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Guide to the Atwood family papers
1906-2003

Collection number: HMC-0989.
Creator:
Atwood, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1907-1997.
Atwood, Evangeline.
Atwood, Marilyn Jeanette.
Atwood, Sara Elaine.
Title: Atwood family papers.
Dates: 1906-2003, bulk 1935-2002.
Volume of collection: 146.35 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials entirely in English.
Collection summary: Business, professional, civic, and personal papers of Bob, Evangeline, Elaine, and Marilyn Atwood, including their ownership and management of the Anchorage Times newspaper.

Biographical Note:
The Atwood family owned and ran the largest newspaper in the state, the Anchorage Times, from 1935-1989. Bob and Evangeline Atwood championed many causes such as Alaskan statehood, and supported arts, culture, and education including the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism. They founded the Atwood Foundation in 1962 to continue this legacy of philanthropy.

Robert Bruce Atwood, known as Bob, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1907 and graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts in 1929. While a reporter for the Illinois State Journal, he met and married Maud “Evangeline” Rasmuson in 1932. Known for his lively editorials, Bob advocated for statehood, moving the state capitol, the military in Alaska, making Anchorage an air hub, oil development, and the growth and development of the state. He also chaired the Alaska Statehood Committee, served on the Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board, and acted as Norwegian Consul for Anchorage. He died in 1997.

Evangeline Atwood was born in Sitka, Alaska in 1906. She earned a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.A. from the University of Chicago and worked as a social worker. Evangeline also became an Alaskan historian and wrote six books and several newspaper columns. She also was a community activist, a major supporter of the arts and education, and a founder of the Alaska World Affairs Council. Evangeline died in 1987.

Bob and Evangeline Atwood had two daughters, Marilyn Jeanette Atwood (1935-1994) and Sara “Elaine” Atwood (1940-2003). Marilyn graduated from the University of Washington. Married and divorced twice, first to Marvin Coles and later to Milton Odom, owner of Anchorage Cold Storage. She had a daughter Elaine Coles and three sons, Milton W. III, Paul, and Robert Odom. She wrote a weekly column for the Anchorage Times as a White House correspondent. The Atwoods’ younger daughter Elaine graduated from Mills College in California. Her career at the Anchorage Times took her from a reporter and the Women’s Editor to the Business Manager and Assistant Publisher. An active civic and community leader, Elaine became the first female president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and, like her father, served as Norwegian Consul for Anchorage.

Under the ownership of the Atwood family, the Anchorage Times grew from a circulation of 650 and 5 employees to a circulation of almost 50,000 with 400 employees.The Times entered a joint-operating agreement in 1974 with the Anchorage Daily News to reduce costs, but a conflict arose and the agreement was ended through arbitration. In 1979, McClatchy Company purchased the majority of shares in the Daily News, and the two papers entered into a circulation war. This war caused financial strain for the Anchorage Times, and in December 1989 the Atwood family sold it to VECO Corporation.

Collection description:
The Atwood family papers document the lives of Bob, Evangeline, Marilyn and Elaine Atwood. The collection covers their ownership and management of the Anchorage Times, their professional activities, civic and community involvement including Bob Atwood’s role in Alaskan statehood, and their personal lives.

The bulk of the papers cover Bob Atwood’s career as editor and publisher of the Anchorage Times and his other professional and civic activities. Evangeline Atwood’s papers reflect her life-long role as an Alaskan historian, a civic and community leader, and a renowned hostess although most of her papers prior to 1964 were lost due to the destruction of the family home in the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Marilyn Atwood’s papers are mostly personal, although some of her professional papers can be found in Bob Atwood’s papers. Elaine Atwood’s papers reflect her long career with the Anchorage Times and her involvement in many professional, civic, and cultural organizations in Anchorage. Sometimes materials related to individual family members can be found in other family members’ papers and are noted in the series descriptions when applicable.

Arrangement note: The collection consists of five parts as follows: Bob Atwood papers, Evangeline Atwood papers, Marilyn Atwood papers, Elaine Atwood papers, and the Atwood family papers. The arrangement of the collection reflects the original order in which Bob, Evangeline, Marilyn, and Elaine kept their papers. In some cases, the arrangement of materials was imposed during the settling of Elaine’s estate.

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

Rights note: Archives & Special Collections holds copyright to any materials produced by the Atwood family within the collection. Copyright to materials produced by the staff of the Anchorage Times or the paper itself is held by the Anchorage Daily News. There are also other materials within this collection for which copyrighted is held by other people and/or organizations outside the Atwood family.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Atwood, Bob. Bob Atwood’s Alaska: The Memoirs of a Legendary Newspaper Man.
Anchorage, Alaska: Marilaine Publishing Inc., 2003.
Skidmore, David. Atwood’s Alaska: A Place for People: A Study of the Editorial Views
of Robert B. Atwood in Observance of His 50th Anniversary as an Alaskan Publisher. Ketchikan, Alaska: Ketchikan Daily News for Allied Daily Newspapers, 1985.
Articles or obituaries from the following newspapers, journals, magazines, or websites: Alaska Business Monthly; Alaska Journal of Commerce and Pacific Rim Reporter; Anchorage Daily News; Anchorage Times; Fairbanks Daily News Miner’s Heartland Magazine; Kenai Peninsula Online; LitSite Alaska; Media Research Center of Alaska; New York Times; Seattle Times; Time Magazine; andthe University of Alaskawebsite, Creating Alaska, the origins of the 49th state.

Related materials: Evangeline Atwood and Lew M. Williams, Jr. Bent Pins to Chains: Alaska and its newspapers, unpublished history, hmc-0610, contains the records of one of Evangeline’s writing projects. Some records of the Anchorage Times are held by the Anchorage Daily News. More records related to the family can be found in the Elmer E. Rasmuson papers at Alaska and Polar Regions collections, Elmer. E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Other collections in Archives and Special Collections as well as in other archival repositories in Alaska also contain materials relating to the Atwoods and to the Anchorage Times.

Custodial history: Bob and Elaine Atwood boxed and stored their papers at the Times offices. Evangeline primarily filed her papers in cabinets at their home in the office (as did Bob in later years) but she also had a small amount at the Anchorage Times offices. During the 1964 earthquake in Alaska, the family lost all the records at the house including family photographs and photograph albums assembled by Evangeline, as well as her papers. Elaine brought back Marilyn Atwood’s papers from her home in Washington, D.C. after Marilyn’s death. When Bob sold the paper in December 1989, he and Elaine supervised the final boxing of their papers and had them placed in a rented home. With the sale of that house, they transferred the boxes to a storage facility where they remained until being moved to Archives and Special Collections. When Elaine died at Marilaine in 2003, all of the unfiled papers of the family members located at the house were boxed and labeled by creator and format or function during the handling of her estate. This also included the loose photographs, framed photographs, photograph albums, family identification records, and videotapes.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Edward Rasmuson as a representative of the Atwood Foundation in July 2007.

Processing information: The papers were described in 2008-2010 by Kathleen Bouska, with assistance from Nicole Jackelen. Funding for the processing and descriptive work was provided by the Atwood Foundation. Kathleen Bouska surveyed and grouped the Atwood family papers found at the house in January 2008. The transfer of the papers from the house and from storage to the Archives occurred in February 2008. The original order of the papers was followed during processing, except for the following instances. Papers produced by family members late in life and boxed up during the handling of Elaine Atwood’s estate were added to the end of the appropriate series in chronological order. Any of Bob Atwood’s loose photographs and certificates were interleaved following the original order of his papers. Materials not directly related to the collection were weeded and returned to the Atwood Foundation. Some of Evangeline Atwood’s loose research materials and photographs were added following her original arrangement. Elaine returned Marilyn’s files to the family home, so it is not clear that these had an original order, but the papers have been maintained in the order in which they arrived at the Archives. The original order of Elaine’s papers has been maintained or followed as closely as possible. A few of the loose photographs were in order, an order which was imposed during processing on the rest of the series. The family albums created by Evangeline Atwood were kept in their original state and arranged chronologically.

Table of Contents:
Please click on links below to be taken directly to sections of the inventory containing further description of the materials in the collection.. Alternatively, continue to scroll down the page for the complete inventory.

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers; 1907-1997.

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers; 1917-1987.
Part 3: Marilyn Atwood papers; 1935-1994.
Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers; 1940-2003.
Part 5: Atwood family papers; 1906-2002.

Inventory:

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers; 1907-1997. 83.75 cubic feet. Bob Atwood’s papers cover his professional, civic, and personal life and consists of fourteen series: subject and correspondence papers (including Alaskan statehood); statehood records; capitol move papers; Edgar Paul Boyko lawsuit papers; earthquake research papers; Norwegian Consul records; active desk and personal papers; Anchorage Times and personal financial records; newspaper management records; 49th Star Sunday newspaper records; editorial research and editorials papers; Anchorage Times profit sharing records; personal, professional and Anchorage Times photographs; and artifacts and certificates.

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 1: Subject files and correspondence; 1907-1997. 27.0 cubic feet. This series contains papers kept and created by Bob Atwood at the Anchorage Times and at his home office. These papers cover his positions as publisher and editor of the newspaper, his many professional activities including committee and board memberships, and his personal and family life and activities.

The Anchorage Times records in this series consist of correspondence, memos, executive staff papers, journalism associations papers, editorial research and research files for news stories, clippings, reports, photographs for news stories, travel diaries and notebooks, Donald Ramsey papers, subject indexes, and management, departmental, property, legal, and financial records for the paper. Bob Atwood’s professional papers in this series consist of correspondence with boards, community organizations, journalism organizations and committees including the Alaskan Statehood committee, reports, publications, clippings, research and editorial files, senatorial campaign files, conference notes, speeches and presentations, briefs, by-laws, bulletins, and membership files. His personal papers in this series consist of correspondence, coursework files, photographs (including slides and negatives), daily diaries, awards certificates, charitable donations papers, personal property and financial records, estates files, and research files. There are also papers relating to the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism and Bob Atwood’s memorial book. Similar materials can be found throughout Part 1 and in Part 4: series 1 and 4. This series is arranged according to Bob Atwood’s original order, which is mostly alphabetical in groupings but also by subject. Original folder titles have been retained where possible.

Box/folder

Description

Dates

1/1-13

Personal and professional papers including clippings and photographs relating to Bob Atwood’s early years as a journalist at Clark University, the Worcester Telegram, and the Illinois State Journal; papers documenting the trip Bob and Evangeline Atwood made to Alaska after they married; personal financial records; and correspondence between Evangeline and Bob Atwood, Edward A. Rasmuson, and Elmer Rasmuson.

1930-1938

2/1

ALCOA – Aluminum Co. of America file including photographs.

1952

2/2

Anchorage history clippings, data on the city, and a railroad photograph.

1946

2/3

Statehood trip to Washington papers and notes with clippings.

1947

2/4

Statehood and Air Route clippings.

1944-1947

2/5

Jokes for the paper from the Office Cat publication.

1946

2/6

Alaska criminal cases reports and Bob Atwood’s notes.

1942-1944

2/7

Alaska miscellaneous files with hearings, reports, and clippings.

1936-1940

2/8

Aviation-Airfields files.

1940

2/9

Alaska commerce data and reports.

1917-1941

2/10

Fisheries research file.

1939-1940

2/11

Census file for Alaska.

1940

2/12

Mineral and mining reports.

1938-1942

2/13

Correspondence incoming to Bob Atwood for the Times relating to the military and the war with some personal correspondence.

1940-1944

2/14

Correspondence, Times management and soldiers of the 36th Bombardment Squadron files.

1942-1944

2/15

Anchorage Times management records.

1944

2/16

Anchorage Times management and special edition advertising ordered and general records.

1944

2/17

Anchorage Times management records: F-K correspondence and Anchorage Times management records.

1941-1946

2/18

Anchorage Times management records: L-M correspondence, Anchorage Times management, and Alaskan market information records.

1936-1944

2/19

Anchorage Times management records: Managing editor file including applicants for positions.

1945

2/20

Anchorage Times management records: Lease files and Anchorage Times management records.

1943

2/21

Anchorage Times management records: Anchorage Times management records including paper prices.

1940

2/22

Correspondence including Anchorage Times and personal with some from the family.

1941-1942

2/23

Palmer dope about the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation papers.

1935-1937

2/24

P: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times management.

1938-1946

2/25

Rumors for Anchorage Times column records.

1942

2/26

Rotary papers.

1945

2/27

Statehood editorials from across the United States and including clippings.

1946

2/28

T-U: Correspondence and papers, including Anchorage Times

1938-1943

2/29

W: Correspondence on Worcester’s (Massachusetts) anti-statehood stand.

1946

2/30

W: Correspondence and papers including personal and Anchorage Times.

1941-1946

3/1

Alaska Railroad papers including correspondence.

1947-1949

3/2

A: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times and personal on topics such as Army Day and Agriculture.

1947-1950

3/3

Associated Press papers.

1947-1950

3/4

Alaska Steamship Company papers.

1947-1949

3/5

Alaska Transportation Company papers.

1947-1948

3/6

Alaska Associated Press Members papers.

1948-1949

3/7

American Newspaper Publishers Association papers including correspondence.

1947-1951

3/8

City of Anchorage ordinances.

1948-1949

3/9

City of Anchorage budgets.

1948-1951

3/10

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce by-laws.

1947

3/11

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce bulletins.

1947-1949

3/12

B: Correspondence and papers, including statehood and Bob Bartlett.

1947-1950

3/13

Anchorage City Manager and municipal affairs papers.

1947-1950

3/14

Correspondence with John T. Carlton, D.C. correspondent.

1947-1948

3/15

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce papers.

1947-1948

3/16

C: Correspondence and papers

1947-1950

3/17

Civil Aeronautics Board exhibits used to lobby for better air routes papers.

1947

3/18

Circulation department records.

1938-1947

3/19

D: Correspondence and papers including delinquent accounts.

1947-1950

3/20

House of Representatives correspondence including Bob Bartlett and Andrew Stevenson.

1947-1948

3/21

E: Correspondence and papers including the Editor’s Roundtable.

1948-1951

3/22

H: Correspondence and papers including statehood, help requests, and from Herbert Hilscher.

1947-1949

3/23

Hotel Insurance for the Anchorage Hotel.

1947

3/24

Anchorage Hotel purchase records by Bob and Evangeline Atwood.

1947

3/25

K: Correspondence and papers including some statehood.

1947-1950

3/26

I: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times management and professional.

1945-1950

3/27

L: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times and statehood.

1948-1950

3/28

M: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times and personal.

1948-1950

3/29

N: Correspondence and papers.

1947-1950

3/30

O: Correspondence and papers

1948-1950

3/31

P: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times and statehood.

1948-1950

3/32

R: Correspondence and papers, including Anchorage Times, statehood, and the Izaak Walton League

1947-1950

3/33

G: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times and personal.

1942-1950

4/1

Sunday Times paper research and correspondence for the Anchorage Times.

1947-1949

4/2

F: Correspondence and papers mostly for the Anchorage Times.

1947-1949

4/3

Y: Correspondence and papers for Y including the YMCA campaign.

1950

4/4

S-T: Correspondence and papers, including Anchorage Times management and covers, Social Security, and the Treasury Department.

1947-1950

4/5

W: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times management and statehood.

1947-1950

4/6

Anchorage Times-Other records.

1937-1946

4/7

Winter Stories magazine published by the Anchorage Times.

1938-1939

4/8

Alaska Steamship Company papers and correspondence.

1962-1963

4/9

Alaska Railroad Extension to the States information file.

1961-1963

4/10

Alaska Railroad papers.

1951-1962

4/11

A: Correspondence and papers including statehood, the Alaska Steamship Company, and correspondence from Bob Bartlett.

1948-1957

4/12

Alaskan life and Alaskan Native peoples photographs from Palmer and Nome.

1950-1960

4/13

A-B: Correspondence and papers including Alaska Statehood Committee with correspondence from Bob Bartlett, Ernest Gruening, and Ralph J. Rivers, and some Anchorage Times management.

1956

4/14

Correspondence and papers for Alaska and the Anchorage Times including statehood and correspondence with Bob Bartlett.

1951

4/15 – 4/16

Alaska Fisheries papers.

1952-1960

4/17

Civil Aeronautics Board correspondence and papers and Anchorage’s fight for Alaskan air routes, including correspondence with Ernest Gruening.

1945-1956

4/18

Northwest Airlines Polar Routes papers.

1953

4/19

Bristol Bay Fishing papers.

1951-1953

4/20

Crab Ban information files.

1961

4/21

General Alaska Development papers.

1953

4/22

Public power including Rural Electrification Administration and Public Utility Districts papers.   

1948-1963

4/23

Chugach Electric Association papers.

1954-1955

4/24

Air transportation file.

1947-1962

4/25

Freight rates file including correspondence with Ernest Gruening.

1948-1963

4/26

Transportation file.

1948-1961

4/27

Water file including correspondence with Ralph J. Rivers.

1958-1962

4/28

Candidates for the city election articles by SHRDLU (the acronym for the column writer).

1951

4/29

Hospital Edition file including Anchorage Times management, development, medical information, statehood, and the military.

1949-1961

5/1

H: Correspondence and papers including statehood and Alaskan development with Mildred R. Hermann correspondence.

1951-1956

5/2

I: Correspondence and papers.

1954-1956

5/3

K: Correspondence and papers including Anchorage Times, statehood, and the Constitutional Convention.

1951-1956

5/4

J: Correspondence and papers.

1951-1956

5/5

F: Correspondence and papers.

1954-1956

5/6

G: Correspondence and papers including statehood with correspondence from Ernest Gruening and Anchorage Times management.

1951-1956

5/7

Air Routes, Chicago papers.

1946

5/8

Alaska International Rail & Highway Commission papers.

1959-1960

5/9

Highways papers.

1952-1961

5/10

Statehood Report and the Biennial Report by the Alaska Statehood Committee.

1951 February 15

5/11

Alaska Development Board papers.

1951, November 11

5/12

Brief on the need of additional accommodations for Federal Offices in Anchorage by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

1949

5/13

Alaska: Its Resources and Development, report by the National Resources Committee.

1937

5/14

Gruening of Alaska, by Richard L. Neuberger publication.

1947

5/15

Facts and Figures about the Coastal Air Route for the Civilian Aeronautics Board report.

1945

5/16

Harry Truman’s Message to Congress on Alaska and Statehood report.

1948

5/17

Statehood for Alaska Report by the Alaska Statehood Committee.

1951

5/18

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce briefs supporting the city’s development.

1947-1949

5/19

Report on Water Utilization of Ship Creek near Anchorage, Alaska.

1951

5/20

Anchorage Times records including management, lighting information, and billing for paper routes.

1956, 1987

5/21

Anchorage Times records including management and power information.

1961-1964

5/22

Gas installation for Anchorage Times records.

1961-1962

5/23

Anchorage Times property records including a bill of sale, deed, and plot map.

1953-1961

5/24

Anchorage Times editorials.

1955-1962

5/25

TallyHo Transportation Lines for the Anchorage Times records.

1970-1972

5/26

Anchorage Daily Times expansion program records including a survey map of the property.

1958-1960

5/27

Statehood-Other papers and correspondence including with Ernest Gruening and Bob Bartlett.

1956-1958

5/28

Taxation in Alaska files.

1948

5/29

Alaska Development Board papers.

1951

5/30

Statehood papers including Bob Atwood’s advocacy presentation and a copy of the Statehood bill.

1950

5/31

Personal photographs of Bob Atwood and his family when he was a child growing up in Chicago including his Atwood grandparents, parents, two brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

1907-1925

5/32

Statehood Biennial Report by the Alaska Statehood Committee.

1951 February

5/33

The Cordova District by Ralph Browne for the Alaska Development Board publication.

1951

5/34

Civilian Aeronautics Board report.

1949

5/35

A Study of the Minority Report on S.B.50 on Alaskan Statehood.

1951

5/36

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Brief on the Federal Office Building and Jail Requirements.

1949

5/37

Alaskan Development Board on Alaska’s Dollar Shortage report.

1951

5/38

Proposal on a Logigraphic System for Anchorage Daily Times.

1974

5/39

Sta-Hi Equipment Proposal for Anchorage Daily Times.

1974

6/1

Personal correspondence and papers including correspondence with Bob Atwood’s brother, Burton Atwood, on the environment and economic interests including oil, and a home appraisal.

1951-1960

6/2

Alaska Communications Services bill file.

1966-1969

6/3

American Newspapers Study Mission papers and photograph detailing Bob Atwood’s trip with them to central Europe including to Budapest.

1963

6/4

Associated Press papers.

1954-1961

6/5

Atwood family correspondence from Bob Atwood’s family in Chicago.

1961-1964

6/6

B: Girls file.

1963

6/7

Senator Bartlett correspondence including statehood.

1951-1968

6/8

David Newton Boyer incoming and outgoing correspondence.

1960-1966

6/9

David Brinkley’s journal on Alaska editorial responses.

1963

6/10

Canada-Alaska land swap papers including correspondence with Ernest Greuning.

1959

6/11

Conservation papers and correspondence with Bob Atwood’s brother Burton Atwood.

1948-1969

6/12

Audrey Cutting file.

1955-1956

6/13

Farm, C. Earl Albrecht and the C. Earl Albrecht papers.

1963-1964

6/14

FHA Buildings (transient use of) papers.

1959

6/15

Governor’s Procurement Conference file.

1957 November 26

6/16

Jones Act papers and correspondence with Howard W. Pollock.

1967

6/17

Juveniles file.

1958

6/18

V.S. Kirkpatrick file.

1955-1961

6/19

Life Story of Anchorage publication.

1952 October

6/20

Liquor legislation file.

1959

6/21

Legislature 1961 and after file.

1961-1963

6/22

Local procurement file.

1958-1959

6/23

“Mail by truck” papers and correspondence about the post office sending mail up the Alaska highway, including correspondence with Bob Bartlett and Ernest Gruening.

1959-1962

6/24

Mental health and mental hospital papers on working to get one in Alaska including correspondence with Bob Bartlett.

1958-1959

6/25

Military withdrawals file on military land use in Alaska including correspondence with Ernest Gruening.

1952

6/26

Musk ox file on their planned management.

1967-1968

6/27

National Trust for Historic Preservation papers

1966-1969

7/1 – 7/2

Oil papers and correspondence personal and professional including correspondence with Bob Bartlett.

1957-1964

7/3

Oil-Depletion allowance papers.

1955-1969

7/4

Oil papers-Bob Atwood’s personal leases.

1953-1958

7/5

Oil and Kenai Moose Range papers including personal and professional information and correspondence.

1957-1962

7/6

Oil for Kenai Homesteaders papers and correspondence. Correspondents include Ted Stevens, Fred A. Seaton, David Newton Boyer, and Ernest Gruening.

1957-1959

7/7

Omnibus Bill Alaska file.

1959

7/8

Linda Parret (Narcotics) Story file.

1968

7/9

Port of Anchorage papers.

1956-1961

7/10

Power file.

1963-1965

7/11

Politics file.

1958-1962

7/12

Public Administration Service papers.

1958-1961

7/13

Publishers’ Association papers.

1967-1971

7/14

Rampart Dam file.

1961-1966

7/15

Republican Convention file.

1964

7/16

Riot (rumors about) file.

1967

7/17

Russia (oil, railroads, etc.) file.

1961-1962

7/18

Sales tax, Anchorage file.

1961

7/19

Sanuita, Casimir (suit and right to work issue) file.

1959-1963

7/20

Scandinavian Airlines System papers with Anchorage as part of the route. Included are papers related to the advocacy for this route, the inaugural flight on which Bob Atwood flew, and correspondence with Bob Bartlett.

1954-1967

7/21

Seals file with correspondence including with Bob Bartlett.

1961-1963

7/22

Sectionalism papers.

1962-1969

7/23

Senatorial Campaign papers when Bob Atwood ran as a Republican.

1956

7/24

A. Robert Smith, Anchorage Times Washington D.C. correspondent, papers and correspondence.

1954-1960

7/25

C.W. Snedden, Fairbanks Daily News Miner publisher, papers and correspondence.

1956-1963

8/1

George Sundborg of the Anchorage Times, papers and correspondence.

1954-1962

8/2

Taxes file.

1957-1962

8/3

Unemployment compensation (including the Reed Fund) file.

1961-1963

8/4

Urban renewal papers.

1964

8/5

Wall Street Journal stories from and relating to Alaska file.

1961

8/6

Mrs. Whaley (missionary), the story about her life in Alaska and the fall-out file.

1962

8/7

Willis and Gilbert, Alaskan Airlines officials charged with game violations file.

1961

8/8

Wilderness file on the preservation efforts in Alaska including correspondence with Fred A. Seaton, Bob Bartlett, and Dr. Olaus J. Murie.

1957-1960

8/9

Who’s Who in Alaska Politics by Evangeline Atwood & Robert N. DeArmond, autographed publication.

1977

8/10

Statehood-Other papers and correspondence. Correspondents include Bob Bartlett.

1951-1973

8/11

Manhattan’s Voyage file.

1969

8/12

Statehood photographs and some negatives taken by Anchorage Times photographers and other professionals.

1955-1958

8/13 – 8/16

Oil and Gas Leases, etc. personal papers including Richfield Oil.

1957-1966

8/17

Alaska Governor Gruening papers and correspondence including papers related to statehood.

1946-1950

8/18

Anchorage Times management records.

1947-1950

8/19

Statehood Committee papers and correspondence. Correspondents include: Ralph J. Rivers, Ernest Gruening, Bob Bartlett, Victor C. Rivers, and Mildred R. Hermann.

1949-1950

8/20

Photographs and some negatives taken by Anchorage Times photographers relating to statehood.

1950-1958

8/21

Anchorage Times management records and correspondence.

1972-1974

8/22

Allied Daily Newspapers papers.

1967-1972

9/1

Allred Carnegie hero file about a helicopter rescue.

1971

9/2

Air Force, Army, Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board papers.

1959-1973

9/3

ANPA papers.

1948-1959

9/4

Antarctica papers from Bob Atwood’s trip there, including three notebooks and information.

1960-1970

9/5

Arctic Health Research Center papers.

1961-1973

9/6

Alaska State Government file.

1961-1973

9/7

Arctic Institute file.

1969-1972

9/8

Nick Begich file.

1971

9/9

Bering Strait Bridge proposal.

1970

9/10

Branham, Moloney from the Anchorage Times file.

1969-1970

9/11

Chugach Electric Association and city feud file.

1968-1970

9/12

Chateau Elmendorf Air Force Base file.

1971-1972

9/13

Christmas bonuses for Anchorage Times employees records.

1954-1965

9/14

Constitutional Convention papers.

1968-1972

9/15

“Countermedia”, The Alaska Journalism Review publication.

1973

9/16

Dimond Plan, A.J. Dimond Student Loan Fund papers and correspondence with A.J. Dimond.

1973

9/17

Dump Scandal, Anchorage file.

1971-1972

9/18

Federal Building (Anchorage) papers including correspondence with Ted Stevens.

1972

9/19

Funerals file.

1962-1964

9/20

Gates of the Arctic Monument, Alaska file.

1968

9/21

Golf Course, Anchorage file.

1965-1972

9/22

Greuel Campaign, Senatorial file.

1974

9/23

Ward Griffith, of the Anchorage Times, papers.

1969-1971

9/24

Guns, NRA and Trans-Alaska Pipeline research file.

1963-1971

9/25

Hall of Fame of famous Americans at New York State University file.

1970-1974

9/26

Hiking Trails in the Chugach National Forest file.

1970

9/27

Ice Fog, Alaska file.

1964-1969

9/28

Ice Fog, FBX, at Fairbanks Airport file.

1957-1976

9/29

Inter-American Press Association papers including Anchorage Times records.

1958-1971

9/30

Inland Daily Press Association papers.

1962-1973

9/31

Legislature, Alaska file.

1971-1972

9/32

Library Workshop, Managing Newspaper Libraries papers.

1963-1964

9/33

Year-round Schools file.

1967-1968

10/1

Year-round Schools file.

1957-1972

10/2

Refocus Committee, for Anchorage School Board file.

1972

10/3

Schools, Research Reports on School Statistics, Rankings, and Class Size file.

1962-1967

10/4

Schools file.

1961-1972

10/5

Schools-Anchorage Independent School District file.

1959-1965

10/6

City of Anchorage file.

1961-1968

10/7

City of Anchorage papers and correspondence.

1954-1961

10/8

Borough formation papers and correspondence.

1961

10/9

Hydropower files including Devil Canyon papers and correspondence with Jay Hammond.

1961

10/10

Land and land use in Alaska file.

1958-1962

10/11

Japan trade file.

1959-1961

10/12

Cost of living in Alaskan cities file.

1959-1965

10/13

Economics, including Chamber of Commerce, Alaska file.

1959-1963

10/14

Conservation, Alaska file.

1970-1971

10/15

Disaster Lobby (Tom Shepard), publisher of Look Magazine file.

1965-1970

10/16

Air-routes, airports, airlines papers including correspondence with Ralph J. Rivers and Bob Bartlett.

1958-1959

10/17

Polar Bear International Conference Fairbanks, 1st scientific meeting file.

1965

10/18

Other correspondence and subjects relating to Alaska, including Times editorials.

1959-1962

11/1

Rocky Mountain Simo Filings, Oil & Gas Leases papers.

1964-1967

11/2

Oil-Bob Atwood’s personal papers.

1962-1973

11/3

Other papers and correspondence with editorial materials, letters to the editor, and on statehood.

1953-1969

11/4

Alaska Sales & Service records.

1958-1959

11/5

Editorial dope and statehood papers with correspondence including with Bob Bartlett.

1957

11/6

Letters to Editor “Do Not Print” correspondence.

1969-1973

11/7

Walston & Company including Anchorage Times financial records.

1966-1970

11/8

Evangeline Atwood, People’s National Bank Trust Account file.

1965-1973

11/9 – 11/10

UNESCO, New World information order file.

1982

11/11

Sara Elaine Atwood financial jewelry appraisal.

1968

11/12 – 11/13

Forest Park subdivision papers where their home, Marilaine, is located.

1965-1988

11/14

Marilaine house documents.

1966-1968

11/15

Newspaper data including editor information and Anchorage Times management records.

1966-1973

11/15

Letters to the Editor unpublished correspondence.

1969-1970

11/16

Office internal memos for the Anchorage Times.

1958-1962

11/17

Anchorage Times management records including from the circulation, personnel and advertising departments.

1957-1967

11/18 – 11/19

Personal and professional papers and Anchorage Times records including Bob Atwood biographies, Ernest Gruening memorial materials, financial records, written offers to buy the newspaper, and passport photos.

1957-1986

11/20

Report of a study of the newspaper conducted between 1984 November 5 and 1985 January 14 by executive consultants William J. Hofer and James R. Whelan.

1984-1985

12/1 – 12/2

Ted Stevens, Senator, correspondence.

1969-1986

12/3 – 12/4

Papers from Marilaine on the building of their home including information on contractors, furnishing, and landscaping.

1966-1968

12/5

Anchorage Times executive staff records and correspondence including for David Cooke, Jim Donley, Fred Gilman, and Drex Heikes.

1975-1982

12/6

Job descriptions for Anchorage Times executives.

1972

12/7

David G. Crockett, Anchorage Times executive file regarding his move to Alaska.

1986

12/8

William E. King, Anchorage Times executive papers.

1977

12/9

William J. Hofer, Anchorage Times
general manager’s moving expenses papers.

1986

12/10

John Lampiear, Anchorage Times advertising director’s papers.

1983-1986

12/11

Jules Molenda, Anchorage Times circulation manager’s papers.

1977

12/12

Allen Parsons, Anchorage Times city editor’s papers.

1982

12/13

Stan Pitlo, Anchorage Times advertising sales manager’s papers.

1979

12/14

Glen Warner, Anchorage Times quality manager’s papers.

1983-1984

12/15

Clint Andrews, Anchorage Times executive’s papers.

1976-1980

12/16

Thomas A. (Tony) Durr, Anchorage Times executive’s papers regarding his legal suit.

1985-1988

12/17

Other papers on Anchorage Times executives.

1976-1977

12/18

XXX file on corruption and crime in Alaska.

1966-1970

12/19

Law and order in Alaska file.

1970-1972

12/20

Owens and Turner legal firm for the Anchorage Times billing records.

1988-1989

12/21

Bogle & Gates legal firm for the Anchorage Times billing records.

1985-1988

12/22

Anchorage Times legal billing records.

1986

12/23

Family-owned newspapers correspondence and papers.

1977-1981

12/24

LINGO subdividing papers, correspondence, and maps.

1973-1978

13/1 – 13/ 2

Atwood personal papers, correspondence, and some financial records relating to oil, including Anchorage Times records and papers regarding property and jewelry.

1967-1978

13/3

Atwood personal papers, correspondence, biographies on Evangeline and Bob Atwood, and two photos of Bob Atwood.

1959-1983

13/4

The Highlands subdivision papers.

1967-1988

13/5

Stephan lot transaction papers.

1989

13/6

Turnagain Slide property papers including appeals and the suit to rebuild there.

1985-1986

13/7

Todhunter’s Lake Field papers including the oil and gas lease.

1974

13/8 – 13/9

H.W. Reynolds, geologist, papers relating to oil.

1976-1988

13/10

Anchorage Times financial statement.

1987 December

13/11

Atwood personal papers and correspondence including their Turnagain slide property.

1980-1986

13/12

Anchorage Times personnel records.

1983-1985

13/13

Dave Crockett, Anchorage Times sales department, papers.

1984-1985

13/14

Ken Evans, Anchorage Times executive notes.

1985

13/15

Bill Hofer, Anchorage Times executive memos.

1985

13/16

Elaine Atwood, Anchorage Times advertising sales records.

1985

13/17

Jim Rose, Anchorage Times executive papers including commercial accounts, advertising, and vehicles.

1983-1985

13/18 – 13/19

Alaska development papers including information air transportation, military, oil, and fishing.

1967-1981

14/1

Anchorage development and facts file including information on air transportation.

1967-1971

14/2 – 14/6

Anchorage Times construction of a two-story building adjacent to the 5th Avenue annex of the Anchorage Times statements #1-5 (arranged in reverse order).

1975

14/7

D-2 research file for the Anchorage Times on Alaska’s state government spending and projects.

1980-1984

14/8

Part 3, Chapter V of The Pulling Together by Furlong, manuscript on the story of the newspaper war between the Anchorage Times and the Anchorage Daily News.

circa 1980

14/9

New Zealand itinerary for American National Press Association trip file.

1977

14/10

Anchorage Times letters to the editor correspondence including outgoing responses from Bob Atwood.

1981-1982

14/11

Anchorage Times editor’s file.

1971-1974

14/12

Super projects Asilomar research, remarks, and speech by Bob Atwood.

1978 May 2

14/13

Denmark trip file: a trip taken by Bob Atwood and other Alaskan journalists.

1978 June

14/14

Norway trips and Norway oil information file.

1974 November, 1975 May

14/15

Military geography of Alaska and other subjects file including information on the Alaskan highway.

1948

14/16

A: Papers and correspondence which includes Anchorage Times related materials and correspondence from Burton Atwood, Bob Atwood’s brother.

1974-1977

14/17

Alaska Press Club, 49er Committee, membership.

1966

14/18

B: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal correspondence with Ted Stevens.

1974-1977

14/19

C: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal correspondence with Ted Stevens.

1973-1977

14/20

D: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

14/21

E: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

14/22

F: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal with correspondence from Helen M. Fisher.

1974-1977

14/23

G: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

14/24

H: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/1

I: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/2

J: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/3

K: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1973-1977

15/4

L: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/5

M: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters, and also some research materials.

1974-1977

15/6

N: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters, and also some research materials.

1974-1977

15/7

O: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/8

P-Q: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/9

R: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal correspondence with Ted Stevens, Ralph C. Rivers, and Wayne Anthony Ross.

1974-1977

15/10

S: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/11

T: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor and personal letters.

1974-1977

15/12

U: Correspondence including Anchorage Times letters to the editor, personal letters, and some stories for the newspaper.

1974-1977

15/13

Sigma Delta Chi papers.

1958-1973

15/14

Snowmobiles-Issues of use on government land and models file.

1966-1971

15/15

Studded tires-Issues of damage to roads file including negatives of a bridge, taken by Fred Machetanz.

1973

15/16

Keith Miller, Alaska Governor file.

1969-1970

15/17

Nelson Roberts and Associates file regarding advertising representatives.

1951-1968

15/18

Seward’s success file.

1971

15/19

Sewers borough investigation file.

1971

15/20

Shield law, for media file.

1973

15/21

Massage parlors clippings.

1973

15/22

Minuteman missiles file.

1962-1963

15/23

Newspaper Enterprise Association papers.

1947-1973

15/24

Ombudsman file.

1967

15/25

Parks, city and borough file.

1972-1973

15/26

Anchorage city manager, Robert E. Sharp, office papers related to police matters.

1973

15/27

Howard Pollock, Alaska congressman papers.

1968-1971

15/28

Airplane fares and discrimination file.

1978

15/29

Alaska Railroad under state ownership file.

1983-1986

15/30

All-Alaska gas line file.

1983

15/31

Auto emissions testing and inspection programs file.

1985

15/32

Bellingham, possible port for Alaska ferry system file.

1977-1978

16/1

Borlands, column file.

1971-1972

16/2

Campaign, Alaska file.

1978

16/3

Compass North, Commonwealth North papers.

1984

16/4

Copper River highway file.

1976-1977

16/5

Dirty tricks file.

1980-1981

16/6

Disclosure statements, political.

1966-1974

16/7

Dittman polls.

1978-1979

16/8

Elected Attorney General file.

1983-1986

16/9

Eagle River corrections file.

1975

16/10

Ferry system file.

1979-1984

16/11

Farming agriculture file.

1984

16/12

Fountain-Westchester lagoon file.

1981-1982

16/13

Gas pipeline route file.

1974-1978

16/14

Historic Anchorage papers.

1970-1976

16/15

International airport file.

1977-1980

16/16

Juneau papers, after the capitol move defeat.

1983-1985

16/17

Knik Arm crossing file.

1972-1984

16/18

Tony Knowles and the tax ceiling papers.

1983-1984

16/19

Land swap (Cook Inlet) file.

1977

16/20

Legislative audit reports.

1981

16/21

Legislative hall in Anchorage file.

1984

16/22

McKinley Park and Hotel file.

1977

16/23

Municipal parks file.

1984

16/24

North Slope borough brouhaha, scandal file.

1985

16/25

Offshore drilling file.

1974-1981

16/26

Permanent Fund file.

1975-1977

16/27

Petrochemicals file.

1977

16/28

Railroad vibrations, petitions about, file.

1984

16/29

Re-apportionment file.

1976

16/30

Rigged radio contest for KANC file.

1982 May

16/31

Royalty oil papers where Bob Atwood is working to get support for this.

1978-1981

17/1

State salaries file.

1976-1981

17/2

State satellite system, Alaska Communication System, file.

1974-1980

17/3

Susitna Power file.

1976-1984

17/4

TV town meetings file.

1979

17/5

Turnagain causeway papers including correspondence from Victor C. Rivers.

1944-1960

17/6

“What the state doesn’t want” file.

1977

17/7

U.S. Borax file.

1974-1984

17/8

Washington Post Jimmy story file.

1981

17/9

Watt, James G., Interior Secretary papers.

1981-1982

17/10

Western lands and sagebrush file.

1979-1982

17/11

E: Correspondence.

1985-1987

17/12

F: Correspondence.

1985-1987

17/13

G: Correspondence.

1985-1986

17/14

Geophysical Institute quarterly file.

1985-1986

17/15

H: Correspondence with letters to the editor.

1985-1987

17/16

C: Correspondence with letters to the editor.

1985-1987

17/17

Chancellor’s Circle, University of Alaska Anchorage papers.

1987

17/18

D: Papers and correspondence including papers related to the Donald Ramsey attack and letters to the editor.

1985-1987

17/19

A: Correspondence mostly relating to the Anchorage Times and news stories.

1950

17/20

A: Correspondence mostly relating to the Anchorage Times and news stories.

1959-1973

17/21

B: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related but also some from Gloria Brett, Ted Steven’s secretary.

1961-1973

17/22

C: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

17/23

D-E: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related but also other professional with correspondence from Lowell Thomas and Bill Egan.

1959-1973

17/24

F: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1960-1973

17/25

G: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1962-1973

18/1

H: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related but also some other professional with a letter from Jay Hammond.

1959-1973

18/2

I-J: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1961-1973

18/3

K: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1957-1973

18/4

L: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1961-1973

18/5

M: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/6

N: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/7

O-P: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/8

R: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/9-18/10

S: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1968-1969

18/11

T: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/12

U-V: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/13

W-Z: Correspondence mostly Anchorage Times and news stories related.

1959-1973

18/14

Profit sharing plan and trust reports.

1988

18/15

Anchorage Times sale correspondence and reference material.

1988

18/16

Business correspondence.

1986-1988

18/17

Anchorage Times tax forms and account statements.

1986-1988

18/18

Tax forms and account statements.

1986-1988

18/19

Anchorage Times account statements.

1985-1986

19/1 – 19/3

Correspondence mostly related to the Donald Ramsey hostage incident at the Anchorage Times, with some other Times correspondence.

1986

19/4

Loose photographs and correspondence mostly Anchorage Times-related.

Undated, 1987

19/5

American Newspaper Publishers Association convention program and four session audiocassette tapes.

1982

19/6

Correspondence with Paul Odom.

1989

19/7

Anchorage Times financial records.

1961-1962

19/8

Financial records and correspondence relating to Marilyn Atwood.

1961-1989

19/9 – 19/11

Financial records for Anchorage Times and some personal letters.

1986-1988

19/12

Estate matters for the Atwood family papers.

1976-1989

19/13

Estate correspondence for the Atwood family from Bogle and Gates.

1975-1978

19/14

Financial records, mostly personal.

1968-1975

19/15

Municipality of Anchorage tax notices for the Atwood’s Alyeska home

1989

19/16

Anchorage Times and personal tax records.

1962-1989

19/17

Evangeline Atwood financial records.

1985-1989

19/18

Financial records, mostly personal.

1969-1988

19/19

Anchorage Times financial records.

1989

19/20

Anchorage Times profit sharing records.

1974-1987

19/21

Atwood household bills.

1987-1988

19/22

Anchorage Times internal staff memos from Bill Hofer.

1988-1989

19/23 – 19/24

Publisher’s statements and audit reports including statistics on the circulation department, advertising department, their net press run, and other departments.

1980-1989

19/25

Personal financial records and donation correspondence.

1981-1989

19/26

Correspondence, personal and Anchorage Times.

undated, 1983

19/27

Personal investment records.

1985-1989

19/28

Travel receipts.

1986-1989

19/29

Travel program statements.

1987-1989

20/1

Bench-bar-press file including information on the subject of freedom of the press.

1958-1972

20/2

Alaska Newspaper Association papers.

1981-1986

20/3-4

Alaska Air Command Civilian Advisory Board papers.

1979-1985

20/5

American Press Institute papers.

1957-1985

20/6

Circumpolar Health – C. Earl Albrecht papers.

1980-1981

20/7-8

Downtown Anchorage file.

1979-1985

20/9

American Newspapers Publishers Association conference papers.

1983

20/10

Edicon UPI papers.

1981-1982

20/11

Explorers Club papers.

1961-1980

20/12

Freedom of Information newsletters.

1979-1981

20/13

President’s Association papers.

1975-1978

20/14

Southern Production Program Incorporated: Newspaper Production and Research Center file.

1975-1983

20/15

New Yorker magazine article on Alaska.

1976 September-October

20/16

Bob Atwood’s Portland visit and speech.

1975 August

20/17

U.S. Air Force Air War College at Maxwell papers relating to Bob Atwood’s Alaska Air Command Civilian Advisory Board membership.

1976

20/18

Strategic Air Command trip relating to Bob Atwood’s Alaska Air Command Civilian Advisory Board membership papers.

1977-1978

20/19

National Newspaper Association file.

1981 October

20/20

Bob Atwood’s Valdez trip papers.

1979-1980

20/21

Pulitzer prizes file during the year Bob Atwood served as a juror.

1975

20/22

Reporters Committee for freedom of the press file.

1975

20/23

Rotary Club papers.

1962-1975

20/24

Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) society of professional journalists task force papers.

Undated, 1981-1983

20/25

Tree farm file.

1974

20/26

University of Alaska Anchorage Dean’s Advisory Council papers for the School of Business and Public Administration.

1979-1981

21/1

Alaska Pacific University papers.

1978-1982

21/2

Atwood Chair of Journalism speeches.

1971-1984

21/3

Atwood Chair of Journalism financial reports.

1980-1988

21/4

Atwood Chair of Journalism papers.

1977-1989

21/5

Urban Land Institute papers.

1978

21/6

Alaska at War documentary script and correspondence regarding the filming.

1986-1987

21/7

T-U: Correspondence Anchorage Times and personal letters.

1985-1986

21/8

I-M: Correspondence for Anchorage Times and personal letters.

1985-1986

21/9

Virginia Mason hospital correspondence, including some reference to Fred Machetanz prints on display there.

1977

21/10

Ernst and Ernst financial file, mostly Anchorage Times.

1978

21/11

Gannett/Miller papers related to Anchorage Times.

1972-1983

21/12

N: Correspondence, Anchorage Times and some personal letters.

1985-1986

21/13

O-Q: Correspondence, Anchorage Times and some personal letters.

1985-1986

21/14 – 21/18

Anchorage Times paid bills.

1981-1985

21/19-20

Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Lake Powell tourism publications.

1964-1967

21/21-22

Cable TV-Satellite subject file.

1979

21/23

Missiles file.

1959-1968

21/24

Defense file.

1960-1962

21/25

Pipeline editorial by Bill Tobin for Alyeska Reports.

1980

21/26

Freedom of the Press quotations.

Undated

22/1-3

Cable TV-Satellite file.

1979

22/4 – 22/7

Anchorage Times subject index to major stories.

1982-1985

22/8 – 22/11

Bob Atwood’s desk master diaries.

1979-1985

61

Anchorage Times records including research files, clippings, and correspondence relating to stories.

circa 1968-1985

62

Anchorage Times records including interdepartmental correspondence and internal staff memos.
Personal and professional papers, including correspondence.

1980-1984

63

Anchorage Times records including correspondence.
Personal and professional papers including correspondence from correspondents R-T and A-Z.

1978-1984

64

Anchorage Times records, including internal staff memos, some financial records, and reports for news stories.
Personal and professional papers including correspondence, copies of speeches by Bob Atwood, a copy of the book Geology and Mineral Resources of Parts of the Alaska Peninsula by Wallace W. Atwood, financial records.

1908, 1962-1986

65

Anchorage Times records which include correspondence and photographs related to news stories and statehood.
Personal and professional papers which correspondence, a copy of Evangeline Atwood’s memorial book.

1950-1997

66

Personal and professional papers including papers and correspondence on Marilyn Atwood’s death, incoming and outgoing correspondence for the Atwood family, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism papers and correspondence, awards given to Bob Atwood, copies of some of Bob Atwood’s speeches, files on the Atwood family history, papers on their Marilaine home, papers from the University of Alaska Anchorage advanced writing course Bob Atwood took with examples of his work.

1990-1997

OSF1

Subject and correspondence papers including a letter from Mike Gravel to Bob Atwood on D-2, and a special publication on Anchorage in the winter entitled Winter.

1935, 1978

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 2: Statehood period records; 1949-1958. 1.5 cubic feet.
This series was largely created by Bob Atwood during his chairmanship of the Alaska Statehood Committee. These records consist of clippings, correspondence, telegrams, research files, publications (including Evangeline Atwood’s 83 Years of Neglect), statehood photographs, and an artifact. There are also some Anchorage Times records, including correspondence, research files, shop records, newsroom department records, and records relating to the newspaper’s building. The series also contains some personal and professional correspondence can also be found here including relating to Alaska Methodist University. Other statehood records are located in Part 1: Series 1, 7, 13, and 14. This series is arranged by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

22/12-17

Statehood Committee records, including Alaska statehood clippings, correspondence, telegrams, research files, and a file on Senator Hugh Butler from Nebraska who chaired the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

1949-1958

23/1-25

Statehood Committee records, including Alaskan statehood clippings, correspondence, telegrams, research files, and Evangeline Atwood’s 1945 publication on Alaska’s struggle for self-government.

1945-1958

23/8

Methodist College correspondence relating to Alaska Methodist University.

1956

23/16

File on the Anchorage city council poll of internal city issues.

undated

23/18

Anchorage Times records: Newsroom correspondence and documents relating to problems with staff turnover in that department.

1956

23/19

Anchorage Times records: Correspondence relating to their building and its structure.

1956

23/20

Anchorage Times records: Correspondence.

1956

23/21

Anchorage Times records-Correspondence and papers with city profiles of Nome and Seldovia.

1956

23/22

Anchorage Times records: Shop committee correspondence relating to topics such as overtime.

1957

23/23

Anchorage Times records: Correspondence with some personal and professional correspondence for Bob Atwood.

1956-1957

23/24-25

Life magazine Alaskan statehood photographs.

1958

OSF2

Statehood records including a publication based upon Evangeline Atwood’s paper on the need for Alaskan statehood entitled, 83 Years of Neglect, a Prayer Rug from the Amalgamated Association of Alaskan Beggars artifact, and newspapers and articles from the fight to achieve Alaskan statehood.

circa 1950-1958

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 3: Capitol move papers; 1946-1983. 4.05 cubic feet.
This series was created by Bob Atwood through his personal and professional involvement in relocating the Alaskan state capitol from Juneau to a more central location in the state. This series consists of research files, clippings, publications, reports, editorials on the subject by other newspapers, editorial idea files, letters to the editor, a land survey, correspondence, and some legal documents. This series is arranged by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

24/1-12

Research files, clippings, correspondence, maps, written commentaries on the subject, documents and publications on capitols from around the world and other American states, a file relating to Frank Harris, and some photographs.

1958-1983

25/1-10

Research files, publications, reports, Benjamin B. Talley subject file, Carolyn Burg lawsuit papers, a 1946 Matanuska valley physical land survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and some correspondence.

1946-1982

67

Research files, clippings, reports, editorials by other newspapers, and some correspondence.

1961-1981

68

Research files, clippings, news stories, editorial ideas files, information files with publications and experiences of other states, letters to the editor, and some correspondence.

1959-1966

OSF3

California state capitol plan publication and a report to the people of Alaska about the capitol city from the Capitol Site Planning Commission.

1960, Undated

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 4: Edgar Paul Boyko lawsuit files; 1955-1980. 0.6 cubic foot. This series consists of legal documents from Edgar Paul Boyko’s lawsuit against Bob Atwood and the Anchorage Times. This series is arranged by subject.

Box/folder

Description

Dates

25/11-26/7

Newspaper columns and legal documents relating to the lawsuit of “Edgar P. Boyko v Robert B. Atwood, et al.”, clippings of many of Edgar Paul Boyko’s newspaper columns, and a cassette tape entitled “Boyko.”

1955-1980

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 5: Earthquake research papers; 1964-1972. 0.5 cubic foot. Bob Atwood created this series after the Alaskan earthquake in 1964 when the family lost their home and Bob Atwood almost lost his life. Other earthquake related papers can be found in Part 1: Series 1, 7, and 8.

Box/folder

Description

Dates

26/8 – 26/14

Publications, reports, and some correspondence.

1964-1972

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 6: Norwegian Consul papers; 1973-1985. 1.25 cubic feet.
This series was created by Bob Atwood during his service as the Norwegian Consul for Anchorage. It consists of correspondence, papers with information on Norway and on assisting Norwegians visiting or living in Alaska, and annual reports on the Anchorage Norwegian Consul’s office. Other papers and photographs relating to this series can be found in Part 1. Series 1 and Series 13, as well as Part 4: Series 1. This series is arranged by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

60

Papers and correspondence from the Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco and relating to King Olaf’s visit to Alaska, trade mission information files, information for assisting visitors files, visiting Norwegian seamen forms, reports, and research files on Norway.

1974-1985

61

Papers and correspondence on work permits, files on applying for visas, annual reports on the Anchorage Norwegian Consul office, and general information for the consul and correspondence files.

1973-1981

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 7: Active desk and personal papers; 1907-1997. 6.85 cubic feet. This series was created by Bob Atwood and consists of files he kept in his desks at work and at home relating to personal, professional and some Anchorage Times matters on which he was still actively working. The personal papers in this series consist of speeches, daily diaries, correspondence, photographs, family genealogy, financial records, audiocassette tapes, university coursework, research files, clippings, files on Marilyn Atwood and Bob Atwood’s brother Burton Atwood, and artifacts, among other materials. The professional papers in this series consist of correspondence, photographs, speeches, and Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board member papers. The Anchorage Times records in this series consist of management and property records, research files, correspondence, memos, conference records, photographs, cassette tapes, computer disks, speeches, records relating to the newspaper’s sale and dissolution as a corporation, and artifacts, and other materials. Other similar papers, records, and photographs can be found throughout most of Part 1, in the other individual family member’s photographs series and in the family photographs. This series was arranged mostly by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

26/15-Box 27

Personal papers and artifacts including copies of speeches by Bob Atwood, daily diary desk planners, correspondence with the Atwood family, Atwood family photographs, birth certificates, press passes and personal identification cards, and a copy of a university paper Marilyn Atwood wrote on the freedom of the press and sent to her father. Anchorage Times records including a 1959 appraisement, files on the freedom of the press, a file on censorship, financial records including statements, research files on such topics as the trans-Alaska pipeline, corporation minutes and ledgers, and Fred Machetanz engravings for a newspaper insert.

circa 1943-1981

28

Personal papers and artifacts including correspondence from his family, an Alaska Advocate newspaper article, “Bob Atwood and the Alaska Information Game”, a Clark University medallion, and a phone and address directory. Anchorage Times records and artifacts including research files on whales and oil, correspondence including internal staff memos and on daily management, training and conferences files, a Robert B. Atwood stamp, a box of business contacts cards for Bob Atwood, and Bob’s Atwood’s press pass for President Richard Nixon’s visit to Elmendorf Air Force Base on 1972 February 28.

circa 1972-1989

29

Personal papers including correspondence from the Atwood family or relating to the family and photographs. Professional papers including correspondence and photographs possibly relating to statehood.
Anchorage Times records including notes and correspondence, photos and negatives for Anchorage Times stories, and photographs of Bob Atwood’s trips to Tokyo and Africa as editor in approximately 1950 to 1970.

circa 1950-1989

30

Personal papers including correspondence from the Atwood family, Marilyn Atwood’s locket with a letter addressed to Evangeline Atwood, correspondence and photographs from Bob Atwood’s grandson Bob Odom, a file on Atwood family history with some photographs, slides of Bob Atwood portraits, a 1992 day planner, and Bob Atwood’s 1967 birthday celebration guestbook.
Professional papers including correspondence, papers relating to the 11th Air Force and his role as a military liaison and other professional activities, and a copy of an Alaska Methodist University speech he gave in 1996.
Anchorage Times records including a diary from Bob Atwood’s 1960 editors’ trip to Africa, Alaskan statehood bonfire slides taken by Times photographers, a Times photograph from circa 1960, some correspondence, work computer disks, and newspaper or journalism-related audiocassette tapes.

1907-1996

31

Personal papers including correspondence including with the Atwood family, papers on the Atwood family history and information on Bob Atwood himself including photographs, Atwood family photo Christmas cards from circa 1940-1950, an Alaskan earthquake file, personal business interests papers, papers on Marilyn Atwood’s death including her memorial and correspondence, a photographic inventory of the artwork in their home.
Professional papers including correspondence with people such as Ernest Gruening, Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board member papers, and copies of some of Bob Atwood’s speeches.
Anchorage Times records including records relating to the sale of the newspaper in 1989, copies of some speeches, and some correspondence.

circa 1940-1996

32

Personal papers including correspondence and cards, estate and investment planning papers, files on the Atwood family history with some photographs, papers on the Anchorage Pioneer’s Oral History Project, copies of the “As I Recall” audiocassette interview tapes, notes relating to trip to Australia trip with Marilyn Atwood, papers for the Advanced Magazine Writing course he took at the University of Alaska Anchorage including examples of his work, papers relating to Marilyn Atwood’s death and to his brother John Atwood’s death, and a file with biographical materials and other personal papers. Professional papers including copies of Bob Atwood’s speeches, and papers for the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board. Anchorage Times records including stockholder certificates, correspondence, commemorative publications, and records relating to the sale of the newspaper and its later dissolution as a corporation.

1907-1997

33

Anchorage Times records including copies of Bob Atwood’s “Between Us” articles and general Alaskan history research files.

1975, 1980

OSF4

Personal papers including a signed cartoon of Walter J. Hickel as Secretary of the Interior, correspondence with photographs, a 1991 poster entitled “Times ages Bill Allen”, a mounted Time magazine article about Bob Atwood, a mounted certificate honoring the 35th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention, and a matted certificate from Paul Odom naming one of his roast coffees from his business Café Fonte after his grandfather, Bob Atwood.

circa 1953-1995

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 8: Financial records; 1925-1996. 7.5 cubic feet. This series contains records documenting the financial management of the Anchorage Times and Bob Atwood’s management of his personal, family, and professional financial affairs. The Anchorage Times records in this series consist of financial records (including profit-sharing records) for the newspaper, as well as memos and some correspondence including offers to buy the newspaper. Bob Atwood’s personal and professional financial papers in this series consist of correspondence (including with Marilyn Atwood), legal and financial records for Marilyn’s Atwood’s divorce, investment and oil royalties records, earthquake loss claims, accounts books and ledger sheets, personal property values records, insurance photographs, probate records, net worth appraisals, and the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism annual financial reports, among other papers. Financial records can also be found in Part 1: Series 1, 7, and 9. This series is arranged by subject and mostly chronologically.

Box

Description

Dates

33

Anchorage Times financial records including management files. Personal financial records including correspondence, legal and financial files for Marilyn Atwood’s and Marvin Coles divorce; Swanson Oil files including maps and some other personal planning papers; and records of claims relating to the Atwood family’s Alaskan earthquake losses.

1953-1969

34

Anchorage Times financial records including financial reports, profit sharing records, financial statements, budgets, and tax and income records. Personal financial records including papers on financial and investment planning.

1980-1996

35

Anchorage Times financial records including financial statements, profit sharing records, wage and salary surveys, and correspondence with Richard Seaton from the Seattle Times about his possibly buying the Anchorage Times in 1983-1984. Personal financial records including accounts books, investment portfolios, correspondence on donations to charities, income records including from oil royalties, records relating to property value for their home Marilaine and for the Lingo sub-division, and estate and trust planning records.

1979-1985

36

Anchorage Times financial records including operating statements, wage and salary surveys, income tax records, financial research files, and profit-sharing records.
Personal financial records including records of Bob Atwood's income (especially from oil royalties), correspondence and papers relating to annual donations to charities, daily diaries from 1987-1988, correspondence from Marilyn Atwood, and “Big Ten Corporation” records from 1960-1964.

1960-1989

37

Anchorage Times financial records including financial statements and spreadsheets, income and expense records, investment portfolios ledger sheets, and income tax records for the newspaper’s final years under Bob Atwood’s ownership. Personal financial records and papers including records of Bob Atwood's income (especially from oil royalties), investment portfolio ledgers and special account ledger sheets, insurance photographs for their Marilaine home and Marilyn Atwood’s Watergate apartment, an inventory on Grupe Real Estate, Completing the Union statehood publication, and the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism annual financial reports.

1962-1991

38

Anchorage Times financial records including spreadsheets, insurance policies with Times building plans and a plat map, certificates of deposit and statements, ledger sheets, circulation department records, internal staff memos, and records documenting receivables, transactions, advertising revenue. Personal financial records including correspondence, probate records for Evangeline Atwood, Bob and Evangeline Atwood’s marriage certificate, and copies of appraisals for Bob and Evangeline Atwood’s net worth.

1985-1987

39

Anchorage Times financial records including spreadsheets.

1988-1989

40

Anchorage Times financial records including shareholders and stock certificates, financial statements, and loan documents. Personal papers including Constitutional Convention conference papers, and a calendar planner.

1925-1994

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 9: Newspaper management records; 1915-1992. 13.0 cubic feet. This series was created during the period when Bob Atwood managed the Anchorage Times as editor and publisher. It covers the time period of the original joint operations and later circulation war with the Anchorage Daily News and also covers Atwood's involvement in the journalism world. This series consists of advertising, circulation, contracts, copyrights, financial, management, operations, property, departmental, tax, and profit-sharing records, as well as correspondence (including with Ted Stevens), research files, memos, press associations papers, policy manuals, original corporation papers, clippings, Marilyn Atwood’s column papers and correspondence, negatives, proofs, and plates for newspaper issues, and papers and legal records documenting the joint operating agreement and later the lawsuit with the Anchorage Daily News, among many other items. Other newspaper management records can be found throughout Part 1 and in Part 4: Series 1, 4, and 5. The records in this series are arranged alphabetically and by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

41

General management records, operating records, and financial records.

1935-1936

42

Papers and correspondence from national and international press associations.

1953-1986

43

Files on statistics; correspondence (including with correspondents R-Z and with Frank Murkowski); management records; Ted Stevens articles for the Times and correspondence; press association papers and some correspondence; and papers and correspondence relating to Marilyn Atwood’s column from Washington D.C. and her expenses.

1964-1987

44

Circulation department records, classified operations records, correspondence, new and dead papers research files, newsroom department records, pressroom department records, financial statements, a 1972 daily desk calendar, clippings, and internal staff memos from Bernie Kosinski, Bill Tobin, Murlin Spencer, and Vic Hussey.

1961-1979

45

General correspondence with correspondents A-B, Alaska Pacific University papers, Arctic Basin strategy correspondence, correspondence and internal staff memos regarding all aspects of the running of the newspaper between Bob Atwood and his staff including Bill Tobin, Bill King, Dave Cooke, Clint Andrews, Elaine Atwood, Mark Dumond, Bob Taylor, Bernie Kosinski, Vic Hussey, Lana Johnson, Drex Heikes, Dave Ramseur from Washington DC, and Betty Mills at the Washington Bureau.

1974-1987

46

Records on the Times property with maps, papers on the new press unit, papers on lawsuits with the Times including with Fred Dickey, records on contracts for all aspects of running the newspaper and with the ITU and Pressman, and papers on the Metro User’s Association.

1954-1986

47

Strike insurance records, profit-sharing trust records, papers on copyrights, internal staff memos including between Bill Tobin and Wally Allen and Bob Atwood, a personnel policy manual, research files on Alaskan government, research files on the Alaskan pipeline and the hearings, constitutional convention research files, and consumer habits research files.

1957-1988

48

Original corporation papers, profit-sharing records, newsprint contracts, Harris Print press papers, Star graphics papers, photo phase setter papers, separations papers, National Labor Relations papers, clippings from the Anchorage Times from 1987-1989, photographs of front pages of Alaskan newspapers, and the Asset Purchase Agreement for the Times by the HWA Acquisition Group in 1989.

1935-1989

49

Distinguished public service award certificate, corporate records, tax returns records, financial balance sheets, cash projections records, fire protection systems papers, research files on the Atomic Energy Commission on Amchitka, Chemco products papers, and general Alaskan research files.

1968-1974

50

Copy of the joint operating agreement with the Anchorage Daily News and legal documents relating to this arrangement, papers on the relationship between the two newspapers, records on the arbitration and start of the newspaper war between the two papers, the “Settlement Agreement and Release, Northern Publishing Co. v AT Publishing Co.” from 1978, records on the financial effects on the Times from this conflict, internal staff memos and correspondence between Bob Atwood and Bill Tobin and Wally Allen, slides from a presentation by Bill Tobin using Times front pages, and a report about the financial condition of the Times from 1989.

1973-1989

51

Press plates of their building and celebrating the 50th anniversary under the ownership of the Atwood family.

1960, 1985

OSF5-14

Oversized records, including proofs, mock-ups, newspapers, articles, headlines, blueprints, photographs, and negatives of newspaper.

1915-1992

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 10: 49th Star Sunday newspaper records; 1946–1951. 1.3 cubic feet. This series was created during the publishing of the 49th Star Sunday newspaper at the Anchorage Daily Times by editors Edward J. Fortier and Ruthella Wade. For one year, the 49th Star also included a one page insert called the Chugach Watch written for personnel at Fort Richardson. This series consists of correspondence, clippings, research files for news stories, photographs for stories (including photographs relating to the military), reports, leasing transcripts files, and management files. This series is arranged by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

52

Correspondence relating to the management of the paper and to news stories, photographs for news stories, clippings, subject files for stories, research files for editorials, reports including on general government and for the military, leasing transcripts files, and files on Alaskan public information.

1946-1951

53

Correspondence relating to the management of the paper and to news stories, photographs for news stories, clippings, subject files for stories, research files for editorials, and reports including on the government and the military.

1946-1951

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 11: Editorial research and editorials papers; 1948-1985. 4.7 cubic feet. Bob Atwood created this series while researching and writing his regular editorials and editorial features of his journalistic travels abroad, and when he monitored the competing Anchorage Daily News’s editorials in the early years. This series consists of typed copies and clippings of Bob Atwood’s regular editorials, written drafts and clippings of his “Editor on the Loose” editorials with some photographs, copies or clippings from guest editorial writers such as Ernest Gruening, research notebooks and clippings, reports, leasing transcript files, photographs for news stories, copies of maps, correspondence, and clippings of Anchorage Daily News editorials by Norman C. Brown. Other related editorial materials can be found throughout Part 1. Editorials in this series were originally housed in binders, which were disbound and refoldered in their original chronological order during processing. Research materials are arranged by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

53

Typed versions and clippings of Bob Atwood’s editorials, as well as some copies or clippings of editorials from guest writers such as Ernest Gruening writing on statehood.

1950-1962

54

Copies and clippings of Bob Atwood’s editorials.
Anchorage Daily News editorials papers including clippings of editorials by their editor Norman C. Brown who used to work at the Anchorage Daily Times.

1948-1967

55

Bob Atwood’s copies and written drafts of his “Editor on the Loose” editorials from his travels abroad and some accompanying photographs, research notebooks, reports, clippings, leasing transcripts files, photographs for editorial stories, copies of maps, and some correspondence.

1952-1973

56

Reports, clippings, research notes, and photographs on the Arctic and Antarctic and on the military used for editorial stories.

1960-1962

57

Clippings of Bob Atwood’s editorials, reports, research notes, and clippings.

1952-1985

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 12: Anchorage Times profit-sharing records; 1964-1991. 2.0 cubic feet. This series was created during the management of the profit-sharing program run for newspaper employees. It consists of records of the establishing the trust, statements of operations and trust fund, ledger notes, annual reports, financial statements, spreadsheets, account and tax documents, and some correspondence. Other profit sharing records can be found in Part 1: Series 1, 8, and 9. This series is arranged by subject.

Box

Description

Dates

58

Statements of operations and the trust fund, ledger notes, bank statements, spreadsheets, audited financial statements, and correspondence.

1972-1991

59

Statements, ledger notes, annual reports, records of the establishment of the trust, account information, tax documents, and correspondence.

1964-1979

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 13: Personal, professional, and Anchorage Times photographs; 1932-1997. 8.0 cubic feet. This series was created over the course of Bob Atwood’s lifetime and includes photographs, negatives, and slides of him with his family growing up in Chicago, at university and in his early career, his life with his wife Evangeline Rasmuson Atwood and their daughters Marilyn and Elaine, his role as editor and publisher of the Anchorage Times, his many professional and civic activities and awards, travels, and friends. There are also commemorative photograph albums that also contain certificates, clippings, correspondence, and some ephemera. Many of the photographs were taken by Bob Atwood, as well as professional photographers, including Anchorage Times photographers. The original photograph albums were kept intact and arranged chronologically. Bob Atwood's original chronological order was followed in rehousing the photographs that he had taken on his work travels that were still in their original packets. Many of his loose photographs he had grouped together by subject or by time period, and the series mostly follows this original order. Other similar photographs can be throughout Part 1, in each of the individual family member’s photographic series, and in Part 5.

Box/folder

Description

Dates

69/1-3

Professional and civic-related photographs, including images of Bob Atwood at work at the Anchorage Times, with the military in the Antarctica, at events such as Fur Rondy, a statehood booster banquet, a banquet in Anchorage for General Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking engagements and award ceremonies, and in other general professional activities. Personal photographs, including images of Bob Atwood with Evangeline, Marilyn, and Elaine Atwood at their Turnagain home, Marilyn Atwood’s marriage to Kenneth Coles, Mariliane, and some unidentified construction.

1937-1996

70/1-2

Professional and some personal photographs and negatives, many taken by Anchorage Times photographers, including images of Bob Atwood involved in community and civic groups, in his role as Norwegian Consul aboard the inaugural SAS Airlines flight through Anchorage, making speeches, and at work at the Anchorage Times, of Evangeline Atwood signing books, of Elaine Atwood, and relating to the Donald Ramsey attack at the Times on Bob and Elaine Atwood.

circa 1953-1988

71/1-4

Professional and civic-related photographs, including images of Bob Atwood as a member of the Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board aboard a Russian naval ship on an exchange visit, receiving awards, in posed portrait photographs, and as the “Northernmost Editor.” These folders also contain newspaper clippings and contact prints of the Anchorage Daily Times covers.

circa 1950-1995

72/1-5

Professional and personal photographs including of Bob Atwood in his personal and professional lives, including community involvement.

1943-1976

73/1-2

Professional photographs of Bob Atwood receiving awards, making speeches at formal functions, with a 49th star American flag, and of him as a member of the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board.
Personal photographs including images of Bob and Evangeline Atwood celebrating their wedding anniversary, the rest of the Atwood family celebrating other holidays, snow machining at their Girdwood home, and of Bob Atwood after death of his wife Evangeline.

circa 1940-1997

74/1-13

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera including images of cityscapes, Anchorage Times employees, Spring Creek farm, and images of locations such as India, Alaska, Japan, Belgrade, the White House, and other unidentified locations in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere.

circa 1960-1970

75/1-10

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera, including images of Switzerland, Denmark, Berlin, Poland, and Romania, Russia, the Middle East, California, and many other unidentified locations.

circa 1960-1970

76/1-13

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives taken by Bob Atwood, including images of a hunting and fishing trip, Nordic ski racing, construction of a house (possibly Marilaine), and locations such as Lake George, Knik Glacier, Sackett’s Harbor, King Salmon, Mount Alyeska, Port of Call Village in San Pedro, California, other locations in Alaska, and many other unidentified places

circa 1960-1970

77/1-8

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera unless otherwise noted, including images of Nordic ski racing, Ski Tepee, Fred Machetanz, and of locations such as Berry’s Resort on Finger Lake in the Matanuska Valley, Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, Barrow, Palmer, and Sitka in Alaska, Carmel by the Sea in California, Canada, Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, Singapore, Pearl Harbor, Mexico, Macau, and other unidentified locations,

circa 1957-1971

78/1-6

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera unless otherwise noted, including images of an Army football game in Anchorage, a Lockheed Hercules airplane, and locations such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece, the White House in Washington, D.C., Venice, Mexico, southern Utah, and other unidentified locations in Alaska.

circa 1960-1970

79/1-13

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs and negatives photographed by him sometimes with a Minox camera, including images of snowmobiling, a California gas well in 1967, an oil pipeline inauguration in 1960 and other unidentified photos relating to oil in Cook Inlet, a 1967 trip to Switzerland, Italy, and France, a 1960 trip to Japan, Australia, and Hawaii, the Atwood’s home in Girdwood, the Anchorage Times, people such as Bob Atwood, Burton Atwood, John Atwood, and possibly Boris Karloff, and other locations such as Scandinavia, Italy, France, the Philippines or Midway Island, and the Palmer Fair, Alyeska, and Anchorage in Alaska, among other unidentified locations.

circa 1957-1967

80/1-7

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs, slides, and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera unless otherwise noted. Includes images of a 1959 Yukon float trip, Joint Civilian Orientation Conferences in 1957 and 1959, Georgetown, Fred Machetanz, a city parade, and the Anchorage Times office in 1963, a 1967 trip around the world to locations such as Hong Kong, the Atwood home after the 1964 Alaska earthquake, Kotzebue in 1968, and other unidentified locations in Europe in 1957.

1957- 1968

81/1-5

Professional, newspaper, and personal photographs, slides, contact prints, and negatives taken by Bob Atwood with a Minox camera unless otherwise noted. Includes images taken with “John” at Nome, Kotzebue, and Bach House in 1964 and many other unlabeled photographs.

circa 1957- 1967

82

Alaska Air Command Civilian Advisory Board photograph album and accompanying folders of materials including photographs of Bob Atwood at conferences in Hawaii and at the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters, of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and other related military photographs. Includes some related correspondence and military patches.

1966-1993

83

Personal and professional photographs possibly gathered for biographical reasons. Includes images of Bob Atwood related to the Anchorage Times and to his activities as an editor and journalist, with Evangeline Atwood, and in civic and professional activities, such as statehood. Many of the photographs were taken by Anchorage Times photographers or other professional photographers such as Steve McCutcheon.

circa 1940-1997

84

Personal and professional photographs, including images of Bob and Evangeline Atwood, their homes, Bob Atwood at work, images relating to Bob Atwood’s activities as a member of the Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board and to his chairmanship of the Alaskan Statehood Committee, with many of these photographs being taken by Anchorage Times photographers or other professional photographers such as Steve McCutcheon.

circa 1943-1985

85-86

Negatives, slides and photographs of Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer, and the Homer area that mostly appear to be for newspaper stories, while some are personal photographs.

circa 1945-1946

87

“Times of our Lives” photograph album dedicated to R.B. Atwood that includes mostly photographs of Anchorage Times employees.

1984

88-89

Oversized commemorative photograph and scrapbook album compiled by Evangeline Atwood that includes photographs of her life with Bob Atwood, their family, their homes, the Anchorage Times, Bob Atwood’s civic activities including the fight for statehood and his membership on the Alaskan Air Command Civilian Advisory Board, and the many activities in which they were involved including World Affairs Council balls.
Also contains correspondence relating to Bob Atwood’s personal and professional life, certificates and awards, newspaper clippings, and some ephemera from events they attended.

1932-1987

90

Oversized professional and personal photograph and certificates album containing photographs, certificates, newspaper clippings, and correspondence relating to the Anchorage Times, Alaskan statehood, the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board, the Alaskan Railroad, Bob Atwood giving presentations to groups such as the Boy Scouts, and some personal photographs with friends such as Katie Hurley and Miriam Hilscher. Also includes certificates for Evangeline Atwood.

1948-1991

91

The Times and Life of Robert B. Atwood commemorative photograph album compiled by Cheryl L. McKay and the students, faculty and staff of the University of Alaska Anchorage Journalism department including photographs from the gala dinner held in Bob Atwood’s honor with his grandson Paul Odom in attendance, letters of congratulation from seven former Atwood Chairs, and a copy of the Atwood Times commemorative newspaper dated 1994 November 6.

1994

Part 1: Bob Atwood papers. Series 14: Artifacts and certificates; circa 1940-1994. 5.5 cubic feet. This series consists of the awards and certificates received by the Anchorage Times newspaper and by Bob Atwood, as well as artifacts commemorating Alaska statehood, from Bob Atwood’s office and personal life, and documenting his civic activities. Other certificates can be found in Part 1: Series 1 and 13, and other artifacts can be found in Part 1: Series 7 and 9. The artifacts are arranged by the various roles in Bob Atwood’s life, and the certificates are arranged chronologically.

Box

Description

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92

Alaska statehood-related artifacts including a framed pen that President Dwight D. Eisenhower used to sign Alaskan statehood into law, a framed and signed Alaskan flag by Benny Benson, and the engraved casing of a Howitzer shell that was fired as part of the official Alaskan statehood celebrations and was dedicated to Bob Atwood for his contributions to its attainment.

circa 1959

93

Office and personal artifacts including an Alaskan license plate number “0”, a picture vinyl pillow of Bob and Evangeline Atwood, the Minox camera Bob Atwood used in his work travels, a set of 50th anniversary Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation coins from 1935-1985, a Hummel figurine, Bob Atwood’s Anchorage Times publisher corporate seal stamp, a small United States flag on a stand, a monogrammed demitasse cup and saucer, a small “Send me a new trumpet” press plate, a 48-star American flag, and commemorative pins, and match books relating to the Anchorage Times and other organizations to which Bob Atwood belonged.

circa 1964- 1985

94

Professional-related artifacts including a Viking Crew plaque for the founders of Alaska Methodist University, a Norwegian flag tie, a Dallas Times Herald plaque celebrating 50 years of Bob Atwood owning the Anchorage Times, the 1987 wooden Governor’s award, and three artifacts relating to Bob Atwood’s membership in the Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board including a U.S.S. Alaska naval ship plaque, a Russian Navy sailor’s cap and patch, and an Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board plaque.

circa 1983, 1987

95

Anchorage Times commemorative artifacts including 25th anniversary coffee mugs with “We’re In” on them, a cigarette lighter with an image of the Times building, and glasses with famous Times headlines on them including “Pipeline Work Begins,” “We’re In,” “Wow! What a Weekend!” “Biggest Sale Ever,” and “City Rallies from Quake.”

circa 1960

96

Alaska statehood-related artifacts including a commemorative bronze plaque honoring Bob Atwood for his role as the chair of the Alaska Statehood Committee.

1968

97

Bob Atwood’s awards and recognition certificates for his personal and professional contributions to Anchorage, state of Alaska, the field of journalism, civic and community groups through the Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board, and for his charitable community support.
Anchorage Times certificates for awards of excellence or achievements or for recognition of its support of community organizations.

circa 1940-1994

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers; 1917-1987. 24.25 cubic feet. Evangeline Atwood’s papers relate mostly to her work as a historian and author; however, some of her personal life, activities, and her community involvement can also be found here. Evangeline Atwood’s papers consist of four series: subject and research papers; civic and community papers; personal papers; and photographs.

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers. Series 1: Subject and research papers; 1966-1987. 18.9 cubic feet. Most of this series was created by Evangeline Atwood during her research for her Alaskan history books, for her newspaper columns “Historically Speaking” and “Alaska Women in Politics,” and as the historian for the Anchorage Times. Personal papers relating to her community activities and documenting her family can also be found here. This series consists of clippings, her notes from her primary source research, pamphlets, some publications, articles, photographs for her books and a few personal photographs, index cards with historical and biographical information, biographical materials both family-related and for her research, some correspondence, address books, a daily diary, charts with research, scrapbooks with her research notes and clippings, clippings of her “Alaska Women in Politics” column, and a copy of the manuscript for Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen. Evangeline Atwood kept these papers in alphabetical order grouped together by each publication or project. Her research index cards are arranged alphabetically by last name or by first letter of the organization. For other personal papers, see also the rest of Part 2, as well as Part 1: Series 1, 2, and 7.

Box

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98

Research files on the government in Alaska and on Alaskan governmental figures, including clipings and notes.

circa 1966-1979

99

Research files on the Alaskan early territory, on Alaskan politics, and on the Alaskan legislature, including clippings and notes.

circa 1966-1979

100

Research files on Alaskan government, on members of the Alaskan senate and legislature both past and present, on Alaskan Republicans, and on the Rasmuson family. Includes clippings and notes on topics “L-U.”

circa 1966-1979

101

Research files on the Senate race, marshals, and James Wickersham. Research files include research materials on topics “U-W.”

circa 1966-1979

102

Research files on Alaska and its resources, and on politicians. Includes research materials and some correspondence on topics “A-O.”
Evangeline Atwood’s papers on her Advisory Board membership for the Alaska Agricultural Experimental Station, including organizational information, correspondence, and photographs of board members.

circa 1966-1982

103

Research files on biographical materials, railroads, sectionalism, and Alaskan politicians such as Ernest Gruening, Jay Hammond, and Frank Murkowski. Research files include some correspondence, and research materials on topics “J-R.”

circa 1966-1985

104

Research files on Alaskan newspapers, and on Alaskan judges and legislators. Includes research and biographical materials for topics “J-L.”

circa 1970-1987

105

Research files including clippings, index cards with historical and biographical notes, and research notes for newspaper column “Alaska Women in Politics,” as well as papers containing copies and clippings of her “Alaska Women in Politics” columns.

circa 1970-1985

106

Research files on the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript. Includes biographical information. Also includes address books and a daily diary for any year.

circa 1982-1987

107

Research files on Anchorage, Kodiak, politicians, and prominent non-politicians. Includes clippings, historical and biographical information files, and research notes.

circa 1975-1982

108

Research files including Anchorage personalities and the city of Anchorage. Includes research notes, photographs, and articles.

circa 1979-1982

109

Research files including on all aspects of Anchorage’s history. Includes clippings, notes, and pamphlets.

circa 1979-1982

110

Research files on Alaska, Alaskan newspapers, and Alaskan newspapermen and index cards with biographical and historical research. Includes manuscript for Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen from 1987.

circa 1980-1987

111

Research files including research notes, clippings, and some historical publications for the Anchorage Star of the North book and the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript.

circa 1979-1987

112

Research files including research notes, some historical publications, and some photographs for the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript.
Subject files on Bob Atwood that includes clippings, photographs, and articles, Elaine Atwood that includes clippings, articles, and information on the Donald Ramsey hostage incident.

circa 1982-1987

113

Research files including clippings and research notes for the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript and research index cards with biographical sketches of Alaskan legislators.

circa 1970-1987

114

Research index cards with biographical sketches of Alaskan legislators and research index cards for the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript.

circa 1970-1987

115

Research files including clippings and research notes for the Alaskan Newspapers and Newspapermen manuscript and for the book.

circa 1979-1987

116

Oversized research materials including charts with dates and research information, clippings, scrapbooks with research notes and clippings, and copies of photographs for the Who’s Who in Alaska Politics, Frontier Politics: Alaska’s James Wickersham, and Anchorage Star of the North.

circa 1970-1987

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers. Series 2: Civic and community papers; 1963-1982. 2.0 cubic feet. This series covers Evangeline Atwood’s role in the Alaska World Affairs Council, which includes being a board member, her involvement with planning their balls, luncheons with guest speakers, and other events. There are also a few papers from her involvement with the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum. The Alaska World Affairs Council papers consist primarily of correspondence, board member papers, event coordination papers, photographs of their events and publicity shots for speaker, and scrapbooks that contain clippings, photographs of the balls with Bob and Evangeline Atwood in attendance, among other materials. Papers and photographs of Evangeline’s other civic and community activities can also be found in Part 2: Series 1 and 3, as well as in the other photographs series throughout the collection. The papers are arranged by subject, and the scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.

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117

Cook Inlet Historical Society papers. Anchorage Museum papers and correspondence. Alaska World Affairs Council papers including correspondence, program planning papers, board member papers, director’s files, membership lists, general council information papers, speakers biographies, event-planning papers for speakers and balls, a copy of their constitution, and photographs of events and publicity shots for balls and speakers.

1963-1979

118

Alaska World Affairs Council scrapbooks for their balls and special events, including clippings, planning information papers, correspondence, board member papers, and photographs of balls sometimes including Bob and Evangeline Atwood.

1961-1982

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers. Series 3: Personal papers; 1917-1987. 2.85 cubic feet.
Evangeline Atwood created this series to document the activities of her daily life, the management of her personal and family affairs, including entertaining, and her personal achievements in the community and as an Alaskan historian. This series consists of correspondence, certificates and awards, papers relating to Atwood property and to the management of her affairs, guest books, a scrapbook she kept recording her personal achievements, a few artifacts, photographic collages, and blueprints. Other personal papers can be found in in Part 1: Series 1 and 7, Part 2: Series 1, and in Part 4: Series 1 and 2, as well as in many of the photographs series throughout the collection. Original order of these papers has been maintained.

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119

Correspondence relating to her personal life and her books, including some of the last letters she wrote, notes, and cards. Personal papers with certificates including an honorary 1967 University of Alaska Anchorage degree, personal clippings, a newspaper clipping on Marilaine, an obituary written by Evangeline Atwood for Ernest Gruening, a 1917 issue of McCall magazine, event programs, her personal Anchorage Times profit-sharing records, warranty deeds, deeds for property including their Turnagain home, stock certificates, wills, and power of attorneys. Guest books from their Turnagain home for events dating from 1964-1976. Evangeline Atwood being honored as Alaskan of the Year in 1981. Personal artifacts including a commemorative matchbook with an image of Bob and Evangeline Atwood on the cover in Florence, Italy, and a cassette tape entitled, “Atwoods and Landrums, April 1964”.

1917-1987

120

Scrapbook of personal achievements in the community and as an Alaskan historian, including certificates, awards, photographs, clippings; correspondence; and other certificates for awards and honors.

1967-1982

121

Personal artifacts including award for the Historian of the Year in 1975, award for Alaskan of the Year in 1981, a small Buddha figurine accompanied by an invitation to the Pagoda Ball for the World Affairs Council in 1963, and a cassette tape from 1972 from the 40th wedding anniversary of Evangeline and Bob Atwood.

1963- 1981

OSF15

Personal papers, including photographic collages documenting Evangeline Atwood’s birthday in 1970 and Bob and Evangeline Atwood’s anniversary in 1971.

1970-1979

Part 2: Evangeline Atwood papers. Series 4: Photographs; circa 1958-1987. 0.5 cubic feet.
This series consists of photographs and some negatives of Evangeline Atwood during the last several decades of her life, especially with her husband Bob Atwood, traveling, with other family members and at celebrations. Photographs of Evangeline Atwood can be found in other photograph series throughout the collection. The photographs are arranged chronologically by subject.

Box/folder

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122/1-4

Photographs and negatives of Evangeline Atwood’s daily life, including with her friends, her husband Bob Atwood, and with her daughters Marilyn and Elaine Atwood, as well as photos of Marilyn’s marriage to Kenneth Coles taken by Ward W. Wells, photographs taken by the Anchorage Times photographers of Forest Park, publicity shots for her books and for awards that she won, and photographs of her at parties at Marilaine.

circa 1958-1987

123

Original photograph album containing photographs of Mariliane and a trip on the boat the Mississippi Queen from New Orleans to Memphis with her husband Bob Atwood.

1968-1983

Part 3: Marilyn Atwood’s papers; 1935-1994. 4.2 cubic feet. Marilyn Atwood’s papers relate to her personal life covering mostly her later years and consist of two series: subject and correspondence papers; and photographs.

Part 3: Marilyn Atwood papers. Series 1: Subject and correspondence papers; 1960-1994. 1.6 cubic feet. This series consists of papers created and kept by Marilyn Atwood mostly in the later years of her life, and it reflects her daily life and interests, her recreating and traveling including with friends, and some of her legal and financial affairs. The papers include personal papers and research files, property records, some correspondence, an appointment calendar, clippings, legal records, asset records, financial records, photographs, and an artifact. Marilyn Atwood’s professional papers and personal correspondence can also be found in Part 1: Series 1, 7, 8, and 9, in Part 2: Series 3, and in Part 4: Series 1 and 2. These papers were brought to the family’s Marilaine home by Elaine Atwood after Marilyn Atwood’s death in Washington D.C. The papers are arranged in their original order by subject.

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124/1-67

Personal papers including research files on health matters, papers relating to her properties, jewelry purchases and her own personal jewelry designing papers, files on her artwork, research files and some records from her travels abroad, files relating to the veterinary care of her dogs, files relating to disputes over personal purchases including some correspondence, personal employee research files, some correspondence including with family and friends, an appointment calendar, some clippings and a card about Evangeline Atwood winning Alaskan of the Year in 1981, and a file on her death including her obituary. Legal and financial records including wills and power of attorneys papers, the 1965 divorce decree from her former husband Kenneth Coles, correspondence relating to her Watergate property, her assets records, records for the leasing and sale of her Washington state home from her marriage to Milton Odom, and her general financial and expenses records especially from her travels. Photographs depicting Marilyn and Evangeline Atwood, Marilyn with friends, and some panoramic images of her Watergate apartment.

1960-1994

125

Framed American flag carried by Senator Harry Byrd, Jr. when he landed at the South Pole in 1979. The metadata for this artifact states, "50th anniversary of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's historic flight, for Marilyn Atwood".

1979

Part 3: Marilyn Atwood papers. Series 2: Photographs; 1935-1994. 2.6 cubic feet. This series contains Marilyn Atwood’s personal photograph albums documenting the Atwood family, her childhood and life at college, and her husbands, children, dogs, and friends, as well as her homes, travels, holiday celebrations, and a meeting with President Ronald Reagan. There are also some accompanying clippings, correspondence, and family genealogy, as well as some negatives. Other photographs of Marilyn Atwood can be found in the photographs series in Part 5, in each respective family members’ photographs series, as well as in Part 1: Series 7 and in Part 4: Series 1. The albums are arranged chronologically. Framed photographs and portraits were removed from their frames and arranged chronologically. Loose photographs were removed from original envelopes and rehoused in original order, as well as by subject and chronology.

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126

Photograph album of Marilyn Atwood’s childhood, depicting her with her family.

circa 1935-1945

127

Photograph album of Marilyn Atwood’s first four years of life, including some family genealogy.

1935-1939

128

Photograph album of Marilyn Atwood’s childhood with her family, including folders with some correspondence and clippings.

circa 1935-1945

129-130

Personal photographs of Marilyn at her Watergate apartment, with her family throughout her life, of her parents Bob and Evangeline Atwood and sister Elaine Atwood; her sons Milton III, Paul, and Robert Odom, and her daughter Elaine Coles, as well as photographs from her travels, with friends and her dogs, a meeting with President Ronald Reagan, and her daily activities and outings.

1935-1994

131/1-3

Personal photographs of Marilyn Atwood, including early photographs of her and with her father Bob Atwood, of her marriage to Marvin Coles, and with her daughter Elaine Coles.

circa 1935-1965

132/1-3

Personal photographs of Marilyn Atwood with her three sons Milton III, Paul, and Robert Odom, with her daughter Elaine Coles, and in her daily life and activities through the last years of her life.

circa 1965-1994

133/1-4

Personal photographs and photograph albums of Marilyn Atwood, and her three sons Milton III, Paul, and Bob Odom.

circa 1965-1975

Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers; 1940-2003. 19.2 cubic feet.
Elaine Atwood’s papers cover her career at the Anchorage Times, her professional and civic activities, and her personal life. These papers are arranged into five series: subject and correspondence papers; active desk papers; civic and community papers; newspaper career and management records; and photographs.

Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers. Series 1: Subject and correspondence papers; 1960-1989. 5.0 cubic feet. This series was created by Elaine Atwood mostly while she worked at the Anchorage Times, and it encompasses her personal life and other professional endeavors. The Anchorage Times records in this series consist of correspondence, memos, departmental records especially for the advertising department, reports, market studies, research files, readership records, promotions records, clippings, files on management and internal matters, photographs for news stories and related to statehood, awards, legal documents, papers on Donald Ramsey’s attack on the Times office, financial records, a proposed building renovation plan, and property records. Elaine Atwood’s personal papers in this series consist of correspondence, personal biographies, clippings, university transcripts, files on entertaining and on her family including Evangeline Atwood’s death, and photographs. Her professional papers in this series consist of correspondence and papers relating to her involvement in the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the World Affairs Council, Alaskan of the Year, the Tower Club, the Rotary, and from her position as the Norwegian Consul for Anchorage. Other Anchorage Times records can be found throughout Part 1 and in Part 4: Series 4 and 5. This series is arranged mostly alphabetically, though also sometimes by subject.

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134

Anchorage Times records including files and photographs for stories, general correspondence, including with Bill Tobin, documents relating to the lawsuit with the Anchorage Daily News, and advertising department records.
Personal papers, including papers on personal Christmas parties and on Christmas in general, records relating to Elaine Atwood’s ownership and sale of Denny’s restaurant, correspondence, and photographs and some negatives of Elaine Atwood, Bob Atwood at work and making speeches, of Evangeline Atwood in general and at book signings, and other family photographs.
Professional papers including the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce board members papers, Alaska World Affairs Council papers, the Tower Club papers, and some correspondence.

1960-1988

135

Anchorage Times records including advertising, readership, newsroom, promotions, and financial records, insurance papers, newspaper audience report, graphics department records, files on politics, papers on the ski race, warranties and guarantees, documents relating to the joint operations and later lawsuit with the Anchorage Daily News, press club, correspondence, a file on Donald Ramsey that Elaine Atwood labeled as “Terrorist”, and a file on the Times entitled “newspaper at peril”.
Personal papers including correspondence, files on entertaining, and family genealogy papers.
Professional papers including correspondence, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce board member papers, and papers on the Rotary Club.

circa 1960-1989

136

Anchorage Times records including personnel management records, wages files, budgets, market studies papers, market research papers, conferences papers, internal staff memos, correspondence, advertising department records, and the Anchorage Press Club papers.
Professional papers including Alaskan of the Year board member papers, World Affairs Council papers, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce papers from 1986-1989 including when Elaine Atwood acted as their first female president, and correspondence.
Personal papers covering topics “A-C,” correspondence, and biographies.

circa 1970-1989

137

Anchorage Times records including advertising department, circulation department, readership, newsroom, and promotion records, correspondence, promotions records, clippings, management and internal matters files, papers on the effect of the newspaper war with the Anchorage Daily News on the Times, research files, and a file on the overview of the newspaper in its last years under the Atwood family ownership.
Professional papers including Norwegian Consul records and correspondence, papers on Donald Ramsey, Tower Club papers, and papers and correspondence with the Anchorage School District, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Home Builders.
Personal papers including papers, clippings and correspondence relating to Evangeline Atwood’s death.

1984-1989

138

Anchorage Times records including the joint operating agreement with the Anchorage Daily News, financial records, advertising department records, photographs for news stories and related to statehood, internal staff memos, audited a proposed renovation plan for the Times building in 1982 with an architectural drawing, and the building valuation for the sale of the newspaper to VECO Corporation.
Personal papers including correspondence and Elaine Atwood’s university transcripts.
Professional papers including papers for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan awards in 1986.

1959-1989

Part 4 Elaine Atwood papers. Series 2: Active desk papers; 1955–2003. 4.2 cubic feet. This series consists of Elaine Atwood’s active daily files from her desk at the Anchorage Times and from her home office that she would box up every decade. They reflect her daily personal life and professional activities and contain correspondence with family and friends, notes on her daily management of her affairs, files on home and business management files, family estates papers, clippings, certificates, university transcripts, a trip diary, cassette tapes, biographies and tributes for her father, and artifacts, among other papers. Her professional papers consist of awards and certificates, photographs, artifacts, and some files from her community involvement in the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Elderberry Condominium Association, with the military, and as Norwegian Consul for Anchorage. Other similar papers can be found in Part 4: Series 1 and 3, as well as in Part 1: Series 7. Elaine Atwood arranged most of these papers by subject, with the exception of her correspondence, which is arranged chronologically.

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139

Daily planner calendars.

1965-2003

140

Personal papers including correspondence, notes and drawings for her Overlook condominium renovations, documents relating to Marilyn Atwood’s death and funeral, a police report on a car accident involving Elaine Atwood, files on Bob Atwood’s death and memorial, Bob Atwood’s memorial book, records for Alaska Sales and Service and the plan to sell it, clippings, certificates, the start of a manuscript for a murder mystery written by Elaine Atwood, education records and transcripts, and a file on the artwork Elaine owned, including appraisals.

1964-1999

141

Personal papers including personal correspondence relating to Bob Atwood’s death and with Elaine Atwood’s friends, written tributes to Bob Atwood, personal notes from daily activities and from management of her affairs, and a trip diary. Professional papers including award certificates and papers from Elaine’s service as president of the Elderberry Condominium association.

1982-1997

142

Personal artifacts including a memento box with an image of the Anchorage High School and a videotape of the legislative house floor session where Bob Atwood was memorialized following his death. Professional artifacts including medallions from Elaine Atwood’s board membership on the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

circa 1955-1997

143

Professional papers including a U.S. Air Force award folder from the Air War College with a course completion certificate, photographs of Elaine Atwood after a ride in an F-15 fighter plane and of her with her classmates at the Air War College, and certificates of recognition from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and from the Norwegian government. Personal papers and artifacts including two Alaska Public Radio Network audiocassette tapes of a radio show about 40 influential Alaskans during which Bob Atwood is discussed, newspapers and clippings regarding Bob Atwood’s death, and a copy of the Alaska Journal of Commerce magazine commemorating Bob Atwood after his death.

circa 1980-1997

144

Personal papers including correspondence between Marilyn Atwood and Bob Atwood or Elaine Atwood in the last few years of Marilyn’s life, letters written by Elaine Atwood about Marilyn Atwood’s estate, a spiral notebook with Elaine’s personal notes on a Christmas cruise, a notebook with notes on her profit-sharing account and some Alaskan of the Year committee notes, and records of the sale of Alaska Sales and Service started by Bob Atwood and completed by Elaine after her father’s death.

circa 1980-1998

Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers. Series 3: Civic and community papers; circa 1970-1997. 0.8 cubic feet. This series consists of papers and photographs documenting Elaine Atwood’s involvement on the boards of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Pacific University, and for the Alaskan of the Year committee. Similar papers can be found in Part 4: Series 1, 2, and 4. Papers in this series are arranged by organization and by subject.

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144

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce papers including correspondence, reports, board minutes, minutes and documents from planning meetings and Elaine Atwood’s personal notes for the Gold Pan awards, organization information and by-laws papers, a retreat manual, and slides from a presentation. Alaska Pacific University board member papers including a report to the Board of Trustees, minutes, and a trustee handbook. Alaskan of the Year board member papers including correspondence, the constitution and by-laws, board member information papers, banquet proposals, award nominees names and some biographies copies of ballots for nominees, photographs, and a 1992 program.

circa 1970-1997

Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers. Series 4: Newspaper career and management records; 1946-1989. 6.8 cubic feet. This series was created by Elaine Atwood during her career at the Anchorage Times, beginning in her role as a reporter and continuing through her rise to the position of the Assistant Publisher. It includes many records relating to the conflict with the Anchorage Daily News, and there are a few personal papers as well. The papers consist of Elaine Atwood’s “Women’s Column” scrapbooks, financial and departmental records from all the departments at the newspaper, correspondence, internal staff memos, proposals, reports, general management files, financial records, records on ideas for strategic planning and stories, studies, clippings, some newspaper mock-ups, copies of Anchorage Times special editions, legal papers including documents on the joint operating agreement with the Anchorage Daily News, a photograph album, and the asset purchase agreement of the newspaper by VECO Corporation, among other papers. Elaine Atwood’s personal and professional papers consist of personal and family entertaining files and some Norwegian Consul records and Alaskan of the Year board member papers. Other Anchorage Times records can be found in Part 4: Series 1, as well as throughout Part 1. This series is arranged by subject and follows the original order in which Elaine Atwood kept her papers.

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145

Anchorage Times “Women’s Column” scrapbooks containing clippings of columns written by Elaine Atwood.

1965-1968

146

Anchorage Times records relating to the legal conflict with the Anchorage Daily News, including financial records from all departments, court proceedings with briefs, depositions, correspondence, supporting documentation for the court proceedings, the shared Harris press description files, teleconference notes, and copies of court records.

1976-1988

147

Anchorage Times records relating to the legal conflict with the Anchorage Daily News including correspondence, court documents and briefs financial records from all departments, reports, audits, circulation department records, advertising department records, Elaine Atwood’s personal notes regarding the lawsuit, marketing department records, and long-range planning documents for the survival of the Times.

1974-1988

148

Anchorage Times records relating mostly to the relationship and later conflict with the Anchorage Daily News including circulation department records, promotional proposals, carrier retention proposals and records, financial statements, correspondence, notes and planning on how to make the Anchorage Daily News successful within the joint operating agreement, a readership retention study, general management files, reports, studies on AM versus PM newspapers, audit reports on the Anchorage Times and the Anchorage Daily News, legal documents on the joint operating agreement, and the asset purchase agreement of the Anchorage Times by VECO Corporation.

1973-1989

149

Anchorage Times records including some early correspondence and management records passed on to Elaine Atwood from Bob Atwood including their special sections planning and information records, salary surveys and rates, labor records, newsroom records, deductions records, records on ideas for strategic planning and stories, financial expenses records with some correspondence, reports, Elaine Atwood’s personal notes, internal staff memos, and departmental reports.
Professional papers including some Norwegian Consul records, and Alaskan of the Year board member papers.
Personal papers on entertaining with copies of scripts from plays Elaine Atwood and her family wrote to be performed by their guests at house parties at Marilaine.

1946-1989

150

Anchorage Times records including a project entitled the “headline history of the Anchorage Times from 1917-1970” with mock-ups for the pages and some newspapers.

1970

151

Anchorage Times records including statistics comparing the newspaper with the Anchorage Daily News during the conflict between the two papers and a Times photograph album with color photos of the staff presented to Elaine Atwood circa 1985.

1982-circa 1985

OSF16

Anchorage Times records including an advertising proof.

1983

Part 4: Elaine Atwood papers. Series 5: Photographs; 1940-2002. 2.4 cubic feet. This series was contains Elaine Atwood’s photographs of her life, including images of her childhood, at university, with the other members of the Atwood family, with her friends, at parties and celebrating holidays, in her daily activities, traveling with family and friends, with her dogs, in a professional capacity, and at her homes. There are photograph albums, loose photographs, and some negatives. Other photographs of Elaine Atwood can be found in the photographs series of Part 5, the other Atwood family members’ respective photographic series, in Part 4: Series 1, and in Part 1: Series 7. The photograph albums have been grouped together and arranged chronologically. Elaine Atwood’s original order of arrangement for her photographs has been followed by grouping them by event, activity or chronologically.

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165/1-4

Three personal photograph albums and oversized prints documenting Elaine Atwood, her family, and friends at all stages of her life, including a birthday in the last year or two of her life, and portraits of Elaine and Chris Von Imhof.

1940-2002

166/1-4

Personal photographs from most of her lifetime including images of activities such as fishing at Alyeska, her travels including with Chris Von Imhof in Europe circa 1965, parties and celebrations, portraits, and family gatherings.

1940-2002

167/1-4

Personal photographs of Elaine Atwood’s travels and of her daily life, including her trip to Peru and Bolivia, her trip to Honolulu and Kona, and snapshots of her on her own or with family or friends.

circa 1970-2002

168/1-3

Personal photographs from Elaine Atwood’s daily life and travels on her own or with family or friends.

circa 1980-2002

169

Personal photographs with some negatives documenting her daily life and childhood, her travels on her own or with family and friends, portraits, and some images of her working and in her community activities.

circa 1950-1990

OSF17-18

Oversized photographic collages created by the Anchorage Times staff for Elaine Atwood’s birthday in 1970 February with images of the staff from their childhood.

1970 February

Part 5: Atwood family papers; 1906-2002. 14.95 cubic feet. The Atwood family papers consist of materials gathered from their Marilaine family home in Anchorage during the handling of Elaine Atwood’s estate. These papers are arranged into six series: pre-earthquake photographs; family photograph albums; family, friends, and events photographs; family framed photographs; passports and identification cards; computer disks; and videotapes.

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 1: Pre-earthquake photographs; circa 1906-1960. 1.15 cubic feet. This series contains photographs taken or collected by members and friends of the Atwood family who gave them photos to replace those destroyed in the Alaskan earthquake of 1964. The photographs depict Bob and Evangeline Atwood as children with their Atwood and Rasmuson families, their early adult lives, and through the first few decades of their married lives together with their daughters Marilyn and Elaine Atwood and with other family members and friends. Other similar photographs can be found in some of the other photograph series in Part 5, in each of the individual Atwood family members’ photographs series, and in Part 1: Series 1 and 7. These photographs were originally stored loose in a box at the Marilaine family home and are arranged mostly by time period and by family member.

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170/1-2

Atwood and Rasmuson family photographs including photographs of Bob Atwood’s side of the family with his grandparents, parents (Burton Atwood and Mary Beach Stevenson), two brothers (Burton and John Atwood), aunts, uncles, and cousins while he was growing up in Chicago and from his education and early adult life; and of Evangeline Rasmuson Atwood’s side of the family with her parents (Edward Anton Rasmuson and Jenny Olsen Rasmuson) and with her brother (Elmer Rasmuson) growing up in Sitka, Alaska and from her education and early adult life.

circa 1906-1930

171

Rasmuson family oversized photographs of Evangeline Rasmuson Atwood and of her parents Edward Anton Rasmuson and Jennie Olsen Rasmuson.

circa 1907-1930

172/1-2

Family photographs of Bob and Evangeline Atwood early in their relationship and marriage, with their daughters Marilyn and Elaine when they were children at their home, and on outings.

circa 1932-1950

173

Family photographs of Bob and Evangeline Atwood with their daughters, Marilyn and Elaine, when they were children at their home, on outings, and growing up.

circa 1935-1953

174

Family photographs of Bob and Evangeline Atwood with their daughters Marilyn and Elaine and on outings.

circa 1940-1960

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 2: Family photograph albums; circa 1940-1996. 5.5 cubic feet. This series contains photograph albums created by Evangeline Atwood and by other family members after her death in 1987. The albums contains images of the Atwood family from their early years as a family through their entire lives and includes them not only in their daily activities but also at holiday gatherings, celebrations, entertaining at their homes, traveling in Alaska and abroad, in their professional or community activities, or being honored as individuals or as a family. Other similar photographs can be found throughout Part 5 and in each of the individual family members’ photographs series. These photograph albums have been kept intact and have been mostly arranged chronologically.

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175/1-7

Six photographs albums documenting the Atwood family from circa 1955-1965; Bob and Evangeline Atwood in their daily activities, professionally, at parties, and traveling from circa 1940-1987; Bob, Evangeline, and Elaine Atwood’s trip to Seoul, Korea in 1960; an undated Atwood family fishing trip; Christmas in 1973 at their Marilaine home with Marilyn Atwood and her sons Milton III, Paul, and Robert Odom an Atwood family Christmas party at their Marilaine home in 1978; and Bob and Evangeline Atwood’s trip to China in 1979.

circa 1940-1987

176/1-7

Seven photograph albums documenting Bob and Evangeline’s 50th wedding celebration with the family in attendance in 1982; Bob and Evangeline Atwood on a cruise in 1983; Bob and Evangeline Atwood later in life together engaging in various activities; a moose and calf in the back garden at Marilaine; Bob and Marilyn Atwood traveling in Australia in 1988 after Evangeline’s death; a dinner honoring the Atwood family in 1990 (includes guest book); and a dinner (circa 1990) honoring the Atwood family with Bob, Marilyn and Elaine Atwood in attendance.

circa 1982-1990

177/1-3

Three photograph albums documenting Bob Atwood receiving an award from the Boy Scouts in 1991; a party at Marilaine with Bob and Elaine Atwood circa 1995; and a Christmas party in 1996 with Bob Atwood in attendance.

1991-1996

178

Photograph album of the Atwood family.

circa 1960-1970

179

Photograph album of Bob and Evangeline Atwood.

1966

180

Photograph album and guest book from the Atwood’s Alyeska home in Girdwood.

1966

181

Photograph album of Bob, Evangeline, and Elaine Atwood on a trip to Peru.

1970

182

Photograph and guestbook from the Atwood’s Alyeska home in Girdwood including photographs of skiing.

1973-1976

183/1-3

Three photograph albums documenting Evangeline Atwood being honored as Alaskan of the Year in 1981 that includes photos of all of the Atwood family; an Atwood family Christmas at Marilaine with Bob, Evangeline, and Elaine Atwood in 1986; and the Atwood family over several decades at Marilaine home, with friends, at their Alyeska home in Girdwood, riding snow machines in Girdwood, hosting parties, and in their daily activities from 1968-1984.

1981-1984

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 3: Family, friends, and events photographs; circa 1950-1995. 4.15 cubic feet. This series contains personal snapshots and negatives taken by members of the Atwood family that were placed by Evangeline Atwood into boxes she labeled as “family, friends, and events.” Some later photos were added by other family members. The images depict the Atwood family with their extended family, with their personal and professional friends, with local and national dignitaries, with members of the Alaska Command’s military leadership, and with elected Alaskan members of government. The activities depicted include their daily activities, their house warming party for Marilaine, the many parties over the years that they hosted at their homes including images of their guests performing skits they wrote, the formal events they hosted at Marilaine or attended, their recreational activities, and their travels for work and pleasure. Other similar photographs can be found throughout Part 5 and in each of the individual family members’ photographs series. The original photographs and negatives were rehoused in folders and arranged following Evangeline Atwood’s original order, as well as by date and by the activity depicted.

Box

Description or Title

Dates

184/1-3

Photographs with some negatives mostly taken at Marilaine, as well as on a fishing trip.

circa 1964-1980

185-187

Photographs with some negatives taken at Marilaine and on the Atwoods’ travels.

circa 1964-1980

188-189

Photographs with some negatives taken at Marilaine, including parties and events.

circa 1964-1987

190/1-2

Photographs with some negatives depicting the family over three decades with an older photograph of Bob Atwood and images taken at Marilaine, including parties and events.

circa 1950-1987

191

Photographs with some negatives of mostly the Atwood family with some friends at their homes and other general snapshots.

circa 1950-1980

192

Photographs with some negatives mostly of the Atwood family taken at their homes and other general snapshots of their activities and travels.

circa 1950-1987

193-194

Photographs with some negatives mostly taken at Marilaine including many Christmas holiday photos.

circa 1964-1987

195-198

Photographs with some negatives of mostly the Atwood family at their homes, in their daily activities, and on their travels.

circa 1964-1987

199

Photographs of the Atwood family after the Alaska earthquake of 1964 in their daily lives, at their homes, enjoying activities, and on their travels.

circa 1964-1995

200/1-2

Photographs the Atwood family at their homes, in their daily lives, activities, and travels.

circa 1980-1995

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 4: Family framed photographs; circa 1906-1997. 1.6 cubic feet. This series consists of professional portraits and family photographs that were originally in frames and were on display at Mariliane. Similar photographs can be found in the other photographs series in Part 5 and in each of the individual family members’ photographs series. The photos are arranged by size and chronology.

Box

Description or title

Dates

201-203

Early Rasmuson and Atwood family portraits, as well as Bob and Evangeline Atwood’s wedding photograph and images of them as a couple throughout their years together including anniversaries and attendance at events, Marilyn and Elaine Atwood from birth onwards, portraits of the Atwood family, and the family enjoying parties, celebrations, travel, or recreation.

circa 1906-1997

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 5: Passports and identification cards; 1917-2002. 0.25 cubic feet. This series consists of passports, identification cards, and membership cards from Bob, Evangeline, Marilyn, and Elaine Atwood and one from Bob Atwood’s brother Burton Atwood that were boxed up at Marilaine. Other Bob Atwood identification cards can be found in Part 1. Series 7. These papers are arranged by the name of each individual family member.

Box

Description or title

Dates

204

Family passports, identification cards, and membership cards for Bob, Evangeline, Marilyn, Elaine, and Burton Atwood, driver’s licenses and cards to various journalism, professional, civic, and community groups.

1917 -2002

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 6: Computer disks; circa 1985-2002. 0.4 cubic feet.
This series consists of computer disks found at Marilaine that were created by Bob and Elaine Atwood possibly for work or other professional activities. The original order of the disks has been maintained.

Box

Description or title

Dates

205

Computer disks from Marilaine possibly documenting Bob and Elaine Atwood’s work or other professional activities.

circa 1985-2002

Part 5: Atwood family papers. Series 7: Videotapes; 1980-1998. 1.9 cubic feet. This series consists of videotapes from Marilaine, the Atwood family’s home, and includes mostly professional productions with only a few personal video recordings. The videotapes are arranged by subject matter.

Box

Description or title

Dates

206-210

VHS videotapes originally housed at Marilaine that either consist of professional productions about Alaska and its history or videos of activities in which the Atwood family had an interest or were involved, including video recordings of ceremonies or dinners where Bob Atwood or the entire family were honored, of Bob Atwood’s memorial service, and home video recordings.

1980-1998