Guide to the Maria Brooks papers
Collection number: HMC-0530.
Creator: Brooks, Maria.
Title: Maria Brooks papers.
Volume of collection: 2.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Maritime research materials.
Maria Brooks writes, directs, and produces historical documentaries for Waterfront Soundings Productions in Oakland, California. She has also been active in producing oral history projects. In 1983, Brooks compiled the Alaska Women’s Oral History Project which includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews. In 1999, she created the documentary The Odyssey of Captain Healy about Captain Michael Healy who commanded the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bear in Alaskan coastal waters from 1886 to 1895. In 2005 she created the documentary Shipping Out: The Story of America’s Seafaring Women.
The collection consists of papers, videocassettes and discs from the oral history and documentary projects of Maria Brooks. They include correspondence, reviews, interview transcripts, audiovisual copies of interviews and projects, and teacher’s companion guides.
Arrangement: The collection is divided into three series, based on projects:
Series 1: The odyssey of Captain Healy production materials; 1966-2000
Series 2: Shipping out: the story of seafaring women production materials; 2004-2005
Series 3: Ernest Johnson interview records; 1989, 1995
Alternative formats: Most audiovisual materials in the collection exist in both original master formats and dub formats for access.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: Some of the audiovisual materials may require reformatting prior to access. Please contact the Archives well in advance of your visit to ensure the a/v materials you wish to view are accessible.
Rights note: Copyright to collection materials authored or created by Maria Brooks is retained by Maria Brooks. Other collection materials are subject to copyright not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: Maria Brooks papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Related materials: The Alaska Women’s Oral History Project, conducted by Maria Brooks, recordings and affiliated documents are held by the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Maria Brooks in 2001 and 2006.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The collection guide was reformatted to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017.
Series 1: The odyssey of Captain Healy production materials; 1966-2000. 1.2 cubic feet.
|1/1||Production script including captions and credit roll||1999|
|1/4||Knud Andersen (seaman): transcript of video interview, 24 pages||1997|
|1/5||Robert Cherny (historian): transcript of video interview, 16 pages||1995|
|1/6||Douglas Daniels (historian): transcript of video interview, 33 pages||1995|
|1/7||Larry McGee (alcohol recovery counselor): transcript of video interview, 14 pages||1997|
|1/8||James O’Toole (historian): transcript of video interview, 24 pages||1997|
|1/9||Johnetta Richards (historian): transcript of video interview, 17 pages||1998|
|1/10||Gerald Williams (Michael Healy biographer): transcript of video interview, 73 pages||1996|
|1/11||Clay Healy Young (great grandson of Michael Healy): transcript of video interview||1997|
|1/12||The odyssey of Captain Healy; Waterfront Soundings Productions; Producer, writer, director: Maria Brooks; Narrator: Russ Holcomb; Original music: Jason Martineau; Executive Producer: Danny McGuire; Major funding provided by the Alaska Humanities Forum and the California Council for the Humanities, VHS videocassette and DVD, 57:32 minutes||1999|
|1/13-18||Gerald Williams interview, parts 1-6, VHS dub tapes||1996|
|1/19||Nick Wongittilon (Yupik elder) and Veronon Kugzruk interviews, Nome, Alaska, VHS dub tape||1996|
|1/20||Douglas Daniels interview, parts 1-2, VHS dub tapes||1995|
|1/21-23||James O’Toole interview parts 1-3, VHS dub tapes||1997|
|1/24-25||Clay Healy Young interview parts 1-2, VHS dub tapes||1997|
|1/26||Clay Healy Young interview part 3 and Larry McGee interview part 1, VHS dub tape||1997|
|1/27||Larry McGee interview part 2 and Knud Anderson interview part 1, VHS dub tape||1997|
|1/28-29||Knud Anderson interview part 2, VHS dub tapes and slides||1997|
|1/30||Robert Cherny interview part 1, VHS dub tape||1998|
|1/31||Robert Cherny interview part 2 and Johnetta Richards interview part 1, VHS dub tape||1998|
|1/32-33||Johnetta Richards interview part 2, VHS dub tapes||1998|
|2||Master Betacam SP tapes of interviews||1996-1998|
Series 2: Shipping out: the story of seafaring women production materials; 2004-2005. 0.6 cubic feet.
|1/34||Teacher’s companion guide, compiled by Thomas Coons, supported by the Fund for Labor Culture and History, 20 pages||Undated|
|1/35||Mary Culhane, Chief Engineer, on the Jeremiah O’Brien, San Francisco, interview transcript, 15 pages||2004|
|1/36||Carol Curtiss, Master Mariner, Captain and Chief Engineer, Beaumont, Texas, interview transcript, 14 pages||2004|
|1/37||Patricia Davidson, Chief Cook, New Orleans, Louisiana, interview transcript, 14 pages||2004|
|1/38||Barbara Dempsey, Bar Pilot, Astoria, Oregon, interview transcript, 9 pages||2005|
|1/39||Teresa Gilbert, Chief Steward, MV Kennicott, interview transcript, 11 pages||2004|
|1/40||Katherine Haven, 1-3, on the MV Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska, interview transcript, 18 pages, 5 pages, and 10 pages||2004|
|1/41||Young Kim Heinbockel, Kings Point, New York, interview transcript, 1 page||2004|
|1/42||Sherri Hickman, Captain, Pilot, Houston, Texas, interview transcript, 17 pages||2004|
|1/43||Adena Kenny, Mate, Kings Point, Maryland, interview transcript, 16 pages||2004|
|1/44||Lynn Korwatch, Captain, “Room with a View,” Oakland, interview transcript, 14 pages||2004|
|1/45||Anne McIntyre, Columbia River Pilot, Astoria, Oregon, interview transcript, 8 pages||2005|
|1/46||Melissa Parker, San Francisco, interview transcript, 9 pages||2004|
|1/47||Lidia Pollard, Engineer, Taft, Louisiana, interview transcript, 11 pages||2004|
|1/48||Eileen Roberson, Engineer, Kings Point, Maryland, interview transcript, 12 pages||2004|
|1/49||Nikki Rodriguez, MV Kennicott Ferry, Stward, BR, Cordova, Alaska, interview transcript, 8 pages||2004|
|1/50||Ann Sanborn, Kings Point, New York, interview transcript, 15 pages||2004|
|1/51||Barbara Sjoholm, Author of The pirate queen, on Parker’s Tugs, San Francisco, interview transcript, 14 pages||2004|
|1/52||Suzanne Stark, Author of Female tars, Boston, Massachusetts, interview transcript, 12 pages||2004|
|1/53||Tamara Becker, Mate, Tole Mour, Catalina Island, California, interview transcript, 4 pages||2004|
|1/54||Pam Wittamen, AB/OR, on MV Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska, interview transcript, 13 pages||undated|
|1/55||Dana Woodruff, Engineer and Mate, Beaumont, Texas, interview transcript, 10 pages||2004|
|1/56||Shipping out: the story of America’s seafaring women, Waterfront Soundings Production in Association with KTEH Silicon Valley Public Television, DVD||2005|
|1/57||Video Interviews for Shipping out transcripts, CD-ROM||2005|
|2||Shipping out: the story of America’s seafaring women, Maria Brooks, video and sound complete, DVCAM master||2005|
|2||Alaska #1 (dub); Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska; B-Roll, ship docking, deck, Katie Haven, part 1; DVCAM||2004|
|2||Alaska #2 (dub); Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska; Chief Steward Teresa Gilbert, Bartender Diane Chapman; nature B-Roll, otters, Kitchen B-Roll, Pamela Wittamen, AB, engine room, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Alaska #3 (dub); Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska: Able Bodied Seaman Pam Willamen, Purser Elizabeth Siegal, wheel & Captain Hopkins, Bedroom Steward Rodriguez, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Alaska #4 (dub); Kennicott Ferry, Cordova, Alaska: B-Roll, ship, kids, nature, Katie Haven, part 2, Kikki Rodriguez, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Korwatch, Parker, Haven (dub); Oakland Terminals: Captain Lynn Korwatch;, San Francisco, on tug Nokomis: Melissa Parker, 12:43:30:00; San Francisco, on tug Nokomis: Katherine Haven, DVCAM||204|
|2||Sjoholm, Culnane, Smith and Tugboat Annie (dub); San Francisco, On Wehnon: Barbara Sjoholm, Jan Dove -Tugboat Annie; On Jeremiah O’Brien: Mary Francis Culnane, Mary Helen Smith, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Tole Mour (dub); Helen Smith, part 2; Tole Mour, part 1, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Tole Mour (dub); Catalina, California: Tole Mour, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Houston, Beaumont (dub); Houston Harbor: Captain Sherri Hickman, July 22, 2004; Beaumont, Texas, on Cape Vincent: Carol Curtis, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Beaumont, New Orleans (dub); Beaumont Texas, on Cape Vincent: Dana Woodruf, New Orleans, Louisiana, on Benno C. Schmidt: Lidia Pollard, DVCAM||2004|
|2||New Orleans (dub); New Orleans, Louisiana, on Altair: Patricia Davidson and Michelle McCoy, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Kings Point (dub); Wiley Hall, Kings Point, New York, Reception and Dinner, Oct. 17, 2004; Young Kim Heinbockel, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Kings Point (dub); Kings Point, USMMA: Eileen Roberson, Misc. Views, Academy, Anne Barry, Anne Sanborn, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Kenney & Stark (dub); Kings Point, New York, on Kinspointer: Adena Kenney, Oct. 19, 2004; Boston, Massachusetts: Suzanne Stark, DVCAM||2004|
|2||Astoria, Oregon (dub); Astoria, Oregon: Deborah Dempsey, Anne McIntyre, DVCAM||2005|
Series 3: Ernest Johnson interview records; 1989, 1995. 0.2 cubic feet.
|1/58||“Whaler as Rare as the Animal He Hunted” by Chares Hillinger, Los Angeles Times, article copy||1989 April 2|
|1/59||Interview transcript, 27 pages||1995|
|1/60||Ernest Johnson, Tape 1; Sailed as whalesman ‘before the mast’; San Francisco Maritime Museum, Betacam SP tape||1995|
|1/61-62||Ernest Johnson tapes, Betacam SP tapes||1995|