iSchool Capstone

Connecting Communities and Heritage

Project tags:

archives & special collections

indigenous knowledge

Project poster

The Aleutian and Pribilof Island Association’s cultural heritage collection contains materials pertaining to the history, language, and traditions of the Unangax peoples of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands in Alaska. The collection was not inventoried or classified, making finding items in the collection challenging for patrons. I performed an exhaustive inventory of the collection; created a culturally appropriate classification system based on DDC; and organized the collection and designed signage to encourage easy browsing and location of materials. The collection is now more accessible, allowing patrons to access important information about Unangax cultural heritage and history.

Project participants:

Meneka Thiru


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