Guide to the Maria Brooks papers

Guide to the Maria Brooks papers
1966-2006

Collection number: HMC-0530.
Creator: Brooks, Maria.
Title: Maria Brooks papers.
Dates: 1966-2006.
Volume of collection: 2.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Maritime research materials.

Biographical note:
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.

Collection description:
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.

Container list:

Series 1: The odyssey of Captain Healy production materials; 1966-2000. 1.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Production script including captions and credit roll 1999
1/2 Correspondence 1996-1997
1/3 Reviews 1999-2000
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.

Box/Folder Description Dates
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.

Box/Folder Description Dates
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

 

 

 

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