In March, the Ted Stevens Foundation hosted a staff alumni reunion at the Foundation. Former staff and interns from Anchorage, Mat-Su, and even Washington, D.C. were welcomed. The informal get-together offered an opportunity to look at the archive, reminisce with old friends, and to record memories of the Senator on film.
Attending the event were, among others, former Chief of Staff George Lowe, President Pro Tem Director Jennifer Lowe, State Directors Jim Egan and Marie Nash, staffers George Owletuck, Carol Gustafson, Steve Wackowski, Leif Haugen, Mary Gore, and former intern Jessica Hanneman.Read more
We are pleased to share with you the Ted Stevens Foundation’s first oral history project, “ANCSA and the Agents of Change.” Utilizing the Senator’s papers, photographs, and other historical documents, the Foundation assembled a distinguished group of Alaskans who were instrumental in the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Their efforts 45 years ago transformed our state, and their stories will inspire future generations of Alaskan leaders to tackle the challenges we currently face. Thank you to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for providing the venue for this discussion, to GCI and Denali Media for producing this video, and to all of our participants, who were the agents of change: Jake Adams, Cynthia Ahwinona, Nelson Angapak, Roy Ewan, Willie Hensley, Al Ketzler Sr., Sam Kito, Jr., Oliver Leavitt, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot, Marie Nash, Emil Notti, John Shively, and moderator Kristina Woolston. “ANCSA and the Agents of Change” will air statewide on GCI Channel 907 beginning December 18, 2016.Read more
This week we bring you two tales from the collection.
While fighting for Alaska Statehood, Stevens served under President Eisenhower, whom the Senator greatly admired. As Senator, Stevens served with an additional 8 U.S. Presidents. Can you name all 8? Hint — They are all shown in this photo from our stacks.
Our second tale come from Mr. Whitekeys. He was a guest on the afternoon KFQD radio show “The Dave Stieren Show”. In this 2 minute segment, Mr. Whitekeys shared two stories of Senator Ted Stevens. We located both the pictures referred to in the clip and shared them here. The segment of the June 3 show is also included.
We hope you enjoyed this first edition. Tune in next Thursday to read what new discoveries we have made in the Stevens Stacks.Read more