Guide to the Papers of Albert A. Dekin, 1983 - 1987Stefansson Mss-256

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Albert A. Dekin, 1983 - 1987

Call Number:

Stefansson Mss-256

Collection Dates:

1983 - 1987

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The papers of Albert A Dekin contain correspondence, notes, research material and manuscript drafts for his National Geographic article of the recovered remains of the Barrow Inuit population who vanished in an arctic avalanche thousands of years ago.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Albert A. Dekin, Jr., contain correspondence, notes, academic research, financial information, article rough drafts, article edits, final drafts, and final layout proofs of a National Geographic article. Also contains a June 1987 issue of National Geographic Magazine the article appeared in, and Dekin's collected reader responses and comments resulting from his article's publication. The papers document all the publication stages of Dekin's 1987 National Geographic article on the recovered remains of the Barrow Inuit population, all of whom perished in an arctic avalanche thousands of years ago.

Biography

Albert Arch Dekin was born January 24, 1944 in Hodge, LA. He earned an A.B. in Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1965 and an Ph.D. in Anthropology from Michigan State University in 1975. He began his teaching career in 1968 at the State University of New York at Potsdam and conducted archeological research in advance of construction of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, before joining the faculty at SUNY Binghamton in 1976. He was well known for his work assessing the archeological, historical and cultural resource damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill for the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. He served as chair of the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton for several terms and also held a number of administrative appointments, including Acting Associate Dean of Harper College, acting Director of Libraries, Associate Dean of Harper College, Executive Director of the Pegasus Project and Chair of the Department of Human Development. He died at the age of 66 on January 28, 2010.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1983-1987

Contains correspondence, notes, academic research, financial information, article rough drafts, article edits, and final proofs of an article Dekin's wrote about the Barrow Inuit population which was buried for centuries under ice after an arctic avalanche. Also contains a June 1987 issue of National Geographic Magazine, where the article appeared, as well as Dekin's collected reader responses and comments resulting from the article's publication.

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Unrestricted

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