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Guide to the Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers
1893-2008

Collection number: HMC-0564.
Creators:
Pomeroy, Harold Edward, 1902-1983.
Pomeroy, Roxolana Eurydice, 1924-2008.
Title: Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers.
Dates: 1893-2008, bulk 1943-1983.
Volume of collection: 16.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, German, and Italian.
Collection summary: Papers of a couple who homesteaded at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay.

Biographical note:
Harold Edward Pomeroy (1902-1983), known as “Pom,” was born in Burbank, California. From 1932-1940, he held a variety of administrative positions within the California government, including mayor of South Gate, California (1932-1935) and administrator for the California State Relief Administration (1936-1939). During World War II, Harold served with the U.S. Army from 1943-1949 in North Africa, Italy, England, and Austria, where he eventually became Secretary of the U.S. Command of the Allied Commission for Austria from 1946-1949. In 1949, Pomeroy moved to Alaska, where he homesteaded at Bear Cove on the Kenai Peninsula at Kachemak Bay and later served as director of the Alaska Territorial Civil Defense (1954-1958), first chairman of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (1963-1966), city administrator for Soldotna, and as a member of the state’s Alaska Growth Policy Council and Agricultural Task Force, among other positions.  He was married first to Ruby N. Pomeroy (b. 1903), with whom he had two children, Rodney A. Pomeroy (b. 1927) and Phyllis Pomeroy Postel (b. 1929); second to Floretta White (b. 1910); and third to Roxolana “Roxy” Eurydice Skobelska (1924-2008), who he met while she was working as an interpreter for the Allied occupation of Austria following World War II and married in 1955. Roxy immigrated to the United States in 1948 and came to Alaska in 1949, where she helped Harold Pomeroy develop a homestead, sawmill, and small farm at Bear Cove. They moved to Soldotna in 1963 and later also had a house in Anchorage. Roxy worked from 1962-1969 as a land law examiner for the Division of Lands for the state of Alaska, from 1969-1975 as the senior administrative officer at McLaughlin Youth Center, and from 1975-1985 as chief administrator of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Roxy and Harold were also instrumental in helping the Tolstoy Foundation purchase the land that became the Old Believer community of Nikolaevsk near Homer in 1967. 

Collection description:
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy. The bulk of the collection consists of papers collected and created by Harold Pomeroy. These materials date from 1916 to Harold’s death in 1983 and include correspondence with his friends and family, daily diaries, and other papers and artifacts relating to his military service, marriages, the establishment and maintenance of the Pomeroys’ homestead at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay, and his professional involvements in California and Alaska, including with the Alaska Territorial Civil Defense, Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Soldotna, Alaska Growth Policy Forum, and Alaska Agricultural Task Force. Harold Pomeroy’s papers also include material relating to the couple’s involvement in helping the Tolstoy Foundation establish the Old Believer community of Nikolaevsk near Homer in 1966-1967.

There are also papers in the collection created by Roxolana Pomeroy. These date from 1893-2008 and consist mostly of biographical and genealogical papers, correspondence, financial records, and some diaries, including documentation of her career at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Additionally, the collection also contains photographs collected and taken by the Pomeroys, which depict their homesteading efforts at Bear Cove, their personal lives in Anchorage and Soldotna, and Harold Pomeroy’s marriage to Floretta White, his military service, and his professional careers. There are also 10 8mm moving image films made by the Pomeroys on their homestead.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following parts:

Part 1. Harold Pomeroy papers; 1916-1983

Series 1. Diaries and notebooks; circa 1944-1983
Series 2. Correspondence; 1930-1983
Series 3. Speeches, essays, and other writing; 1956-1983
Series 4. Other personal papers; 1916-1983
Series 5. Military service papers and artifacts; 1943-1984
Series 6. Bear Cove homestead papers; 1948-1983
Series 7. Kenai Peninsula Borough papers; 1963-1966
Series 8. City of Soldotna papers; 1967-1970
Series 9. Alaska Growth Policy Council papers; 1974-1982
Series 10. Agricultural Task Force papers; 1969-1983
Series 11. Other professional papers; 1931-1983

Part 2. Roxolana Pomery papers; 1949-2000
Part 3. Pomeroy family photographs and films; 1922-1983
Part 4. Materials processed after 2014; 1893-2008

Digitized copies: Selected photographs and Harold Pomeroy's 1949 diary from this collection have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives (http://vilda.alaska.edu; search for “Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy”).  An electronic copy of the transcript of Harold Pomeroy's 1949 diary is available online as well. For information on obtaining digital copies, contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns the copyright to materials in this collection that were created by Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy but may not own copyright to materials created by other authors, particularly government agencies.

Preferred citation: Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by John E. Havelock on behalf of Roxolana Eurydice Pomeroy in 2002, 2004, and 2013.

Processing information: The collection was partially arranged by Jeffrey Sinnott prior to 2009 and described at the box level by Megan K. Friedel in 2011. The collection was fully arranged and described by Megan K. Friedel in 2012. The 2012 processing of this collection and digitization of collection materials was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Alaska State Library. The additions given to the Archives by John E. Havelock in 2013 were arranged and described by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Container list:

Part 1. Harold Pomeroy papers; 1916-1983. 12.85 cubic feet.
Part 1. Series 1: Diaries and notebooks; 1944-1983. 1.25 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Address books

undated

1/2

Notebooks

undated

1/3-4

Diaries

1944, 1949, 1961

1/5

Diaries and memo books

1964-1965

1/6

Diary

1966

1/7

Diary and desk calendar

1967

1/8-2/1

Diaries

1972-1981

2/2

Diary and appointment book

1982

2/3

Diary

1983

Part 1. Series 2: Correspondence; 1931-1983. 1 cubic foot.
This series contains personal correspondence between Harold Pomeroy and his friends and family. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/4

Lists of correspondents

1956-1958, undated

2/5

Culver, Benjamin F.

1957

2/6

De Vecseckloy, Tuly

1953-1954

2/7

Fairbanks, Morse, & Co.

1956

2/8

Fisher, Vic

1980-1982

2/9

Glennen, Ed and Mary

1949-1950

2/10

Gierke, Alan and Marilyn

1975-1977

2/11

Gillet, Hedwige

1945

2/12

Gresham, Doris

1938, undated

2/13

Hammond, Jay S.

1974-1978

2/14

Hill, Raymond J.

1983

2/15

Hurlburt, Ward

undated

2/16

Knowles, Tony

1981-1982

2/17

Palmer, W. I. “Bob”

1973

2/18

Perutz, Kristin

1944-1945

2/19

Pomeroy, Carol

1950-1955

2/20

Pomeroy, Edward F.

1931-1950

2/21

Pomeroy, Frances Muir

1975

2/22-35

Pomeroy, Floretta White

1944-1957

2/36

Pomeroy, Hugh

1941-1961

2/37

Pomeroy, Richard D.

1950-1975

2/38-39

Pomeroy, Rodney A.

1940-1970

2/40-3/1

Pomeroy, Roxolana

1947-1974

3/2

Pomeroy, Ruby N.

1949-1952, undated

3/3

Postel, Phyllis Pomeroy

1938-1957

3/4

Reidy, Edward (Ted)

1981

3/5

Replogle, Bess

1944

3/6

Schauffler, Allen M.

1950-1951

3/7

Scott, Anna M.

1951-1953

3/8

Sturgulewski, Arliss

1981-1982

3/9

Wennerstein, Mabel

1968

3/10

White, Clara (Queen) D.

1949-1951

3/11

Wood, John Shirley

1949-1951

3/12

Letters from others (identified correspondents)

circa 1949-1983

3/13

Letters from others (unidentified correspondents)

circa 1949-1983

3/14

Letters to the editor written by Harold Pomeroy

circa 1970-1983

Part 1. Series 3: Speeches, essays, and other writing; 1956-1983. 0.5 cubic feet.
This series contains speeches, essays, editorials, and other papers written by Harold Pomeroy on issues of personal interest. Other writings by Harold Pomeroy that he created specifically for use in his professional life with the Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Soldotna, Alaska Growth Policy Council, and Agricultural Task Force are housed in those relevant series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/15

Agriculture

1983, undated

3/16

Alaska 1984 exposition

1982, undated

3/17

Alaska Permanent Fund (includes testimony before House Special Committee)

1977

3/18

Alaska Public Forum

1977

3/19

Anchorage Convention Center

1981

3/20

Autobiographical writing

1977, undated

3/21

Boroughs

1971-1972

3/22

Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project

1979

3/23

Capitol move

1982

3/24

Economic development of Alaska

circa 1974-1983

3/25

Electricity in rural Alaska

undated

3/26

Fiscal policy in Alaska

1956-1983

3/27

Hickel, Walter

undated

3/28

Homesteading

1978-1979

3/29

Knik Crossing

undated

3/30

Lake Otis Hospital

1978

3/31

Land use

undated

3/32

Moose Range Wilderness

1971

3/33 – 3/34

Oil and gas revenue and production

circa 1968-1983

3/35

Public transportation in Anchorage

1972

3/36

Susitna Power Project

1983

3/37

Taxation

1978-1980, undated

3/38

Wrangell Mountains National Scenic Area (includes research materials)

circa 1970

3/39

Other topics

circa 1971-1983

Part I.  Series 4.  Other personal papers; 1916-1983. 1 cubic foot.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

3/41

Academy of Independent Scholars membership information and newsletters

1983

3/42

Alaska Constitutional Convention pamphlets and newspaper

1955-1956

Box 11

Artifacts: plaques, patches and pins, and stamps

undated

3/43

Audiotape of “Northwind” radio program featuring Harold Pomeroy’s message to Kathy Nelstin

circa 1965

3/44

Biographical and genealogical papers

1941-1983, undated

3/45

Campaigns: Bob Palmer campaign posters and leaflets

1968, undated

3/46

Campaigns: Pamphlets, letters, and ballots for campaigns by Bob Bartlett, Nick Begich, Dan C. Bell, Earle Cooper, Dick Fischer, Gene Guess, Tony Knowles, and Vance Phillips, among others

circa 1964, undated

3/47

Capitol Site Selection Committee phase one and phase two screening reports

1975-1977

3/48, 14/1, OS Folder 1

Certificates and diplomas

1916-1983

3/49

Death of Harold Pomeroy: Audiocassettes of memorial service

1983

3/50

Death of Harold Pomeroy: Guestbook from memorial service

1983

4/1

Death of Harold Pomeroy: Videocassette recording (VHS) of memorial service

1983

4/2

Death of Harold Pomeroy: Will and papers relating to burial and memorial service

1983

4/3

Directory of Alaska state officials

1982 August

4/4

Financial papers

1948-1978, undated

4/5

Insurance papers

1981

4/6

Job applications and resumes

1930-1956

4/7

Longevity bonus application

1974

4/8

Medical records

1943-1956

4/9

Nametags and business cards

undated

4/10

Newspaper clippings about Harold Pomeroy

1954-1983

4/11

Personal notes

circa 1948-1983

4/12

Reid Brothers vs. Ketchikan Pulp Company and Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company papers

1983

4/13

Susitna River dams and power project papers

1983

4/14-15

Tolstoy Foundation, Inc. papers regarding Old believers settlement at Nikolaevsk, Alaska

1962-1972

4/16

Tolstoy Foundation, Inc. papers regarding transplant of Khirghiz to Alaska

1981-1982

4/17

Traffic violations

1967

4/18

Other personal papers

1957-1983

Part 1. Series 5: Military papers; 1943-1984. 1.65 cubic feet.
This series contains papers, memorabilia, and artifacts relating to Harold Pomeroy’s service with the U.S. Army in Italy, France, and Austria during World War II from 1943-1949 and with the Allied Commission for Austria from 1946-1949.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

4/19

Secretary, United States Component, Allied Secretariat, Allied Commission for Austria papers

1946-1949

4/20

Other official records of Harold Pomeroy’s U.S. military service

1943-1984

4/21

Memorabilia from World War II service in Italy and Austria

1943-1949

4/22

Personal papers kept by Harold Pomeroy during World War II service with U.S. Army

1943-1949

4/23

Souvenir postcards from Italy

circa 1943-1945

4/24

Organized Reserve Corps, U.S. Army

1949-1954

4/25

Veterans’ burial allowance

1984

11, 17

World War II artifacts: Coins and rubble from buildings, as well as arm-bands, belt, knife, garter, flags, decorative wall hangings, and other items from the National Fascist Party of Italy

circa 1943-1949

Part 1. Series 6: Bear Cove homestead papers; 1948-1983. 0.7 cubic feet.
This series contains papers kept primarily by Harold Pomeroy, as well as some created by Roxolana Pomeroy, that relate to the construction and maintenance of the Pomeroy’s homestead at Bear Cove on Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

4/26

Bear Cove, Inc. corporation papers

undated

4/27

Development proposal

1968

4/28-38

General notes, lists of repairs, correspondence, and reports

1972-1983, undated

4/39

Gravely Tractor papers

1950-1957

5/1

Kenai Peninsula Associates

1948-1949

5/2

Land exchange with Seldovia Native Corporation

1981-1983

5/3

Land lease of Bear Cove

1972-1981

5/4, OS Folder 1

Maps

1954, 1972, undated

5/5

Rodney A. Pomeroy claim

1960

Part 1. Series 7: Kenai Peninsula Borough files; 1951-1975. 1.75 cubic feet.
This series contains professional papers from Harold Pomeroy’s service as the first chairman of the Kenai Peninsula Borough from 1963-1966, including Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting minutes, agendas, and memos, budgets, and subject files relating to issues handled by the Assembly, most significantly the aftermath of the Alaska earthquake of 1964, economic development, and the establishment of sales and property taxes on the Kenai Peninsula. The series also contains materials relating to Harold Pomeroy’s campaigns for Borough chairman in 1963 and 1966 and some Borough records from 1966-1967 during the chairmanship of Harold Pomeroy’s successor, George Navarre. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

5/6-7

Alaska earthquake papers

1964

5/8

Annual audit

1966

5/9

Assembly chairman nameplate

circa 1963-1966

5/10-13

Assembly meeting agendas, minutes, and notes

1964-1967

5/14

Assembly memos

1964-1967

5/15

Assembly procedures

1963, undated

5/16

Borough Study Committee minutes

1963

5/17

Budgets

1963-1966

5/18

Budgets-expenditures and incomes

1964-1966

5/19

Budgets-forecasts

1965-1967

5/20-21

Campaign for borough chairman

1963, 1966

5/22

Campaign for borough chairman-Newspaper clippings

1966

5/23

Collier Carbon & Chemical Corporation

1966

5/24

Correspondence (various topics)

1964-1966

5/25

Economic development-general papers

1965-1975

5/26

Economic development-“An Action Program for Economic Development of the Kenai Peninsula” paper

1968

5/27

Economic development-“Annual Report of Significant Development Within the Kenai Borough Economic Development District” and appendices

1970

5/28

Economic development-“Overall Economic Development Plan 1970 Annual Report” and associated papers

1970-1971

5/29

Economic development-“Overall Economic Development Program Annual Report” and associated papers

1972-1975

5/30

Elections

1966, undated

5/31

Employee salary lists

1967 January

5/32

“The Fight to Keep Tyonek in the Kenai Peninsula Borough” and associated papers

1965

5/33

Kenai Peninsula Public Utility District No. 1

1962-1963

5/34

Kenai planning report

circa 1967

5/35

Homer-Ninilchik Borough

1963

5/36

Insurance

1966

5/37

Land use

1951-1966

6/1

Legislation

1962-1966

Map tube 1

Maps-Kenai Peninsula Borough “Area Recreation” map and annotated USGS maps showing Borough boundaries

undated

6/2

Notes

1966, undated

6/3

Oil and gas revenue and development on the Kenai Peninsula

1965-1967

6/4

Ordinances and resolutions

circa 1964-1965

6/5

Original Borough Chairman/Managers meeting

1976

6/6

Outdoor recreation

1966, undated

6/7

Progress report

1967 March

6/8

Schools and libraries

1963-1966

6/9

Seldovia

1964-1966

6/10

Speeches made as borough chairman

circa 1963-1966

6/11

Taxes-General correspondence and other papers

circa 1964-1966

6/12

Taxes-Property tax (general)

1964-1966

6/13

Taxes-Property tax assessment

circa 1966

6/14

Taxes-Property tax correspondence

1965-1966

6/15

Taxes-Property tax deeds and foreclosures

1966

6/16

Taxes-Sales tax

1964-1965

6/17

Timber

1964-1966

6/18

Western Alaska Borough Research and Development Conference

1966

6/19

Other administrative papers

1964-1966

Part I.  Series 8. City of Soldotna papers; 1967-1970. 1.1 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

6/20

Administrative notes

undated

6/21

Agricultural development

1966

6/22

Airport and air service

1966-1968

Map tube 1

“Alaska Economic Development Operations” chart

1967 January 1

6/23

Alaska State Troopers contracts and reports

1968-1969

6/24-25

Brookings Institution papers, including papers relating to “A Conference on the Future of Alaska” with the Legislative Council of the State of Alaska

1969

6/26

Building permit applications

1968

6/27

City council meeting agendas and minutes

1968-1969

6/28

“A Development Plan for Soldotna”

1969 July

6/29

Economic development papers

circa 1968-1970

6/30

Emergency services

1967, undated

6/31

Financial records

1968-1970

6/32, 14/2

First Class City campaign

circa 1967

6/33

Highway construction and improvement

1967-1969

6/34

Letterhead stationary

undated

Map tube 1

Map showing city of Soldotna and proposed roadways on the Kenai Peninsula

1970

6/35

Mental Health Trust lands

undated

6/36

Oil and gas

1967-1969

6/37

Ordinances and resolutions

1970, undated

6/38

Outdoor recreation

1967-1969

6/39, 14/2

Posters

undated

6/40

Reports

1969, undated

6/41

Schools

1967-1968

6/42

Spring clean-up

1968

6/43

Taxes

1968-1969

6/44

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

1969

6/45

University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula campus

circa 1970

7/1

Water and sewer

1969

7/2

Other administrative papers

1968-1970

Part 1. Series 9: Alaska Growth Policy Council files; 1974-1982. 2.5 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

7/3

Administrative order no. 26

1975

7/4

Agriculture

1980

7/5

Alaska 1984

1980, undated

7/6

Alaska Center for the Environment

1977

7/7

Alaska Christian Conference

undated

7/8

Alaska Council on Science and Technology

1980

7/9

Alaska Department of Revenue, “Revenue Sources FY1980-1982: Quarterly Update, June 1980”

1980 June

7/10-11

Alaska General Stock Ownership Corporation

1978-1979

7/12

Alaska Growth Policy Council and Alaska Public Forum program statement

1977

7/13

Alaska Growth Policy Council budget

1976-1981

7/14

Alaska Growth Policy Council policies, goals, and purpose statements

1976-1981

7/15

Alaska Growth Policy Symposium

1974-1979

7/16

Alaska Highway Safety Planning Agency highway safety plans

1981

7/17

Alaska Humanities Forum

1977

7/18

Alaska, Inc.

1978-1979

7/19-24

Alaska Public Forum

1975-1979, undated

7/25

Alaska Renewable Resources Corporation

circa 1978

7/26

Alaska State Council on Economic Policy papers

1981-1982

7/27-28

Alaska State Legislative Council Conference on Alaska’s Future Frontiers

1979, 1981

7/29

Alaska Village Electric Co-operative, Inc.

1980

7/30

American Society for Public Administration, Southcentral Alaska Chapter, “Planning for Sub-Arctic Communities” report

1975

7/31

Annual report no. 1

1976

7/32

Applicants for House Research Agency research positions

1980

7/33

Association of Village Council Presidents

1977

7/34

Audit report

1978

7/35

Basic Rural Economic development class

1981

7/36

Beef production

1981

7/37

Boomtowns

1975

7/38

“The Bradner Report”

1978

7/39

Brookings seminar proposal

1979

7/40

Business Round Table

1981

7/41

Coal

1981, undated

7/42

Coastal zone management

1975, undated

8/1

Correspondence

1975-1981

8/2

“Creating A Climate for Resource Development” symposium

1978

8/3

D-2

1975

8/4-5

Economic development in Alaska (general)

1975-1981

8/6

Economic Development Workshop for Alaska Communities

1982

8/7

Employment preference in Alaska

1981

8/8

Energy

1977-1981

8/9

Federal Energy Administration

1977

8/10

Fiscal planning

1978-1981

8/11

Free Alaska Lands Committee

1980

8/12

Governor’s Task Force on Effective Schooling

1981

8/13

“Homer Area Survey: Attitudes Towards Local Growth and Development”

undated

8/14

House bills no. 63, 85, 87, 89, 133, and 808

undated

8/15

“Investing in Alaska development” symposium program and report

1980

8/16

Jobs symposium

1977

8/17

Land use

1978-1980

8/18

Media

1981

8/19

Meeting agendas

1975-1980

8/20-22

Meeting minutes

1975-1981

8/23

Members and addresses list

undated

8/24-26

Memos

1975-1981

8/27

Mining

1975-1981

8/28

National Environmental Policy Act

1969

8/29

Newspaper clippings about the Alaska growth Policy Council

1976

8/30

Notes

undated

8/31

Oath of office and affidavit of qualifications for appointment

undated

8/32

Oil and gas development in Alaska-General

1975-1981

8/33

Oil and gas development in Alaska-El Paso Alaska Company reports

1975

8/34-37

Oil and gas development in Alaska-North Slope Haul Road

1976-1980

9/1

Oil and gas development in Alaska-Outer continental shelf

1975-1978

9/2

Oil and gas development in Alaska-Pipeline

1970-1975

9/3

Oil and gas revenue and taxation

1976-1981

9/4

Official bonding proposition ballot

1976 November 2

9/5

Oversight committee

1977, undated

9/6

Performance evaluation report for Barry Quinn

1977

9/7-10

Permanent fund dividend

circa 1977-1980

9/11

“Petrochemicals in Alaska” report

1977

9/12

Pioneers homes

1979

9/13

“Politics of Jealousy” public conference program

1980

9/14

Quality of life

1975

9/15

“Real homesteading” provision

1979

9/16

Reimbursable services agreements

1981

9/17-18

Reports to the governor

1980-1981

9/19

Restructuring of the Alaska Growth Policy Council

1981

9/20

“Seldovia Survey: Attitudes Toward Local Growth and Development”

undated

9/21

Senate bills no. 9, 175, and 194

undated

9/22

Senate joint resolution #52

1980

9/23

Speech written by Harold Pomeroy for Jay Hammond on state fiscal picture, with related documents

1979 October

9/24

“State of Alaska Free Conference Committee Report, Fiscal Year 1981, Operating and Capital Budget”

1981

9/25

State of Alaska land disposal policy, programs, and schedule

circa 1978

9/26

“State of the State” address by Jay Hammond

1979 January 16

9/27

Surveys

circa 1975

9/28

Taxes

circa 1980

9/29

Timber

1979

9/30

Travel authorization for Harold Pomeroy

1979

9/31

Valdez Project (University of Alaska Anchorage)

1975-1976

9/32

Wealth management report

1981

Part 1. Series 10: Agricultural Task Force files; 1969-1983. 0.9 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

9/33

Agendas

1983

9/34

Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund

1983

9/35

Agricultural Task Force goals, objectives, and assignments

1983

9/36

“Alaskan Agriculture: An Overview”

circa 1982-1983

9/37

“Alaska Fresh 1982: A Listing of Farm Products from Alaska’s Southcentral Region and Where to Purchase Them”

1982

9/38

Alaska’s Third Annual Agricultural Symposium

1981

9/39

Barley

1983

9/40

Contents of Harold Pomeroy’s briefcase at time of death

1983

9/41

Correspondence

1983

9/42

“Financing Agricultural Projects in Alaska,” House Research Agency Report 81-5, with Harold Pomeroy’s notes

1982

9/43

“First Report to the Legislation on the Development of a Plan for Alaska Agricultural Development,” by the Alaska Agricultural Action Council

1982

9/44

“Governor Jay Hammond’s trade mission to the Orient” report

1977

9/45

Harold Pomeroy speeches and reports

1983

9/46

Legislation

1983

10/1

Memos

1983

10/2

Minority report

1983

10/3-4

Newspaper and magazine clippings about agriculture

1976-1983

10/5

Notes on agriculture

1983

10/6

Publications about agriculture

1983

10/7

“A Role for the University in the Development of Agriculture in Alaska: A Preliminary Planning Report on Research Programs, Staffing, and Research Facilities for an Institute of Northern Agriculture,” report by the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska

1969

10/8

Rural Ventures, Inc.

1983

10/9

Seward Grain Terminal

1983

10/10

Washington Commodities Commission report

1983

10/11

“The Year Plan for Alaska’s Agricultural Development,” Alaska Agricultural Action Council report

circa 1982-1983

Part 1. Series 11: Other professional papers; 1931-1983. 0.5 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically by position held.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

10/12

Los Angeles school system merger papers

1931-1932

10/13

City of South Gate, California papers

1932-1935

10/14

League of California Municipalities papers

1933-1935

10/15

California State Relief Administration papers

1935-1938

10/16

City Housing Authority (Sacramento, California) papers

1940

10/17

Director of National Homes Registration Division, Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense

1940-1941

10/18

American Red Cross papers

1942

10/19

Alaska Territorial Civil Defense papers

1954-1959

10/20

Alaska Surplus Property Administration papers

1956

10/21

Peninsula General Hospital Association and related papers

1966-1969

10/22

British Petroleum (BP) consulting work

1971-1972

10/23

Greater Anchorage Borough Public Transportation Advisory Board papers

1972-1975

10/24

Municipality of Anchorage Urban Design Task Force papers

1980-1983

10/25

Other Anchorage planning papers

circa 1971-1977

10/26

Resource Development Council papers

1982-1983

Part 2. Roxolana Pomeroy papers; 1949-2000. 1.25 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

12/1

Addresses and phone numbers

undated

12/2-3

Alaska State Division of Lands land law examiner papers

circa 1964

12/4

Alaska Psychiatric Institute papers

1962-1985

12/5-11, OS Folder 1

Arliss Sturgulewski gubernatorial campaigns papers, including brochures, business cards, correspondence, memorabilia, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and posters

1985-1989

12/12

Biographical materials

1949-1982

12/13

Certificates and identification cards

1956-1990

12/14-16

Carole Pomeroy’s letters to her parents while living at Bear Cove (photocopies made by Roxolana Pomeroy from originals kept by Carole Pomeroy)

1951-1954

12/17

Correspondence-Condolence letters received after Harold Pomeroy’s death

1983

12/18

Correspondence with Barbara Bathony

1993-1994

12/19

Correspondence with T. R. and Alice Branton

1993

12/20

Correspondence with Ann Chambers

1986-1987

12/21

Correspondence with Mary Lou Dennis

1982-1984

12/22

Correspondence with Dolly Farnsworth and family

1984-1994

12/23

Correspondence with Deborah Flaschen

1980-1988

12/24

Correspondence with and others papers about John and Robyn Havelock

circa 1987-1999

12/25-26

Correspondence with Jean Lobb

1987-1993

12/27

Correspondence with Mary C. Robinson

1984-1991

12/28

Correspondence with others

circa 1961-1990

12/29

Diary (excerpts)

1980, 1983-1984

12/30-31

Diaries, including audiocassette recording of Roxolana Pomeroy discussing the aftermath of  Harold Pomeroy’s death

1983

12/32

Financial papers

1956-1983

12/33

Humorous notes, letters, and poems

circa 1967-1980

13/1

Jack C. Farnsworth Residuary Trust papers

1974-1979

13/2

McLaughlin Youth Center papers

circa 1972

13/3

Newfoundland dog-breeding business

circa 1968-1969

13/4

Newspaper clippings about Jay Hammond

1983-1995

13/5

Notes

undated

13/6-8

Obituaries (newspaper clippings)

1990-2000

OS Folder 1

Poster-“Alaska 1984 Silver Anniversary of Statehood,” signed by the artist, Huong

1984

13/9

Spence Guerin etchings

1987

13/10

Other personal papers

circa 1958-1984

Part 3. Pomeroy family photographs and film; 1922-1983. 0.75 cubic feet.
Arranged by subject and by the original order maintained by the Pomeroy family.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

13/11

Harold Pomeroy portraits

1922-circa 1980

13/12

Harold Pomeroy as California State Relief Administrator

circa 1935-1938

13/13

Harold Pomeroy World War II photographs

circa 1944-1949

13/14

Harold and Floretta White Pomeroy photographs

circa 1945-1949

13/15

Alaska Territorial Civil Defense photographs

circa 1954-1959

13/16

Harold Pomeroy’s trip on the Dalton Highway

1976

13/17

Jay Hammond photograph, with inscription from Hammond to Harold Pomeroy

circa 1981

13/18

Harold Pomeroy and Deborah [last name unknown]

1982

13/19

Burial of Harold Pomeroy

1983

13/20

Pomeroy family photographs

circa 1940-1975

13/21

Hugh R. Pomeroy family photographs

1959-1960

13/22

Rodney Pomeroy family photographs

circa 1950-1956

13/23

Roxolana Pomeroy photographs

circa 1947-1986

13/24

Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy photograph album (unbound)

1958-1971

13/25

Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy in Anchorage

1957-1983

13/26

Photographs of Ruslan, the Pomeroy’s dog

1949-1962

13/27

Anchorage dog show and Newfoundland party (color slides)

1974

13/28-29

Bear Cove homestead

1950-1954, undated

13/30

Bear Cove homestead-Digging the root cellar

circa 1951-1955

13/31

Bear Cove-Ted Pederson homestead

1953

13/32

Bear Cove homestead-Rodney Pomeroy’s house

circa 1954

13/33-34

Bear Cove homestead

1955-1963

13/35

Bear Cove homestead-Shop buildings

1963, undated

13/36

Bear Cove homestead

1973-circa 1976

13/37

Bear Cove-Maumiere homestead

1975 May

13/38-39

Bear Cove homestead

1977-circa 1980

13/40

Bear Cove homestead and Soldotna

1981-1983

13/41

Soldotna

1968

13/42

Chapel by the Lake, United Presbyterian Church, Auke Bay, Alaska

undated

14

8mm moving image films

undated

Part 4. Materials processed after 2014; 1893-2008. 1.75 cubic feet.
This part contains the papers of Roxolana and Harold Pomeroy, including correspondence between each other, family, and friends, property records mainly consisting of the buying and selling of their Bear Cove homestead, genealogical materials, photographs, and employment papers. The series also contains information regarding the University of Alaska Foundation and the Harold Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment. Arranged by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

15/1

News clippings on Harold

1936-1970

15/2

News clipping and papers about Harold’s death

1983-1996

15/3

Harold’s work and property correspondence

1955-1968

15/4

Department of Natural Resources-Division of Lands, and Harold’s notes

circa 1962

15/5

Alaska boroughs and subdivisions

1964

15/6

Harold’s work notes

circa 1965

15/7

State of Alaska memorandums

1964-1965

15/8

Harold’s written articles and editorials; Time Magazine article response

circa 1965

15/9

Harold’s Anchorage Community College, Community Economics certificate

1966 November 10

15/10

Anchorage Town Square and Eisenhower memorial

1972-1993

15/11

Public Administration Society: Harold E. Pomeroy award; news clippings and correspondence

1985-1996

15/12

Harold: public service record

undated

15/13

Harold Pomeroy In Memorium by John Havelock

1983 November 2

15/14

Harold on Jack and Dolly Farnsworth

1967 September 20

15/15

Pomeroy event invitations and programs

1957-1967

15/16

Rodney and Carol Pomeroy: Marital Settlement Agreement

1965

15/17

Vote for Harold Pomeroy flier; Garden Club Convention schedule

undated

15/18

Danzig (Gdansk) high school commencement pamphlet (in German, Latin, and Ancient Greek)

1893

15/19

Vital statistics of Roxolana’s family
[Note: some have been digitized for preservation purposes. Please consult an archivist]

1895-1942

15/20

Pomeroy family trees

undated

15/21

Pomeroy family heritage book

1980

15/22

Church paintings and genealogical materials

1989-2008

15/23

Roxolana’s schoolwork (in German) and photographs

1932

15/24-25

Roxolana identification: passports, work cards, travel permits; program, committee, and voter cards

1934-1949, 1990-2000

15/26

Roxolana’s displaced persons and refugee papers

circa 1948-1949

15/27-28

Roxolana’s employment and school records; job recommendations, diplomas, and examinations

1942-1966, 1971-1978

15/29

Roxolana’s journal (in German and English)

1945

15/30

Roxolana’s phonebook and phone list

undated, 2001

15/31

Roxolana’s Christmas and birthday gift lists

circa 1987-1997

15/32

Audio cassette: Roxolana’s answering machine and police phone call

1991

15/33

The Greek Catholic Church, Pentecost, Divine Liturgy, and The Hours

1999

15/34

Alyeska Canine Trainers: Buckey’s completion

2000

15/35

Marriage, naturalization, certificates, and wills

1955-1999

15/36

Roxolana’s will and living will

1989 October 9

15/37

Pomeroy will file

1995-2005

15/38

Roxolana’s death: memoir in the Anchorage Daily News by John Havelock, photographs used, correspondence

2008

15/39

Pomeroy/Havelock Power of Attorney and Quit Claim deed

2001-2007

15/40

Roxolana’s house instructions while away

1989, 1992

15/41

Pomeroy estate and paintings

1980, 1994-1997

15/42-44

Bear Cove: Bureau of Land Management homestead entry, correspondence, contracts, and property maps, land office certificates

1960-1965

15/45-50

Bear Cove: purchase certificates and Quit Claim deeds, sale deeds, Deed of Trust, Bill of Sale, purchase, appraisal, history of sale, contracts, correspondence

1964-1966, 1981-1985

15/51

Bear Cove: Jack C. Farnsworth trust

2004-2007

15/52

Bear Cove: cemetery

1985, 2005

OS
Folder 2

Maps of Bear Cove and Anchorage properties; house remodel

undated, 1955-1965

15/53

Municipality of Anchorage: property tax information

1994-1998

15/54

Anchorage property: correspondence, photographs, and appraisal

1993

15/55-58

Roxolana’s trip to Seattle: correspondence with Harold, adoption correspondence and papers, travel cards, business cards; travel, hospital, and adoption arrangements

1960-1961

15/59

Correspondence: contents of house, from Floretta Pomeroy to Doris [last name unknown]

1945 June 3

15/60

Correspondence: from Harold to President’s Commission on White House Fellows regarding John Havelock

1966

15/61

Correspondence between Harold and Roxolana

1948, 1969-1973

15/62

Correspondence: Rodney and Phyllis Pomeroy

1998

15/63

Correspondence: family

1983-2005

16/1

Correspondence: Francis Brymer; news clippings on Harold, Military Order of World Wars

1957, 1983-1994

16/2

Correspondence: general

1963-1966, 2003

16/3

Correspondence: James M. Bendell and Associates

1984, 1987

16/4

Correspondence: Roxolana to Dr. Little

1991, 1999

16/5

Correspondence: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian Catholic Church in the U.S.

1995

16/6

Correspondence: Richard and Idabelle Blue, Yvonne Alford; Beatrice Culver

2002, 2006

16/7

Correspondence: Shana Davis regarding Bear Cove

2004

16/8

Correspondence: Cheryl Elliot to John Havelock about Roxy

2006

16/9

Photographs: Roxolana’s family

undated, 1930-1962

16/10

Photographs: Harold while chairman of KPR

1963-1966

16/11

Photographs of Harold Pomeroy; news article

circa 1943-1993

16/12

Photographs

1953-1956

16/13

Photographs: scenery, objects in Pomeroy home

1994

16/14

Photographs: Roxolana’s grandmother’s portrait

1996 April

16/15

Roxolana: funny quotes; photographs; from Martha Fenger

circa 2006-2008

16/16-24

Roxolana’s health subject files: AIDs, blood tests, cancer, diet, exercise, general health, geriatric, heart risks, medicine

1982-1997

16/25

University of Alaska Foundation; correspondence with Lee Gorsuch

1991-1995

16/26-27

University of Alaska Foundation: correspondence, annual reports

1983-2000

16/28

University of Alaska Foundation: board minutes

1993

16/29

Giving to UAA: information and correspondence; Joe Fitzgerald

1985-1991

16/30

University of Alaska Foundation: endowment and correspondence

1985-1993

16/31

University of Alaska Foundation: agreement

circa 1993

16/32

University of Alaska Foundation: Harold Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment

1993