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Mildred O. Mantle papers

Guide to the Mildred O. Mantle papers
An Alaska Pacific University collection

Collection number: HMC-0780-APU.
Creator: Mantle, Mildred O.
Title: Mildred O. Mantle papers.
Dates: 1949-1956.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet and 2.73 GB.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbooks of news clippings and reports on spending and commerce in Alaska compiled by a longtime Anchorage resident.

Biographical note:
Mildred Ostrom was born in Minnesota in 1911. She came to Alaska in 1941 with two friends and worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After World War II, she waited tables at a cannery and worked for the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office. In 1949, she married her husband, Hilton Mantle. She then worked in public relations for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving as the secretary to the Anchorage School Board in the evenings. After her husband died in 1962, Mantle stayed in Anchorage and worked for the Anchorage Tuberculosis Association and the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. She died in Anchorage in 2011.

Collection description:
The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dating from 1949 to 1956. There are indexes to the scrapbooks from 1949 and 1950, as well as reports that reference articles in the scrapbooks. The reports detail federal and state spending in Alaska, as well as budgets and bids for construction projects in the state. The materials may have been compiled during Mantle’s work for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

Digitized copies: The scrapbooks have been digitized for preservation purposes and are not available online. 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: Mildred O. Mantle papers, Alaska Pacific University collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Sharon Bushell, Interview By. “Mildred Mantle – Accepting Alaska’s challenge.” Anchorage Daily News (AK), September 9, 2001: D3. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current. https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/0F7ADBA214D9989D.

Staff. “OBITUARIES.” Anchorage Daily News (AK), December 28, 2011: A9. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Pacific University prior to 2005.  Alaska Pacific University retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2024. At that time, the scrapbooks were digitized for preservation and the originals disposed of.

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