"Guide to Manuscript Holdings—Work File with M/F" (30 June 1978), a computer print-out used for the preceding descriptions. There are also unpublished finding aids for each of the collections cited.
Alaska Commercial Company (San Francisco)
Records, 1868–1922, ca. 70 ft. Ledgers, log books, correspondence, copy books, loose papers, etc., ca. 95% handwritten; in English and Russian. Successor trading company to the Russian-American Company and Hutchinson, Kohl & Co.; succeeded in turn by the Northern Commercial Company. The company operated trading stations in 4 administrative districts: Kodiak, Unalaska, St. Michael, and the Pribilof Islands. This collection concerns chiefly the Kodiak District. The Company had no direct links to Russia after the U.S. purchase of Alaska in 1867 but there were contacts with Russians and their descendants in Alaska. Unpublished guide (NUCMC 73–1). Digitized by Alaska's Digital Archives: http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/search/searchterm/Alaska%20Commercial%20Company%20Records/mode/exact
Alaska History Documents
Records, 18th–20th c., 15 bound vols, and 4 boxes. Includes abstracts of records in the Alaska Church Collection at the Library of Congress, the Yudin Collection, documents relating to the Bering Sea controversy, excerpts from the Russian Orthodox American Messenger, excerpts from Dr. V. V. Gsovski's "Memorandum on the Legal Status of Alaska Natives under the Russian Government," reports from the governors of the Russian American Company, confession of Ivan Petrov, the Brainerd Collection, Richard Olney Collection, material concerning the reorganization of the government of Alaska, reports of the Alaska Engineering Commission and the Alaska Railway Division of the Interior Department, and material pertaining to the reindeer industry in Alaska. (Vol. 13 of these documents has been microfilmed: M/F 30.) Also, 4 boxes of research notes relating to the Alaska History Documents Project, which produced the preceding 15 vols. of materials. Unpublished index.
Historical Photographs Collection
Ca. 120 photos of Russian Orthodox churches, governmental buildings, Siberian Eskimos in Alaska, Siberia, and Kamchatka ca. 1897, etc. Index.
Historical review of the formation of the Russian-American Company and its activity. With translations by Dmitrii (Dimitri) Krenov. 1 microfilm reel. (M/F 11)
Richard Henry Geoghegan (d. 1944)
Correspondence, 1938–44, 1,500–2,000 pp. Scholar and Sinologist. Letters to Jay Ellis Ransom pertain in part to Russian, Siberian, Aleutian, and Asiatic linguistics, and to Geoghegan's translations from Bishop Ivan Veniaminoff's Aleutian writings.
Robert Campbell (1808-1851)
Hudson's Bay Company clerk. Journal, 1 box, with references to Chief Shakes of Wrangell, who traded Russian goods in the interior of Alaska.
Russian American Company
Records, 1802–67, on microfilm. Correspondence of the company's governors general in Alaska with the board of directors in Russia, 1802–66; copies of similar communications, 1818–67; ships' logs, 1851–67; and journals of exploring expeditions, 1842–64. All in Russian; some copies. Originals in the National Archives. (M/F 7)
Russian Orthodox Church
Records, 1825–1966, 11 reels of microfilm. Documents recovered from the basements and belfries of parish churches in Alaska. Consists of priests' journals, worship service journals, church registers, school journals, metrical records, confessional lists, marriage inquests, and financial accounts. Originals at St. Herman Pastoral School, Kodiak, Alaska. (M/F 59)
Siberian Military Documents
Collection, ca. 1744–85, ca. 100 items. Routine orders, reports, petitions, etc. of the Yakutsk Infantry Regiment. Primarily from 1744–49, during the reign of Elizabeth; one document from the reign of Peter III, and several from that of Catherine II. Also, 2 photos of the documents. Materials were found in a church loft at Kenai, Alaska. They are too fragile for handling.