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History of Sand Lake project records

Guide to the History of Sand Lake project records

Collection number: HMC-0492.
Allegrezza, Mike.
Birdsall, Courtenay.
Fode, Nikolas.
Hardcastle, Robert J. III.
Jebsen, Raymond M.
Kane, Rachel.
Kissick, Joy.
Lauzen, Katy.
Nelson, Eboney.
Parker, Shelia.
Raskey, Travis L.
Ross, Mike.
Shinohara, Loren.
Westley, Ben.
Title: History of Sand Lake project records.
Date: 1950-1988 [bulk: 1988].
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records relating to the Sand Lake area of Anchorage.

Organizational history:
In 1988, a group of fourteen sixth grade students from Sand Lake and Chinook Schools combined to write a history of the Sand Lake neighborhood in Anchorage. Led by teacher Connie Marinella and parent volunteer Liz Lauzen, the students conducted oral history interviews with the pioneers and homesteaders who originally settled in the Sand Lake area. Students also visited the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to research homesteading records. All interviews were conducted by the students, either in person or by phone. The pioneers interviewed include Vern Risch, Ella McRae, Karen Young, Bill Tanner, Bob Evenson, Kathleen Erenson, Mike Rogers, Marty McGee, Dorothy Holland, Jum Utter, Don Putman, Mrs. Muth, Joe Hayes, and William Imlach.

Collection description:
The collection includes notes, transcripts, and some audiocassette tapes of interviews with Sand Lake pioneers; photographs used in the publication or for post publication purposes; copies of records obtained from the BLM; additional research materials gathered; and materials documenting the public response to the project’s publication.

Arrangement: The collection has been arranged by document type.

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

Rights note: Some collection materials are subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: History of Sand Lake project records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: The published history has been placed in the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Liz Lauzen in 2000.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Kathleen Hertel in 2000. The guide to the collection was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2018.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Vern Risch, Karen Young, Bill Tanner, Bob Evenson, Kathleen Evenson, Mike Rogers, Marty McGee, and Dorothy Holland. Panel interview transcript and audiocassette tape 1988 February 16
½ Joe Hayes, interview notes 1988
1/3 William Imlach, interview notes 1988 February 9
¼ Ella McRae, interview transcript, notes, and audiocassette tape 1988 March 2
1/5 Mildred Muth, interview transcript and notes 1988 March 8
1/6 Don Putnam, interview transcript 1988
1/7 Vern Risch, interview notes 1988 February 16
1/8 Jim Utter, interview transcript 1988
1/9 List of possible interview leads 1988
1/10 List of pioneer phone numbers 1988
1/11 Mrs. Muth photographs, 5 black and white prints, 16 black and white 120 mm negatives Undated
1/12 Risch homesite, 9 black and white 120 mm negatives and 6 xerox copies 1950-1959?
1/13 Aerial photographs, 3 black and white prints 1950-1970
1/14 Student author photographs, 25 black and white prints and 24 black and white 35mm negatives 1988
1/15 Dimond High School dedication, 2 black and white prints 1967 April
1/16 Publication photograph page layouts 1988
OSF1 Bureau of Land Management plat and survey maps of Anchorage and Sand Lake areas 1988
1/17 Notes on BLM maps and records 1988
1/18 Sand Lake History and audiocassette tape sent by Charles Lavin, in response to the project 1988 November
1/19 Photographs relating to a television interview with the student authors, 17 black and white prints and 18 negatives 1988
1/20 Program from Sand Lake Elementary School dedication 1988 May 12
1/21 Published articles and press release 1988
1/22 Thank you letter from Mildred Muth 1988 July 5
1/23 Partial list of orders for the book 1988


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