Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts

Guide to the Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts

Collection number: HMC-0155.
Creator: Kodiak Historical Society.
Title: Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts.
Dates: 1971-1983.
Volume of collection: 0.40 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Transcripts of oral histories discussing life in Kodiak, Alaska.

Organizational history:
The Kodiak Community Oral History Project was developed to conduct oral history interviews of long-time Kodiak residents, as well as to gather and transcribe tapes of interviews completed during the 1970’s. The project was funded by the Alaska Historical Commission and was conducted during 1983 and 1984. Interviewers for the project were Joanne B. Mulcahy, Joan F. Connors, and Michelle Ryan.

Collection description:
The collection consists of copies of transcripts from 20 oral history interviews of Kodiak residents. Interview topics include Kodiak during World War II, the Baptist and Russian Orthodox Missions, Aleut basketry, village life, midwifery, native food and medicinal uses for plants, folk stories, and information on Kodiak geography.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by the Kodiak Historical Society in 1984.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle in 1984. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Location of originals: The audio-cassettes of the interviews are currently located in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Collection.

Container list:

Folder Description Date
1 Julie Knagin: 27 pages 1983
2 Barbara and Ken Hockmuth: 24 pages 1983 June 18
3 Frieda Reft: 27 pages 1983 July 26
4 Ella Chabitnoy: 24 pages 1970
5 Katherine Chichenoff: 11 pages 1983
6 Katherine Chichenoff: 23 pages 1975
7 Anfesia Shapsnikoff: 12 pages 1971
8 Sister Hilary, Grey Nun Farewell: 6 pages 1978
9 Carmel Schumacher: 31 pages 1983
10 Dr. Bob Johnson, Cry of the Wild Ram: 12 pages 1980
11 Larry Matfay: 39 pages 1971
12 Sophia Simeonoff: 17 pages 1983
13 Martha Kahutak: 37 pages 1983
14 Simon Pletnikoff & Anfesia Shapsnikoff: 20 pages 1971
15 Annie Boskofsky: 15 pages 1983
16 Eunice Neseth, Basketry:18 pages 1983
17 Eunice Neseth, Katmai: 19 pages 1976
18 Eunice Neseth: 22 pages 1983
19 Eunice Neseth, KMXT: 26 pages 1983
20 Betty Springhill: 23 pages 1972



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