Guide to the Charles Menadelook Project photographs
Collection number: HMC-0086.
Title: Charles Menadelook Project photographs.
Dates: circa 1900-1950.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Copied photographs by an Alaska Native photographer in western Alaska.
The Charles Menadelook Project was developed in order to collect and preserve the photographs of Alaskan photographer, Charles Menadelook. The project was funded by a grant from the Alaska Historical Commission and was supported by the Eskimo Heritage Program of Kawerak, Inc. It was conducted by Eileen Norbert in 1982.
The collection consists of copied black and white photographs of native villages, people, and activities in Alaska. Activities shown include hunting, food preservation, whaling, and fishing. Villages shown include Diomede, Gambell, Wales, Nome, Shaktoolik, King Island, and Shishmaref. There are also photographs of missionaries, and various Bureau of Indian Affairs’ teachers and school houses.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived to the Archives.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The collection is for in house use only. Please contact an archivist for further information.
Use restrictions: Duplications of collection material cannot be made in any format.
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Charles Menadelook Project photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to Archives by the Alaska Historical Commission in 1982.
Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle prior to 1986. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.
Location of originals: The originals are presumed to be with Charles Menadelook’s family.