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Fairbanks Event – “Pioneer Voices” – Wednesday, October 16

Date Posted: October 13, 2013       Categories: 49 History

“Pioneer Voices: Highlights of the Tanana Yukon Historical Society’s Audio Collection” will be presented by Leslie McCartney on Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., at the UAF Alaska and Polar Regions Archives, Rasmuson Library.
Leslie McCartney, Curator
of Oral History at UAF
The event is hosted by APR and the Tanana Yukon Historical Society.
When TYHS was founded in 1958, its primary goal was to capture the experiences of territorial pioneers. To that end, many early meetings of the society were devoted to recorded interviews of local residents, the tapes of which are now in the university’s Oral History Archives.
Of the more than three hundred recordings in the archive, McCartney will present excerpts of the following:
1961, Harrie Hughes (on the formation of TYHS)
1959, Admiral Donald Baxter McMillan (about polar travel)
1970, TYHS roundtable on history of local street names
1974, Louis Black (bear story)
1974, Mattie Gilbertson Leckwold (about her dog team mail route)
1974, Noel Wien (early flight in bad weather)
1974, Glenn Burrell (Interior Alaska history)
All TYHS events are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other lectures sponsored by TYHS, please call 488-3383, or e-mail <tyhs@alaska.net>.