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

Series List

Go to: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6

Series 1, Audiotapes, circa 1880's - 1990

Contains fifty-two digitized audio tapes (no Tape 21 or 45) recorded between 1982 and 1990, addressed to Phil Cronenwett, former Chief of Special Collections and Curator of Manuscripts at Dartmouth College, containing recollections, anecdotes and commentary chronicling the life of Frances A. Ross and to a lesser extent that of her father Thomas A. Ross in Nome and on King Island, Alaska from the 1880's to the 1960's as well as her life in Seattle, Washington in the 1980's. Each tape references materials which are included, among them photographs, newspaper clippings, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, flyers, audio reels and on phonograph record of King Island songs and stories as well as lectures, manuscripts, notes, slides, vocabulary cards, artifacts, prints, diplomas and ephemera

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 1 - 13

Series 2, Educational materials, 1928-1962

Chronicles Frances A. Ross' academic career in sociology and anthropology: University of Washington (1928-1931), Stanford University (1955-1958), University of Wisconsin (1960-1962). Included are lecture notes, curricula, and writings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 14 - 14

Series 3, Correspondence, 1930's-1980's

Contains personal and professional correspondence, financial documents, documents related to Thomas A. Ross (1940's-1950's) and the Nome Fire of 1934

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 14 - 14

Series 4, Teaching/Research, 1950's-1960's

Contains materials related to Ross' teaching and census research in Kobuk, Barrow, and Ambler, Alaska for the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1958-1960. Includes correspondence, health records, student records, census data, administrative records, teaching materials and the handwritten manuscript of her "Kobuk Diary."

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 15 - 15

Series 5, Jesuit Mission in Alaska, 1906-1985

Contains material related to the Jesuit Mission on King Island including a digitized audiotape of recollections by Frances A. Ross of the various Jesuit priests that served in mainland Alaska and on King Island

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 16 - 16

Series 6, Photographs/Artifacts/Audio, undated

Contains unidentified photographs as well as images and negatives of King Island, artifacts and audio of King Island songs and stories.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 16 - 20

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