This collection consists of eight CD-Rs, six of which contain oral histories from Southeast Alaska Natives, primarily Tlingit Indians. The CDs contain oral history recordings that capture prominent Tlingit individuals speaking on important issues circa 1970s to the 1990s. The recordings in this collection are copies of those from the holdings of the Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), which were compiled via UAF’s Project Jukebox oral history program. UAF graduate student Kenneth Frank Austin (UAF ’99), then focusing his research on an aspect of Tlingit culture, worked on this project for UAF, and appears to have assembled the CDs in this jukebox. However, issues at the time and since, such as funding, have not allowed the jukebox to be posted online.
The CDs in this collection contain interviews with the following Tlingit elders; George and Jessie Dalton, George Davis, Austin Hammond, Cyrus Peck, Sr., Roy Petrovich, Walter Soboleff and Alfred Widmark. Please note there is no index for the order of the speakers. A paper copy from the Jukebox online site accompanies the CDs, identifying the speakers as well as the subjects discussed by Austin Hammond, George and Jessie Dalton and Walter Soboleff. The last piece in this collection pertains to an instructional CD for using Jukebox as well as an introduction to Project Jukebox. Please note the web links for the Southeast Alaska interviews do not work.