Guide to the Tony Schultz papers
Collection number: HMC-0218.
Creator: Schultz, R. T. (Tony).
Title: Tony Schultz papers.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan bush pilot.
R. T. (Tony) Schultz came to Alaska in 1938. That same year he bought his first plane and obtained his pilot’s license. He began flying for Star Airlines (later Alaska Airlines) in 1940, and in 1950, was chosen as their first chief bush pilot. He also flew in Alaska for Northern Consolidated Airlines, Wein Airlines, Interior Airlines, and as a bush pilot for the Bureau of Land Management. He died in 1993.
The collection consists of material relating to R. T. Schultz’s activities as an Alaskan pilot. It includes: his reminiscences on his experiences as a pilot; logs and notes of a North Pole flight by two Cessna airplanes in 1981; photographs of various Alaskan pilots including Clyde Ice, Pat Wachel, Kirk Davis, R. T. Schultz, Bob Wachel, Bud Seltenreich, Dave Wachel, Orville Tosch, Robert Shalton, Oscar Winchell, and Lee Entrée; and R. T. Schultz’s business card from Village Aviation in Bethel, Alaska.
Arrangement: The materials are grouped by type of document.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright status of the materials in the collection is unknown.
Preferred citation: Tony Schultz papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: Collection contents were sent to the Archives between 1981 and 1990 by Mr. Schultz.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described prior to 1993. The guide was reformatted to meet current standard and copies of published materials removed by Arlene Schmuland in 2016.