Craig Mishler papers

Guide to the Craig Mishler papers
1943-2018, bulk 1988-2007

Collection number: HMC-1300.
Creator: Mishler, Craig.
Title: Craig Mishler papers.
Dates: 1943-2018, bulk 1974-2007.
Volume of collection: 8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: A majority of the collection is in English, however it also includes materials in Alutiiq, Tanacross, 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 Han and Gwich’in in northeast Alaska, studying and recording their languages. 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, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 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 contains files related to Mishler’s employment with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and his research into Alaska Native groups particularly the Alutiiq, Tanacross, Han, and Gwich’in people. 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, Big Delta, 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 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 collection also contains Mishler’s research pertaining to  The collection also contains Mishler’s research and notes mostly pertaining to his papers, projects, and presentations, including the book Crow Is My Boss: the Oral Life History of a Tanacross Athabaskan Elder.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections and is divided into five series:

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

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
1/72-2/5 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. 0.75 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

 

Series 3: Folklore and folk music research files; 1942-2002. 1.15 cubic feet. This series contains Mishler’s research files concerning Alaskan folk music and folklore.

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Folder

Description Dates
2/48 Alaska Society of Natural History and Ethnology (Sitka) undated, 1975-2002
2/49 Miscellaneous Papers and Notes ASNH&E [Alaska Society of Natural History and Ethnology] undated, 1972-1983
2/50 ASNH&E Meeting Dates undated, 1988-1995
2/51 Sitka: ASNHE MSS. 1987
2/52 DGGS [Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys] Reports: Craig 1982-1985
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: KABN Radio Broadcasts 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

 

Series 4: Gwich’in research files; 1969-2014. 4.0 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.

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
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


 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 & Loom 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

 

 

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