This collection contains photographs taken and collected by Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) staff between the period of 1980 and 1994 primarily for and during the Dauenhauers’ employment with SHI. These photographs contain images of the annual Celebration festivals, photos of various Native gatherings, and a host of historic reproduction photographs. Many of the photographs in this collection were gathered and used for publication in the Dauenhauer’s books, most co-published by SHI.
This collection contains a many photos gathered by the Dauenhauers for their research, and some of these include reproduced images wherein the originals are held by the Alaska State Library, Historical Collections Division and other research institutions. Any reproduction images in this collection (where SHI does not own the original) are subject to copyright law and SHI cannot reproduce these images without the consent of the original research institution. Please consult the archivist for further details. Some of the Celebration photographs may have been taken by photographer Larry McNeil.
The materials in this collection have largely been organized topically and chronologically. The final box, Box 13, contains an addendum of photos found after the collection was first processed.