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Guide to the Christine M. McClain papers
1907-1992

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Collection number: HMC-0370.
Creator: McClain, Christine M. (1915-1989).
Title: Christine M. McClain papers.
Dates: 1907-1992.
Volume of collection: 14 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials primarily in English. A few materials in Italian and Dutch are also included.
Collection summary: The papers, writings, and photographs of an Anchorage-area freelance journalist.

Biographical note:
Christine McClain was born in Orient, Washington. She studied newspaper writing and learned typing and dictation in that state. During World War II, she worked in Seattle for the Alaska Communications System (ACS), Army Signal Corps, as a typist and reporter for the ACS newsletter. She transferred to Alaska in 1948, and married Sam McClain in 1950. She continued to work for the ACS until 1971. Christine McClain was a freelance writer who worked as a stringer for Newsweek magazine during the oil boom in Alaska. Her work appeared in over twenty-five national publications including Sunset, Today’s Health, and Coronet. She also worked as a features editor for the Anchorage Times. McClain was a charter member and a president of Alaska Press Women, was the first Alaskan to win an award in a National Federation of Press Women communication contest, was a member of the Alaska Press Club and the Anchorage Writers Group, and was a volunteer for various local service organizations. She was also the recipient of an Alaskan First Lady Volunteer of the Year Award. Christine McClain died in Anchorage in 1989.

In her writings, Christine McClain used a variety of pseudonyms.  These included: Corrine Michael, Chris McClain, Christa McClain, Michael Dennis, Kris T. McClain, K. M. McClain, K. M. Coulson, and Chris M. Ferrari.

Collection description:
The collection consists primarily of papers relating to Christine McClain’s work as a freelance writer. Included are biographical materials; family papers; employment records; miscellaneous personal records; religious materials; personal and professional correspondence; short stories, published and unpublished non-fiction articles, and other writings; book manuscripts; writings and research materials concerning ACS history; notes; materials from writers organizations; materials from local organizations; research files concerning the 1964 Alaska Earthquake; subject files; photographs (over three thousand, five hundred); certificates and awards; memorabilia; miscellaneous research publications; and selected newspapers.

Arrangement:This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1. Personal materials; undated, 1907-1989

Series 2. Correspondence; undated, 1933-1989

Series 3. Writings; undated, 1933-1989
Subseries 3a. School writings; 1933
Subseries 3b. Short stories; undated, 1953, 1958
Subseries 3c. Television screenplays; undated, 1958
Subseries 3d. Drafts of non-fiction articles, published and unpublished; undated, 1956-1987
Subseries 3e. State and local profile articles; circa 1977
Subseries 3f. Historical articles; undated
Subseries 3g. Advice column “Dear Hope” for Arctic Sun; 1976
Subseries 3h. Newspaper releases; undated
Subseries 3i. Miscellaneous writings; undated
Subseries 3j. Scrapbook; 1954-1961
Subseries 3k. Published articles; undated, 1956-1985

Series 4. Book manuscripts; undated, 1962-1987
Subseries 4a. I wishit for you shometime (story of Mildred Durgan); circa 1962
Subseries 4b. They called it ‘ValDEEZ’ (local history with sidebars from other authors); undated
Subseries 4c. Autobiography—living small; 1974-1984
Subseries 4d. The River Will Be Swimming by John R. Buchanan, S.J. (includes correspondence); undated, 1986-1987

Series 5. Alaska Communications System (ACS) research project files; undated, 1931-1992
Subseries 5a. Articles; undated, 1971, 1981, 1985
Subseries 5b. Book manuscript: WAMCATS—Conquerors of the Unconquerable; undated
Subseries 5c. Historical research files; undated, 1931-1992

Series 6. Notes; undated, 1960-1962, 1982

Series 7. Writers organizations records; undated, 1953-1984

Series 8. Local organizations files; undated, 1955, 1980

Series 9. 1964 Alaska earthquake files; 1962-1979
Subseries 9a. Story drafts and notes; undated
Subseries 9b. Personal narrative letters; 1964
Subseries 9c. Press releases; 1964-1966
Subseries 9d. Newspaper dispatches; 1964
Subseries 9e. Publications: Monographs and pamphlets; 1962, 1964-1968
Subseries 9f. Publications; 1964
Subseries 9g. Clippings; undated, 1964-1979

Series 10. Subject files; undated, 1908, 1949-1989

Series 11. Photographs; undated, 1934-1989
Subseries 11a. Albums; undated, 1934-1989
Subseries 11b. Family, press, and other photographs; undated, 1932-1976

Series 12. Certificates and awards; undated, 1957-1988

Series 13. Memorabilia; 1943-1965

Series 14. Writings by others; undated, 1971-1988

Series 15. Research publications; 1946-1988

Series 16. Newspapers; 1907-1977

Alternative formats: Some photographs from the collection have been digitized and are available on the Alaska’s Digital Archives site at http://vilda.alaska.edu.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to all collection items created by Christine McClain.

Preferred citation: Christine M. McClain papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: The Archives also holds the papers of Christine’s husband, Sam McClain.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by Sam McClain in 1990. Papers were added in 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1997. A deed of gift was signed in 1994.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1997.

Container list:
Series 1: Personal materials; undated, 1907-1989.  0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Biographical records

Undated, 1954-1989

1/2

Ferrari family letters (in Italian)

1907-1927

1/3

Ferrari family tax receipts and will

1920-1928

1/4

Alaska Communications System employment records

1943-1979

1/5

Personal records: financial, medical, legal, and educational

1947-1982

1/6

Religious materials: bookmarks, announcements, prayer cards

1931-1933, 1964, 1976

Series 2: Correspondence; undated, 1933-1989. 0.8 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/7

Personal correspondence

1933-1984

1/8

Personal correspondence

1985-1987

1/9

Personal correspondence

Undated, 1988-1989

1/10

Published letters to the editor

Undated, 1977-1987

1/11

Published letters to the editor

Undated, 1987-1989

1/12

Unpublished letters to the editor

Undated, 1987-1989

1/13

Professional writings correspondence

1950-1958

1/14

Professional writings correspondence

1959

1/15

Professional writings correspondence

1960

1/16

Professional writings correspondence

1961-1963

1/17

Professional writings correspondence

1964-1970

1/18

Professional writings correspondence

1971-1977

1/19

Professional writings correspondence

1978-1980

1/20

Professional writings correspondence

1981-1985

1/21

Professional writings correspondence

Undated, 1986-1989

1/22

Newsweek stringer correspondence

19622-1967

1/23

Rejection letters/slips

Undated

Series 3: Writings; undated, 1933-1989. 2.95 cubic feet.

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3a: School writings; 1933. 0.02 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/24

School writings

1933

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3b: Short stories; undated, 1953, 1958.  Stories arranged alphabetically by title. 0.3 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/25

“An avalanche of love,” by Christa McClain

Undated

1/26

“A brat grows up,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/27

“Don’t under estimate the saints,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/28

“Dream come true” (hand-written draft)

Undated

1/29

“End of vigil,” by Chris McClain (two drafts)

Undated

1/30

“Find my child” (hand-written draft)

Undated

1/31

“The fire”, by Christine McClain

Undated

1/32

“First dance,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/33

“Flight 201,” by Christine McClain

1953

1/34

“Foolproof marriage recipe,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/35

“Grandma had to meddle,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/36

“Homestead caper,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/37

“The hunt that never was” (draft)

Undated

1/38

“I bought a house & the relatives moved in!” (outline and draft)

Undated

1/39

“I want my baby”

Undated

1/40

“Impasse at Magnolia Beach,” by Christine McClain (two drafts)

Undated

1/41

“Inheritance,” by Michael Dennis (pseudonym)

Undated

1/42

“Lost lake caper,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/43

“A Man and his word”

Undated

1/44

“Matilda’s garden,” by Kris McClain

Undated

1/45

“Mickey finds a hero,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/46

“A mothers plea, to her son!” (two drafts)

Undated

1/47

“Mukluks creep silently,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/48

“Muktuk wins,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/49

“Multiplied words,” by Corrine Michael (pseudonym)

Undated

1/50

“Never, never, a right moment,” by Chris McClain (three drafts)

Undated

1/51

“The past lives forever” (draft)

Undated

1/52

“Plain Emmie” (hand-written draft)

Undated

1/53

“No rules for romance,” by Christa McClain (two drafts)

Undated

1/54

“Recipe for romance,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/55

“Rendezvous race,” by Christine McClain (three drafts)

Undated

1/56

“Reservation for murder,” by Dennis Michael (pseudonym)

Undated

1/57

“Rules for a quick romance,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/58

“Rules for quick romance,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/59

“St. Anthony loves me,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/60

“The saints are powerful,” by Christa McClain (two drafts)

Undated

1/61

“Sacrifice—the main course,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/62

“Sharp edge,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/63

“Skating on thin ice,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/64

“Skeets-2 is a hero,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/65

“The typewriter,” by Kris McClain (three drafts)

Undated

1/66

“The very right moment,” by Christine McClain (two drafts)

Undated

1/67

“Women crying in the wilderness,” by Chris McClain

Undated

1/68

Untitled draft pages

Undated

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3c: Television screenplays; undated, 1958. 0.08 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/69

“Al’s generation,” by Christine McClain

Undated

1/70

“Grandfather’s lawyer”

1958 December 30

1/71

“The partners”

Undated

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3d: Drafts of non-fiction articles, published and unpublished; undated, 1956-1987.  Articles arranged alphabetically by title.  Most dated articles include correspondence with editors or publishers.  1.0 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

2/1

“1100 miles on the Kenai”

Undated

2/2

“Agutuk anyone?”

Undated

2/3

“Air Force assists anti-rabies control program,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1964

2/4

“Air Force medics render first aid,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1963

2/5

“Air Force vets helps Alaska attack rabies,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1963

2/6

“Air Guard airlifts “bundles of mercy,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1964

2/7

“Alaska heralds her debut in display,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1960

2/8

“Alaska imports more whiskey than groceries,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/9

“Alaska offers college graduates unlimited opportunities,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence)

1962

2/10

“Alaska shall have music,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1961

2/11

“Alaska’s annual sweepstakes—ice breakup,” by Kris T. McClain

1962

2/12

“Alaska’s artistic climate appeals to artists,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/13

“Alaska’s big tides hampers pipeline crossing,” by K.M. McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1960

2/14

“Alaska’s Blacks made history before King,” by Chris McClain

1986

2/15

“Alaska’s first Negro legislator,” by K.M. McClain

Circa 1960

2/16

“Alaska’s gambling law trips tripod of guessing game!,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/17

“Alaska’s itinerant clinics insures sight and hearing!” (two drafts plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1962

2/18

“Alaska’s jet-propelled athlete,” by K.M. McClain (two drafts plus correspondence)

1960

2/19

“Alaska’s jumbled frosty junket,” by Christine McClain (student draft)

1968

2/20

“Alaska’s lady zoo builder,” by Christine McClain (two copies plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1969

2/21

“Alaska’s modern missionaries—lay apostles,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1963

2/22

“Alaska’s newest stampede—highway travel,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/23

“An Aleutian seal hunt”

Undated

2/24

“Alligators and seals enhance economy,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/25

“America’s big brothers man Alaska’s radar network,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1961

2/26

“Anchorage Rotarians elevates Rotary’s goals,” by Christine McClain

1960

2/27

“Anchorage’s iron-fisted pioneer (Howard W. Pollock),” by K.M. McClain (two drafts plus correspondence)

1959

2/28

“Anchorage’s newest star—North Star Dairy,” by K. M. McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1960

2/29

“Anchorage’s younger set learn horsemanship” (two drafts), and “Alaskans go for sophisticated horse activities,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence)

1967

2/30

“Are healers for real?” and “How Alaskans boost Manila’s economy,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence)

1978

2/31

“Are “save” campaigns really necessary?” by Chris McClain

1979

2/32

“Are you a potential shoplifter?” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/33

“Are you getting enough culture?” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/34

“Art explosion hits Anchorage,” by Chris McClain (two copies plus correspondence)

1974

2/35

“August is fish story month,” by Chris McClain (two drafts)

Undated

2/36

“Bacteria is a sneaky attacker,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1982

2/37

“Bahama offers winter sunshine”

Undated

2/38

“Big ideas, big decisions, big faith (Walter J. Hickel),” by K.M. McClain (two drafts and loose draft pages) (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1966

2/39

“Black Alaskans made history before King’s marches,” by Chris McClain

1986

2/40

“Bonanza for writers—Alaska!” by K.M. McClain (three copies)

1959

2/41

“Botulism lurks in Alaska bush,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence)

1980

2/42

“A brownie isn’t a bit fussy,” by Chris McClain (two drafts) (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/43

“The bust’s decline as sex object,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/44

“Camping no picnic for 172nd Brigade,” by Christine McClain (four drafts)

Undated

2/45

“Can conservationists save Alaska’s Fish and Game?” (draft)

Undated

2/46

“Career women of Alaska,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1965

2/47

“Charlie was a classy cat,” by Chris McClain (four drafts)

Undated

2/48

“Children care for motherless moose,” by K. M. McClain

Undated

2/49

“Children’s recreation in your back yard,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/50

“Christmas comes to Iguigig,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1969

2/51

“Christmas in a bath house,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/52

“Christmas in Kashimas—how Alaska missionary introduced Yule to Eskimos,” by Christine McClain (two drafts with photocopy from Anchorage Daily News) (See also Subseries 7k)

1956, December 24

2/53

“Christmas in the 49th!” by Christine McClain (two drafts plus correspondence)

1963

2/54

“Christmas in the 49th state!” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k).

1969

2/55

“Christmas puppy express on the Yukon,” by K.M. McClain (two copies) (See also Subseries 7k)

1958

2/56

“Clover evens score,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/57

“Clover pays a debt,” by Chris McClain (two copies)

Undated

2/58

“Cook Inlet’s pipeline racing against ice,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/59

“Cordova’s Elk of the year,” by Chris McClain (three drafts) (See also Subseries 7k)

1980

2/60

“Cry of the wild ram: Alaska’s historical drama, by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/61

“Dawson City rediscovers gold—tourism,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/62

“Death row for moose,” by Kris McClain

Undated

2/63

“Dominicans blaze new trail: white robed priests match Alaska’s mountains,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/64

“Don’t call scrap junk,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/65

“Dorothy keeps femininity in man’s world,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/66

“Education isn’t changing alcoholism in statistics,” by Chris McClain

1978

2/67

“Emerald Island belongs to Alaska,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/68

“Engineers are licking permafrost!,” by K.M. McClain (two copies plus correspondence)

1962

2/69

“Eulogy: Carl Ernest Martin Sr.”

Undated

2/70

“Fairbanks did build a scaffold,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1977

2/71

“Fairbanks first scaffold!” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1977

2/72

“Food for kings—Alaska’s wild game dinner,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence)

1960

2/73

“Ft. Richardson biathlon teams scale Mt. Marathon,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1962

2/74

“Fun for all—all for fun (Anchorage Fur Rendezvous),” by Chris McClain (2 drafts) (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1966

2/75

“Fur Rendezvous—and how it grew,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1976

2/76

“Get rid of him before he kills someone: this was my innocent baby he was talking about,” by Christine McClain (four drafts)

Undated

2/77

“Golden rule before God,” by Christa McClain (autobiographical story)

Undated

2/78

“Guard plays Santa,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1963

2/79

“Guardsmen adopt Eskimo children,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 17k)

1963

2/80

“Has Alaska’s gambling law abolished guessing game?,” by K. M. McClain

Undated

2/81

“Helen’s perils on Bering Glacier,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/82

“Hitting the Klondike trail”

Undated

2/83

“Homesteading no different than Grandma’s era!,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1964

2/84

“Human relations,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/85

“Icy cocktail payoff—cool dollars: chunks of spring ice in Tanana River brings wee fortune,” by K.M. McClain

Circa 1961

2/86

“In Alaska August is derby month,” by Chris McClain

1980

2/87

“In doctorless villages, Air Force medics render first aid” (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1964

2/88

“It’s an old tune with a new twist,” by Chris McClain

1978

2/89

“It’s a tough race up,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

1962

2/90

“It’s helpful to winterize your mind,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/91

“Jesuits pave way for Eskimo adult education,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/92

“Jet-propelled runner,” by K.M. McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1960

2/93

“July is the mostest in Alaska,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/94

“Junior dog mushers tomorrow’s champions,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1962

2/95

“Kawneer and schools develop Alaska,” by K.M. McClain (plus correspondence)

1961

2/96

“Kenai’s top award winner,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/97

“King of Sitkalidak Island—Jack McCord,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/98

“Laughton finds Anchorage theatre-goers solid,” by K. M. McClain

Undated

2/99

“Leave Grandma alone,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/100

“Lillian Watson—telephone girl in the gold camps” (two drafts plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1963

2/101

“Living is rugged on Bering Glacier,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/102

“Long distance a pain in the neck?”

Undated

2/103

“Looking at people,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1980

2/104

“Z. J. Lousaac—Anchorage’s benefactor,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/105

“Margaret recalls the creek!” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/106

“Mental retardation is everybody’s responsibility,” by Chris McClain

Circa 1979

2/107

“Mentally, Alaska, is growing!” by Christine McClain (two copies and draft pages)

Undated

2/108

“Mistletoe legends,” by Kris McClain

Undated

2/109

“Modern Alaskans have old-fashion Christmas spirit,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/110

“Montana’s loss is Anchorage’s gain,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1981

2/111

“Most unforgettable 4th of July”

Circa 1948

2/112

“Mt. Marathon—Seward’s own Mt. McKinley,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1962

2/113

“The mouse took a bite,” by Chris McClain (autobiographical story)

Undated

2/114

“Musically Alaska goes international,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/115

“Musk ox are human!: Wanton killing of wild life has led to the extinction of game hunting,” by Kris McClain (three drafts)

Undated

2/116

“My problem child was ill, is yours?” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/117

“My untimely grave an icy sepulcher,” by K.M. Coulson (pseudonym) (copy plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1959

2/118

“Navy mothers host Vietnam GI’s,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/119

“Nellie’s impossible dream is a reality,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1975

2/120

“New Yorker enkindles old flame,” by Chris McClain (two copies)

Undated

2/121

“Nurse recalls days of primitive medicine,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/122

“Oil discovery brings religion to the Kenai,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence (See also Subseries 7k)

1963

2/123

“The old gal pitched a curve!” by J. Ridder with K.M. McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/124

“An outstanding Alaska” and “Sourdough mayor,” by Chris M. Ferrari

Undated

2/125

“The padre lawmaker of the Yukon,” by K.M. McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/126

“Personalized shopping—military style: Women solve servicemen’s shopping problems from the tip of the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1960

2/127

“Preserving recreational land herculean task” (two drafts)

Undated

2/128

“The railroad Kiwanians built,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1967

2/129

“Rebirth of an industry,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/130

“Reblazing the Trail of ‘98: Dawson whoops it up in fun and frolic,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/131

“Rondy rates in top ten festivals,” by Chris McClain

1977

2/132

“Roundup time, Alaska style,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1964

2/133

“Russian churches are America’s newest landmarks,” by Chris McClain; (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1976

2/134

“St. Nick visits St. Nicholas of Myra,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/135

“Salmon—always in season,” by Christine McClain

Undated

2/136

“Share the gift,” by Christine McClain

1958

2/137

“Shell launches pipeline industry,” by K.M. McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1966

2/138

“Six months of powdery snow,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/139

“Sled dog racing: Alaska’s family winter recreation,” by K.M. McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1962

2/140

“Skagway’s Days of ‘98,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1960

2/141

“Skiers come lately,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1963, 1964

2/142

“Something is fishy in August,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/143

“Sweet Cake was his name,” by Chris McClain (three drafts) (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1976

2/144

“Tanana spring ice yields cold bonanza,” by Chris McClain (two drafts) (See also Subseries 7k)

Undated

2/145

“Telephone industry big business”

Undated

2/146

“A Tennessee medic tramples Alaska’s mountains,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/147

“Terror aboard Flight 293,” by Christine McClain (four drafts plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1969

2/148

“There’s Christmas without Santa,” by Chris McClain (four drafts plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1977

2/149

“Today’s Alaskagram [series]--Valdez; medical care; igloos; electricity,” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/150

“Turnagain Arm pipeline crossing brings natural gas,” by K.M. McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1961

2/151

“An uninvited guest—botulism,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/152

“Vacationing in the 49th state?: camping out is the answer for the budget-minded,” by Christine McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1959

2/153

“What makes the salmon run?”

Undated

2/154

“What’s happened to sex objects,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence)

1987

2/155

“Where career women succeed quickly,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1965

2/156

“Who comes first in survival—man or mammal?” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence)

1978

2/157

“Why Alaska should appreciate Emerald Island,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/158

“Why mental health conference,” by Christine McClain (two copies)

1969

2/159

“Will Alaska’s gambling law abolish traditional classic?,” by K. M. McClain

1959

2/160

“Will Juneau remain Alaska’s capital?” by K.M. McClain

Undated

2/161

“Will the Days of ‘98 survive?,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1982

2/162

“Winter’s worst enemy—frostbite,” by Christine McClain (four drafts plus correspondence)

1965-1967

2/163

“Wolves keep prowling,” by Chris McClain

1976

2/164

“A working mother achieves her goal!” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/165

“Written for San Francisco Examiner,” by Chris McClain (plus correspondence)

1976

2/166

“You can be a model patient: In spite of illness, your stay in the hospital can be a pleasant experience”

Undated

2/167

“You can grow Alaska’s wildflowers,” by Christine McClain (plus correspondence) (See also Subseries 7k)

1961

2/168

“You can learn ‘ski talk’”, by Chris McClain

Undated

2/169

“You can look centennial in Anchorage,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1967

2/170

“You can look to the Valley for R&R,” by Chris McClain

Undated

2/171

“You can make aging beautiful”

Undated

2/172

“You can’t afford to forget when shopping!,” by Chris McClain

1984

2/173

“Your Anchorage Fur Rendezvous,” by Christine McClain

Circa 1966

2/174

“Your kid needs both ears,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

Circa 1981

2/175

Untitled articles

Undated

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3e: State and local profile articles; circa 1977. 0.04 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

2/176

1

“Alaska’s biography.”

2/176

2

“Bethel—metropolis of a vast area.”

2/176

3

“Palmer—fertile valley.”

2/176

4

“Fairbanks—heart of the golden north.”

2/176

5

“People.”

2/176

6

“Significant events (historical).”

2/176

7

“Kenai, Alaska’s second oldest permanent settlement.”

2/176

8

“Kodiak—Alaska’s emerald island” (see feature story).

2/176

9

“Kotzebue—land of midnight sun.”

2/176

10

“Seward—A city not a folly.”

2/176

11

“Anchorage—The cultural city.”

2/176

12

“Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.”

2/176

13

“Nome—gold rush city.”

2/176

14

“Barrow—largest Eskimo village.”

2/176

15

“Homer—city with magnificent beauty.”

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3f: Historical articles; undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

2/177

“Alaska’s first free mail delivery faced hardships,” by Chris McClain (See also Subseries 7k)

2/178

“Alaska is the gabbiest state,” by Chris McClain

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3g: Advice column “Dear Hope” for Arctic Sun; 1976. 0.02 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

2/179

Advice column

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3h: Newspaper releases; undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

2/180

News releases on rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents in Anchorage

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3i: Miscellaneous writings; undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

2/181-182

Draft pages of articles and short stories

2/183

Poems, addresses, short pieces

Series 3: Writings. Subseries 3j: Scrapbook; 1954-1961. 0.02 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

2/184

Published articles and letters (photocopies).

Series 3: Writings.  Subseries 3k: Published articles; undated, 1956-1985.  Articles are grouped primarily by name of periodical (in alphabetical order), thereunder by date of publication.  This series consists of copies of the articles, as well as original clippings. 1.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

2/185

1

“‘Christmas in Kashimas’- How Alaska missionary introduced Yule to Eskimos” Anchorage Daily News (ADN) (See also Subseries 7d)

1956 December 24

2/185

2

“Puppy express on the Yukon” ADN (See also Subseries 7d)

1958 December 24

2/185

3

“Booth Memorial Home helps unwed mothers” ADN

1961 August 24

2/185

4

“Alaskans and holiday spirit” ADN (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 December 24

2/185

5

“Rendezvous history is long, colorful” (fur rendezvous official program) ADN (See also Subseries 7d)

1966 February 13

2/185

6

“The wish for a window of Christmas” ADN

1967 December 24

2/185

7

“The truth about botulism: food handling is biggest cause – especially in Alaska” ADN (See also Subseries 7d)

1982 March 27

2/185

8

“Growing immune to derby fever” ADN

1985 August 4

36/1

 

Anchorage Daily News original clippings

1956-1982

2/186

1

“Arctic Valley: tribute to dedicated volunteers” Anchorage Daily Times (ADT)

1973 February 10

2/186

2

“M/V Tustumena offers spectacular mini-cruise” ADT

1973 March 10

2/186

3

“Taxes! They tax the mind of freelance writers” ADT

1973 March 31

2/186

4

“Alaska’s scenic mini-cruise starts at Whittier” ADT

1973 April 28

2/186

5

“Siting Mt. McKinley leaves lasting impression” ADT

1973 May 12

2/186

6

“Dryness brings fire threats” ADT

1973 June 1

2/186

7

“Alaska’s Ninety-Nines fly on own wings” ADT

1973 June 30

2/186

8

“Families tour with Van Gees” ADT

1973 August 23

2/186

9

“Tourists enjoy Alaska Nellie’s home at Lawing” ADT

1973 September 8

36/2

 

Anchorage Daily Times original clippings

1973

2/187

1

Nellie’s impossible dream is now a reality” Arctic Sun (AS)

1976 December

2/187

2

“Fairbanks did build a scaffold” AS (See also Subseries 7d)

1977 June

36/3

 

Arctic Sun original clippings

1976-1977

2/188

1

“Anchorage: husky youngster” The Catholic Digest (TCD)

1960 December

2/188

2

“Father Llorente of the Yukon” TCD (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 July

2/189

1

“They’re still homesteading in Alaska” Coronet (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 July

2/189

2

“Alaska welcomes the working girl” Coronet (See also Subseries 7d)

1965 September

2/190

1

“Nenana Ice Classic closes Sunday midnight” Great Lander Shopping News (GLSN) (See also Subseries 7d)

1970 April 1

2/190

2

“Alaska’s own children’s zoo opens gates here on Friday” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1970 April 29

2/190

3

“Second career most rewarding!” GLSN

1970 July 29

2/190

4

“A memorable one-day moose hunt”; GLSN (See also Subseries 7d).

1970 December 30

2/190

5

“One came home: Patrick J. O’Donnel beat the wilderness, but the ystery of Dizzy Brownfield remains” GLSN

1971 September 15

2/190

6

“Austin ‘Cap’ Lathrop: he carved a niche in Alaska that matched Mt. McKinley” (Alaska Press Women Series) GLSN

1971 October 13

2/190

7

“Jack McCord: king of Sitkalidak Island” (Alaska Press Women Series) GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1972 January 17

2/190

8

“An Alaska railroad adventure saga: the snow came tumbling down!” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1972 February 1972

2/190

9

“Lillian Watson: telephone girl in the gold camp” (Alaska Press Women Series) GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1972 September 13

2/190

10

“The Wickersham fight” GLSN

1972 October 18

2/190

11

“Nurse recalls days of primitive medicine” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1976 January 28

2/190

12

“Sweet Cake was his name” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1976 April 7

2/190

13

“Margaret recalls the creek!” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1976 October 13

2/190

14

“On your mark, get set - Rondy!” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1977 January 12

2/190

15

“And lived to tell the story” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1979 September 5

2/190

16

“The ordeal of Flight 293” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1980 October 15

2/190

17

“When Anchorage gave a dinner” GLSN

1980 November 26

2/190

18

“Long distance calling” GLSN

1981 January 21

2/190

19

“Helen’s perils on Bering Glacier” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1981 October 21

2/190

20

“Even without Santa, there is a Christmas” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1981 December 16

2/190

21

“Perseverance marks climb to top Elks post” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1982 July 21

2/190

22

“Will Days of ‘98 survive?” GLSN (See also Subseries 7d)

1982 November 3

2/190

23

“Mail delivery to gold camps was bonanza for Uncle Sam” GLSN (See also Subseries 7f)

1983 January 26

36/4

 

Great Lander Shopping News original clippings

Undated, 1970-1983

2/191

1

“Turnagain Arm crossing fails” Pipeline Engineer (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 January

2/191

2

“Defiant Alaskan ‘Arm’ is defeated” Pipeline Engineer (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 October

2/191

3

“Laying the Cook Inlet pipeline” Pipeline Engineer

1966 May

2/192

 

RCA Alaska Communications Employee Newsletter, 17 issues.

1971-1972

2/193

1

“Alaska - challenge to vacationers: a drive to the 49th state will satisfy your yearning for adventurous travel” Seattle Times  (ST) (See also Subseries 7d)

1959 May 24

2/193

2

“Shoppers for isolated servicemen” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1960 January 17

2/193

3

“The Days of ‘98’ - Skagway revives gold rush color for its visitors” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1960 May 22

2/193

4

“Every holiday season, servicemen and their families feast on Alaskan wild game when Anchorage Gives a Dinner” ST

1961 January 1

2/193

5

“For 718th Aircraft Control and Warning unit, home is remote Alaskan radar site” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 July 23

2/193

6

“Alaskans begin sled-dog racing at an early age” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1962 February 25

2/193

7

“Alaska comes of age musically” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 November 5

2/193

8

“It’s a tough race up Mt. Marathon” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1962 November 4

2/193

9

“Gold rush operator - Lillian Watson had a direct line on Alaskan history” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1963 February 17

2/193

10

“Modern ‘medicine men’” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 January 19

2/193

11

“Santa comes by plane in the far north” (Operation Santa Claus to St. Mary’s Mission) ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 December 6

2/193

12

“Helicopters are horses during Alaska moose roundup: airborne herdsmen” ST (See also Subseries 7d)

1965 October 31

2/193

13

“For Eskimo children, a decorations party” ST

1968 December 22

36/5

 

Seattle Times original clippings

1959-1968

3/1

1

“Alaska’s lay apostles” Today’s Family (See also Subseries 7d)

1963 March

3/1

2

“Sled-dog racing: Alaska’s favorite recreation for families” Today’s Family (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 April

3/2

1

“Medical men of the frozen north” Today’s Health (See also Subseries 7d)

1962 December

3/2

2

“Alaska offers new ski thrills” Today’s Health (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 January

3/2

3

“One man’s battle against rabies: Captain Frazier E. Hemphil, USAF veterinarian, proves a one-man crusade can succeed” Today’s Health (See also Subseries 7d)

1964 December

3/2

4

“Medicine at work in a disaster” (Alaska earthquake in Anchorage) Today’s Health

1965 April

3/3

1

“Big man in the 49th state” (Wally Hickel) Columbia (See also Subseries 7d)

1959 February

3/3

2

“Alaska’s newest star – North Star Creamery” The Milk Dealer (See also Subseries 7d)

1960 January

3/3

3

“Alaska. . .observing the present, looking to future”, Display World (See also Subseries 7d)

1960 November

3/3

4

“Alaska’s Sven Johanson”, Listen

Circa 1960

3/3

5

“Proxy purchasers - Alaska style” (NCO Wives Club, Elmendorf AFB), U.S. Lady (See also Subseries 7d)

Circa 1960

3/3

6

“Wildflowers. . .below the arctic circle”, Sunset (See also Subseries 7d)

1961 August

3/3

7

“Oil discovery brings religion to the Kenai”, The Catholic Church Extension Soc. of the U.S.A. (magazine name unknown) (See also Subseries 7d)

Circa 1964

3/3

8

“A mighty good road” (Moose Gooser steam engine), The Kiwanis Magazine (See also Subseries 7d)

Circa 1967

3/3

9

“You can look continental in Anchorage”; Alaska Business & Development (See also Subseries 7d)

Circa 1967

3/3

10

“From Russia with love: early settlers from Siberia left their mark on Alaska” (magazine name unknown) (See also Subseries 7d)

Circa 1976

3/3

11

“Looking at people” (profile of Matthew Van Alstine of Anchorage), Nordic World (See also Subseries 7d)

1980 February

3/3

12

“States vie for production”, Daily Variety

Undated

3/4

1

Chugach Natives, Inc. Newsletter

1975 March-April

3/4

2

“Emerald Island belongs to Alaska” Travel the World (See also Subseries 7d)

Undated

3/5

1

“Santa unknown until recently in the far north: National Guardsmen, ski planes bring Christmas to far north”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer(See also Subseries 7d)

1969 December 23

3/5

2

“Prefab homes from Idaho shipped for sale in Alaska”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

1970 January 4

3/5

3

“New endangered species - Alaska’s old-timers”, Examiner (?)

1976 February 11

3/5

4

“Ear infections can deafen your child”, Tundra Times (See also Subseries 7d)

1981 March 18

3/5

5

“Alaskan veterinarians have local area ‘connection’”, Great Falls Tribune (See also Subseries 7d)

1982 January 31

3/5

6

“Gen. ‘Billy’ Mitchell: blazing Alaska’s telegraph trails”, The Alaskana

Undated

36/6

 

Various newspapers original clippings

1969-1982

3/6

1

“Booth Memorial Home extends assistance to unwed mothers”

Circa 1961

3/6

2

“Easter eggs given to Vietnam veterans” and “Determined to cheer” (Navy Mothers)

1967

3/6

3

Navy mothers maintain servicemens’ lounge at Anchorage International Airport (untitled galley proof of article)

Circa 1967

3/6

4

“Santa made it into Iguigig this time” (See also Subseries 7d)

1969 December 23

3/6

5

“Alaska moose herd increases”

Undated

3/6

6

“Former Louisvillian’s up in the air over Santa” (Operation Santa photo and caption)

Undated

3/6

7

“Kenai’s Miller an ‘inexhaustible’ volunteer”; (See also Subseries 7d)

Undated

3/6

8

“Salvation Army helps thousands with food, clothing, shelter”

Undated

Series 4: Book manuscripts; undated, 1962-1987.  1.2 cubic feet.

Series 4: Book manuscripts. Subseries 4a: I wishit for you shometime (story of Mildred Durgan); circa 1962. 0.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

3/7

Outline and first chapter

3/8-10

Early draft pages

3/11

Second draft, prologue and chapters 1-9

312

Second draft, chapters 10-18 and epilogue

313

Final draft to chapter 8

3/14

Final draft, chapters 9-18

Series 4: Book manuscripts. Subseries 4b: They called it ‘ValDEEZ’ (local history with sidebars from other authors); undated. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

3/15

Manuscript pages

Series 4: Book manuscripts. Subseries 4c: Autobiography—living small; 1974-1984. 0.75 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/16

Draft copies returned from publishers

1983

3/17

Drafts

Undated, 1979-1981

3/18

Draft pages and notes

1976-1981

3/19

Notes file 1

Undated

3/20

Notes file 2

Undated

3/21

Notes file 3

Undated

3/22

Notes file 4

Undated

3/23

Notes file 5

Undated

3/24

Notes file 6

Undated

3/25

Notes files 7

Undated

3/26

Notes file 8

Undated

3/27

Miscellaneous notes

Undated

3/28

Draft pages 1-161

1982-1984

3/29

Draft pages 162-298

1982-1984

3/30

Draft pages 299-360 and unpaginated

1982-1984

Series 4: Book manuscripts. Subseries 4d: The River Will Be Swimming by John R. Buchanan, S.J. (includes correspondence); undated, 1986-1987. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

3/31

Manuscript pages and correspondence

Series 5: Alaska Communications System (ACS) research project files; undated, 1931-1992.  Articles, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs relating to ACS history.  1.6 cubic feet.

Series 5: ACS research project files. Subseries 5a: Articles; undated, 1971, 1981, 1985.  0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

4/1

1

“The saga of the roaring boring Alice,” by Chris McClain (two drafts)

1985

4/1

2

“Written for ‘This Alaska’”

Undated

4/1

3

“Why the Alaska Communication System?” by Christine McClain

Undated

4/1

4

“RCA Alascom inaugurates dial phone in bush villages” (three drafts)

Undated

4/1

5

“RCA Alascom’s pleasant public service counters”

1971 August 11

4/1

6

“Another first for RCA Alascom”

Undated

4/1

7

“Cecil Green retires!”

Undated

4/1

8

“Voices on the North Slope”

Undated

4/1

9

“RCA Alascom enters satellite communication” (two drafts)

Undated

4/1

10

“Hello world—Alaska calling” by Christine McClain

Undated

4/1

11

“Long distance calling...” by Chris McClain, The Great Lander Shopping News Sourdough Saver Classifieds, volume 13, number 3

1981 January 21

4/1

12

“Gen. Billy Mitchell—blazing Alaska’s telegraph trails” by Chris McClain

Undated

Series 5: ACS research project files. Subseries 5b: Book manuscript: WAMCATS—Conquerors of the Unconquerable; undated. 0.15 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

4/2

Draft

4/3-4

Draft pages

4/5

Draft pages and notes

Series 5: ACS research project files. Subseries 5c: Historical research files; undated, 1931-1992.  1.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

4/6

Notes

1943-1945

4/7

WAMCATS—correspondence

Undated, 1965-1969, 1984

4/8

Lists and addresses

Undated

4/9

William H. Angel—Chilkoot WAMCAT: 1928-1931

Undated

4/10

E. L. Barber correspondence, 16 black and white photographs

Undated, 1967

4/11

R. G. Blackett 8 black and white photographs taken during voyage of the USAT Cableship Dellwood, port schedule, and ships log

1929-1930

4/12

Arthur M. Fernandes correspondence, unit histories, WAMCATS reunions records and rosters

Undated, 1957, 1963-1966

4/13

Bob Hillman correspondence

1966-1967

4/14

John H. Hoeppel correspondence

1966-1967

4/15

John H. Hoeppel history and biography

Undated, 1966

4/16

Pat LeStrange correspondence

1967

4/17

W. R. Melvin 39 black and white photographs, map, writings

Undated, 1931-1932, 1967

4/18

Philip W. Reed copies of original documents, correspondence, unit history, notes and clippings

Undated, 1928-1979

4/19

Clippings

Undated

4/20

Clippings

1908-1985

4/21

WAMCATS and ACS Association rosters and bulletins

Undated, 1982, 1988-1990

4/22

ACS documents

1931-1967

4/23

Historical publications of the U.S. Army in Alaska

1948-1965

4/24

The ACS story Army Signal Corps (2 copies)

1957

4/25

“Alaska Communication System 48th anniversary, May 1900-May 1948” ACS Bulletin

1948

4/26

“Alaska Communication System 49th  anniversary, 1900-1949” Bulletin (2 copies)

1949

4/27

“Alaska Communication System 50th anniversary” Army Signal Corps (3 copies)

1950

4/28

Historical articles and publications (includes two photographs)

Undated, 1948, 1967-1971

4/29

RCA publications

1970-1971

4/30

“Satellite information” including 3 black and white photographs and one color postcard

Undated, 1966, 1971

4/30

“The Dew Line Story” Western Electric Company, illustrated, 31 pages

Undated

4/30

“White Alice” Western Electric Company, photo-illustrated, 23 pages

Undated

4/30

“Bartlett earth station for satellite communications” Communications Satellite Corp. brochure

Undated

4/30

“Pocket guide to the global satellite system” Communications Satellite Corp.

1970 December 1

4/31

The Congressional Record

1965, 1967

4/32

ACS News Bulletin volumes 1-2

1942-1943

4/33

ACS News Bulletin volumes 3-4

1944-1945

4/34

ACS News Bulletin volume 1

1948-1949

4/35

QUA ACS volume 1

1949

4/36

QUA ACS volume 2

1950-1951

4/37

Totem Telegraph volumes 6-7

1954-1955

4/38

Totem Telegraph volume 8

1956

4/39

Totem Telegraph volume 9

1957-1958

4/40

Totem Telegraph volumes 11-12

1959-1960

4/41

Totem Telegraph volume 13

1961

4/42

Totem Telegraph volume 14

1962

5/1

Alaska Communication System Bulletin

1946-1948

5/2

Regulations and tariffs of the Alaska Communication System  (including changes 1-03)

1951-1959

5/3

Alaska Communication System: Regulations and tariffs (with revisions)

1961-1970

5/4

Communication instructions operating signals ACP 131(B) with changes

1964-1967

5/5

Communication operating instructions 1929-1 Comm Det (ACS), Anchorage Station, Commercial Telegraph

1966

5/6

1929 CGM, 177-1, supplements

1961-1964

5/7

Communications-electronic activities, U.S. Air Force, Alaska Communications System, ship-shore coastal telephone service and land radio stations listings, 1929 Communications group pamphlet 1929 CGP 100-2

1970

5/8

Telephone directory, U.S. Army Alaska Communications System, Anchorage station

1962 May

5/9

Western Union tariff book number 82

1969, 1971

5/10

Western Union Telegraph Company “Subject: telephone operating practices, instructions for telephone operators and supervisors, operations proceedures, operating instruction Number T-1”

1971

5/11

Canadian National Telecommunications tariff book

1969 March 15

5/12

International tariff book, Western Union

1968

5/13

“Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System and Alaska Communication System: historic units of the U.S. Army Signal Corps” rosters, picnic edition

1991-1992

Series 6: Notes; undated, 1960-1962, 1982.  0.65 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

6/1-5

Stenographic notebooks (33 notebooks in shorthand)

Undated

5/14

Looseleaf notebook pages with notes on fiction writing

Undated

5/15

Italian language class notes and exercises

Undated

5/16

Writing class notes and short stories cut from magazines

Undated

5/17

Four small notebooks plus loose notebook pages

Undated, 1960-1962, 1982

Series 7.  Writers organizations records; undated, 1953-1984.  0.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

5/18

Poetry Committee, Anchorage, Alaska, League of Western Writers, Alaska Chapter
scrapbook

1956-1966

5/19

Alaska Chapter of the League of Western Writers scrapbook

1953-1960

5/20

The First Annual Conference of the Alaska Chapter of the League of Western Writers program

1954

5/21

The Sixth Annual Writers’ Convention, The National Writers Club program and notes

1957

5/22

Eighth National Writers’ Convention, The National Writers Club, Denver, Colorado program and flier

1961 October 5-7

5/23

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers list of biographical articles published in the Great Lander Shopping News

Undated

5/24

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: : Rev. Bert J. Bingle, Felix Pedro, Fanny Quigley, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, Orah Dee Clark, Isabelle Cleary Barnette, Joe Juneau, Joe Spenard, and Harriet Pullen

1971 July-September

5/25

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Anna Baranoff, Austin Lathrop, Maria Matsutova, George Gasser, Sheldon Jackson, Z. L. Loussac, Rev. T. L. Brevig, Anthony J. Dimond, Mildred R. Hermann, Michael J. Heney, and John Kincaid, Alfred Swineford, Lyman Knapp, James Sheakley and John Brady (Alaska’s first five governors).

1971 October-December

5/26

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Bill Mulcahy, Nellie Cashman, John Brady, Wilfred Hoggatt, Walter D. Clark, and John I.A. Strong (Alaska governors, 5th-8th), George Chevar Hazelet, Kathleen Rockwell (Klondike Kate), Clarence Rhode, Thomas Riggs, Jr. and George A. Parks (Alaska governors, 1918-1933), L. V. Ray, Bob Reeve, John Wier Troy and Ernest Greuning (Alaska governors, 1933-1953), W. P. Richardson, B. Frank Heintzleman and Mike Stepovich (Alaska governors, 1953-1959), and John G. Brady.

1972 January-May

5/27

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Russell H. Merrill, Benny Benson, Clara Hickman Rust, Chief Simeon Chickalusion, and Alf Madsen.

1972 July-December

5/28

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Captain Joseph F. Bernard and John Muir.

1973

5/29

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Max and Dorothy Sherrod, Polly and Bob Kallenberg, Rusty Dow, Bronwen and Evan Jones, Bob and Peggy Lyle, Barney and Borghild Hansen, John and Margaret Mielke, and Bessie Dalilak.

1975

5/30

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Glenn and Mary Lou Briggs, Minnie Swanda, Arthur W. and Eleanor Brandel, Paul and Margaret Swanson, Rose Seiler, Richard and Dorothy (Swanda) Jones, Jack and Jo Frankfourth, Clara Rust, Edith Bullock, and Ruth and Dale Briggs.

1976 January-March

5/31

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Johnny Longrace, Carl Lottsfeldt, Mike Alex, Arne Beltz, Howard and Pauline Burkher, Aleksandr Baranov and Grand Chamberlain Rezanov, Nellie Johanson, Wilton White, Laura Wright, Ray and Maxine Stephens, and Elsie and Russel Oberg.

1976 April-September

5/32

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subject: Jack Dalton.

1982

5/33

Alaska Press Women Series—Pioneers articles. Subjects: Ione E. Janson, Frances Anater, Benny Benson, and Frances Anater Family.

1984

5/34

Alaska Press Club Sixth Annual Awards Dinner, Wednesday Evening, Chart Room, Westward Hotel, Anchorage menu and program.

1958 May 28

5/35

Alaska Press Club, Inc., Anchorage Chapter list of names and addresses of active
members

Undated

Series 8: Local organizations files; undated, 1955, 1980.  0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

5/36

Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary Number 4 constitution and rules

Circa 1980

5/37

Alaskan Prospectors Society, Elmendorf-Fort Richardson songbook

1955

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files; 1962-1979.  0.9 cubic feet.

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9a: Story drafts and notes; undated.  0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

6/6

Story drafts and notes

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9b: Personal narrative letters; 1964.  0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

6/7

1

“The quake gazette” by Christine McClain, 3 pages

1964

6/7

2

Letter from Ruth Arneson, Kodiak, Alaska, 4 pages

1964 March 29

6/7

3

Letter from Pauline and Bill, Anchorage, 2 pages

1964 March 30

6/7

4

Unsigned letter, 3 pages

1964 April 1

6/7

5

“Hello, A.Q. (after quake)” by “B” at Anchorage Westward Hotel, 5 pages

1964 April 17

6/7

6

“Parka pal” letters by Fr. Jim, S.J.

1964 April, May

6/7

7

Letters from Celestial Life Insurance, Alaska Jesuit Missions, by Rev. Paul C. Connor, S.J.

1964 May, June

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9c: Press releases; 1964-1966. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

6/8

Headquarters, U.S. Army, Alaska Information Office

1964 March 30-June 3

6/9

U.S. Army Engineering District, Alaska

1964-1966

6/10

Presbyterian Hospital

1964

6/11

Headquarters, Alaska Air Command, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Information Division

Circa 1964

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9d: Newspaper dispatches; 1964. 156 paginated copies. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

6/12

1

“National News Desk-New York Times Telegrams on the Earthquake” pages 1-37

1964 March 27

6/12

2

Time Inc. New York earthquake news, pages 38-69

1964

6/12

3

Earthquake news Time Inc. pages 70-94

1964

6/12

4

Skagit Valley Herald earthquake news Mt. Vernon, Washington, pages 95-96

1964

6/12

5

Washington Post earthquake news, pages 97-102

1964 March 29

6/12

6

National desk, Evening Star, Washington D.C. earthquake news, pages 103-118

1964

6/12

7

McGraw Hill world news earthquake Anchorage, Alaska, pages 119-121

1964

6/12

8

Kansas City Star earthquake news, pages 122-125

1964

6/12

9

Kalamazoo Gazette earthquake news, pages 126-129

1964

6/12

10

Toronto Telegram earthquake news, pages 130-136

1964

6/12

11

Vancouver B.C. Canada earthquake news, pages 137-139

1964

6/12

12

Earthquake news, United Press International, pages 140-144

1964

6/12

13

Newseek magazine, pages 145-153

1964

6/12

14

Dispatch from Ty Clark, News Director, KENI AM-TV, Anchorage to Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts, pages 154-156

1964

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9e. Publications: Monographs and pamphlets; 1962, 1964-1968. 0.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

6/13

1

After action report: Alaska Good Friday Earthquake, 27 March 1964, Prepared for the U.S. Army Engineer Division By the Alaska District

1968 January

6/13

2

The Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964--effects of communities: effects ... At Anchorage, Alaska, Geological Survey Professional Paper 542-A, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey

1965

6/14

1

The Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964: field investigations and reconstruction effort, by Wallace R. Hansen, Edwin B. Eckel, William E. Schaem, Robert E. Lyle, Warren George, and Genie Chance, Geological Survey Professional Paper 541, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey

1966

6/14

2

The Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects: geological effects of the March 1964 earthquake and associated seismic sea waves on Kodiak and nearby islands, Alaska, by George Plafker and Reuben Kachadoorian, Geological Survey Professional Paper 543-D, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey

1966

6/15

1

Alaska quake!: I’ll quit tomorrow (photos), Alaska Communication System

Circa 1964

6/15

2

The Alaskan earthquake: a preliminary report.... Dept. of Defense, Secretary of the Army, Office of Civil Defense

1964 May

6/15

3

Alaska’s Good Friday Earthquake, March 27, 1964: a preliminary geologic evaluation, by Arthur Grantz, George Plafker, and Reuben Kachadoorian, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey

1964

6/16

1

The Coast and Geodetic Survey: its products and services, U.S. Dept of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Coast and Geodetic Survey

1966

6/16

2

Earthquakes, science program, New York: Doubleday and Oldham Books Ltd

1968

6/16

3

“Earthquakes as Studied by the Coast and Geodetic Survey of the Environmental Science Services Administration”. Speech by John B. Townsend before the American Society of Civil Engineers, University of Alaska Chapter, Spring Banquet, College Alaska.

1967 May 6

6/16

4

Earthquake in Alaska: a story of Associated Press member cooperation, The Associated Press

Circa 1964

6/16

5

A full color pictorial presentation of the Alaskan Quake of Good Friday—March 27, 1964, 5:36 P.M., Special event edition, Plastichrome travel series, series c, volume 315, Spenard, Alaska: J & H Sales

Circa 1964

6/17

1

Good Friday nightmare: Anchorage Alaska: pictorial review—quake and tidal wave—Alaska to California--1964, Portland, Oregon: Sturm Publishing

Circa 1964

6/17

2

The March 27, 1964, Alaskan Earthquake: effects on structures in Anchorage, by Walter E. Kunze, John A. Sbarounis, and James E. Amrhein, Chicago: Portland Cement Assoc.

1965

6/17

3

Operation Helping Hand: The Armed Forces react to earthquake disaster; Headquarters, Alaska Command, USAF (photo-illustrated)

Circa 1964

6/17

4

“Safety and survival in an earthquake” pamphlet, U.S. Dept. of the Interior/Geological Survey and the Office of Emergency Preparedness

1969

6/17

5

“The San Andreas fault” pamphlet, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey

Circa 1962

6/17

6

Seward Quake: Good Friday, 1964, by Bill Lantz and Mildred Kirkpatrick

1964 November

6/17

7

Tsunami: the story of the seismic sea-wave warning system, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey

1965

Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9f: Publications; 1964. 0.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

6/18

1

Alaska Construction volume 5, number 6

1964 May-June

6/18

2

Alaska Medicine volume 6 number 2

1964 June

6/18

3

Alaska’s Health and Welfare, Alaska Dept. of Health and Welfare, volume 21

1964-1965

36/7

1

Alaska Railroad Railbelt Reporter volume 12, number 5 and volume 13, number 2

1964 June

36/7

2

Anchorage Daily News “Earthquake!” Earthquake edition pictorial

1964

36/7

3

Anchorage Daily Times “The quake story, special edition,” 2 copies

1964 April 14

36/7

4

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner “Alaska earthquake disaster” volume 8

1964 March 27

6/18

4-5

“From the nation’s capital,” weekly newsletter from the office of U.S. Senator Ernest Gruening, numbers 12 and 13

1964

6/18

6

Newswheel Copper Valley School, Glennallen, Alaska

1964 April 10

6/18

7

The Northlander Alaska Psychiatric Institute

1964

6/18

8

“Order of truck rollers” Wheel-News, Copper Valley School, Glennallen, Alaska

1964 April 2

6/18

9

Our public lands volume 14, number 1

1964 July

6/18

10

The Providence Sister volume 1, number 4

1964 Summer


Series 9: 1964 Alaska earthquake files. Subseries 9g: Clippings; undated, 1964-1979. 0.15 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

6/19

Magazine clippings

Undated, 1964, 1967

6/20

Newspaper clippings

Undated, 1964

36/8

Newspaper pages

Undated, 1964-1979

Series 10: Subject files; undated, 1908, 1949-1989.  Mostly newspaper clippings.  Arranged alphabetically by subject.  8.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

6/21

Abortions

1963-1980

6/22

Abortions—aging

1975-1980

6/23

Abortions—birth control

1966-1986

6/24

Abortions—divorce

1970-1986

6/25

Abortions—foster homes

1981-1982

6/26

Abortions—laws

1950-1987

6/27

Abortion—teen pregnancies

1966-1984

6/28

Alaska information articles

1953-1986

7/1

Alaska—National Geographic

Undated, 1965-1975

7/2

Alcohol, poverty, street people—Bean’s Cafe

1972-1986

7/3

Alcohol, poverty, street people—bush drinking

1970-1986

7/4

Alcohol, poverty, street people—couples—emigrants

1985-1987

7/5

Alcohol, poverty, street people—general information

1966-1983

7/6

Alcohol, poverty, street people—local

1960-1982

7/7

Alcohol, poverty, street people—poverty

1973-1986

7/8

Alcohol, poverty, street people—state

1963-1986

7/9

Alcohol, poverty, street people—various programs

1971-1984

7/10

Amateur radio operators commemorative postage stamp—first day covers and information from the Amateur Radio Relay League

1964

7/11

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous—clippings and description

undated, 1982, 1986

7/12

Animals—cats

1980-1988

7/13

Animals—dogs

1960-1987

7/14

Animals—horses

1961-1973

7/15

Arts—artists

1960-1985

7/16

Arts—gallery

1968-1981

7/17

Arts—miscellaneous newspapers and publications

1971-1986

7/18

Arts—native arts

1963-1974

7/19

Arts—visual arts

1962-1982

7/20-22

Aviation

1961-1986

7/23

Berries, mushrooms, poison food, food business—berries

1974-1978

7/24

Berries, mushrooms, poison food, food business—poison food

1975-1985

7/25

Berries, mushrooms, poison food, food business—miscellaneous clippings & publications

1949-1984

7/26

Berries, mushroom, poison food, food business—mushrooms

1972-1981

7/27-28

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Anchorage

1965-1986

7/29

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Chugiak, Settlers Bay

1983-1985

7/30

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Knik to Iditarod

1972-1978

7/31

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Eagle River

1981-1983

7/32

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Palmer

1962-1985

8/1

Cities, towns and regions—Anchorage & Matanuska Valley—Wasilla

1977-1985

8/2

Cities, towns and regions—Interior Alaska—Fairbanks

1959-1975

8/3

Cities, towns and regions—Interior Alaska—Pipeline

1960-1976

8/4

Cities, towns and regions—Interior Alaska—Rampart

1960-1978

8/5

Cities, towns and regions—Interior Alaska—Talkeetna

1968-1981

8/6

Cities, towns and regions—Kenai Peninsula—Girdwood, Portage, Hope

1977-1984

8/7

Cities, towns and regions—Kenai Peninsula—Seward

1959-1986

8/8

Cities, towns and regions—Kenai Peninsula—Ninilchik, Homer, Seldovia

1959-1981

8/9

Cities, towns and regions—Kenai Peninsula—Wildwood

1960-1977

8/10

Cities, towns and regions—Kenai Peninsula—Kenai, Soldotna

1959-1987

8/11

Cities, towns and regions—Kodiak & the Aleutians—Kodiak

1964-1981

8/12

Cities, towns and regions—Kodiak & the Aleutians—Kodiak, Aleutian Chain

1967-1983

8/13

Cities, towns and regions—Northwestern Alaska—Barrow

1963-1984

8/14

Cities, towns and regions—Northwestern Alaska—Bethel

1957-1979

8/15

Cities, towns and regions—Northwestern Alaska—Nome

1957-1987

8/16

Cities, towns and regions—Northwestern Alaska—Various Villages

1957-1987

8/17

Cities, towns and regions—Prince William Sound—Cordova, Katalla

1957-1970

8/18

Cities, towns and regions—Prince William Sound—Kennecott, McCarthy

1955-1979

8/19

Cities, towns and regions—Prince William Sound—Valdez

1964-1987

8/20

Cities, towns and regions—Prince William Sound—Whittier

1964-1983

8/21

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Haines, Chilkoot

1963-1974

8/22

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Juneau, Auke Bay

1957-1975

8/23

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Ketchikan, Metlakatla

1965-1973

8/24

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Sitka

1963-1973

8/25

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Skagway

1963-1983

8/26

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Wrangell, Petersburg

1957-1978

8/27

Cities, towns and regions—Southeast—Yukon

1958-1981

8/28-30

Communication—bush, RCA. Local TV, radio

Undated, 1962-1981

8/31

Death

1968-1986

8/32

Drug—general information

1967-1980

8/33

Drug—local

1968-1983

8/34

Drug—Stahlman

1978-1979

8/35

Drug—state

1972-1981

8/36

Education—bush

1968-1981

8/37

Education—daycare

1974

8/38

Education—local

1964-1980

8/39

Education—miscellaneous

1970-1981

8/40

Education—state

1960-1978

8/41

Employment

1963-1978

8/42

Employment—gold

1949-1981

8/43

Employment—industries

1957-1986

8/44

Employment—living salaries

1971-1987

8/45

Employment—tourism

1961-1985

8/46

Fires

1961-1981

8/47

Fires—helicopters

1958-1967

8/48

Fires—roads

1908-1977

8/49

Fires—truckers

1952-1977

9/1

Fishing industry

1950-1981

9/2

Fishing industry—Clams

1964-1976

9/3

Fishing industry—Crabs

1960-1974

9/4

Fishing industry—scallops

1967-1969

9/5

Fishing industry—salmon

1979-1983

9/6

Fishing industry—shrimp

1962-1972

9/7

Fishing industry—various sea life

undated

9/8

Game (walrus)

undated

9/9

Game—bear

1957-1979

9/10

Game—caribou

1960-1980

9/11

Game—miscellaneous

1955-1980

9/12

Game—moose

1960-1988

9/13

Game—musk ox

1964-1979

9/14

Game—reindeer

1963-1981

9/15

Game—wolf

1955-1976

36/4

Historical articles: people and events in Alaska history

undated, 1971-1976

9/16

Human interest

1963-1986

9/17

Human interest—organizations

1960-1978

9/18

Human interest—zoo

1960-1980

9/19

Individuals—Alaskan clippings

1960-1986

9/20

Individuals—Robert B. Atwood columns

1978-1979

9/21

Individuals—history

1982-1984

9/22

Individuals—various individuals

1949-1974

9/23

Individuals—What ever happened to

1983-1986

9/24

Justice system—bush crime

1963-1979

9/25

Justice system—child abuse, battered wives

1964-1983

9/26

Justice system—crime (general)

1957-1982

9/27

Justice system—juvenile crime

1950-1987

9/28

Justice system—prison system

1960-1985

9/29

Justice system—prison system—police officers

1969-1976

9/30

Land 59ers—land

1962-1982

9/31

Land 59ers—homestead land

1952-1979

9/32

Land 59ers—miscellaneous photos, clippings, publications

1962-1984

9/33

Living condition—frost bite

1961-1987

9/34

Living Condition—Water

1957-1987

9/35

Living Condition—Weather

1949-1972

9/36

Mammals—Fur Industry

undated, 1968-1981

9/37

Mammals—Mink

undated, 1968

9/38

Mammals—Sea Otters

undated, 1950-1968

9/39

Mammals—seals

1959-1984

9/40

Mammals—whales

1965-1984

10/1

McKinley--1950 C-54 crash

1950

10/2

McKinley—miscellaneous

1962-1986

10/3

McKinley—Mt. McKinley

1960-1980

10/4

McKinley—rescue center

1961-1987

10/5

McKinley—Sheldon

1963

10/6

McKinley—various rescues

1949-1971

10/7

McKinley—Waldrons

1962

10/8

Medical—adoptions

1968-1987

10/9

Medical—bush medicine

1960-1985

10/10

Medical—costs and facilities

1964-1986

10/11

Medical—medical costs

1962-1979

10/12

Medical—medical profiles

1972-1984

10/13

Medical—venereal disease

1967-1979

10/14

Medical—Various Medical Information

1965-1987

10/15

Men—Egan

1962-1984

10/16-17

Men—Hickel

1960-1981

10/18-19

Men—miscellaneous clippings & publications

1961-1988

10/20

Men—political figures

1962-1986

10/21

Men—Howard Pollock

1962-1985

10/22

Men—Ron Zobel

1980

10/23

Mental health

1962-1987

10/24

Mental health—API—insanity

1982

10/25

Military—Air Force

1961-1972

10/26

Military—Civil Air Patrol

1960-1975

10/27

Military—Guard

1958-1981

10/28

Military—Glacier Training

1962-1967

10/29

Military—Army

1962-1981

10/30

Military—Fort Yukon

1961-1983

10/31

Mission in Alaska—Christmas ideas

1959-1987

11/1

Mission in Alaska—newsletters

1961-1964

11/2

Murder various—Ladd case

1973-1979

11/3

Murder various—Cassell murder case

1979-1980

11/4

Murder various—Gary Zieger

1972-1973

11/5

Murder various—Mahaffey case

1958

11/6

Murder various—Mackay file

1977-1978

11/7

Murder various--1978 murders

1978-1979

11/8

Murder various—officers killed

1974-1979

11/9

Murder various—Park case (3 photographs)

1955

11/10

Murder various—Rich case

1972-1981

11/11

Murder various—unsolved cases

1962-1982

11/12

Murder various—various

1947-1987

11/13

Murder various—Walatka

1949-1981

11/14

Murder various—Webb file

1974-1977

11/15

Natives—Blacks

1962-1987

11/16

Natives—culture

1966-1986

11/17

Natives—Native firms

1962-1985

11/18

Natives—Native leaders

1957-1985

11/19

Natives—miscellaneous clippings, publications

1956-1985

11/20

Other countries—Manila

1977-1980

11/21

Other countries—Far East

undated

11/22

Physical handicap

1970-1985

11/23

Physical handicap—epilepsy

1974-1978

11/24

Physical handicap—retarded

1960-1979

11/25-26

Pioneer file

1946-1985

11/27

Pioneer file—living

1965-1987

11/28

Postal file

1908, 1960-1984

11/29

Religion in Alaska—Byzantine Catholic Church

undated, 1959

11/30

Religion in Alaska—Catholic Church

1958-1987

11/31

Religion in Alaska—Catholic Church—priests

1961-1982

11/32

Religion in Alaska—Catholic Church—sisters

1959-1986

11/33

Religion in Alaska—chaplains

undated, 1962-1972

11/34

Religion in Alaska—Copper Valley School;

1956-1988

11/35

Religion in Alaska—flying ministers

1969-1981

11/36

Religion in Alaska—Orthodox Church

1966-1980

11/37

Religion in Alaska—other churches

1958-1982

11/38

Sex

1969-1985

11/39

Sex—homosexuals

1974-1982

11/40

Sex—prostitution

1947-1982

12/1

Sex—sex and prostitution

1972-1984

12/2

Sex—sexual assault & the elderly woman

1982

12/3

Specialized medical

1985-1986

12/4

Specialized medical—Alaska Chiropractic Clinic

undated, 1978, 1987

12/5

Specialized medical—breast feeding

1979-1984

12/6

Specialized medical—ear file

1970-1987

12/7

Specialized medical—laetrile

1976-1987

12/8

Specialized medical—smoking

1984-1985

12/9

Specialized medical—vets, rabies, etc.

1960-1986

12/10

Sports—biathlon

1962-1967

12/11

Sports—ski file

1958-1986

12/12

Sports—snow mobiles

1966-1973

12/13

Tourists—Camp Denali

1968-1981

12/14

Tourists—festivals, events

1941-1985

12/15

Tourists—fish derbies

1956-1981

12/16

Tourists—gambling

1959-1979

12/17

Tourists—ice pool

1959-1974

12/18

Tourists—miscellaneous clippings & publications

1961-1972

12/19

Tourists—mountain marathon

1955-1976

12/20

Tourists—tourist attractions

1962-1981

12/21

Volcanoes

1976-1986

12/22

Women—Alaska

1969-1986

12/23

Women—liberation

1969-1980

12/24

Women—miscellaneous

1959-1985

12/25

Women—miscellaneous clippings & publications

1957-1987

12/26

Women pilots

1956-1984

12/27

Writers

1948-1984

12/28

Writers—columns

1953-1981

12/29

Writers—miscellaneous

1965

12/30

Writers—organization

1959-1982

12/31

Writers—outside writers

1955-1977

12/32-13/1

No title & folder—miscellaneous

1961-1989

13/2

Miscellaneous clippings

1908

Series 11: Photographs; undated, 1934-1989. 2.65 cubic feet (2,420 black and white prints, 1,121 color prints, 280 black and white negatives, 6 color negatives, 6 35 mm slides, 9 color transparencies.)

Series 11: Photographs. Series 11a: Albums; undated, 1934-1989.  This series includes photographs from 15 different original albums.  Subjects include Alaskan events, travel, and personal photographs.  Photographs and other items were removed from original album pages and placed in new albums and folders.  Photocopies of the original album pages and non-photographic materials are in folders at the end of this subseries.  Copy negatives have been made for 105 photographs from this subseries.  The negatives are at the end of each numbered box/album.  1.65 cubic feet (1,678 black and white prints and postcards, 1,009 color prints and postcards, 105 black and white copy negatives, 20 black and white original negatives, 2 color transparencies.)

Box/Folder

Description

Date

13/3

“Alaska before WWII,” 220 black and white prints and postcards, 4 color prints and postcards, 31 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: President Warren G. Harding, Fire in Anchorage on June 21, 1921, Sitka, Cordova, Wrangell, Ketchikan, S.S. Denali—ship, Father Hubbard, S.J., St. Paul Island, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Spencer and Hamilton, Attu Island, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Unga Island, U.S. Cruiser Pensacola, Haida—ship, Juneau, King Island,  Kiska, Bering Sea, U.S.S. Tennessee—ship, Toramaru—ship, Luchenbach—ship, Bremerton Navy Yard, Panama Canal, Gulf of Alaska, Otto Schallerer post cards—sunsets, sled-dogs, Nome, Sophie Christenson—cod fishing ship, S.S. North Coast—ship,
S.S. Victoria—ship, S.S. Northwestern—ship, S.S. Alaska—shipwreck and rescue of passengers, German prisoners of war.

Undated, 1934-1940

13/4

“Alaska life,” 167 black and white prints and postcards, 27 color prints and postcards, 3 black and white copy negatives, 5 black and white original negatives, 2 color transparencies.  Subjects include: American Cancer Society, Alaska Communication System, Alaska Communication System picnic at Lake Spenard 1949,
USO, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kodiak, Chiniak,
Clear, Alaska, Jolly Jr.’s, Sam McClain, Dennis Day, Alaska Press Club, National Writers Convention in Denver 1961, Kay Kennedy, Mt. Alyeska Ski Resort,
Alaska Press Women Convention at Sheep Mountain Lodge1973, Writers Convention 1965.

1948-1973

13/5

“Social and ACS events,” 58 black and white prints and postcards, 18 color prints and postcards, 8 black and white copy negatives, 2 black and white original negatives.  Subjects include: Anchorage,, Simon Olmer,
William Johnson, Judge Anthony J. Dimond, USO building, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, U.S. Army and Air Force training exercises, Alaska Press Women—first meeting in Fairbanks 1961, Governor’s Picnic in Anchorage circa 1971, Robert C. Reeve, Alaska Centennial, Chitina, Alaska Communication System offices in old federal building, Glenn Highway construction.

Undated, 1949-1971

13/6

“Various activities: horses, Rondy 60s” 196 black and white prints, 30 color prints, 13 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, Speedboat races Lake Wasilla (?), United Nations Day 1962, Wheeler and Telephone Conference,
Bear barbeque at King Mountain Lodge 1962, Alaska Methodist University landscaping and final construction 1962, Horse show Anchorage, Haver Building fire 1963, 1964 Earthquake in Anchorage, Anchorage,
Governor’s Picnics 1964-1966, Governor William Egan, Louie Armstrong 1965.

Undated, 1962-1966.

13/7

Untitled, 64 black and white prints and postcards, 67 color prints and postcards, 6 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: Wasilla Conference Talkeetna Historical Society (?) 1973, Alaska Zoo 1974, Anchorage summer 1975, Kodiak 1976, Big Lake summer 1978, Ice Worm Festival in Cordova 1978, Sam McClain, O. G. McClain Clan family reunion (?) 1979, Sam McClain retirement party.

1970-1979

13/8

Untitled, 128 black and white prints and postcards, 53 color prints and postcards, 9 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: St. Paul Island seal harvest circa 1969, St. Paul seal processing, hotel, school, and Russian Orthodox Church, St. Mary’s Mission—before fire and during fire in 1963, Father Poole, S.J., Holy Cross Mission Native dancers 1963, Kotzebue July 4th celebrations, Unalakleet, Independence Mine.

Undated, 1963-1969

13/9

“Valdez, Juneau, ’63 ferry, Skagway, Dawson, Whittier,”  207 black and white prints and postcards, 47 color prints and postcards, 10 black and white copy negatives, 13 black and white original negatives.  Subjects include: Valdez, Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, Healy Coal Mine, Lower Tonsina,
Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier, Wrangell, ferry trip, U.S. Forest Service helicopter Juneau, Skagway Days of ’98,
Dawson Creek, Yukon Territory, Knik River flood  1962, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Lake Bennett, Yukon Territory, Carcross, Yukon Territory, Whittier port, railroad, and town 

Undated, 1962-1973

13/10

“Seward, Ninilchik, Seldovia, Homer,” 188 black and white prints and postcards, 38 color prints, 14 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: Portage Glacier, Seward Salmon Derby, Mount Marathon Run in Seward, Ninilchik, Seldovia, Homer, Copper Center Lodge, Kenai Chevron Oil Refinery opening 1966, ALS National Party Anchorage Natural Gas Corp., Kenai 1966, Eklutna Glacier Training U.S. Army 1966, Big Game Awards, Helena Burnett guide, Ralph Marshall pilot.

Undated, 1962-1967, 1981

13/11

“Europe,” 61 black and white prints, 121 color prints. This album contains photographs from a European Art Tour organized by Western Travel Service, Inc., that Christine McClain took in June 1974. The tour visited cities and sites in Italy, Greece, and Yugoslavia.

1974

13/12

“Mexico, Hawaii,” 71 black and white prints, 42 color prints, 1 black and white copy negative.  Subjects include: Colorado (commercial travel image set), Seattle, Victoria, British Columbia, Polly Bergen, San Francisco 1966, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Mexico, Hawaii (commercial travel image set), Honolulu 1967,
Maui 1982.

Undated, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1982

13/13

“Fairbanks, Nenana, North Pole, Talkeetna,” 241 black and white prints, 27 color prints, 7 black and white copy negatives.  Subjects include: Fairbanks, Alaska Centennial celebrations, Alaskaland, Eielson Air Force Base, University of Alaska Conference, Burl Ives, Governor Walter Hickel, Centennial train to Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad, Nenana, Talkeetna solar ecclipse, mountain climbers, luau, Moose Dropping Festival, Fairview Inn, Talkeetna, Homer.

Undated, 1960-1979

13/14

Untitled, 12 black and white prints and postcards, 119 color prints and postcards, 2 black and white copy negatives. This album includes personal photographs of friends, family, and pets. It also includes photo Christmas greeting cards and a photograph of Pope John Paul II during his visit to Anchorage in June 1984.

1980-1985

13/15

“Charlie, Smoky, Corky, Duke,” 204 color prints. This album contains photographs of Sam and Christine McClain and their cats.

1979-1986

13/16

“Christmas photos, friends,” 56 black and white prints and cards, 71 color prints and cards. This album contains photographs and photo Christmas greeting cards from friends, as well as those of a Navy Wives Thanksgiving dinner and an ANS Christmas in 1968.

Undated, 1950-1986

13/17

“M,” 9 black and white prints and cards, 141 color prints and cards, 1 black and white copy negative. This album contains personal photographs and photo Christmas greeting cards.

1986-1988

Series 11: Photographs. Subseries 11b: Family, press, and other photographs; undated, 1932-1976. This subseries includes photographs of the Alaska Communication System, Bristol Bay fishing, the U.S. Air Force’s Operation Santa Claus, the Alaska Air National Guard’s St. Mary’s Christmas Special supply mission of 1963, the 1964 Alaska Earthquake in Kodiak and Anchorage, the Sparrevohn military radar station, and miscellaneous U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army subjects. 1 cubic foot (742 black and white prints, 112 color prints, 155 black and white negatives, 6 color negatives, 6 color slides, 7 color transparencies.)

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

13/18

 

Christine McClain, portraits and photos, 27 black and white prints, 7 color prints, 4 color-tinted prints, 3 4X5 inch black and white negatives, 3 120 size black and white negatives, 6 color slides.

Undated, 1962-1978

13/19

 

Family photos, 140 black and white prints, 32 color prints, 2 35 mm black and white negatives.

Undated, 1932-1983

13/20

 

Friends and children, 26 black and white prints, 15 color print.

Undated, 1952-1978

13/21

 

Alaska Communication System, 25 black and white prints.

Undated

14/1

 

Alaska Communication System: Signal Corps.  U.S. Army photographs, 11 black and white prints.

1959-1962

14/2

 

Alaska Division of Tourism photos, 4 black and white prints

Undated

14/2

1

Caption: “ALASKA UNDER THE RUSSIANS is the background of ‘Cry of the Wild Ram,’ an historical pageant which will be produced for the second time in Anchorage, July 21-22 and 28-29. The story depicts the times and trials of Alexander Baranov who dominated Alaska (then called Russian America from the late eighteenth century through the first two decades of the nineteenth.”

 

14/2

2

Caption: “FUN OF A HELICOPTER RIDE over some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery is exceeded in Alaska only by the fun of the world’s finest skiing at steep Creek, near Juneau. There are no lifts or tows into the area yet (the tows are installed and operating at Douglas Ski Bowl, also near Juneau) but ‘chopper’ flights provide a safe, fast means of ascent to the summit.”

 

14/2

3

Caption: “HIGH ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE, overlooking the majestic Tanana Valley of Interior Alaska, a skier at Fairbanks’ Ullrhaven Ski Lodge pauses to enjoy the view. Alaska’s skiing in characterized by powder snow at low altitudes, uncrowded slopes, and a wide variety of runs ranging from bunny hills to drops of the expert class.”

 

14/2

4

Caption: “SLALOM COURSE is negotiated by young skier at Douglas Bowl near the Alaska capital city of Juneau. Reached by helicopter or afoot the area boasts rope tows, warming cabins and long-season skiing.”

 

14/3

 

Alaska Nellie’s Country Store and Gallery, Seward, 10 b&w prints.

Undated

14/4

 

Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Jim Balog, photographer, 7 black and white prints.

Undated

14/4

1

Caption: “Miss Vivian Denton, lab technologist does a test in the API lab.”

 

14/4

2

Caption: “Mr. Alice Martinson, X-Ray technician gives an EEG test.”

 

14/4

3

Caption: “Hope Tuttle, Classroom instructor at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.”

 

14/4

4

Caption: “View from west of building shows the Chugach Mountains in background, wing in foreground is an acute treatment ward.”

 

14/4

5

Caption: “Child’s Unit, nursing staff member supervises play at the playground.”

 

14/4

6

Caption: “Charles Masterson and volunteer worker, occupational Therapy.”

 

14/4

7

Caption: “Occupational Therapy”

 

14/5

 

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. Pete Robinson, photographer, Greater Anchorage, Inc, 5 black and white prints.

Undated, 1976

14/5

1

Caption: “Activity in the Pit Area during the World Championship Races.”

 

14/5

2

Caption: “Carl Huntington wearing the number 1 heads out on the trail during the Fur Rendezvous.”

 

14/5

3

Caption: “Bridget Thomas, ‘76 Miss Fur Rendezvous.”

 

14/5

4

Caption: “George Attla, ‘76 Champion.”

 

14/5

5

Caption: “Unidentified Junior Musher.”

 

14/6

 

James Balog photographs, 11 black and white prints

Undated

14/6

1

Anchorage International Airport: employees posed in front of fire engine.

 

14/6

2

Three moose among trees near office building in winter.

 

14/6

3

Ski hill and rope tows at Arctic Valley.

 

14/6

4

Skiers waiting for rope tow at Arctic Valley Ski Bowl.

 

14/6

5

Caption: “Gary King at Arctic Valley.”

 

14/6

6

Caption: “Sun deck cafeteria at Mt. Alyeska.”

 

14/6

7-11

Ski photos at Mt. Alyeska.

 

14/7

 

Bristol Bay fishing, 72 black and white contact prints on 6 sheets.

Undated

14/7

1-11

Caption: “Misc. Shots of Native fishermen and catch being unloaded from boats. Young boy was helping father during entire season.” (Contact sheet 1).

 

14/7

12

Caption: “In background is ‘Reefer II’ Sits in deep water mile out from cannery and takes on loads of fish from small boats twice a day. Comes in at night on high tide to unload total haul for day.” (Contact sheet 1).

 

14/7

13

Caption: “Eskimo going up Kuskokwim River in small boat. Not a fisherman, he is mechanic for Northern Consolidated Airlines.” (Contact sheet 2).

 

14/7

14-15

Caption: “Bush planes at Bethel await Natives from Bristol Bay coming up from end of fishing season. They will haul the Natives into the small Native villages for the winter.” (Contact sheet 2).

 

14/7

16-21

Caption: “Misc. Fishing and unloading pix.” (Contact sheet 2).

 

14/7

22

Caption: “Hobby of men on ‘Reefer II’ is target shooting aboard ship white awaiting small boats.” (Contact sheet 2).

 

14/7

23-24

Caption: “Dropping fish into hold of big boat.” (Contact sheet 2).

 

14/7

25-26

Caption: “Eskimo cannery workers at coffee break on dock.” (Contact sheet 3).

 

14/7

27

Caption: “Italian fisherman A.H. Spinale from Pittsburg, California who is fishing again this year. He has fished in Bay area for 43 years. In winter runs store (grocery and dry goods) in Pittsburg. This year, he says will clear over 25,000 dollars with fish.” (Contact sheet 3).

 

14/7

28-33

Caption: “Misc. Shots of boats at Peterson Point at New England and Pacific American Canneries.” (Contact sheet 3).

 

14/7

34-35

Caption: “Natives get on scales for return haul to Native towns.” (Contact sheet 3).

 

14/7

36

Caption: “Air shot of New England and Pacific American Canneries at Peterson Point, Alaska. Just out of King Salmon in the Bristol Bay region.” (Contact sheet 3).

 

14/7

37-48

Caption: “Misc. shots of bush planes at Bethel loading Natives for flights to small Native villages along Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers. Natives all brought to Bethel from Bristol Bay and then taken to their home villages there.” (Contact sheet 4).

 

14/7

49-60

Caption: “Misc. Shots Eskimo kids with fish racks and dried fish. Woman is using gasoline driven washing machine from mail order house. One shot of Native family fishing on Kuskokwim for winter food.” (Contact sheet 5).

 

14/7

61-69, 72

Caption: “Native kids swimming in river at fish camps.” (Contact sheet 6).

 

14/7

70-71

Caption: “Catholic Nuns at St. Mary’s school on Yukon River. Largest building on river. In September, over 250 Eskimo kids of all ages come from villages to board at school for winter. Handles grades 1 thru 12. Graduates about half dozen high school students a year. Grow all their food, made their own building, and run their own fish cannery during summer for food during winter.” (Contact sheet 6).

 

14/8

 

Bush photos: people, children, villages, 13 black and white prints.

Undated

14/9

 

Bush photos by Christine McClain, 2 black and white prints.

Undated

14/9

1

Caption: “Arriving at Unalakleet, modern station [wagon] meets plane.”

 

14/9

2

Caption: “Feeding time at Kotzebue, Alaska” (dog on chain with pup).

 

14/10

 

Copper Valley School (religious retreat), 31 black and white prints, 2 color prints, 25 35 mm black and white negatives.

Undated, 1966 August

14/11

 

Dawson trip, 32 black and white prints, 10 120 size black and white negatives. (See also subseries 15a).

1962

14/12

 

Ear surgery, 5 black and white prints.

Undated

14/13

 

Federal Aviation Authority photographs, Lillian Watson, 5 black and white photos.

Undated, 1962, 1966

14/13

1

Caption: “Lillian Watson at the FAA ‘modern’ switchboard in 1966, Photo—Darby.”

 

14/13

2-3

Lillian Watson at FAA switchboard.

 

14/13

4

Caption: “Left: Allen Hulen, Assistant Administrator Alaskan Region presents Lillian one of her ‘awards’ with her immediate supervisor John B. Moore looking on.”

 

14/13

5

Lillian Watson at FAA switchboard.

 

14/14

 

Governor’s picnic, 7 color transparencies.  (See also subseries 15a).

1964 July

14/15

 

Mountain and glacier training, U.S. Army, Alaska, U.S. Army photographs, 11 black and white prints.

Undated

14/15

1

Caption: “Bringing injured man down mountain in litter.”

 

14/15

2

Caption: “Keeping rope taut.”

 

14/15

3

Caption: “One rope bridge for crossing river.”

 

14/15

4

 Caption: “Piggy-back down the mountain.”

 

14/15

5

Caption: “Rappelling down the mountain.”

 

14/15

6-9

Rappelling down rockface.

 

14/15

10

Men traversing rockface.

 

14/15

11

Man crossing river using rope bridge.

 

14/16

 

Northern Commercial Company department store, Ward Wells, photographer, 5 black and white prints.

Undated

14/16

1

Caption: “Alaska’s chain store with a wide easel for a display artist.”(storefront facade).

 

14/16

2-4

Display window with mannequins.

 

14/16

5

Interior view with fur coats, animal rugs, and mounted animal heads.

 

14/17

 

Operation Santa Claus, U.S. Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, 15 black and white prints, 36 35 mm black and white negatives, 3 120 size black and white negatives, 6 press releases.

Undated, 1963

14/17

1

Santa Claus giving out presents to natives (APCS Photo).

 

14/17

2

Santa Claus in cockpit with headphones.

 

14/17

3

Caption: “Santa (Lt. Col. Jay N. Thomas) and helper Clarence Pungoujie unload C-123 at Northeast Cape AFS. In 20 below zero weather, they travel by dogsled to the village Savoonga. The frost can be seen on Pungoujie’s parka ruff. The Huskies appear to be confused... U.S. Air Force Photo.”

 

14/17

4

Santa Claus kneeling between men holding Operation Santa Claus sign. No. 235.

 

14/17

5

Santa Claus with sled and Air Force personnel with Operation Santa Claus sign. No. 236.

 

14/17

6

Caption: “HQ AAC—SANTA ARRIVES ALASKAN STYLE—Using a dog team instead of his customary reindeer, Santa Claus arrives at the village of Unalakleet, Alaska, near an Alaskan Air Command (AAC radar site, to distribute gifts to the native children there as part of Elmendorf AFB’s Operation Santa Claus...” No. 237.

 

14/17

7

Caption: “HQ AAC—“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!--Waving a greeting to the children of Unalakleet, Alaska, is Santa Claus as he prepares to take a dog sled ride into the village with dog musher A2C Jerry D. Hart, of Monroe, La., from a nearby a nearby Alaska Air Command radar site,. . .” No. 238.

 

14/17

8

Caption: “HQ AAC—ONE OF LIFE’S BIG MOMENTS—Shaking hands with Santa Claus provides a big thrill for the native school children of Unalakleet, Alaska as is evidenced by the looks of happy anticipation on their faces. . .” No. 239.

 

14/17

9

Caption: “HQ AAC—‘HOW OLD ARE YOU LITTLE MISSY?’—As part of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska’s annual Operation Santa Claus to provide toys and gifts for native children near Alaskan Air Command remote radar sites, the kindly old gentleman greets school children of Unalakleet. . .” No. 240.

 

14/17

10

Santa Claus holds little native boy. No. 241.

 

14/17

11

Caption: “HQ AAC—SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE—An Air Force sergeant from Elmendorf, AFB, Alaska plays Santa Claus to a multitude of young Alaskan natives at Unalakleet village. Here, he is aided by Miss Dolores Kracher, first grade teacher, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Unalakleet Elementary School. . .” No. 242.

 

14/17

12

Santa Claus and Miss Dolores Kracher hand out presents to native children. No. 243.

 

14/17

13

Santa carrying presents for native children.

 

14/17

14

Proof sheet and 36-35mm negatives of Operation Santa Claus.

 

14/18

 

Philippines trip, 12 black and white prints, 50 color prints.

1978

14/19

 

Quake, Kodiak, 19 black and white prints, 4 color post cards, 2 black and white copy negatives.

1964

14/19

1

Caption: “Mission with a heart—The Coastal Monarch unloads at the marginal pier at the Kodiak Naval Base, Kodiak, Alaska...” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

2

Caption: “Huge fishing boats were tossed up on what once was the Elks new bowling lanes.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

3

Caption: “This shows just a small part of wreckage after four tidal waves, an earthquake, 80-mile an hour winds hit Kodiak, Alaska, on March 27th. Fishing boats, houses, downed telephone and electric lines—make strange mixture in aftermath of disaster.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

4

Caption: “‘Hi neighbor! Here’s Help.’—was the message Brought into Kodiak residents on the ship Coastal Monarch. Ship was loaded down with lumber, building supplies, a gift from hundreds of people and firms in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to get Alaskans back on their feet. Ship docked on May 9th.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

5

Caption: “The Yukon lies disabled after tidal waves.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

6

Caption: “She [Yukon] proudly sails out of Kodiak’s harbor on her way to the fishing grounds again. She was one of the lucky ones.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

7

Caption: “Downtown Kodiak was a twisted, jumbled mass of wreckage. Shops and homes were carried blocks from their original sites and crushed together.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

8

Caption: “Roads on Woody Island were choked with debris when the 1964 tidal waves swept across part of the island.” Yule M. Chafin, photographer.

 

14/19

9

Caption: “Edward McDermott, President Johnson’s personal emissary to the disaster areas, is met upon his arrival at Kodiak Naval Station by Rear Admiral Robert E. Riera, USN, Commander, Alaskan Sea Frontier and Commandant, 17th Naval Distric. Mr. McDermott described the Alaskan situation as ‘awful’.” U.S. Navy photograph.

 

14/19

10

Caption: “This giant buoy that once guided shipping into the mouth of Old Woman’s Bay or the harbor of the City of Kodiak now rests on the Station taxiway. The third tidal wave, which crested at 30 feet above mean lower water, drove this buoy and other smaller ones inshore from the open sea.” U.S. Navy photograph.

 

14/19

11

Caption: “Special services boat shop is uprooted by the third tidal wave and moved away to pilings which stopped its fluvial transit.” U.S. Navy photograph.

 

14/19

12

Caption: “Salvaging one of the fishing Boats.” U.S. Army photograph.

 

14/19

13-14

Caption: “Rebuilt boat harbor by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” U.S. Army photograph.

 

14/19

15

Caption: “Clean-up: Down Main Street Kodiak.” U.S. Army photograph.

 

14/19

16

“Fishing boat slowly sinking to bottom.” U.S. Army photograph.

 

14/19

17

Distant aerial shot of rebuilt boat harbor. U.S. Army photograph.

 

14/19

18

Man and boy on ruins of building.

 

14/19

19

Houses on harbor waterfront.

 

14/19

20

Boat harbor and aerial of harbor and town.

 

14/19

21

Postcard caption: “Kodiak, Alaska, the first capital of Russian America established in 1794.”; Alf
Madsen, photographer.

 

14/19

22

Postcard caption: “Greetings from Kodiak - King Crab Capital of the World”; Alf Madsen, photographer.

 

14/19

23

Postcard caption: “Before and after scenes of the March 27th Black Friday Earthquake which destroyed property and boats totalling over 25 million dollars. Half the business district was wiped out including all stores of O. Kraft & Son.” Alf Madsen, photographer.

 

14/19

24

Aerial of Kodiak.

 

14/20

 

Quake, James West photographs, 33 black and white prints, 5 black and white copy negatives.

1964

14/21

 

Ships, 6 black and white prints.

Undated

14/21

1

S.S. Denali (color tinted).

 

14/21

2

S.S. Denali, Schallerer, photographer.

 

14/21

3

Malaspina (ferry).

 

14/21

4

U.S. Army Albert. J Meyer (freighter).

 

14/21

5

S.S. North Coast (color tinted).

 

14/21

6

U.S. Navy cruiser

 

14/22

 

Sparrevohn construction, U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, U.S. Army photographs, 6 black and white prints.

Undated

14/22

1

Caption: “ALASKAN EGGHEADS - These ping-pong domes cover intricate radar facilities at a remote U. S. Air Force Defense Station in Alaska.”

 

14/22

2

Caption: “NOT FOR AMATEURS - Alaska bush flying is not for amateur pilots. This sign [DEAD END] at the end of the runway at Sparrevohn, Alaska, obviously means what it says.”

 

14/22

3

Caption: “‘NOT LIKE MISSOURI’ - Leo Smith is the project engineer at the Sparrevohn Air Force Station in Alaska.”

 

14/22

4

Caption: “PLANE LIFE IN ALASKA - The only road to this remote Alaska military station is a skyroad. Sparrevohn is a dense station located about 300 miles west of Anchorage. ... The station runway and taxiway is shown above.” 

 

14/22

5

Caption: “ROUGH ROAD TO SPARREVOHN - The route used by planes supplying the Sparrevohn defense station crosses the extremely rugged Alaska Mountain Range.”

 

14/22

6

Caption: “TRAMWAY SERVES RADAR STATION - This tram is used to supply the hilltop radar station at Sparrevohn.”

 

14/23

 

St. Mary’s Christmas special, Alaska Air National Guard, 29 black and white prints, 24 35 mm black and white negatives.

1963

14/23

1

Caption: “Father James Poole, S.J. school director with Air Guard Personnel and villager.”

 

14/23

2

Caption: “Father John B. Fox, S.J., a veteran of 36 years experience in western Alaska with the Eskimo children.”

 

14/23

3

Caption: “St. Mary’s Mission main building, to the left is new gym.”

 

14/23

4

Air National Guard cargo plan landed on river near mission.

 

14/23

5

Caption: “Santa (Sgt L. E. Harris) gives youngster candy, older students look on.”

 

14/23

6

Caption: “Plane ready for departure from Anchorage... Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

7

Boy carrying bed frame toward mission from cargo plane.

 

14/23

8

Caption: “Without dogs, reliable sled is used for heavy cargo—Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

9

Ruins of burnt boys’ dormitory building looking toward mission buildings.

 

14/23

10

Caption: “Site of three-story boys’ building.”

 

14/23

11

Caption: “Buildings that were saved by chance of wind... Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

12

Caption: “Children hand carry the fragile eggs at St. Mary’s.”

 

14/23

13

Caption: “Transport is ski and wheel equipped and can be used on runways or snow-covered ground as at St. Mary’s in March—Harris Darby Photo.”

 

14/23

14

Natives crowd around cargo hold of plane.

 

14/23

15

Caption: “Army National Guard Men ready to unload plane—Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

16

Closeup of Eskimo child on sled.

 

14/23

17

Caption: “Santa prevents a near slip on the ice.”

 

14/23

18

Caption: “One of four planes brought immediate relief to St. Mary’s. Note child running at right-hand corner—Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

19

Nun and two native women in kitchen.

 

14/23

20

Native students singing behind nun playing the piano.

 

14/23

21

Two nuns and two native women pose in winter coats.

 

14/23

22

Caption: “Children eager to lend a helping hand... Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

23

Caption: “St. Mary’s gives the Air National Guard a royal welcome. School in background.”

 

14/23

24

Caption: “Unloading cargo and precious potatoes.”

 

14/23

25

Caption: “Eskimo children though shy always have smiles... Harris Darby photo.”

 

14/23

26

Caption: “Everyone helps unload the plane at St. Mary’s Mission.”

 

14/23

27

Native women in front of plane with “St. Mary’s Christmas Special” banner.

 

14/23

28

Men unloading supplies from cargo plane.

 

14/23

29

Caption: “Native dancers—front row, son, father, villager and young son of Mr. Beans.”

 

14/24

 

Talkeetna solar eclipse, 16 black and white prints.  (See also subseries 15a.)

1963

14/25

 

U.S. Air Force Captain R. Hemphill treating dogs in native village, 4 black and white prints, U.S Air Force photographs.  (See also subseries 15a.)

 

14/26

 

U.S. Air Force photographs, 18 black and white prints.

Undated.

14/26

1

Caption: “Aerial view of Sparrevohn, to the right is Lime Village where Eskimo hobbled the rugged terrain to reach the site.”

 

14/26

2

Caption: “Eskimos frequently come to sites complaining of chest ailments: woman was air evacuated to Alaska Native Service hospital found to be suffering from pneumonia.”

 

14/26

3

Caption: “HELPING HAND—Mrs. Randall O’Day, a Red Cross volunteer from Ft. Richardson, serves coffee to patient on one the the air-vac flights.”

 

14/26

4

Caption: “HQ AAC—EARLY WARNING—BMEWS Site 2, at Clear, Alaska boats three AN/FPS-50 fixed detection radars.”

 

14/26

5

Caption: “John Norris, Alaska’s first national contender” (equestrian event).

 

14/26

6

Caption: “Sgt. Herron in winter gear.”

 

14/26

7

Caption: “Mrs. Robert L. Mayne and her three children arrive at Elmendorf after being rescued from a DC-7 that ditched in open sea near Sitka.”

 

14/26

8

Mrs. Mayne embraces husband after rescue from DC-7.

 

14/26

9

Caption: “SLED DOG RACE. Major General Joseph A. Cunningham, commander, Alaska Air Command, was ‘sled to sled’ with Rhea Bowman, this year’s ‘Miss Fur Rendezvous,’ after the first stretch in the annual Dignitaries Sled Dog Races. Miss Fur Rendezvous came out victorious over all of the participating dignitaries.”

 

14/26

10

Caption: “Staff Sergeant THELBERT E ‘DOC’ FIELDS discusses certain medical projects with Major JAMES W PITTAWAY, COMMANDER, 795TH Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Cape Romanzof, Alaska.”

 

14/26

11

Caption: “Staff Sergeant THELBERT E ‘DOC’ FIELDS gives Major JAMES W. PITTAWAY, commander, 795th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, the second in his series of polio shots.”

 

14/26

12

Caption: “Tramway in desolate region of western Alaska.”

 

14/26

13

Caption: “Mrs. Violet Ukauka, slices the pickled moose nose. Mr. Berth Meir preparing the smoked salmon sticks. Early arrivals sample pickled hooligan and calm dip. Large tray in front is a shrimp paste spead on Ritz crackers. Mrs. Meir’s kelp chutney, kelp pickles and kelp marmalade are in the jars.”

 

14/26

14

Caption: “An un-named site but typical of many in the Alaska Air Command, where military stands guard against sneak aerial attack.”

 

14/26

15

Caption: “View overlooking the Main Site, 795th Aircraft Control Squadron.”

 

14/26

16

Caption: “Unidentified civilian worker with Sgt. Herron at Sparrevohn.” (medical)

 

14/26

17

Caption: “USAF HOSPITAL ELMENDORF”; “...C-123’s of the Operations Sq, based at Elmendorf AFB.”; “‘DAWN AT TATALINA’... extreme temperatures and weather conditions ... at this Alaskan Air Command remote radar site.”; “MAINTENANCE SUPPORT for Alaskan Air Command’s combat and mission support aircraft is provided by the 5040th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance (CAM) Group based at Elmendorf.” Proof sheet containing 4 images.

 

14/26

18

Caption: . “MAJOR GENERAL JAMES C. JENSEN, Commander, ALASKA AIR COMMAND, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska”; “C-130 ‘HERCULES’ AIRCRAFT of the Alaskan Air Command’s 17th Troop Carrier Sq. ...”, “THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE-An H-21 helicopter of the 5017th Operations Sq. hoists an Alaskan native to safety.”; “SURVEILLANCE—That nothing will pass undetected...F-102 Delta Daggers respond to requests from aircraft control and warning stations throughout Alaska...” Proof sheet containing four images.

 

14/27

 

U.S. Army photographs, 15 black and white prints.

Undated, 1955

14/27

1

Caption: “PIPELINE BREAKFAST - The Gene Nunley’s live in an isolated Alaska pipeline camp, quite as normally as people do in Junction City, Kansas. Chris, 9, goes to school during the week at nearby Delta Junction. He frequently sees moose and caribou and buffalo enroute.”

 

14/27

2

“Mrs. Gene Nunley sweeps off her trailer home porch at Timber Pipeline Station.”

 

14/27

3

“WINTERIZED - The new Alaska pump station on the military pipeline was built in 1962 to operate dependably despite chilly winter temperatures. The station shown above is located in interior Alaska at Sears Creek. The lows there are in the minus 60 column.”

 

14/27

4

Pump station at Sears Creek.

 

14/27

5

Caption: “SLICE OF YUKON LIFE—The ice on the Yukon this winter was nearly as thick as a man is tall. In the middle of the winter it was measured at more than five feet thick at Rampart Canyon by Army Engineers. This picture was taken on May 17, the day of the spring breakup.”

 

14/27

6

Caption: “FOR LEASE—The Army Port of Whittier in South-Central Alaska is being advertised nationally for lease. . . . Shown above is the Buckner Building with facilities for 1,000 troops, often called ‘City under a Roof.’ It is one of many facilities in the multi-million dollar installation.”

 

14/27

7

Man crossing the finish line in the Marathon Mountain run in Seward.

 

14/27

8

Caption: “Glenallen-Valdez Line, Storm Damage 27-28 Dec. 55, Apprx: Mile 100.”

 

14/27

9

Caption: “First Sgt. Alexander Bjornstal demonstrates to Pvt. First Class Jimmy Flores how to stop a slide down an ice slope by digging in with the ice axe and not crampons.”

 

14/27

10

Caption: “Typical permafrost foundation on piling. Bethel communication building.”

 

14/27

11

Pilings for permafrost foundation.

 

14/27

12

Caption: “Frame of the communications building supported by 20 Long’s Thermo-Valve Foundations. Long Photo.”

 

14/27

13

Caption: “One of Long’s Thermo-Valve footings used on the 300-foot Aurora communications tower. Long Photo.”

 

14/27

14

Caption: “300-foot Communication tower at Aurora site. Long Photo.”

 

14/27

15

Building built on pilings.

 

14/28

 

WAMCATS reunion in Fairbans, 6 black and white prints, 18 35 mm black and white negatives. (See also subseries 15a).

1967

14/29

 

Identified photographs, 38 black and white prints, 2 color prints, 1 black and white negative.

Undated, 1938, 1940, 1960

14/29

1

Alaska Railroad Hospital at Anchorage

 

14/29

2

Portage Glacier, Alaska Railroad photographs.

 

14/29

3

Denali National Park (?), Alaska Railroad photograph.

 

14/29

4

Caption: “Cabbage grow to giant size in the Matanuska Valley.”

 

14/29

5

Caption: “Cattle on Kodiak Island graze on land that is leased from the federal government.”

 

14/29

6

Caption: “Side road off the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage.”

 

14/29

7

Caption: “Birch in the Matanuska Valley.”

 

14/29

8

Caption: “Mile 99 on the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage.”

 

14/29

9

Caption: “Farm in Mat Valley.”

 

14/29

10

Caption: “Road going up Bird Creek Valley.”

 

14/29

11

Alyeska Ski Resort lodge interior.

 

14/29

12

Anchorage Community Chorus, Charles Moses.

 

14/29

13-14

Anchorage Community Theatre groundbreaking. Caption: “L/R Mayor George H. Byer, Laughton, Frank Brink, Director of Anchorage Community Theatre and R. Everett Harris, president of Anchorage Community Theatre.”

 

14/29

15

Caption: “Arctic Valley ski lift planned.”

1960 March 22

14/29

16

Louis A. Custimi.

 

14/29

17-18

Douglas Island Ski Bowl, U.S. Forest Service photographs.

 

14/29

19

Eckmons Furniture store prior to earthquake, Ross Studio, Spenard.

 

14/29

20

Fairbanks Ice Carnival Queen: Grace Baily. Postcard.

1938

14/29

21

Fairbanks Ice Carnival Queen: Molly Chamberlain.

1940

14/29

22

Caption: Passengers disembarking the S.S. Denali.” Father Bernard Hubbard, S.J. (See also subseries 15a).

 

14/29

23

Caption: “Fr. Bernard Hubbard, S.J. known as the ‘Glacier Priest.’”

 

14/29

24

Caption: “Cathedral of the Nativity, B.V.M.” Juneau, Alaska.

 

14/29

25

Juneau block with St. Ann’s Hospital, Cathedral of the Nativity, rectory building, and St. Ann’s school, A. V. Astone, photographer.

 

14/29

26

Caption: “Muskox Herd at Nunivak Island have increased to 406 including 75 calves according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Once a resident of the Arctic slope of Alaska, the herd was transplanted in 1935 and 1936 from Greenland to the College Experimental farm in Fairbanks.” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photograph.

 

14/29

27-29

Northwest Poultry Farm, Inc., Kotzebue.  Includes note from James H. Hayes.

 

14/29

30

Palmer: farmhouse on Fishhook Road.

 

14/29

31

Caption: “The beautiful Portage Glacier,” Tee Balog, photographer.

 

14/29

32

Caption: “Portage Glacier, Alaska,” Sue Oyler, photographer.

 

14/29

33-35

Romig Hill ski slope ski class.

 

14/29

36

Skagway street scene looking toward the Pack Train Inn.

 

14/29

37

Skagway, men and women at gambling table.

 

14/29

38

Ski bowl below Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage, view near foot of ski jump tower.

1939

14/29

39

Ski bowl below Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage, looking downhill.

1939

14/29

40

Caption: “Sven Johanson, coach..., holds the stop watch of three of his charges during a training session at Fort Richardson...” U.S. Modern Olympic biathlon team.

 

14/30

 

Unidentified and partially identified photographs, 67 black and white prints, 23 black and white negatives, 6 color negatives.

Undated.

Series 12: Certificates and awards; undated, 1957-1988.  0.9 cubic feet

Box/Folder

Description

Date

35/1

Certificates

1957-1988

37

Alaska Press Club framed plaque and letter opener.

Undated, 1984

Series 13: Memorabilia; 1943-1965.  0.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

14/31

 

Air France menus

1960

36/9

1

Oil industry activities, Cook Inlet Basin map

1965 November 8

36/9

2

John F. Kennedy assassination teletype

1963

14/32

 

Slapsy Maxie’s, 168 O’Farrell St. sign

1943

Series 14: Writings by others; undated, 1971-1988. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

14/33

Articles, press releases, short stories, plays.

Undated, 1971-1988

Series 15: Research publications; 1946-1988.  0.5 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

14/34

 

First Arctic Winter Games: Through the Eyes of the Press: A Selection of Press Clippings From the Files of the Yellowknife Arctic Winter Games Society

1968-1970

14/35

1

Alaska Commercial Fisheries Catch and Production Statistics, Statistical Leaflet #3, State of Alaska, Dept. of Fish & Game.

1961

14/35

2

Progress Report on Alaska Fisheries Management and Research: 1958, Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Alaska Region

1958 November

14/35

3

Everything You Need to Know About Your Horizon Land, by Tom Powers

1977, 1978

14/35

4

An Oral History Primer, by Gary L. Shumway and William G. Hartley

1973

14/35

5

United States Army, Alaska, Orientation for Newly Arrived Personnel, Headquarters, United States Army, Alaska, USARAL Pam 360-6

1966 April 15

14/35

6

Engineering Opportunities In Alaska with the U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, Corps of Engineers, Anchorage, Alaska

Circa 1957

14/35

7

Alaska District: Corps of Engineers (25th anniversary)

1971

14/35

8

Polaris Patrol: Alaska Wing—Civil Air Patrol

1960

14/35

9

Polaris Patrol: Alaska Wing—Civil Air Patrol

1961

14/36

1

Alaska Hunting and Fishing Guide, edited by Ed Fortier, published by Herb Rhodes and Ed Fortier

1961-1962

14/36

2

Matanuska—Valley—Valley of Plenty, Alaska Call, Matanuska Chamber of Commerce

1959 June

14/36

3

The Yukon Trail, Alaska Steamship Co., Transradio Press

1939 October 18

14/36

4

The White Pass Container Route News, vol. IV, no. 3

195?

14/36

5

The Northlander, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, vol. 10, no. 4

1973 December

14/36

6-7

Trail Blazer, Cook Inlet Native Association, vol. 1, nos. I and II

1966

14/36

8

Ski Heil, Anchorage Ski Club, vol. 6, no. 7

1962 March

14/36

9

Ski Heil, Mt. Alyeska, Alaska., Official Program, National Alpine Ski Championships and Olympic Ski Try-Outs

1963 April 4-6

14/36

10

Alaska’s First Funny Years

1964

14/37

1

Adak, Alaska, 1942-1977

1977

14/37

2

Anchorage: Crossroads of the Air World, Compliments of the First National Bank of Anchorage

1973 May

14/37

3-4

St. Benedicts Parish (newsletter), vol. 2, no. 2, and vol. 4, no. 2

1986, 1988

14/37

5

Catholic Social Services News

1985 Summer

14/37

6-7

Providence News Cache, vol. X, no. 111, and vol. XI, no. 2

1987-1988

14/37

8-9

Wordstar News, vol. 2, no. 4, and vol 3, no. 1;

1987-1988

14/37

10

Newsweek

1963 December 2

14/37

11

Time volume 76, number 20a

1960 November 16

14/38

 

Ankor-Output: Alaska Network for Kaypro Owner Resources Newsletter

1988 January-June

14/39

 

The Polar Bear, The Alaska Press Club

1969-1988

14/40

 

Community Profiles, State of Alaska, Dept. of Economic Development, Division of Economic Enterprise (40 different, Bethel to Yakutat)

1973 July

14/41

 

Facts About Alaska (and individual communities), U.S. Army?

Undated

14/42

1

Look North to Adak, Alaska: Standard Industrial Survey, State of Alaska, Dept. of Economic Development, Industrial Development Division

Circa 1969

14/42

2

Hope...In a MANOR of speaking (newsletter), Catholic Social Services, McAuley Manor

1988 January

14/42

3

Funston Times, Outbound Voyage 20, Issue 2

1949 September 23

14/42

4

The Aleutians and Shemya (military unit history), by 1st Lt. Leonard R. Barnes & Sgt. Andrew Thompson, Post I&E Office at APO 729, Shemya

Circa 1946

14/42

5

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous program

1940

14/42

6

The Alaska Liner, Alaska Steamship Company, vol. 11, no. 1

1960 July

14/43

1

The Bulldozer, U.S. Naval Construction Training Center, Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island, vol. 11, no. 18

1943 May 10

14/43

2-15

The Deep Breath, Sixty-Ninth U.S. Naval Construction Battalion—North Atlantic, vol. 1, nos. 3, 5-10, 12-18 (weekly)

1943 August-December

14/43

16-17

SiNiCoBa, Sixty-Ninth Construction Battalion, vol. 11, nos. 1 and 2

1944 March

14/43

18

The Manette Gazette, Manette (East Bremerton) Washington, vol. X, no. 75

1939 February 28

14/43

19-20

The Bristol Bay Anchor Line, Naknek, Alaska, vol. 1, nos. 2 and 3

1973 January

Series 16: Newspapers; 1907-1977.  0.3 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

35/2

 

Tundra Times (several issues)

1963-1964

35/3

 

Alaska Advocate

1977 January 6

36/10

1

Miners’ Union Bulletin

1908 March 2

36/10

2

Fairbanks Evening Alaskan

1907 February 6

36/10

3-4

Clum Record (2 issues)

1908

36/10

5-9

Tanana Miner (several issues)

1908

36/10

10-12

Tanana Daily Miner (several issues)

1908

36/10

13-39

Tanana Tribune (several issues)

1907-1908

36/10

40

Anchorage Daily Times special oil progress edition

1959 November 7

36/10

41-42

Seaman’s Guide (two issues)

1936

36/10

43

Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch language)

1960 August