Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer interview recordings

Guide to the Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer interview recordings
circa 1990-1999

Collection number: HMC-1273.
Creator: Strohmeyer, Nancy Jordan.
Title: Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer.
Dates: circa 1990-1999.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Interviews conducted by an author and journalist.

Biographical note:
Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer was born in 1923 in Boston, MA. She attended Boston University where she began writing for newspapers. In 1949, she married John Strohmeyer. The Strohmeyers moved to Bethlehem, PA where Mrs. Strohmeyer became the director of the news bureau for Moravian College. In 1987, the Strohmeyers moved to Anchorage, AK. Mrs. Strohmeyer then joined the staff of the Anchorage Times as a theater reviewer and arts writer under the name Nancy Jordan. Mrs. Strohmeyer later became a copy editor for Alaska Newspapers Inc. and adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 1996, her book, Frontier Physician: The Life and Legacy of Dr. C. Earl Albrecht, was published by Epicenter Press. John and Nancy Strohmeyer also owned the publishing company Cascadia Press. Mrs. Strohmeyer died in 2000.

Collection description:
The collection contains interviews on microcassettes conducted by Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer. Interviews with Dr. C. Earl Albrecht, Dr. Frank Pauls, Kitty Gair, and other Alaska nurses were conducted for her book, Frontier Physician. The collection also includes interviews with dancers from St. George, people from St. Paul, and Bob Atwood for other research purposes.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

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

Technical requirements: A microcassette recorder is needed in order to listen to the cassettes in this collection. One will be provided by an archivist.

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

Preferred citation: Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer interview recordings, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Staff. “OBITUARIES,” Anchorage Daily News (AK), September 23, 2000: B11, accessed December 18, 2017,

Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the following collections: HMC-1073: John Strohmeyer papers; HMC-0375: C. Earl Albrecht papers; HMC-0489, Frank Pauls papers; and HMC-0989, Atwood family papers. The Kitty Gair collection is available at the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

Custodial history: Upon the death of Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer, the materials in this collection were in the custody of her husband, John Strohmeyer. When John Strohmeyer died, the collection was transferred to Sylvia Broady, who married John Strohmeyer after Nancy Jordan Strohmeyer’s death.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Sylvia Broady in 2015.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2017.

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