Project Jukebox

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elders.jpgThe Barrow Photo Album contains audio of Iñupiaq elders Sadie Neakok (Tagiaġiña), Terza Hopson (Kasak), Ida Numnik (Suksran), Bertha Leavitt (Aaluk), Julia Segevan (Kapuyuuraq), Hester Neakok (Takłin), and Alice Soloman (Aaluk) (all now deceased) talking about fifty-three photographs taken in Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiaġvik) in the 1920's and 1930s by Presbyterian minister, Dr. Henry Greist. The goal was to provide a pictorial history of Utqiaġvik during a significant period of change and to hear female voices talking about their lives and their community. The interviews were conducted in 1995 by Elizabeth Cook, who was a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This Jukebox project was a combined effort between the staff of the Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission in Utqiaġvik, Elizabeth Cook, and the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Iñupiaq language scholar, James Nageak, helped with the Iñupiaq spellings. In 2020, the Barrow Photo Album Project Jukebox was upgraded from its orihome_blanket toss.jpgginal HTML format to Drupal. The information in this project reflects the context of the original creation date. Some information may now be out of date.