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SAM McCLAIN (1919-1994). Papers; 1942-1994. 4.65 cu. ft.

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Sam McClain was born in San Angelo, Texas. He came to Alaska in the late 1940s and worked as an architect for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District Office, in Anchorage from 1949 until his retirement in 1979. He married Christine Ferrari Reeder in Anchorage in 1950. McClain was an artist, specializing in pen and ink drawing and watercolors. He studied under watercolor artists Rex Brandt and Robert E. Wood in California in the late 1960s. He was best known for his drawings and watercolors of Russian Orthodox churches and other historical buildings in Alaska. McClain contributed drawings and designed the cover for Fern Wallace's book, The Flame of the Candle: a pictorial history of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska, which was published in 1974. He also taught watercolor art classes and performed volunteer work for the Anchorage School District and other local organizations. Sam McClain died in Anchorage in 1994.

The collection consists of Sam McClain's personal papers and files concerning his artwork. The collection consists of biographical materials; training and employment records; volunteer service records; and various art related files. The bulk of the collection consists of art related place name files for 135 different localities. These files contain photographs and negatives, photo post cards, color slides, original pen and ink and pencil drawings, sketches, photocopies of his watercolors of Russian Orthodox churches, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, correspondence, and other art related materials. Most of these files concern Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska, while others relate to other historical structures in Anchorage, around Alaska, and in McClain's home town of San Angelo, Texas. Other materials in the collection include art prints and note cards, Christmas greeting cards, photographs, color slides, color photo post cards, and several original watercolors. The archives also houses the collection of Sam McClain's wife, Christine M. McClain.

The collection was presented to the archives by Sam McClain. A deed of gift was signed in 1994. Additional materials were presented to the archives by the estate of Sam McClain through the executor of his estate and his attorney in 1996 and 1997.

HMC-0429
JS (11/1997)

Inventory:

SERIES LIST

Series 1. Biographical Materials; 1942-1990. .25 cu. ft.
This series consists of some correspondence; a marriage certificate; biographical sketches, a vita, programs, announcements, press releases, articles, and newspaper clippings relating to Sam McClain's work as an artist; personal and family related newspaper clippings; identification cards and memorabilia; and an oral history tape of Charles Loven speaking about Anchorage in the 1940s and the naming of Sand Lake.

Series 2. Training and Employment Records; n.d., 1952- 1979. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of records relating to Sam McClain's career as an architect for the Alaska District Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Series 3. Volunteer Service Records; 1978-1994. .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of materials relating to Sam McClain's activities as a volunteer in Anchorage. Included are records relating to his teaching of art classes in the Anchorage School District, membership on the Municipality of Anchorage's Senior Citizens Advisory Commission, tutoring for the Anchorage Literacy Project, and membership on the advisory board of the Sand Lake Community School Board.

Series 4. Art Related Place Name Files; n.d, 1963, 1968, 1971-1973, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1986. 1.8 cu. ft.
This series consists of files for 135 towns or areas, primarily in Alaska. Most concern Sam McClain's interest in drawing and creating watercolors of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska, though there are extensive files for structures in Anchorage, the Sand Lake gravel pits in Anchorage, and structures in McClains home town of San Angelo, Texas. The files contain photographs, photo post cards, color slides, pen and ink and pencil drawings, black and white photocopies of Sam McClain's watercolors, sketches, copied and original newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, correspondence, and other art related materials.

Series 5. Art Related Subject Files; n.d., 1967, 1971, 1973-1976. .25 cu. ft.
This series consists of files for general art related subjects, including alphabets, boats, design, jewelry, and sundials. Also included are files related to Sam McClain's art classes; the cover design he created for Fern Wallace's 1974 book, The Flame of the Candle: a pictorial history of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska; contents of a binder concerning his work on Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska including lists of watercolors he completed and an annotated copy of Fern Wallace's book; and designs for templates to display his notecards of pen and ink drawings.

Series 6. Black and White Art Prints (8 different); n.d., 1969, 1970. .1 cu. ft.

Subseries 6a. 5 X 7 Inch Prints of Watercolors of Russian Orthodox Churches; 1970.

Subseries 6b. Prints of Pen and Ink Drawings of Russian Orthodox Churches; n.d., 1969.

Series 7. Art Notecards (18 different); 1971, 1972. .1 cu. ft.

Subseries 7a. Collectors Item Series Group No. 1, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1971 (pen and ink drawings of Russian Orthodox churches reproduced on 4 X 5.25 inch white notecards); ca. 1971.

Subseries 7b. Collectors Item Series Group No. 2, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1972 (pen and ink drawings of Russian Orthodox churches reproduced on 4.25 X 5.25 inch white notecards); ca. 1972.

Subseries 7c. Alaska Landmarks Group No. 1, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1972 (pen and ink drawings of historic buildings reproduced on 4 X 5.25 inch pastel color notecards); ca. 1972.

Series 8. Christmas Greeting Cards; n.d., 1979 (2 different) .1 cu. ft.

Series 9. Photographs; n.d., 1947-1992 (28 b&w prints, 44 color prints, 72 total; 5 color negatives, 35mm). .1 cu. ft.

Subseries 9a. Photos from Album Pages (photos of Sam McClain, his family, wife Christine McClain, and friends); n.d., 1947, 1948, 1953 (19 b&w prints, 2-5 X 7 inch, 1-4 X 5 inch, 3-3.5 X 5 inch, 1-3.25 X 4.25 inch, 6-3.5 X 3.5 inch, 1-2.5 X 4.5 inch, 1-2.5 X 3.5 inch, 4-2.5 X 2.75 inch; 5 color prints, 1-3.5 X 5.5 inch, 4-3.5 X 5 inch).

Subseries 9b. Sam McClain and Others; n.d., 1950, 1971, 1992 (9 b&w prints, 20 color prints).

Subseries 9c. Watercolors by Sam McClain; n.d., 1978 (19 color prints, 8-3.5 X 4.25 inch, 9-4 X 5 inch, 2-5 X 7; 5 color negatives, 35mm).

Series 10. Color Slides; n.d., 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977 (216 slides total). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of 35mm color slides of a summer trip in Alaska in 1968; an art show at Alaska Methodist University in 1969; art class lesson materials from 1972-1973; watercolors by Sam McClain; and miscellaneous subjects.

Series 11. Color Photo Post Cards; n.d. (16 cads, standard size, 3.5 X 5.5 inch). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of miscellaneous post cards of subjects in Alaska and the American Southwest.

Series 12. Watercolors (5 X 7 to 11 X 15 inch); n.d., 1971 (37 total). .4 cu. ft.

Series 13. Miscellaneous Sketches, Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints. .1 cu. ft.

Series 14. Watercolors (15 X 20 to 15 X 23 inch); n.d. (6 total). 1 cu. ft.


 

 BOX AND FOLDER LIST

Box 1

Series 1. Biographical Materials; n.d., 1942-1990.
1. Correspondence; n.d., 1958, 1964, 1970-1974, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1990.
2. Marriage certificate; Mar. 12, 1950.
3. Artist biographical profiles by Christine McClain (drafts); n.d., 1972, 1978, 1979, 1984.
4. Artist’s vita (drafts); n.d., 1976.
5. Programs, announcements, and biographical sketches concerning the art of Sam McClain; 1968, 1969, 1972-1975, 1978-1981, 1984, 1990.
6. Art related press releases; n.d., 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977.
7. Poems (3 different); n.d.
8. “Sam McClain’s Russian Churches”; Color photography by Richard W. Montague; The Alaska
Journal (pp. 25-30); Summer 1972 (2 copies of article and copy of journal issue).
9. Sketches of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska published in the Great Lander Shopping News (copies of clippings); n.d., 1969-1971.
10. Sketches of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska published in the Great Lander Shopping    News (original clippings); n.d., 1969-1971 (located in Box 9).
11. Art related clippings (copies); n.d., 1969-1976, 1978-1980, 1983, 1984.
12. Art related clippings (originals); n.d., 1969-1976, 1978-1980, 1983, 1984.
13. Personal and family clippings (copies); n.d., 1964, 1971, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984.
14. Personal and family clippings (originals); n.d., 1964, 1971, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984.
15. Hewitt Painting Workshops (prospectuses); n.d.
16. Cards and memorabilia; n.d. 1942, 1952, 1955, 1967, 1969.
  Selective Service classification card, San Angelo, Texas; Jan. 23, 1942.
  Territory of Alaska, Dept. of Civil Defense, Identification Card; Nov. 28, 1952.
  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Game Commission, Resident
  Hunting and Fishing License; Apr. 7, 1955.
  Mooser Gooser Railroad ticket; Feb. 23-26, 1967.
  Honorable Mention, Chugiak 1969 Third Annual Art Show (gold ribbon).
  First Place, 27th Annual Fur Rendezvous Juried Art Exhibit (purple ribbon); Feb. 1971.
  Third Premium, Alaska State Fair Inc., Palmer (white ribbon); n.d.
17. History of Sand Lake: oral history tape of Charles Loven speaking about his days in Anchorage in the 1940s and the naming of Sundi Lake; 1988 (1 audio cassette tape, 15 minutes).

Series 2. Training and Employment Records; n.d., 1952-1979.
1. Certificates of service and awards, U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska; n.d., 1952, 1960, 1965, 1979 (includes 3 b&w prints, 5 X 7 inch).
2. Certificates of training and related documents; n.d., 1958, 1963, 1965, 1971 (includes 1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
3. Notifications of Personnel Action and related job descriptions; 1962-1965, 1979.
4. Employee Qualification Records; n.d., 1961, 1963, 1964.
5. Employee Performance Appraisals; 1958-1964, 1974.
6. Requests for travel and related travel vouchers; 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965.
7. Pay Roll Change Slips; 1959-1964.
8. Miscellaneous employment records; n.d., 1954, 1958-1961, 1965.
9. Photographs: Sam McClain at drafting tables; n.d. (2 b&w prints: 1-3.5 X 5 inch, 1-8 X 10 inch).
10. Photo of moose cow and calf in front of U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska building (9 X 14 inch b&w print mounted on 15 X 20 inch board with staff signatures, presented to Sam McClain upon his retirement); 1979 (Box 9).

Series 3. Volunteer Service Records; 1978-1994.
1. Anchorage School District, Community Resource Center: notice of assignment letters; 1985-1988, 1990-1993.
2. Anchorage School District: Community Resource Evaluations (includes evaluation sheets and attached letters of appreciation from teachers and students); 1979, 1981-1983, 1985, 1986, 1991.
3. Anchorage School District Center: Certificates and Letters of Appreciation; 1978-1990, 1991-1993.
4. Anchorage School District, Certificate of Appreciation, Outstanding Volunteer Award; May 14, 1986.
5. Municipality of Anchorage, Senior Citizens Advisory Commission: letter of appointment, letter of appreciation, and certificate of appreciation; 1984, 1985.
6. Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) certificates of appreciation; n.d., 1989.
7. Other certificates of appreciation; n.d., 1986.
  Anchorage Literacy Project; n.d.
  Anchorage Senior Center; n.d.
  State of Alaska; 1986
8. Tutoring Record, Anchorage Literacy Project; 1989-1993.

Box 1A

9. Sand Lake Community School Board Notebook (Sam McClain was a member of the advisory board) (1); 1987-1994.
  Sand Lake Community School Association
  Job Descriptions
  Anchorage Community Schools
  Names and Numbers to Know
10. Sand Lake Community School Board Notebook (2); 1987-1994.
  Minutes, Agenda and Newsletters

Box 2

Series 4. Art Related Place Name Files; n.d, 1963, 1968, 1971-1973, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1986.
Note: The names of buildings depicted in each file is listed below the folder title. The type and size of any photographic prints, negatives,  post cards, and slides is denoted in parentheses after the date of the material, if known. Notable original pen and ink or pencil drawings by Sam McClain of Russian Orthodox Churches and other buildings and their sizes are also denoted in parentheses. The files also contain sketches, black and white photocopies of Sam McClain watercolors, both copied and original newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, correspondence, and other art related materials.
1. Afognak.
  Russian Orthodox Church, Little Afognak; 1970 (pencil drawing, 6 X 9 inch).
  Holy Nativity of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
2. Aiktalik Island.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
3. Akhiok.
Protection of the Theotokos Chapel; n.d.  1971 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
4. Akutan.
  Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch, 2 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch, 3 color slides; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church (original).
5. Amchitka.
  Christian church (unidentified).
6. Anchor Point.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
7. Anchorage: Photos and Post Cards; ca. 1940s-1980s (7 color photo post cards, 10 b&w prints, 62 color prints, 1 b&w negative).
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “4th Avenue, main street of Alaska’s All-American City”; Ward  Wells, photographer; ca. 1950s (color, 6 X 9 inch, 2 copies).
  “Anchorage, Alaska at night, beautiful scenic city in South Central Alaska.”; Mel Anderson, photographer; n.d. (4 X 6 inch).
  “Anchorage, Alaska, Looking West, Fire Island in Cook Inlet can be seen above Anchorage with Mt. Iliamna (far left) elevation 10, 016 and Mt Redoubt (middle) elevation 10, 197 on horizon”; Jack Anderson, photographer; n.d. (4 X 6 inch).
  “Anchorage Senior Center”; Kay McFarland, photographer; ca. 1983 (4 X 6 inch).
  “Downtown Anchorage, Alaska, Colorful flowers and sculpture in front of the Anchorage City Hall.”; Glenn Shelton, photographer; n.d. (4 X 6 inch).
  “Moon over Anchorage - Alaska, Colorful view of night skyline of Alaska’s largest and fastest growing city; Jim Doane, photographer; n.d. (4 X 6 inch).
  4th Ave and E Str.(looking east); A. Eide, photographer; ca. 1940s (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch).
  Alaska Railroad Depot; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Alaska Railroad Hospital; n.d. (1 b & w print, 5 X 7 inch).
  Alyeska (view of Cook Inlet from Mt. Alyeska); n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Anchorage High School and Auditorium; Hewitt; n.d. (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch).
  Anchorage Senior Center; n.d., Apr. 1986 (3 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Bird House Bar; n.d. (10 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Cattle Company (restaurant); n.d. (3 color prints, 4 X 5 inch).
  Club 25; n.d. (1 b&w neg., 120 size, 2 color slides).
  Cook Inlet; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Docks; n.d., 1986 (4 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch; 10 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Gill Service Station, 4th Ave. & I Str.; n.d. (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch).
  Hewitt’s Drug Store; ca. 1965 (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  The Knit Shop; Feb. 1980 (4 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  National Bank of Alaska, Jewel Lake Rd.; n.d. (2 color prints, 4 X 5 inch).
  Parsons Hotel; n.d. (5 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Pioneer School, 3rd Ave. & Eagle Str.; 1984 (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Railroad depot building (south of Anchorage); n.d. (5 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Santa Claus House, O’Malley & New Seward; n.d. (8 color prints, 4 X 5 inch).
  Scandinavian Club, 4th Ave. & C Str.; July 1984 (4 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  St. Mary’s Church, Lake Otis & Tudor; n.d. (10 color prints, 4 X 5 inch).
  St. Innocent Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 4th Ave. & Turpin Rd.; n.d. (5 color prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch, Polaroid).
  Street scenes; n.d. (12 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Van Alstine’s Boat; Oct. 1979 (5 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch ).
  Welch’s Ladies Fashions (building block); n.d. (5 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Unidentified log home; n.d. (2 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Unidentified church building; Sep. 1983 (4 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Unidentified school building; n.d. (3 color prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Unidentified bar, cafe, and gift shop; n.d. (4 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
8. Anchorage: Sketches.
  Bird House Bar.
  Carr Bros. Grocery, 13th & Gambell; ca. 1950 (pencil drawing, 7 X 10 inch).
  Chapel #1, Fort Richardson.
  Cheechako Bar.
  Club 25.
  The Knit Shop, 9th & Gambell.
  St. Innocent Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 4th Ave. & Turpin Rd.
9. Anchorage: Publications and Clippings.
10. Anchorage Houses: Photos.
  3rd Ave and F Street; 1984 (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  7141 Dawn Dr.; n.d., 1986 (8 color prints, 2-4 X 5 inch, 6-3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  7170 Dawn Dr.; n.d. (5 color prints, 3-4 X 5 inch, 2-3.5 X 4.5 inch).
  Caravelle Street; n.d. (11 color prints, 7-4 X 5 inch, 4-3.5 X 4.25 inch Polaroid).
  Ingra; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  L Street, 600 Block; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Yellow house with carport; n.d. (8 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).         
  House (with oil barrels to the side); n.d. (6 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Unidentified houses; n.d. (28 color prints, 2-5 X 7 inch, 4-4 X 5 inch, 22-3.5 X 4.5 inch).
11. Anchorage Houses: Sketches.
  700 8th Ave. (two small houses).
  7141 Dawn Dr.
  7170 Dawn Dr.
  7201 Dawn Dr.
  House on Caravelle Street.
  Unidentified houses.
12. Andreafsky, Old.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (4 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
13. Angoon.
  St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
14. Aniak.
  Protection of the Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church; Sep. 1973 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
15. Arctic Village.
  Mission Church.
16. Atka.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1971 (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7 inch).
17. Attu.
  Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church; 1971 (pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Early Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  American Chapel, Hogback Ridge, Massacre Valley, Attu Island.
18. Belkofsky.
  Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (3 b&w prints, 1-3.5 X 5 inch, 2-8 X 10 inch).
19. Bench River.
  St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church.
20. Bethel.
  St. Sophia Russian Orthodox Church; Nov. 1971 (2 color prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
21. Biorka Island.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
22. Branch River.
  St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
  Old Church (ruins); n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
23. Chenega.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
24. Chignik.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
25. Chitina.
  Spooks’ Nook Hotel & Cafe; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
26. Colorado (state).
  Tourism promotion photos with captions; n.d. (4 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
27. Copper Center.
  Barns, log cabin, outhouse, and fishwheel; n.d. (6 b&w prints, 5-3.5 X 4.25 inch, 1-3.5 X 3.5 inch).
  Copper Center Roadhouse.
28. Cordova.
  St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
29. Curry.
  Curry Hotel.
30. Dawson and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
  Dawson from the dome; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Riverboat Julia B., Dawson; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Palace Grand Theatre, Dawson (interior and exterior); Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
  Post Office, Dawson; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Robert Service’s Cabin; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch, 1 color slide).
  Woman on fire engine and steam tractor, Dawson; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
31. Dillingham.
  St. Serafim of Sarov Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 4 color prints, 2-4 X 5 inch, 2-3.5 X 5 inch).
32. Douglas Island.
  Town from above; pre 1920s (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  St. Sava Orthodox Church (blowup of above photo); pre-1920s (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
33. Douglas Village.
  Russian Orthodox Church.

Box 3

34. Eagle.
  Eagle Public School.
35. Eek.
St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church.
36. Eklutna.
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “Eklutna Russian Church on Anchorage-Palmer Highway”; Mel Anderson, photographer; n.d. (2 copies).
  “Indian Burial Ground at Eklutna on the Palmer Anchorage Highway, Alaska”;
  Jim Balog, photographer; n.d.
  New Eklutna Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch; 1 color slide, pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Chapel and Cemetery; n.d. (5 b&w prints, 4-3.5 X 3.5 inch, 1-2.5 X 2.5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
37. Ekuk.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
38. Ekwok.
  St. John Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1971 (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
39. English Bay.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
40. Eyak.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
41. Fairbanks and vicinity.
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “The Malemute Saloon is located at Cripple Creek Resort in the heart of the historic placer gold fields, 11 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “Cripple Creek ‘Malemute Saloon’”; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  Malemute Saloon, Cripple Creek Resort (watercolor); n.d. (2 color slides, 1 image).
  Ladd AFB or Ft. Wainright; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Igloo Creek, southwest of Healy; n.d. (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch).
42. Flat.
  Miscovich gold dredge.
43. Fort Yukon.
  “Food Storage Cache at Ft. Yukon, Alaska”; n.d. (1 color photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
44. Haines.
  Pioneer Bar.
45. Homer.
  Salty Dawg Saloon; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
  Watercolors of the Salty Dog Saloon; n.d. (4 color slides).
  Toby Tyler Studio; June 1968 (3 color slides).
46. Hoonah.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
47.Hope.
  Iver Nearhouse general store.
48. Huslia.
  Post Office; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
49. Idenaski (Nondalton).
Russian Orthodox Church; Oct. 1973 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
50. Iguigig.
  St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (b&w contact print from strip of six 35mm negatives).
51. Juneau.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w neg., 4 X 5 inch; 1 color photo post card by Reggie Hibshman, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  Presbyterian Chapel; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
52. Kaguyak.
  St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church.
53. Kanatak.
  Russian Orthodox Church; Mar. 1977 (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X5 inch, 2 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch; 2 color slides).
54. Karluk.
  Ascension of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church; 1971 (2 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7 inch).
55. Kashega Village, Unalaska Island.
  Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church.
56. Kasigluk.
  Church of the Holy Trinity, Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
57. Katmai Village.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (Pen and ink drawing, 8 X 11 inch; pencil drawing, 8.5 X 11 inch).
58. Kenai.
Black & White Photo Post Cards.
  “Monument of Egumen Nicolais, Founder of Russian Greek Orthodox Church, 1846, Kenai, Alaska ’63”; 1963 (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “‘The Priest’s House’ - Russian Orthodox Church, Kenai Alaska, Photo by Delores D. Roguska, Anchorage, Alaska ’63”; 1963 (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
“Russian Orthodox Church - ‘Holy Assumption’ founded 1846 by Russian Monk - Egumen Micolias, present church built 1896, Kenai, Alaska, K-1846-61, Kenai Comm. Library.”; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “Russian Chapel, Kenai, Alaska”; Mel Anderson, photographer; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “Early Russian Church in Kenai, Alaska.”; Mike Roberts, photographer; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “Kenai, Alaska” (Russian Church); n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1968, 1971 (4 b&w prints, 3-8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Monument of Egumen Nicholais (Old Russian Church); n.d., 1969, 1971 (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 3 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7, 5.5 X 8.5, and  7.5 X 11 inch).
59. Ketchikan.
  St. Peters Episcopal Church; n.d. (2 color prints, 5 X 7 inch).
60. Killisnoo.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
61. King Cove.
  Russian Orthodox Church, Mt. Dutton behind; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color print, 8 X 12 inch).
62. Kniklick.
  Russian Orthodox Church at Kniklick; P.S. Hunt, photographer; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
63. Kodiak.
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “One of the last remaining structures of Russian origin, these beautiful and picturesque structures dominate every village and town on Kodiak Island.”; Alf Madsen, photographer; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “Russian Greek Orthodox Church, Kodiak, Alaska”; Alf Madsen, photographer; n.d. (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w negative, 120 size).
  Russian Orthodox Church (original); n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
64. Kokhanok.
  Russian Orthodox Church; Sep. 1973 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
65. Kolignak.
  St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church.
66. Kongiganak.
  St. Gabriel Russian Orthodox Church (old); n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
  St. Gabriel Russian Orthodox Church (new); n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
67. Kokhanok.
  Russian Orthodox Church; Sep. 1973 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
68. Kvichak.
  Russian Orthodox Church; July 1973 (3 b&w prints, 2-8 X 10 inch, 1-3 X 4 inch).
69. Kwethluk.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  St. Nicholas Church (original).
70. Lawing.
  Alaska Nellie’s.
  Hotel.
71. Levelock.
  Protection of the Holy Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church.
72. Livengood.
  Buildings; 1971 (10 pencil drawings, 7 X 9 inch).
73. Lower Kalskag.
  St. Seraphim Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).

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74. Makushin Village, Unalaska Island.
  Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox Church.
75. Marshall or Fortuna Ledge.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
76. Matanuska Valley; ca. 1973.
  Barns; n.d (28 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Farm houses; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Boat: Henry J.; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Wasilla Railroad Depot; n.d. (5 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
  Baxter Hall; n.d. (6 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
77. Metlakatla.
  Christian Church.
78. Minto.
  Village.
79. Morzhovoi.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color print, 3.25 X 4.25 inch).
80. Mountain Village.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
81. Naknek.
  St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
82. Napaskiak.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color slide).
83. Nenana.
  Railroad Depot.
84. Newhalen.
  Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
85. Nikolai.
  Presentation of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
86. Nikolski.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
87. Ninilchik.
  Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church; 1968, 1971 (6 b&w negatives, 120 size; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Village buildings; 1968 (2 b&w negatives, 120 size).
  “Ninilchik, Alaska, on the Kenai Peninsula at mile 138, Sterling Highway. On top of the hill is an early Russian church.”; Reggie Hibshman, photographer; n.d. (color photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
88. Nome.
  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
89. Nondalton.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
90. North Port.
  House.
91. Nuchek.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
92. Nulato.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
93. Nunapitchuk.
  Presentation of the Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1971 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
94. Nushagak.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
  St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 9 X 14 inch).
95. Old Harbor.
  Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 color photo notecard, 5 X 6.5 inch).
96. Old Knik.
  Greek Catholic Church.
97. Ouzinkie.
  Nativity of our Lord Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
98. Palmer.
  Needle Rock, Fishhook Road; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Pioneer Peak; May 1984 (2 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
99. Pedro Bay.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
100. Perryville.
St. John the Theologian Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
101. Pilot Point.
  Dr. Dudey and airplane; photo by Fern Wallace; n.d. (2 b&w prints,1-8 X 10 inch, 1-3.5 X 5 inch, same image).
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
102. Pilot Station.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 1-8 X 10 inch, 1-3.5 X 5 inch).
103. Pitka’s Point.
  S.S. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church; Oct. 1973 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
104. Portage.
  Glacier and Lake; n.d. (5 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch)
  Abandoned houses.
105. Portage Creek.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
106. Port Graham.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
107. Port Lions.
  Nativity of the Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church.
108. Port Moller.
109. Russian Mission, Kuskokwim River.
  St. Sergius Church at Little Russian Mission, Chauthbaluk; n.d., 1971, Sep. 1973 (4 b&w prints, 3-8 X 10 inch,1-5 X 7 inch; 1 color print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
110. Russian Mission, Yukon River.
  Elevation of the Cross Church, Ikogmiut; n.d. (7 b&w prints, 6-8 X 10 inch, 1-5 X 7 inch; 1 color print, 3.5 X 4.25 inch-  Polaroid of watercolor; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
111. San Angelo, Texas.
Photo Post Cards (all standard size, 3.5 X 5.5 inch)
  “Santa Fe Depot, San Angelo, Texas.”; n.d. (color-tinted).
  Tom Green County Historical Survey, San Angelo Texas (20 brown tone cards).
  “Santa Fe Railroad Station at Chadbourne and 4th Street, Built in 1889, San Angelo, Texas.”
  “San Angelo, Texas in 1880. Looking east on Concho Ave. Two-story stone building on right is the Veck Sterrett Bank.”
  “San Angelo, Texas in 1900, looking east on Concho Ave.”
  “Chadbourne Street, looking north from Concho. At right is Schubert Salon at the corner of Twohig and Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas.”
  “Early Adobe House, on Twohig street, which served several families while building more substantial homes, San Angelo, Texas.
  “1878 Ben Ficklin Jail - James D. Spears, Sheriff, left; John Lackey, county clerk, right. Middle man is unknown.”
  “Barracks - Overlooking parade ground, Ft. Concho, San Angelo, Texas 1884.”
  “Top - Oxen-drawn over land freighter. Bottom - Mule-drawn wool train, 1868.”
  “Ernest Nimitz Hotel, located on West Twohig Street, San Angelo, Texas. Lord Anson is on wagon.”
  “Concho Avenue, San Angelo, Texas - 1882. Enterprise newspaper office at left. Note ox-drawn wagon with emigrant families.”
  “Mexican Homes - Under South Oaks bridge, early San Angelo, Texas.”
  “Wool Train ready to leave San Angelo, Texas in 1911. Central National Bank building is in the background.”
  “First Bale of Cotton grown in Tom Green County. Dark spot at corner was a runaway horse passing as photographer took photograph.”
  “Tankersley Hotel - Concho and Oaks Street, San Angelo, Texas.”
  “Old Settlers Parade in 1907. Looking north on Chadbourne from Concho Ave., San Angelo, Texas.”
  “Adobe Huts on West Twohig Ave., 1886, San Angelo, Texas.”
  “1868 Emigrants, San Angelo, Texas. Many early arrivals helped build San Angelo.”
  “Concho Street, looking east from South Irving, San Angelo, Texas about 1880.”
  “Tom Green County Courthouse built in 1884 and 1885 at a cost of $18,000.00. The stone was quarried above Ben Ficklin and lumber was hauled from Abilene by freight wagon. The cupola was blown off in a cyclone, May 24th, 1887 and was later replaced by a four-faced clock.”
  “Old Elijah Cox - the fiddler, ex-soldier of Ft. Concho, San Angelo, Texas. Cox and son, Ben, played for all the dances. He arrived at Ft. Concho in 1872.”
Color Photo Post Cards.
  “Ruins of Frontier Ft. Chadbourne between Abilene & San Angelo, Texas.”
  “Old Fort Concho.”
  Personal photos of Sante Fe Depot, St. Joseph Church, and other houses, buildings, and sights; Mar. 1985 (36 color prints, 4 X 5 inch; 3-8mm disk negatives of 45 photos).
112. San Francisco, California.
  St. Ives-Solvang Church, unidentified Russian Orthodox church, streets scenes, and houses; 1984 (18 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
113. Sanak Island.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
114. Sand Lake Gravel Pits and Vicinity, Anchorage; n.d., 1986, 1987 ( 68 color prints, 25-4 X 5 inch, 44-3.5 X 4.5 inch).

Box 5

115. Sand Point.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., Mar. 1973 (5 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 4 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch, 2 different).
116. Savonoski.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., Mar. 1970 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
117. Seldovia.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel; n.d. (3 b&w prints-Polaroids; 3.5 X 4.25 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  U.S. Post Office, pre-earthquake; 1969 (pen and ink drawing, 9 X 12 inch).
118. Seward.
  Aerial view; Ward Wells, photographer; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Jesse Lee Home.
  Resurrection Bay; n.d. (1b&w negative, 35mm).
  St. Peters Episcopal Church; n.d. (2 b&w negatives, 35mm).
  Unidentified church; n.d. (1 b&w negative, 35mm).
119. Sitka: Post Cards and Photos.
  Color Photo Post Cards (standard size, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “St. Michaels Cathedral”; Photo Shop Studio, Sitka; n.d.
  “Main St., Sitka, Alaska”; Mike Roberts Studios, Berkeley, California; n.d.
  “St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka, Alaska”; n.d. (color-tinted).
  Old Indian Chapel, Greek Chatholic Church, 1874; n.d. (1 print, 5 X 7 inch, of drawing).
  Russian Cemetery, East Section; n.d. (2 color prints, 5 X 5 inch).
  St. Michael’s Cathedral (pre-earthquake); n.d. (2 b&w photos, 1-3 X 4 inch, 1-2.5 X 3.5 inch; 3 color prints, 5 X 5 inch).
  St. Michael’s Church (original); n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch, of drawing).
120. Sitka: Correspondence, Sketches, and Drawings.
  Copy of letter from Joe H. Ashby, President, Sitka Historical Sites Restoration Committee, Inc., to Fern A. Wallace; n.d.
St. Michael’s Cathedral (original and pre-earthquake churches); 1971 (pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
121. Sitka: Publications and Clippings.
  Alaska Day Festival, Sitka, Alaska, October 16, 17, 18, 1960 (illustrated program, 12 pp.); Alaska Day Festival, Inc.; 1960.
  Sitka; By Jack Calvin (illustrated history, 39 pp.); 1968.
  Alaska Day Festival, October 18, Sitka, Alaska (illustrated program, 16 pp.); Alaska Day Festival, Inc.; n.d.
122. Skagway.
  Golden North Hotel.
  Mulvikiel House (original); Fern Wallace photo; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 6 inch).
  Street scene showing Pack Train Inn and Golden North Hotel; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
 123. Sleitmute.
  S. S. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church; n.d.(2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 2 color prints, 3.5 X 4.25 inch, same image).
124. Spooner, Wisconsin.
  Byrnes Store.
125. St. George.
  Letter to Sam McClain from George Day concerning color photo; June 21, 1986.
  St. George Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 color print, 8 X 12 inch; 4 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7 inch).
126. St. Michael.
  Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1971 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Original church.
  Orthodox Community Russian Orthodox Church; 1971 (pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
127. St. Paul.
Color Photo Post Cards (standard size, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
  “Pribilof Islands - This old Russian Orthodox Church and cemetary in distance are living examples of St. Paul Village history.”; R. Giersdorf, photographer; n.d.
  “S.S. Peter & Paul Church of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Alaska, St. Paul Island, Alaska”; n.d.
  “Pribilof Islands - Interior of St. Paul’s Russian Orthodox Church, with a past dating from Catherine the Great of Russia.”; R. Giersdorf, photographer; n.d.
  “Pribilof Islands - The tundra is a lush cosmorama of brilliant flowers. St. Paul village in background.”; Bob & Ira Spring, photographers; n.d.
  “Pribilof Islands - Home of the largest fur seal herd in the world with village of St. Paul in background.”
  S.S. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church and outbuilding; n.d., 1971 (2 b&w prints, 1-8 X 10 inch, 1-3.5 X 3.5 inch; 3 color prints; 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 2 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  Old S.S. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church.
128. Stuyahok.
  St. Sergius Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
129. Talkeetna.
  Personal photos of Talkeetna area buildings and scenes, including the Fairview Inn, the Talkeetna Roadhouse, B & K Trading Co., Talkeetna Museum (old schoolhouse), and train station; ca. 1960s (5 b&w prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 9 b&w negatives, 35mm).
  Roadhouse; n.d. (1 color photo post card; 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
130. Tanana.
131. Tatitlek.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (old); n.d. (pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (new); n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
132. Tolida.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
133. Tuluksak.
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color slide).
134. Tyonek.
  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 color print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
135. Unalaska: Photos and Slides.
  Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (10 b&w prints, 9-8 X 10 inch, 1-3.5 X 5 inch; 3 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color slide).
  Parsonage; n.d., Sep. 1972 (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w negative, 4 X 5 inch; 1 color print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 1 color slide).
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (2 color slides).
136. Unalaska: Correspondence, Sketches, and Drawings.
  Letter from Sam McClain to Ray Hudson concerning slides of church; Oct. 1972.
  Letter from Ray Hudson to Sam McClain concerning slides of church; Oct. 24, 1972.
  Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church; n.d., 1971 (4 pen and ink drawings, 5.5 X 7 inch).
137. Unalaska: Publications and Clippings.
138. Unga.
  Old church; Mar. 1977 (1 color print, 3.5 X 5 inch; 1 color slide)
  Russian Orthodox Church; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; pen and ink drawing, 5.5 X 7 inch).
139. Valdez, Old.
  Churches; n.d. (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch).
  House; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
  Old Cable Office; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
  Village Morgue Saloon; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
  Vista Motel; n.d. (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
140. Wasilla.
  Old and new libraries.
  Depot.
141. Wood Island.
  Russian Orthodox Church.
142. Woody Island.
Russian Orthodox Church.

Box 6

Series 5. Art Related Subject Files; n.d., 1967, 1971, 1973-1976.
1. Alphabets; n.d.
2. Art class and miscellaneous materials; n.d., 1971.
  “Fur Rondy Art Show 1971 Rusty Huerlin Juror Sam McClain Best of Show”(photo); 1971 (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Watercolor Class Supply List; n.d.
3. Boats; n.d., 1967.
  Steamer Nenana; 1967 (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
  Fishing boat, Try Again, Homer; n.d.
4. Book Cover (correspondence, sketches, watercolors, and Sam McClain’s final design for  the cover of  Fern A. Wallace’s 1974 book, The Flame of the Candle: a pictorial history of Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska); n.d., 1973-1975.
5. Design #1; n.d.
6. Design #2; n.d.
7. Design #3; n.d.
8. Jewelry; n.d.
9. Russian Orthodox Churches (general, with photos, clippings, and sketches); n.d. (2 color prints, 1-3.5 X 5 inch, 1-3.5 X 4.5 inch: damaged).
10. Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska (contents of binder); n.d., 1976.
  Letter from Fern Wallace; Apr. 21, 1976.
  Lists of churches and diocese, including those with completed watercolors.
  Resource Guide, Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska; by Barbara Sweetland Smith (2 pp.).
  Annotated copy of Fern Wallace’s book, The Flame of the Candle.
11. Sundials; n.d.
12. Designs for templates to display notecards of pen and ink drawings; n.d.

Series 6. Black and White Art Prints (8 different); n.d., 1969, 1970.

Subseries 6a. 5 X 7 Inch Prints of Watercolors of Russian Orthodox Churches; 1970.
1. Russian Orthodox Church, Juneau, Alaska.
2. Russian Orthodox Church, Katmai Village, Alaska.
3. Holy Resurrection Church, Kodiak, Alaska.

Subseries 6b. Prints of Pen and Ink Drawings of Russian Orthodox Churches; n.d., 1969.
1. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, Kenai, Alaska (original church); 1969 (3 X 4.75 inch).
2. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, Kenai, Alaska (new church); 1969 (3.5 X 5.25 inch).
3. Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak, Alaska; n.d. (4.25 X 5.5 inch).
4. St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka Alaska; n.d. (3.5 X 5.25 inch).
5. S.S. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, St. Paul Island, Alaska (2 versions, one with artist’s name and year and one without); 1969 (3.5 X 5.25 inch).

Series 7. Art Notecards (18 different); 1971, 1972.

Subseries 7a. Collectors Item Series Group No. 1, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1971 (pen and ink drawings of Russian Orthodox churches reproduced on 4 X 5.25 inch white notecards); ca. 1971.
1. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel, Eklutna, Alaska.
2. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Chapel, Kenai, Alaska (old church).
3. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, Kenai, Alaska (new church).
4. Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Chapel, Ninilchik, Alaska.
5. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Capel, Seldovia, Alaska.
6. St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church, Sitka, Alaska. Destroyed by Fire Jan. 1966.

Subseries 7b. Collectors Item Series Group No. 2, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1972 (pen and ink drawings of Russian Orthodox churches reproduced on 4.25 X 5.5 inch white notecards); ca. 1972.
1. St. Nicholas Chapel, Atka, Alaska.
2. Holy Assumption Church, Attu Island, Alaska.
3. St. Nicholas Church, Nikolski, Alaska.
4. St. George Church, St. George Island, Alaska.
5. S.S. Peter & Paul Church, St. Paul Island, Alaska.
6. Holy Ascension Church, Unalaska, Alaska.

Subseries 7c. Alaska Landmarks Group No. 1, Sam McClain Art Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, Copyright 1972 (pen and ink drawings of historic buildings reproduced on 4 X 5.25 inch pastel color notecards); ca. 1972.
1. Club 25, Anchorage, Alaska (gray).
2. Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer, Alaska (brown).
3. Copper Center Roadhouse, Copper Center, Alaska (yellow).
4. Cripple Creek Cache, Cripple Creek, Alaska (green).
5. Golden North Hotel, Skagway, Alaska (blue).
6. Malamute Saloon, Cripple Creek, Alaska (pink).

Series 8. Christmas Greeting Cards; n.d., 1979 (2 different).
1. Christmas greeting card with black and white reproduction of a watercolor of Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik; 1979 (4.25 X 5.5 inch) (See Series 12, No. 20).
2. Christmas greeting card with reproduction of a pen and ink drawing of Holy Resurrection
Russian Orthodox Church in Kodiak; n.d. (4.25 X 5.5 inch).

Box 7

Series 9. Photographs; n.d., 1947-1992 (28 b&w prints, 44 color prints, 72 total; 5 color negatives, 35mm).

Subseries 9a. Photos from Album Pages (photos of Sam McClain, his family, wife Christine McClain, and friends); n.d., 1947, 1948, 1953 (19 b&w prints, 2-5 X 7 inch, 1-4 X 5 inch, 3-3.5 X 5 inch, 1-3.25 X 4.25 inch, 6-3.5 X 3.5 inch, 1-2.5 X 4.5 inch, 1-2.5 X 3.5 inch, 4-2.5 X 2.75 inch; 5 color prints, 1-3.5 X 5.5 inch, 4-3.5 X 5 inch).
Includes a photo newspaper clipping, wedding announcement, and birth announcement concerning Bonnie McGee.
Includes a photo taken on a ski hill of Jim Lyon, Gary King, Helmut Tschaffert, and Wymar Keer (b&w, 4 X 5 inch).

Subseries 9b. Sam McClain and Others; n.d., 1950, 1971, 1992 (9 b&w prints, 20 color prints).
1. Wedding Photos (Sam and Christine McClain); 1950 (3 b&w prints, 1-5 X 7, 2-3.5 X 5 inch).
2. Sam McClain with woman at photo exhibit; June 1992 (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.75 inch).
3. Sam McClain and woman on balcony; n.d. (5 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
4. Sam McClain with birthday cake; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
5. Sam McClain with teddy bear; n.d.  (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
6. Sam McClain at easel with watercolor; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
7. Sam McClain beside ice sculpture; n.d. (1 color print, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
8. Watercolor classes at elementary schools; n.d. (10 color prints, 4-3.5 X 5 inch, 6-3.5 X 4.25 inch).
9. Sam McClain and interior of home; n.d. (3 color prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch).
10. Sam McClain and Martha Herschberger in front of artist of the month exhibit at the Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum; Sep. 1971 (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch).
11. Sam McClain, mother Addie McClain, and wife Christine McClain in San Angelo, Texas; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).
12. Portrait of Addie McClain; n.d. (1 b&w print, 8 X 10 inch).

Subseries 9c. Watercolors by Sam McClain; n.d., 1978 (19 color prints, 8-3.5 X 4.25 inch, 9-4 X 5 inch, 2-5 X 7; 5 color negatives, 35mm).
1. Salty Dawg Saloon.
2. Eklutna Chapel.
3. “Summer Sun.”
4. Sand Lake Road.
5. Russian Orthodox Church.
6. Glacier landscape.
7. Pond landscape.
8. Mountain landscape.
9. “Summer Sun” (4 different prints).
10. St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka (2 different prints).
11. Eklutna Chapel.
12. Unknown Christian church.
13. Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church (old), Kenai.
14. Five watercolors mounted in art exhibit; 1978 (2 different prints, 5 negatives).

Series 10. Color Slides; n.d., 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977 (216 slides total).
1. Summer Trip, 1968; 1968 (17 slides).
  Valdez Harbor.
  Chatanika Cafe.
  Gold Dredge No. 8.
  Cripple Creek Resort.
2. “AAG slides of AMU [Art] Show, 1969”; 1969 (40 slides).
  1. Mary Annis, “Alaska Polar Bear” (sculpture).
  2. Kieth Appel, “Neo-Alaskana”(mixed media).
  3. Kieth Appel, “The Pill” (mixed media).
  4. Saradell Ard, “Earthform” (painting).
  5. Saradell Ard, “Earthform 6B” (painting).
  6. Pat Austin, “Denali” (watercolor).
  7. Pat Austin, “Fish Ice” (watercolor).
  8. Pat Austin, “Touchstone (painting).
  9. Jewell Berger, “Voyage” (painting).
  10. Alex Duff Combs, “Covered Pot” (ceramic).
  11. Alex Duff Combs, “Whale Hunt” (ceramic).
  12. Gerald Conaway, "Animal Form" (painting).
  13. Gerald Conaway, “Low Box for a Warm Winter” (sculpture).
  14. Gerald Conaway, “Polygon 2” (sculpture).
  15. Gerald Conaway, “Untitled” (painting).
  16. Bridget Cooper, “Sun in the Window” (woven wall hanging).
  17. Daltrice, “Fossil Bird (sculpture).
  18. Norma Frick, “The Politicians” (painting).
  19. Gerard Gailand, “Whale” (sculpture).
  20. Jo Gordon, “Winter Water Fall” (painting).
  21. Brian Grove, “Bottle” (sculpture).
  22. Sandra Jean Hardin, “Refracted Rainbow” (woven wall hanging).
  23. Buck Hayden, “Bird Watcher” (painting).
  24. Buck Hayden, “Fear Object” (painting).
  25. Buck Hayden, “Triptych” (painting).
  26. Gary Holthaus, “Inupik” (sculpture).
  27. Ward Hulbert, “Arnica” (painting).
  28. Joan Kickbush, “Striving” (painting).
  29. William Kimura, “Lineation (mixed media).
  30. Margaret Klatt, “Visual Sound” (sculpture).
  31. Marie M. Laws, “Seal” (sculpture).
  32. William Mell, “Grindel” (painting).
  33. John S. Penatak, “Owl” (sculpture).
  34. Jan Session, “Joy” (mixed media).
  35. Ed Seuss, “Dream City” (painting).
  36. Wasilly Sommer, “Broken Hills” (painting).
  37. E. R. Veatch, “Homage to Beanie” (painting).
  38. E. R. Veatch, “Untitled (painting).
  39. Liz Wrightson, “Wall Hanging.”
  40. Unidentified painting.
3. Art Class Lesson Materials; July 1972, Aug. 1973 (136 slides).
  July 1972 (58 slides).
  Aug. 1973 (78 slides).
    Week 1 & 2 (20 slides).
    Week 2 (20 slides).
    Week 3 (20 slides).
    Misc. Not Good, 3rd Week (18 slides).
4. Watercolors by Sam McClain; n.d., 1977 (6 slides).
  “Summer Sun”; n.d. (5 slides).
  House; n.d. (1 slide).
  Club 25, Anchorage; 1977 (3 slides).
5. Miscellaneous unidentified slides; n.d., June 1968, July 1972 (14 slides).

Series 11. Color Photo Post Cards; n.d. (16 cards, standard size, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
1. “Scenic Alaska. Bridal Veil Falls on the highway to Valdez”; Jim Balog, photographer; n.d.
2. “Petersberg. Alaska--Old Street is the name of the main street in Petersburg, on of Alaska’s busy fishing and seafood ports.”; Reggie Hibshman, photographer; n.d.
3. “Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona. Home of the Spiritual Life Institute Memorial to Marguerite and Lucien Brunswig”; Neil Koppes, photographer; n.d.
4. “Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona.”(interior view of altar); Niel Koppes, photographer; n.d.
5. “Chapel of the Holy Cross, 3 miles south of Sedona, Arizona in lower Oak Creek Canyon -- Courthouse rock in right background.”; Bob Bradshaw, photographer; 1965.
6. “Judge Roy Bean’s Court House, Langtry, Texas”; n.d.
7. “Judge Roy Bean Museum, Langtry Texas; John H. Payne, photographer; n.d.
8. “Judge Roy Bean Museum, Langtry, Texas” (painting); n.d.
9. “Judge Roy Bean’s Court House, Langtry, Texas; David M. Mills, photographer; n.d.
10. “Courthouse, Hays County, San Marcos, Tex.”; Don R. Bartels, photographer; n.d.
11. “Hill County Corthouse. Historic landmark built in 1889. Hill County created 1853. Located in Hillsboro, Texas at intersection of Highway 77, 81, 35E, 35W, 22, and 171. ‘Gateway to Lake Whitney.’”; n.d.
12. “San Jose Mission, San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1720, it is particularly famous for its stone carved South Window.”; Steve Dodson, photographer; n.d.
13. “Antiguo San Angel Inn Restaurant, Palmas y Altavista, Mexico City.”; n.d.
14. “Desert Botanical Garden Between Temo and Phoenix, Arizona”; Bob Van Luchene, photographer; n.d.
15. “Golden Poppies on the Desert”; Chuck Abbott, photographer; n.d.
16. “Prickly Pear Cactus”; Robert Plumstead, photographer; n.d.

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Series 12. Watercolors (5 X 7 to 11 X 15 inch); n.d., 1971 (37 total).
1. Club 25, Anchorage and yellow house on reverse (10 X 14 inch).
2. Club 25, Anchorage (7_ X 10.5 inch).
3. House, 7141 Dawn Dr., Anchorage (9 X 10.25 inch, .25 inch foam core).
4. House, 7141 Dawn Dr., Anchorage (11 X 15 inch).
  House, 7141 Dawn Dr., Anchorage (2 different, 9 X 7.5 inch).
5. House on Caravelle Str., Anchorage and gray house on reverse (11 X 15 inch).
6. House with bay windows, Anchorage and landscape on reverse (11 X 15 inch).
7. House in Anchorage with small mud room (10 X 14 inch).
8. Monument to Egumen Nicholas, Kenai (4 different, approx. 5 X 9 inches).
9. Mount McKinley (5.5 X 7.5 inch).
10. St. Sergius (Orthodox) Church, Little Russian Mission, Kuskokwim River (6 X 9 inch).
11. Elevation of the Holy Cross (Orthodox Church), Russian Mission, Yukon River (6 X 9 inch).
12. Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer (4 different, approx. 9 X 12 inch).
13. Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer (2 different, approx. 6 X 8 inch).
14. Sand Lake, Anchorage (4.5 X 7.75 inch).
15. Santa Fe Depot, San Angelo, Texas (7_ X 11 inch).
16. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel, Eklutna (9 X 11 inch).
17. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel, Eklutna (11 X 15 inch).
18. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Tyonek (9 X 12 inch).
19. Street scene, Anchorage ( 8 X 12 inch).
20. Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church, Ninilchik (blacka and white miniature on 7.5 X 11.5 inch board (See Series 8, No. 1).
21. Abstract forms (11 X 15 inch).
22. Cityscape on waterfront (9 X 12 inch).
23. Landscape (9 X 12 inch).
24. Landscapes (11 X 15 inch, 2 different).
25. Mountain lake landscape (5 X 7.5 inch); 1971.
26. Unidentified Russian Orthodox Churches (2 different, 9 X 12 and 11 X 15 inch).

Series 13. Miscellaneous Sketches, Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints.
1. “Hoonah - an Alaskan Village”; art print by Virginia Eggert (10.5 X 15 inch).
2. Self portraits in pen and ink (2 different, 7 X 10 and 4.5 X 6.5 inch).
3. Writer’s Block (sketches, watercolor, and clipping).
4. Color photocopies of landscape watercolors (3 different, 8.5 X 11 inch).

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Series 14. Watercolors (15 X 20 to 15 X 23 inch); n.d. (6 total).
1. Ghost town street (15 X 20 inch).
2. House with bay windows, Anchorage (15 X 22 inch).
3. Mm. Tremblay’s Store (15 X 20 inch).
4. St. Joseph Church, San Angelo, Texas (15.5 X 23 inch).
5. St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka (15 X 23 inch).
6. Landscape (15 X 22 inch).