The Ernest S. Burch, Jr. Collection at the University of Alaska Fairbanks: A Preliminary Survey

Igor Krupnik, Kenneth L. Pratt and Richard O. Stern


Ernest S. “Tiger” Burch, Jr., was a prolific author during his 50-year career. The Archives and Polar Regions Collections, University of Alaska Fairbanks now houses his research papers, files, correspondence, and field notes. The Ernest S. Burch, Jr. Collection consists of over 250 archive boxes of materials; however, a finding aid is available. This paper presents an overview of the Burch Collection, the results of three days of research into eight of Burch’s research projects, and thoughts on Tiger’s contributions to circumpolar research.

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