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ALBERT BROWN. Letter; 1938. .1 cu. ft.

Albert Brown was an Alaska Native and member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) from Juneau, Alaska. He held the positions of Assistant Grand Secretary of the ANB and Recording Secretary of his local ANB Camp. In 1938, he was hired as an interpreter for the federal court in Juneau.

The collection consists of a letter by Albert Brown in Juneau, Alaska, to friend and classmate Ginger Lotte at the Sheldon Jackson School in Sitka, Alaska, in 1938. The collection consists of a three page letter and postmarked envelope. In the letter, dated November 9th, Brown writes about the following subjects: not having received a return letter from Lotte recently; his failure to attend college in September and his plan to attend next spring semester; his position as Assistant Grand Secretary of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and his unlikely attendance at the upcoming ANB convention in Sitka with delegate April Zriboff; his search for a job and his acceptance of an offer to be an interpreter for the federal court in Juneau; a job offer to drive a dump truck for a local breakwater project; and his re-election as the Recording Secretary of his local ANB Camp. He also mentions that he had been recommended for the court interpreter position by U. S. Commissioner Felix Gray and Claude Hirst.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.

HMC-0870
JAS (3/2006)