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WILLIAM W. "BILL" RICHARDS (1941-1995). Papers; 1976-2004. 10 cu. ft.

William W. Richards was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1941, and grew up in San Francisco, California. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate from the University of California San Francisco Medical School. Dr. Richards came to Alaska in 1970 with his wife, Maribeth, to serve as the Chief of Mental Health in the Indian Health Service. He later held the positions of Senior Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry, and Director of the Area Division of Behavioral Health, with the rank of captain in the U. S. Public Health Service. Richards also served in the following positions: Corresponding Member of the Committee of American Indian and Alaska Native Psychiatrists; President of the Alaska Psychiatric Association (1990-1993); member of the Board of Directors of the Native American Research and Training Center at the University of New Mexico (1984-1995); Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1990-1992); and Chairman of the Therapeutic Care Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He was a co-principal investigator for the sociological project, Social Transitions in the North, funded by the National Science Foundation, which examined a sample of Alaskan and Russian Far Eastern communities. During the final year of this project, Dr. Richards was lost at sea in an accident near Provideniya, Russia, on September 7, 1995.

The collection consists of the professional papers of Dr. William W. Richards relating to the Social Transitions in the North project. The collection inventory was created by the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage (ICHS). The collection contains the following general materials in each numbered box: 1) correspondence, notes, reference materials, and documents regarding the disposition of the collection; 2) language project; 3) pre-trip work plan, Russian language materials and alcohol related files; 4) traditional healing and other health related files; 5) various mental health, substance abuse, and other related files; 6) Russian language books and games; 7) Russian references and other reference materials; 8) slides and various mental health, alcohol abuse and anthropology related files; 9) videocassettes, audiocassettes and assorted memorabilia; and 10) 35mm color slides. The archives also holds a collection of the administrative records of the Social Transitions in the North project.

The Alaska Native Science Commission transferred the collection, along with the files of the Social Transitions in the North project, to the ICHS in 2002. The collection was deeded to the University of Alaska Anchorage by Maribeth Richards in 2002. The ICHS arranged the collection, created an inventory, and then transferred the collection to the archives, in 2004.

HMC-0693
JAS (12/2004)

Box and Folder list:

Box 1

The materials in this box are inventoried at the folder level only. The folder headings were taken from existing folder or 3-ring binder labels or were devised from the content of the documents themselves. Where feasible, documents have been organized chronologically (i.e., by date) or, where more appropriate, alphabetically (i.e., by title). Where folder contents were pulled from a 3-ring binder, the order in which they were arranged in the binder has been preserved.

1. Data Sheet – Dr. William W. (Bill) Richards Collection
2. Documents and Inventories pertaining to the William W. (Bill) Richards Collection
- Memo from Bill Richards to Jim Berner, 22 Aug 1993, re: Monthly Report for August 1993 [lists some special projects]
- Hand-Written “Bill Richards’ File Inventory”
- Typed “Bill Richards’ File Inventory” Bill Richard’s [sic] Collection—Summary of phone conversations with Diane Leach and Pat Frank re: Bill Richards’ projects separate from the Social Transitions in the North (STN) project
- Reference Papers, Publications, & Other Materials – Folder Labels from B. Richards’ Notations
- ANMC Library – Traditional Healing Collection Review re: Bill Richards / STN Documents
3. Correspondence FROM William W. (Bill) Richards
4. Correspondence TO William W. (Bill) Richards
5. Correspondence, Miscellaneous
6. Proposals
7. Papers and Reports (Richards)
8. Training Materials & Procedures
9. Russia Contacts / Calling Cards (NOTE: Includes non-Russian contacts as well)
10. Bibliographies, Literature Searches, and Reference Lists
11. Reference Materials
12. Reference Materials (2)
13. Hand-Written Notes, Various
14. Alaska Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 1, Jan/Mar 1991
15. Telemedicine Project
16. Suicide Prevention Project
17. Suicide Prevention Project (2)
18. Comparative Joint FAS Project: Russia / Alaska
19. Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Book Project
20. Cultural Competency Counseling Back-up Information (3-ring binder)
21. Major Trends in Alaska Native Mortality and Morbidity, with Special Emphasis on Behavioral Health Conditions (3-ring binder)
22. Russia Equipment Instructions (3-ring binder)
23. Saylor, Brian, et al. n.d. A review of the scientific work of Bill Richards.

Box 2

Where the materials in this box have been foldered, the folder headings were taken from existing folder or 3-ring binder labels or were devised from the content of the documents themselves. Where folder contents were pulled from a 3-ring binder, the order in which they were arranged in the binder has been preserved.

1. Asher, James J. 1988. Brainswitching: A skill for the 21st century.
2. Asher, James J. 1986. Learning another language through actions: The complete teacher’s guidebook.
3. Garcia, Ramiro. 1988. Instructor’s notebook: How to apply TPR for best results, 2nd edition.
4. Schessler, Eric J. 1984. English grammar through actions.
5. Marshall, Terry. 1989. Whole world guide to language learning.
6. Jerald, Michael, and Raymond C. Clark. 1989. Experiential language teaching techniques.
7. Clark, Raymond C. 1987. Language teaching techniques.
8. Krashen, Stephen D., and Tracy D. Terrell. 1983. Natural approach: Language acquisition in the classroom.
9. Brewster, E. Thomas, and Elizabeth S. Brewster. 1976. Language acquisition made practical: A comprehensive “how-to” book for learning any language.
10. Brewster, E. Thomas, and Elizabeth S. Brewster. 1983. Language exploration & acquisition resource notebook.
11. Brewster, E. Thomas, and Elizabeth S. Brewster. 1985. Pronunciation activities for language learners.
12. Ray, Blaine. 1992. Look, I can talk!: Teacher’s guidebook, 2nd edition.
13. Moran, Patrick R. 1990. Lexicarry: An illustrated vocabulary builder for second languages, 2nd, rev. edition.
14. Lowe, Ronald. 1984. Uummarmiut uqalungiha mumikhitchirutingit (Basic Uummarmiut Eskimo Dictionary).
15. Bilingual/Bicultural Education Programs. Alaska Department of Education. 1984. Central Yup’ik and the schools: A handbook for teachers.
16. Gray, Minnie, et al. 1976. Timimun Mamirrutit.
17. MacLean, Edna Ahgeak. 1980. Abridged Inupiaq and English dictionary.
18. Yup’ik Language Center. University of Alaska Fairbanks. 1990. Yup’ik medical and legal dictionary. (NOTE: For SCF Mental Health THP use ONLY)
19. Dorais, Louis-Jacques. 1990. 1000 Inuit words. Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit & Groupe d’etudes inuit et circumpolaires (GETIC), Universite Laval, Quebec.
20. Inupiat History, Language & Culture Commission. North Slope Borough. 1991. North Slope Inupiaq medical terminology.
21. Jennings, Bertha, et al. 1992. Eskimo words and concepts describing family functioning: Report on an Alaska Native mental health project: II. The concept of resourcefulness.
22. Bernard, Russ. 19-29 Jan 1995. Oaxaca project update (emails)
23. Translation of English words to Yupik.
24. Inupaiq alphabet.
25. Various hand-written notes.
26. Various clippings.
27. Eskimo-English MH/Medical Dictionaries (3-ring binder).
28. English-Inupiaq Mental Health-Related Terms—Draft (3-ring binder).
29. Miscellaneous materials from “W” “to be returned to you” [Dr. Richards], 19 Dec 1992.
30. North Slope Borough [folder].

Box 3

Where the materials in this box have been foldered, the folder headings were taken from existing folder or 3-ring binder labels or were devised from the content of the documents themselves. Where folder contents were pulled from a 3-ring binder, the order in which they were arranged in the binder has been preserved.

1. Pre-Trip 1991 Work Plan.
2. Russian Book on Pysiotherapy.
3. Plans (EPI) Comparing Child Health: US vs USSR
4. CTPAHHOE OBZRBMEHNE
5. News clips and articles pertaining to Russia.
6. Russian language materials.
7. Russian language materials (2).
8. Russian language materials (3).
9. Russian language materials (4).
10. Hand-written notes pertaining to Alcohol Counseling, etc.
11. Hand-written notes pertaining to Russia Projects.
12. Bibliography and Correspondence pertaining to 1979 Barrow, Alaska, Alcohol Study.
13. Miscellaneous FAS files.
14. Alcohol files.

Box 4

Where the materials in this box have been foldered, the folder headings were taken from existing folder or 3-ring binder labels or were devised from the content of the documents themselves. Where folder contents were pulled from a 3-ring binder, the order in which they were arranged in the binder has been preserved.

1. Alaska Native Traditional Healers – Tape Project
2. Traditional Healing Project – Kotzebue
3. Traditional Healing Project – Kotzebue (2)
4. Traditional Healing Project – Kotzebue (3)
5. Traditional Healing Project – Kotzebue (4)
6. Traditional Healing Project – Russia
7. 3-Ring Binder – No Label – Miscellaneous Reference Materials
8. 3-Ring Binder – No Label – Report on small rural mental health systems
9. B 335
10. Village Drug Reference (VDR) (NOTE: Post-it with note to file under “Cult. Competent [illegible])
11. Village-Based Counselor
12. Culturally Competent Counseling 2
13. Jennings, Bertha
14. Alaska Area Native Health Service
15. Epidemiology
16. Alcohol – Alaska
17. Russia / Alaska Health Care
18. Local Native Health Concerns
19. Alaska Health Care Bibliography
20. Trauma
21. Public Health – Alaska
22. Family Wellness Project
23. Health Care Assessment
24. Traditional Medicine
25. Russia – Visa Application Procedures
26. Health Care
27. Bibliography – Russia Anthro / MH
28. Reproduction
29. Russian Contacts
30. Russia – Children – Mental Health
31. Russian Far East Information
32. Russia – Mental Health

Box 5

Where the materials in this box have been foldered, the folder headings were taken from existing folder or 3-ring binder labels or were devised from the content of the documents themselves. Where folder contents were pulled from a 3-ring binder, the order in which they were arranged in the binder has been preserved.

1. Alcoholism
2. Etok: AFN Paper on Russian – American Occupation
3. George: Chukotka Video Proposal
4. MacLean, Edna: Revitalization & Community House
5. Magadan Mental Patients Wanting Pen Pals
6. Marshall: Native Suicides
7. Suicide – Magadan News Article, 1991
8. Packet Radio Information
9. Pribilofs – Russia Proposal [Swibold & Corbett]
10. Plans: EPI Project – Magadan – Alaska (Draft Proposal for Alaska-Magadan Joint Epidemiology Project)
11. Plans: Magadan – Alaska 1992-1997 Work Plan
12. Plans
13. Project: Hypnosis
14. Projects – Various – English & Russian Versions
15. Project: School Psychology – Russian & English Version
16. Project: Feldsher Training (Alaska Rural Human Services) – Rural Human Services Certificate Project
17. Project: Feldsher Training for Alcohol
18.
Project: School Psychology in Magadan
19. Project: EPI Trends
20. Spiral-Bound Notebooks: Bill Richards, Vols. 1-2
21. Project: Organization of Substance Abuse Services – Magadan / Chukotka
22. Project: Epidemiological Trends – Magadan vs Alaska
23. Project 6: The Description of Psycho Pharmac...[illegible]
24. Reference: Chukchi Reader in Russian
25. Reference: [illegible] Alcohol [illegible] Methods (Book Ideas)
26. Reference Articles: Telepsychiatry
27. Summary Information: Alcohol Comparisons Russia – Alaska
28. Richotsky, J.: Magadan Health Stats
29. WHO References re: Urbanization and Health 1991
30. Inupiat / Litqusiat Project
31. Alaska Statewide – Information for Handouts, Presentations, Slides
32. Alaska Statewide – Training
33. Alaska Statewide – Fatal Injury Matrix
34. Alaska Statewide – Key References
35. U.S. – Key References – General
36. U.S. – Training Materials – ER Staff Training – Adolescents
37. Suicide
38. Alaska – Unmet Needs – Ideas for Grants, Emphasis Packages
39. Annual Meeting Newsletters
40. Health Education Notices / Flyers
41. Consultations on the US-Russia Science & Technology Relationship, 13 Aug 1992, Meeting with Scientists, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Box 6

The materials in this box consist of Russian-language books and games, books about learning the Russian language, and Russian travel guides and maps.

Box 7

The materials in this box are inventoried at the folder level only. The folder headings were taken from existing 3-ring binder labels.

1. Russia – Selected References ’90 (1)
2. Russia – Selected References ’90 (2)
3. Russia – Selected References ’90 (3)
4. Russia – Selected References ‘90 (4)
5. Russia – General Reference Articles (1)
6. Russia – General Reference Articles (2)
7. Russia – Sample Federal Grants (Nutrition & Diabetes)
8. Yuri Vlekhin Visit 3/93: FAS-Related Program Information
9. FAS Reference Articles
10. Russia – FAS Plans
11. Russia – FAS
12. Russia – FAS Articles / Protocols
13. Russia – Slides
14. Magadan – General Organization
15. Magadan – 1991 Write-Up of Trip (Report of the Mental Health Team Summarizing the 1991 Visit to Magadan / Chukotka)
16. Russia – Possible Projects
17. References - Miscellaneous
18. Wenger, Win. n.d. Creating Wealth for Yourself and Others in Countries Without Capital
19. Observing Eskimo Communication

Box 8

The materials in this box are inventoried at the folder level only. The folder headings were taken from existing 3-ring binder labels.

1. Russia – Slides
2. Stilman – Russian Grammar
3. Russia – English Medical / Psych. Dictionary
4. Magadan – Alaska MH Papers
5. Project to Decrease Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Problems of Children of Alcoholic Families in the Magadan Region, 1992-1997
6. Small Rural MH Systems (UCLA Talk)
7. Small Rural Mental Health Systems Concepts and Cases: Bibliography
8. References
9. Alaska MH Charts / Illustrations
10. Ideas for MH Slides
11. Alcohol Training Materials
12. Alcohol Withdrawal / Detox
13. Alcohol Illustrations
14. Lewin Draft (Kurt Lewin and Rural Alaska Mental Health Systems – Draft for Discussion Purposes, Bill Richards, M.D.)
15. Kotzebue – Contract – Subcontracts – People Involved
16. Kotzebue – Interview Information (Interview Development)
17. Kotzebue – Field Trip Activities – Recommendations / Write-Ups
18. Anthro Papers – Rural MH Task Panel – Cult. Anthro Text Bank General
19. Anthro Papers – Research re: Special Supports, Role of Environment
20. Anthro Papers – Old AAA Meetings
21. McNabb, S. – NSF

Box 9

The materials in this box consist of VHS-C videotapes (21), audio cassette tapes (4), and assorted memorabilia items.

VHS-C Videotapes:

1. Narcology Dept. No. 1 – 7
2. Psychiatric Dept. No. 1 – 12 (No. 2 is missing)
3. Korea Polyclinic (2 tapes)
4. Unlabeled Tape

NOTE: Per Dr. Kathy Graves, UAA, the videos appear to be documenting a trip to Russia, perhaps pre-Social Transition in the North (STN), maybe 1991. Bill Richards is visiting three centers in Russia and is talking to administrative staff and patients. The centers appear to be a Psychiatric Clinic, an inpatient substance abuse center, and an alternative healing center.

Audio Cassette Tapes:

1. Tape Side 1 – Inupiaq Terms – Voice by Bertha [illegible] Jennings
2. North Slope Inupiaq Medical Terminology, pg. 58-61
3. Inupiaq Terms
4. Values by Bertha Jennings

Memorabilia Items:

5. Tape Side 1 – Inupiaq Terms – Voice by Bertha [illegible] Jennings
6. North Slope Inupiaq Medical Terminology, pg. 58-61
7. Inupiaq Terms
8. Values by Bertha Jennings

Box 10

The materials in this box consist of 35 mm slides (4 boxes).