Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Southeast Native Radio Collection Open to Public Research

The Sealaska Heritage Institute Special Collections Research Center has a recently acquired collection of recordings that is now available to the public. The Southeast Native Radio Recordings Collection was acquired by SHI from Juneau’s KTOO-FM radio station in April 2010 and Stephanie Brown, Assistant Archivist, recently finished processing the collection (organizing it according to archival standards).

Southeast Native Radio was a program which ran on KTOO-FM in Juneau, Alaska from 1985-2001. The collection contains programs from the show, which broadcast everything from performances by music groups to discussions of serious issues which were important to the Native community. The collection is an invaluable resource for Alaska Natives who wish learn more about their heritage and various issues affecting their community. The collection is a valuable resource for researchers studying Native history and an educational resource for those who are not Native as well, as it provides an opportunity for them to learn about cultures and ways of life they might not be very familiar with. Those interested in the collection can access the finding aid by clicking here. SHI is proud to make this collection available to the public for educational purposes.

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