Northwestern and Arctic Expeditions
William S. Laughlin Aleutian Expedition
Inventory No. 10-63
Accession No. 48-42
Collector: William S. Laughlin (1919– )
Paper Archives: 48-42.
In 1948, William S. Laughlin directed an expedition to the Aleutian and Pribolef Islands. The expedition team reported on the history, culture, language, physical condition, and origins of the Aleutians and discovered the site of a prehistoric village at Nikolski. Leica negatives contain scenes from sealing, village life, and physical anthropology. Other museum holdings include aerial photographs, fieldnotes, and site photographs attributed to William S. Laughlin, Alan G. May, and Stanley Garn, among other expedition team members.