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George Fedoroff papers, 1939-1980

Contents and Arrangement

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Series 1:Biographical Material, 1939-1980
4 folders
Box 1

Found is an autobiographical sketch in which Fedoroff details his childhood, escape during the Russian Revolution, arrival in Paris and the United States, and his career. A sketchbook depicts stage design ideas and dates from 1939. Also found are scattered personal business records and materials regarding Fedoroff's memberships.
DescriptionContainer
Autobiographical Sketch, 1980
1
1
Membership Material, 1960s
1
2
Personal Business Records, circa 1960s
1
3
Sketchbook, Stage Design, 1939
1
4

Series 2:Correspondence, 1945-1979
0.8 Linear Feet
Box 1

George Fedoroff's correspondence contains letters from friend and family members. The bulk of the letters are professional in nature and concern Alaska Native craftsmen and artwork. Many letters are from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1940s and early 1950s. Later correspondence concerns Fedoroff's own artwork and carvings.
Correspondents include Robert O. Bentley, the Henry Gallery, Katherine Kuh, Lee Nordness, Stuart Art Gallery, Patricia and George Strauss, William Tatsuda, United States Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, and Bretaigne Windust. Letters from family members include a letter from Fedoroff's father and his wife and children.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1945
1
5
Correspondence, 1946
1
6
Correspondence, 1947
1
7
Correspondence, 1948
1
8
Correspondence, 1949
1
9
Correspondence, 1950
1
10
Correspondence, 1951
1
11
Correspondence, 1952
1
12
Correspondence, 1953
1
13
Correspondence, 1954
1
14
Correspondence, 1955
1
15
Correspondence, 1956
1
16
Correspondence, 1957
1
17
Correspondence, 1958
1
18
Correspondence, 1959
1
19
Correspondence, 1960
1
20
Correspondence, 1961
1
21
Correspondence, 1962
1
22
Correspondence, 1963
1
23
Correspondence, 1964
1
24
Correspondence, 1965
1
25
Correspondence, 1966
1
26
Correspondence, 1967
1
27
Correspondence, 1968
1
28
Correspondence, 1969
1
29
Correspondence, 1970
1
30
Correspondence, 1971
1
31
Correspondence, 1972
1
32
Correspondence, 1973
1
33
Correspondence, 1974
1
34
Correspondence, 1975
1
35
Correspondence, 1976
1
36
Correspondence, 1977
1
37
Correspondence, 1978
1
38
Correspondence, 1979
1
39
Correspondence, circa 1945-circa 1979
1
40

Series 3:Writings and Notes, 1946-1973
6 folders
Box 1

Scattered writings are by Fedoroff and others including Jean Chretien, George Elliot, and Katherine Kuh. A piece by Fedoroff entitled "Arts and Crafts as a Profession" is a defense of the Mt. Edgecumbe School in Edgecumbe, Alaska for the support of Alaska Native craftsmen.
DescriptionContainer
"Arts and Crafts as a Profession," by George Fedoroff, 1947
1
41
Lists, circa 1960s
1
42
Notes and Empty Envelopes, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
1
43
"Preservation of Indian Art in Southeastern Alaska," by Katherine Kuh, 1946
1
44
Address, by Jean Chretien to the Conference on the Fine Arts of the Arctic, 1973 May 18
1
45
Forward, Eskimo Masterworks Exhibition Catalog, by George Elliot, circa 1960
1
46

Series 4:Professional Files, 1947-1976
0.1 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

This series contains meeting minutes, conference materials, proposals, and drafts of reports from various organizations and programs with which George Fedoroff worked. A teaching file contains course lists for the Mt. Edgecumbe School's arts and crafts classes.
DescriptionContainer
Teaching File, 1947
1
47
Conference Materials, 1973
1
48
Meetings, Minutes, 1976
2
1
Proposals, 1970-1973
2
2-5
Report, 1949-circa 1970s
2
6-8

Series 5:Printed Material, 1944-1977
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 2

The bulk of printed materials concern art, crafts, and Alaska and include brochures, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, and circulars. Found are copies of Smoke Signals, the circular published by the United States Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board.
DescriptionContainer
on Alaska, 1955-1961
2
9-10
on Art, 1970a
2
11
Brochures, 1960s
2
12
Clippings, 1940s-1970s
2
13-14
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940s-1970s
2
15-18
Newsletters and Bulletins, 1949-1977
2
19
Press Releases, 1960-1973
2
20
Smoke Signals Circular, 1954-1966
2
21
on Wood Preservation, 1944
2
22

Series 6:Photographs, circa 1940-circa 1960
0.2 Linear Feet
Box 2

Fedoroff's personal photographs include portraits, snapshots of Fedoroff with others including Senator Ted Stevens, his workshop, and his homes. Also found are photographs of Alaska Native craftsmen at work carving totems and other pieces at the Mt. Edgecumbe School, Edgecumbe, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska, and Mekoryuk Village, on Nunivak Island, Alaska.
DescriptionContainer
George Fedoroff Personal Photographs, 1940s-1960s
2
23
Alaska Native Artists and Craftsmen, 1940s-1950s
2
24
Works of Art, 1940s-1960s
2
25-29
Slides, circa 1960s
2
30

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