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Cordova District Fishermen United records

Guide to the Cordova District Fishermen United records

Collection number: HMC-1199.
Creator: Cordova District Fishermen United.
Title: Cordova District Fishermen United records.
Dates: 1988-1996.
Volume of collection: 29.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records pertaining to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, clean-up, and lawsuit.

Organizational history:
The Cordova District Fishermen United (CDFU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and perpetuating fisheries. In 1989, as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, many of the fishermen in the area took part in post-spill clean-up efforts.

Collection description:
The collection consists of records created and gathered by CDFU in relation to the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the lawsuit that followed. The collection includes press releases, shoreline reports, manuals, correspondence, photographs, and maps.

Arrangement: The materials were arranged by staff of CDFU. The Archives retained the records in the order received.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections may not be able to grant permission for publication for collection materials not created by CDFU. CDFU retains copyright to the materials created by CDFU, the Archives has permission to grant use on their behalf.

Preferred citation: Cordova District Fishermen United records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Some publications were removed to the Rare Books collection.

Related materials: Other Exxon Valdez-related records held by Archives are listed in the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill collections subject guide.

Acquisition note: Collection materials were transferred to the Archives by CDFU in 2015.

Processing information: The box listing was provided by CDFU. The other collection description was provided by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.

Container list:

Box Description
1 Logs from fisherman, pilots and individuals
2 Spill testimonies, hearings, claims and settlements
3 Exxon’s correspondence and documentation, response plans
4 Legislative documentation
5 Organization reports and correspondence from ADF&G, ADEC, and NOAA, scientific lab reports and surveys, restoration plans
6 Correspondence and news/press documentation
7 Alyeska, Department of Labor, and government documents
8 Documentation pertaining to Cordova, CDFU, Swag Response Committees, task forces, and Voices of the Sound
9 Hatchery and Marketing Association, spills in other regions
10 Shoreline Response (including maps and weather logs)
11 Pre spill documentation and related spill information
12 Alyeska Contingency Oil Spill Plan 1976, National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Report 1989, Valdez Terminal Oil Spill Contingency Plan -Feb 15, 1991, Oil Spill Intelligence Reports 1991-1992, Economic Resource Development Guide Feb 1994, PWS Nearshore Oil Spill Response Plan June 1, 1992
13 DEC Weekly Reports 6/28/1996 – 7/3/1996, DEC  – Oil Spill Response Center Phase III 7/4/1990, 9/12/1990 – 9/18/1990, 4/14/1989 – 5/8/1989, Bioversal, Captain of the Port PW Pollution Action Plans, Clean Water Act, Ballast Water Treatment Facility Contingency Plan, Interim Operating Plan Gulf Marine Service, OSCRP Spill Contingency Plan Volume 2
14 Dispersant General Info, CORexit, Bioremediation, Field Shoreline Treatment Manual, State of AK & Exxon Winter Report, State of AK Division of Emergency Service, Whittier Coastal Management Plan, Vessel Safety Manual
15 Exxon daily reports, state/federal assessments, post spill restoration
16 Cordova oil spill disaster response plans
17 Exxon daily reports April 19-May 22, 1989; Notebook 1: DEC/Exxon overflight observations, oil observations, affidavits, ground test sample results, cleanup related oil spills; Senate bills 1989; State of Alaska emergency operations center Valdez April-May 1989; DEC Daily Reports June 1989
18 DEC daily reports June 20, 1989 to November 20, 1989, EVO booklets 1989 – 990
19 Ballast water treatment documentation, Alyeska response to EPA order, effluent toxicity, effects of oil sludge on salmon, statements of EPA hearings
20 Faxes sent and received during and related to Exxon Valdez oil spill
21 Newspaper articles
22 Press releases, newspaper clippings, letters, mariculture
23 Oil spill and related newspaper clippings 1991-1995, litigation documents
24 Newspaper clippings EVO spill 1989
25 Alaska Coastal Policy Council Meeting minutes and agenda 1996, clippings and photographs
26 Various materials pertaining to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989
27 Exxon cassette tapes and documented press releases
28-29 Shoreline Clean-up Committee (ISCC) records
OS Shoreline index maps, oil spill spread maps
30 Oil sample



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