Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West is a collaborative project between the Library of Congress and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Russian State Library, the National Library of Russia, and more than twenty libraries, archives, and museums located in cities in Siberia and the Russian Far East. This collection, which is presented in both English and Russian, tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Users will be able to compare and contrast the experiences of those exploring the western frontier of America and those setting the Russian frontier.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
Related Collections and Exhibits
- Map Collections
- American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
- California As I Saw It
- In the Beginning was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures
- The Empire that was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated
Recommended additional sources of information.
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