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WINTON C. ARNOLD (1903-1989). Papers; 1949-1983. .25 cu. ft.

Winton C. Arnold was born in Walla Walla, Washington, in 1903. He received a law degree from the University of Idaho in 1924. Arnold came to Alaska in 1927 to serve as U.S. Commissioner and Probate Judge at Hyder (1927-1929). He then opened a private law practice in Ketchikan, where he also served as the director of the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce (1930-1943), a member of the Alaska Territorial Planning Council (1937-1941), and as chairman of the Salmon Consultant Committee to the U.S. War Department (1941-1945). In 1945, Arnold was appointed managing director of Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc., and moved to Seattle. In this position, Arnold served as the primary lobbyist for the Alaska canned salmon industry in Juneau, Alaska, and in Washington, D.C., until 1960. Arnold was also appointed a delegate to the American Fisheries Exchange Group of the U.S. Department of State which visited the Soviet Far East in 1959. In 1960, he returned to Alaska to practice law in Anchorage, specializing in public lands, fisheries, and admiralty law. Arnold also served as director of the Alaska Bar Association (1962-1965), director of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (1961-1963), and director of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (1962-1965). Winton C. Arnold married Minnie Wiley in 1927 (she died in 1957), and Vivien Click in 1961. Arnold was also a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite Order, the Anchorage Rotary Club, the Elks, and the Pioneers of Alaska. He died at the Anchorage Pioneer Home in 1989.

The collection consists of a few select items by or about Winton C. Arnold, the Alaska salmon industry, and Native land claims in Alaska. Included are statistical tables and graphs on the salmon industry in Alaska (1949); documents regarding the reservation of Indian lands in Hydaburg (1950); a business journal article concerning Native land claims in Alaska (1953); an address to the Alaska Bankers Association in Ketchikan (1955); notes, itinerary, and observations from a trip to Russia and the Russian Far East (August-September, 1959) as a delegate of the American Fishery Exchange Group; an obituary of Minnie M. Arnold (1959); a copy of Arnold's legal history, Native Land Claims in Alaska (1967); newspaper clippings concerning Native land claim legislation in Congress (1969); and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings on Winton C. Arnold (1952-1983).

The materials in the collection were acquired from the Alaska State Library and from Vivien Arnold in 1992.

JS (11/1995)

Folder list:

1. Statistical tables and graphs concerning Alaskan salmon industry from 1919 to 1949; Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc.; 1949.

2. Documents Re Hydaburg Reservation; July 16, 1950.

3. "Aboriginal Land Claims in Alaska"; by W.C. Arnold, Pacific Northwest Industry, (pp. 232-234); Sep. 1953.

4. Convention Addresses, Alaska Bankers Association, Ketchikan, Alaska; Apr. 20-23, 1955.
Address to Bankers and Fisherman by W.C. Arnold, Managing Director, Alaska Salmon Industry (8 pp.).

5. Notes and Itinerary: Trip to Russia and Russian Far East in August and September, 1959, as a member of American Fishery Exchange Group; W.C. Arnold, Seattle Washington (43 pp.); Oct. 1, 1959.

6. Observations: on a trip to the Russian Far East in August and September, 1959, as a member of an American Fishery Exchange Group; W. C. Arnold, Seattle, Washington (41 pp.); Oct. 1, 1959.

7. Newspaper clipping, obituary of Minnie M. Arnold, wife of W.C. Arnold; Seattle Daily Times; Dec. 1, 1959.

8. Native Land Claims in Alaska; by W.C. Arnold (78 pp. with 42 pp. appendix); 1967.
Legal history.

9. Newspaper clippings regarding Native land claims legislation; May 1969.
Includes Anchorage Daily Times articles by W.C. Arnold.

10. Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings concerning Winton C. Arnold; n.d., ca. 1952, 1955, 1976, 1983.

11. Photocopy of Native Land Claims in Alaska; by W.C. Arnold; 1967.