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Botens-Stoops family film

Guide to the Botens-Stoops family film
circa 1955-1978

Collection number: HMC-1281.
Botens, Jeanne.
Botens, John.
Stoops, David.
Stoops, Jeanne Botens.
Title: Botens family film.
Dates: circa 1955-1978.
Volume of collection: 2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Film footage taken by an Alaskan family.

Biographical note:
Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:
The collection contains 8mm films created by members of the Botens and Stoops family. The films were taken by Jeanne and John Botens, their daughter, Jeanne and her husband, David Stoops. Subjects of the films, as indicated by family members, include camping at Skilak Lake, a canoe trip in 1966, the Botens’ homestead in Anchor Point, North Fork and Caribou Hills, a cabin at Summit Lake, Baltic Lake, a canoe trip on the Killey River, a meat house and chicken house, beaches, animals and scenery, hunting and fishing, Eklutna, Nome, Port Moller, and the North Slope. The films also depict community events in Soldotna, Anchor Point, and Homer. People in the films have been identified as the Botens, including John, Jeanne, Joan (married name Stoops), David, Donald, and William (Bill), as well as Tammie Stoops, Brenda Stoops Dale, Jody Stoops Reausaw, Dawson Stoops, and Eunice and James Flood.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections.

Digitized copies: Select film has been digitized and is available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. The films were digitized with funding provided by the Atwood Foundation. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Access to this collection may be subject to delays and costs for the digitization of the originals.

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials created by the Botens family.

Preferred citation: Botens-Stoops family film, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated by Joan Botens Stoops, daughter of Jeanne and John and David’s sister, in 2018. Botens Stoops signed a deed of gift at that time.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018.

Container list:

Box/Item Description Dates
01/01 “#1 Mom & Dad, John’s Family, Don & Bill, Don Bowman, N45936 on Beach.” Film footage depicting family members participating in several activities including ice skating, sledding, and Alaska’s wilderness in both winter and spring/summer. Also seen in the film is a personal plane taking off. [Digitized] circa 1955-1978
01/02 “#2 Moose & Hunting.” People hunting moose in the winter as well as a family riding snow machines and hanging out around a makeshift camp in spring/summer. The end of the recording shows a clip of Mount Spurr’s eruption. [Digitized] circa 1955-1978
01/03 “David’s: Me fishing, Bill Don & I hunting, Dad hunting on ski – [dog?], [Dil Plat] – [Forms], House Craft, Canoe Building, Heli Port.” Botens and Stoops families at their property in the winter and family members boarding a personal airplane. The last portion of film depicts the family eating a Christmas meal and sitting around their Christmas tree while opening presents. [Digitized] circa 1955-1978
01/04 “I Bowman, Pinks Folks, Don, Bill, Xivlas Joan Pink Kids, Bindi & Jack.” Mountains, lakes, forests, wildlife, and several large ships with various forms of cargo on board. [Digitized] circa 1955-1978
01/05 Unlabeled 7’’ translucent plastic reel #1. Family participating in several activities (mostly during winter) including, hunting, snow machining, skiing, and celebrating Christmas. [Digitized] circa 1955-1978
01/06 Unlabeled 7’’ translucent plastic reel #2 circa 1955-1978
01/07 Unlabeled 7’’ translucent plastic reel #3 circa 1955-1978
01/08 Unlabeled 7’’ translucent plastic reel #4 circa 1955-1978
01/09 Unlabeled 7’’ translucent plastic reel #5 circa 1955-1978
02/01 Pt. Moller circa 1955-1978
02/02 North Slope circa 1955-1978
02/03 Battle Lake Fishing Trip, Trip to Nome 1966 1966

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