Guide to the Betsy and Milo Fritz papers

Guide to the Betsy and Milo Fritz family papers
circa 1930-2009

Collection number: HMC-1072.
Creator:

Fritz, Milo H.

Fritz, Betsy (Elizabeth).
Title: Betsy and Milo Fritz family papers.
Dates: circa 1930-2009.
Volume of collection: 135 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a long-time Alaskan doctor and his wife.

Biographical note:

Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Betsy and Milo Fritz. The collection is not fully described at this time. Please see Processing information note below for more details.

Arrangement: The papers were grouped by Betsy Fritz into series by type, thereunder generally chronological by date. At some point, Betsy began a project to compile many of the documents from many of the series into chronological order in scrapbooks. The scrapbooks series contain documents, photographs, ephemera, and other materials that have been pulled from the other series in the collection. The collection consists of 11 series:

Series 1: Medical office files; date span pending.

Series 2: Correspondence files; date span pending.

Series 3: Milo Fritz’s desk files; date span pending.

Series 4: Milo Fritz’s diaries and transcriptions, circa 1930-2001.

Series 5: Milo Fritz’s publications; date span pending.

Series 6: Milo Fritz’s plaques and certificates; date span pending.

Series 7: Milo Fritz’s legislative papers; date span pending.

Series 8: Betsy Fritz’s office files; date span pending.

Series 9: Jon Fritz papers; circa 1956-2000.

Series 10: Photographic materials; undated, 1973-1977.

Series 11: Scrapbooks; date span pending.

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

Access restrictions:

Unpacking of the collection is still underway. The Archives is making the collection accessible as it is unpacked, reboxed into archival boxes, described, and placed into archival storage. The container list below reflects only the portions of the collection available at this time.

Some correspondence and office files may contain confidential medical information. Requests for access to the office and correspondence files should be made in advance of a research visit so archivists can redact any confidential information prior to researcher access. The inventory will indicate boxes that contain closed materials that are inaccessible.

Rights note: The Archives owns copyright only to collection materials authored by Betsy or Milo Fritz.

Preferred citation: Betsy and Milo Fritz family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Betsy Fritz’s genealogical records are held separately and will be transferred to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) archives. Betsy Fritz’s records regarding Rudolf Carl Mueller are also held separately and will be transferred to an appropriate repository in New York. The books in Milo’s medical and Alaskana library (approximately 105 linear feet) are being placed in the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection and can be accessed through the Consortium Library catalog.

Acquisition note: The collection was left to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center as a bequest in Betsy Fritz’s will. The papers were held at the Fritz residence in Anchor Point until Betsy’s death in 2009, at which point the Museum transferred legal title to the papers to the Archives, and the papers were shipped to the Archives.

Processing information: This collection description was begun in 2010 by Arlene Schmuland. At this time, the volume notes reflect the estimated total volume of the series. The date spans reflect the estimated date spans of the series. Some of this data is as yet undetermined and the series descriptions indicate where data is missing. The cubic foot counts reflect the volume of the currently accessible materials. The letter T in front of a box number indicates that these are temporary box numbers.

Container list:

Series 1: Medical office files; 1949-1993. 44 cubic feet.

Most of the files below consist of correspondence and subject files. Descriptions are provided where the contents are otherwise. Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Description Date
T14-22 Undated
T23 1957-1973
T24 Office calendars undated
T36 1956-1969
T40 undated
T54 1956
T44 circa 1950-1960
T43 circa 1940-1981
T67 1961-1973
T68 1950
T69 1961-1973
T76-77 1966-1967
T82 1990-1993
T85 American Medical Association (AMA) files 1957
T89 1984-1985
T90 1984-1985, 1986-1989
T91 1948-1966
T92 1957-1959
T93 Daily files 1949-1978
T103-104 Including Eye Bank of Alaska, Alaska Nurses’ Association, and Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Foundation records undated
T106 Receipt books 1951-1954
T107 Receipt books, logs, and appointment books 1950-1968
T115 1953-1966
T116 Daily files 1963-1964
T117 Daily files 1961-1962
T117 1959-1976
TOS1-9 Patient ledgers [**closed to research access**]

Series 2: Correspondence files; 1948-1951. 3.0 cubic feet.

Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Dates
T109 1948-1949
T110 1949-1950
T112 1950-1951

Series 3: Milo Fritz’s desk files; undated. 3.0 cubic feet.

Box Date
T25-26 undated
T49 undated

Series 4: Milo Fritz’s diaries and transcriptions; circa 1930-2001. 4.0 cubic feet.

Box Description Date
T27 Diaries 1930-1984
T28 Diaries 1985-2000
T29 Diaries transcribed undated
T35 Diaries transcribed undated

Series 5: Milo Fritz’s publications; undated. 8.0 cubic feet.

T30-34 undated
T37-39 undated

Series 6: Milo Fritz’s plaques and certificates; undated. 2.0 cubic feet.

Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Description Date
T42 undated
T48 Certificates & photographs (also see series 10) undated

Series 7: Milo Fritz’s legislative papers; undated. estimated 1.0 cubic feet.

Box Description Dates
T108 undated

Series 8: Betsy Fritz’s office files; undated. 5.0 cubic feet.

Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Description Dates
T78-80 undated
T114 Personal property inventories undated
T119 Includes materials relating to Pieter Fritz, correspondence, and medical equipment 1939-1978

Series 9: Jon Fritz papers; circa 1956-2000. 1.0 cubic feet.

Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Date
T50 Circa 1956-2000

Series 10: Photographic materials; undated, 1973-1977. 12.0 cubic feet.

Also see Series 11: Scrapbooks.

Box Description Date
T46 Slides undated
T48 Certificates & photographs (see above series) undated
T56-64 Photos (mostly slides) undated
T81 Photo albums 1973-1977

Series 11: Scrapbooks; 1931-2002. 52.0 cubic feet.

Those boxes below reflected as “assorted” are loose compilations of materials which were set aside for inclusion in the scrapbooks. Some boxes have multiple and non-concurrent years of scrapbooks. The following list is in chronological order and those boxes listed in multiple places where appropriate.

Box Date
T121 1931-1935
T121 1942
T124 1948
T121 1950
T83 1952
T95-96 1953
T122 1954
T122 1956
T84 1957
T122-123 1958
T125 1958-1959
T1-3, T121 1959
T97, T101 1960
T4-5 1962
T95, T97 1964
T65, T111 1966
T6, T74-75, T122 1967
T7, T51 1968
T55, T118, T122 1971
T87-88 1972
T98-99 1973
T8 1974
T102 1975-1976
T52, T70-73, T122 1977
T66, T126 1979
T126 1981
T41, T47, T126 1983
T9-10 1984
T45 1985 February-December
T94 1986
T105 1988
T11-12 1989
T13 1991
T53 2000 (bereavement notes to Betsy after Milo’s death)
T83 2000
T96 2001-2002
T86 1987-1998 (assorted)
T100 1958-1998 (assorted)
T113 1969-1982 (assorted)

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