Guide to the John R. “Jack” Roderick papers

Guide to the John R. “Jack” Roderick papers
1900-2016

Collection number: HMC-0547.
Creator: Roderick, Jack.
Title: John R. “Jack” Roderick papers.
Dates: 1900-2016.
Volume of collection: 18 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of former Anchorage mayor, primarily concerning the history of oil resource development in Alaska.

Biographical note:
John R. “Jack” Roderick was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II and later received degrees in political science (B.A., Yale University, 1949), law (J.D., University of Washington, 1959), and public administration (M.P.A., Harvard University, 1981). Roderick moved to Anchorage in 1954, where he worked as a truck driver before becoming involved in publishing oil-related publications including the Alaska Industry magazine, Alaska Scouting Service newsletter, and the Alaska Petroleum Directory. He married Martha Brady Martin in 1955. Other early business interests of his included the oil exploration companies Ivy, Inc. and the Alaska Exploration Corporation, as well as the practice of law (1961-1963, 1969-1970). He was active in the Alaska State Democratic Party (chairman, 1985-1988), and has held several government positions. These included: Regional Director of the U.S. Peace Corps in India (1967-1968), Greater Anchorage Area Borough Mayor (1972-1975), Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska State Department of Natural Resources (1976-1978), Alaska Director of the U.S. Farmer’s Home Administration (1978-1979), and Alaska State Energy Director and member of the Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board (1984-1985). Roderick has also been a public affairs consultant for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (1971-1972), an adjunct professor in business law at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an instructor at Alaska Pacific University teaching an “Oil in Alaska”course. He wrote the book, Crude Dreams: A Personal History of Oil & Politics in Alaska, published in 1997.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the personal, political, and professional papers of Jack Roderick, which include materials that document his term as Greater Anchorage Borough Mayor, time spent serving on the Royalty Oil and Gas Advisory Board, and his involvement in the State of Alaska v. Amerada Hess Corporation lawsuit.  The majority of the collection concerns his research and writings on the history of oil resource development in Alaska, including drafts and reference files for Crude Dreams, as well as photographs used for an exhibit relating to the book. Materials found in the collection include newspaper clippings, articles, copies of legal and governmental documents, publications, reports, interview recordings and transcripts, book drafts, maps and photographs.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Personal papers; 1944-2002

Series 2: Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board; 1975-1990

Series 3: Amerada-Hess oil royalties litigation; 1958-1992

Series 4: Crude Dreams notes and drafts; undated, 1959-1997

Series 5: Oil in Alaska related individuals files; undated, 1937-2001

Series 6: Oil in Alaska related oral interviews; undated, 1981-1995

Series 7: Oil in Alaska reference files; 1900-2001

Series 8: Oil in Alaska Related maps; undated, 1923-1977

Series 9: Oil in Alaska related photographs; undated, 1900-1994

Series 10: 100 Years of Oil Exploration: A Photographic Exhibition; undated, 1958, 1997

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

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to materials created by Roderick. Materials not created by Roderick may be subject to copyright.

Preferred citation: John R. “Jack” Roderick papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Selected published materials from the collection were moved to the Rare Books or Alaskana collections within the Library.

Folder/item list: An item-level listing of photographs in the collection is available in the Archives and Special Collections research area.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by Jack Roderick in 2002. Additional material was donated by Roderick in 2017.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The finding aid was converted to current standard by Gwen Higgins in 2015. At that time selected maps, published items, and photocopied materials were removed from the collection. Additional material was added to the collection by Gwen Higgins in 2019.

Location of originals: Many of the photographs in the collection are copies of  original photographs held by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and the Alaska State Library.

Container list:

Series 1: Personal papers; 1944-2002. 0.4 cubic feet
This series consists of biographical materials, oil scouting reports, writings, and photographs, as well as materials relating to his time as Greater Anchorage Area Mayor and the course on oil in Alaska that he taught at Alaska Pacific University.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Autobiographical materials 1997, 2002
1/2  Speaking engagement programs 1985-1999
1/3 Newspaper clippings and press releases 1944-1997
1/4 Alaska Scouting Service Reports undated, 1955-1962
1/5  Crude Dreams press materials undated, 1988-1999
1/6 “Who’s Minding the Storehouse: Perceptions of Oil & Alaska”, By John R. Roderick, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Topics in Government and Business 1981 May 1
1/7 Writings undated, 1955-1998
1/8 Materials relating to Alaska Governors William Egan and Tony Knowles  1962-2001
1/9 Personal photographs (5 b&w prints; 1 color print). undated, 1957-1978
1/10 Newspaper clippings relating to Roderick’s term as Mayor undated, 1973-1999
1/11 Mayoral campaign items 1972, 1975
1/12 Mayoral campaign advertisements and interviews (2 VHS videocassettes) 1975-2000
1/13  Mayoral photographs undated, 1972-1975
1/14-15 Oil in Alaska course at Alaska Pacific University course syllabus and promotional materials 1981-1988

Series 2: Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board; 1975-1990. 0.6 cubic feet

This series consists of Jack Roderick’s files from his membership on the Alaska governor’s Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board, beginning in 1983, and other related materials. The files include board minutes, policy documents, and travel authorizations, royalties-in-kind documents, royalty oil contracts.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/16 Board memoranda, policy documents, and articles undated, 1983
1/17-19 Board minutes 1975-1983
1/20  Application for disposition of State of Alaska royalty oil, by the Valdez Refining Company, Inc. 1984 October 1
1/21 Travel authorizations and receipts;  1983
1/22-25 Royalties-in-kind (RIK) sale decision documents 1980-1985
1/26 Chevron/Tesoro royalty oil contracts 1983
1/27 ALPETCO/Tesoro proposal 1977- 1990
1/28 “Summer of 1977 Story” undated, 1977- 1978

Series 3: Amerada-Hess oil royalties litigation; 1958-1992. 4.4 cubic feet.
This series consists of Jack Roderick’s files concerning the oil royalties litigation in the matter of the State of Alaska v. Amerada Hess Corporation. The series includes Roderick’s depositions from 1991 (transcripts and videocassettes), the depositions of others in the matter (arranged alphabetically by last name), settlement documents, and the contents of Roderick’s own reference binders containing copies of documents concerning the litigation.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/29 John R. Roderick deposition transcript, volume I 1991 November 1
2/1-13 John R. Roderick deposition exhibits,  volume I 1991 November 1
2/14 John R. Roderick deposition transcript, volume II 1991 November 2
2/15-16 John R. Roderick deposition exhibits, volume II 1991 November 2
2/17 John R. Roderick deposition transcript, volume III 1991 November 4
18-20 Videotapes of John R. Roderick deposition in the matter of ANS Royalties Litigation, Anchorage, Alaska: tapes 1-3 1991 November 1
3/1-4 Videotapes of John R. Roderick deposition in the matter of ANS Royalties Litigation, Anchorage, Alaska: tapes 4-7 1991 November 1
3/5 Frederick H. Boness depositions 1982
3/6-8 Frederick H. Boness deposition 1991 January 29-30
3/9-10 Oma K. Gilbreth, Jr. deposition  1989 March 9-10
3/11-14 Phillip R. Holdsworth deposition transcript and exhibits 1988 April 13-14
3/15-16 Thomas E. Kelly deposition 1989 March 6-7
3/17-21 Robert E. LeResche deposition 1990 January 30-February 1
3/22 Guy Martin deposition 1989 January 17
4/1 James Wanvig Deposition 1984 January 12
4/2-5 Howard R. Williams deposition transcript and exhibits 1991 April 23-May 1
4/6-7 Documents relating to the administrative history of the State of Alaska’s Oil and Gas Lease Form undated
4/8 Complaint for declaratory judgement 1980
4/9-12 Proposed joint stipulation of facts 1985 April 1
4/13 ARCO Alaska settlement agreement 1990 September 12
4/14 Phillips Petroleum Company settlement agreement 1991 May 22
4/15 BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. settlement agreement 1992 January
4/16 Amerada Hess settlement agreement: memorandum of opinion 1992 March 25
4/17 Exxon Corporation settlement agreement 1992 April 15
4/18 Newspaper clippings and notes  undated, 1982-1992
5/1 Royalty Board, ALPETCO, and Tesoro-Amerada “Adjustment Clause” circa 1991
5/2 Retention agreement and protective order 1990-1992
5/3 Report of Robert L. Williams, Jr. in the Alaska Royalty Litigation 1991 April 1
5/4 “Expert Witness Report: Alaska’s Royalty-in-Kind Sales and the California Market for ANS”, by Samuel A. Van Vactor 1991 April 1
5/5 Complaint for Declaratory Judgement (Original complaint) 1977 September 2
5/6 Lessee’s Consolidated Answer and Counterclaim (Original answer) 1977 October 13
5/7 Third Amended Complaint for Declaratory Judgement and Damages 1989 January 10
5/8 Joint Answer by Certain Defendants to the Third Amended Complaint 1989 February 9
5/9-10 Review of Alaska Royalty Oil; prepared by geoffrey Haynes 1983 January 1
5/11 “Disposition of Alaska Royalty Oil and Other State Petroleum-Policy Issues”, by Robert L. Williams, Jr.; ARTA Energy Insights: Pacific Oil Insights 1984 December
5/12 Expert Report of George W. Hardy, III undated
5/13 James Wanvig interview notes 1983 November 15
5/14-16  Report of Malcolm M. Turner in State of Alaska, et al., versus Amerada Hess Corporation, et al. 1990 June 1
5/17-22 Eary Years Documents 1958-1960
5/23-29 Mason Gaffney: 1978 Amendment to Oil and Gas Leasing Law 1976-1983
6/1-3 Pricing: Commissioner’s memoranda 1961-1970
6/4-5 Phil R. Holdworth: leasing (correspondence, clippings, and documents) 1959
6/6 Lease Form hearings: proceedings 1959 July 9
6/7-8 Alaska Petroleum Product Pricing: A review of industry practice and policy and its effect upon energy costs to Alaskans; by Louis F. DeLong and Lloyd M. Pernela 1983 February 1
6/9 Review of Alaska Royalty Oil Policy and Findings for Proposed Disposition of Royalty Oil; Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Geoffrey Haynes, Deputy Commissioner 1982 February 26
6/10 Review of Alaska Royalty Oil; Prepared by Geoffrey Haynes 1983 January 1

Series 4: Crude Dreams notes and drafts; undated, 1959-2016. 2.6 cubic feet

This series consists of research notes, interview notes, drafts, correspondence, and publicity files relating to Jack Roderick’s book, Crude Dreams: A Personal History of Oil & Politics in Alaska, published in 1997. Notes appear alongside chronologically arranged Alaska Scouting Service files. The drafts include those edited by Charles Wohlforth, Kay Fanning, John McNanamin, Chancy Croft, Cliff Cernick, Martha Roderick, and Jack Roderick himself.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
6/11-24 Notes and chronological Alaska Scouting Service files circa 1959-1990
20/1 Research files and notes 1981-1984
20/2-5 Crude Dreams interview notes 1988-1995
20/6 Bibliographies of research sources undated
20/7 Epicenter Press correspondence, contract, and notes 1990-2001
6/25-27 Draft: chapters 1-5 1990 April
7/1-8 Draft: chapters 6-25 1990 April
7/9 Draft: Charles Wohlforth edit, chapters 5-12  1992
7/10-11 Draft: Kay Fanning and John McManamin edit, chapters 1-8 1994
7/12-13 Draft: Kay Fanning edit, forward and chapters 1-8 1994
7/14 Draft: Chancey Croft edit, chapters 14-16 1994
7/15-19 Draft: Clif Cernick edit, chapters 1-26 1995 June
7/20-26 Draft: Martha Roderick edit, chapters 6-18 1995
7/27-29 Draft: Don Graydon edit and notes, chapters 1-13 1995
8/1-3 Draft: Don Graydon edit and additional materials, chapters 14-epilogue 1995-1996
8/4-5 Preview draft with Harry Jamison notes 1996 March
8/8-9 Notes on drafts undated
20/8 Roderick “bio,” appendix, and acknowledgements drafts and correspondence 1995-1997
20/9 Editor Don Graydon correspondence and pricing 1995-1996
20/10 Foreword correspondence 1996-1997
20/11 Blurbs 1996-1997
20/12 Book title correspondence 1997, 1999
8/6-7 Galley proof 1997 July 2
20/13 Reviews and publicity files 1997-1999, 2009
20/14 Crude Dreams expenses and royalties 2001-2016


Series 5: Oil in Alaska related individuals files; undated, 1937-2001. 1.6 cubic feet.
This series consists of reference files for individuals involved in the history of development of oil resources in Alaska. The files contain newspaper clippings, obituaries, articles, interview notes, interview transcripts, speech transcripts, additional comments on Roderick’s book manuscript, and other materials. The series is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/10 Robert O. Anderson (Chairman, ARCO) undated, 1989-2001
8/11 Robert Atwood (Anchorage Times Publisher) undated, 1986-1997
8/12 Roscoe E. Bell (Former Director, Alaska Division of Lands, 1959-1967) undated, 1960-1999
8/13 Bill Bishop (ARCO Geologist) 1987-1999
8/14 H.G. “Harry” Brelsford (Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way) undated, 1990
8/15 Evert Brown (Director, Alaska Land Board) 1958-1987
8/16 Cliff Burglin (Owner of North Slope oil and gas leases) undated, 1989-1997
8/17 Charlie Cole (Alaska Attorney General) 1991-1994
8/18-19 Wilson Condon (Alaska Attorney General) undated, 1982-1995
8/20 Chancy Croft (Alaska State Senator) undated, 1971-2000
8/21 Ed “Pappy” Devine undated
8/22 William Dyer (Alaska Department of Lands) 1958, 1959
8/23 William A. Egan (Alaska Governor) undated, 1963-1987
8/24 Neva Egan (Alaska First Lady) 1989
8/25 William Foran (Phillips Petroleum) undated, 1957
8/26 Hugh Gallagher 1991-1996
8/27-28 Clifford Groh (Attorney) 1989-1998
8/29 Jay Hammond (Alaska Governor) 1989
8/30 John Havelock (Attorney) undated, 1980-1993.
8/32 Harold Heinze (President, ARCO Alaska)  1990-1993
8/33 Willie Hensley 1989
8/34 Charles Herbert (Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources) 1951-1993
8/35 Roger Herrera (British Petroleum)  1989-1992
9/1 Walter Hickel (Alaska Governor) and Yukon Pacific Corporation undated, 1988-1993
9/2 Phil Holdsworth (Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources) undated, 1937-2001
9/3 Albert Hrubetz (Hrubetz Oil Company) 1990-1997
9/4-5 Locke Jacobs undated, 1955-1992
9/6-7  H.C. “Harry” Jamison (ARCO) undated, 1963-1997
9/8 John Katz (Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources) 1982
9/8 Thomas Kelly (Geologist) 1969-2000.
9/10 John J. King undated, 1962-1996
9/11 Geoffrey Larminie (British Petroleum)  undated, 1991, 1992
9/12 Dick Lyon (Union Oil Company) 1991
9/13 Hugh Malone (Alaska Department of Revenue) 1981, 1989
9/14 Marvin Mangus (ARCO Geologist) 1974-1991
9/15 Tom Marshall (State of Alaska Geologist) undated,  1962-2000
9/16 Bob Maynard (Alaska Assistant Attorney General) 1989, 1991
9/17 John McManamin (Swanson River) 1953-1994
9/18 Alex Miller (Administrative Assistant to Alaska Governor William Egan) 1972-1992
9/19 Frank Mosier (British Petroleum) 1975, 1990
9/20-21 Gil Mull (Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys) undated, 1966-1995
9/22 George Nelson (President, British Petroleum Exploration) with Ed Danworth undated, 1989, 1990
9/23 Ed Patton (President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company) 1976-1991
9/24 David Postman (Reporter, Anchorage Daily News) 1957, 1989
9/25 John Rader 1989
9/26 George Rogers (Economist) 1964-1987
9/27 Joe Rothstein (Special Assistant to Alaska Governor William Egan, 1961-1964) 1992
9/28 Irene Ryan 1959-1997
9/29 Mike Savage (British Petroleum) undated,  1991
9/30 Charlie Selman (Geophysicist, Richfield/ARCO) 1995
9/31 Bill Sheffield (Alaska Governor) undated, 2000
9/32 Frank Shogrin undated, 1960-2000
9/33 Ted Stevens (Alaska United States Senator) 1989-2001
9/34 Bill Stewart (Stewart Petroleum Company) 1991-1996
9/35 John Sweet (ARCO) 1997, 1998
9/36 Raymond Thompson undated, 1954-1998
9/37 Gary Thurlow undated
9/38 Charles Towill (Public Affairs Director, British Petroleum) undated, 1974-1984
9/39 Arlon Tussing (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Arlon R. Tussing and Associates, Inc.) undated, 1970-1992
9/40-41 James Wanvig (Deposition) undated,1958-1985
9/42 Loren Ware (Vice President, Sinclair) undated, 1962-1997
9/43 Ralph Whitmore (Alaska Statebank) 1992-1997
9/44 Tom Williams (Head of Government Affairs, British Petroleum) undated, 1992
9/45 Pete Zamarello (Land Developer) 1989, 1993

Series 6: Oil in Alaska related oral interviews; undated, 1981-1995. 0.5 cubic feet.
This series consists of audiocassette recordings that Jack Roderick made during interviews held with various figures involved in the history of the development of oil resources in Alaska. These interviews were used in the creation of the book, Crude Dreams, and were conducted during the period of 1988 to 1995. The interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Also included with this series are earlier recordings, including: three from guest lecturers Ed Porter, Milton Lipton, and Emil Notti from Roderick’s Oil in Alaska course at Alaska Pacific University in 1981 and 1982; a Charles Towill interview of Geoffrey Larminie regarding the Alaska environment in the 1970s; and Jack Roderick’s talk to the Cook Inlet Historical Society in 1990.

Box/Folder
Description Date
10/1 R.O. Anderson (Chairman, ARCO) 1990 June 1
10/2 Mike Bradner 1989 April 24
10/3 John Buchholtz 1989 January 5
10/4 Cliff Burglin (Owner of North Slope oil and gas leases) 1989 January 24
10/5 Wilson Condon (Alaska Attorney General): Cook Inlet Pricing with Tom Kelly: Side #1 1990 March 17
10/6  Wilson Condon: Amerada-Hess Lawsuit, Pricing in Cook Inlet 1991 March 28
10/7-8 Wilson Condon: Royalty Valuation 1995 January
10/9 Sam Cotton 1989 June
10/10 Steve Cowper (Alaska Governor) 1990 October 26
10/11 Chancy Croft (Alaska State Senator) 1989 April 9
10/12 Neva Egan 1989 October 9
10/13 Richard Fineberg undated
10/14 Jerry Ganopole 1988 November
10/15-16 Clifford Groh (Attorney) 1989 April 24
10/17-18 Jay Hammond (Alaska Governor) 1989 August 17
10/19 John Havelock (Attorney) 1989 April 18
10/20 Willie Hensley 1989 October 10
10/21 Charles Herbert (Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources) 1988 December 1
10/22 Roger Herrera (British Petroleum) 1989 January 11
10/23 Walter Hickel (Alaska Governor): KAKM Video undated
10/24 Phil Holdsworth (Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources) 1989 June 22
10/25 Harry Jamison (ARCO) 1990 June
10/26 Tom Kelly: Sides #2 & #3 undated
10/27 Geoff Larminie: British Petroleum in the 1960s 1991 July 27
10/28 Dick Lyon: Union Oil 1991 September 14
10/29 Hugh Malone 1990 June 1
10/30 Marvin Mangus (ARCO Geologist) 1989 October 3
10/31-32 Tom Marshall (State of Alaska Geologist) 1993 May 4
10/33 Bob Maynard (Alaska Assistant Attorney General) 1989 September 27
10/34 Alex Miller (Administrative Assistant to Alaska Governor William Egan) 1991 January 29
10/35 Don Mitchell (Attorney): Comments of Book Draft 1993 January 26
10/36 Gil Mull (Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys) 1995 July 5
10/37-38 John Rader 1989 April
10/39 Irene Ryan 1989 June 20
10/40 Mike Savage (British Petroleum) 1991 June 10
10/41 Frank Shogrin 1989 July
10/42 Frank Shogrin 1990 March 29
10/43-44 Armand Spielman 1988 November
10/45 Ted Stevens (Alaska United States Senator) 1993 December 27
10/46 Charles Towill (Public Affairs Director, British Petroleum) 1989 July
10/47 Gary Thurlow 1988 November
10/48 Arlon Tussing (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Arlon R. Tussing and Associates, Inc.) 1992 August 21
10/49 Ralph Whitmore (Alaska Statebank) 1988 November 5
10/50 Pete Zamarello (Land Developer) 1988 October
10/51 Charles Towill Interview of Geoff Larminie Re: Alaska Environment circa 1970
10/52 Ed Porter (Economist): Windfall Profits Tax (APU Class) 1981 November 3
10/53 Milton Lipton: Taxes on Alaska’s Oil (APU Class) 1981 November 17
10/54 Emil Notti on ANCSA (APU Class) 1982 February 10
10/55 Jack Roderick talk to Cook Inlet Historical Society 1992 September 17

Series 7: Oil in Alaska reference files; 1900-2001. 2.4 cubic feet.
This series consists of Jack Roderick’s reference files concerning the history of development of oil resources in Alaska. The series is divided into subseries for the following subjects: Katalla; Kanatak (Cold Bay) and Iniskin Peninsula; state oil and gas lease sales; state oil and gas lease pricing; the Alyeska Oil Pipeline; North Slope oil; Alaska Natives and native organizations; Alaska oil and gas taxation; oil companies; state correspondence regarding oil and gas leasing (Alaska Territorial and state memoranda); and individual subject files. The reference files consist of newspaper clippings, articles, reports, copies of legal and government documents, maps, and other materials.

Box/Folder Description Date
11/1-11 Katalla oil reference files undated, 1900-2001
11/12-14 Kanatak (Cold Bay) and Iniskin Peninsula reference files undated, 1921-1993
11/15-26 State oil and gas lease sales reference files undated, 1963-1997
11/27-31 State oil and gas lease pricing reference files undated, 1963-1993
12/1 State oil and gas lease pricing reference files undated, 1963-1993
12/2-11 Alyeska Oil Pipeline reference files undated, 1970-1987
12/12-19 North Slope oil reference files undated, 1961-1993
12/20-23 Alaska Natives and Native organizations reference file undated, 1962-1998
13/1 Alaska Natives and Native organizations reference file undated, 1962-1998
13/2-8 Alaska oil and gas taxation related reference materials 1970-1990
13/9-20 Oil company reference files with clippings and publications 1970-2001
13/21 Cook Inlet and Swanson River undated, 1957-1988
13/22 Exxon Valdez oil spill 1989-1994
13/23 Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920) undated, 1959- 1989
13/24 Natural gas 1954-1984
13/25 National petroleum reserve-Alaska (NPRA) undated, 1958-1985
13/26 State oil and gas personnel and organizations 1984
13/27-28 Western Oil and Gas Association 1958-1964
14/1 Oil royalty certificates undated,  1927
14/2-10 General Alaska oil and gas reference files 1918-1966

Series 8: Oil in Alaska Related maps; undated, 1923-1977. 0.2 cubic feet
This series consists of maps concerning oil and other geological resources in Alaska, including general maps and maps of specific oil and gas leases. Geographical areas covered include Cook Inlet, Katalla, Cold Bay, Kanatak, the Arctic Slope, and the entire state of Alaska.

Box/Folder Description Date
OS folder 1  Field and Facility Location Map, Cook Inlet Area; Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission undated
OS folder 1 Map of Cold Bay Oil District, Alaska; L.E. Grammer 1923 February 25
OS folder 1 Energy Resource Map of Alaska; Compiled by C.N. Conwell, Mining Engineer; L.C. Schell, Cartographer; Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys 1977
OS folder 1 4 untitled lease maps, various sizes undated
OS folder 1 Exhibit “A” to Accompany West Foreland Unit Agreement, Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska undated
OS folder 1 Oil and Gas Lease Map [South end of Kodiak Island]; Alaska Abstract Service, Map No. 58-C  undated
OS folder 1 General Map of Cold Bay – Wide Bay Areas, Alaska Peninsula, Showing Properties 1938 January 27
OS folder 1 Trinity Islands Area, Southern Alaska; Union Oil and Gas Corporation of Louisiana 1959 April 24
OS folder 1 Oil and Gas Lease Map [South end of Kodiak Island]; Alaska Abstract Service, Anchorage 1959
OS folder 1 Oil and Gas Lease Map [Northern Kenai Peninsula]; Alaska Abstract Service, Map No. 58-225 1960 February 9
OS folder 1 Arctic Slope (Umiat) 8S-7N, 8E-4W 1964 January 1
OS folder 1 Cook Inlet Property & Development Map; Alaska Exploration Corporation 1965 July
OS folder 1  Cook Inlet Property & Development [Lease map]; Alaska Exploration Corporation 1965 November 1
OS folder 1 Cook Inlet Property & Development [Lease map]; Alaska Exploration Corporation 1966 October
OS folder 1 Katalla maps undated

Series 9: Oil in Alaska related photographs; undated, 1900-1994. 0.4 cubic feet  (206 b&w prints; 31 color prints; 3 color slides; 8 b&w negatives; 25 color negatives; 18 b&w copy negatives; 1 color copy negative).
This series consists of photographs of people and locations in Alaska involved in the development of oil resources. The series is divided into folders concerning the following subjects: Katalla; Kanatak and Cold Bay; Iniskin Peninsula; Standard Oil of California; Governor William A. Egan; North Slope discovery and Trans-Alaska Pipeline; oil exploration at Eureka by C.F. Shield and William A. O’Neill; the $900 million dollar oil lease sale and Tom Kelly, Walter Hickel, and Michael Halbouty; oil development at Houston by George Tucker and Ralph Peterson; Cook Inlet and Swanson River offshore oil development; Locke Jacobs; and photos of individuals. Many of the photographs in this series were used in the book, Crude Dreams, and/or the photographic exhibit in Series 11.

Box/Folder Description Date
14/11-12 Katalla undated, 1900-1965
14/13-14 Kanatak and Cold Bay undated, 1903-1938
14/15 Iniskin Peninsula and Russell Havenstrite undated, 1934-1959
14/16 Standard Oil of California undated
14/17 Governor William A. Egan and Related Photos undated
14/18 North Slope Discovery and Trans-Alaska Pipeline undated, 1923-1981
14/19 Eureka: Shields and O’Neill undated, 1951-1994
14/20 $900 Million Sale: Tom Kelly, Walter Hickel, and Michel Halbouty undated, 1958, 1969
14/21 Houston: Tucker and Peterson circa 1950
14/22 Cook Inlet and Swanson River Offshore undated, 1957-1971
15/1 Cuss II – Cook Inlet; F.F. Adrian, photographer 1962 May
14/23 Locke Jacobs undated, 1955, 1992
14/24 Photos of Individuals undated, 1959-1994

Series 10: “100 Years of Oil Exploration: A Photographic Exhibition” materials; undated, 1958, 1997. 3.7 (67 black and white prints, 1 color print, 69 negatives).
This series consists of black and white photographic prints, labels, and other materials from the exhibit created in conjunction with the publication of Jack Roderick’s book, Crude Dreams. The additional materials include mounted quotes from the book; detail maps of Katalla, the Iniskin Peninsula, and Kanatak; an oversize mounted Northern Alaska Activity oil fields and wells map; posters and signs for the book and the exhibit; a framed photo portrait of Jack Roderick.

Box/

Folder

Description Date
14/25 Promotional materials 1997
15/2-16/16 Exhibit Prints 1997
17/1-22 Exhibit Prints 1997
14/26 Copy negatives 1997
Box 18 Mounted Labels for Exhibit Prints 1997
19/1 Crude Dreams exhibit introduction 1997
19/2 Crude Dreams cover poster 1997
19/3-5 Detail Maps of Katalla, Iniskin, and Kanatak oil drilling locations, 3 different undated
19/6-14 Balloon Quotes 1997
OS folder 2 Exhibit sign for Crude Dreams 1997
OS folder 2 Northern Alaska Activity oil fields and wells map undated
17/23 Crude Dreams poster for Barnes & Noble book signing 1997 November 7
17/24  Photo Portrait of Jack Roderick undated
16/17 Anchorage Daily News front page headline: “Statehood” 1958 June 30
20/15 Correspondence, status report, and speech 1996-1997

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