In this episode of our podcast, Arlene emcees a selection of poetry writings from archival collections in Alaska.
First of all, thank you so much! to the people who volunteered to read poetry for us or who selected materials from their archives to be included in the podcast. Those wonderful people include: Becky Butler, Rose Speranza, and Robyn Russell from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives, Sara Piasecki of the Anchorage Museum library and archives, Faith Revell (pronounced like Ravel the composer, not like how Arlene says it in the recording, sorry Faith!) of Valdez, Corrie Whitmore of the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Consortium Library’s own Lorelei Sterling, Jennifer McKay, Matthew Meyer, Dawn Berg, and of course Gwen, Veronica, and Arlene, the archivists here at the Consortium Library.
Below are some links to collections and institutions mentioned in the podcast.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives provided selections from Mary Tallmountain, William Wood, and John Haines.
The Anchorage Museum provided selections from Louise Gallop.
The Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association provided the clip from Jay Hammond (more poetry from Governor Hammond can be found at Archives & Special Collections in his papers.)
And from our own holdings, we selected items from:
- Margaret Mielke papers
- Ann Chandonnet papers
- Ruben Gaines papers (More of Ruben Gaines’ recordings can be found online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives.)
- Joanne Townsend papers
- Anchorage Woman’s Club records
- Esther Wunnicke papers