CHARLES MENADELOOK PROJECT. Photographs; ca. 1900-1950. .35 cu. ft.
The Charles Menadelook Project was developed in order to collect and preserve the photographs of Alaskan photographer, Charles Menadelook. The project was funded by a grant from the Alaska Historical Commission and was supported by the Eskimo Heritage Program of Kanerak, Inc.; it was conducted by Eileen Norbert in 1982.
The collection consists of 191 black and white photographs of native villages, people, and activities in Alaska, ca. 1900-1950. Activities shown include hunting, food preservation, whaling, and fishing. Villages shown include Diomede, Gambell, Wales, Nome, Shaktoolik, King Island, and Shismeraf. There are also photographs of missionaries, and various Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers and school houses.
The collection was acquired by the archives from the Alaska
Historical Commission in 1982.