Guide to the Bruno Kroon papers
Collection number: HMC-1307.
Creator: Kroon, Bruno.
Title: Bruno Kroon papers.
Dates: circa 1919-1920.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet and 70MB.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in Dutch and English.
Collection summary: Photographs and letters of a man who worked in canneries in False Pass and Morzhovoi Bay.
Bruno Kroon emigrated from the Netherlands to Oregon in 1910. In 1919 or 1920, he worked in Alaska, probably at canneries in False Pass, Morzhovoi Bay, and Boca De Quadra, Alaska.
The collection contains the photographs and letters of Bruno Kroon, as well as two postcards sent to family in the Netherlands. Subjects of the photographs include Kroon, canneries, people, and buildings in Morzhovoi Bay and King’s Cove, and Boca De Quadra, Alaska. The photographs are captioned in Dutch, but have English translations. The letters, which are digitized copies, were written by Kroon, in Dutch, to his family in the Netherlands. The letters were sent from Milton-Freewater and Union, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and False Pass, Alaska. In the letters, Kroon discusses the weather, hunting, music, cost of living in Alaska, and his work pay. English translations of the letters are also available in the collection.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.
Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives . For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Digital materials: The letters, envelopes, and one photograph are only available in electronic format and are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The digital contents of this collection may be restricted to on-site use only. Please consult archivists for access.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections has copyright to materials created by Bruno Kroon. The collection contains items not created by Kroon, which may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: Bruno Kroon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: The biographical note was provided by the donor, Anja Kroon.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated by Anja Kroon, Bruno Kroon’s great-niece, in 2018 and 2019. A deed of gift was signed by Anja Kroon in 2018.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018 and 2019.
Location of originals: The original letters, envelopes, and a photograph of Bruno Kroon’s sister, have been retained by the Kroon family.