ACQUISITION: Originally begun as a political biography file by Robert DeArmond, ca. 1950.
ACCESS: Viewing the collection is unrestricted.
COPYRIGHT: Request for permission to reproduce material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian, as some of the materials are protected by copyright.
PROCESSING: The biographical data is arranged alphabetically by name.
HISTORICAL AND SCOPE NOTES This collection consists of hundreds of biographies of prominent Alaskans. The original collection of Alaskan Biography Files were gathered and/or written by Robert N. DeArmond and fit into one letter-sized archival box. Specifically, the collection consisted of 25 folders of biographies and 2 envelopes of unorganized political biography clippings. Many of those original files are from the 1950s-1960s.
The original files were photocopied and became part of a greater collection of biographies, added to by Mr. DeArmond and Historical Collections staff since 1988, and known as the Biography File. The Biography File is located in the beige, horizontal file cabinet behind the Reference Desk. The one box of original biographies and political biography clippings remains on the manuscript shelf as MS 27.
Aanyalahaash (Taku Chief)
Also spelled as: Aanyaalaháash, Ana-Tolsh, Annaclas, Annatlahash, Ana-Thala-Hash,