Guide to the Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers


Guide to the Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers
1952-1971

Collection number: HMC-0887.
Creator: Hoeman, Grace.

Hoeman, John Vincent.
Title: Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers.
Dates: 1952-1971.
Volume of collection: 7.35 cubic feet.
Language of materials: A majority of the collection materials are in English, however some are in German.
Collection summary: Papers of Alaskan mountaineers.

Biographical note:

Grace Jansen Hoeman was born in Silver Beach, Washington, in 1921. She was educated in Holland and Germany, receiving medical degrees from the University of Berlin (M. B., 1944) and the University of Utrecht (M. D., 1948). Grace returned to the U. S. in 1950 and worked as a physician in upstate New York before earning a master’s degree in public health from Yale University in 1953. She then taught preventive medicine before entering a residency (1960-1962) and assistant professorship (1962-1965) in anesthesiology at Syracuse Hospital Upstate Medical Center. She came to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1965, where she met and married Vin Hoeman. She was an experienced mountaineer and led an all women’s expedition of Mt. McKinley in 1970. Grace Hoeman died in an avalanche on Eklutna Glacier in 1971.

John Vincent “Vin” Hoeman was born in Murray, Kentucky, in 1936. He received a degree in forestry management from Colorado State University in 1958. Vin first came to Alaska in 1960 while serving in the U. S. Army at forts Richardson and Greely. He then worked for the Arctic Health Research Center in Anchorage and the Smithsonian Institution (Pacific Project). Vin started mountain climbing in 1949, scaled the highest points in all 50 states, and reached both summits of Mt. McKinley in 1963. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Geographic Names for the Mountaineering Club of Alaska, and did extensive research on climbing in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Vin Hoeman died in an avalanche on Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nepal, in 1969.

Collection description: The collection consists of the personal papers of Alaskan mountaineers Grace and Vin Hoeman. Included in the collection are personal and employment records of the Hoemans, climbing journals, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs. The collection also contains Alaska topographical maps with annotations made by either Grace or Vin, and Vin’s index card files on mountain peaks and individual climbers.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1. Personal records; undated, 1954-1969
Series 2. Climbing journals; undated, 1954-1971
Series 3. Correspondence; 1952-1971
Series 4. Writings; undated, 1957-1971
Series 5. Climbing files; 1956-1971
Series 6. Mountaineering Club records; 1962-1971
Series 7. Photographs; undated, 1959-1970
Series 8. Alaska topographic quadrangle maps; 1950-1970
Series 9. Index card files; undated

Digitized copies: Selected photographs have been digitized and can be found online at Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Hoeman.”

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Index: An index is available for folders with multiple correspondents in Series 3.

Separated materials: A hut notebook from the Whiteout Cabin on Eklutna Glacier was removed from this collection, as it predates the Hoeman’s lifespan, and more appropriately belongs in the Mountaineering Club of Alaska papers.

Related materials: HMC-0960, Mountaineering Club of Alaska papers.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the archives by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide was converted to current standard, and the Whitout Cabin climber’s notebook was removed by Veronica Denison in 2014. Selected photographs were digitized by Rebecca Gilman; cataloguing and metadata for the photographs was completed by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Container list:

Series 1: Personal records; undated, 1954-1969. 0.10 cubic feet.

This series contains the personal and employment records of the Hoemans.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Education and employment records 1954-1968
1/2 Military service records 1954-1967
1/3 Peace Corps 1961-1963
1/4 Address book undated

Series 2: Climbing journals; undated, 1954-1971. 0.15 cubic feet.

This series contains the climbing journals and notebooks the Hoemans kept during their expeditions. The newspaper clipping scrapbook contains numerous newspaper articles relating to climbing expeditions and climbers.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/5 Mountain journal of Vin and Grace Hoeman (copy) 1954-1971
1/6 Mountain journal of Vin and Grace Hoemann (original) (1 black and white photo of Grace and Vin) 1954-1971
1/7 Grace Hoeman journal: two trips to Mount McKinley 1967 June-August
1/8 Expedition book: 1970 Women’s International McKinley expedition 1970 June-July
1/9 Climbing notebook undated
1/10 Climbing notebooks undated
1/11 Climbing notebooks undated
Oversize Climbing newspaper clipping scrapbook 1960-1969

Series 3: Correspondence; 1952-1971. 2.25 cubic feet.

This series contains the correspondence of the Hoemans. Many of the correspondents sent previously published journal and magazine articles that Vin Hoeman inquired about in his letters. Much of the correspondence pertains to mountain climbing relating to Vin’s research for a guidebook on climbing in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, as well as correspondence between the Hoemans and other members of their family. Much of the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s name. The correspondence beginning in box 3 is arranged by correspondence type.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
1/12 Tina C. Abbott (1 color photo) 1964-1966
1/13 Ikuo Abe (1 black and white photo) 1968-1969
1/14 Henry L. “Hank” Abron; “Harvard Mountaineering Club Wickersham Wall Expedition, 1963” (2 black and white photos) 1964, 1966, 1968
1/15 Monty E. Alford 1965-1969
1/16 John V. Ambler 1966
1/17 Don N. Anderson 1968-1969
1/18 James H. Anderson; “The 1965 Mount McKinley Expedition: A Report” By J. H. Anderson, D. F. Jones, and G. F. Rohrman 1965-1968
1/19 L. Scott Arighi 1967
1/20 Wright H. Arnold 1968
1/21 William H. Babcock; “Narrative Report: Joseph F. Wilcox Expedition” 1967-1968
1/22 Walter Bailey 1958
1/23 Anderson Bakewell 1966, 1968
1/24 Theodore P. Bank, III 1967-1968
1/25 George G. Barnes 1967
1/26 H. Erik Barnes 1967-1969
1/27 Robert H. Bates 1960, 1963, 1967, 1968
1/28 George G. W. Beadle 1968
1/29 Fred W. Beckey; “The Stormy Conquest of Mount Seattle” By Thomas H. Bethell, Seattle Magazine 1966-1970
1/30 Arthur Beiser: “Mt. Wrangell Expedition” By Arthur Beiser, Physics Today 1953, 1967
1/31 George I Bell 1966-1968
1/32 William R. Bendy 1968-1969
1/33 Gordon A. Benner 1965, 1968
1/34 Layton A. Bennett 1968
1/35 Philip C. Bettler 1965, 1967
1/36 David D. Bidwell 1967
1/37 Ronald G. Bierstedt 1967
1/38 Douglas K. Bingham 1963, 1965, 1968
1/39 Barry C. Bishop 1967
1/40 Alex Bittenbinder 1965-1968
1/41 Kurt Bittlingmaier 1966, 1968
1/42 William E. “Smoke” Blanchard 1967-1968
1/43 Warren Bleser 1968
1/44 Gregg Blomberg 1963, 1966, 1967
1/45 Arlene Blum 1969
1/46 Leon Blumer 1968
1/47 Glen Boles 1968
1/48 Edward C. Boulton 1968
1/49 John Bousman 1964, 1968
1/50 Steven L. Bowen 1968
1/51 Warren D. Bowman 1969
1/52 Joseph U. Braig; ” Mt. Rainier Guide Service, McKinley Expendition, May 28, June 15, 1962, Bases at Talkeetna, Alaska, Richard E. McGowan, Leader, Organizer, Luther G. Jerstad, Second Leader” ny Rev. Joseph U. Braig, Recorder 1965-1966
1/53 David A. Brew 1967-1968
1/54 William Briggs 1970
1/55 Sheldon Brooks, Jr. 1968
1/56 Alan Bruce-Robertson; “The First Ascent of Mt. Vancouver” by Alan Bruce-Robertson, Canadian Alpine Journal 1950, 1967-1968
1/57 Albert D. Bryant, John Phillip Bryant; newsletter for the 1966 Colorado State University Mount Saint Elias Expedition 1966-1967
1/58 William J. Buckingham 1966-1967
1/59 William M. Bueler 1968-1969
1/60 John V. Burns 1967, 1969
1/61 Helga and Robert Byhre 1961, 1963, 1965-1969
1/62 Frederick M. Cady 1969-1970
1/63 Ralph H. Cairns; “The Fairbanks Times Mt. McKinley Expedition (1912), Currently Called the Cairns Expedition;” (1 black and white photo) 1965, 1967-1968
1/64 Kenneth C. Carpenter (1 color photo); “Some First Ascents in Southeast Asia” by Kenn Carpenter 1967-1969
1/65 H. Adams “Ad” Carter(1 black and white photo) 1963-1971
1/66 Frances Chamberlin 1966-1967
1/67 Thomas S. Choate (6 black and white photos) 1957-1969
1/68 Fred Jerry Clark and Family 1967-1968
1/69 Nicholas B. Clinch 1968-1970
1/70 Jane G. Coble 1967-1969
1/71 Ray Colyer 1959-1969
1/72 Herb and Jan Conn 1958-1965
1/73 F. Edward Cooper, Jr. 1967-1971
1/74 James A. Craig 1967
1/75 Charles M. Crenchaw (6 color photos) 1967-1968
1/76 Art Davidson 1965-1967
1/77 Joseph K. Davidson; “The East Ridge of Mt. McKinley – 1969, Expedition Report” by Joseph K. Davidson 1967, 1969
1/78 Daniel R. Davis 1967-1969
1/79 Donald G. Davis; “Observations on the Mountain Plover in South Park, Colorado” by Donald G. Davis; (1 black and white photo) 1957-1971
1/80 John S. Day; “He Races Up Mountains” by Frank Harvey, Argosy 1960, 1967
1/81 Alvin DeMaria 1968
1/82 George H. Denton 1965, 1967
1/83 H. Dave De Voe 1962, 1964, 1968
1/84 Norman G. Dyrenfurth 1967, 1969
1/85 S. John Ebert 1965
1/86 Harold Egoscue 1961-1964, 1966-1968
1/87 Robert Ekstrand 1967
1/88 Clifford D. Ellis 1963-1965
1/89 E. G. Englebright 1965, 1966, 1968
1/90 Boyd N. Everett, Jr.;  The A-67 Mt. McKinley Expedition –1967” by Boyd N. Everett, Jr. 1965-1969
1/91 Derek J. Fabian; “Scottish-Canadian Coast Range Expedition, Preliminary Report” by Derek Fabian 1965, 1967
1/92 Francis P. Farquhar; “Flight to the North Pole, 24 August 1949” by Francis P. Farquhar and Garfield Merner, Grabborn Press, San Francisco 1950, 1967
1/93 Benjamin G. Ferris, Jr. 1967-1971
1/94 Joseph C. and Joan Firey (3 black and white photos) 1968-1970
1/95 David R. Fisher 1967
1/96 Robert G. Forbes 1967-1968
1/97 Warren “Tuck” Forsythe; “Swarthmore Denali Trip, 1966” 1966
1/98 Lawrence R. Fowler and family 1967
1/99 Ray Genet 1968, 1971
1/100 Paul A. Gerhard; “Report on the 1967 Western States McKinley Expedition” 1967-1969
1/101 Sharon and Robert Gerhard 1969
1/102 Paul E. Gerstmann 1967-1968, 1970
1/103 Frederick M. Golomb 1967
1/104 Don C. Gordon 1961
2/1 Walter R. Gove 1965, 1968-1970
2/2 John D. Graham 1967-1968
2/3 Art Gran 1967
2/4 Leo Grillmair 1967-1968
2/5 William D. Hackett; “8th Ascent of the South Peak of Mt McKinley – 1952” 1967-1968, 1971
2/6 Henry S. Hall, Jr. 1965, 1967-1969
2/7 Scott D. Hamilton, Jr. 1962-1966
2/8 Roy. O. Harniss 1966-1967
2/9 William D. Harrison 1967-1970
2/10 Keith Hart 1965, 1966, 1968-1970
2/11 William E. Hauser 1966-1969
2/12 J. Richard Hechtel; “Berg und Bergsteigen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika (German language) ” by Richard Hechtel 1967-1968
2/13 Carl Heller; “Daily Account of the China Lake-McKinley Expedition of 1967″ by Russel O. Huse 1967
2/14 Jack L. Henry 1967
2/15 Michael E. Hiehle; “Log: Southern California McKinley Expedition, June 27 Through July 15, 1964” 1967
2/16 Jon and Helen Hisey; “The 1957 Mt. McKinley Expedition (log)” 1967
2/17 Dave Hoefer 1961, 1964, 1967-1968
2/18 Thomas F. Hornbein 1967-1971
2/19 Charles S. Houston 1967, 1969
2/20 Oscar R. Houston 1966
2/21 John R. Hudson 1968
2/22 Craig P. Hughes 1967
2/23 John S. Humphreys 1965-1967
2/24 Russell O. Huse 1967
2/25 Dave B. Ingalls 1967
2/26 Richard K. Irvin 1967-1968
2/27 Don and Joan Jensen 1967-1970
2/28 Edward Johann 1970-1971
2/29 Dave and Sally Johnston 1963-1971
2/30 Chris Jones 1969-1970
2/31 Keith and Anore Jones 1967
2/32 Pierre and Carmen Juillerat (3 black and white photos) 1967-1968
2/33 Glenn A. Kelsey 1967
2/34 Yule F. Kilcher 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968
2/35 Shiochi Kimura (2 black and white photos) 1968
2/36 Ivan Kletka 1970-1971
2/37 Elizabeth Knowlton 1970
2/38 Ija N. Korner; “A First Ascent in the McKinley Range” by Ija N. Korner, Appalachia 1953, 1967-1968
2/39 Harold Kramer (1 color photo) 1966-1967
2/40 Robert Kyrlach 1967
2/41 Joseph C. LaBelle; “Ten Weeks on Mount Logan (account)” by Joseph C. LaBelle 1968-1969
2/42 Edward H. Lane 1967-1969
2/43 James A. Lees (1 black and white photo, 1 color photo) 1954-1967
2/44 Peter C. Lev (1 black and white photo) 1965, 1967
2/45 Jerry M. Lewis 1967
2/46 Ned William Lewis 1971
2/47 Barbara Lilly 1969-1971
2/48 Paul V. Livingston 1965, 1967
2/49 Niklaus Lotscher 1968
2/50 Charles L. Louks 1967-1968
2/51 Dennis Luchterhand and Family 1967-1968
2/52 Otis MacAllister 1959, 1965
2/53 Peter A. MacManus; “Denali Diary: Seattle Mountaineers Mount McKinley Expedition 1964” by Peter MacManus; (1 color photo) 1964, 1968
2/54 Francis P. Magoun, III; “Mount Vancouver’s North Ridge” by Francis P. Magoun, III, Appalachia 1949, 1968
2/55 Arthur G. Maki, Jr. 1967
2/56 Melvin G. Marcus 1967-1968
2/57 Masakatsu Masuda 1968, 1971
2/58 William G. May; “Report to Mt. McKinley Park, Alaska” 1967-1968
2/59 Leslie McDonald 1967
2/60 Peter D. McGann 1967
2/61 James L. McGinnis 1967
2/62 S. P. McLaughlin (1 color photo) 1967
2/63 Peter Meisler 1968
2/64 George Menard (1 color photo) 1966-1969
2/65 John D. and Ruth Mendenhall 1968
2/66 Wayne P. Merry 1966-1968, 1970, 1971
2/67 E. Jack Miller 1966-1968
2/68 James F. Miller 1969
2/69 L. Keith and Jo Ann Miller 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970
2/70 Thomas W. Miller 1968
2/71 Maynard M. Miller; “Determined Attempt” By M. M. Miller, Cambridge Mountaineering 1952 (reprint article on 1946 Mt. Vancouver attempt) 1952, 1968-1969
2/72 Hugh H. Mills; “1965 Bootleg McKinley Expedition” (Robert Packard account); Account of a 1965 Ascent of the South Peak of Mt. McKinley” by Hugh H. Mills 1966
2/73 Cornelius Molenaar 1967
2/74 Dee Molenaar 1967
2/75 Gale Monson 1962-1969
2/76 Terris Moore 1965- 1968
2/77 Nea Morin 1970
2/78 Peter R. Morrison 1967-1969
2/79 Frances A. Mullen; “The Royal Road to Mustang” by Frances A. Mullen, Chicago Mountain Club Newsletter 1967
2/80 David F. Murray 1967-1969
2/81 Thomas A. Nash 1968
2/82 National Geographic Society 1969
2/83 Jerry V. Nelson 1968
2/84 Lee V. Nelson; “Mount McKinley Red Suspender Expedition, Log 1966” 1966, 1967
2/85 Edward O. Nester 1967-1970
2/86 Theodore “Nick” Nicholai (2 black and white photos) 1968-1969
2/87 Lawrence E. Nielson; “First Party in the Takhinsha Mountains, Alaska” by Lawrence E. Nielson and David  C. Chappelear, Appalachia 1965-1968
2/88 Shiro Nishimae 1969
2/89 John H. Notman 1967
2/90 David H. Noyes 1967-1970
2/91 Noel E. Odell 1967, 1969
2/92 John C. Ohrenschal 1968
2/93 Gary K. Olson 1968
2/94 Leigh and Irene Ortenburger 1967-1970
2/95 Daniel L. Osborne 1969-1971
2/96 Leif-Norman Patterson 1967-1968
2/97 Mr. and Mrs. Grant H. Pearson 1964-1965
2/98 Chuck Pease 1971
2/99 George K. Perkins 1968
2/100 George H. Peters 1966-1968
2/101 John D. Peterson 1967
2/102 Stephen Pomerance 1968-1969
2/103 Austin S. Post 1965, 1967
2/104 Barry Prather 1967-1968
2/105 Marjorie Prescott 1964-1966
2/106 Ron C. Priebe 1968
2/107 James and Mary Prichard 1970
2/108 William L. Putnam; “Peaks and Routes of the North Selkirk Range” by William L. Putnam, Appalachia; “Across the Icefield to Juneau: Another ‘Colossal Enterprise’” by William Lowell Putnam, Appalachia 1949, 1954, 1967-1968
2/109 Alvin E. Randall; “Largest Group to Reach the Summit of Mt. McKinley, Seattle Mountaineers, Mt. McKinley Expedition, 1964” report by Alvin E. Randall 1964, 1966-1968
2/110 John F. Ratterman 1966-1967
2/111 William A. Read 1966, 1968-1969
2/112 Louis F. Reichardt 1969-1970
2/113 Jim Richardson 1963-1964
2/114 Gerald A. Roach 1967
2/115 Royal Robbins 1964, 1968-1969
2/116 Dave and Sharon Roberts 1965, 1967-1970
2/117 Gilbert J. Roberts 1967-1968
2/118 Peter and Nancy Robinson (1 color photo) 1963-1970
2/119 Kermit F. Ross 1967
2/120 John R. Russell and family 1967-1968
2/121 Takao Sasaki (1 black and white photo) 1967
2/122 John B. Samuelson 1965-1967
2/123 Jeb Schenck 1968-1969
2/124 Anshel Schiff 1967-1968
2/125 Paul M. Schlichter 1967
2/126 James F. Seitz 1968-1969
2/127 Chris Shank 1968
2/128 Don and Roberta Sheldon 1962-1970
2/129 Steve Sickles (1 color photo) 1967
2/130 Alexander F. Skutch 1962-1963, 1965
2/131 Mary Smith 1964
2/132 Gerrit Heinke Snider 1968
2/133 Howard H. Snyder; “Wilcox McKinley Expedition Partial Log (14-26 July 1967)” by Howard Snyder 1967
2/134 Nicholas W. Spadavecchia 1966-1967
2/135 Spencer and Bock (1 black and white photo). undated, 1959-1969
2/136 Robert Sparr 1970
2/137 Slim and Judy Spurling 1963
2/138 Norman Stadem; “1968 Alaska Mount Bona Expedition” by Norman Stadem 1968
2/139 Allen P. Steck 1967-1968
2/140 Don and Lani Stockard 1963-1969
2/141 Erling Strom 1961, 1963-1967
2/142 Dunbar Susong 1957-1958, 1967-1968
2/143 Olle Swartling 1968
2/144 Guy L. Tarnstrom 1969
2/145 Stephen A. Taylor and Family 1967-1968
2/146 Walter W. Taylor and Family 1967-1968
2/147 Robert G. Tatum 1965, 1968
2/148 Lowell Thomas, Sr. 1969
2/149 Lowell Thomas, Jr. 1968
2/150 John P. Thomson 1967
2/151 Will F. Thompson II 1968
2/152 J. Monroe Thorington 1967
2/153 Charles Travers 1967-1968
2/154 Mario Tremonti 1967-1968
2/155 Stewart L. Udall 1965
2/156 Naomi Uemura 1971
2/157 James C. Underwood 1968-1969, 1971
2/158 Hans Van der Laan 1967-1969
2/159 Walt Vennum 1967-1969
2/160 Curt and Gretchen Wagner 1968
2/161 George Wallerstein 1965
2/162 Edward Ward 1968
2/163 Peter Ward; 2 reprints of articles on Volcanic activity at Katmai National Monument 1969
2/164 H. Bradford Washburn 1963-1964, 1967-1971
2/165 Peter W. Webb 1967
2/165 Robert Weeden 1962
2/167 Michael and Sally Westmacott 1967-1969
2/168 John Wheeler 1966
2/169 Vernon L. Wheeler 1960
2/170 George W. Whitmore 1968
2/171 Fritz H. Wiessner; “The K-2 Expedition of 1939” by Fritz H. Wiessner, Appalachia 1956, 1969
2/172 Joseph F. Wilcox (1 black and white photo) 1967-1969
2/173 Paul M. Williams 1967-1968
2/174 Peter Williamson 1968
2/175 John E. “Jed” Williamson 1965-1967
2/176 Jack Wilson 1968
2/177 Ginny H. Wood 1965, 1966, 1968-1969
2/178 Morton S. Wood 1967
2/179 Walter A. Wood 1965-1966
2/180 Gary Woodmansee 1957-1963, 1966-1967
2/181 Bill Woodward (1 black and white photo) 1963, 1967
2/182 Christopher C. Wren 1965-1967
2/183 Samuel A. Wright 1968-1969
2/184 Hans A. Zogg; “Mount Logan 1966, Seattle Expedition” (report) 1963, 1966-1968
3/1 Hoeman and Brown Families 1954-1968
3/2 Grace Hoeman 1968-1971
3/3 Grace Jensen Hoeman’s Family 1967, 1969-1971
3/4 Dhaulagiri Expedition and Vin Hoeman’s death:  See detailed index to these files 1969-1970
3/5 Women’s International McKinley Expedition of 1970:  See detailed index to these files 1969-1971
3/6 Mount McKinley expeditions for 1970:  See detailed index to these files 1969-1971
3/7 Alaska Climbers: A-F:  See detailed index to these files 1965-1969
3/8 Alaska Climbers: N-W:  See detailed index to these files 1963-1967
3/9 Other climbers:  See detailed index to these files 1956-1971
3/10 Alpine Club (London):  See detailed index to these files 1967-1969
3/11 Alpine Club of Canada:  See detailed index to these files 1967-1969
3/12 Alpinismus (magazine, Munich) 1967-1969
3/13 Summit (magazine, Big Bear Lake, California) 1965, 1967-1968
3/14 Books 1964, 1966-1969
3/15 Unanswered Letters (alphabetical order) 1965-1969
3/16 Alaska letters sent and returned 1967-1968
3/17 Inquiries and picture requests 1968-1971
3/18 Marie, Carolyn, Laurel undated, 1963-1969

Series 4: Writings; undated, 1957-1971. 0.30 cubic feet.

A majority of this series includes manuscript drafts, notes, and reference materials related to Vin Hoeman’s research for an Alaska climbing guidebook, as well as climbing articles that Vin and Grace were writing.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
3/19 Alaska Guide Book: manuscript undated
3/20 Alaska Guide Book: manuscript drafts and notes undated
3/21 Alaska Guide Book: correspondence undated
3/22 Alaska Guide Book: information 1967-1971
3/23 Alaska Guide Book: Anchorage Skyline Peaks undated
3/24 Vin Hoeman articles 1965-1970
3/25 Publications and published articles 1959-1966
3/26 American Alpine Journal: article drafts, references, and notes undated
3/27 Canadian Alpine Journal: correspondence, article drafts, and references 1967-1968
3/28 Poems and songs undated, 1957-1962
3/29 “Harding Icefield Adventure”; by J. Vin Hoeman undated
3/30 Grace Hoeman: ACC writing course 1970
3/31 Grace Hoeman: writings, letters and obituary undated, 1969-1971

Series 5: Climbing files; 1956-1971. 0.55 cubic feet.

The records in this series contain information on summits, state high points, and climbing expeditions. The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
3/32 Alaska Earthquake 1964
3/33 Alaskan Summit Information undated
3/34 Aleutian Islands 1964-1965
3/35 Altitude physiology 1971
3/36 Book lists 1960, 1964-1969
3/37 Climbing Regulations 1958-1967
3/38 Devil’s Tower, Wyoming undated
3/39 Dhaulagiri Expedition: articles and clippings (1 black and white photo) 1969-1970
3/40 Ecology undated
3/41 Gannett Peak, Wyoming 1966
3/42 Life at High Altitude, 1960-1966
3/43 List of Himalayan climbers undated
3/44 Himalayan expedition 1968
3/45 Maps and mapping 1959-1965
3/46 Mauna Kea, Hawaii circa 1966
3/47 Mount Aconcagua, Argentina 1967-1968
3/48 Mount Kimball Expedition (14 black and white photos) 1969 June
3/49 Mount Marathon Race 1962-1968
4/1 Mount McKinley (28 black and white photos) 1962-1963, 1967
4/2 Mount McKinley: Women’s International McKinley Expedition of 1970: reports and papers (1 black and white photo) 1969-1971
4/3 Mount Logan: California Mount Logan Expedition of 1971 1970-1971
4/4 Mount Robson undated
4/5 Mount Saint Elias 1963, 1965, 1970
4/6 Mount Vancouver Expedition: Japanese 1967-1968
4/7 Named Alaskan summits lists undated
4/8 Santa Marta, Mexico 1968
4/9 Shiprock, New Mexico 1967-1969
4/10 South America 1966-1968
4/11 State high points: correspondence 1965-1971
4/12 State high points: information undated, 1966, 1970
4/13 State high points: maps and brochures undated
4/14 Hudson Stuck: Correspondence between Hudson Stuck and Alfred H. Brooks, 1906-1914 1956
4/15 Summit and summit regiser information undated
4/16 Tierra del Fuego 1967

Series 6: Mountaineering Club records; 1962-1971. 0.30 cubic feet

This series contains records pertaining to the Mountaineering Club. A majority of the records are from Vin Hoeman’s time as chairman of the Committee on Geographic Names and Grace Hoeman’s involvement with the Ladies’ Alpine Club and American Alpine Club. The series also includes the Descent, a journal of the Alaska Alpine Club.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
4/17 Constitutions undated, 1962 January
4/18 Geographic Names Committee: correspondence 1963-1971
4/19 Geographic Names Committee: USGS forms submitted 1963-1971
4/20 Geographic Names Committee: Kenai Peninsula 1967-1968
4/21 Geographic Names Committee: By-laws, members, notes 1965-1972
4/22 Letterhead undated
4/23 Letters received 1964, 1966-1969
4/24 Ladies’ Alpine Club 1968-1969
4/25 American Alpine Club: correspondence 1966-1971
4/26 Descent (Vol. 1, Nos. 1, 2 and 4; Vol. 2, Nos. 1-5; Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2) 1969-1971

Series 7: Photographs; undated, 1959-1970. 0.20 cubic feet.

A majority of the photographs in this series concern mountain climbing and portray mountain peaks, climbers, and base camps.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
4/27 Mount Russell (2 color prints, 5 X 7 inch). 1962
4/28 Bold, Bashful and Baleful Peaks (11 black and white prints; 10 black and white negatives) undated, 1959, 1963
4/29 Trip to South America (36 black and white prints, 3.5 X 5 inch; 36 black and white negatives, 35mm) 1967, 1968
4/30 Chugach Expedition (22 black and white prints, 3.5 X 5 inch; 22 black and white negatives, 35mm) 1968 June
4/31 Mount Kiliak and Government Peak Trips (19 black and white prints, 3.5 X 5 inch; 11 black and white negatives, 35mm) 1968
4/32 Mount Kimball Expedition, German Brooks Range Expedition and Reed Lakes (17 black and white prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 23 black and white negatives, 120 size) 1969 March, August
4/33 Anchorage skyline peaks (12 color slides, 2.75 X 2.75 inch) 1970 September
4/34 Anchorage skyline peaks (17 black and white prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 16 black and white negatives, 120 size; 5 color transparencies, 120 size) undated
4/35 Aerial Photographs of Mountains and Glaciers; Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Government of Canada (31 black and white prints, 10 X 10 inch) undated
4/36 Alaska Guidebook photographs: (4 black and white prints, 5 X 7 inch; 4 black and white copy negatives, 4 X 5 inch) undated, 1967
4/37 Unidentified Winter Climb (12 black and white prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch; 15 black and white negatives, 120 size) undated
4/38 Skiing and climbing photographs: Grace Hoeman and Round Top (5 black and white prints, 2 color prints) undated, 1968-1970

Series 8: Alaska topographic quadrangle maps; 1950-1970. 3.0 cubic feet.

This series contains topographic maps. A majority of the maps are annotated by one of the Hoemans. Arranged alphabetically by place name.

Box/Folder Description
4/39 Index to Topographic Maps of Alaska
4/40 Anchorage
4/41 Anchorage
4/42 Adak
4/43 Afognak
4/44 Ambler River
4/45 Amukta
4/46 Arctic
4/47 Atka
4/48 Atlin
4/49 Attu
4/50 Baird Inlet
4/51 Baird Mountains
4/52 Barrow
4/53 Barter Island
4/54 Beechey Point
4/55 Bendeleben
4/56 Bering Glacier
5/1 Bethel
5/2 Bettles
5/3 Big Delta
5/4 Black River
5/5 Blying Sound
5/6 Bradfield Canal
5/7 Bristol Bay
5/8 Candle
5/9 Cape Mendenhall
5/10 Chandalar
5/11 Chandler Lake
5/12 Charley River
5/13 Chignik
5/14 Christian
5/15 Circle
5/16 Cold Bay
5/17 Cordova
5/18 Craig
5/19 De Long Mountains
5/20 Demarcation Point
5/21 Dillingham
5/22 Dixon Entrance
5/23 Eagle
5/24 Fairbanks
5/25 False Pass
5/26 Flaxman Island
5/27 Fort Yukon
5/28 Gareloi Island
5/29 Goodnews
5/30 Gulkana
5/31 Hagemeister Island
5/32 Harrison Bay
5/33 Healy
5/34 Hooper Bay
5/35 Houston
5/36 Howard Pass
5/37 Hughes
5/38 Icy Bay
5/39 Iditarod
5/40 Iliamna
5/41 Juneau
5/42 Kantishna River
5/43 Karluk
5/44 Kateel River
5/45 Kenai
5/46 Ketchikan
5/47 Killik River
5/48 Kiska
5/49 Knik
5/50 Kodiak
5/51 Kotzebue
5/52 Kuskokwim Bay
5/53 Lake Clark
5/54 Lime Hills
5/55 Livengood
5/56 Marshall
6/1 Matanuska Valley
6/2 McCarthy
6/3 McGrath
6/4 Meade River
6/5 Medfra
6/6 Middleton Island
6/7 Misheguk Mountain
6/8 Mt. Fairweather
6/9 Mt. Hayes
6/10 Mt. Katmai
6/11 Mt. McKinley
6/12 Mt. Michelson
6/13 Mt. St. Elias
6/14 Nabesna
6/15 Naknek
6/16 Noatak
6/17 Nome
6/18 Nunivak Island
6/19 Ophir
6/20 Petersburg
6/21 Philip Smith Mountains
6/22 Point Hope
6/23 Point Lay
6/24 Port Moller
6/25 Prince Rupert
6/26 Rat Islands
6/27 Russian Mission
6/28 St. Lawrence
6/29 St. Matthew
6/30 Saint Michael
6/31 Sagavanirktok
6/32 Samalga Island
6/33 Seguam
6/34 Selawik
6/35 Seldovia
6/36 Seward
6/37 Seward
6/38 Shungnak
6/39 Simeonof Island
6/40 Sitka
6/41 Skagway
6/42 Sleetmute
6/43 Solomon
6/44 St. Epovak Bay
6/45 Sumdum
6/46 Survey Pass
6/47 Sutwik Island
6/48 Table Mountain
6/49 Taku River
6/50 Talkeetna
6/51 Talkeetna Mountains
6/52 Tanacross
6/53 Tanana
7/1 Taylor Mountains
7/2 Teller
7/3 Teshekpuk
7/4 Trinity Islands
7/5 Tyonek
7/6 Ugashik
7/7 Umiat
7/8 Umnak
7/9 Unalaska
7/10 Unimak
7/11 Utukok River
7/12 Valdez
7/13 Wainwright
7/14 Wiseman
7/15 Yakutat

Series 9: Index card files; undated. 0.50 cubic feet.

This series contains copies of Vin Hoeman’s index card files on mountains and climbers. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/1 Mountains undated
8/2 Climbers: A-G undated
8/3 Climbers: I-O undated
8/4 Climbers: P-Z undated

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