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Russian Alaska primary sources

This guide contains primary sources related to Russian involvement in Alaska, including the Russian colonial period between 1741 and 1867, the sale of Alaska to the United States, and the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Alaska State Library Historical Collections

The Alaska State Library Historical Collections contain collections dating from the period of Russian settlement and the purchase of Alaska by the U.S., as well as some later collections of research on the time period.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant number LS-250194-OLS-21].