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Clarence L. Andrews papers, Unknown dateRauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-4

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Clarence L. Andrews papers

Call Number:

Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-4

Collection Dates:

Unknown date

Size of Collection:

.75 linear ft., 2 boxes


Clarence L. Andrews (1862-1948), civil servant and writer. The collection contains photographs which appeared in his book "The Eskimo and his reindeer in Alaska" (1939).

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains 180 photographs which were used in Andrews' 1939 book "The Eskimo and His Reindeer in Alaska." Three articles on the subject as well as some Russian books are also included.


Clarence L. Andrews was born in 1862 in Ohio. The family moved to Oregon where he graduated form United Brethren College in Philomath. Andrews worked as a clerk and auditor in several county offices. In 1892, he visited Alaska for the first time and returned with the gold rush in 1898. For the next ten years he worked as a customs official in Sitka, Skagway and Eagle. Self-taught in Russian, Andrews was appointed head of the Information Bureau at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle. After traveling with the exhibit he returned to Alaska in 1915, and worked as a journalist for the "Alaska Yukon Magazine" and the "Alaska Daily Empire." 
 In 1923-1930 Andrews traveled from Nome to Point Barrow, AK in the employ of the U.S. Bureau of Education's School and Reindeer Service. He was especially concerned with corporations that exploited reindeer herds. In his later years Andrews wrote to publicize the problems of Alaskan native people and to defend their rights. Andrews wrote several books about Alaskan natives and Alaska. He died in 1948.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1923-1929

Access Restrictions


Original photographs and enlarged duplicates

Box: 2, undated

Access Restrictions


Enlarged duplicates of photographs and articles "Driving Reindeer in Alaska," and "Alaska Whaling," as well as some books in Russian on Alaska history

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