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Brain Wallace Photograph Collection

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Slides, Photographs, and Digital Photographs.

Oversized photo of ANB founding fathers.



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Brain Wallace Photograph Collection, 1912-2013 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Zachary R. Jones, Archivist

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Collection Overview

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ID: PO/032

Primary Creator: Wallace, Brian

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/26/2008

Subjects: Alaska Native Brotherhood--History., Alaska Native Sisterhood--History., Tlingit Indians--History.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This two-box collection consists of hundreds of images in negative and print format, one historic photograph dating to the 1920s, and two portable hard-drives with images from Celebration 2008 and 2010, and other photography projects undertaking by photography Brian Wallace.

Box 1 of this collection contains negatives and black and white photographs taken by Wallace during the 1980s and in 1994.  These images consist primarily of photographs of Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) leaders and gatherings during the 1980s.  This box also contains a negative photograph of the founding fathers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, image circa 1912, taken at Sitka, by Winter & Pond.  Also found in Box 1 are images of Cecilia Kunz in regalia, and images of the Git-Hoan and Xudzidaa Kwáan dance troupes and the Native Market from SHI sponsored Native American Heritage Month 2010.  Finally, Box 1 houses two portable hard-drives that contain a few thousand images taken by Brian Wallace at SHI’s Celebration 2008 and 2010 via a contract arrangement. The images are only in digital format.  These images capture the whole of Celebration 2008 and 2010, from parades, dancing, events, to the Artists’ Market and the Juried Art Show. Additional folders contain contract-for-hire photography, such as Wallace’s photography of Celebration events, lectures, and individuals.

Box 2 contains the final item in the collection which is a single historic oversized photograph of the founding fathers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, image circa 1912, taken at Sitka, by Winter & Pond.  This photograph was retained by the Wallace family for a few generations before its donation.  People in picture are identified on the matte in handwritten pen.

Subject/Index Terms

Alaska Native Brotherhood--History.
Alaska Native Sisterhood--History.
Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: Brian Wallace

Acquisition Method:

The photographs in this collection were donated or obtained via a contract-for-hire situation from photographer Brian Wallace.

Specifically, Box 1, Item 12 of collection was donated to SHI on July 26, 2008 by Brian Wallace.  Box 1, Item 12, the Celebration 2008 digital images on the detachable hard-drive were given to SHI in July 2008 in agreement with the contract-for-hire between SHI and Wallace, and detachable hard-drive with photos was transferred to Special Collections by Kathy Dye on Nov. 15, 2008. Note: joint copyright exists between SHI and Wallace via the contract-for-hire. Box 1, Item 13, the Celebration 2010 digital images on the detachable hard-drive were given to SHI in June 2010 in agreement with the contract-for-hire between SHI and Wallace dated April 10, 2010. On April 1, 2009 Brian Wallace donated the images comprising Box 1, Fds 1-4, and on March 10, 2010 Wallace also donated the images comprising Box 1, Fds 5-6. Box 1, Fds 7-9, 11 negatives, photographs and CDs were donated by Wallace in June 2011. Box 1, Fd 10 (CD), the Celebration 2010 digital images of the exhibits entered in the 2010 Juried Art Show and Competition were given to SHI June 20110 in agreement with the contract-for-hire between SHI and Wallace dated May 2, 2010. Photographs in Fds 11-18 were also contract-for-hire between SHI and Wallace between 2011-2012; materials in Fds 19, 21-22 were donated on Jan. 3, 2013; materials in Fd 20 were generated by SHI and Wallace via a contract for hire in fall 2012; materials in Fds 21-22 were donated by Wallace on 1/4/2013; materials in Fd 23 were received by SHI from Wallace via a contract for hire in Feb. 2013;

Of importance, Brian Wallace donated these images in memory of his parents, Amos Louis Wallace (1921-2004) and Dorothy Wallace (1916-2005).


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Fd 1:    Twelve black and white photographs of ANB and ANS leaders, circa 1983, one image of Amos Wallace, and one of dancers at the 1965 ANB hall dedication.  Most images are labeled and individuals identified.  Photos by Brian Wallace.

Fd 2:    Negative film capturing views of an early 1980s ANB/ANS convention held in Juneau. Images capture many prominent ANB and ANS officials and members, as well as Governor Sheffield who spoke at the convention.  Photos by Brian Wallace.

Fd 3:    Three sheets of negative film with images of an ANS group photo circa 1988, images of Walter Williams in 1985, and images of a Sealaska meeting in 1983.  Photos by Brian Wallace.

Fd 4:    One color slide with a view of a group marching in the Celebration 1994 parade, by Brian Wallace.  This image was later used by SHI on various programs and greeting cards; one greeting card of this image is included.

Fd 5:    Negative photographs of ANB Convention held circa 1983, 48 images, photos by Brian Wallace.

Fd 6:                Negative photograph of the founding fathers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, image circa 1912, taken at Sitka, by Winter & Pond.

Fd 7:    Two pages of negatives and one CD containing digital images of Cecilia Kunz in regalia taken at her residence in November 1982 by Brian Wallace.

Fd 8:    Photographs and negatives First Americans Emphasis Week circa 1979 taken by Brian Wallace. Negatives show Cyril George of Angoon and Cyrus Peck (Kiks.ádi).

Fd 9:    CD containing digital images taken by Brian Wallace of art shows conducted during SHI’s Celebration in 2008.

Fd 10:  CD containing digital images of exhibits entered in the Juried Art Show at SHI’s annual Celebration 2010 taken by Brian Wallace.

Fd 11:  Nine CDs containing photographic images of events being held at the annual SHI 2010 Native American Heritage Month celebration. The photographs of Tsimshian dance troupe, Git-Hoan, Tlingit Angoon dance troupe, Xudzidaa Kwáan, and Native Market by Brian Wallace.

Fd 12:  250 gigabyte portable hard-drive with images from Celebration 2008 and Juried Art Show 2008.

Fd 13:  250 gigabyte portable hard-drive with images from Celebration 2010 and Juried Art Show 2010.

Fd 14:  Digital photographs on DVDs of speakers and events from SHI’s Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series, 2011.

Fd 15:  Digital studio photographs on DVD of SHI staff, 2011.

Fd 16:  Digital studio photographs on DVD of Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer, 2012.

Fd 17:  Digital photographs on DVD of Sorrell Goodwin’s Tlingit tattoos, 2011.

Fd 18:  Digital photographs on DVD of the Tlingit art at the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center, Haines, Alaska, 2012.

Fd 19:  Color and black and white photographs of Tlingit cultural leaders, including Cy Peck Jr., Walter “Babe” Williams, and Ida Kadashan, circa 1980s, photographs by Brian Wallace.

Fd 20:  Digital photographs on DVD of SHI’s 2012 Juried Art Show entries, photographs by Brian Wallace. Digital photographs on DVD of David Katzeek and Walter Soboleff in clan at.óowu, 2012, photographs by Brian Wallace.

Fd 21:  Copy of a black and white photograph of ANB Grand Camp convention at Sitka in 1920, with large group of camp officials and view from the left, by E.W. Merrill.

Fd 22:  Slides and negatives of Celebration 1998 and 2000; and negatives of the Juneau First Americans Emphasis Week, 1978.

Fd 23:  Digital color photographs of SHI’s Council of Traditional Scholars and others in regalia, February 2013, photos by Wallace via a contract for hire.

Fd 24:  Digital color photographs of gold, silver, and copper jewelry primarily by Amos L. Wallace, including a few items by Lincoln Wallace, and items from SHI’s collection, photos by Brian Wallace, 2012.

Fd 25:  Digital photographs of Celebration 2012 by Brian Wallace, working images and final images, on DVD-R. Two copies.



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