Guide to the James and Marie McDowell papers
Collection number: HMC-0361.
McDowell, James A.
Title: James and Marie McDowell papers.
Dates: circa 1962-1974.
Volume of collection: 13.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Primarily the records of the Cook Inlet Courier, a newspaper based in Kenai, Alaska.
James and Marie McDowell lived in several locations in Alaska, including Chugiak, Homer, and Kenai. While in Homer and Kenai, they owned and published the Cook Inlet Courier.
This collection contains a small portion of materials relating to the McDowells’ property interests in Chugiak. The majority of the collection consists of the records of the Cook Inlet Courier. This includes financial and subscription records, layout materials, subject files, and at least a portion of the newspaper’s photograph morgue.
Arrangement: No arrangement has been determined at this time.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The collection contains many loose photographs. Researchers must wear gloves while reviewing the collection.
Use restrictions: Copyright to materials in the collection is not held by Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: James and Marie McDowell papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 1983 by James McDowell.
Processing information: This preliminary collection description was written by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.