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SRScorp Alaska boasts extensive archives on Alaskan archaeology, ethnography, and historic sites research. Native Archaeological Training Programs incorporated extensive student research including placename studies, cartographic analyses, historic photographic searches, genealogical studies, oral interviews with Native elders and archaeological investigations. Since the Native population is this area has continuously existed for 10,000+ years, all of these resources can be considered to be Native-related and the archives, therefore Ethnographic. Several thousand sources are available in these internal archives.

Several early anthropologists conducted studies all along the Pacific Rim from Baja California to SE Alaska. Specifically, J.P. Harrington, H.R. Harriman, and Phillip Drucker worked and published materials from areas in California and SE Alaska. J.P. Harrington recorded stories and cultural traditions, and took photographs of Klukwan Native consultants; the Harriman Expedition in 1899 produced the first language recordings of the Tlingit language on wax cylinders; and Phillip Drucker recorded cultural attributes of the Tlingit in the early 1930ís for an American tribal survey for the Smithsonian Institute. All of this information is on file at SRS Corp Alaska, including microfilm reels with a microfilm reader/printer/digitizing machine. Original descriptions of Native use areas are contained within these archives which aid in finding and identifying Ancestral Sites.

EXCEPTIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH MATERIALS, other than books, that are available at SRScorp San Diego for use during any study includes:
    Songs, Language and Story Tapes of:
    J.P. HarringtonóAll Tribal Groups
    Constance DuboisóLuiseno/Diegueno
    Philip SparkmanóJuaneno
    Helen RobertsóCahuilla, Cupeno
    Josephine CookóLuiseno
    Charles LummisóVarious in so. Cal.
    T.T. WatermanóDiegueno, Kamia
    Phillip DruckeróCalifornia and SE Alaskan Cultural Attributes Lists Harriman Alaskan Expedition

    Representative Photographs from:
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
    Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
    Southwest Museum, Pasadena
    Univ. of Cal at Berkeley, Bancroft Library & Hearst Museum
    California State University, Fullerton
    San Diego Museum of Man
    San Diego Historical Society
    National Archives, Federal Building, Laguna Niguel
    San Juan Capistrano Historical Society
    First American Trust Photographic Archives, Santa Ana
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Huntington Library, San Marino
    Sheldon Museum, Haines, Alaska
    Local Native Archives

    Including J.P. Harrington Photographs:
    90+ pages Luiseno/Juaneno
    50+ pages Gabrielino/Fernandeno
    50+ pages Cahuilla/Cupeno
    300+ pages Diegueno [including Kamia]
    400+ pages Diegueno, Mohave, Baja Groups
    100+ pages Tlingit/ So. Tutchone

    Original Microfilm and Printed Copies of:
    Mission Census Records- California and Arizona
    Spanish Archives and Translations
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of John P. Harrington
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of Constance G. DuBois
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of Philip Sparkman
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of Alfred Kroeber
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of Frederick Hodge
    Manuscripts/ Field Notes of H.R. Harriman