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

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.

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