Field notes on the ethnology of the Tlingit and Copper River Atna


Date: 1949-1960 | Size: 6 microfilm_reel(s)


These field notes, compiled by de Laguna and Catherine McClellan, include archaeological investigations, transcripts of interviews with community members and sketches. Tlingit material recorded at Yakutat, Angoon, Carcross, and Teslin, with small amount at Atlin; Ahtna material recorded at Chitina, Copper Center, and Chistochina.

Background note

Collection Information

Physical description

6 microfilm reels.


Presented by Frederica De Laguna and Catherine McClellen and accessioned, 1962 (1962 2371mf). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers.

Location of originals:

Originals are located in the Frederica de Laguna Papers at the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Indexing Terms


  • Interviews.
  • Sketches.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Alaska -- Languages

Personal Name(s)

  • De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004
  • McClellan, Catharine


  • Ahtena Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Tlingit Indians