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Sealaska Heritage Institute has launched a series of occasional papers on Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian studies in an effort to disseminate research more widely and to circulate work that has not been published.
The series, Box of Knowledge, will include essays or reports by researchers working with the institute, contributions prepared by external experts, and work by staff, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
"There's a whole range of information that just never gets published, and usually they're written on issues that have immediate importance," Worl said. "And we'll be able to get that information out very quickly."
The inaugural paper was written by SHI Archivist and Collections Manager Zachary Jones. Clan At.óowu in Distant Lands is an overview of Tlingit collections held by museums in Europe and Russia, and it includes photos of pieces many people likely have not seen before.
The Jones paper includes photos commissioned by SHI of objects at the British Museum. SHI is planning to publish a book on that collection as part of its "visual repatriation" effort.
The series is available at www.sealaskaheritage.org. People who want to submit a paper for consideration should contact Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 586.9261.