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Guide to the Betsy and Milo Fritz family papers
circa 1930-2009

Collection number: HMC-1072.
Creator:
Fritz, Milo H.
Fritz, Betsy (Elizabeth).
Title: Betsy and Milo Fritz family papers.
Dates: circa 1930-2009.
Volume of collection: 135 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a long-time Alaskan doctor and his wife.

Biographical note:
Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:
This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Betsy and Milo Fritz. The collection is not fully described at this time. Please see Processing information note below for more details.

Arrangement: The papers were grouped by Betsy Fritz into series by type, thereunder generally chronological by date. At some point, Betsy began a project to compile many of the documents from many of the series into chronological order in scrapbooks. The scrapbooks series contain documents, photographs, ephemera, and other materials that have been pulled from the other series in the collection. The collection consists of 11 series:
Series 1: Medical office files; date span pending.
Series 2: Correspondence files; date span pending.
Series 3: Milo Fritz's desk files; date span pending.
Series 4: Milo Fritz's diaries and transcriptions, circa 1930-2001.
Series 5: Milo Fritz's publications; date span pending.
Series 6: Milo Fritz's plaques and certificates; date span pending.
Series 7: Milo Fritz's legislative papers; date span pending.
Series 8: Betsy Fritz's office files; date span pending.
Series 9: Jon Fritz papers; circa 1956-2000.
Series 10: Photographic materials; undated, 1973-1977.
Series 11: Scrapbooks; date span pending.

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

Access restrictions:
Unpacking of the collection is still underway. The Archives is making the collection accessible as it is unpacked, reboxed into archival boxes, described, and placed into archival storage. The container list below reflects only the portions of the collection available at this time.

Some correspondence and office files may contain confidential medical information. Requests for access to the office and correspondence files should be made in advance of a research visit so archivists can redact any confidential information prior to researcher access. The inventory will indicate boxes that contain closed materials that are inaccessible.

Rights note: The Archives owns copyright only to collection materials authored by Betsy or Milo Fritz.

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

Separated materials: Betsy Fritz’s genealogical records are held separately and will be transferred to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) archives. Betsy Fritz’s records regarding Rudolf Carl Mueller are also held separately and will be transferred to an appropriate repository in New York. The books in Milo’s medical and Alaskana library (approximately 105 linear feet) are being placed in the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection and can be accessed through the Consortium Library catalog.

Acquisition note: The collection was left to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center as a bequest in Betsy Fritz’s will. The papers were held at the Fritz residence in Anchor Point until Betsy’s death in 2009, at which point the Museum transferred legal title to the papers to the Archives, and the papers were shipped to the Archives.

Processing information: This collection description was begun in 2010 by Arlene Schmuland. At this time, the volume notes reflect the estimated total volume of the series. The date spans reflect the estimated date spans of the series. Some of this data is as yet undetermined and the series descriptions indicate where data is missing. The cubic foot counts reflect the volume of the currently accessible materials. The letter T in front of a box number indicates that these are temporary box numbers.

Container list:
Series 1: Medical office files; 1949-1993. 44 cubic feet.
Most of the files below consist of correspondence and subject files. Descriptions are provided where the contents are otherwise. Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Description

Date

T14-22

 

Undated

T23

 

1957-1973

T24

Office calendars

undated

T36

 

1956-1969

T40

 

undated

T54

 

1956

T44

 

circa 1950-1960

T43

 

circa 1940-1981

T67

 

1961-1973

T68

 

1950

T69

 

1961-1973

T76-77

 

1966-1967

T82

 

1990-1993

T85

American Medical Association (AMA) files

1957

T89

 

1984-1985

T90

 

1984-1985, 1986-1989

T91

 

1948-1966

T92

 

1957-1959

T93

Daily files

1949-1978

T103-104

Including Eye Bank of Alaska, Alaska Nurses’ Association, and Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Foundation records

undated

T106

Receipt books

1951-1954

T107

Receipt books, logs, and appointment books

1950-1968

T115

 

1953-1966

T116

Daily files

1963-1964

T117

Daily files

1961-1962

T117

 

1959-1976

TOS1-9

Patient ledgers [**closed to research access**]

 

Series 2: Correspondence files; 1948-1951. 3.0 cubic feet.
Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Dates

T109

1948-1949

T110

1949-1950

T112

1950-1951

Series 3: Milo Fritz's desk files; undated. 3.0 cubic feet.

Box

Date

T25-26

undated

T49

undated

Series 4: Milo Fritz's diaries and transcriptions; circa 1930-2001. 4.0 cubic feet.

Box

Description

Date

T27

Diaries

1930-1984

T28

Diaries

1985-2000

T29

Diaries transcribed

undated

T35

Diaries transcribed

undated

Series 5: Milo Fritz's publications; undated. 8.0 cubic feet.

T30-34

undated

T37-39

undated

Series 6: Milo Fritz’s plaques and certificates; undated. 2.0 cubic feet.
Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Description

Date

T42

 

undated

T48

Certificates & photographs (also see series 10)

undated

Series 7: Milo Fritz’s legislative papers; undated. estimated 1.0 cubic feet.

Box

Description

Dates

T108

 

undated

Series 8: Betsy Fritz's office files; undated. 5.0 cubic feet.
Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Description

Dates

T78-80

 

undated

T114

Personal property inventories

undated

T119

Includes materials relating to Pieter Fritz, correspondence, and medical equipment

1939-1978

Series 9: Jon Fritz papers; circa 1956-2000. 1.0 cubic feet.
Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Date

T50

Circa 1956-2000

Series 10: Photographic materials; undated, 1973-1977. 12.0 cubic feet.
Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box

Description

Date

T46

Slides

undated

T48

Certificates & photographs (see above series)

undated

T56-64

Photos (mostly slides)

undated

T81

Photo albums

1973-1977

Series 11: Scrapbooks; 1931-2002. 52.0 cubic feet.
Those boxes below reflected as "assorted" are loose compilations of materials which were set aside for inclusion in the scrapbooks. Some boxes have multiple and non-concurrent years of scrapbooks. The following list is in chronological order and those boxes listed in multiple places where appropriate.

Box

Date

T121

1931-1935

T121

1942

T124

1948

T121

1950

T83

1952

T95-96

1953

T122

1954

T122

1956

T84

1957

T122-123

1958

T125

1958-1959

T1-3, T121

1959

T97, T101

1960

T4-5

1962

T95, T97

1964

T65, T111

1966

T6, T74-75, T122

1967

T7, T51

1968

T55, T118, T122

1971

T87-88

1972

T98-99

1973

T8

1974

T102

1975-1976

T52, T70-73, T122

1977

T66, T126

1979

T126

1981

T41, T47, T126

1983

T9-10

1984

T45

1985 February-December

T94

1986

T105

1988

T11-12

1989

T13

1991

T53

2000 (bereavement notes to Betsy after Milo's death)

T83

2000

T96

2001-2002

T86

1987-1998 (assorted)

T100

1958-1998 (assorted)

T113

1969-1982 (assorted)