Guide to the Bruce Melzer oral history interviews
Collection number: HMC-1246.
Creator: Melzer, Bruce.
Title: Bruce Melzer oral history interviews.
Dates: circa 1982-1994.
Volume of collection: 0.12 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Oral history interviews conducted by a reporter for KSKA and the Anchorage Daily News.
Bruce Melzer is a former reporter and News Director for KSKA, the public radio station in Anchorage. He later worked as a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News.
The collection consists of cassette tapes of oral history interviews conducted by Bruce Melzer for stories on KSKA and in the Anchorage Daily News. The majority of the interviews were recorded for a radio series on Black History in Anchorage, which aired on KSKA in 1982 or 1983. Interviewees for the stories include Frank Austin, Pat Berkeley, Ocea Mae Curry, Joe Jackson, Zelmer Lawrence, and Richard Watts. There is also a 1985 interview with Dick Sanchez, founder and owner of Arctic Roadrunner, a burger restaurant in Anchorage. The collection includes interviews with Norma Hoyt and Edward McElligott for a KSKA story about grocery stores in Anchorage. Finally, the collection includes two tapes of interviews for an Anchorage Daily News story on Chuck West, founder of Alaska tourism company, Westours.
Arrangement: The interviews are arranged chronologically by news story.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright to the materials held by Bruce Melzer has been transferred to Archives and Special Collections. However, releases for the interviews were not signed by the subjects.
Preferred citation: Bruce Melzer oral history interviews, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the papers of Harry and Norma Hoyt, HMC-0988.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives, and a deed of gift signed, by Bruce Melzer in 2016. An addition to the collection was given to the Archives by Melzer in 2017.
Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Sieja in 2016. Additional materials were added to the collection in 2017.
|Frank Austins inteview, KSKA series on Black History
|Pat Berkeley interview, KSKA series on Black History
|Ocea Mae Curry interview, KSKA series on Black History
|Joe Jackson interview, KSKA series on Black History
|Zelmer Lawrence interview, KSKA series on Black History
|Richard Watts interview, KSKA series on Black History
|Dick Sanchez (owner and founder, Arctic Roadrunner) interview
|1985 February 26
|Norma Hoyt interview, KSKA story on Anchorage grocery stores
|Edward McElligott interview, KSKA story on Anchorage grocery stores
|Chuck West interview, profile in Anchorage Daily News