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WENDELL CROUCH. Letters; 1964-1969. .2 cu. ft.

Wendell Crouch lived in Anchorage during the 1950s and 1960s. He taught English and creative writing at West High School and Anchorage Community College. He was also a rare book dealer with the Book Cache in Anchorage. Wendell Crouch's wife, Betty R. Crouch, owned and operated a women's fashion clothing business in Anchorage.

The collection consists of letters between Wendell Crouch and United States Senators for Alaska E. L. Bartlett, Ernest Greuning, and Mike Gravel. The letters between Crouch and Senator Bartlett and his staff (1964-1969, 106 items) concern personal matters, politics, business, and rare books. The letters between Crouch and Senator Gruening and his staff (1966-1967, 9 items) concern the senator's writing a preface to a special edition of his book, The State of Alaska. The letter from Senator Mike Gravel (Mar. 1969) concerns the testimony of Walter J. Hickel before congress.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2001.

HMC-0517
JAS (5/2002)

Item List:

Note: Outgoing letters from Wendell Crouch are carbon copies.

Series 1. Letters Between Wendell Crouch and Family, and U. S. Senator E. L. Bartlett, His Representatives, and Family; 1964-1969 (106 items).
1. Letters; 1964 (6 items).

1. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Jan. 14, 1964 (2 pages).
2. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell H. Crouch; June 26, 1964 (1 page).
3. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; Aug. 14, 1964 (1 page).
4. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 17, 1964 (4 pages).
5. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Sep. 8, 1964 (1 page).
6. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; Sep. 22, 1964 (1 page).

2. Letters; 1965 (13 items).
1. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 21, 1965 (1 page).
2. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; Feb. 2, 1965 (1 page).
3. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Feb. 8, 1965 (1 page).
4. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Wendell Crouch; Feb. 10, 1965 (2 pages, handwritten).
5. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; Mar. 8, 1965 (2 pages).
6. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 15, 1965 (1 page).
7. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 26, 1965 (1 page).
8. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; May 26, 1965 (1 page).
9. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 5, 1965 (1 page plus attached speech transcript).
-Attached speech: Address of Senator E. L. (Bob) Bartlett, Alaska, Before the Philadelphia Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy; May 8, 1965 (8 pages).
10. Letter from Wendell, Betty and Harry Crouch to Senator Bartlett; June 11, 1965 (2 pages).
11. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 19, 1965 (1 page)
12. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 23, 1965 (1 page).
13. Letter from Mary Lee Council, Administrative Assistant to Senator Bartlett, to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 24, 1965 (1 page).

3. Letters; 1966 (23 items).
1. Letter from James J. Delaney, Jr., Chairman, Finance Committee, South Central District, Friends of Bob Bartlett Committee, to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 7, 1966 (1 page).
2. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith, Executive Secretary to Senator Bartlett, to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 21, 1966 (1 page, plus copy).
3. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Mar. 12, 1966 (1 page).
4. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 14, 1966 (1 page).
5. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 21, 1966 (1 page).
6. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett and Vide; April 22, 1966 (1 page).
7. Letter from Mary Lee Council to Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 29, 1966 (1 page).
8. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; May 7, 1966 (2 pages).
9. Letter from Mary Lee Council to Mr. Wendell Crouch; May 11, 1966 (1 page).
10. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; June 2, 1966 (2 pages.
11. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 8, 1966 (2 pages).
12. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 21, 1966 (1 page).
13. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; June 21, 1966 (1 page, copy).
14. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; July 20, 1966 (1 page).
15. Letter from James J. Delany Jr., Finance Chairman, Southcentral District, Friends of Bob Bartlett Committee, to Senator Bartlett (courtesy copy for Mr. Wendell Crouch); July 26, 1966 (1 page plus receipt slip for campaign contribution).
16. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; July 28, 1966 (1 page).
17. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; July 29, 1966 (1 page).
18. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 2, 1966 (3 pages).
19. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 17, 1966 (1 page).
20. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 29, 1966 (1 page).
21. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Betty and Wendell Crouch; Sep. 11, 1966 (2 pages, handwritten).
22. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Sep. 14, 1966 (1 page).
23. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 19, 1966 (1 page).

4. Letters; 1967 (40 items).
1. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith, Executive Secretary to Senator Bartlett, to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; Jan. 5, 1967 (1 page).
2. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 28, 1967 (1 page).
3. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 30, 1967 (1 page).
4. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 1, 1967 (2 pages).
5. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 22, 1967 (2 pages).
6. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 13, 1967 (1 page).
7. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 27, 1967. (1 page).
8. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 5, 1967. (1 page).
9. Letter from Mrs. Marge Smith, Executive Secretary to Senator Bartlett, to Mr. Wendell H. Crouch; July 25, 1967 (1 page plus attached copy of letter).
-Attached letter: W. H. Van Atta, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, to Senator Bartlett; July 24, 1967 (1 page).
10. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; July 31, 1967 (1 page).
11. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; August 5, 1967 (2 pages).
12. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 11, 1967 (2 pages).
13. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Sep. 18, 1967 (1 page).
14. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Sep. 21, 1967 (1 page).
15. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Sep. 21 (1 page plus copies of two attached letters).
-Attached letters: Senator Bartlett to Betty R. Crouch; Sep. 21, 1967 (1 page each).
16. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 2, 1967 (1 page plus copy of attached letter).
-Attached letter: Senator Bartlett to Mr H. C. Crouch (father of Wendell Crouch); Oct. 2, 1967 (1 page).
17. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 8, 1967 (1 page).
18. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 13, 1967 (1 page).
19. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 16, 1967 (1 page).
20. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 17, 1967 (1 page).
21. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 18, 1967 (1 page).
22. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 19, 1967 (1 page plus copy of attached memorandum concerning Betty Crouch).
23. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 22, 1967 (2 pages).
24. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 23, 1967 (2 pages).
25. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 23, 1967 (1 page plus copy of attached memorandum concerning Betty Crouch).
-Attached memorandum: Mary Nordale to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 20, 1967. (1 page).
26. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 24, 1967 (1 page plus attached memorandum, 1 page, and copy of letter).
-Attached letter: Senator Frank Church to H. C. Crouch; Oct. 9, 1967 (1 page).
27. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 25, 1967 (2 pages).
28. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 29, 1967 (2 pages).
29. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 1, 1967 (2 pages plus copy of attached letter).
-Attached letter: Betty Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 28, 1967 (6 pages, handwritten).
30. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Nov. 8, 1967 (1 page).
31. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 13, 1967 (1 page).
32. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Nov. 23, 1967 (4 pages).
33. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Nov. 24, 1967 (1 page).
34. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 30, 1967 (1 page plus attached military academy application form, 2 pages).
35. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Dec. 3, 1967 (2 pages).
36. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 5, 1967 (2 pages plus two attached letters).
-Attached letter: Senator Bartlett to Senator Margaret Chase Smith; Dec. 5, 1967 (1 page, copy).
-Attached letter: Senator Margaret Chase Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 6, 1967 (1 page).
37. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 12, 1967 (2 pages).
38. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Dec. 18, 1967 (2 pages).
39. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith (Margery Smith), Executive Secretary to Senator Bartlett, to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 29, 1967 (1 page).
40. Letter from Vide Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 29, 1967 (1 page).

5. Letters; 1968 (22 items).
1. Letter from Margery Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 2, 1968 (1 page).
2. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 17, 1968 (2 pages, handwritten).
3. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith (Margery Smith) to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 23, 1968 (1 page).
4. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 25, 1968 (1 page).
5. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Mrs. Douglas Smith; Jan. 28, 1968 (2 pages).
6. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 29, 1968 (1 page plus copy of attached letter).
-Attached letter: Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Don Greely, Executive Assistant to Senator Ernest Gruening; Feb. 1, 1968 (2 pages).
7. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 31, 1968 (1 page plus copy of attached memorandum).
-Attached memorandum: U. S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal; Subject: Congressional Interest - Betty R. Crouch; Jan. 27, 1968 (1 page).
8. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 7, 1968 (1 page).
9. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 27, 1968 (1 page).
10. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 28, 1968 (1 page).
11. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 8, 1968 (1 page).
12. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Apr. 24, 1968 (1 page).
13. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; June 19, 1968 (1 page).
14. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Aug. 1, 1968 (1 page).
15. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Sep. 27, 1968 (1 page).
16. Letter from to Senator Bartlett's Staff; Oct. 5, 1968 (1 page).
17. Letter from Senator Bartlett to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 9. 1968 (1 page).
18. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 9, 1968 (1 page).
19. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Bartlett; Oct. 18, 1968 (2 pages).
20. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Oct. 21, 1968 (1 page).
21. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov. 20, 1968 (1 page).
22. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Mrs. Bartlett; Dec. 30, 1968 (1 page, concerning the death of Senator Bartlett).

6. Letters; 1969 (2 items).
1. Letter from Mrs. Douglas Smith to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Jan. 16, 1969 (1 page).
2. Letter from Vide Bartlett (wife of Senator Bartlett) to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Feb. 11, 1969 (2 pages, handwritten).

Series 2. Letters Between Wendell Crouch and U. S. Senator Ernest Gruening or His Representatives; 1966-1967 (9 items).
1. Letters; 1966-1967.

1. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Gruening; July 6, 1966 (2 pages).
2. Letter from George Sundborg (Senator Gruening's Office) to Mr. Wendell Crouch; July 8, 1966 (1 page).
3. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Gruening; Oct. 13, 1966 (1 page).
4. Letter from Senator Gruening to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Nov.23, 1966 (1 page).
5. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Gruening; Dec. 7, 1966 (1 page).
6. Letter from Herbert W. Beaser, Legislative Director, to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Dec. 13, 1966 (1 page).
7. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Gruening; Jan. 22, 1967 (1 page).
8. Letter from Wendell Crouch to Senator Gruening; Mar. 16, 1967 (1 page).
9. "Eight Years of Unprecedented Achievement - The Great Progress: Extension of Remarks of Hon. Ernest Gruening of Alaska in the Senate of the United States, Saturday, Oct. 22, 1966"; Congressional Record excerpt, 15 pages.

Series 3. Letter from U. S. Senator Mike Gravel to Mr. Wendell Crouch; Mar. 19. 1969 (1 item).
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Letter; Mar. 19, 1969 (1 page).