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Alaska/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection

Identifier: MF191

Scope and Contents

Series of interviews by historian Barry H. Rodrigue on life in Alaska.


  • 1994-1995


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3 items

Language of Materials



NA2322 James Kivetoruk/Kivatorik Moses, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue and Lela Kiana Oman Gray, July 1973, Nome, Alaska. Moses, an Inupiaq artist, talks about his artwork and life. Lela Kiana Oman Gray acted as interpreter and translator. Moses, an Inupiaq artist, talks about his artwork and his life. At the end an English language commentary by Lela Kiana Gray about Mr. Moses and Mr. Rodrigue. Interview is in Inupiaq (Eskimo) and English. Text: 3 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2322_c1150_01 17 minutes.

NA2323 Frieda Larsen (Bokanna Kommonaseak) and Johnee Wellert, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue and Crystal Tack, spring 1974-1975, at Larsen’s home in Nome, Alaska (at Frieda Larsen’s home). Larsen and Wellert (sisters), talk about the supernatural. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Text: 231 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2323_c1151_01&02, mfc_na2323_c1152_01&02, mfc_na2323_c1153_01&02, mfc_na2323_c1154_01&02 53 minutes.

NA2391 By Barry H. Rodrigue, June 1995. A copy of the manuscript Disaster by the Bering Sea: November 1974, by Roderick and Tack. It is the account of the impact of the flood of November 11, 1974 upon several communities in the Seward Peninsula area, NW Alaska; the relief efforts; life in the towns. Text: 32 pp. manuscript and 1 pp. drawing.

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

  • Alaska Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Oral histories Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Guide to Alaska/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
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Thomas Libby
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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University of Maine
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