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Arthur J. Demmert Sr. Photograph Collection

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Arthur J. Demmert Sr. Photograph Collection, 1930-1933 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Zachary R. Jones, Archivist

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ID: PO/029

Primary Creator: Demmert, Arthur James Sr. (1913-1985)

Extent: 8.0 Photographs

Date Acquired: 05/23/2008

Subjects: Tlingit Indians--History.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains eight black and white photographs associated with Arthur J. Demmert Sr.’s attendance at the Sheldon Jackson School, Sitka, Alaska during the early 1930s. These images show Demmert and his classmates at Sheldon Jackson School and views of Sheldon Jackson School faculty with students between 1932 and 1933.

Biographical Note

Arthur James Demmert, Sr. (1913-1985) was born April 12, 1913 in Wrangell, Alaska to Lillian and George Demmert. He was of the Tlingit Tribe, Taakwaaneidi Clan, and his Tlingit name was Yeilkoowu. He attended the Sheldon Jackson School in Sitka, Alaska and then continued his education at Central Washington University, earning a degree in both elementary and secondary education. His first teaching assignment was in Juneau, Alaska. Arthur taught for over 40 years throughout Southeast Alaska, including in the communities of Juneau, Klawock, Craig, Hydaburg, Kake, and Angoon, and also in other parts of Alaska, including on St. Lawrence Island. Along with teaching, Arthur Demmert was a life long fisherman and was the captain of the Billy & I

On September 11, 1948, Arthur married Virginia Yester in Klawock, Alaska. They had three children Lillian Demmert, Arthur J. Demmert, Jr. and John Embert. Arthur passed away July 28th, 1985 in Craig, Alaska.

Source: Sarah Dybdahl, granddaughter of Arthur J. Demmert, Sr.

Subject/Index Terms

Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: Arthur Demmert Jr. and Virginia Demmert

Acquisition Method: The photographs in the collection were donated to SHI on May 23, 2008 by Arthur Demmert, Jr. (the son of Arthur Demmert, Sr.) and his wife Virginia Demmert, represented by their daughter Sarah Dybdahl.


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Item 1: Photograph Arthur Demmert, Sr. and an "Old Pal", likely taken at Sitka circa 1932. Mr. Demmert is on the right.

Item 2: Photograph of Sheldon Jackson College students, photo by The Photo Shop Studio, May 18, 1932.

Item 3: Photograph of Sheldon Jackson College students, photo by The Photo Shop Studio, May 18, 1932.

Item 4: Photograph of Sheldon Jackson College students, seven of whom are playing their instruments, perhaps part of the Sheldon Jackson band, photo by The Photo Shop Studio, May 18, 1932. Mr. Demmert is 2nd from the left on the front row playing the saxophone.

Item 5: Photograph of Sheldon Jackson College students, seven of whom are playing their instruments, perhaps part of the Sheldon Jackson band, photo by The Photo Shop Studio, May 18, 1932. Mr. Demmert is 2nd from the left on the front row with the saxophone.

Item 6: Photograph of Sheldon Jackson College students, six men and five women, likely the Class of 1933, photo by The Photo Shop Studio, May 18, 1933. Mr. Demmert is 2nd from the right on the back row.

Item 7: Oversized photograph (6.5” x 9”) of faculty and students of the Sheldon Jackson College, circa 1932.

Item 8: Oversized photograph (6.5” x 9”) of young students of the Sheldon Jackson College, photo by E. W. Merrill, circa 1932.



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