Guide to the Robert C. Kallenberg papers
Collection number: HMC-1235.
Creator: Kallenberg, Robert C.
Title: Robert C. Kallenberg papers.
Volume of collection: 5.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a commercial fisherman and educator.
Robert Kallenberg was born May 23, 1903. He received a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry from Iowa State College in 1925. In 1952, he received a Master of Science in agriculture with a major in conservation education and a minor in fishery biology from Cornell University. Kallenberg moved to Dillingham in 1926, and taught at Kulukak School under the US Bureau of Education from 1926-1927, Levelock School under the Alaska Native Service from 1941-1942, and Dillingham High School from 1949-1951. In the years he wasn’t teaching, Kallenberg worked in commercial fishing, trapping, and prospecting in the Bristol Bay area. He was actively interested in conservation and the affairs of organized labor, and served on the Territorial Board of Fisheries. Kallenberg was also a member of the Dillingham Power and Light Association, Inc., Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 6, and served on the Advisory Committee of the US section of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission (INPFC). He was also a member of the Bristol Bay Chamber of Commerce. In 1963, he accepted a teaching position at Chugiak High School in Chugiak, Alaska, retiring when he was 70. Robert Kallenberg died in 2000.
The collection contains the papers of Robert C. Kallenberg, most of which relate to his employment as a commercial fisherman and educator, as well as the boards and committees he served. The collection includes his college course notes and sketches; materials related to a campaign for Alaska Legislature; correspondence with friends and members of the legislature regarding fishing, restricted fishing licenses, and fishing legislation; and reports, correspondence, and notes regarding INPFC annual meetings. The collection also includes correspondence, reports, and personal notes regarding Japanese fish efforts; fishing in Dillingham and the Wood River Dam; Alaska Department of Fisheries (ADF); Alaska Fisheries Board (AFB); US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); commercial fishing permits; Central Alaska Power Association, Inc.; Alaska Rural Development Board; and the Alaska Road Commission regarding Dillingham road closures and the location of the Dillingham-Snag Point Road. The collection also includes Kallenberg’s employment information, fishing receipts, and invoices for the Nakat Packing Corporation and Nakat Co., Alaska Salmon Co., Bristol Bay Packing Company, Pacific American Fisheries, Alaska Packers Association, and Nushagak Cannery.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to material created by Robert C. Kallenberg. The collection contains material created by organizations and individuals other than Kallenberg, which may subject to copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: Robert C. Kallenberg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Publications were removed from the collection and some added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection. Please contact the Archives for further information.
Related materials: Annual reports for the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission are available online: http://www.npafc.org/new/inpfc_publications_AR.html.
Custodial history: The Kallenberg family gave the collection to Mike Davis after Robert Kallenberg’s death.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Mike Davis in 2015. A deed of gift was signed by Mary Kallenberg, Robert Kallenberg’s daughter, in 2016.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016. Disintegrated fish scales in envelopes were removed from the collection. Photographs were taken of the envelopes and are available upon request. When possible original folders and folder titles were retained. The 2020 addition was added to the collection description by Arlene Schmuland.
|1/1||High school chemistry: Notes and drawings||1919|
|1/2-13||College course notes, sketches, and course work: Sketches of insects and plant life; Reinhardt Vertical and Graphic Materials course; Chemistry; Genetics; Embryology; Botany; Graduate school notes||circa 1921-1954|
|1/14-15||Japanese fish efforts: Notes, telegram regarding travel to Tokyo, American Embassy Commissary receipts, travel notebook||1942-1956|
|1/16||Fishing ’51; Communism in Bristol Bay||1951|
|1/17||Spring 53: Alaska Department of Fisheries (ADF): Budgets, correspondence, notes; Alaska Fisheries Board||1953|
|1/18||53: ADF: Budgets, correspondence, notes; Alaska Fisheries Board||1953|
|1/19||54: Correspondence, most with C.L. Anderson of ADF; Stream readings; Wood Canyon Dam||1954|
|1/20||Alaska Fisheries Board (AFB), ADF: Budget||1954|
|1/21||ADF, Fisheries Research Institute, Fisherman’s Fund: Beluga’s in Bristol Bay, briefs regarding the taking over of Fish and Game; Kokhanok Bay correspondence and fish reports; Salmon reports, Nushagak Red Salmon Forecast for 1955||1955|
|1/22||53: Correspondence with ADF, C.L. Anderson, AFB, Predator Control Report Copper River Delta||1953|
|1/23||53: ADF; Correspondence: Ernest Gruening, E.L. Bartlett, Congress of the United States; Afognak Island map||1953|
|1/24||54: ADF board agenda; Seal Program in Copper River, predator control expenditures||1954|
|1/25||55: AFB agenda; USFWS recommended changes to fisheries regulations; ADF; Catch reports||1955|
|1/26-27||55A: Correspondence: US Congress, ADF, Warren L. Looney, C.L. Anderson, William G. Harrington; Statement for Bristol Bay Fish Producers Association; Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commercial Fisheries Division King Salmon investigation; Preliminary Economic Survey of Dillingham||1955|
|1/28||Munson vs ADF & Board [Alaska Department of Fisheries, and Alaska Fisheries Board]: Kallenberg’s affidavit||1956|
|1/29||A 56: Correspondence: ADF||1956|
|1/30||B 56: Protest to issue preliminary permit, Central Alaska Power Association, Inc. Project 2215; Enumeration of Sockeye Fingerling Outmigration of the Naknek and Egegik Rivers of Bristol Bay; Red Salmon Investigations at Brooks Lake; Correspondence: ADF, Alaska Constitutional Convention||1956|
|2/1||Robert C. Kallenberg, Member, Alaska Fisheries Board 56: Notes: Peck-Paul vs US; Proposals: US Department of Interior FWS; Bristol Bay Red Salmon average seasonal landings; Maps: Kokhanok Lake and vicinity, Bristol Bay watershed; ADF expenditures, budgets||1956-1957|
|2/2-3||56: ADF correspondence; Alaska Rural Development Board correspondence, budget; Munson v. Territory of Alaska; Efficiency of gill netting methods in Bristol Bay; Letters from Alaska Legislature||1956|
|2/4||Fisheries Board meeting February 27—March 3, 1956: Expenditures; Taku River research; Picket note regarding Kallenberg; Survey summary regarding fishermen’s reactions to trap bill, H.R. 242||1956|
|2/5||57: Correspondence: US Congress, E.L. Bartlett, Mike Stephovich, Alaska Rural Development Board; Memorandum regarding White Act||1957|
|2/6||A 57: ADF memos to Alaska Fisheries board members, C.L. Anderson; Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Press releases, commission minutes||1957|
|2/7||B 57: Alaska Fish and Game Commission agendas; Notes; Memo on high seas salmon tagging; Travel authorizations; Alaska Department of Fish and Game memoranda, correspondence; Fish and Game bills||1957|
|2/8||Alaska Fish and Game Commission meeting, Robert Kallenberg, November 18-23, 1957||1957|
|2/9||Press releases 57-58: Alaska Department of Fish and Game correspondence and press releases||1957-1958|
|2/10||Alaska Fish and Game Commission Meeting, Robert Kallenberg April 7-12, 1958: Agenda; Notes regarding sport and commercial fishing, fur, and game; Growth rate in rainbow trout; News releases; Alaska Sportsmen’s Council resolution||1958|
|2/11||58: Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Correspondence, press releases, committee minutes||1958|
|2/12||58: Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G): Correspondence, memoranda; Alaska Department of Fisheries: Memoranda; Alaska salmon fisheries protections, salmon spawning; Alaska Fish and Game Commission: Hunting guide, correspondence, memoranda||1958|
|2/13||Robert C. Kallenberg 58: ADF&G press releases; Alaska Fish and Game Commission: Agenda; Correspondence: Lee Gardner; Chart and memoranda for fishing gear and license fees; Licenses and regulations for commercial fishermen; Kallenberg’s notes; Alaska Sportsman’s Council resolution||1958|
|2/14||59: ADF&G press releases, correspondence; Alaska Sportsman’s Council resolution; Senator Bartlett press releases||1959|
|2/15||First Leg. First Session: Senate Joint Memorial No. 9; House Bills: 54, 73, 201, 245: Memoranda to Advisory Committee from Alaska Fish and Game Commission||1959|
|2/16||Restricted gear 1949 proposal: Proposed legislation to limit fishing gear in Alaskan waters||1949|
|2/17||Alaska Packers Association Fishermen’s Pass Book, includes Territory of Alaska fisherman’s license||1944|
|2/18||Pacific American Fisheries: Fishing receipt book||1957|
|2/19||IPHC [International Pacific Halibut Commission]: Memoranda, notices, legislation||1954-1962|
|2/20||Salmon Conference 1961 [Salmon Conservation Conference, Juneau]: Correspondence, agenda, memoranda, Kallenberg’s notes, report||1961|
|2/21||Report of Evaluating Committee of Salmon Conservation Conference: Kallenberg’s notes and annotations, correspondence||1961|
|2/22||Tide tables for Nushagak Bay||1942 June-July|
|Campaign flyer, pamphlet, and business card||circa 1966|
|2/24||Letters from Denton “Denny” Moore||1953-1956|
|2/25||Correspondence: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce preferential fishing rights for residents||1954|
|2/26||Correspondence: Fred Peterson lawsuit regarding Tolstoi vessel||1946|
|Alaska Road Commission correspondence: Dillingham road closures; Map, location of Dillingham-Snag Point Road||1948-1954|
|2/28||Correspondence: Dillingham Airport Committee; Alaska Game Commission site; Report on Dillingham Harbor and Naknek River; Payroll information from the Department of Education||1943-1954|
|2/29||Bristol Bay Chamber of Commerce newsletters: Vol. 9, No. 1; Vol. 10, No. 1||1946-1947|
|2/30||Fish scale samples (in book): Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon) Ugashik River||1956|
|3/1||Correspondence: Personal, Pioneers of Alaska recommendation, taxes on crab industry, Fishermen’s Co-op Trading Co.; Alaska Fishermen’s Union delegate certificate||1948-1956, 1965|
|3/2||Correspondence: Lowe Trading Co.; Alaska Territorial Legislature; Fisheries Board; Employment; Iliamna Fish Producers Association regarding samples; Telegram from Kallenberg’s sister regarding mother’s death||1942-1958, 1963|
|Pacific American Fisheries correspondence: Easements, includes maps||1956|
|3/4||Dillingham Tundra Jumpers; Kallenberg’s meeting notes; Constitution||undated, 1950|
|3/5||Lorenze Equipment Company: Receipts, correspondence||1946-1947|
|3/6||Cook Inlet Set Netters Association correspondence regarding regulations||1954|
|3/7||The Nakat Packing Corporation: Fish receipts, W-4||1952-1954|
|3/8||Pacific American Fisheries: Fish receipts, earning statements||1947-1948, 1956, 1959|
|3/9||Alaska Salmon Co.: Fish receipts, account statement||1942, 1944|
|3/10||Airline traveling bills and tickets||1942-1952|
|3/11||Alaska Steamship Co. tickets, freight bill||undated, 1940|
|3/12||Motor vehicle ownership certificate, license, Notice of Classification; School tax receipt, Dillingham Public Utility tax statement and official receipt; Alaska Travel Control permit to enter Territory of Alaska||1944-1949, 1954, 1960|
|3/13||Gear tax and fishing licenses||1942-1956|
|3/14||Bristol Bay Packing Company employment information||1945|
|3/15||Alaska Packers Association: Sale receipts; Work statements and credits; Nushagak station customer receipts; W4 for Nushagak Cannery||1941-1946|
|3/16||Application for admission to graduate school, includes resume||circa 1951|
|3/17||Traders Inc.: Canvas proofing samples, Formula 33 information||1954|
|3/18||Adams Net & Twine Division: Calendar, pamphlet||1954|
|3/19||Correspondence: Ederer Division, Portland High School; Proposed fisheries course outline, paper outline; Territory of Alaska teaching contract; Fish and Game: Dillingham to Juneau travel voucher||1952-1961|
|3/20||Kallenberg essays regarding commercial fishing, development of Bristol Bay Fishery||undated|
|3/21||Dillingham alumni meeting speech||undated|
|3/22||Kallenberg: Special Investigation of Salmon Fishery in Central and Western Alaska 1919, includes Kallenberg’s annotations and table of fish by species, graphs of salmon in Bristol Bay and Nushagak River||circa 1919-1947|
|3/23||Fisheries Research Institute University of Washington fish tag report; Forty demonstrations in one class period, course work||undated, 1952-1959|
|3/24||Red Salmon Cannery, Nakat Company fishing receipt book||1954|
|3/25||Fishery course H.S. [High School]||1954|
|3/26||Land Office, small tracts: US Department of Interior: Identification of property at Wood River, correspondence with Kallenberg, homesites in Alaska, mineral reservation claim, appeals, filing fee receipts and application; Bureau of Land Management correspondence||1958-1963|
|3/27||Limnology: Course work||undated|
|3/28||Sample of pupil notebook: The Fishing Industry||undated|
|3/29||Ledger: Fishing materials used||undated|
|3/30||Check receipt book for supplies and licenses||1958-1959|
|3/31||Alaska Independent Fishermen’s Marketing Association||1972|
|3/32||54: King Crab fishing; INPFC meeting in Vancouver: Correspondence, Kallenberg’s notes, The New International Fishery Commission Concept, Committee on Biology and Research meeting report, Kallenberg’s report, Department of State; Correspondence: Trade and tariffs on salmon, North Pacific Fisheries Convention legislation||1954|
|3/33-38||INPFC: Correspondence, reports, legislation, meeting minutes, Kallenberg’s notes and reports||1955-1956|
|4/1-12||INPFC: Correspondence, reports, legislation, meeting minutes, Kallenberg’s notes and reports||1957-1962|
|4/13||Hemingway and Bartlett: Nylock salmon and cabled twines||1954|
|4/14||Pan-American Coffee Bureau: Poster, booklet “A two-way street between the Americas”||undated|
|4/15||Empty ration book folder “Keller’s Baking Co.”; Stamps: Easter Seals, Help Children Walk||1963|
|4/16||Correspondence: Carl Trobridge, Representative C. Chester Carlson regarding restricted fishing licenses, James Ryan Commission of Education; C.H.& S. Parts & Supply Corporation invoices; Ugashik District||undated, 1947-1953|
|Box 5||Silk box: Cocoons, raw silk, silk sewing thread, silk fabrics, pamphlet||undated|
|4/18||1947 Grand Igloo Pioneers of Alaska Constitution and By-laws; 1956 Pioneers of Alaska roster Igloo No. 6 and Auxiliary No. 6||1947, 1956|
|4/19||Supply list receipt; B. Johannsson note regarding picket line in Bristol Bay; Kallenberg business card||undated, 1940, 1950|
|4/20||Dillingham Public Schools: 1962 Commencement, Grandad Steps Out high school production pamphlet, The Blizzard from Dillingham High School Vol. 25 and issued regarding 1959 graduates; The Dillingham Music Club presents Miles Brandon flyer; Snag Point High School 1950 commencement||1955-1966|
|4/21||INPFC: Seventh Annual Meeting agenda, reports, Kallenberg’s notes||1960|
|4/22||INPFC: Ad Hoc Committee on Abstention: Agenda, reports||1958-1960|
|4/23||INPFC Tokyo: invitations and tourism brochure, INPFC handbook||1955|
|4/24||INPFC meeting notes||1958|
|4/25-27||INPFC meeting agendas and research materials||1958|
|6/1||INPFC meeting notes||1959-1960|
|6/2-6||INPFC meeting agendas and research materials||1959|
|6/7-12||INPFC meeting agendas and research materials||1961|
|Box 5||Boat flags; Bristol Bay Red Salmon index values; “People of the Tundra” poster, Chugiak High School||undated|