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Guide to the Glenn F. Massay Alaska governors and senators oral history project interviews
1996-1998

Collection number: HMC-0714.
Creator: Massay, Glenn F.
Title: Glenn F. Massay Alaska governors and senators oral history project interviews.
Dates: 1996-1998
Volume of collection: 0.6 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Oral history interviews of former Alaska governors, senators, and other legislators conducted by Glenn F. Massay.

Biographical note:
Glenn F. Massay was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania in 1931. He earned degrees in history from California State College (B.S., 1959), and West Virginia University (M.A., 1962 and Ph.D., 1970). Massay taught in West Virginia before pursuing a career in college administration and moving to Alaska in 1974. He became the Director of Matanuska-Susitna College and retired from that position in 2003.  Massay also ran for a seat in District N of the Alaska State Senate in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, he was project director of the Alaska Governors and Senators Oral History Project, during which he conducted interviews with former Alaska governors and state senators to inquire into their changing political relationships.  Glenn Massay lives in Palmer with his wife, Donna Gentry Massay.

Collection description:
The collection consists of oral history interviews with former Alaskan legislators, conducted by Glenn F. Massay between 1996-1998. The collection contains 20 interviews on 18 audiocassette tapes, transcripts, and one computer disc with lists of subjects mentioned.  Interviewees include former governors  Walter J. Hickel, Jay Hammond, and Keith Miller, former state senators Clem Tillion and Jalmar Kertula. Others participants in the interviews include Mead Treadwell, Robert A. "Bert" Hall, Henry Pratt, Diana Tillion, Charles Wohlforth and Sheila Selkregg.

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

Rights note: Copyright to this collection is held by Archives and Special Collection.

Preferred citation: Glenn F. Massay Alaska governors and senators , Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by Glenn F. Massay in 2004. Deeds of gift were signed by all participants in the interviews in 1997 and 1998.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004.  The finding aid was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.

Container list:

Folder

Description

Date

1

Tables of contents for each interview with lists of subjects mentioned for all of the interviews.  Also on computer disc.

1996-1997

2

Transcript of interview with Clem Tillion and Jay Hammond.  Interview on Tape #1.

1996 February 15

3

Transcript of interview with Clem Tillion.

1996 February 15.

4

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel.  Interview on Tape #2.

1996 March 5

5

Transcript of interview with Jay Hammond and Clem Tillion in hospital.  Interview on  Tapes #3-4.

1996 March 15

6

Transcript of interview with Keith Miller.  Interview on Tape #5.

1996 October 22

7

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel.  Interview on Tape #6.

1996 November 1

8

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel and Keith Miller (Mead Treadwell also present).  Interview on Tape #7.

1996 November 14

9

Transcript of interview with Keith Miller and Jalmar Kertula.  Interview on Tape #8.

1996 November 23

10

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel.

1997 June 1

11

Transcript of interview with Keith Miller and Robert A. Hall.  Interview on Tapes #9-10.

1997 November 7

12

Transcript of interview with Keith Miller and Henry Pratt.  Interview on Tape #11.

1997 November 12

13

Transcript of interviews with Walter J. Hickel.  Interviews on Tape #12.

1998 April 14-15

14

Transcript of interview with Clem Tillion.  Interview on Tapes #13-14.

1998 April 17

15

Transcript of interview with Clem and Diana Tillion.  Interview on Tapes #15-16.

1998 April 18

16

Transcript of interview with Clem Tillion.

1998 April 19

17

Transcript of interview with Clem and Diana Tillion (Tillion family history at Halibut Cove).  Interview on Tape #17.

1998 April 19

18

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel, Charles Wohlforth, and Mead Treadwell.

1998 April 29

19

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel, Mead Treadwell, and Sheila Selkregg.

1998 May 21

20

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel, Dean Gates, and three student interns (names not recorded).  Interview on Tape #18.

1998 June 9

21

Transcript of interview with Walter J. Hickel and Mead Treadwell (Dean Gates and three student interns also present).

1998 June 9