Guide to the Papers of Frances A. Ross, circa 1880 - 1990Stefansson Mss-254

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Series 1, Audiotapes, circa 1880's - 1990

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Box: 1, Dates: circa 1884-1982

Audio Packets 1-6

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 1A, Tape 2A) Tape 1A: Thomas A Ross appointment to US Coast Guard station, Nome, Alaska 1924; "The Eskimo Dictionary by Father Bernard Hubbard S.J, 1939; Tape 2A: Correspondence, Photographs, Clippings, 1982, 1924 -1982

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  • Folder: 2, (Tape 3A/B) Alaska Yukon Magazine, 1909-1910; USCG "Bear" poster; Magazines, 1925, 1979; "Hurdlicka Survey," 1930, 1909-1979

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  • Folder: 3, (Tape 4A/B) US Coast Guard registers 1884, 1940, 1949; Photographs, 1884-1949

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  • Folder: 4, (Tape 5A/B) "The Eskimo Community House" thesis, 1958; Partial " The Eskimo Community House" with Photographs; "Polar Sea" and "Polar Star", "Father Thomas P. Cunningham" by Frances Ross, 1959; Thomas A. Ross correspondence regarding Italian medal, 1927; "Aurora Borealis," Nome High School yearbook, 1926; Correspondence, 1977, 1926-1977

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  • Folder: 5, (Tape 6A/B) Photographs; Clippings, 1939; Correspondence, 1977; Notes; Nome index, 1899-1934, 1899-1977

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Box: 2, Dates: 1905-1982

Audio Packets 7-11

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 7A/B) Newspaper clippings, 1918-1959; King Island, Nome and family photographs; Nome High School yearbook, 1930, "Aurora Borealis," Nome High School yearbook, 1912; King Island and Coast Guard photographs; Correspondence, 1947-1977, 1918-1977
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 8A/B) Family photographs; Nome and Coast Guard related photographs, circa 1920's-1950's;Postcards; Clippings, Ephemera, Correspondence, 1977, circa 1920's-1977
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 9A/B) Thomas A. Ross US Coast Guard documents and correspondence, 1905-1950's; Photographs; Clippings, 1982; Frances Ross employment records, 1952-1961; Stanford University material, 1958; Sitnasuk Native Corporation, 1980-1982, 1905-1982
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 10A/B) Correspondence, 1933-1982 (including a letter from Henri Matisse, 1949 and Umberto Nobile, 1961); Photographs; Clippings, 1955; "The Nome Nugget," 1962, 1963, 1982; King Island official correspondence with Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1950-1956; King Island official documents; "Record of Labor," 1931-1932 and 1932-1933, regarding King Island economy, 1930's-1982
  • Folder: 5, (Tape 11A/B) King Island collection of church hymns with translation; "The Resettlement of the King Islanders" by Frances Ross; Clippings; Diary of Arctic Cruise on the Northland, 1932; Correspondence, 1920's-1950's; "Yank" Magazine, 1945; "Gold Rush Nome" by Carrie McLain; Magazines, 1981-1982; King Island correspondence and material, 1930's-1950's; Inuit vocabulary; newspapers, 1920's-1982

Box: 3, Dates: 1893-1982

Audio Packets 12-14

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 12A/B) Photographs; Apodruk print, 1922; Writings by Frances Ross; Correspondence; Clippings, 1918-1982; "Whence Came The Eskimos" by Frances Ross; "One Crowded Hour of Glorious Life" by Frances Ross; King Island "Alaska Native Cooperation Association (ANICA), 1930's-1950's; Photographs, 1918-1982
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 13A) Correspondence; Clippings; Photographs; Official documents, 1917-1982; King Island official correspondence; Inventory and provision lists; Vocabulary and material for a study done by Frances Ross for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1937-1964
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 13B) King Island correspondence; Lists and typescript of Bureau of Indian Affairs study; Official correspondence with Washington, DC; Loan application of the King Island community; Father Hubbard's photographs, 1937; Native store records, 1934-1944, 1934-1965
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 14A/B) Photographs; Clippings; Ephemera; Magazines; Correspondence, King Island: Father Hubbard's photographs, 1937; "Aurora Borealis," Nome High School yearbook, 1928 , 1893-1982

Box: 4, Dates: 1886-1983

Audio Packets 15-22

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 15A/B) Correspondence; Clippings; Photographs; Alaska survey map 1954, Magazines; Ephemera, 1886-1982
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 16A/B) Correspondence; Clippings; Writings; Photographs; Notes; Ephemera, 1923-1982; King Island store records 1930's-1960's; King Island economic survey and correspondence, 1939, 1923-1982
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 17A/B, Tape 18A/B) Tape 17A/B: Clippings; Newspapers; Correspondence; Autobiographical Writings, 1963-1964; Ephemera; Tape 18A/B: Clippings; Magazine; Flyer; Newspaper; Autobiographical Writings, 1963-1982
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 19A/B, 20A/B) Tape 19A/B: Clippings; Flyers; Newspaper; Autobiographical Writings; Magazine; Tape 20A/B: Clippings; Magazines; Newspapers, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 5, (Tape 22A/B) Correspondence; Magazines; Flyers; Clippings, 1974-1983

Box: 5, Dates: 1937-1983

Audio Packets 23-26

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 23A/B) Clippings; Newspapers; Magazines, 1983; "Kobuk Diary" typescript, 1962; King Island slides, 1964; Kobuk slides, 1960; Nome slides, 1963, 1960-1983
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 24A/B) Clippings; Magazines; Newspapers; Flyers; Correspondence; Certificates; King Island slides, 1963/64, 1962-1983
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 25A/B) Clippings; Correspondence; Photographs; Flyers; Magazines; Journals, 1982-1983; Nome Slides, 1963; Original audio tape recording of Aloysius Pikonganno with translated transcript, 1983, 1963-1983
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 26A/B) Clippings; Correspondence; Magazines, 1983-1984; King Island: Father Hubbard's Photographs, 1937, 1937-1984

Box: 6, Dates: 1930's-1985

Audio Packet 27-29

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 27A/B) Clippings; Magazines; Correspondence; Ephemera; National Geographic map, "Peoples of the Arctic;" German icon on wood block; "My First King Island Winter, 1931-1932" by Frances Ross; Photographs; "Nome-City of Golden Beaches" by Alaska Geographic Society, 1984, 1931-1984
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 28A/B) "Kobuk Diary," Copy I and II, 1962; Clippings; Notes; Notes with Inuit vocabulary; Term papers; Correspondence, 1950's; Drafts of thesis, "The Eskimo Community House," 1950's; "The Story of the Wolf Dance" by Ursula Elanna (Utamana) and other recollections of King Island; Photographs; Seminar Materials, 1984; Material from Anthropology classes taken in 1984, 1929-1984
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 29A/B) Clippings; Writings; Flyers; Photographs; Magazines; Newspapers, 1930's-1985

Box: 7, Dates: 1900-1986

Audio Packets 30-32

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 30A/B) Magazines; Clippings; Correspondence; Newsletters; Photographs; Ephemera, 1900-1985; Nome-King Island diary, 1962; Sermons and prayers in Inuit language by Father Bernard S.J., 1907; "Domus Historia" - History of the Jesuit mission on King Island by Father LaFortune S.J., 1940's-1950's, 1900-1985
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 31A/B) US Department of the Interior survey map Nome, 1955 and Teller, Alaska, 1950; Photographs; King Island correspondence; Measurements for boats, houses and snowshoes; Family locations, 1962; Family disbursements, 1931-1932; Baptismal Records, 1906-1923; Census conducted by Father Carroll S.J., 1962; Miscellaneous King Island records and data, 1963-1964; "The Resettlement of the King Islanders" by Frances Ross with research material; King Island diary pages typescript, 1962-1964, 1906-1964
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 32A/B, Tape 33A/B) Tape 32A/B: Clippings; Notes; Newspaper, 1963-1985; Tape 33A/B: "Chief Boatswain Thomas Austin Ross and the US Life Saving Station Nome, Alaska" by Glenda Chote and Thomas Harrison with notes and correspondence from Frances Ross, 1985; Correspondence, 1986, 1963-1986

Box: 8, Dates: 1920's-1987

Audio Packet 34-39

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 34A/B) Magazine; Flyers; Correspondence; Textbook; Clippings; "Alaska Steam" by Alaska Geographic, 1984; "Alaska Native Arts and Crafts" by Alaska Geographic, 1985, 1985-1986
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 35A/B) Clippings; Magazines; Photographs; Notes; Miscellaneous writings by Frances Ross, 1920's-1986
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 36A/B, Tape 37A/B) Tape 36A/B: Autobiographical; Magazine; Newsletters; Photographs, 1920's-1986; Tape 37A/B: Clippings; Newspaper; "Dogs of the North" by Alaska Geographic, 1987; Newsletter; King Island pencil sketch, circa 1930's, 1920's-1987
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 38A/B) Clippings; Correspondence; Sheet music "Semper Paratus - The Coast Guard March" by Captain Francis Saltus Van Boskerck, 1927-1987
  • Folder: 5, (Tape 39A/B) Clippings; Correspondence; Newspapers; Diary pages; Photographs; Magazine; Textbook on descriptive linguistics, 1929-1987

Box: 9, Dates: 1910-1988

Audio Packets 40-49

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 40A/B) Slides; Photographs; Magazine; Seattle Museum of Flight Materials, and Photographs, 1920's-1987
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 41A/B) Clipping; Photographs, undated
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 42A) Audiotape of Aloysius Pikungunna's stories of King Island, 1986
  • Folder: 4, (Tape 43A/B) King Island: Translated transcript of Pikungunnas's tape, 1987
  • Folder: 5, (Tape 44A/B) King Island: Original audiotape of Pikungunna's stories of King Island, 1986
  • Folder: 6, (Tape 46A/B) Magazines; Correspondence; Photographs; Ephemera; Clippings, 1962-1987
  • Folder: 7, (Tape 47A/B) New York Public Library dictionary catalogue on Alaska/Inuit material, 1971; Correspondence; Clippings; Magazine; Flyers; Postcards, 1910-1988
  • Folder: 8, (Tape 48A/B) Artifact Lists; Correspondence; Newsletters; Flyers; Ephemera, 1960-1988
  • Folder: 9, (Tape 49A/B) Clippings; Magazine; Correspondence; Jewish prayer book; Notes on Stefansson biography, 1986-1988

Box: 10, Dates: 1916-1989

Audio Packets 51-54, Artifacts

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  • Folder: 1, (Tape 50A/B, Tape 51 A/B) Tape 50 A/B: Clippings; Flyers; Correspondence; Photographs, 1960's, 1988; Tape 51 A/B: Notes; Greeting cards; Clippings; Flyer; Magazine, 1988, 1960's-1988
  • Folder: 2, (Tape 52A/B) Clippings; Photographs; Magazines, 1987-1988, Photographs; Inupiaq language dictionaries, 1980-1986, 1980-1988
  • Folder: 3, (Tape 53A/B, Tape 54A/B) Tape 53A/B: Clippings; Magazine; Correspondence; Flyer,; Newsletter, 1989; Arctic Brotherhood #9 photograph and membership cards, 1916-1917; Tape 54A/B: Recollections on Arctic Brotherhood #9 and books on the Arctic, 1916-1990
  • Folder: 4, (Artifacts) Scales for weighing gold; [corresponds to Tape 4B], circa 1890's
  • Folder: 5, (Artifacts) Three handmade birch bark baskets; [corresponds to Tape 4B], circa 1930's
  • Folder: 6, (Artifacts) Petrified eardrum of a whale; Fragment of fuselage of plane; [corresponds to Tape 16B], circa 1930's
  • Folder: 7, (Artifacts) Ivory and bone carvings and bead jewelry including a Greek orthodox cross pendant; Military insignia of Frances Ross and Thomas Ross, Souvenir items and King Island Harpoon tips and lady's combs; [corresponds to Tape 16B], undated
  • Folder: 8, (Artifacts) Leather scabbard; Ivory Carvings; [corresponds to Tape 16B], undated

Box: 11, Dates: circa 1960's-1970's

Ten audio reels of Kings Island Songs, Stories and Lectures; [corresponds to Tape 36B and Tape 37B]

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Box: 12, Dates: undated

Vocabulary Cards and Artifacts

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  • Folder: 1, Inupiaq vocabulary 3"x 5" cards, undated
  • Folder: 2, Inupiaq vocabulary 3"x 5" cards, undated
  • Folder: 3, Inupiaq vocabulary 3"x 5" cards, undated
  • Folder: 4, (Artifacts) Ivory jewelry and carvings; [corresponds to Tape 48A], undated
  • Folder: 5, (Artifacts) Military decorations and family jewelry including a gold nugget ring, and a gold and Mastodon cross pendant on chain, 1910; Medal from the King of Italy to Thomas Ross, 1920's; [corresponds to Tape 48A], circa 1890's-1940's
  • Folder: 6, (Artifact) BS Grinder; [corresponds to Tape 49A], undated

Box: 13, Dates: 1905-1960's

Oversized Photographs and Prints

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  • Folder: 1, Photographs, Two rice paper prints "Dance in the Kashim print, Tuglemina print, 1963 [corresponds to Tape 5A/B], 1905-1960's
  • Folder: 2, Photographs and prints, undated
  • Folder: 3, Hydrographic map of Siberia and the Alaskan Bering Strait, 1932; Thomas Ross, "Order of the Crown of Italy," Diploma, 1927

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