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Albert Brown letter

Guide to the Albert Brown letter

Collection number: HMC-0870.
Creator: Brown, Albert.
Title: Albert Brown letter.
Date: 1938.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Alaska Native Brotherhood member’s letter to a classmate at Sheldon Jackson College.

Biographical note:
Albert Brown was an Alaska Native and member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) from Juneau, Alaska. He held the positions of Assistant Grand Secretary of the ANB and Recording Secretary of his local ANB Camp. In 1938, he was hired as an interpreter for the federal court in Juneau.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter by Albert Brown in Juneau, Alaska, to friend and classmate Ginger Lotto at the Sheldon Jackson School in Sitka, Alaska, in 1938. In the letter, dated November 9th, Brown writes about the following subjects: not having received a return letter from Lotto recently; his failure to attend college in September and his plan to attend next spring semester; his position as Assistant Grand Secretary of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and his unlikely attendance at the upcoming ANB convention in Sitka with delegate April Rebuff; his search for a job and his acceptance of an offer to be an interpreter for the federal court in Juneau; a job offer to drive a dump truck for a local breakwater project; and his re-election as the Recording Secretary of his local ANB Camp. He also mentions that he had been recommended for the court interpreter position by U.S. Commissioner Felix Gray and Claude Hirst.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

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: Albert Brown letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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