The Sealaska Heritage Institute Collections
We collect and preserve materials that document the history, culture, heritage, and language of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people, and we make these materials available to the public for educational and research purposes. Materials collected by the institute include books, manuscript papers (such as personal diaries, correspondence, meeting minutes), photographs, recordings (such as audio and visual recordings), and ethnographical and art objects. Our collections also serve as a repository on behalf of clans and tribes for cultural objects repatriated under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act for Native people of Southeast Alaska.
Our archives are open by appointment only from Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm (closed from noon-1 pm). Please schedule an appointment by contacting our archivist at SHIArchives@sealaska.com.
Please note that while Sealaska Heritage Institute is closed to the public due to COVID-19, in-person reference appointments are suspended. However, the Archives will continue to respond to remote reference requests as best as we can. Thank you for your patience and support.