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Return to:   "Rev. Sheldon Jackson - In 1884, 12 years after the United States purchased Alaska from Russia, a Presbyterian minister named Sheldon Jackson offered himself and was selected as Alaska's General Agent of Education."

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Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D.D., LL.D., Vice President Alaska Geographic Society, May 15, 1899
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Chilcoot [Chilkat] Mission, Alaska
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Brushing teeth, Mission School, Yakutat, Alaska
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Eskimo school, Nome, Alaska
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Group of Unalaska school children and three men, ca. 1900
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In 1885, the first public school in Juneau was held in the building that was later the Log Cabin Church
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Lester D. Henderson, Commissioner of Education, 1917-1929

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