Guide to the Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers

Guide to the Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers
1893-2008

Collection number: HMC-0564.
Creators:

Pomeroy, Harold Edward, 1902-1983.

Pomeroy, Roxolana Eurydice, 1924-2008.
Title: Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers.
Dates: 1893-2008, bulk 1943-1983.
Volume of collection: 16.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, German, and Italian.
Collection summary: Papers of a couple who homesteaded at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay.

Biographical note:

Harold Edward Pomeroy (1902-1983), known as “Pom,” was born in Burbank, California. From 1932-1940, he held a variety of administrative positions within the California government, including mayor of South Gate, California (1932-1935) and administrator for the California State Relief Administration (1936-1939). During World War II, Harold served with the U.S. Army from 1943-1949 in North Africa, Italy, England, and Austria, where he eventually became Secretary of the U.S. Command of the Allied Commission for Austria from 1946-1949. In 1949, Pomeroy moved to Alaska, where he homesteaded at Bear Cove on the Kenai Peninsula at Kachemak Bay and later served as director of the Alaska Territorial Civil Defense (1954-1958), first chairman of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (1963-1966), city administrator for Soldotna, and as a member of the state’s Alaska Growth Policy Council and Agricultural Task Force, among other positions.  He was married first to Ruby N. Pomeroy (b. 1903), with whom he had two children, Rodney A. Pomeroy (b. 1927) and Phyllis Pomeroy Postel (b. 1929); second to Floretta White (b. 1910); and third to Roxolana “Roxy” Eurydice Skobelska (1924-2008), who he met while she was working as an interpreter for the Allied occupation of Austria following World War II and married in 1955. Roxy immigrated to the United States in 1948 and came to Alaska in 1949, where she helped Harold Pomeroy develop a homestead, sawmill, and small farm at Bear Cove. They moved to Soldotna in 1963 and later also had a house in Anchorage. Roxy worked from 1962-1969 as a land law examiner for the Division of Lands for the state of Alaska, from 1969-1975 as the senior administrative officer at McLaughlin Youth Center, and from 1975-1985 as chief administrator of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Roxy and Harold were also instrumental in helping the Tolstoy Foundation purchase the land that became the Old Believer community of Nikolaevsk near Homer in 1967.

Collection description:

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy. The bulk of the collection consists of papers collected and created by Harold Pomeroy. These materials date from 1916 to Harold’s death in 1983 and include correspondence with his friends and family, daily diaries, and other papers and artifacts relating to his military service, marriages, the establishment and maintenance of the Pomeroys’ homestead at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay, and his professional involvements in California and Alaska, including with the Alaska Territorial Civil Defense, Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Soldotna, Alaska Growth Policy Forum, and Alaska Agricultural Task Force. Harold Pomeroy’s papers also include material relating to the couple’s involvement in helping the Tolstoy Foundation establish the Old Believer community of Nikolaevsk near Homer in 1966-1967.

There are also papers in the collection created by Roxolana Pomeroy. These date from 1893-2008 and consist mostly of biographical and genealogical papers, correspondence, financial records, and some diaries, including documentation of her career at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Additionally, the collection also contains photographs collected and taken by the Pomeroys, which depict their homesteading efforts at Bear Cove, their personal lives in Anchorage and Soldotna, and Harold Pomeroy’s marriage to Floretta White, his military service, and his professional careers. There are also 10 8mm moving image films made by the Pomeroys on their homestead.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following parts:

Part 1. Harold Pomeroy papers; 1916-1983

 

Series 1. Diaries and notebooks; circa 1944-1983
Series 2. Correspondence; 1930-1983
Series 3. Speeches, essays, and other writing; 1956-1983
Series 4. Other personal papers; 1916-1983
Series 5. Military service papers and artifacts; 1943-1984
Series 6. Bear Cove homestead papers; 1948-1983
Series 7. Kenai Peninsula Borough papers; 1963-1966
Series 8. City of Soldotna papers; 1967-1970
Series 9. Alaska Growth Policy Council papers; 1974-1982
Series 10. Agricultural Task Force papers; 1969-1983
Series 11. Other professional papers; 1931-1983

Part 2. Roxolana Pomery papers; 1949-2000
Part 3. Pomeroy family photographs and films; 1922-1983
Part 4. Materials processed after 2014; 1893-2008

Digitized copies: Selected photographs and Harold Pomeroy’s 1949 diary from this collection have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives (http://vilda.alaska.edu; search for “Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy”).  An electronic copy of the transcript of Harold Pomeroy’s 1949 diary is available online as well. For information on obtaining digital copies, contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns the copyright to materials in this collection that were created by Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy but may not own copyright to materials created by other authors, particularly government agencies.

Preferred citation: Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by John E. Havelock on behalf of Roxolana Eurydice Pomeroy in 2002, 2004, and 2013.

Processing information: The collection was partially arranged by Jeffrey Sinnott prior to 2009 and described at the box level by Megan K. Friedel in 2011. The collection was fully arranged and described by Megan K. Friedel in 2012. The 2012 processing of this collection and digitization of collection materials was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Alaska State Library. The additions given to the Archives by John E. Havelock in 2013 were arranged and described by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Container list:

Part 1. Harold Pomeroy papers; 1916-1983. 12.85 cubic feet.
Part 1. Series 1: Diaries and notebooks; 1944-1983. 1.25 cubic feet.

Arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Address books undated
1/2 Notebooks undated
1/3-4 Diaries 1944, 1949, 1961
1/5 Diaries and memo books 1964-1965
1/6 Diary 1966
1/7 Diary and desk calendar 1967
1/8-2/1 Diaries 1972-1981
2/2 Diary and appointment book 1982
2/3 Diary 1983

Part 1. Series 2: Correspondence; 1931-1983. 1 cubic foot.

This series contains personal correspondence between Harold Pomeroy and his friends and family. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/4 Lists of correspondents 1956-1958, undated
2/5 Culver, Benjamin F. 1957
2/6 De Vecseckloy, Tuly 1953-1954
2/7 Fairbanks, Morse, & Co. 1956
2/8 Fisher, Vic 1980-1982
2/9 Glennen, Ed and Mary 1949-1950
2/10 Gierke, Alan and Marilyn 1975-1977
2/11 Gillet, Hedwige 1945
2/12 Gresham, Doris 1938, undated
2/13 Hammond, Jay S. 1974-1978
2/14 Hill, Raymond J. 1983
2/15 Hurlburt, Ward undated
2/16 Knowles, Tony 1981-1982
2/17 Palmer, W. I. “Bob” 1973
2/18 Perutz, Kristin 1944-1945
2/19 Pomeroy, Carol 1950-1955
2/20 Pomeroy, Edward F. 1931-1950
2/21 Pomeroy, Frances Muir 1975
2/22-35 Pomeroy, Floretta White 1944-1957
2/36 Pomeroy, Hugh 1941-1961
2/37 Pomeroy, Richard D. 1950-1975
2/38-39 Pomeroy, Rodney A. 1940-1970
2/40-3/1 Pomeroy, Roxolana 1947-1974
3/2 Pomeroy, Ruby N. 1949-1952, undated
3/3 Postel, Phyllis Pomeroy 1938-1957
3/4 Reidy, Edward (Ted) 1981
3/5 Replogle, Bess 1944
3/6 Schauffler, Allen M. 1950-1951
3/7 Scott, Anna M. 1951-1953
3/8 Sturgulewski, Arliss 1981-1982
3/9 Wennerstein, Mabel 1968
3/10 White, Clara (Queen) D. 1949-1951
3/11 Wood, John Shirley 1949-1951
3/12 Letters from others (identified correspondents) circa 1949-1983
3/13 Letters from others (unidentified correspondents) circa 1949-1983
3/14 Letters to the editor written by Harold Pomeroy circa 1970-1983

Part 1. Series 3: Speeches, essays, and other writing; 1956-1983. 0.5 cubic feet.

This series contains speeches, essays, editorials, and other papers written by Harold Pomeroy on issues of personal interest. Other writings by Harold Pomeroy that he created specifically for use in his professional life with the Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Soldotna, Alaska Growth Policy Council, and Agricultural Task Force are housed in those relevant series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/15 Agriculture 1983, undated
3/16 Alaska 1984 exposition 1982, undated
3/17 Alaska Permanent Fund (includes testimony before House Special Committee) 1977
3/18 Alaska Public Forum 1977
3/19 Anchorage Convention Center 1981
3/20 Autobiographical writing 1977, undated
3/21 Boroughs 1971-1972
3/22 Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project 1979
3/23 Capitol move 1982
3/24 Economic development of Alaska circa 1974-1983
3/25 Electricity in rural Alaska undated
3/26 Fiscal policy in Alaska 1956-1983
3/27 Hickel, Walter undated
3/28 Homesteading 1978-1979
3/29 Knik Crossing undated
3/30 Lake Otis Hospital 1978
3/31 Land use undated
3/32 Moose Range Wilderness 1971
3/33 – 3/34 Oil and gas revenue and production circa 1968-1983
3/35 Public transportation in Anchorage 1972
3/36 Susitna Power Project 1983
3/37 Taxation 1978-1980, undated
3/38 Wrangell Mountains National Scenic Area (includes research materials) circa 1970
3/39 Other topics circa 1971-1983

Part I.  Series 4.  Other personal papers; 1916-1983. 1 cubic foot.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/41 Academy of Independent Scholars membership information and newsletters 1983
3/42 Alaska Constitutional Convention pamphlets and newspaper 1955-1956
Box 11 Artifacts: plaques, patches and pins, and stamps undated
3/43 Audiotape of “Northwind” radio program featuring Harold Pomeroy’s message to Kathy Nelstin circa 1965
3/44 Biographical and genealogical papers 1941-1983, undated
3/45 Campaigns: Bob Palmer campaign posters and leaflets 1968, undated
3/46 Campaigns: Pamphlets, letters, and ballots for campaigns by Bob Bartlett, Nick Begich, Dan C. Bell, Earle Cooper, Dick Fischer, Gene Guess, Tony Knowles, and Vance Phillips, among others circa 1964, undated
3/47 Capitol Site Selection Committee phase one and phase two screening reports 1975-1977
3/48, 14/1, OS Folder 1 Certificates and diplomas 1916-1983
3/49 Death of Harold Pomeroy: Audiocassettes of memorial service 1983
3/50 Death of Harold Pomeroy: Guestbook from memorial service 1983
4/1 Death of Harold Pomeroy: Videocassette recording (VHS) of memorial service 1983
4/2 Death of Harold Pomeroy: Will and papers relating to burial and memorial service 1983
4/3 Directory of Alaska state officials 1982 August
4/4 Financial papers 1948-1978, undated
4/5 Insurance papers 1981
4/6 Job applications and resumes 1930-1956
4/7 Longevity bonus application 1974
4/8 Medical records 1943-1956
4/9 Nametags and business cards undated
4/10 Newspaper clippings about Harold Pomeroy 1954-1983
4/11 Personal notes circa 1948-1983
4/12 Reid Brothers vs. Ketchikan Pulp Company and Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company papers 1983
4/13 Susitna River dams and power project papers 1983
4/14-15 Tolstoy Foundation, Inc. papers regarding Old believers settlement at Nikolaevsk, Alaska 1962-1972
4/16 Tolstoy Foundation, Inc. papers regarding transplant of Khirghiz to Alaska 1981-1982
4/17 Traffic violations 1967
4/18 Other personal papers 1957-1983

Part 1. Series 5: Military papers; 1943-1984. 1.65 cubic feet.

This series contains papers, memorabilia, and artifacts relating to Harold Pomeroy’s service with the U.S. Army in Italy, France, and Austria during World War II from 1943-1949 and with the Allied Commission for Austria from 1946-1949.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/19 Secretary, United States Component, Allied Secretariat, Allied Commission for Austria papers 1946-1949
4/20 Other official records of Harold Pomeroy’s U.S. military service 1943-1984
4/21 Memorabilia from World War II service in Italy and Austria 1943-1949
4/22 Personal papers kept by Harold Pomeroy during World War II service with U.S. Army 1943-1949
4/23 Souvenir postcards from Italy circa 1943-1945
4/24 Organized Reserve Corps, U.S. Army 1949-1954
4/25 Veterans’ burial allowance 1984
11, 17 World War II artifacts: Coins and rubble from buildings, as well as arm-bands, belt, knife, garter, flags, decorative wall hangings, and other items from the National Fascist Party of Italy circa 1943-1949

Part 1. Series 6: Bear Cove homestead papers; 1948-1983. 0.7 cubic feet.

This series contains papers kept primarily by Harold Pomeroy, as well as some created by Roxolana Pomeroy, that relate to the construction and maintenance of the Pomeroy’s homestead at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/26 Bear Cove, Inc. corporation papers undated
4/27 Development proposal 1968
4/28-38 General notes, lists of repairs, correspondence, and reports 1972-1983, undated
4/39 Gravely Tractor papers 1950-1957
5/1 Kenai Peninsula Associates 1948-1949
5/2 Land exchange with Seldovia Native Corporation 1981-1983
5/3 Land lease of Bear Cove 1972-1981
5/4, OS Folder 1 Maps 1954, 1972, undated
5/5 Rodney A. Pomeroy claim 1960

Part 1. Series 7: Kenai Peninsula Borough files; 1951-1975. 1.75 cubic feet.

This series contains professional papers from Harold Pomeroy’s service as the first chairman of the Kenai Peninsula Borough from 1963-1966, including Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting minutes, agendas, and memos, budgets, and subject files relating to issues handled by the Assembly, most significantly the aftermath of the Alaska earthquake of 1964, economic development, and the establishment of sales and property taxes on the Kenai Peninsula. The series also contains materials relating to Harold Pomeroy’s campaigns for Borough chairman in 1963 and 1966 and some Borough records from 1966-1967 during the chairmanship of Harold Pomeroy’s successor, George Navarre. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
5/6-7 Alaska earthquake papers 1964
5/8 Annual audit 1966
5/9 Assembly chairman nameplate circa 1963-1966
5/10-13 Assembly meeting agendas, minutes, and notes 1964-1967
5/14 Assembly memos 1964-1967
5/15 Assembly procedures 1963, undated
5/16 Borough Study Committee minutes 1963
5/17 Budgets 1963-1966
5/18 Budgets-expenditures and incomes 1964-1966
5/19 Budgets-forecasts 1965-1967
5/20-21 Campaign for borough chairman 1963, 1966
5/22 Campaign for borough chairman-Newspaper clippings 1966
5/23 Collier Carbon & Chemical Corporation 1966
5/24 Correspondence (various topics) 1964-1966
5/25 Economic development-general papers 1965-1975
5/26 Economic development-“An Action Program for Economic Development of the Kenai Peninsula” paper 1968
5/27 Economic development-“Annual Report of Significant Development Within the Kenai Borough Economic Development District” and appendices 1970
5/28 Economic development-“Overall Economic Development Plan 1970 Annual Report” and associated papers 1970-1971
5/29 Economic development-“Overall Economic Development Program Annual Report” and associated papers 1972-1975
5/30 Elections 1966, undated
5/31 Employee salary lists 1967 January
5/32 “The Fight to Keep Tyonek in the Kenai Peninsula Borough” and associated papers 1965
5/33 Kenai Peninsula Public Utility District No. 1 1962-1963
5/34 Kenai planning report circa 1967
5/35 Homer-Ninilchik Borough 1963
5/36 Insurance 1966
5/37 Land use 1951-1966
6/1 Legislation 1962-1966
Map tube 1 Maps-Kenai Peninsula Borough “Area Recreation” map and annotated USGS maps showing Borough boundaries undated
6/2 Notes 1966, undated
6/3 Oil and gas revenue and development on the Kenai Peninsula 1965-1967
6/4 Ordinances and resolutions circa 1964-1965
6/5 Original Borough Chairman/Managers meeting 1976
6/6 Outdoor recreation 1966, undated
6/7 Progress report 1967 March
6/8 Schools and libraries 1963-1966
6/9 Seldovia 1964-1966
6/10 Speeches made as borough chairman circa 1963-1966
6/11 Taxes-General correspondence and other papers circa 1964-1966
6/12 Taxes-Property tax (general) 1964-1966
6/13 Taxes-Property tax assessment circa 1966
6/14 Taxes-Property tax correspondence 1965-1966
6/15 Taxes-Property tax deeds and foreclosures 1966
6/16 Taxes-Sales tax 1964-1965
6/17 Timber 1964-1966
6/18 Western Alaska Borough Research and Development Conference 1966
6/19 Other administrative papers 1964-1966

Part I.  Series 8. City of Soldotna papers; 1967-1970. 1.1 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/20 Administrative notes undated
6/21 Agricultural development 1966
6/22 Airport and air service 1966-1968
Map tube 1 “Alaska Economic Development Operations” chart 1967 January 1
6/23 Alaska State Troopers contracts and reports 1968-1969
6/24-25 Brookings Institution papers, including papers relating to “A Conference on the Future of Alaska” with the Legislative Council of the State of Alaska 1969
6/26 Building permit applications 1968
6/27 City council meeting agendas and minutes 1968-1969
6/28 “A Development Plan for Soldotna” 1969 July
6/29 Economic development papers circa 1968-1970
6/30 Emergency services 1967, undated
6/31 Financial records 1968-1970
6/32, 14/2 First Class City campaign circa 1967
6/33 Highway construction and improvement 1967-1969
6/34 Letterhead stationary undated
Map tube 1 Map showing city of Soldotna and proposed roadways on the Kenai Peninsula 1970
6/35 Mental Health Trust lands undated
6/36 Oil and gas 1967-1969
6/37 Ordinances and resolutions 1970, undated
6/38 Outdoor recreation 1967-1969
6/39, 14/2 Posters undated
6/40 Reports 1969, undated
6/41 Schools 1967-1968
6/42 Spring clean-up 1968
6/43 Taxes 1968-1969
6/44 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 1969
6/45 University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula campus circa 1970
7/1 Water and sewer 1969
7/2 Other administrative papers 1968-1970

Part 1. Series 9: Alaska Growth Policy Council files; 1974-1982. 2.5 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
7/3 Administrative order no. 26 1975
7/4 Agriculture 1980
7/5 Alaska 1984 1980, undated
7/6 Alaska Center for the Environment 1977
7/7 Alaska Christian Conference undated
7/8 Alaska Council on Science and Technology 1980
7/9 Alaska Department of Revenue, “Revenue Sources FY1980-1982: Quarterly Update, June 1980” 1980 June
7/10-11 Alaska General Stock Ownership Corporation 1978-1979
7/12 Alaska Growth Policy Council and Alaska Public Forum program statement 1977
7/13 Alaska Growth Policy Council budget 1976-1981
7/14 Alaska Growth Policy Council policies, goals, and purpose statements 1976-1981
7/15 Alaska Growth Policy Symposium 1974-1979
7/16 Alaska Highway Safety Planning Agency highway safety plans 1981
7/17 Alaska Humanities Forum 1977
7/18 Alaska, Inc. 1978-1979
7/19-24 Alaska Public Forum 1975-1979, undated
7/25 Alaska Renewable Resources Corporation circa 1978
7/26 Alaska State Council on Economic Policy papers 1981-1982
7/27-28 Alaska State Legislative Council Conference on Alaska’s Future Frontiers 1979, 1981
7/29 Alaska Village Electric Co-operative, Inc. 1980
7/30 American Society for Public Administration, Southcentral Alaska Chapter, “Planning for Sub-Arctic Communities” report 1975
7/31 Annual report no. 1 1976
7/32 Applicants for House Research Agency research positions 1980
7/33 Association of Village Council Presidents 1977
7/34 Audit report 1978
7/35 Basic Rural Economic development class 1981
7/36 Beef production 1981
7/37 Boomtowns 1975
7/38 “The Bradner Report” 1978
7/39 Brookings seminar proposal 1979
7/40 Business Round Table 1981
7/41 Coal 1981, undated
7/42 Coastal zone management 1975, undated
8/1 Correspondence 1975-1981
8/2 “Creating A Climate for Resource Development” symposium 1978
8/3 D-2 1975
8/4-5 Economic development in Alaska (general) 1975-1981
8/6 Economic Development Workshop for Alaska Communities 1982
8/7 Employment preference in Alaska 1981
8/8 Energy 1977-1981
8/9 Federal Energy Administration 1977
8/10 Fiscal planning 1978-1981
8/11 Free Alaska Lands Committee 1980
8/12 Governor’s Task Force on Effective Schooling 1981
8/13 “Homer Area Survey: Attitudes Towards Local Growth and Development” undated
8/14 House bills no. 63, 85, 87, 89, 133, and 808 undated
8/15 “Investing in Alaska development” symposium program and report 1980
8/16 Jobs symposium 1977
8/17 Land use 1978-1980
8/18 Media 1981
8/19 Meeting agendas 1975-1980
8/20-22 Meeting minutes 1975-1981
8/23 Members and addresses list undated
8/24-26 Memos 1975-1981
8/27 Mining 1975-1981
8/28 National Environmental Policy Act 1969
8/29 Newspaper clippings about the Alaska growth Policy Council 1976
8/30 Notes undated
8/31 Oath of office and affidavit of qualifications for appointment undated
8/32 Oil and gas development in Alaska-General 1975-1981
8/33 Oil and gas development in Alaska-El Paso Alaska Company reports 1975
8/34-37 Oil and gas development in Alaska-North Slope Haul Road 1976-1980
9/1 Oil and gas development in Alaska-Outer continental shelf 1975-1978
9/2 Oil and gas development in Alaska-Pipeline 1970-1975
9/3 Oil and gas revenue and taxation 1976-1981
9/4 Official bonding proposition ballot 1976 November 2
9/5 Oversight committee 1977, undated
9/6 Performance evaluation report for Barry Quinn 1977
9/7-10 Permanent fund dividend circa 1977-1980
9/11 “Petrochemicals in Alaska” report 1977
9/12 Pioneers homes 1979
9/13 “Politics of Jealousy” public conference program 1980
9/14 Quality of life 1975
9/15 “Real homesteading” provision 1979
9/16 Reimbursable services agreements 1981
9/17-18 Reports to the governor 1980-1981
9/19 Restructuring of the Alaska Growth Policy Council 1981
9/20 “Seldovia Survey: Attitudes Toward Local Growth and Development” undated
9/21 Senate bills no. 9, 175, and 194 undated
9/22 Senate joint resolution #52 1980
9/23 Speech written by Harold Pomeroy for Jay Hammond on state fiscal picture, with related documents 1979 October
9/24 “State of Alaska Free Conference Committee Report, Fiscal Year 1981, Operating and Capital Budget” 1981
9/25 State of Alaska land disposal policy, programs, and schedule circa 1978
9/26 “State of the State” address by Jay Hammond 1979 January 16
9/27 Surveys circa 1975
9/28 Taxes circa 1980
9/29 Timber 1979
9/30 Travel authorization for Harold Pomeroy 1979
9/31 Valdez Project (University of Alaska Anchorage) 1975-1976
9/32 Wealth management report 1981

Part 1. Series 10: Agricultural Task Force files; 1969-1983. 0.9 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
9/33 Agendas 1983
9/34 Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund 1983
9/35 Agricultural Task Force goals, objectives, and assignments 1983
9/36 “Alaskan Agriculture: An Overview” circa 1982-1983
9/37 “Alaska Fresh 1982: A Listing of Farm Products from Alaska’s Southcentral Region and Where to Purchase Them” 1982
9/38 Alaska’s Third Annual Agricultural Symposium 1981
9/39 Barley 1983
9/40 Contents of Harold Pomeroy’s briefcase at time of death 1983
9/41 Correspondence 1983
9/42 “Financing Agricultural Projects in Alaska,” House Research Agency Report 81-5, with Harold Pomeroy’s notes 1982
9/43 “First Report to the Legislation on the Development of a Plan for Alaska Agricultural Development,” by the Alaska Agricultural Action Council 1982
9/44 “Governor Jay Hammond’s trade mission to the Orient” report 1977
9/45 Harold Pomeroy speeches and reports 1983
9/46 Legislation 1983
10/1 Memos 1983
10/2 Minority report 1983
10/3-4 Newspaper and magazine clippings about agriculture 1976-1983
10/5 Notes on agriculture 1983
10/6 Publications about agriculture 1983
10/7 “A Role for the University in the Development of Agriculture in Alaska: A Preliminary Planning Report on Research Programs, Staffing, and Research Facilities for an Institute of Northern Agriculture,” report by the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska 1969
10/8 Rural Ventures, Inc. 1983
10/9 Seward Grain Terminal 1983
10/10 Washington Commodities Commission report 1983
10/11 “The Year Plan for Alaska’s Agricultural Development,” Alaska Agricultural Action Council report circa 1982-1983

Part 1. Series 11: Other professional papers; 1931-1983. 0.5 cubic feet.

Arranged chronologically by position held.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
10/12 Los Angeles school system merger papers 1931-1932
10/13 City of South Gate, California papers 1932-1935
10/14 League of California Municipalities papers 1933-1935
10/15 California State Relief Administration papers 1935-1938
10/16 City Housing Authority (Sacramento, California) papers 1940
10/17 Director of National Homes Registration Division, Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense 1940-1941
10/18 American Red Cross papers 1942
10/19 Alaska Territorial Civil Defense papers 1954-1959
10/20 Alaska Surplus Property Administration papers 1956
10/21 Peninsula General Hospital Association and related papers 1966-1969
10/22 British Petroleum (BP) consulting work 1971-1972
10/23 Greater Anchorage Borough Public Transportation Advisory Board papers 1972-1975
10/24 Municipality of Anchorage Urban Design Task Force papers 1980-1983
10/25 Other Anchorage planning papers circa 1971-1977
10/26 Resource Development Council papers 1982-1983

Part 2. Roxolana Pomeroy papers; 1949-2000. 1.25 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/1 Addresses and phone numbers undated
12/2-3 Alaska State Division of Lands land law examiner papers circa 1964
12/4 Alaska Psychiatric Institute papers 1962-1985
12/5-11, OS Folder 1 Arliss Sturgulewski gubernatorial campaigns papers, including brochures, business cards, correspondence, memorabilia, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and posters 1985-1989
12/12 Biographical materials 1949-1982
12/13 Certificates and identification cards 1956-1990
12/14-16 Carole Pomeroy’s letters to her parents while living at Bear Cove (photocopies made by Roxolana Pomeroy from originals kept by Carole Pomeroy) 1951-1954
12/17 Correspondence-Condolence letters received after Harold Pomeroy’s death 1983
12/18 Correspondence with Barbara Bathony 1993-1994
12/19 Correspondence with T. R. and Alice Branton 1993
12/20 Correspondence with Ann Chambers 1986-1987
12/21 Correspondence with Mary Lou Dennis 1982-1984
12/22 Correspondence with Dolly Farnsworth and family 1984-1994
12/23 Correspondence with Deborah Flaschen 1980-1988
12/24 Correspondence with and others papers about John and Robyn Havelock circa 1987-1999
12/25-26 Correspondence with Jean Lobb 1987-1993
12/27 Correspondence with Mary C. Robinson 1984-1991
12/28 Correspondence with others circa 1961-1990
12/29 Diary (excerpts) 1980, 1983-1984
12/30-31 Diaries, including audiocassette recording of Roxolana Pomeroy discussing the aftermath of  Harold Pomeroy’s death 1983
12/32 Financial papers 1956-1983
12/33 Humorous notes, letters, and poems circa 1967-1980
13/1 Jack C. Farnsworth Residuary Trust papers 1974-1979
13/2 McLaughlin Youth Center papers circa 1972
13/3 Newfoundland dog-breeding business circa 1968-1969
13/4 Newspaper clippings about Jay Hammond 1983-1995
13/5 Notes undated
13/6-8 Obituaries (newspaper clippings) 1990-2000
OS Folder 1 Poster-“Alaska 1984 Silver Anniversary of Statehood,” signed by the artist, Huong 1984
13/9 Spence Guerin etchings 1987
13/10 Other personal papers circa 1958-1984

Part 3. Pomeroy family photographs and film; 1922-1983. 0.75 cubic feet.

Arranged by subject and by the original order maintained by the Pomeroy family.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
13/11 Harold Pomeroy portraits 1922-circa 1980
13/12 Harold Pomeroy as California State Relief Administrator circa 1935-1938
13/13 Harold Pomeroy World War II photographs circa 1944-1949
13/14 Harold and Floretta White Pomeroy photographs circa 1945-1949
13/15 Alaska Territorial Civil Defense photographs circa 1954-1959
13/16 Harold Pomeroy’s trip on the Dalton Highway 1976
13/17 Jay Hammond photograph, with inscription from Hammond to Harold Pomeroy circa 1981
13/18 Harold Pomeroy and Deborah [last name unknown] 1982
13/19 Burial of Harold Pomeroy 1983
13/20 Pomeroy family photographs circa 1940-1975
13/21 Hugh R. Pomeroy family photographs 1959-1960
13/22 Rodney Pomeroy family photographs circa 1950-1956
13/23 Roxolana Pomeroy photographs circa 1947-1986
13/24 Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy photograph album (unbound) 1958-1971
13/25 Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy in Anchorage 1957-1983
13/26 Photographs of Ruslan, the Pomeroy’s dog 1949-1962
13/27 Anchorage dog show and Newfoundland party (color slides) 1974
13/28-29 Bear Cove homestead 1950-1954, undated
13/30 Bear Cove homestead-Digging the root cellar circa 1951-1955
13/31 Bear Cove-Ted Pederson homestead 1953
13/32 Bear Cove homestead-Rodney Pomeroy’s house circa 1954
13/33-34 Bear Cove homestead 1955-1963
13/35 Bear Cove homestead-Shop buildings 1963, undated
13/36 Bear Cove homestead 1973-circa 1976
13/37 Bear Cove-Maumiere homestead 1975 May
13/38-39 Bear Cove homestead 1977-circa 1980
13/40 Bear Cove homestead and Soldotna 1981-1983
13/41 Soldotna 1968
13/42 Chapel by the Lake, United Presbyterian Church, Auke Bay, Alaska undated
14 8mm moving image films undated

Part 4. Materials processed after 2014; 1893-2008. 1.75 cubic feet.

This part contains the papers of Roxolana and Harold Pomeroy, including correspondence between each other, family, and friends, property records mainly consisting of the buying and selling of their Bear Cove homestead, genealogical materials, photographs, and employment papers. The series also contains information regarding the University of Alaska Foundation and the Harold Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment. Arranged by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
15/1 News clippings on Harold 1936-1970
15/2 News clipping and papers about Harold’s death 1983-1996
15/3 Harold’s work and property correspondence 1955-1968
15/4 Department of Natural Resources-Division of Lands, and Harold’s notes circa 1962
15/5 Alaska boroughs and subdivisions 1964
15/6 Harold’s work notes circa 1965
15/7 State of Alaska memorandums 1964-1965
15/8 Harold’s written articles and editorials; Time Magazine article response circa 1965
15/9 Harold’s Anchorage Community College, Community Economics certificate 1966 November 10
15/10 Anchorage Town Square and Eisenhower memorial 1972-1993
15/11 Public Administration Society: Harold E. Pomeroy award; news clippings and correspondence 1985-1996
15/12 Harold: public service record undated
15/13 Harold Pomeroy In Memorium by John Havelock 1983 November 2
15/14 Harold on Jack and Dolly Farnsworth 1967 September 20
15/15 Pomeroy event invitations and programs 1957-1967
15/16 Rodney and Carol Pomeroy: Marital Settlement Agreement 1965
15/17 Vote for Harold Pomeroy flier; Garden Club Convention schedule undated
15/18 Danzig (Gdansk) high school commencement pamphlet (in German, Latin, and Ancient Greek) 1893
15/19 Vital statistics of Roxolana’s family
[Note: some have been digitized for preservation purposes. Please consult an archivist]
1895-1942
15/20 Pomeroy family trees undated
15/21 Pomeroy family heritage book 1980
15/22 Church paintings and genealogical materials 1989-2008
15/23 Roxolana’s schoolwork (in German) and photographs 1932
15/24-25 Roxolana identification: passports, work cards, travel permits; program, committee, and voter cards 1934-1949, 1990-2000
15/26 Roxolana’s displaced persons and refugee papers circa 1948-1949
15/27-28 Roxolana’s employment and school records; job recommendations, diplomas, and examinations 1942-1966, 1971-1978
15/29 Roxolana’s journal (in German and English) 1945
15/30 Roxolana’s phonebook and phone list undated, 2001
15/31 Roxolana’s Christmas and birthday gift lists circa 1987-1997
15/32 Audio cassette: Roxolana’s answering machine and police phone call 1991
15/33 The Greek Catholic Church, Pentecost, Divine Liturgy, and The Hours 1999
15/34 Alyeska Canine Trainers: Buckey’s completion 2000
15/35 Marriage, naturalization, certificates, and wills 1955-1999
15/36 Roxolana’s will and living will 1989 October 9
15/37 Pomeroy will file 1995-2005
15/38 Roxolana’s death: memoir in the Anchorage Daily News by John Havelock, photographs used, correspondence 2008
15/39 Pomeroy/Havelock Power of Attorney and Quit Claim deed 2001-2007
15/40 Roxolana’s house instructions while away 1989, 1992
15/41 Pomeroy estate and paintings 1980, 1994-1997
15/42-44 Bear Cove: Bureau of Land Management homestead entry, correspondence, contracts, and property maps, land office certificates 1960-1965
15/45-50 Bear Cove: purchase certificates and Quit Claim deeds, sale deeds, Deed of Trust, Bill of Sale, purchase, appraisal, history of sale, contracts, correspondence 1964-1966, 1981-1985
15/51 Bear Cove: Jack C. Farnsworth trust 2004-2007
15/52 Bear Cove: cemetery 1985, 2005
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Folder 2

Maps of Bear Cove and Anchorage properties; house remodel undated, 1955-1965
15/53 Municipality of Anchorage: property tax information 1994-1998
15/54 Anchorage property: correspondence, photographs, and appraisal 1993
15/55-58 Roxolana’s trip to Seattle: correspondence with Harold, adoption correspondence and papers, travel cards, business cards; travel, hospital, and adoption arrangements 1960-1961
15/59 Correspondence: contents of house, from Floretta Pomeroy to Doris [last name unknown] 1945 June 3
15/60 Correspondence: from Harold to President’s Commission on White House Fellows regarding John Havelock 1966
15/61 Correspondence between Harold and Roxolana 1948, 1969-1973
15/62 Correspondence: Rodney and Phyllis Pomeroy 1998
15/63 Correspondence: family 1983-2005
16/1 Correspondence: Francis Brymer; news clippings on Harold, Military Order of World Wars 1957, 1983-1994
16/2 Correspondence: general 1963-1966, 2003
16/3 Correspondence: James M. Bendell and Associates 1984, 1987
16/4 Correspondence: Roxolana to Dr. Little 1991, 1999
16/5 Correspondence: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian Catholic Church in the U.S. 1995
16/6 Correspondence: Richard and Idabelle Blue, Yvonne Alford; Beatrice Culver 2002, 2006
16/7 Correspondence: Shana Davis regarding Bear Cove 2004
16/8 Correspondence: Cheryl Elliot to John Havelock about Roxy 2006
16/9 Photographs: Roxolana’s family undated, 1930-1962
16/10 Photographs: Harold while chairman of KPR 1963-1966
16/11 Photographs of Harold Pomeroy; news article circa 1943-1993
16/12 Photographs 1953-1956
16/13 Photographs: scenery, objects in Pomeroy home 1994
16/14 Photographs: Roxolana’s grandmother’s portrait 1996 April
16/15 Roxolana: funny quotes; photographs; from Martha Fenger circa 2006-2008
16/16-24 Roxolana’s health subject files: AIDs, blood tests, cancer, diet, exercise, general health, geriatric, heart risks, medicine 1982-1997
16/25 University of Alaska Foundation; correspondence with Lee Gorsuch 1991-1995
16/26-27 University of Alaska Foundation: correspondence, annual reports 1983-2000
16/28 University of Alaska Foundation: board minutes 1993
16/29 Giving to UAA: information and correspondence; Joe Fitzgerald 1985-1991
16/30 University of Alaska Foundation: endowment and correspondence 1985-1993
16/31 University of Alaska Foundation: agreement circa 1993
16/32 University of Alaska Foundation: Harold Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment 1993

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