To facilitate his historical research, Relander purchased a microfilm reader and personally transcribed thousands of pages of source documents. This collection
includes typescripts of notes from historical government
documents, books and articles, newspaper clippings, memoirs, letters,
journals, diaries, interviews, and field notes.
The source documents Relander selected to transcribe
covers a wide range of topics and contains a great deal of
material for the scholar of Pacific Northwest history.