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Guide to the Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts
1971-1983

Collection number: HMC-0155.
Creator: Kodiak Historical Society.
Title: Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts.
Dates: 1971-1983.
Volume of collection: 0.40 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.  
Collection summary: Transcripts of oral histories discussing life in Kodiak, Alaska.

Organizational history:
The Kodiak Community Oral History Project was developed to conduct oral history interviews of long-time Kodiak residents, as well as to gather and transcribe tapes of interviews completed during the 1970's. The project was funded by the Alaska Historical Commission and was conducted during 1983 and 1984. Interviewers for the project were Joanne B. Mulcahy, Joan F. Connors, and Michelle Ryan.

Collection description:
The collection consists of copies of transcripts from 20 oral history interviews of Kodiak residents. Interview topics include Kodiak during World War II, the Baptist and Russian Orthodox Missions, Aleut basketry, village life, midwifery, native food and medicinal uses for plants, folk stories, and information on Kodiak geography.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived at the Archives.  

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Kodiak Community Oral History Project transcripts, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by the Kodiak Historical Society in 1984.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle in 1984. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Location of originals: The audio-cassettes of the interviews are currently located in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Collection.

Container list:

Folder

Description

Date

1

Julie Knagin: 27 pages

1983

2

Barbara and Ken Hockmuth: 24 pages

1983 June 18

3

Frieda Reft: 27 pages

1983 July 26

4

Ella Chabitnoy: 24 pages

1970

5

Katherine Chichenoff: 11 pages

1983

6

Katherine Chichenoff: 23 pages

1975

7

Anfesia Shapsnikoff: 12 pages

1971

8

Sister Hilary, Grey Nun Farewell: 6 pages

1978

9

Carmel Schumacher: 31 pages

1983

10

Dr. Bob Johnson, Cry of the Wild Ram: 12 pages

1980

11

Larry Matfay: 39 pages

1971

12

Sophia Simeonoff: 17 pages

1983

13

Martha Kahutak: 37 pages

1983

14

Simon Pletnikoff & Anfesia Shapsnikoff: 20 pages

1971

15

Annie Boskofsky: 15 pages

1983

16

Eunice Neseth, Basketry:18 pages

1983

17

Eunice Neseth, Katmai: 19 pages

1976

18

Eunice Neseth: 22 pages

1983

19

Eunice Neseth, KMXT: 26 pages

1983

20

Betty Springhill: 23 pages

1972