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This guide contains information about the Russian colonial possessions in the America from 1733 to 1867. Russian settelemnts were in what are now California, Alaska, and two ports in Hawaii.


This guide was created to compliment the exhibition that was dedicated to the purchase of Alaska by the United States from the Russian Empire. The guide intends to share a selected number of rich primary and secondary source materials on Russian America that are held by the UC Berkeley Library.

The exhibition took place in the Moffitt Library from July of 2016 through February of 2017. And it was curated by Liladhar P.

Primary Sources of Russian California at UC Berkeley

Maps of Russian California

Photos of Russian America (Fort Ross)

Fort Ross, California 

Photos of Russian America (Alaska)

Source: UC Riverside-

Mt. Juneau Gold Mining District (19th century)

Alaska, gold mining

Alaska, Gold mining

Alaska today 

Books on Russian America (in English)

Archives on Russian America

Flag of Russian American Company

Subject Guide

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Liladhar R. Pendse
lpendse (at) library (dot) berkeley (dot) edu

Russian America and Fort Ross

For Fair Academic Use Only!

Fort Ross Documentary

For Fair Academic Use Only!

Other sources on Russian America.

Ninilchik Russian Language (A documentary- source: Wayne Leman)