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Guide to the Roger Lang papers
circa 1966-1978

Collection number: HMC-0158.
Creator: Lang, Roger.
Title: Roger Lang papers.
Dates: circa 1966-1978.
Volume of collection: 6.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.  
Collection summary: Papers of Alaska Native leader relating to his activities in various organizations.

Biographical note:
Roger Lang was born in 1929 on the Annette Island Indian Reservation in Alaska. In 1947, he began work as a federal employee for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Public Health Service, and the Forest Service. In 1969, he resigned from Federal employment to become more active in Alaska Native affairs. Since 1968, Roger Lang has held a number of key positions within the native organizations of Southeast Alaska. These include: serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indians, 1968-1975; a member of the Board of Directors of the Sealaska Corporation, 1972-1978; Vice President of Alaska Brick Company (a Sealaska subsidiary), 1977-1978; Executive Vice President and President of the Alaska Native Foundation, 1972-1973; President of the Alaska Federation of Natives, 1974-1975; and legislative consultant for the Alaska Federation of Natives, RuralCAP and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation, 1976-1977. In addition to his activities with native organizations, Roger Lang also served on a number of state boards and agencies including: the Rural Development Agency, State of Alaska, 1969-1971; the Governor's Commission on the Importance of Youth, 1972-1974; the Center for Northern Educational Research, 1974-1975; and the Alaska Plan Policy Board, 1973.

Collection description:
The collection consists primarily of records relating to Roger Lang's involvement in various native organizations in Alaska. Included are: records relating to lobbying and to various organizations including the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Foundation, Sealaska Corporation, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians, as well as various state boards and commissions. Types of records include: personal correspondence; speeches by Roger Lang and by others; drafts of speeches and articles; correspondence; copies of financial, legal, and administrative records of the various native organizations.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 22 series which are listed primarily alphabetically by organization, but some by record type.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Collection materials not authored by Roger Lang may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Roger Lang papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Some rare publications from the collection were moved to the Rare Books room and can be located through the Consortium Library catalog.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Consortium Library by Roger Lang in 1979 and transferred to the Archives in 1980.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle prior to 1995. The collection guide was reformatted into the standardized form in 2012 by Arlene Schmuland. Rare publications were removed from the collection and moved to the Rare Books collection at that time. Publications with copies found elsewhere in the Consortium Library were withdrawn from the collection.

Container list:
Series 1: Personal records; undated, 1971-1978. 0.1
cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Corresondence

1971-1977

1/2

Resume

Undated

1/3

Correspondence

1973-1978

1/4

Incomplete and undated documents

undated

Series 2: Lobbyist records; undated, 1972-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/5

Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Sealaska papers

1972-1975

1/6

Papers

1976

1/7

Papers

1977

1/8

Incomplete and undated documents

undated

Series 3: Affirmative action records; undated, 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/9

EEO, OEO papers.

Undated, 1973

Series 4: Alaska Brick Co. records; undated, 1977-1979. 0.15 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/10

Correspondence and papers

1977 May-1978 January

1/11

Proposals, agreements

1977

1/12

Executive committee minutes

1978

1/13

Financial papers

1977-1979

1/14

Sealaska investment documents

1977

1/15

Undated documents

undated

Series 5: Alaska Federation of Natives records; 1967-1978. 0.8 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/16

Constitution and bylaws

1967-1974

1/17

Board meeting minutes

1971 January-November

1/18

Board meeting minutes

1971 December

1/19

Board meeting minutes

1972 April-December

1/20

Board meeting minutes

1973 March-December

1/21

Board meeting minutes

1974 January

1/22

Board meeting minutes

1974 June

1/23

Board meeting minutes

1975 April

1/24

Memos to Board of Directors

1970 December-1974 January

1/25

Correspondence

1969 June-1971 December

1/26

Correspondence

1972 June-1973 November

1/27

Correspondence

1974 January-April

1/28

Correspondence

1974 May-October

1/29

Correspondence

1975

1/30

Correspondence

1976-1977

1/31

Financial papers

1968-1975

1/32

2nd annual youth conference records

1976 April

1/33

Speeches

Circa 1972-1978

2/1

Reports, papers and testimony

1970-1971

2/2

Reports, papers and testimony

Undated, 1971-1976

2/3

Federal Indian policy and native claims documents

1970-1971

2/4

Incomplete and undated documents

Undated

Series 6: Alaska Native Foundation records; undated, 1972-1976. 0.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/5

Board meeting minutes

1973

2/6

Memos to board and staff members

1973

2/7

Correspondence

1972 December-1973 March

2/8

Correspondence

1973 April-August

2/9

Correspondence

1973 September-December

2/10

Financial papers

1973

2/11

ANCSA papers

1973, 1976

2/12

Management development report and Alaska Native development planning report

1972 August

2/13

Executive training seminar notebook

1973 August 30-September 1

2/14

Financial management system report for regional corporations

1973

2/15

Incomplete correspondence

undated

Series 7: Alaska Native Human Resource Development Program records; 1973-1976. 0.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/16

Council and task force meeting minutes

1973

2/17

Council meeting minutes

1974

2/18

Council meeting minutes

1975-1976

2/19

Memos to Council members

1975

2/20

Correspondence

1973

2/21

Reports

1973-1975

2/22

State Manpower Services Council Alaska plan

1973

2/23

State Manpower Services Council Alaska plan

1974 May

2/24-25

State Manpower Services Council records

1974 June

2/26

Documents

undated

Series 8: Center for Northern Educational Research records; 1973-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/1

Records

1973 February-July

3/2

Records

1973 October-1976

Series 9: Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/3

Planning Association Alaska records

1973

Series 10: Governor’s Commission on Young People papers; 1971-1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/4

Records

1971-1973

Series 11: Man in the Arctic Program (MAP) records; 1974. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/5

Alaska Transportation Development Study papers

1974

Series 12: Emil Notti campaign records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/6

News articles, speech, poster

1973

Series 13: Rural Affairs Commission records; 1972. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/7

Records

1972

Series 14: RuralCAP records; undated, 1971-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/8

Records

1971-1976

3/9

Records

undated

Series 15: Rural Development Agency records; 1970-1974. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/10

Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) records and correspondence

1970-1971 March 4

3/11

Records and correspondence

1971 March 4-1974

Series 16: Rural Development Council records; 1971-1975. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/12

University of Alaska records and correspondence

1971-1975

Series 17: Rural Educational Affairs Agency; 1973-1976. 0.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/13

Records and correspondence

1973

3/14

Records and correspondence

1975

3/15

Records and correspondence

1976 January-February

3/16

Records and correspondence

1976 March

3/17

Records and correspondence

1976

3/18

Records and correspondence

1975

3/19

Records

undated

Series 18: Sealaska records; undated, 1971-1978. 1.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/20

Administrative records

1971-1974

3/21

1st report to shareholders

1972

3/22

Corporation report

1973-1974

3/23

Annual report

1976

3/24

Shareholder publication

1977 July

3/25

Board meeting minutes

1972, June, July

3/26

Board meeting minutes

1972 August, November

3/27

Board meeting minutes

1973 February, July

3/28

Board meeting minutes

1973 November, December

3/29

Board meeting minutes

1974 February, March

3/30

Board meeting minutes

1974 April

3/31

Executive committee minutes

1974 June 15

3/32

Board meeting minutes

1974 July, September

3/33

Board meeting minutes

1974 November

4/1

Board meeting minutes

1975 January, March

4/2

Board meeting minutes

1975 October, December

4/3

Board meeting minutes

1976 March

4/4

Building committee minutes

1976 March

4/5

Board meeting minutes, Executive committee minutes

1976 May, June

4/6

Budget and Audit committee records

1977 July

4/7

Board meeting minutes

1977 August

4/8

Board meeting minutes

1977 October, December

4/9

Letters and memos to Board Director

1972 October

4/10

Letters and memos to Board Director

1972 November, 1973 September

4/11

Letters and memos to Board Director

1974 January

4/12

Letters and memos to Board Director

1975 April-October

4/13

Letters and memos to Board Director

1976 February-March, 1977 August-November, 1978 February

4/14

Correspondence

1972

4/15

Correspondence

1973

4/16

Correspondence

1974

4/17

Correspondence

1975

4/18

Correspondence

1976

4/19

Correspondence

1977-1978

4/20

Legal records

Undated, 1974, 1977

4/21

Financial records

1973-197511

4/22

Newsletters

1972

4/23

Notes

Undated

4/24

Incomplete documents

undated

Series 19: State Housing Authority records; 1973-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

4/25

Records

1973

4/26

Records

1976-1977

Series 20: Tanana Chiefs Conference records; 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

4/27

Report

1973

Series 21: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians records; 1969-1975. 1.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

4/28

Administrative records, list of members, constitution

1969-1973

4/29

President’s annual, speeches

1972

4/30

Council and committee meeting minutes

1969 April, 1970 December

4/31

Council and committee minutes

1971 January-November

5/1

Council and committee minutes

1972 April-December

5/2

Council and committee minutes

1973 January

5/3

Council and committee minutes

1971 February-November

5/4

Council and committee minutes

1974 February-1975

5/5

Letters and memos to Council and committee

1970 December, 1971 December

5/6

Memos to Council and committee members

1972 January-June

5/7

Memos to Council and committee members

1972 July, December

5/8

Memos to Council and committee members

1973 February-March

5/9

Memos to Council and committee members

1973 April-July

5/10

Memos to Council members

1973 August-December

5/11

Memos to Council members

1974 January-March

5/12

Correspondence

1966 February-1970 December

5/13

Correspondence

1971 January-May

5/14

Correspondence

1971 June-November

5/15

Correspondence

1972 January-July

5/16

Correspondence

1972 August-December

5/17

Correspondence

1973 January-July

5/18

Correspondence

1973 August-December

5/19

Correspondence

1974 January-July

5/20

Correspondence and records

1975 May-September

6/1

Financial documents

1970-1974

6/2

Reports

1970-1974

6/3

Speeches

Undated, 1971-1973

6/4

Newsletters

1971

6/5

ANCSA records

1973

6/6

ANCSA enrollment data

1972-1973

6/7

Notes

Undated

6/8

Incomplete documents

Undated, 1971

Series 22: Alaska Native enrollment application lists; 1972-1973. 0.75 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

6/9

Southeast region lists

1972, 1973