Craig Mishler papers

Guide to the Craig Mishler papers
1942-2020

Collection number: HMC-1300.
Creator: Mishler, Craig.
Title: Craig Mishler papers.
Dates: 1942-2020.
Volume of collection: 10.35 cubic feet.
Language of materials: A majority of the collection is in English, however it also includes materials in Alutiiq, Tanacross, Han, and Gwich’in.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan cultural anthropologist and folklorist.

Biographical note:
Craig Wallace Mishler was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1942. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he received a B.A. in English in 1964. Following a year of graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he received a fellowship in American Studies at Washington State University, where he was awarded an M.A. in 1968. He then became a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) in Alaska. From 1968-1969 he worked as a VISTA in Fairbanks with the Hillcrest Home for Boys and with 1020 Second Avenue, a halfway house for recovering alcoholics.

In 1969, Mishler began teaching English and the Humanities at Anchorage Community College (ACC) in Anchorage. While there he met and then married fellow teacher Barbara Ensor. They later had two children, Molly Ann Mishler and Susanna Jane Mishler. In 1972, he received an NEH fellowship to do ethnographic fieldwork in rural Alaska and began working with the Gwich’in in northeast Alaska, studying and recording their language. He left ACC to return to graduate school in 1976 and received his doctorate in folklore and anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981.

Mishler made a career with the State of Alaska, first as a historian with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources between 1982-1986, and then later as a subsistence resource specialist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Subsistence, from 1989-1998. During his years with the ADF&G, Craig worked closely with the Alutiiq villages in Kodiak and with Aleuts in the Pribilof Islands. During this time, he continued to work with the Gwich’in and with the people at Tanacross. He was employed by Tanacross Impact Services on the Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Project in 1988.

From 2011-2015 he was a research professor at the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, under a grant from the National Science Foundation. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including The Blind Man and the Loon: The Story of a Tale, published in 2013 by the University of Nebraska Press and Dinjii Vadzaih Dhidlit: The Man Who Became a Caribou, published by the International Polar Institute in 2019.

Full list of Mishler’s major publications (PDF). Some publications may not be reflected in this collection.

Collection description:
The collection is divided into nine series, which reflect Craig Mishler’s various research interests and professional activities. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Alutiiq research files include his work in Kodiak and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill litigation, as well as consulting and field work documenting the impact of the oil spill primarily in the Alutiiq communities of Ouzinkie and Old Harbor. The Tanacross research files contain genealogical files and interviews with people from Upper Tanana and Tanacross, files relating to the Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Project, and his work with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey at Dot Lake and Big Delta. The folklore and folk music research files include material related to folklore and folk music, particularly Athabaskan fiddling. The Gwich’in research materials include documents related to the history of the Gwich’in, biographical files of Gwich’in individuals, translations and transcripts of interviews with Gwich’in individuals, materials related to Gwich’in communities, and materials related to Gwich’in language. The material on Arctic folktales includes comparisons of folktales across cultural groups in the Arctic, particularly the story, “The Blind Man and the Loon.” The Robert McKennan files include biographical information on Robert McKennan, copies of his journals, and notes used in the publication of the journals. The Han research files include interview transcripts, notes, and subject files used in the writing of the book, Han, People of the River. The teaching and student papers include papers Mishler wrote as a student, as well as course materials for classes he taught. The Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey and historic preservation files contain materials related to Mishler’s work with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey, as well as other historic preservation projects in Southcentral Alaska.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following series, which largely reflect the order in which the material was transferred to the archives:

Series 1: Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Alutiiq research files; 1963-2007
Series 2: Tanacross research files: 1966-2015
Series 3: Folklore and folk music research files; 1942-2002
Series 4: Gwich’in research files; 1969-2014
Series 5: Arctic folk tales; 1969-2018
Series 6: Robert McKennan files; 1969-2009
Series 7: Han research files; 1973-2003
Series 8: Teaching files and school papers; 1959-2004
Series 9: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey and historic preservation files, Southcentral Alaska; 1976-1986

Access restrictions: Some materials are restricted due to the presence of personally identifiable information. These items are noted in the container list below.

Use restrictions: This collection contains reproductions of materials from other institutions that Mishler used in his research. Please contact those institutions for information about duplication and use of copied materials.

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

Rights note: Craig Mishler retains copyright to the materials in the collection. The Archives can grant permission for use of collection materials.

Preferred citation: Craig Mishler papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by the donor.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections, and a deed of gift signed, by Craig Mishler in 2018. Additional material was donated by Mishler in 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018. Original folder titles were retained. Additional materials were added to the collection, which was also divided into series, by Gwen Higgins in 2020.

Container list:

Series 1: Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Alutiiq research files; 1963-2007.  1.1 cubic feet. This series includes Mishler’s work in Kodiak and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill litigation, as well as consulting and field work documenting the impact of the oil spill primarily in the Alutiiq communities of Ouzinkie and Old Harbor.

Box/
Folder
Description Dates
1/1 Kodiak Airport Consulting 2005-2006
1/2 Buybacks MSS [Minerals Management Service] EVOS [Exxon Valdez Oil Spill] 1996-1999
1/3 Storage Boxes ADF&G [Alaska Department of Fish and Game] undated
1/4 Alutiiq Foodways undated, 1991
1/5 Alutiiq Kinship 1991-1998
1/6 Alutiiq Weather Lore 1989-1999
1/7 Ethnography Comments 1998
1/8 Black Ducks and Salmon Bellies 1997-2004
1/9 Black Ducks Maps (4) undated
1/10 MMS Workshop Aug 12-14 1996-1998
1/11 Black Ducks Maps undated, 1998-2002
1/12 Alutiiq Language undated
1/13 Alutiiq Vikings 1992-1996
1/14 MMSII Kodiak Chapters [Old Harbor and Ouzinkie] undated
1/15 Kodiak Alutiiq Kinship Terms undated, 1989
1/16 ABC News: Video Old Harbor 1998
1/17 BIA records: Ouzinkie and Afognak 1943-1950
1/18 RESTRICTED: Kodiak Release Forms/Signed 1996-1997
1/19 Kozley: Ouzinkie 1963 1963
1/20 Kodiak Village and Agency Contacts 1995-1996
1/21 Ouzinkie Ethnography [includes Xerox copy of “Spruce Bough” published by the students of the Ouzinkie Government School 1946] 1996-1997
1/22 Aurcaq Dart Game 1997
1/23 Ouzinkie Census 1946/1934 [Xerox copies of census] undated
1/24 Alutiiq Species Names 1991
1/25 Old Harbor News MSS. [Alaska Anthropological Association 33rd Annual Meeting in Kodiak, Alaska 2006] undated, 2006
1/26 Old Harbor Village Maps [most are hand drawn] undated
1/27 Old Harbor History [includes Xerox copies of documents from 1934-1949] undated, 1993, 2007
1/28 Alutiiq Vikings 1996
1/29 Alutiiq Vikings Census undated
1/30 Old Harbor Interviews: Kana [Interviews with Larry Matfay, Anakenti and Senafont Zeeder] 1983-1987
1/31 BIA Tapes: Old Harbor 1996
1/32 RESTRICTED: Release Forms: Kodiak 1998, 2007
1/33 Looking Both Ways Catalog undated, 1997-1998
1/34 Alutiiq Place Names undated, 1989-1990
1/35 Paul Kahutak Old Harbor [Interviews] 1987-2004
1/36 Dora Aga Larsen Bay [Obituaries] 1996
1/37 George Inga Sr. Old Harbor [Includes interview] 1991-2008
1/38 Sven and Mary Haakanson Sr. [Interview] 1997, 2002
1/39 Hender Toms [Interview] 1997
1/40 Panguingue: Card Game undated, 2000
1/41 Ed Opheim Sr. [Interview] 1997
1/42 Martha Anderson [Interview] 1996-1997
1/43 Arthur Haakanson [Interview] 1997
1/44 Nick Pestrikoff Sr. [Interview] 1997
1/45 Ephraim Agnot, Akiok [Obituary and letter] 1994-1995
1/46 Reed Oswalt [Interview] 1997
1/47 Alutiiq Social Structure undated
1/48 Alutiiq Museum Transcripts 1987-1996
1/49 Larsen Bay Genealogies #1 1992-1997
1/50 Larsen Bay Genealogies #2 undated, 1995-1997
1/51 Kodiak City Genealogies Rachel Mason undated
1/52 Old Harbor Families circa 1990-1998
1/53 Old Harbor Photos [most are Xerox copies of originals] undated
1/54 Old Harbor Census: 1930 [Xerox copy of 1930 census] undated
1/55 Old Harbor Census [Xerox copies of 1910, 1920, and1946 censuses] undated
1/56 Old Harbor Ethnography 1987-1999
1/57 Old Harbor 1979, 1986-1996
1/58 BIA Records: Old Harbor, Alitak [Xerox copies of records from 1950-1951] undated
1/59 A.C. Company Records undated
1/60 The Albatross 1888-1889 [R/V Albatross] undated, 1998
1/61 Ouzinkie History 1981-1998
1/62 Ouzinkie Genealogies circa 1990-1999
1/63 Ouzinkie Photos [Xerox copies] undated
1/64 Ouzinkie [Includes genealogies, maps, subsistence use areas] undated, 1990-1999
1/65 Old Harbor Photos [Xerox copies] undated
1/66 MMS3 Workshop 1997 1997
1/67 Walt Erickson [Interview] 1996, 1998
1/68 Ron Bernsten [Interview] 1997
1/69 Community Ethnographies [Interview] 1997
1/70 MMS: Ethnographic Q’s 1996-1997
1/71 Interview Questions/CE undated, 1997
1/72 Alutiiq Museum masking exhibit 2009
1/73-2/5 Kodiak Alutiiq Genealogy Workshop funded by a National Science Foundation Grant: Includes two audiocassettes of workshop as well as workshop information circa 1997-2001


Series 2: Tanacross research files: 1966-2015. 0.8 cubic feet. This series contains genealogical files and interviews with people from Upper Tanana and Tanacross, files relating to the Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Project, and Mishler’s work with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey at Dot Lake and Big Delta.

Box/
Folder
Description Dates
2/6 Tanacross Culture Camp 1966, 1998-2001
2/7 Old Trading Post/Big Delta 1984
2/8 John Hajdukovich 1999
2/9 Crippled Boy/Mansfield [The Crippled Boy Who Saved Mansfield told by Kenny Thomas St. in Tanacross. Includes story in Tanacross] 1999-2001
2/10 Kenny Thomas Tape Indexes undated, 1999
2/11 Book Reviews of Crow [Book reviews for Crow is my boss: The oral life history of a Tanacross Athabaskan Elder by Kenny Thomas Sr.] 2005-2006
2/12 Tanacross Kinship Terms undated, 2002
2/13 Kenny Thomas Sr. [Includes stories and tape transcripts] 1998-2008
2/14 Crow is my boss fliers 2004-2005
2/15 Crow is by boss illustrations undated, 2005
2/16 Tanacross Clans undated
2/17 Tanacross Place Names 1988, 2008
2/18 Mansfield Census 1910 [Xerox copies] undated
2/19 Tanacross Twist [Social Dance] 2000
2/20 Silas Solomon Tapes [Tape index] 1988
2/21 Tanacross Language 1999
2/22 Northway Memorial Potlatch 1988
2/23 Dance: Mansfield/Tanacross undated
2/24 Tanacross History 1969-2000
2/25 Tanacross Folklore [Copies of According to Papa as told by David Paul to Audrey Loftus 1957; and According to Mama as told by Laura David Anderson 1956] undated
2/26 Tanacross Place Names 2000, 2006
2/27 Delta Historical Society [Tape index] 1982-1987
2/28 Protocols: Tanacross OTH [Protocols/Tanacross Archaeology. Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Project] undated
2/29 Backscatter Radar: TIS [Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Project, Tanacross Impact Services] undated, 1974, 1988
2/30 Athabaskan Luke Tapes [Information from tape boxes] undated
2/31 Goodpaster Affidavits undated, 1994
2/32 Tanacross Place Names undated, 1983
2/33 Tape Indexes: Tanacross undated, 1984
2/34 Craig’s Field Notes: Big Delta [Big Delta Field Notes] 1983
2/35 Subsistence/Tanacross undated, 1978-1988
2/36 Tanacross Genealogies [Includes Xerox copies of 1900, 1937, 1938 census] undated, 1972-1989
2/37 Abraham and Eva Luke Land Claim undated, 1983-1994
2/38 Release Forms/Tanacross 1988
2/39 Alaska Native Place Names [Workshop] 2015
2/40 Tanacross: OTH Backscatter [Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Project] undated, 1988-1989
2/41 Paredes Dissertation Correspondence 1979-1993
2/42 Episcopal Church Archives 1993-1994
2/43 Tanacross Language undated, 1987
2/44 Abraham Luke [Includes Goodpaster field notebook] undated, 1983-1989
2/45 Abraham Luke Tape Index 1983
2/46 Tanacross Tape Indexes 1988
2/47 Transcriptions/Tanacross [Interviews with Gaither Paul and Silas Solomon] 1988
2/48 “Born with the River” manuscript 1984-1985
Oversize roll Indigenous language place name maps from the Tanacross village area, compiled while working for Tanacross Impact Services 1989

Series 3: Folklore and folk music research files; 1942-2006. 1.45 cubic feet. This series contains Mishler’s research files concerning folk music and folklore.

Box/
Folder
Description Dates
2/49 Alaska Society of Natural History and Ethnology (Sitka) undated, 1975-2002
2/50 Miscellaneous Papers and Notes ASNH&E [Alaska Society of Natural History and Ethnology] undated, 1972-1983
2/51 ASNH&E Meeting Dates undated, 1988-1995
2/52 Sitka: ASNHE MSS. 1987
2/53 Doyon Region [Includes Mishler’s article “Articulating a Native American folk region: the case for Doyon”] undated, 1971-1977
2/54 Superstitions undated
2/55 Speech Play & Verbal Art undated
2/56 Frank Fontaine Fiddler undated, 2002
2/57 Indigenous Knowledge Conf. undated, 1994
3/1 Legends: Folk 1971-1987
3/2 Thomas Johnston [Bibliography] undated, 2001
3/3 History of Alaskan Anth [Anthropology] undated, 2001-2002
3/4 Alaskan Old-Time & Bluegrass [Includes Xerox copies of older documents] undated, 1942-1986
3/5 Margaret Hawk (Sioux) circa 1973-1975
3/6 Translation of Oral Texts [Elijah John] undated
3/7 Alaska Fishing Lore undated, 1971-1996
3/8 Henry & Hilma Shavings undated, 1991-2002
3/9 The Jinx Cabin undated, 1981
3/10 Craig’s Crossword Puzzles undated
3/11 Yesner & Holmes Critique [David Yesner and Charles Holmes] 1990
3/12 Rochester Callers Forum [Square Dancing] 1997-2002
3/13 Western Subarctic [Folklore] undated, 1978
3/14 Narrativity in Dead Birds 1977-1988
3/15 Video MSS [Video as a research and communication tool in Alaskan Applied Anthropology] undated
3/16 Pioneer Peak Ski Report 1984
3/17 Talkeetna Bachelors’ Society undated, 1991
3/18 ASNHE Meeting Minutes 1887-1905, 1910-1911 [Xerox copies of the meeting minutes, and includes Mishler’s notes] undated
3/19 Alutiiq Vikings 10 undated, 1994-1996
3/20 History of Alaskan Anthro [Anthropology] 1972-1987
3/21 Convergence Theory undated, 1981
3/22 Miscellaneous Papers [Papers written by Mishler] undated, 1976
3/23 Finland IASSA (International Arctic Social Science Association) 1994-1995
3/24 AFS’: Alaska Native Music [“Alaska Native Music: Here and There, Now and Then” by Craig Mishler presented at the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Anchorage] 2001
3/25 Eskimo Gospel Music undated, 1989-2006
3/26 Aurcaq: Dart Game undated, 1997
3/27 Aurcaq: Dart Game undated, 1992-1993
3/28 Native New Life MSS undated, 1991-1994
3/29 Telling About Bear [Includes Telling About Bear: A Northern Athapaskan Men’s Riddle Tradition by Mishler] undated, 1983-1984
3/30 Alaskan Mythical Highways circa 1970
3/31 “The Last Winged Creature” John Pingayak Play 1996
3/32 Yupik lore 1972-1985
3/33 Athabascan Potlatch Oratory interview transcripts 1973
3/34 Riddles and puzzles, notes and examples [Contains photocopied document from 1913] undated, 1978
3/35 Oscar Chappell/Seward [Songs] undated
3/36 Carl Seaver/Knik [Photographs and interview release] 2006
3/37 Ruben Gaines [Research file] 2006
3/38 “Bill Stevens and Young Native Fiddlers” by Maryanne Allan [Notes on draft] undated
3/39 Breakup proposal [Funding proposal for Alaska Native music radio program 1981
3/40 Chili Cookoffs [Research file] 1977-1988
3/41 AFS [American Folklore Society] meetings/Albuquerque [“Athapaskan Indian Fiddling: A Musical History” conference proposal and draft] 1987
3/42 Alaskan tall tales [Includes photocopied documents dated 1904, 1928] undated
3/43 Happy Jack AFS [American Folklore Society] paper 1975-1982
3/44 Happy Jack: transcriptions 1972
3/45 Happy Jack: biographical 1972-1973
3/46 Tony Scott Pearce correspondence [Review of The Crooked Stovepipe: Athapaskan Indian Fiddling and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada.] 1989

Series 4: Gwich’in research files; 1969-2020. 4.45 cubic feet. This series consists of Mishler’s research pertaining to the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Canada, including correspondence, notes, oral history transcripts and articles. Subjects include Gwich’in history, individuals, cultural practices, stories, Gwich’in language, and places. Research materials in this series were used in the writing of Neerihiinjìk: We Traveled from Place to Place: The Gwich’in Stories of Johnny and Sarah Frank (2001) and Dinjii Vadzaih Dhidlit: The Man Who Became a Caribou (2019, 2nd edition, revised, 2020).

Box/
Folder
Description Dates
4/1 Smithsonian Archives [Notes] 2005
4/2 Ottawa Archives [Research and correspondence] 2002-2004
4/3 Butler-Dale Collection Alaska State Historical Library Juneau Venetie photos [with notes] undated
4/4 Tsukoo site maps 1998
4/5 Site survey: Upper Chandalar 1998
4/6 Venetie Graveyard undated
4/7 Gwich’in Demography [Articles and notes] undated
4/8 Census: K’ahtsik 1919, 1950 [Photocopies] undated
4/9 U.S. Census 1900 [Photocopies with notes] undated
4/10 US Census 1910: Villages [Photocopies] undated
4/11 1910 Census Upper Tanana [Photocopies] undated
4/12 1910 Census Chandalar [Photocopies] undated
4/13 1930 U.S. Census Sheets [Photocopies] undated
4/14 Episcopal Church vital statistics [Photocopies and notes] undated
4/15 Census Christian Village [Photocopies] undated
4/16 BIA Census/Arctic Village [Photocopies] undated
4/17 1920 Census Chandalar [Photocopies and notes] undated
4/18 AV [Arctic Village] Church [Photographs and photocopied documents] undated
4/19 AV Council Mtg Aug 10 [Native Village of Venetie Tribal government documents] 1998-1999
4/20 Gwich’in Guns [Photocopied articles and notes] undated
4/21 Fort Yukon Miscellany [Notes and photocopied articles and report] undated
4/22 Fort Yukon Chiefs 1973, 1976
4/23 Gwich’in Ethnohistory [Chapter drafts by Mishler] undated
4/24 Fort Yukon 1971-Present [Research files] 1973-1980, 1996
4/25 FY [Fort Yukon] 1949-1971 [Research files] 1961, 1979-1980
4/26 FY [Fort Yukon] 1937-1949 [Incudes photocopies of material from 1946-1955] 1979-1980
4/27 FY [Fort Yukon] 1905-1937 [Includes photocopies of material dated 1905-1934.] undated
4/28 Hudson Stuck 1904-1920 [Includes photocopies of material dated 1909-1920] 1979-1982
4/29 Gwich’in Letters 1894-1907 [Photocopies of letters written in Gwich’in with undated translations] undated
4/30 FY [Fort Yukon] 1896-1904 [Includes photocopies of material dated 1896-1969] undated
4/31 Dark Period 1970-1895 [Includes photocopies of material dated to 1885 and 1888 undated
4/32 Antoine Hoole undated, 1995
4/33 McDonald Era: 1862-1905 [Includes photocopies of materials dated to 1898 and 1915] undated
4/34 Robert McDonald’s journals [Photocopies] 1985
4/35 Robert McDonald, Biographical [Notes and photocopies of documents dated 1905-1975] undated
4/36 Kirkby & Hunter [Notes and photocopies of documents dated 1859-1973] undated
4/37 Explorers FY [Fort Yukon] 1868-1869 [Notes and photocopies of documents dated 1868-1870] undated
4/38 Fort Yukon 1840-1868 [Notes, correspondence, and photocopies of documents dated 1836-1973] 1983
4/39 Missionaries in Collision [Notes, correspondence, and drafts relating to article “Missionaries in Collision: Anglicans and Oblates among the Gwich’in, 1861-65”] 1988-1990
4/40 Shahnyaati’[Notes, typed accounts, and photocopies of documents dated 1883-1975] undated
Gwich’in biographical files undated
4/41 Bill Stevens [Correspondence, articles, biographies] 1977-2008
4/42 Bill Stevens Interview [Transcript] 2011
4/43 Bill Stevens Outline [Outline and information for book Ch’adzaa Aghwaa: He Carries the Dance: The Life and Times of Gwich’in Fiddle Bill Stevens] 2005-2011
4/44 Arctic Village: Tritt [Notes, articles, and photocopies of documents dated 1923-1976, relating to Arctic Village and Albert Tritt] 1979-1993
4/45 BIA Tapes: Arctic Village & Venetie [Inventory] undated
4/46 Village Correspondence 1974-1991
4/47 Signed Releases/Gwich’in [Oral history releases] 1975-1992
4/48 Ruth Carrol [Letter] 1992 December
4/49 Chief Christian undated
4/50 Jim Christian [Letter, interview transcript, translations of Gwich’in phrases] 1985, 1997
4/51 Judy Erick [Letter, death information, interview notes, copy of birth certificate from 1976] undated, 1993, 1999
4/52 Natalie Erick [Interview and story transcripts] undated
4/53 Daniel Flitt [Genalogy notes] undated
4/54 Martha Flett [sic] [Martha Flitt stories and biography] undated
4/55 Alfred Francis [Memorial program] 1997 February 19
4/56 Bella Francis [Interview transcripts] undated
4/57 Hamel and Mary Frank [Correspondence and memorial program] 1980-1998
4/58 Burns Frank 1998-2005
4/59 Sarah & Johnny Frank [Grant proposal] 1988
4/60 Frank Genealogy undated, 1990-1992
4/61 Frank Family Tree 1994, 2000
4/62 Kenneth Frank [Correspondence, biography, Gwich’in place names] 1996-2007
5/1 Moses Gabriel [Correspondence] 1972-1995
5/2 Nathaniel Frank [Oral history transcripts/translations] undated, 1992
5/3 Daniel John [Translated stories] undated
5/4 Edward John [Notes] undated, 1999
5/5 Elijah John [Correspondence, stories, biography, notes] 1972-1983
5/6 Frank Ginnis John [Oral history transcripts/translations] 1986, 1990
5/7 Sophie John [Transcripts and translations of songs and oral histories] undated
5/8 Silas John [Letter and transcripts of oral histories and stories] undated, 1974
5/9 William Loola [Notes and photocopies of documents dated 1912-1918] 1974
5/10 Stanley Luke [Letter and oral history transcripts] undated, 1975
5/11 Richard Martin [Notes, biography, and transcripts of oral histories and stories] undated, 1983
5/12 Charlie Peter [Notes and correspondence. Some correspondence from son, Lawrence Peter] 1974-1995
5/13 Katherine Peter [Correspondence and story transcript in Gwich’in] 1990, 1998
5/14 Moses Peter [Story transcripts and photocopied articles dated 1903 and 1954] undated
5/15 Myra Robert [Notes and transcripts/translations of oral histories, songs, and stories] undated 1979-1986
5/16 Johnny Ross [Oral history transcripts] undated
5/17 Sandy Roberts [Oral history transcripts/translations] 1973-1980
5/18 David Salmon [Obituaries, newsletter column, oral history transcript/translation undated, 1994-2007
5/19 Moses Sam [Interview transcript and obituary] 1996, 2001
5/20 Gary Simple [Pamphlet, flyers, article] 2005, 2013
5/21 Lincoln Tritt [Autobiography and articles by Tritt] 1992, 1994
5/22 Mardow & Hannah Solomon [Notes] undated
5/23 Bill Stevens CD 2009-2014
5/24 Abel Tritt (“Zhuu”) [Interview and story transcripts and translations] 2006
5/25 Helen Tritt [Story transcripts/translations] 1994
5/26 Isaac Tritt [Story transcripts/translations] undated
5/27 Isaac Tritt-Di’Haii [Transcript and translation] 1988 June 11
5/28 Lincoln Tritt [Interview notes, conference agenda, articles] 1991-2006
5/29 David Wallis [Notes] undated
5/30 Mae Wallis [Interview and obituary] 1976, 2006
5/31 Ambrose William [Interview and story transcripts/translations] undated, 1972
5/32 Johnny & Sarah photos circa 1940-1972
5/33 Sarah Frank [Obituary, life history, and story translation] 1980-1988
5/34 Johnny Frank notes 1972-1991
5/35 Maggie Gilbert [Transcript/translation of “Blind Man and the Loon,” recorded April 23, 1973] undated, 1973-1990
5/36 Maggie Gilbert old transcript undated, 2007
5/37 Maggie Gilbert: New Mss. 2009 September 8
5/38 Maggie Gilbert Tones undated
5/39 Maggie Gilbert-Gemmill [Transcription by Fannie Gemmill, translation by Caroline Frank 2006, 2008
5/40 Gwich’in Texts: Ruth Carroll 1992-1999
5/41 Trimble Gilbert Transcripts 1998
5/42 Trimble Gilbert tone-mark 1998
5/43 K. Peter’s [Katherine Peter] 1974-1975
5/44 Trimble Gilbert [Transcripts] undated, 1998
5/45 Frank Family #2 [Transcripts and translations] undated
5/46 Frank Family #3 [Transcripts and translations] undated
5/47 Mary Frank [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded 1997 June 13] undated, 2004
5/48 Hamel Frank [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded September 20, 1996] undated
5/49 Nathaniel Frank [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded June 14, 1992] undated
5/50 Gideon James [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded March 22, 1998] 1999 March
5/51 Trimble Gilbert [Transcripts and translations] 1998-1999
5/52 Albert Albert [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded on May 14, 1998] undated, 1998 June
5/53 Moses Sam [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded May 29, 1996] undated, 1998 April
5/54 Jimmy Roberts [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded November, 1997] undated
5/55 Margaret Kelly – Daughter Eva Kelly lives in Fort Yukon [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded August 31, 1997] 1997
5/56 Neil Henry [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded June 30, 1999] undated
5/57 Eunice Williams & Mary Simple [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded August 28, 1997] 1997-1999
5/58 Ellen Henry & John Erick Jr. at Tsuk’oo [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded June 10, 1997] 1997
5/59 Gideon James [Transcripts and translations] 1999 March
5/60 Paul Kelly Jr. [Transcripts and translation of interview recorded October 7, 1997] undated
5/61 Ellen Henry [Transcripts and translations of interviews recorded on November 24, 1997 and September 12, 1998] undated
5/62 Maggie Roberts [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded January 22, 1998] undated
5/63 Daniel Flitt [Transcripts and translations of interview recorded September 1, 1997, plus email] undated, 1998 December 7
6/1 Old Crow [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1916-1954] 1964-2001
6/2 Rampart House [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1911-1926] undated, 1975-2010
6/3 Peel River history 2000
6/4 Fort McPherson [Visitor guides and articles] 1990-2001
6/5 LaPierre’s house [Photocopies of documents dated 1887-1933] undated
6/6 ABC News: Arctic Village video [Descriptions of content] 1998-1999
6/7 Chalkyitsik 1977-1992
6/8 Birch Creek [Includes photocopy of article dated 1950] undated, 1987
6/9 Venetie 1970-2008
6/10 Venetie tape indexes undated
6/11 NPS Venetie final report 1999
6/12 Gwich’in Steering Committee [Button, letter, and advertisement] undated, 1996
6/13 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge undated, 1991
6/14 Gwich’in narratives 1876-1973 1972-1977
6/15 Neerihiinjik photos 2001
6/16 Neerihiinjik: flow chart [Documents relating to the Gwich’in Legacy of Johnny & Sarah Frank] 1990-2000
6/17 Tom Alton: Neerihiinjik edits 1996, 2000
6/18 Neerihiinjik reviews 1995-1997
6/19 Neerihiinjik grant proposal NEH undated
9/1 Neerihiinjik NEH grant 1989-1991
6/20 Allan Benjamin scrapbook [Clippings] 2001-2002
6/21 Yukon Oral History Tapes [Finding aid] 1994
6/22 Gwich’in Aboriginal Dances [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1851-1930] 1972-2002
6/23 Yukon Archives [Collection descriptions] 2002
6/24 Indian Country-NAARF [Native American Rights Fund clippings and legal documents] 1996-1997
6/25 Venetie Lawsuit Testimonies 1993-1995
6/26 Historic contact on the Yukon Flats [Includes photo copies of documents dated 1899-1975] 1979-1983
6/27 Oblates 1862-72 [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1870-1955] 1973-1977
6/28 Cree & Gwich’in story cycles [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1898-1911] undated
6/29 Tony Scott Pearce correspondence 1987-1989
6/30 Gwich’in material culture undated, 1977
6/31 Pierre Demers [Postcard and Gwich’in translations of hymns] undated
6/32 Gwich’in poetry 2013
6/33 Gwich’in discourse 1973, 1979
6/34 Jude Henzler correspondence 1986-2002
6/35 Brushman Stories [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1915-1975] undated, 1972, 1992
6/36 Gwich’in Shamanism [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1950-1961] 1973-1998
6/37 Krech [Shepard Krech III, letter and article reprint] 1982-1983
6/38 Hunting beliefs and riddles Gwich’in undated, 1970, 1985
6/39 Yukon Archives: Whitehorse 2005
6/40 Visual arts & traditional dress [Includes photocopies of documents from 1947-1983 1978-1986
6/41 Gwich’in books 2007
6/42 Gwich’in literacy/Muller 1992
6/43 Gwich’in ethnohistory intro [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1957-1965] circa 1980
6/44 Fredson texts (Sapir). Sapir MS [manuscript] from Johnny Fredson undated, 1973
6/45 Divii Ahtsiknjik [Red Sheep Creek photographs and Gwich’in historic and cemetery site decription form] 1998
6/46 Try’ah Tsi’njik [Otter Tail Creek photographs and Gwich’in historic and cemetery site decription form] 1998
6/47 Tr’ee gwhah awal [Deadman’s Creek Gwich’in historic and cemetery site decription form] 1998 October 22
6/48 Fredson life history [Drafts of “John Fredson: A Gwich’in Athapaskan Life History 1896-1945” by Craig Mishler] undated
6/49 John Fredson recordings [Kutchin Cylinder Transfer Project] 1987, 2000
6/50 Fiddlers & Dancers [Papers by Craig Mishler] 1996-2001
6/51 Gwich’in song translations undated, 1973-1987
6/52 Shonti Elder’s transcriptions undated, 1989 March 15
6/53 Grant Spearman correspondence 1990-1994
7/1 Dene gatherings 1998-2002
7/2 Gold Camp/BIA file [Photocopies] undated, 1987
7/3 Albert Tritt’s store/BIA file [Photocopies] 1976-1983
7/4 Names: Leer & Kari [Papers on collection of geographic names] undated, 1976, 1982
7/5 Gwich’in proverbs 2010
7/6 White Eye genealogies undated
7/7 Northern Dene potlatching [Photocopies of documents dated 1916-1975] 1984
7/8 Steamboats & trading Co’s [Photocopies of documents dated 1978-1977] undated
7/9 Elijah Henry’s cabin: BIA [Photocopies] 1976-1986
7/10 Old John’s cabin/BIA file [Photocopies] 1976-1980
7/11 Nehdlii [Definitions and explanations of word] undated, 1994-1995
7/12 Roger Kaye: Brushman 1991 July 19
7/13 Arctic Village: CPSU tapes [Inventories] 1993, 1997
7/14 Benveniste Gwich’in birds [Includes photocopy of article dated 1953] undated
7/15 Gwich’in Gathering 2006-2008 2006-2008
7/16 1992 Gwich’in Gathering 1992
7/17 Gwich’in Niin Tsyaa 1988 1988
7/18 Final draft NEH proposal on Johnny & Sarah Frank 1988-1990
7/19 Venetie: NPS proposal 1997 1996-1998
7/20 1999 Oral History Conference 1999
7/21 Athabascan Language Conference 2002
7/22 Schraeder diary & photos [Includes copies of documents and photographs dated 1899-1904] undated, 1993
7/23 John Fredson [Research notes, correspondence, paper written by Craig Mishler. Includes photocopies of documents dating 1912-1961] 1973-2000
7/24 Gwich’in tonality 1979-1981
7/25 Slavey Jargon Texts undated
7/26 Athapaskan grieving 1990-1998
7/27 Slavey Jargon [Research for “That’s a rubbaboo: Slavey Jargon, a Nineteenth Century Subarctic Speech community” by Craig Mishler. Includes photocopies of documents dated 1900-1996] 1973-2008
7/28 Gwich’in linguistic acculturation undated, 1977
7/29 Gwich’in language [Instructional materials] 1969-1997
7/30-31 Gwich’in grammar [Instructional materials] 1971-2011
7/32 Sapir [Edward Sapir] Gwich’in stem list [Photocopies] undated, 1964
7/33 Dene Languages Conf. 2013
7/34 Gwich’in literacy: Moore [Patrick Moore] 1995, 2007
7/35 Boundary line story [Research for “The Alaska-Yukon Boundary Survey of 1911-1912: An Athapaskan Perspective” by Craig Mishler presented at the Borderlands Conference, 1989. Includes photocopies of documents dated 1893-1912.] 1980-1990
7/36 Archival holdings undated, 1976-2002
7/37 Gwich’in names: La Pierre’s House [Photocopies of documents dated 1851, 1866.] undated
7/38 Crooked Stovepipe [Correspondence regarding publication of Mishler’s book The Crooked Stovepipe and his dissertation] 1982-1989
7/39 Gwich’in materials in Canadian archives [Correspondence and notes] 1976-1979, 2002
7/40 McGary/Gwich’in texts [Photocopy of “Gwich’in Gwandak: Edition and Translation of Alaskan Athabaskan Narratives: A Thesis” by Mary Jane McGary 1984
7/41 Drane, Arctic Village 1922 [Photocopies] undated
7/42 Douglas Leechman [Photocopy of article dated 1952] 2009
7/43 Venetie DCRA [Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Summary database printouts] 1996, 1998
7/44 Venetie Reservation/BIA [includes photocopies of documents dated 1940-1979] undated
7/45 Nishuk-Johnny Frank’s Bro [Records on the grave of Johnny Frank’s brother] 1977-1980
7/46 Arctic Village correspondence 1991
7/47 Arctic Village DCRA [Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Summary database printouts] 1996-2000
7/48 Tiger Burch MS [Draft and manuscript of “Social and Linguistic Boundaries in North-Central Alaska] 1998
7/49 Di’haii Gwich’in [Correspondence with Ernest S. “Tiger” Burch, Jr. concerning “The Di’haii Gwich’in: Mystery People of Northern Alaska” co-authored by Burch and Mishler] 1986-1997
7/50 Tiger Burch correspond [Correspondence with Ernest S. “Tiger” Burch, Jr concerning “The Di’haii Gwich’in: Mystery People of Northern Alaska” co-authored by Burch and Mishler.] 1986-1997
8/1-2 Frank family transcripts 1989 October 5
9/1 Distribution list complimentary copies [For The Man Who Became a Caribou] undated
9/3 John Tritt caribou body parts translation list 2013 August 24
9/4 Vadzaih Tth’an protocol: Gwich’in Caribou Anatomy Language Data Sheet 2010-2015
9/5 Vadzaih Tth’an (caribou anatomy) word lists 2012
9/6 Canadian contacts 2011-2013
9/7 Protocols: Body Parts 2013
9/8 Caribou references 2014
9/9 Interview questions: caribou and deer anatomy 2012
9/10 Caribou and moose typologies: Gwich’in word lists undated, 2009
9/11 Research licenses 2013
9/12 Open-ended questions undated
9/13 Maggie Roberts recording index undated
9/14 Kenneth Frank caribou anatomy notes 1998-2012
9/15 Isaac Tritt obituary 1993
9/16 Caribou Anatomy: Kenny Thomas Sr. 2010
9/17 Vadzaih Tth’an word lists undated
9/18 Dinjik (moose) typology list undated
9/19 Caribou butchering undated
9/20 Allan Hayton 2012
9/21 Caribou fences 1984, 1974
9/22 Paul “Snook” Herbert caribou body part translation lists undated
9/23 AAA 2012 photo contest 2012
9/24 Moose and caribou sketches undated, 2014
9/25 Simon Francis caribou body part translation list undated
9/26 Vasaagihdzak’s Scarf symposium materials undated
9/27 Peter Mather release 2016
9/28 Translating Gwich’in examples 2015-2016
9/29 University of Oklahoma Press reader’s report undated
9/30 “Meat Flavors, Tastes, and Smells: A Sensory Lexicon of Gwich’in Gastronomy and Cuisine from Kenneth Frank 2015
9/31 Vasaagihdzak’s Hat Colloquium undated
9/32 Freddie Kaydahzinne Apache deer anatomy lists 2013 March 6
9/33 Benveniste on caribou undated
9/34 Caribou research material 1976-1991
9/35 Niinvyaa Zheh [Notes and articles on Gwich’in tents, photocopied document from 1979] undated
9/36 Randall Tetlichi notes 2012
9/37 Old Crow Elders tapes [Transcripts] undated
9/38 MacArthur Tritt caribou body part translation lists 2012
9/39 Gwich’in foodways resources and notes [Includes photocopied document dated 1948] 1974-2016
9/40 Trimble Gilbert caribou anatomy list Gwich’in translations 2012
9/41 Robert Bruce Jr. caribou anatomy list Gwich’in translations 2013 September
9/42 Robert Frank Robert Bruce Jr. caribou anatomy list Gwich’in translations 2011 May 22
9/43 Gary Simple photos [caribou butchering] undated
9/44 Maggie Roberts caribou anatomy list Gwich’in translations 2012 May 23
9/45 Research on Caribou 2016
9/46 Caribou anatomy notes undated, 2012
9/47 Book notes on caribou undated
9/48 Michio Hoshino caribou photos 2012
9/49 Rasmuson Library UAF research file 1998-2016
9/50 Caribou fence and corral [Photocopies of Isaac Tritt journal with notes] undated
9/51 Making dry meat video [Script and production information] 2014-2015
9/52 Dry meat video: part 1 [Script and notes] 2014
9/53 Caribou lore [Includes photocopies dated 1991-2004] 1998-1999
9/54 Seasonal round charts [caribou hunting seasons] undated
9/55 Gwich’in potlatch notes 2003
9/56 “The Gwich’in Memorial Potlatch: A New Awakening” [Draft and sources] 1973, 2004
9/57 Skeletal sketches [Caribou anatomy] undated
9/58 Gwich’in notes undated
9/59 Vadzaih anatomy notes and printouts 2010
9/60 Vadzaih.com web page [Now inactive] 2019
9/61 Caribou book proposals 2003, 2009
9/62 Caribou book outline undated
9/63 John Ritter letters [Yukon Native Language Centre] 1986


 Series 5: Arctic folktales; 1969-2018. 1.0 cubic feet. This series contains Mishler’s research on stories found across different Arctic cultures, particularly “The Blind Man and the Loon.”

Box/
Folder
Description Dates
8/3 Blind Man & Loon Indian subtype [Contains photocopies of documents dated 1892-1979] 1982-2006
8/4 Greenland variants [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1827-1986] undated, 2007
8/5 Blind Boy & the Loon Eskimo subtype [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1908-2003 circa 1975-2007
8/6 Birgitte Sonne letters 2007
8/7 Blind Man  & Loon semi-literary versions [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1875-2008] undated, 2001-2009
8/8 BM&L [Blind Man & Loon] talk notes undated, 2013
8/9 Jacques & Mary Regat [Interview notes] 2009 May 31
8/10 Nebraska: peer review 2010
8/11 Von Sydow: Oikotypes undated
8/12 Blind Man & Loon notes [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1900-2006] 1976-2009
8/13 Workman: White River Ash [Photocopy] 1974
8/14 Rasmussen & Rink archive undated
8/15 AAA [Alaska Anthropological Association] paper/Blind Man & Loon 2008
8/16 Blind Man & Loon maps undated, 2010
8/17 Blind Man & Loon art 1998-2012
8/18 Untranslated texts undated
8/19 Rink’s variants [Hinrich Rink’s Greenlandic variants] undated
8/20 Leechman [Douglas Leechman’s Blind Man & Loon variants, photocopies of documents dated 1931-1964] undated
8/21 Knud Rasmussen [Greenlandic variants. Includes photocopies of documents dated 1929-1988] 2007
8/22 Charles Lucier Variants 2018
8/23 Blind Man & the Loon [Includes the paper “The tale of the Blind Man and the Loon” by Craig Mishler.] 1977-2009
8/24 Internet variants 1988-2008
8/25 Loon biology 1985-1990
8/26 Film & media variants [Includes photocopy of document dated 1949] undated, 2001-2009
8/27 BM & L [Blind Man & Loon]: permissions 2009-2012
8/28 Thisted [Kirsten Thisted “Republication of Greenandic Tales Collected in the Nineteenth Century,” photocopy. Also includes catalog records for other resources about Greenland] 1996, 2007
8/29 BM&L [Blind Man & Loon] museum exhibit undated
8/30 Sonnesbase translations 2007, 2010
8/31 Blind Man & Loon Mss. [Draft of “Diving Down: Ritual Healing in the Tale of the Blind Man and the Loon” by Craig Mishler] 2001
Oversize folder Draft of “Diving Down: Ritual Healing in the Tale of the Blind Man and the Loon” by Craig Mishler 2003
8/32 Petitot texts [Includes photocopies of texts by Emile Petitot dated 1886-1890 undated
8/33 Sun Sister/Moon Brother [Includes copies of documents dated 1800-1987 undated, 2011
8/34 The Woman Left to Freeze [Includes transcripts of interviews dated 1972-1990] undated, 1989-1990
8/35 The Abandoned Widow [Includes transcript/translation of interview with Elijah John dated 1972 1981-1990
8/36 Awl and Her Son’s Son [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1894-1960] undated, 1977
8/37 Ethnohistory talk undated, 1969
8/38 Raven Brings Light tale [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1902-1965] undated
8/39 Boy in the Moon tale [Includes photocopied document dated 1883] undated

Series 6: Robert McKennan research files; undated, 1969-2009.  0.3 cubic feet. This series contains files related to the book, Tanana and Chandalar: The Alaska Field Journals of Robert A. McKennan, published by University of Alaska Press in 2006.

Box/
Folder
Description Date
9/64 Robert McKennan correspondence [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1929-1974] 1977, 2003
9/65 McKennan : photos, research files, and notes [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1935, 1963-1964] 1995-2000
9/66 McKennan illustrations undated
9/67 McKennan maps undated
9/68 McKennan: 1933 letters [Copies of letters dated 1933 from Dartmouth University Special Collections] undated
9/69 Robert McKennan research materials [Includes photocopies of materials from 1919-1920, 1982] 1996-2006
9/70 Alaska Humanities Forum grant documents 2005
9/71 Information about resources at Dartmouth College Archives 2004-2005
9/72 Dartmouth/McKennan. Correspondence with and documents from Dartmouth and Harvard. [Contains photocopies of documents dated 1933] 1969, 1996-2004
9/73 “Robert McKennan’s Journal of the Chandalar,” paper by Craig Mishler, presented at the Alaska Anthropological Association and research materials [Contains photocopies of documents dated 1933] 1999
9/74 Photographs of and notes on beadwork items in Robert McKennan Collection the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan 2004
9/75 McKennan photos and tapes notes [Contains photocopies of materials of materials 1929-1930] undated
9/76 McKennan releases [For the book Tanana and Chandalar] 1999-2005
9/77 McKennan life history [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1910-1974] 2004
9/78 Mc Kennan and Osgood article [Photocopies of documents dated 1934-1935] undated
9/79 Elmer and Elaine Harp correspondence, notes, and obituary 2004-2009
9/80 “An Archaeological Survey of the Old John Lake Area” by Edwin S. Hall and Robert A. McKennan, photocopy of article 1973
9/81 McKennan Chandalar Kutchin stories list undated
9/82 McKennan Upper Tanana, photocopy of 1929-1930 journal undated
9/83 McKennan finding aid UAF undated

 Series 7: Han research files; 1973-2003. 0.75 cubic feet This series contains research files related to Craig Mishler and William Simeone’s book Han, People of the River, published in 2004 by University of Alaska Press.

Box/
Folder
Description Date
9/84 Han releases 1975, 1997-1999
9/85 Han maps and figures undated
9/86 Han maps undated
9/87 Han family trees 1997
9/88 Han field methods 1997
9/89 Han place names 1978
9/90 Trees comments [Comments on “Han Family Trees” drafts] 1997
9/91 Han conference/Dawson [programs and travel information] 2000-2001
9/92 Chief Isaac [Photocopied documents dated 1904-1977 and notes] 1997-2000
9/93 Genealogies: Han undated, 2001
9/94 Han census data [Includes photocopied documents dated 1899-1966] 1995-1997
9/95 Han flyers [Flyers for “Han, People of the River”] 2003
9/96 Han audiotapes/Alaska [List] undated
9/97 Gordon Marsh notes undated
9/98 12 Mile & Half Way [Article and notes] undated, 1987
9/99 NPS: Han contract 1996
10/1 Han language notes undated, 1973
10/2 Book design [Correspondence] 1997 September 29
10/3 Han reviews: draft mss. 1998
10/4 Asa Baldwin mss. [Notes] undated
10/5 Charley Village [Research file includes photocopies dated 1900-1982] undated, 1975
10/6 Willie Juneby [Research file contains photocopies dated 1889,1973-1980] undated
10/7 Han Language [Research file contains photocopies dated 1973-1983] 1999
10/8 Interview notes: Han 1997 July 8-9
10/9 McQuesten [Annotated photocopy of document dated 1952] undated
10/10 Eagle Historical Society newsletters 1985-1986
10/11 Chief Charley [Research file] undated
10/12 Sarah Malcolm Baskets [Contains photocopied article dated 1978] 1997
10/13 Sarah Malcolm interview [Contains photocopied transcript dated 1980] undated
10/14 Han research [Contains photocopied documents dated 1901, 1913] 1998-2000
10/15 Han history [Research file includes photocopied documents dated 1891-1996] 2000
10/16 Han outline [Draft outlines and notes for “The Han Athabaskans, People of the Upper Yukon River”] 1997
10/17 Tappan Adney [Photocopies of documents dated 1900-1908, 1993-1994] 1997
10/18 Release forms [For Han People of the River] 1997
10/19 Tappan Adney sketches [Photocopied documents dated circa 1898] 1997
10/20 Eagle Village (Han) [Research file contains photocopies of documents dated 1915-1989 1973, 1996-1997
10/21 Yukon-Charley [Information on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve] 1997
10/22 Han Oral History & Folklore [Notes] undated
10/23 Han bibliography undated, 1997
10/24 Expressive culture: Han [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1902-1993] 2000
10/25 The Han People today [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1976-1988] undated
10/26 Missionary notes: Han [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1887-1898, 1967] 1997
10/27 Han Land claims [Articles] 1997-1998
10/28 Terry’s Chronology [From Terry L. Haynes] 1997
10/29 Slobodin [Photocopied articles by Richard Slobodin dated 1963] undated
10/30 Schwatka [Photocopies from books related to Frederick Schwatka dated 1891, 1893] undated
10/31 William Silas [Photocopies of articles] 1988
10/32 Eagle phone book 1995, 1997
10/33 Yukon Archives correspondence 1997
10/34 40 Mile Village [Photocopy from book published in 1994] undated
10/35 Eagle/welfare reports [Contains photocopies of documents dated 1920-1956] 1997
10/36 William Ogilvie [Contains photocopies of documents dated 1913, 1976] undated
10/37 Kennicott’s Ethnonyms [Robert Kennicott’s list of Kutchin tribes] 1997 April
10/38 Han correspondence  1997, 2004
10/39 Louise Paul: Tsae’o Shae story [Transcripts of interview recorded in 1973] undated, 1995
10/40 Louise Paul #2 [Transcript of interview recorded in 1991] undated
10/41 Louise Paul #3 [Transcript of interview recorded in 1997] undated
10/42 Silas Stevens/Charlie Stevens [Interview transcripts and notes, including photocopied document dated 1964] 1997
10/43 Dick Nukon/Edith Josie [Articles] 1999-2000
10/44 Matthew Malcolm [Interview transcript and article] 1991, 2006
10/45 Charlie Biederman [Interview summary] undated
10/46 Intro comments [Comments on introduction to “Han Ethnography] undated
10/47 Percy Henry [Articles and interview transcript] 1999-2000
10/48 Han book edits and comments 1999-2006
10/49 Martha Kates correspondence 2000
10/50 Han sidebars: fixed [Edits to sidebars in “Han Ethnography”] undated
10/51 Han photos: McGill and Washington [Contains photocopies of photographs dated 1898-1899] 1997
10/52 Han photos for book undated
10/53 Bancroft Library/Han photos [Contains copied photographs from other archival institutions] 1997
10/54 Han archival photos [Contains copied photographs and documents dated circa 1897-from other archival institutions] 1997

Series 8: Teaching and student papers; 1959-2004. 0.25 cubic feet. This series contains materials related to courses taught by Mishler, as well as papers he wrote while he was a student.

Box/
Folder
Description Date
10/55 Craig’s student papers undated, 1959-1961
10/56 American regional folklore & culture area theory [Notes, course materials, and workshop program] 1976-1980
10/57 Michael Krauss letters [University of Alaska Fairbanks] 1973-1986
10/58 Folklore lecture notes undated, 1979
10/59 Cultural anthropology [Teaching materials] 1976-2004
10/60 ANTH 202: handouts 2001
10/61 Symbolic anthropology [Teaching materials] 1978-2001
10/62 IC [Intercultural Communication]: lecture notes 2001-2002

Series 9: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and historic preservation files, Southcentral Alaska; 1976-1986. 0.25 cubic feet. This series consists of material related to Mishler’s work with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, as well as his work on the Mat-Su Historical Site Survey in Southcentral Alaska.

Box/
Folder
Description Date
10/63 DGGS [Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys] Reports: Craig 1982-1985
10/64 Final report Mat-Su Historical Survey 1981 December 18
10/65 Cooper Landing nomination [National Register of Historic Places nomination forms] 1985-1986
10/66 Nick Leman [Includes photocopied documents dated 1909, 1985] undated
10/67 Historic Sites Mat-Su Borough [Includes photocopies of documents dated 1915-1979] 1976-1986
10/68 Bill Hoskins/Palmer 1986
10/69 Vladimir Stafeev manuscript [“Writings of the Russian-American Trader Vladimir Stafeev” translated by Julie deSherbinin and edited by Craig Mishler. Published by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1985] circa 1985
10/70 Dena’ina demography manuscript 2006

 

 

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