The materials contained in the Archive and Library at the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center are maintained and added to with the following goals:

  • To provide informational resources regarding the Chilkat Valley and the Museum's collection, to the public.

  • To provide the environment, materials and equipment that allow resources to be easily navigated and accessible, thereby encouraging the public to utilize available resources.

  • To minimize damage to resources through standardized storage, handling procedures and usage guidelines.


General Information

Hours of Operation:

The Archive and Library are available by appointment. Drop-ins will be assisted dependent upon staff availability. Please call ahead to make an appointment so that we can assist you better. Requests over the phone, email, or those by those otherwise unable to visit the Archive Library may be subject to a research fee, dependent upon the staff time required for research.

Contact information:

For questions, appointments and requests please call (907) 766-2366 or email the director.

Finding Aids

The museum utilizes finding aids to assist in searching our various archives.

Eric Von Stauffenberg Collection

Fred Budge McRae Collection

Ray Menaker Collection

Steve Homer Collection

Retha Young Collection

Alaska Indian Arts Archive Collection

Other Research Aids


Archives and Non-Lending Library

Our archive and non-lending library contains many rare books and documents relating to many local subjects. We encourage you to visit our on-line Historical Vignettes for a sampling of the many topics that can be researched. See the list below for an idea of what is available.

Oral Histories

Several hundred oral histories have been transcribed and are available for research.


Dating from the 1880s to the present, our thousands of photographs capture people, places and events throughout the history of the area. Many are keyworded and indentified and available for searching via our cataloging program. Archival qualtity copies can also be printed in-house for a fee.

Schedule of Fees

All Prices Subject to Change Without Notice

Photo Duplication: In House
Scanning Fee (per image) $5.00
Digital Copy (scanning included) $10.00
8x10 Regular Photo Print $10.00
8x10 Archival Quality Print $15.00
11x17 Archival Quality Photo Print $25.00
17" wide Archival Quality Banner Printing $25.00 per foot
Copy Machine Duplication
Black & White Copies $0.25
CDR / CDRW (per disk) $10.00
Commercial, Scholarly & Non-Reproduction Use

If you wish to use photographic material in a publication, exhibit, video, CD, or website please contact the Sheldon Museum director for permission and fee schedule.

  • Quantity discounts available
  • Please ask about our non-profit and volunteer discounts

Did you or a family member live in Haines?

If so we would love to add your memories to the Museum's Archive Collection!

Email us your story and/or contact the director about adding your photographs (or digital copies) to the Museum's archives and your stories to our oral history collection.