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Palmer W. Roberts papers

Identifier: Mss-140
Stefansson Mss-140

  • Staff Only


The collection contains reports and correspondence between Palmer W. Roberts, U.S. Navy officials, and others concerning the health problems and housing of the Iñupiat people of Point Barrow, Alaska (referred to as "Eskimos") and their suitability as oil field laborers. The US Navy was interested in improving the housing and health of the Point Barrow Iñupiat so that their labor could be exploited in the petroleum industry.


  • 1947 - 1948


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Palmer W. Roberts. Collection consists of correspondence concerning the health problems of the Iñupiat of Point Barrow, Alaska (referred to as "Eskimos") and their suitability as an exploitable source of labor in the petroleum industry.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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