Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Board of Directors records

Guide to the Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Board of Directors records
1972-1992, 1996

Collection number: HMC-0382.
Creator: Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Board of Directors.
Title: Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Board of Directors records.
Dates: 1972-1992, 1996.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Administrative records of a proposed library in Anaktuvuk Pass.

Organizational history:

The Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library was organized by the Brooks Range Trust in 1974, for the purpose of establishing, sponsoring, and supporting a library concerning the Brooks Range. The Library sought to amass a body of literature on the Brooks Range, the Arctic, and Alaska in general. It also perpetuated the memory of Hans van der Laan, a mountaineer and promoter for the preservation of the Brooks Range Region. Funds for the Library grew steadily and purchased materials were placed in the National Parks headquarters in Anchorage. In 1986, the North Slope Borough and the Library Board of Directors dedicated the Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library to the Simon Paneak Museum in Anaktuvuk Pass. In 1991, the Board created an endowment with its remaining funds to be used for additional Library purchases. The Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Collection is currently housed at the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum in Anaktuvuk Pass.

Collection description:

This collection consists of the administrative records of the Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library. The collection includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, agreements with the North Slope Borough, correspondence, operating records, and photographs.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following series:

 

Series 1: Incorporation and legal records; 1972-1991
Series 2: Operating records; 1979-1992, 1996
Series 3: Brooks Range Trust materials; 1972-1985

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

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials in this collection created by the Brooks Range Trust.

Preferred citation: Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library Board of Directors records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: The Archives holds the Brooks Range Trust records, HMC-0076, and Ruth A.M. Schmidt papers, HMC-0792, which includes financial information and treasurer reports.

Separated materials: Published material was removed from this collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Ruth A.M. Schmidt in 1992.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Series 1: Incorporation and legal records; 1972-1991. 0.1 cubic feet.

This series contains the articles of incorporation, agreements, and attorney file of the Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Trust Library, Inc. Arranged chronologically.

Folder Description Dates
1 Articles of Incorporation, the State of Alaska Certificate of Incorporation; Letter to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Corporation Section from attorney Thomas E. Meacham and receipt for payment of fees; Early history of the Library 1974
2 Correspondence: State of Alaska: Notice and certificate of involuntary dissolution, the 1975 annual report, certificate of reinstatement, a receipt for reinstatement fee, and a letter from attorney Thomas Meacham 1977
3 Articles of Incorporation; Letter from the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development rejecting the articles 1985-1986
4 Correspondence and agreement between the North Slope Borough and the Hans van der Laan Brooks Range Library, Inc. 1986
5 Thomas E. Meacham, Attorney: Promissory note and correspondence of Marie Lindstrom; Correspondence between Ruth A.M. Schmidt and North Slope Borough attorneys concerning the agreement; Correspondence concerning drafts of an addenda to the agreement between the North Slope Borough and the Library 1972-1991
6 Attorney’s file (1688-1): Drafts of the Articles of Incorporation, certificate for a non-profit corporation, by-laws, and agreement with the North Slope Borough 1985-1991

Series 2: Operating records; 1979-1992, 1996. 0.2 cubic feet.

This series contains meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and financial records relating to the activities of the Board of Directors of the Brooks Range Trust Library.

Folder Descriptions Dates
7 Meetings: Agendas, minutes, treasurer’s reports, notes 1985-1991
8 General Correspondence 1979, 1983-1991, 1996
9 Correspondence with the North Slope Borough on expenditures: Signed copy of an agreement with the North Slope Borough, correspondence on books and an endowment for the Library 1986-1992
10 Correspondence concerning an amendment to the agreement between the North Slope Borough and the Library, drafts of the agreement, and attorney’s response 1991
11 Final documents: Drafts of the final signed copy of the agreement and a list of those to whom it was sent 1990-1991
12 Library collection lists, notes, receipts 1974-1975, 1980, 1990
13 Book plates undated
14 Internal Revenue Service: Letters, tax forms, receipts, and other documents relative to errors by the IRS 1985-1986
15 Banking documents 1975-1977
16 Lists and notes: Lists of board members, a mailing list, and a notes on meetings undated, 1985
17 Clippings 1975
18 Photographs 1986

Series 3: Brooks Range Trust materials; 1972-1985. 0.2 cubic feet.

This series contains papers relating to the Brooks Range Trust and the Gates of the Arctic National Monument.

Folder Description Dates
19 Agreement between H.F. and Anna S. van der Laan and the Mountaineering Club of Alaska establishing the Brooks Range Trust in memory of Hans van der Laan 1981-1982
20 Restated Brooks Range Trust agreement (draft) 1981-1982
21 Dr. Helge Ingstad visit 1989
22 Presidential proclamation: Draft copy of a presidential proclamation establishing the Gates of the Arctic National Monument undated
23 U.S. National Parks Service news releases undated, 1985
24 Proposals for a National Park in the Brooks Range/Gates of the Arctic: Brochure by the Brooks Range Trust concerning the creation of a national park in the Brooks Range undated, 1985
25 Simon Paneak Memorial Museum brochure undated
26 Stationery: Brooks Range Trust and Brooks Range Trust Library undated

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