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Guide to the Carl Hild papers

Collection number: HMC-1155.
Creator: Hild, Carl.
Title: Carl Hild papers.
Date: 1965-2015.
Volume of collection: 3.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials are in English.  
Collection summary: Photographs and papers of a sculptor and former Director of the Health Services Administration Program at Alaska Pacific University.

Biographical note:
In 1966, Carl Hild traveled from outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he grew up, to go camping in Alaska. When he returned in 1969 to climb mountains, he visited Valdez and decided to stay. Hild participated in Mammalian Physiology research at the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow while also completing his BS in Biology. He worked at Alaska Children’s Services and apprenticed as a Taxidermist, was employed by the North Slope Borough Department of Health and Human Services in Barrow, and was also a member of the National Task Force that prepared the National Arctic Health Science Policy.

Hild later earned his MS in Science Management and became the Business Manager, and later Executive Director, of the Alaska Health Project. He also worked for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) as a Biologist and planner for the Indigenous Peoples Council on Marine Mammals. Hild participated as President of the American Society of Circumpolar Health on the eight-nation Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program of the soon to be Arctic Council, and served on the US Delegation as the Key National Contact for Human Health for two years. For ten years he worked for the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, moving up to Associate Director and earned his PhD in Organizational Systems focusing on the use of indigenous traditional healing practices within allopathic service providers. He went on to work for Alaska Pacific University as an Associate Professor in Health Services Administration, retiring from APU in 2011 to spend time with his wife and pursue his passion in stone sculpting. He continues to sculpt Alaska Snow Marble using only hand-tools to donate and benefit Alaskan non-profits.

Collection description:
The collection contains photographs, correspondence, presentations, writings, and research materials related to Carl Hild’s life and research activities. Topics include life in Barrow and around Alaska; circumpolar, Arctic, and Alaskan health issues and provision of medicine, traditional knowledge, and climate change.

Arrangement: The collection is retained in the order in which it arrived in the Archives.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs have been digitized and can be found online at Alaska Digital Archives by searching for “Carl Hild.”

Rights note: Rights to the materials in this collection authored or created by Carl Hild have been transferred to the Archives.

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

Separated materials: Bound published writings have been removed from the collection and placed in the Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Carl Hild in 2013 and 2016. Further accruals are expected.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2013 and Arlene Schmuland in 2016. Much of the detailed content description was provided by Carl Hild.

Container list:





Photographic slides including a trip to Alaska in 1969, Skagway, Mt. McKinley National Park, Valdez, travel to Fairbanks and Barrow, Deadhorse, the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL), wolf research, Barrow houses and residents, TransAlaska Pipeline, Anchorage



Photographs including Valdez, Barrow, ice fishing, Arctic Ocean, Barrow city scenes, construction, Fourth of July parades, walrus butchering, Alaska Native dancing and games, utilidor construction



Presentations including Arctic, Alaskan, and circumpolar topics such as telemedicine, health, Alaska Native values, multicultural engagement for learning, radiation transport in food, contaminant movement, pollution, non-profit organization management, traditional knowledge, ozone hole, effects of cold on personal protective equipment, and structural sensitivity



Audiocassette recordings including the Barrow Native Dance group and a discussion with David and Jane Brower









Masters project regarding foundation of the UAA Institute for Circumpolar Health studies






Certificates and honors



Ice points research: including photographs, data sets, presentations, and correspondence



NARL notebook



Research and writings files including Arctic, Alaskan, and circumpolar topics such as telemedicine, health, Alaska Native values, radiation transport, contaminant movement, pollution, non-profit organization management, traditional knowledge, sports medicine, Arctic adaptations