Winton C. Arnold Collection Description

WINTON C. ARNOLD (1903-1989). Papers; 1949-1983. .25
cu. ft.

Winton C. Arnold was born in Walla Walla, Washington, in 1903.
He received a law degree from the University of Idaho in 1924.
Arnold came to Alaska in 1927 to serve as U.S. Commissioner and
Probate Judge at Hyder (1927-1929). He then opened a private law
practice in Ketchikan, where he also served as the director of
the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce (1930-1943), a member of the
Alaska Territorial Planning Council (1937-1941), and as chairman
of the Salmon Consultant Committee to the U.S. War Department
(1941-1945). In 1945, Arnold was appointed managing director of
Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc., and moved to Seattle. In this position,
Arnold served as the primary lobbyist for the Alaska canned salmon
industry in Juneau, Alaska, and in Washington, D.C., until 1960.
Arnold was also appointed a delegate to the American Fisheries
Exchange Group of the U.S. Department of State which visited the
Soviet Far East in 1959. In 1960, he returned to Alaska to practice
law in Anchorage, specializing in public lands, fisheries, and
admiralty law. Arnold also served as director of the Alaska Bar
Association (1962-1965), director of the Anchorage Chamber of
Commerce (1961-1963), and director of the Alaska State Chamber
of Commerce (1962-1965). Winton C. Arnold married Minnie Wiley
in 1927 (she died in 1957), and Vivien Click in 1961. Arnold was
also a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite Order, the Anchorage
Rotary Club, the Elks, and the Pioneers of Alaska. He died at
the Anchorage Pioneer Home in 1989.

The collection consists of a few select items by or about Winton
C. Arnold, the Alaska salmon industry, and Native land claims
in Alaska. Included are statistical tables and graphs on the salmon
industry in Alaska (1949); documents regarding the reservation
of Indian lands in Hydaburg (1950); a business journal article
concerning Native land claims in Alaska (1953); an address to
the Alaska Bankers Association in Ketchikan (1955); notes, itinerary,
and observations from a trip to Russia and the Russian Far East
(August-September, 1959) as a delegate of the American Fishery
Exchange Group; an obituary of Minnie M. Arnold (1959); a copy
of Arnold’s legal history, Native Land Claims in Alaska
(1967); newspaper clippings concerning Native land claim legislation
in Congress (1969); and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings
on Winton C. Arnold (1952-1983).

The materials in the collection were acquired from the Alaska
State Library and from Vivien Arnold in 1992.


JS (11/1995)

Folder list:

1. Statistical tables and graphs
concerning Alaskan salmon industry from 1919 to 1949; Alaska
Salmon Industry, Inc.; 1949.

2. Documents Re Hydaburg Reservation;
July 16, 1950.

3. “Aboriginal Land Claims
in Alaska”; by W.C. Arnold, Pacific Northwest Industry,
(pp. 232-234); Sep. 1953.

4. Convention Addresses, Alaska
Bankers Association, Ketchikan, Alaska; Apr. 20-23, 1955.
Address to Bankers and Fisherman by W.C. Arnold, Managing
Director, Alaska Salmon Industry (8 pp.).

5. Notes and Itinerary: Trip
to Russia and Russian Far East in August and September, 1959,
as a member of American Fishery Exchange Group
; W.C. Arnold,
Seattle Washington (43 pp.); Oct. 1, 1959.

6. Observations: on a trip
to the Russian Far East in August and September, 1959, as a member
of an American Fishery Exchange Group
; W. C. Arnold, Seattle,
Washington (41 pp.); Oct. 1, 1959.

7. Newspaper clipping, obituary
of Minnie M. Arnold, wife of W.C. Arnold; Seattle Daily Times;
Dec. 1, 1959.

8. Native Land Claims in Alaska;
by W.C. Arnold (78 pp. with 42 pp. appendix); 1967.

Legal history.

9. Newspaper clippings regarding
Native land claims legislation; May 1969.

Includes Anchorage Daily Times articles by W.C. Arnold.

10. Miscellaneous newspaper and
magazine clippings concerning Winton C. Arnold; n.d., ca. 1952,
1955, 1976, 1983.

11. Photocopy of Native Land
Claims in Alaska
; by W.C. Arnold; 1967.

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