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Lyle and Dalene Perrigo papers

Guide to the Lyle and Dalene Perrigo papers

Collection number: HMC-0601.
Perrigo, Dalene.
Perrigo, Lyle.
Title: Lyle and Dalene Perrigo papers.
Dates: 1957-2003.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Oral histories and professional papers of an Alaskan corrosion engineer and genealogist.

Biographical note:
Lyle D. Perrigo received B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University in 1953, and an M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Idaho in 1961. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956. Perrigo’s professional career has included work for General Electric Company (Engineer, 1956-1965), Battelle Northwest (Research Engineer and Manager, 1965-1983), University of Alaska Foundation (Senior Science Director, 1984-1985), Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center, University of Alaska (Acting Deputy Director, 1985-1988), Perrigo Technology, Inc. (Vice President, 1991-1999), and U.S. Arctic Research Commission (Director). He also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE). Perrigo has been active in the areas of public service and higher education, running for a seat in the Washington State Legislature in 1962 and 1968, and serving on several boards, councils, and commissions. In 1981, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska with his wife Dalene. He has also been active in historical and genealogical societies, and has conducted numerous oral history interviews of family and professional associates, several of which have been published. The Perrigos now live in Richland, Washington.

Collection description:
The collection contains professional papers and oral history transcripts, most of which were conducted by Lyle Perrigo. The professional papers include articles written by Lyle Perrigo, as well as conference and seminar presentation, one of which was presented by Dalene Perrigo. The oral histories include members of the Perrigo family and interviews Lyle conducted with NACE staff members, maintenance officers at Elmendorf Air Force Base, and members of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following two series:

Series 1: Professional papers; 1957-2002
Series 2: Oral history transcripts; 1986-2003

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

Rights note: Dalene and Lyle Perrigo retain copyright to published materials.

Preferred citation: Lyle and Dalene Perrigo papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: A majority of the publications have been removed from this collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives between 2002 and 2006. A deed of gift was signed by the Perrigos in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard and publications moved to Rare Books by Veronica Denison in 2017.

Container list:

Series 1: Professional papers; 1957-2002. 0.2 cubic feet.

Folder Description Date
1 “Radionuclides in High Temperature In-Reactor Loops” by Lyle D. Perrigo, Jr.; Work done at General Electric Company, Hanford Laboratories Operation, Richland, Washington circa 1957
2 “Anodic Passivation of Ferrous Metals in Oxalic Acid” by Lyle D. Perrigo and Vincent F. Fitzpatrick, Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratory; Paper presented in the proceedings of the combined AIChE, Electrochemical Society meeting at the Alderbrook Inn, Washington 1965 October 6
3 “Decontamination of a PWR: The decontamination of the PRTR, accomplished with alkaline permanganate and a citrate-oxalate acid solution, provides valuable experience for other stainless-steel, pressurized-water reactors” by J.A. Ayres, Lyle Perrigo and R.D. Weed, Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratory 1967 April
4 “Corrosion Education Programs for Community Colleges” by Lyle D. Perrigo and D.L. Pratton; Presented to the Western Conference of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers in Honolulu, Hawaii 1971 October 5-8
5 “Impact of LWR Decontamination on Radwaste Systems” by Lyle D. Perrigo and James R. Divine, Materials Department, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington; Paper No. 165, Corrosion/79, Atlanta, Georgia 1979 March 12-16
6 “A Summary of Case Histories of Corrosion in Alaska” by Lyle D. Perrigo, A. Charles Madsen, Mike Chambers, John Dietz, Ben Guild, and James Purcell circa 1988
7 “Cold Regions Isotope Applications” by Lyle D. Perrigo (BNWL) undated
8 Presentations & Publications of Lyle D. Perrigo (updated by Perrigo in 2005) 2005
9 “The Need for Corrosion Data and Information Acquisition and Management in Alaska” by Lyle Perrigo, Dale B. Perrigo, and Juliann P. Talkington, Proceedings of the Canadian Region Western Conference of NACE International, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, February 8-10, 1994; “Special Aspects of Corrosion Control in the Arctic and Subarctic by Juliann P. Talkington and Lyle D. Perrigo, Proceedings of the International Conference of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Houston, Texas, February 1994; “An Information Problem with Corrosion Cost, Efficiency, and Safety Overtones by Dale B. Perrigo and Lyle D. Perrigo, Presented at the NACE Canadian Region Western Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, February 19-22, 1995; “Stress Corrosion Cracking of Souses Diagnosed with Corrosion Fatigue by Norman J. Dart, and Dalene T. Perrigo, Presented at the NACE Canadian Region Eastern Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 1996; “The Use of Oral History Techniques to Acquire Information for Corrosion Control Design Purposes by Lyle D. Perrigo; Presented at the National Oral History Conference, Anchorage, October 1999; “Information and Data Loss and Preservation Issues: Views of an Engineer and a Scientist” by Lyle D. Perrigo, Presented at the Polar Libraries Colloquy, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 17-21, 2002 1994-2002
10 Clearance forms for reports, documents, speeches and articles 1961-1976
11 Draft Directory, Board of Directors, 1986-1987, Corrosion/86, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Houston, Texas 1986 March

Series 2: Oral history transcripts; 1986-2003. 0.2 cubic feet.

Folder Description Dates
12 Oral History of James B. Perrigo; Interviewer: Lyle D. Perrigo 1986 March 22
13 Interview by Lyle D. and Dalene T. Perrigo of son Lyle D. “Van” Perrigo, III concerning his adventures in Italy 1996 February 13
14 Transcription of an interview of Dennis Gentleman by Lyle Perrigo and Terence R. Dart; Purpose: to secure additional information about operating and maintenance practices that might affect the corrosion performance of two Aircraft Weather Shelters that are to be constructed at Eielson AFB 1993 April 1
15 Oral history transcription of interview with John Barbour, Elmendorf Air Force Base maintenance force; Interview: Lyle Perrigo 1993 June 17
16 Oral history transcription of interview with Ben Gerwink, member of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission; Interview: Lyle Perrigo 1995 June 19
17 Transcriptions of October 20, 1999, and January 20, 2000 Oral History Interviews of George B. Newton; Interviewer: Lyle B. Perrigo 1990 October, 2000 January
18 Transcriptions of October 26, 1999, and March 27, 2000 Interviews of Harry Webster; Interviewer: Lyle D. Perrigo 1999, 2000
19 NACE staff member oral history transcriptions; Interviews by Lyle D. Perrigo of Norm Hamner (September 13, 1990), Dale Miller (March 28, 2000), and Franz Vander Henst (circa October 2000) 1990, 2000
20 Transcription of oral history interview by Lyle D. Perrigo of Don O’Dowd, Chairman of the U.S. Arctic Science Commission in the early to mid-1990s 2003 November 3
21 “Third Interview: Arranging the Release of Data Acquired on Earlier Submarine Missions in the Arctic Ocean”; Interview by Lyle D. Perrigo of George B. Newton, Jr., Chairman of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission 2003 November 13
22 H.A. Webster oral history corrected draft and related reference materials 2002

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