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Andrew P. Kashevaroff papers digitized at ASL

Date Posted: June 5, 2014       Categories: 49 History
From the Alaska State Library comes news of another collection digitized and added to Alaska’s Digital Archives. The Andrew P. Kashevaroff papers (ca. 1923-1935) contain a diary kept for three months in 1923 during a lecture tour in Alaska and correspondence with Professor E.O. Essig (Berkeley), Peter Kostrometinoff, and Archie Shiels. Kashevaroff’s writings cover various Alaska subjects, including Archimandrite Joasaph, Russian American Fur Company activities, and a version of the Tlingit war from manuscripts and personal contact with Indian elders. Most of the writings are typewritten as is the correspondence. A watercolor by Xenia Kashevaroff, his daughter (married to composer John Cage), is included with the Fort Ross materials. Many of the items are undated but were probably written between 1923 and 1935. Certificates relating to Kashevaroff were added in 2001 as Folder 11.
Digitized items from this collection can be viewed at: