 Women sewing
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 78 Baby whale
1/6 79 Herd of reindeer
1/6 80-82 Reindeer
1/6 83 Baby reindeer
1/6 84 Reindeer
1/6 85 Village scene
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 89 Reindeer
1/6 90 Public school
1/6 91 Classroom scene
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 96 Eskimo couple
1/6 97 Eskimo man
1/6 98 Young Eskimo woman
1/6 99 Three Eskimos
1/6 100 Eskimo girl with baby
1/6 101 Eskimo girl with baby and woman
1/6 102-103 Dog
1/6 104 Two puppies
1/6 105 Village building
1/6 106 Village scene
1/6 107 Ship coming in
1/6 108 Ship at anchor
1/6 109 Eskimo child
1/6 U1 Eaglets in nest
1/6 U2 Two boys standing under a wooden gate
1/6 U3-U4 Mountain scene
1/6 U5 Alaska Natives shoveling on a beach
1/7   Copy negatives of glass lantern slides

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