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 Friday, 10 am to 4 pm (closed from noon-1 pm). Please schedule an appointment by contacting our archivist at SHIArchives@sealaska.com.