Indivisible: Stories of the American Community Collection Description

INDIVISIBLE: STORIES OF AMERICAN COMMUNITY. ALASKAN
FISHING COMMUNITIES. Records; 1999-2001.
1.7 cu. ft.

Indivisible: Stories of American Community is a national
documentary project that examined community life in America through
photographs and recorded audio interviews. The project attempts
to depict the creativity, energy, and depth of local involvement
by various people in twelve communities located throughout the
country. It was conducted by the Center for Documentary Studies
(CDS) at Duke University in conjunction with the University of
Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP) with funding from
a Pew Foundation grant. The project directors were Tom Rankin
(CDS) and Trudy Stack (CCP). One of the twelve communities on
which the project focused was the Alaska Fishing Communities.
The Alaska project included interviews with fishers, and those
involved in related work, in Kodiak, Spruce Bay Old Harbor, Yakutat,
Fairbanks, Sitka, Unalaska, Homer, Anchorage, and Cordova. The
Alaska interviews were conducted by Jens Lund. The Alaska related
photographs were taken by Lynn Davis.

This collection contains records relating to the documentary project “Indivisible: Stories of American Community, Alaskan Fishing Communities” as well as general records relating to the Indivisible national project. The Alaska fishing materials include audiocassette recordings of interviews, working logs, transcripts, slides, 26 black and white photographs, and other materials. The materials relating to the national project include the book, Indivisible: Local Heroes Changing America; paper and computer disk copies of the catalogs of the Indivisible archives (Special Collections Library in Duke University and University of Arizona CCP); a CD-ROM copy of the Indivisible web site; a set of the 55 postcards which are a copy of the traveling exhibit entitled Indivisible: Stories of American Communities; and sample legal documents. [Link to Indivisible
Research Agreement
(to be used in addition to the archives
research use form).]
The collection was presented to the archives in 2001. The records
in this collection are available for noncommercial, public service,
and educational purposes only. Note that the logs and transcripts
are for reference purposes only (they have not been checked for
accuracy); researchers are prohibited from quoting from them by
the CDS agreement. Commercial or other use of any photographs,
interviews, or other materials must be arranged with the CDS.

Link to Indivisible
web site.

HMC-0507

DFW (1/2002)

Inventory:

PART I. ALASKA FISHING COMMUNITIES

Box 1

Series 1. Interviews – Audio Recordings; 1999.

This series contains the original audiocassette recordings of
meetings, events, and interviews of persons selected for inclusion
in the Indivisible project.

Subseries 1a. Organizations and Events. (Interviewer/Recorder
was Jens Lund).

1. Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) Board Meeting. March
27, 1999.

2. AMCC Board Meeting. March 27, 1999.

3. AMCC Board Meeting. March 27-28, 1999.

4. AMCC Board Meeting. March 28, 1999.

5. AMCC Board Meeting. March 29, 1999.

6. Alutiiq Dancers Performance at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak,
Alaska. May 28, 1999.

7. Kodiak Crab Festival Parade. May 29, 1999.

8. Memorial Service for Those Lost at Sea; May 30, 1999.

9. Blessing (Russ. Orth.) the Fleet, Crab Festival, Kodiak, Alaska.
May 31, 1999.

Subseries 1b. Individual Interviews. (Interviewer/Recorder
was J. Lund).

1. Anderson, Stosh [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 28, 1999.

2. Azuyak, Tony [Commercial fisherman]. Old Harbor, Alaska. May
26, 1999.

3. Bennis, Francine. Anchorage, Alaska. May 27, 1999.

4. Berns, Chris [Commercial fisherman and AMCC member]. Kodiak,
Alaska. May 28, 1999.

5. Berns, Wilma and Dave Hilty [Commercial fishers]. Old Harbor,
Alaska. May 27, 1999.

6. Borbridge, Ted [Subsistence Fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June
4, 1999.

7 Side A. Bowen, Nevette [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Yakutat, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

7 Side B. Mikol, Bob [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Fairbanks. March 28, 1999.

8. Clough, Phyllis [Commercial fisher]. Old Harbor, Alaska. May
27, 1999.

9. Else, Page [Sitka Conservation Council member]. Sitka, Alaska.
June 4, 1999.

10. Fields, Duncan [Fisheries attorney and commercial fisherman].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 31, 1999.

11. Fields, Leslie [Commercial fisher]. May 25, 1999.

12. Fish, Steve [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Sitka, Alaska. June 3, 1999.

13. Foster, Bill [Charter boat captain and sport fisheries activist].
Sitka, Alaska. June 4, 1999.

14. Galakionoff, Nick [Aleut elder and subsistence fisherman].
Unalaska, Alaska. May 23, 1999.

15. Golodoff, Ben and Suzi [Subsistence fishers]. Unalaska, Alaska.
May 23, 1999.

16. Grutter, Theo [Commercial halibut fisherman]. June 6, 1999.

17. Guthrie, Ralph (Tlingit elder and subsistence and commercial
fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June 2, 1999.

18. Hendrickson, Pete [Part-time commercial fisher]. May 23,
1999.

19. Holm, Oliver and Eva [Commercial Fisher]. Spruce Bay (near
Kodiak, Alaska). May 25,1999.

20. Holm, Oliver. May 25, 1999.

21. Inga, George “Papa George.”

22. Johnson, Brian. Party at B. Johnson’s (Includes Chuck McWethy,
Michael Patitucci,Elinor Poll Ramos, Denny Stihl, and Peter _______).
May 30-31, 1999.

23. Johnson, Brian [Former commercial fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

24 & 25. Johnson, Kristin Stahl [Fisheries biologist, conservation
activist, and fisherman’s wife]. Kodiak, Alaska. May 25, 1999.
2 cassette tapes.

26. Jordan, Eric [Commercial fisherman and charter boat captain].
Sitka, Alaska. May 1, 1999.

27. Jordan, Eric. Charter Fishing Boat Trip in Sitka Sound with
E. Johnson [on board are deck hands Brian McNitt and Floyd Tomkins].
June 2, 1999.

28. Macinko, Joe [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 30, 1999.

29. McNally, Mary Jo [Legal secretary – represents sport fishers
on Halibut Task Force]. June 5, 1999.

30. Oleyer, Piama Robinson [Aleut subsistence fisher]. May 22,
1999.

31. Paden, Bill [Commercial fisher]. June 3, 1999.

32. Peterson, Jeff [Alutiiq native; commercial fisher and guide].
Old Harbor, Alaska. May 27, 1999.

BOX 2

Series 2. Working Logs of the Audio Cassettes; 1999.

This series consists of the working logs, or summaries, for most
of the interviews listed in Series 1. Logs are lacking for some
interviews. Note that there are additional logs for interviews
not included in the tapes (subseries 2c). Researchers are prohibited
from quoting from the logs in this collection; they have not
been checked for accuracy. Quotes may be made from the audio
cassettes.

Subseries 2a. Organizations and Events.

Logs exist for tapes 1-8. There is no log for tape 9.

Subseries 2b. Individual Interviews.

Logs exist for tapes 1-19 and 22-31. There is no log for tapes
20 and 21.

Subseries 2c. Additional Interview Logs.

1. Mechau, Dorik and Carolyn Servid [Nonprofit Island Institute].
Sitka, Alaska. June 4, 1999.

2. Powell, Guy C [Retired fisheries biologist]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

3. Price Chris [Environmental Coordinator for Qawalingen]. Unalaska,
Alaska. May 21, 1999.

4. Schmidt, Julia, Suzanne [Fisheries observer]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

5. Skordahl, Jay [Commercial Fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June
1, 1999.

6. Stinson, Jay E. [Commercial Fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska. May
28, 1999.

7. Storrs, Bob [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Unalaska, Alaska. May 22, 1999.

8. Tellman, Walter [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Unalaska, Alaska. March 27, 1999.

9. Tellman, Walter (second interview). May 23, 1999.

10. Tellman, Walter. Crabbing Trip in Captain’s Bay off Unalaska.
May, 21, 1999.

11. Thomas, Mark E. [Small boat fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska. May
31, 1999.

12 Side A. Ujioka, Glenn [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Cordova, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

12 Side B. Seaton, Paul [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Homer, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

Series 3. Transcripts of Interviews; 1999.

Researchers are prohibited from quoting from the transcripts
in this collection; they have not been checked for accuracy.
Quotes may be made from the audio cassettes.

Subseries 3a. Organizations and Events.

1. Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) Board Meetings.
March 27-29, 1999. Cassette nos. 1-5.

2. Memorial Service for Those Lost at Sea; May 30, 1999.

Subseries 3b. Individual Interviews.

1. Anderson, Stosh [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 28, 1999.

2. Azuyak, Tony [Commercial fisherman]. Old Harbor, Alaska. May
26, 1999.

3. No Transcript.

4. Berns, Chris [Commercial fisherman and AMCC member]. Kodiak,
Alaska. May 28, 1999.

5. Berns, Wilma and Dave Hilty [Commercial fishers]. Old Harbor,
Alaska. May 27, 1999.

6 Borbridge, Ted [Subsistence Fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June
4, 1999.

7 Side A. Bowen, Nevette [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Yakutat, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

7 Side B. Mikol, Bob [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Fairbanks. March 28, 1999.

8. Clough, Phyllis [Commercial fisher]. Old Harbor, Alaska. May
27, 1999.

9. Else, Page [Sitka Conservation Council member]. Sitka, Alaska.
June 4, 1999.

10. Fields, Duncan [Fisheries attorney and commercial fisherman].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 31, 1999.

11. Fields, Leslie [Commercial fisher]. May 25, 1999.

12. Fish, Steve [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Sitka, Alaska. June 3, 1999.

13. Foster, Bill [Charter boat captain and sport fisheries activist].
Sitka, Alaska. June 4, 1999.

14. Galakionoff, Nick [Aleut elder and subsistence fisherman].
Unalaska, Alaska. May 23, 1999.

15. Golodoff, Ben and Suzi [Subsistence fishers]. Unalaska, Alaska.
May 23, 1999.

16. Grutter, Theo [Commercial halibut fisherman]. June 6, 1999.

17. Guthrie, Ralph [Tlingit elder and subsistence and commercial
fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June 2, 1999.

18. Hendrickson, Pete [Part-time commercial fisher]. May 23,
1999.

19. Holm, Oliver and Eva [Commercial Fisher]. Spruce Bay (near
Kodiak, Alaska). May 25, 1999.

20. No Transcript.

21. No Transcript.

22. Johnson, Brian. Party at B. Johnson’s (Includes Chuck McWethy,
Michael Patitucci, Elinor Poll Ramos, Denny Stihl, and Peter
_______). May 30-31, 1999.

23. Johnson, Brian [Former commercial fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

24 & 25. Johnson, Kristin Stahl [Fisheries biologist, conservation
activist, and fisherman’s wife]. May 25, 1999. 2 cassette tapes.

26. Jordan, Eric [Commercial fisherman and charter boat captain].
May 1, 1999.

27. Jordan, Eric. Charter Fishing Boat Trip in Sitka Sound with
E. Johnson [on board are deck hands Brian McNitt and Floyd Tomkins].
June 2, 1999.

28. Macinko, Joe [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Kodiak, Alaska. May 30, 1999.

29. McNally, Mary Jo [Legal secretary – represents sport fishers
on Halibut Task Force]. June 5, 1999.

30. Oleyer, Piama Robinson [Aleut subsistence fisher]. May 22,
1999.

31. Paden, Bill [Commercial fisher]. June 3, 1999.

32. Peterson, Jeff [Alutiiq native; commercial fisher and guide].
Old Harbor, Alaska. May 27, 1999.

Subseries 3c. Additional Interview Logs.

1. Mechau, Dorik and Carolyn Servid [Nonprofit Island Institute].
Sitka, Alaska. June 4, 1999.

2. Powell, Guy C [Retired fisheries biologist]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

3. Price Chris [Environmental Coordinator for Qawalingen]. Unalaska,
Alaska. May 21, 1999.

4. Schmidt, Julia, Suzanne [Fisheries observer]. Kodiak, Alaska.
May 29, 1999.

5. Skordahl, Jay [Commercial Fisherman]. Sitka, Alaska. June
1, 1999.

6. Stinson, Jay E. [Commercial Fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska. May
28, 1999.

7. Storrs, Bob [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Unalaska, Alaska. May 22, 1999.

8. Tellman, Walter [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board member].
Unalaska, Alaska. March 27, 1999.

9. Tellman, Walter (second interview). May 23, 1999.

10. Tellman, Walter. Crabbing Trip in Captain’s Bay off Unalaska.
May, 21, 1999.

11. Thomas, Mark E. [Small boat fisherman]. Kodiak, Alaska. May
31, 1999.

12 Side A. Ujioka, Glenn [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Cordova, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

12 Side B. Seaton, Paul [Commercial fisherman and AMCC Board
member]. Homer, Alaska. March 28, 1999.

Series 4. Slides; ca. 2001. (All slides are in black
and white.)

AMCC1. Theo Grutter, Sitka.

AMCC2. Theo Grutter’ son,Ivan, Sitka.

AMCC3a, b, c. Triptych: Bob Storrs and his house, Unalaska, Aleutians.

AMCC4. Mount Edgecumbe from Eric Jordan’s boat.

AMCC5. Fish Nets, Sitka.

AMCC6. Halibut, Sitka.

AMCC7. USS Northwestern, Dutch Harbor, Aleutians.

AMCC8. Holy Ascension of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Cathedral,
Unalaska, Aleutians.

AMCC9. Raven Totem, Sitka.

AMCC10a, b, c. Triptych: Landscape of Unalaska, Walter Tellman,
Walter and Brenda Tellman in their boat, Aleutians.

AMCC11. House of subsistence fisherman, Kogwonton Street, Sitka.

AMCC12. Little Priest Rock, Sitka

AMCC13. Tramp Steamer, Unalaska.

AMCC14. Large Marge’s dog, World War II bunker, Dutch Harbor,
Aleutians.

AMCC15. Joe Shaishnikoff, Dutch Harbor, Aleutians.

AMCC16. William “Buzz” Lekanoff, Dutch Harbor, Aleutians.

AMCC17. Seafood processing plant worker, Sitka.

AMCC18. Deepwater rockfish, Sitka.

Series 5. Photographs.

1. Seafood processing plant worker, Sitka, Alaska.

2. House of a subsistence fisherman, Kogwonton Street, Sitka, Alaska.

3-4. Concrete pillar, possibly Aleutian Islands.

5. Fish net with catch.

6. Sailboat on dock hoist.

7. Cargo containers.

8. World War 2-era bunker, Aleutian Islands.

9. St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka, Alaska.

10. Chapel of St. Herman, Kodiak, Alaska.

11. Freighters.

12. Wreckage of a small boat.

13. Grave marker in cemetery.

14. Marker on Jessica Haggen’s grave, Sitka, Alaska.

15-18. Little Priest Rock, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

19. Eagles perched on a hopper.

20. Freighting trucks.

21. Ships Dawn and Dusk.

22. Unidentified man with dog at marina.

23. Walter and Brenda Tellman, Unalaska, Alaska.

24. Unidentified man aboard fishing vessel.

25. Men aboard the Pauline Lisle, Unalaska, Alaska.

26. Bob Storrs, Unalaska, Alaska.

PART II. MAIN PROJECT

BOX 3

Series 1. Books and Pamphlets; 1999-2000.

1. Book. Indivisible: Local Heroes Changing America; 2000.

This book was edited by Tom Rankin and published by Lyndhurst
at the Center for Documentary Studies with W. W. Norton &
Company.

2. Indivisible on NPR’s Morning Edition: January 8, 2001. Audiocassette
recording.

This cassette contains a discussion of the project with Bob Edwards
and Tom Rankin.

3. Pamphlet: Document, A Publication of the Center for Documentary
Studies; Vol. 1, No. 2. n. d.

This pamphlet contains a discussion of the “Indivisible:
Stories of American Communities” Project on pages 5-18.

BOX 4

Series 2. Catalogs of the Indivisible Archives; n. d.

1. Catalogs on CD; n. d. 2 – 3.5 inch Computer Disks.

These floppy disks contain catalogs of the two main Indivisible
archives. They are at the Duke University Special Collections
Library and the Center for Creative Photography at the University
of Arizona. One of the CDs is for a PC and the other is for a
MAC.

2. Catalogs (Paper Copies) of the Indivisible Archives; n. d.

This file contains copies of the inventories or lists of the
contents of the various project archives.

3. Indivisible Web Site; 2001. 1 CD-ROM.

This CD contains a copy of the Indivisible web site as it appeared
in 2001.

Series 3. Images; ca. 2001.

1. Postcards; ca. 2001.

This folder contains a complete set of 55 postcards. They are
the traveling postcard version of the museum exhibit, Indivisible:
Stories of American Communities.

Series 4. Forms; 2001.

1. Internal Project Forms; 2001.

These forms were used by the staff in gathering material for
the project. They relate to the interviewer, photographer, and
subjects. Included are: a. Fieldworker’s Agreement and Grant
of License; b. Photographer’s Agreement and Grant of License;
c. Interview Agreement; d. Photo Release.

2. Sample Research Agreement; 2001.

This “Sample Research Agreement” presents the restrictions
required for those using the Indivisible archive by the Center
for Documentary Studies.

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