- Additional Authors
- 5 linear feet (10 boxes).
- Papers consist of ethnological and linguistic materials on the Aleut and Kamchadal peoples.
- Access (note)
- Additional Formats (note)
- Source (note)
- Boas, Franz (estate); and Lydia Domherr.
- Biography (note)
- Waldemar Jochelson (1855-1937), the Russian ethnographer known for his studies of the Aleut, Koryak, Yukaghir, and Yakut peoples, was born and educated in Vilna.
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- Cataloging updated
- Call Number
- MssCol 1565
Jochelson, Waldemar, 1855-1937.
Waldemar Jochelson papers, 1909-1937.
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
- Additional Formats
Aleut materials available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Waldemar Jochelson (1855-1937), the Russian ethnographer known for his studies of the Aleut, Koryak, Yukaghir, and Yakut peoples, was born and educated in Vilna. As a student he joined the revolutionary populist and terrorist organization, the People's Will (Narodnaya Volya), was arrested in 1884 and sentenced to three years imprisonment and ten years exile in Siberia. While there Jochelson and fellow revolutionaries Waldemar Bogoras and Lev Sternberg devoted their attention to the native population, producing some of the first studies of the indigenous tribes. Their work so impressed the authorities that they were allowed to participate in the Sibiriakov Expedition (1894-1895) to the Yakut provinces of northeastern Siberia sponsored by the Imperial Russian Geographic Society. Jochelson remained in Siberia after his term of exile expired to continue his work. He participated in the Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1900-1902) and the Riaboushinsky Expedition (1909-1911) to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands. Beginning in 1912 he held various positions in the Russian Academy of Sciences and taught at the University of Leningrad after the Revolution. Jochelson emigrated to the United States in 1922 where he was associated with the American Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Institute. Much of his later life was spent refining his work on the Aleut language and preparing a study of the Kamchadal people.
- Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Kamchadal folk tales published in: Worth, Dean Stoddard. Kamchadal Texts Collected By Waldemar Jochelson. (Mouton & Co., 1961).
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- Local Subject
People's Will (Political party : Russia).
- Added Author
Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982.
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