Guide to the Roger Lang papers

Guide to the Roger Lang papers
circa 1966-1978

Collection number: HMC-0158.
Creator: Lang, Roger.
Title: Roger Lang papers.
Dates: circa 1966-1978.
Volume of collection: 6.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of Alaska Native leader relating to his activities in various organizations.

Biographical note:

Roger Lang was born in 1929 on the Annette Island Indian Reservation in Alaska. In 1947, he began work as a federal employee for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Public Health Service, and the Forest Service. In 1969, he resigned from Federal employment to become more active in Alaska Native affairs. Since 1968, Roger Lang has held a number of key positions within the native organizations of Southeast Alaska. These include: serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indians, 1968-1975; a member of the Board of Directors of the Sealaska Corporation, 1972-1978; Vice President of Alaska Brick Company (a Sealaska subsidiary), 1977-1978; Executive Vice President and President of the Alaska Native Foundation, 1972-1973; President of the Alaska Federation of Natives, 1974-1975; and legislative consultant for the Alaska Federation of Natives, RuralCAP and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation, 1976-1977. In addition to his activities with native organizations, Roger Lang also served on a number of state boards and agencies including: the Rural Development Agency, State of Alaska, 1969-1971; the Governor’s Commission on the Importance of Youth, 1972-1974; the Center for Northern Educational Research, 1974-1975; and the Alaska Plan Policy Board, 1973.

Collection description:

The collection consists primarily of records relating to Roger Lang’s involvement in various native organizations in Alaska. Included are: records relating to lobbying and to various organizations including the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Foundation, Sealaska Corporation, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians, as well as various state boards and commissions. Types of records include: personal correspondence; speeches by Roger Lang and by others; drafts of speeches and articles; correspondence; copies of financial, legal, and administrative records of the various native organizations.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 22 series which are listed primarily alphabetically by organization, but some by record type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Collection materials not authored by Roger Lang may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

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

Separated materials: Some rare publications from the collection were moved to the Rare Books room and can be located through the Consortium Library catalog.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Consortium Library by Roger Lang in 1979 and transferred to the Archives in 1980.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle prior to 1995. The collection guide was reformatted into the standardized form in 2012 by Arlene Schmuland. Rare publications were removed from the collection and moved to the Rare Books collection at that time. Publications with copies found elsewhere in the Consortium Library were withdrawn from the collection.

Container list:
Series 1: Personal records; undated, 1971-1978. 0.1

cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Corresondence 1971-1977
1/2 Resume Undated
1/3 Correspondence 1973-1978
1/4 Incomplete and undated documents undated

Series 2: Lobbyist records; undated, 1972-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/5 Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Sealaska papers 1972-1975
1/6 Papers 1976
1/7 Papers 1977
1/8 Incomplete and undated documents undated

Series 3: Affirmative action records; undated, 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/9 EEO, OEO papers. Undated, 1973

Series 4: Alaska Brick Co. records; undated, 1977-1979. 0.15 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/10 Correspondence and papers 1977 May-1978 January
1/11 Proposals, agreements 1977
1/12 Executive committee minutes 1978
1/13 Financial papers 1977-1979
1/14 Sealaska investment documents 1977
1/15 Undated documents undated

Series 5: Alaska Federation of Natives records; 1967-1978. 0.8 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/16 Constitution and bylaws 1967-1974
1/17 Board meeting minutes 1971 January-November
1/18 Board meeting minutes 1971 December
1/19 Board meeting minutes 1972 April-December
1/20 Board meeting minutes 1973 March-December
1/21 Board meeting minutes 1974 January
1/22 Board meeting minutes 1974 June
1/23 Board meeting minutes 1975 April
1/24 Memos to Board of Directors 1970 December-1974 January
1/25 Correspondence 1969 June-1971 December
1/26 Correspondence 1972 June-1973 November
1/27 Correspondence 1974 January-April
1/28 Correspondence 1974 May-October
1/29 Correspondence 1975
1/30 Correspondence 1976-1977
1/31 Financial papers 1968-1975
1/32 2nd annual youth conference records 1976 April
1/33 Speeches Circa 1972-1978
2/1 Reports, papers and testimony 1970-1971
2/2 Reports, papers and testimony Undated, 1971-1976
2/3 Federal Indian policy and native claims documents 1970-1971
2/4 Incomplete and undated documents Undated

Series 6: Alaska Native Foundation records; undated, 1972-1976. 0.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/5 Board meeting minutes 1973
2/6 Memos to board and staff members 1973
2/7 Correspondence 1972 December-1973 March
2/8 Correspondence 1973 April-August
2/9 Correspondence 1973 September-December
2/10 Financial papers 1973
2/11 ANCSA papers 1973, 1976
2/12 Management development report and Alaska Native development planning report 1972 August
2/13 Executive training seminar notebook 1973 August 30-September 1
2/14 Financial management system report for regional corporations 1973
2/15 Incomplete correspondence undated

Series 7: Alaska Native Human Resource Development Program records; 1973-1976. 0.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/16 Council and task force meeting minutes 1973
2/17 Council meeting minutes 1974
2/18 Council meeting minutes 1975-1976
2/19 Memos to Council members 1975
2/20 Correspondence 1973
2/21 Reports 1973-1975
2/22 State Manpower Services Council Alaska plan 1973
2/23 State Manpower Services Council Alaska plan 1974 May
2/24-25 State Manpower Services Council records 1974 June
2/26 Documents undated

Series 8: Center for Northern Educational Research records; 1973-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/1 Records 1973 February-July
3/2 Records 1973 October-1976

Series 9: Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/3 Planning Association Alaska records 1973

Series 10: Governor’s Commission on Young People papers; 1971-1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/4 Records 1971-1973

Series 11: Man in the Arctic Program (MAP) records; 1974. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/5 Alaska Transportation Development Study papers 1974

Series 12: Emil Notti campaign records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/6 News articles, speech, poster 1973

Series 13: Rural Affairs Commission records; 1972. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/7 Records 1972

Series 14: RuralCAP records; undated, 1971-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/8 Records 1971-1976
3/9 Records undated

Series 15: Rural Development Agency records; 1970-1974. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/10 Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) records and correspondence 1970-1971 March 4
3/11 Records and correspondence 1971 March 4-1974

Series 16: Rural Development Council records; 1971-1975. 0.025 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/12 University of Alaska records and correspondence 1971-1975

Series 17: Rural Educational Affairs Agency; 1973-1976. 0.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/13 Records and correspondence 1973
3/14 Records and correspondence 1975
3/15 Records and correspondence 1976 January-February
3/16 Records and correspondence 1976 March
3/17 Records and correspondence 1976
3/18 Records and correspondence 1975
3/19 Records undated

Series 18: Sealaska records; undated, 1971-1978. 1.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/20 Administrative records 1971-1974
3/21 1st report to shareholders 1972
3/22 Corporation report 1973-1974
3/23 Annual report 1976
3/24 Shareholder publication 1977 July
3/25 Board meeting minutes 1972, June, July
3/26 Board meeting minutes 1972 August, November
3/27 Board meeting minutes 1973 February, July
3/28 Board meeting minutes 1973 November, December
3/29 Board meeting minutes 1974 February, March
3/30 Board meeting minutes 1974 April
3/31 Executive committee minutes 1974 June 15
3/32 Board meeting minutes 1974 July, September
3/33 Board meeting minutes 1974 November
4/1 Board meeting minutes 1975 January, March
4/2 Board meeting minutes 1975 October, December
4/3 Board meeting minutes 1976 March
4/4 Building committee minutes 1976 March
4/5 Board meeting minutes, Executive committee minutes 1976 May, June
4/6 Budget and Audit committee records 1977 July
4/7 Board meeting minutes 1977 August
4/8 Board meeting minutes 1977 October, December
4/9 Letters and memos to Board Director 1972 October
4/10 Letters and memos to Board Director 1972 November, 1973 September
4/11 Letters and memos to Board Director 1974 January
4/12 Letters and memos to Board Director 1975 April-October
4/13 Letters and memos to Board Director 1976 February-March, 1977 August-November, 1978 February
4/14 Correspondence 1972
4/15 Correspondence 1973
4/16 Correspondence 1974
4/17 Correspondence 1975
4/18 Correspondence 1976
4/19 Correspondence 1977-1978
4/20 Legal records Undated, 1974, 1977
4/21 Financial records 1973-197511
4/22 Newsletters 1972
4/23 Notes Undated
4/24 Incomplete documents undated

Series 19: State Housing Authority records; 1973-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/25 Records 1973
4/26 Records 1976-1977

Series 20: Tanana Chiefs Conference records; 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/27 Report 1973

Series 21: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians records; 1969-1975. 1.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/28 Administrative records, list of members, constitution 1969-1973
4/29 President’s annual, speeches 1972
4/30 Council and committee meeting minutes 1969 April, 1970 December
4/31 Council and committee minutes 1971 January-November
5/1 Council and committee minutes 1972 April-December
5/2 Council and committee minutes 1973 January
5/3 Council and committee minutes 1971 February-November
5/4 Council and committee minutes 1974 February-1975
5/5 Letters and memos to Council and committee 1970 December, 1971 December
5/6 Memos to Council and committee members 1972 January-June
5/7 Memos to Council and committee members 1972 July, December
5/8 Memos to Council and committee members 1973 February-March
5/9 Memos to Council and committee members 1973 April-July
5/10 Memos to Council members 1973 August-December
5/11 Memos to Council members 1974 January-March
5/12 Correspondence 1966 February-1970 December
5/13 Correspondence 1971 January-May
5/14 Correspondence 1971 June-November
5/15 Correspondence 1972 January-July
5/16 Correspondence 1972 August-December
5/17 Correspondence 1973 January-July
5/18 Correspondence 1973 August-December
5/19 Correspondence 1974 January-July
5/20 Correspondence and records 1975 May-September
6/1 Financial documents 1970-1974
6/2 Reports 1970-1974
6/3 Speeches Undated, 1971-1973
6/4 Newsletters 1971
6/5 ANCSA records 1973
6/6 ANCSA enrollment data 1972-1973
6/7 Notes Undated
6/8 Incomplete documents Undated, 1971

Series 22: Alaska Native enrollment application lists; 1972-1973. 0.75 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/9 Southeast region lists 1972, 1973

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