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ANCHORAGE PIONEERS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. Oral history transcripts; 1992-1995. .35 cu. ft.

The Anchorage Pioneers Oral History Project resulted in a series of transcripts from oral history interviews recorded on audio tape. Professor Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles conducted the interviews, and Gail Hoshiko-Reed transcribed them. Those interviewed were selected to represent a social, economic, ethnic, and experiential cross-section of early Anchorage citizens. These community pioneers either lived in the city before 1940, or came during or directly after World War II. The project was conducted through the History Department of the University of Alaska Anchorage, and was funded with a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum.

The collection consists of an analytic summary narrative report and transcripts of twenty-four oral history interviews of thirty-one early Anchorage citizens and community leaders. The people represented in each interview include: Robert Atwood; John Bagoy; Albert Bailey; Glen Barnett; William Brewster; Vanny Davenport; Jean Donatello; Wanda Griffin; Lorene Harrison; Ermalee Hickel; John Johnson; Fred Klouda; Steve McCutcheon; Esther McElligot and Esther Wolfe; Frank and Adelheide Pauls; Elmer Rasmuson; Frank Reed; Charles and Inger Ricci, and Charles McMahon; William and Lillie Stolt, Richard Strutz; Charles and Molly Tryck; Lucy Whitehead, and John and Dorothy Zappa. The transcripts are arranged alphabetically by name.

The collection was presented to the archives by Stephen Haycox of the UAA History Department in 1997 as a condition of the Alaska Humanities Forum grant.

HMC-0466
JS (1/1998)

Folder list:

Series 1. Summary Narrative; 1995.
1. Summary Narrative, Anchorage Pioneers Oral History Project: An Oral History Inquiry by Prof. Stephen Haycox with assistance by Maureen Cowles, 1992-1995; Funded by the Alaska Humanities Forum and the History Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage (55 pp); Sponsored by the Cook Inlet Historical Society; 1995.

Series 2. Oral History Interview Transcripts; n.d., 1992-1993.
1.
Robert Bruce Atwood (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 38 pp.); Jan. 21, 1992.
2. John Bagoy (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 47 pp.); Dec. 14, 1993.
3. Albert Bailey (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 42 pp.); Jan. 23, 1992.
4. Cecil Glen Barnett (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox, 38 pp.); Jan. 21, 1992.
5. William Brewster (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 40 pp.); Sep. 24, 1992.
6. Vanny Jones Davenport (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 47 pp.); Sep. 12, 1992.
7. Jean Landstrom Donatello (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 56 pp.); n.d.
8. Wanda Gelles Griffin (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 65 pp.); Feb. 20, 1992.
9. Lorene Cutherton Harrison (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 43 pp.); Nov. 11, 1993.
10. Ermalee Strutz Hickel (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 49 pp.); Mar. 4, 1993.
11. John Johnson (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 50 pp.); n.d.
12. Fred Klouda (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 53 pp.); Feb. 22, 1993.
13. Restricted.
14. Steve McCutcheon (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 42 pp.); Jan. 30, 1992.
15. Esther Olund McElligot and Esther Heverling Wolfe (interviewed in Anchorage by Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 51 pp.); Oct. 15, 1992.
16. Frank and Adelheide Pauls (interviewed in Anchorage by Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 36 pp.); Feb. 15, 1993.
17. Elmer Rasmuson (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 42 pp.); Oct. 14, 1993.
18. Frank Reed (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 36 pp.); Sep. 17, 1993.
19. Inger Jensen Ricci, Charles Ricci, and Charles McMahan (interviewed in Anchorage by Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 49 pp.); Nov. 12, 1992.
20. William and Lilly Rivers Stolt (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 83 pp.); Oct. 9, 1992.
21. Richard Strutz (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 54 pp.); Jan. 29, 1992.
22. Charles and Mollie Chamberlain Tryck (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 42 pp.); Jan. 22, 1992.
23. Lucy McDannel Whitehead (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 38 pp.); Mar. 18, 1992.
24. John and Dorothy Alston Zappa (interviewed in Anchorage by Stephen Haycox and Maureen Cowles, transcription by Gail Hoshiko-Reed, 50 pp.); Jan. 15, 1992.