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Guide to the Warren J. and Marguerite K. Nystrom papers
1757-1971

Collection number: HMC-0191.
Creator: Nystrom, Maguerite K.
Nystrom, Warren J., d. 1995.
Title: Warren J. and Marguerite K. Nystrom papers.
Dates: 1757-1971.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.  
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Russian.
Collection summary: Papers collected by an Anchorage family documenting Alaska history.

Biographical note:
Warren J. Nystrom and Marguerite K. Nystrom (known as Peggy) were Anchorage residents who homesteaded in Rabbit Creek.  They had two children, John W. and Linda Marie.  Warren Nystrom first came to Alaska in 1927.  He left to serve in the Army Air Corps in World War II but returned in 1946 and worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a pilot.  He retired in 1959 and died in 1995.

Collection description:
The collection consists of documents collected by the Nystrom family relating to Alaskan history, politics, and activities of their family. Included in the collection are photocopies of Russian documents about Alaska, dating from 1757 and 1862, and of the Russian/English newspaper the Alaska Herald for the years 1868 and 1875; newspaper clippings and magazine articles documenting various events in Alaska including the Alaska Constitutional Convention, statehood, and other subjects; and letters, cards, and invitations sent to the Nystroms by various public officials including William A. Egan, Ralph J. Rivers, Bob Bartlett, and Lyndon Johnson.

Arrangement: Materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns copyright to the original, unpublished material in the collection but does not own copyright to the copied material, newspaper clippings, or magazine articles.

Preferred citation: Warren J. and Marguerite K. Nystrom papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other materials in the Archives related to the Alaska Constitutional Convention and Alaska statehood, see the Research Guide to Alaska Constitutional Convention and Statehood Collections.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by the Nystrom family in 1981.

Processing information: This guide to this collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2011.

Container list:

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1 – 1/2

Photocopies of Russian documents

1797, 1862

1/3 – 1/4

Photocopies of Alaska Herald newspapers

1868, 1875

1/5

Photocopies of letter regarding the Alaska Territory, letters from Consulate General and Governor Knapp, and letter requesting signatures of Governor and Secretary, Territory of Alaska, as well as newspaper clipping regarding sale of Alaska.

1890

1/6

Souvenir of first Alaska mail flight.

1940

1/7

The Forty-Ninth Star newspaper

1949 May 29

1/8

Clipping from Anchorage Daily News.

1950

1/9

Constitutional Convention of Alaska invitation for Delegates.

circa 1953

1/10

Brochure for Alaska Day Festival and copy of newspaper, The Alaska Weekly.

1955

1/11

Brochures for Alaska Day Festival and The Mailboat Monitor, as well as newspaper clippings regarding King Salmon.

1956

1/12

Newspaper clipping regarding "Turnagain Topics"; First Day Alaska Statehood stamps and postmarks; Red Devil post office clippings and postmark; and letter from J.L. McCarrey Jr., U.S. District Judge.

1957

1/13

Newspaper clippings on Kodiak history and Turnagain Topics", as well as article from Time magazine on Alaska Statehood.

1958

1/14

Receipt from Alaska Salvage; newspaper clipping regarding Slim Eagleston and the Mat Valley Merry-Go-Round; telegram regarding statehood; jury summons; and first-issue statehood stamps.

1959

1/15

Telegram from Governor Bill Egan; Christmas cards from Otto Geist and Ralph J. Rivers; newspaper clippings regarding John Nystrom, Adolph Schauer, and other topics; check to Bill Egan from Warren Nystrom; and letters from Governor Bill Egan and Adolph Schauer.

1960

1/16

Newspaper clipping about Christmas and letter from Senator Bob Bartlett.

1961

1/17

Newspaper clippings regarding Alaska pioneers; miscellaneous Alaskan writings; program for Western Governor's Conference; and letters and Christmas cards from Otto Geist, Mrs. Bill Egan, T.F. Darby (Assistant Principal, East Anchorage High School), Terry Gase (Student Association, East Anchorage High School), and Governor Bill Egan.

1962

1/18

Invitation for Governor Egan's inauguration; obituary for Otto W. Geist; New Year’s card from Ralph J. Rivers; and letter from Bob Veatch (Chairman, East Anchorage Students Association).

1963

1/19

Miscellaneous Alaskan newspaper clippings; invitation to "Pals Party", Congressional Record-88th Congress, second session; and letter from Linda Adcock (Secretary, East Anchorage Students Association).

1964

1/20

Letter from Ralph J. Rivers.

1965

1/21

Letters from Bob Bartlett and Brideen Crawford (Alaska State Bank).

1966

1/22

Invitation for tribute for Ernest Gruening and letter from Bob Bartlett's executive secretary, Mrs. Douglas Smith.

1968

1/23

Christmas card and thank you card from Bill Egan and New Year card from Lyndon B. Johnson.

1971

1/24

Miscellaneous clippings.

undated

1/25

Copy of article regarding printing in Alaska.

undated

1/26

Invitation from Tam Newton to attend dedication of first modern oil refinery.

undated