Guide to the William K. Boardman papers
Collection number: HMC-0072.
Creator: Boardman, William K.
Title: William K. Boardman papers.
Volume of collection: 4.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Professional and business papers of an Alaskan legislator.
William Boardman was born in Iowa in 1915. He attended Grinnell College and graduated from Drake University. He became an investment banker in Iowa but joined the Coast Guard in World War II. After the war, he became involved in business in Alaska, becoming an insurance underwriter in 1950. He served in the territorial and state legislatures (1953-1955, 1961-1971) and was Speaker of the House (1968-1969). He married Genie Chance in 1971.
The collection primarily consists of the legislative papers of William Boardman. It includes correspondence, bill files, photographs, subject files, travel documentation, campaign records, desk diaries, personal papers, and artifacts. Some records relate to his time with the Coast Guard and also his insurance business.
Arrangement: The collection is loosely grouped into William Boardman’s personal and legislative papers, desk diaries, other personal, political, and business papers, and artifacts. The groupings have considerable overlap in content. Within those groupings, the materials are generally arranged by year or span of years. Please consult the box listing below for more content details.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright to materials authored or created by William Boardman and Genie Chance have been transferred to the Archives. All other materials in the collection may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: William K. Boardman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Some published materials were removed from the collection and placed in the Archives ephemera collections or in Rare Books.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by William Boardman in 1986.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by John Nauman prior to 1990. The guide was updated to reflect current descriptive practice and standards by Arlene Schmuland in 2015. At that time, materials were removed from the collection. These include duplicative items, published materials, and confidential materials. The confidential materials related to William Boardman’s career as an insurance agent and included personally identifiable information, medical records, and propriety documents. Some materials relating to Grinnell College were sent to Grinnell College.
|1/1-4||Bachelor’s thesis: “Over-the-Counter Markets.”||1938 June|
|1/5-6||Correspondence and other materials||1940|
|1/7-8||Correspondence, photographs, Coast Guard Academy records||1942|
|5/1||Coast Guard Reserve certificate of appointment to ensign||1942|
|1/11-12||Correspondence and Coast Guard memorabilia||1945|
|1/13-14||Correspondence and Coast Guard memorabilia||1946|
|5/2||Aleutian Islands, Brotherhood of SNAFU certificate of service||circa 1946|
|1/18-19||Correspondence, photographs, and Rotary Club certificate of appreciation||1950|
|1/22||Coast Guard correspondence||1952-1954|
|1/23-24||Correspondence, Shriner’s membership certificate, and holiday event program||1953|
|1/25||Stump court case documents||1953|
|1/26-27||Correspondence and U.S. Coast Guard discharge certificate.||1954|
|1/28||Ketchikan Pulp Co. correspondence||1953-1594|
|1/29||Republican file, including correspondence, party and caucus documents, and speeches||1954|
|1/31-32||Correspondence and campaign flyer||1956|
|1/33-34||Correspondence, Governor’s inauguration program, and article draft||1957|
|1/36-37||Ketchikan, All-America City correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs||1958|
|1/39||Insurance conference photograph||1958|
|1/40-44||Campaign documents, flyers, speeches, notes, and financial records||1958|
|1/46||Office of the Election Commissioner correspondence||1959|
|1/47-48||Correspondence, certificate of election, and platform committee list||1960|
|1/49-50||Correspondence, Nancy Eklund biography, lists and photographs||1961|
|1/51-52||Correspondence and photograph||1962|
|5/4||Rie Munoz drawing of Bill Boardman||1962|
|1/53-54||Correspondence, legislative documents, Malaspina inaugural voyage documents and photographs, Nancy Boardman wedding program and campaign material||1963|
|1/55-56||Correspondence, election results, Republican party platforms, and political ads||1964|
|1/57||Voting records, bill notes||1965|
|1/58-59||Political file correspondence and reports||1965|
|1/60-61||Correspondence and certificate of election||1966|
|5/6||Photograph of Walter Hickel at parade||undated|
|1/62||Pinkerton election file correspondence, notes, and other documents||1966|
|1/63||Republican PSG convention correspondence and documents||1965-1966|
|1/65||Election correspondence, speeches, notes, and other documents||1966|
|1/66-67||Campaign correspondence and political advertising documents, photographs, and memorabilia||1966|
|1/68-69||Ketchikan airport correspondence and project documents and audiotapes||1966|
|2/1-2||Ketchikan airport correspondence and documents||1966-1969|
|2/3-4||Ketchikan airport program correspondence, press releases and report||1966|
|2/5||Voting file correspondence||1966|
|2/6-7||Correspondence, photographs, speech, and press release||1967|
|5/7||Certificate of appointment to International Development Commission||1967|
|5/8||Political ad photograph||1967|
|2/8-10||1968 campaign correspondence, audio tape, photographs, and other documents||1967|
|2/11-12||1967-1968 legislative correspondence interim correspondence, notes, and other documents||1967|
|OSF1||House members group portrait and campaign sign||1967-1968|
|2/13-14||Republican Party Central Committee file correspondence and documents||1967|
|2/16-18||1970 Campaign correspondence, certificates, press releases and other documents||1968-1969|
|2/20-21||Ferry system correspondence and documents||1968-1969|
|2/22||Republican state confention correwspondence and documents||1968-1969|
|2/23||Wickersham ferry inaugural voyage correspondence and documents||1968-1969|
|2/24||Legislative presentation and portrait||1968|
|2/26||Ketchikan Office Building correspondence||1968-1969|
|2/27-28||Correspondence and Conference on the Future of Alaska documents||1968-1696|
|5/9||Conference of the Future of Alaska document||1969|
|2/30||Ferry terminal dedication documents||1964, 1969|
|2/31||Northwest passage documents and photographs||1969|
|3/32||20th Alaska Science Conference documents||1969|
|2/33||Wickersham Inaugural Voyage photographs||1968-1969|
|5/10||Certificate of Crossing Arctic Circle, campaign bumper stickers, Nixon memorabilia, and tourist map of Ketchikan||1969|
|2/34-35||Correspondence, photographs, reports, campaign memorabilia, and legislative documents||1970|
|2/36||1970 Campaign correspondence and documents||1970|
|2/37||Frank Peratrovich subject file||1970|
|2/38-39||Correspondence and legislative documents||1970|
|2/40||July 20 Anchorage trip correspondence and documents||1970|
|2/41||Testimonials correspondence, news releases and advertisement||1970|
|2/42||Gravina bridge correspondence||1970|
|2/43||Metlakatla school correspondence, photograph, and legislative records||1970|
|3/1||Bill Boardman Night Dinner records||1970|
|5/11||Bill Boardman Night Dinner records||1970|
|3/2||Audio tape recordings||circa 1960-1970|
|3/3||Correspondence and campaign announcement||1970|
|3/4||Walter J. Hickel correspondence||1970|
|3/5||Home correspondence and campaign records||1970|
|3/6-7||Correspondence, photographs, legislative records, documents regarding marriage to Genie Chance||1971|
|3/8||Chamber of Commerce transportation committee correspondence and minutes||1971|
|3/9-10||Correspondence, photographs, and campaign documents||1972|
|3/11||Radio spots scripts and documents||1972|
|3/12||1972 campaign display ad records||1972|
|3/13||Political co rrespondence and documents||1972|
|3/14||1972 campaign correspondence and documents||1972|
|3/15||Alaska Public Employees Association meeting correspondence and documents||1972|
|3/16||Anchorage trip correspondence and documents||1972|
|3/18||Correspondence and ship radio license||1974|
|3/19||1974 campaign correspondence and press releases||1974|
|3/22||Water resources fund appropriations bills correspondence and documents||1976|
|3/23||Southeast Conference correspondence and docuemnts||1976|
|3/26||Hawaii trip correspondence||1978|
|5/12||1979 Inaugural calendar||1979|
|3/28||Portugal trip records||1978|
|4/7-8||Ted Stevens’ U.S. Senate campaign correspondence and records||1968-1977|
|4/9-10||Correspondence, legal papers, personal records, and insurance company records||1956-1982|
|4/11||W. K. Boardman award records||1980-1981|
|4/13||Personal records, primarily Walter Hickel-related||1967-1969, 1979|