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Alaskan Performing Artists for Peace, 1985-1989

Identifier: MS 279
Content Description This is a mixed collection documenting the growing relations between Alaska and Russia. The Siberia-Alaska cultural exchanges were made possible through the efforts of Dixie Belcher, other members of the Alaskan Performing Artists for Peace group, Russian and American government officials, local businesses, and interested parties. The scrapbook covers three of the cultural exchanges that came about as part of these individual’s efforts. The first exchange was a two week long tour in 1986,...
Dates: 1985-1989

Alaskan Symphony Collection, 1945-1976

Identifier: MS 210
Scope and Contents The collection includes the original 1945 manuscript of the Symphony No. 1, the Alaskan Symphony. It also includes correspondence and memorabilia regarding the Symphony and its performance. Other memorabilia as well as a tape cassette and CD of the Alaskan Symphony are in the collection. A reel tape of Robert Keys Clark, Opus 39 concerto as well as an unidentified reel are included, probably because they were also composers considered for the 1975 simulcast. The simulcast notes state, “the...
Dates: 1945-1976

Alaskana Slide Collection

Identifier: PCA 52
Scope and Contents

This is an information file of 254 commercial Alaskana slides from various sources.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1980

Alaska's first coal mine and the man who opened it, 1959

Identifier: MS 4-13-14
Scope and Contents

Typescript account includes a letter written by (Enoch) Hjalmar Furuhjelm in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 22, 1863, to his uncle.

Dates: 1959

Alaska's Newspapers, 1987

Identifier: MS 174
Scope and Contents

This manuscript is about the history of Alaska's newspapers from pre-Klondike, 1866 to post-statehood, 2000. The manuscript will be completed and published by Lew Williams, Jr.

Dates: 1987

Alaska/Yukon/BC Community & Area File, 1910-[ongoing]

Identifier: MS 112
Scope and Contents

This ongoing collection includes miscellaneous local publications, brochures, booklets, maps and news clippings relative to Alaskan communities and culture. British Columbia and the Yukon Territories in Canada are also covered, though not extensively. Publications covering local culture and history are collected, including museums, trails, histories, historic homes, restaurants, hotels, events, the arts, tourist destinations.

Dates: 1910-[ongoing]

Album: Cruise to Alaska aboard the U.S.S. Thetis, 1887, and other Alaska scenes, through 1920

Identifier: PCA 424
Scope and Contents The album was created by Agnes Shattuck’s mother, “Minnie” Swineford, for her grandson, Allen Shattuck (Jr.), one of Agnes’ three children, who died at age 17 of spinal meningitis or encephalitis. (DeArmond, R.N., Shattuck & Grummet, Inc., a History, 1991).Most of the album documents a trip taken by Gov. and Mrs. Alfred P. Swineford aboard the U.S.S. Thetis during the summer of 1887. The photographs (41) include scenes of Yakutat, Nushaguk, Unalaska, Kodiak, Alaska Native...
Dates: 1887-1920

Album of W.H. Case Photographs, ca. 1912

Identifier: PCA 387
Scope and Contents

W.H. Case is the photographer. The images depict various aspects of Hoonah: canneries (interiors and exteriors), fish traps, fish processing, landscapes, seascapes, and individuals.

Dates: ca. 1912

Album Photo Service (Rockford, Illinois) Photograph Collection, circa 1897-1950.

Identifier: PCA 83
Scope and Contents

This is a snapshot sampler album with 40 views from three albums printed by Album Photo Service in Rockford, Illinois.

Dates: 1897 - 1950

Aleutian/Pribilof Project Collection, ca. 1886-1960.

Identifier: PCA 233
Content Description This collection was compiled by J.P. (Pennelope) Goforth, with a grant from the Alaska Historical Commission and subsequent support from the City of Unalaska and several private parties. Ms. Goforth borrowed the photographs from residents of Akutan, Atka, King Cove, Sand Point, St. Paul, and Unalaska. Donor names are given at the end of each photograph’s description. A copy negative and a copy print were produced and then an index of selected images was compiled. The photograph numbering ...
Dates: ca. 1886-1960