Guide to the Roger Lang papers
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.
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.
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.
Series 1: Personal records; undated, 1971-1978. 0.1 cubic feet.
|1/4||Incomplete and undated documents||undated|
Series 2: Lobbyist records; undated, 1972-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.
|1/5||Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Sealaska papers||1972-1975|
|1/8||Incomplete and undated documents||undated|
Series 3: Affirmative action records; undated, 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.
|1/9||EEO, OEO papers.||Undated, 1973|
Series 4: Alaska Brick Co. records; undated, 1977-1979. 0.15 cubic feet.
|1/10||Correspondence and papers||1977 May-1978 January|
|1/12||Executive committee minutes||1978|
|1/14||Sealaska investment documents||1977|
Series 5: Alaska Federation of Natives records; 1967-1978. 0.8 cubic feet.
|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|
|1/32||2nd annual youth conference records||1976 April|
|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.
|2/5||Board meeting minutes||1973|
|2/6||Memos to board and staff members||1973|
|2/7||Correspondence||1972 December-1973 March|
|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|
Series 7: Alaska Native Human Resource Development Program records; 1973-1976. 0.4 cubic feet.
|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|
|2/22||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|
Series 8: Center for Northern Educational Research records; 1973-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.
Series 9: Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.
|3/3||Planning Association Alaska records||1973|
Series 10: Governor’s Commission on Young People papers; 1971-1973. 0.025 cubic feet.
Series 11: Man in the Arctic Program (MAP) records; 1974. 0.025 cubic feet.
|3/5||Alaska Transportation Development Study papers||1974|
Series 12: Emil Notti campaign records; 1973. 0.025 cubic feet.
|3/6||News articles, speech, poster||1973|
Series 13: Rural Affairs Commission records; 1972. 0.025 cubic feet.
Series 14: RuralCAP records; undated, 1971-1976. 0.025 cubic feet.
Series 15: Rural Development Agency records; 1970-1974. 0.05 cubic feet.
|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.
|3/12||University of Alaska records and correspondence||1971-1975|
Series 17: Rural Educational Affairs Agency; 1973-1976. 0.35 cubic feet.
|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|
Series 18: Sealaska records; undated, 1971-1978. 1.1 cubic feet.
|3/21||1st report to shareholders||1972|
|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|
|4/20||Legal records||Undated, 1974, 1977|
Series 19: State Housing Authority records; 1973-1977. 0.1 cubic feet.
Series 20: Tanana Chiefs Conference records; 1973. 0.05 cubic feet.
Series 21: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians records; 1969-1975. 1.4 cubic feet.
|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|
|5/20||Correspondence and records||1975 May-September|
|6/6||ANCSA enrollment data||1972-1973|
|6/8||Incomplete documents||Undated, 1971|
Series 22: Alaska Native enrollment application lists; 1972-1973. 0.75 cubic feet.
|6/9||Southeast region lists||1972, 1973|