The Alaskan Mission Collection contains 730 manuscripts (49,816 pages) written by Jesuit missionaries in Alaska from 1886 to 1955. Documents are separated into mission stations (rolls 1-25) and biographical material on the missionaries (rolls 26-42).
The material on the 24 mission stations generally includes the House Diary (daily or weekly notations entered in a journal, usually by the mission superior), the "Histora Domus" (a brief account of the state of the parish or mission written by the local superior and sent to the Father General of the Society of Jesus in Rome), correspondence, financial records, census and religious records of Alaska Natives, miscellaneous history manuscripts written at the mission, and any newsletters or newspaper clippings regarding the station.
The biographical material generally includes personal diaries, correspondence, published and unpublished history manuscripts, and any publications about the person.
Number or rolls: 42