Guide to the Eugene W. Stolz papers
Collection number: HMC-0741.
Creator: Stolz, Eugene W.
Title: Eugene W. Stolz papers.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers and photographs of a pilot who lived in Alaska.
Eugene W. Stolz was from Illinois. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and later became a naval pilot and officer. After leaving active service in in 1947, Stolz pursued a career as a pilot. He worked as a bush pilot in Alaska, flying out of Anchorage from 1966 to 1980. Eugene Stolz died in Ingram, Texas in 1999.
The collection consists of the papers and photographs of naval aviator and bush pilot Eugene W. Stolz. The collection contains three certificates concerning Stolz’s training as a pilot and service during World War II; Stolz’s leather name tag as an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve; photographs; and two flight record log books from his time as a pilot in Alaska, and later, Texas. The first log book covers the period from July 1966 to November 1977 and primarily documents flights from Anchorage to other locations in Alaska. The second book covers the period from March 1977 to 1996, and includes flights to and from Anchorage up to 1980, with later flights departing from Kerrville Municipal Airport in Texas. Subjects of the photographs include group and individual portraits of service members, airplanes, a German aviation medallion, and Stoltz standing beside a plane in Anchorage.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.
Preferred citation: Eugene W. Stolz papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2005.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current archival standard by Gwen Higgins in 2018.