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William B. Workman papers

Guide to the William B. Workman papers

Collection number: HMC-1302.
Creator: Workman, William B.
Title: William B. Workman papers.
Dates: 1965-2005.
Volume of collection: 10.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Alaskan archeological research and writing.

Biographical note:
William B. (Bill) Workman is an archeologist who has worked in a variety of Alaskan locations, primarily in southcentral Alaska. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a professor of anthropology at Alaska Methodist University from 1969 to 1976 and at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1977 on. Between 1970 and 1976 he was contracted by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to do archeological surveys and expeditions along the proposed Trans-Alaska Pipeline route.

Collection description:
The collection is primarily comprised of Dr. Workman’s professional and academic records. The collection includes field notes, notes, correspondence, reports, writings, class notes, and project records.

Arrangement: Collection contents are arranged by project or document type.

Access restrictions: Because the collection contains potentially culturally and personally sensitive information, prior to access all researchers must sign an archives-provided form agreeing to abide by the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics in using this collection http://ethics.americananthro.org/category/statement/. Please contact an archivist for further information.

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

Rights note: Rights to collection materials authored by Bill Workman have been transferred to the Archives.

Preferred citation: William B. Workman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Bill Workman in 2018 and 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2018-2019.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Field notes, notes, correspondence, and a typescript copy of the final report on the Trans-Alaska pipeline archeological survey. The collection also includes some correspondence, papers, and presentations including papers on the history of archeology in Alaska. 1970-2005
2 Article reviews, symposium discussion notes, report drafts, editorials 1965-1994
3 Class notes for UAA Anthropology 260 (old world prehistory) and 326 (Arctic peoples) and professor emeritus file 1980-2005
4 Kodiak research part 1 Undated
5 Kodiak research part 2, correspondence part 1 Undated
6 Correspondence part 2, obituaries, editorials, Tlingit recording (reel to reel audiotape) Undated
7 Cook Inlet, Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Prince William Sound research Uundated
8 Personal and professional correspondence, masters thesis (Chirikof Island), and archeological writings Undated, 1969-2002
9 Frederica De Laguna correspondence, archeological writings including notes, drafts, and reviews Undated, 1976-2005
10 Archeological writings and senior thesis (Port Moller) Undated, 1963

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