New in the Archives: July 2018

It is hard to believe it is August already, but time flies when you are busy. Last month we released not one, but two episodes of our podcast, Archiving AK. Arlene became famous thanks to her interview with C-SPAN about our materials relating to the 1964 Alaska earthquake. In addition to describing several new collections and adding images to Alaska’s Digital Archives, we began work on several of the multi-institution topic guides for which we received an Interlibrary Cooperation Grant.

Flowers planted in a dogsled

Flowers planted in a dogsled from Anne Nevaldine papers

Additions to Alaska’s Digital Archives:

Images can be found on the Digital Archives by searching the collection name.

38 images from Henry Gilbertson papers. Photographs of various locations in Alaska taken by an administrator of rural schools in Alaska who traveled to the schools he oversaw.

29 images from Jukichi (Jack) Nishida photographs. Photographs taken by a man who worked for a mining company in Ellamar.

Jukichi "Jack" Nishida

Jukichi “Jack” Nishida from Jukichi “Jack” Nishida photographs.

Collections converted to current standard:

HMC-0203: John Potter papers; 1942-1945. 0.01 cubic feet. Papers of an Air Force photographer, who served in Alaska in World War II.

HMC-0646: Allen D. Raney letters; 1944. 0.01 cubic feet. Letters written by a 364th Infantry Regiment lieutenant stationed at Adak Army Airfield in 1944.

HMC-0741: Eugene W. Stolz papers; 1942-1996. 0.2 cubic feet. Papers and photographs of a pilot who lived in Alaska.

HMC-1293 Joseph Rudd papers. 4.61 cubic feet. The personal and business papers of of a lawyer who lived in Alaska. Separated from the papers of his wife, Lisa Rudd (HMC-0212)

Collections described:

HMC-0165: Charles Lucier papers; 1903-2009. 0.5 cubic foot addition, transferred from UAF Archives. Ethnographic materials related to Karluk, Kotzebue, and Buckland.

HMC-0376: Winton C. Arnold papers; 1946-1981, bulk 1950-1969. 0.8 cubic foot addition. Papers of a lawyer involved in the Alaskan salmon industry, including photographs taken on a salmon industry trip to Russia, materials related to Alaska statehood, and Federal Trade Commission Proceedings.

HMC-1294: Anne Nevaldine papers; circa 1996-2009. 4 cubic feet and 315 GB. Primarily photographs of flowers and plants taken by a macro-photographer.

Close-up shot of a bee on a flower

Close-up shot of a bee on a flower from Anne Nevaldine papers

HMC-1295 Quota Club of Anchorage, Alaska records; 1952-2012.  Records of an Anchorage womens  club that engaged in service projects for the hearing impaired.

UAA-0132: UAA. Native Student Services records; 1982-2001. Records relating to the creation and operations of an educational support office for Native students.

Topic guides:

World War II in Alaska collections guide updated and additional collections added.

Other accomplishments:

C-SPAN aired the interview they did with Arlene about the 1964 earthquake.

Bonus podcast episode: interview with researcher Justin Rawlins.

Podcast episode 4: interview with Greg Schmitz and Kevin Tripp of the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA).

Shelves in the AMIPA vault.

Shelves in the AMIPA vault.

About aschmuland

I'm head of Archives & Special Collections at the Consortium Library. I've been with A&SC since 2002, first as reference archivist, now as head of the department.

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