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Collection Details


Collection Name: Armed Forces Radio in Sitka and Kodiak Oral History Project
Repository Name: University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Alaska and Polar Regions Collections. [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
URL: http://www.lib.uaa.alaska.edu/archives/CollectionsList/CollectionDescriptions/ALBtoB/ARMFRCRA.wpd.html
Dates Spanned: 1981-1984
Description: The Armed Forces Radio in Sitka and Kodiak Oral History Project was begun in 1981. Its purpose was to document the history of the Sitka and Kodiak armed forces radio stations in order to add to the understanding of the relationship between the military and Alaska during the World War II period. The majority of the work on the project was done by Suzi McClear. The work consisted of conducting oral history interviews with people who had worked in the armed forces radio stations at Kodiak and particularly at Sitka. The project also involved transcribing tapes of interviews done earlier by soldiers stationed at Sitka, transcribing tapes of original armed forces radio broadcasts from Sitka, and gathering and correlating materials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Air Force Arctic Broadcasting Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base. The project was funded by the Sitka Historical Society, and the Alaska History Commission.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 18
Broad Subjects: Geography; Military; Broadcasting
ASP Subjects: Alaska; Armed Forces; History; Kodiak, AK; Local history; Oral history; Radio; Sitka, AK; United States
Other Subjects: Armed Forces radio
Collection Code: OHC0000211