Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Documents

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Air Defense Radar Veterans' Association Website

Radomes, Inc.: Air Defense Radar Veterans' Association. A website with information about various radar systems including the Aircraft and Warning System (AC&W) and DEW line in Alaska.

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Alaska Cold War Bibliography

"Preliminary Alaska Cold War Bibliography." By John Haile Cloe, no date.

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Alaska's Cold War Nuclear Shield

Alaska's Cold War Nuclear Shield. By Bob Raichle, 2012. A history of the Nike Hercules system in Alaska.

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Alaska's Forward Operating Bases During the Cold War

Defending Attack From The North: Alaska's Forward Operating Bases During the Cold War. Argonne National Laboratory for Environmental Planning (Cultural Resources), 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Force, 2001. Produced in cooperation with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Alaska's Role in the Cold War and History of Nike Site Summit

"Alaska's Role in the Cold War and History of Nike Site Summit" on website with related links prepared by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, U.S. Air Force, Anchorage, Alaska.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Alaska's Site Summit Lesson Plan

"Alaska's Site Summit: Cold War Defense and its Legacy in the North," a lesson plan for teachers to be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units related to the Cold War. The lesson plan was a collaborative effort of archeologist Phyllys Callina, the Friends of Nike Site Summit, the Alaska Historical Society, and the U.S. Air Force. Available on the Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans, National Park Service website.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Alaska’s Top Secret Cold War History

"Top Secret Cold War History." Talk of Alaska Radio program with guests Katie Ringsmuth, History Curator, and Aaron Leggett, Special Exhibits Curator, Anchorage Museum. Alaska Public Radio Network, Anchorage, Alaska, September 9, 2014.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Cold War Historical Context: 1951–1991

Cold War Historical Context, 1951–1991, Fort Richardson, Alaska, United States Army Alaska. By Karen Waddell. Prepared by the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado. Prepared for the Natural Resources Branch, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska, March 2003.

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Cultural Treasures From The Cold War

"Cultural Treasures from the Cold War." Article by Mike Dunham, Alaska Dispatch News, April 12, 2013, about presentation at the Campbell Creek Science Center by Karlene Leeper, Cultural Resources Program Manager for the 611th Air Support Group based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, about the aircraft control and warning system in Alaska.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
DEW Line Website

Website with information about history of the DEW Line sites and other radar station lines, including personal stories of people who served at these remote locations. Contains many links to other websites and a lot of related material.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Distant Early Warning (DEW) System Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography: Distant Early Warning (DEW) System, Alaska. Prepared for the U.S. Air Force, 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 2008.

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Effects of FAA Field Stations on Rural Alaska

Understanding the Effects of FAA Field Stations on Rural Alaska: Perspectives from Employees and Communities. By Josh Wisniewski. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Anchorage, Alaska, 2005.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Friends of Nike Site Summit Website

Website for the organization Friends of the Nike Site Summit (FONSS) that is a community organization in Anchorage, Alaska dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Nike Site Summit, a former Nike Missile Site on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in the hills above the city. FONSS formed in 2007 to advocate for the preservation of Nike Site Summit as a memorial to the thousands of men and women that served during the Cold War. They are partnered with the the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
History of the Aircraft and Warning System in Alaska

History of the Aircraft Control and Warning System in Alaska: Air Defense of Arctic Skies. By Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois, 2002. Prepared for the United States Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. Edited/updated in 2013 by the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Khrushchev on Khrushchev

Khrushchev On Khrushchev: An Inside Account Of The Man and His Era, By His Son, Sergei Khrushchev. By Sergei Khrushchev. Little, Brown & Company, 1990.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Legacies of Arctic Militarization

Dew Line Passage: Tracing the Legacies of Arctic Militarization. By Stacey Fritz. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Legacy Project - DEW-Line Oral Histories

The Legacy Project contains interviews recorded in 2004 with residents living in communities in northern Alaska where Distance Early Warning (DEW) Line stations were located. Interviews were conducted by Karlene Leeper, archaeologist and Cultural Resources Manager at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and by Jenny Brower and Martha Neakok of the North Slope Borough’s Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission. Many of the interviews were conducted in Iñupiaq. The recordings and English summaries are available in the collections of the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Utqiagvik, Alaska. Some of the interviews in the collection include: Issac Akootchook and Mary Ann Warden, Kaktovik; Irving Igtanloc and Raymond Neakok, Sr., Utqiaġvik; James Aiken, Sr. and Harold Ivanoff, Atqasuk; Gregg Tagarook, Sr., Wainwright; George Killbear, Point Lay; and Ronald Snyder, North Pole.

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Map of Nike Site Summit

Map of Nike Site Summit as a historic district.

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Map of Nike Sites in Alaska

Map of locations of main Nike Missile Sites in Alaska, 1959-1979.

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Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Volume 3: Statesman, 1953-1964

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Volume 3: Statesman, 1953-1964. By Sergei Khrushchev. Penn State University Press, 2007.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Nike Hercules Missile Sites in Alaska

"Nike Hercules Missile Sites in Alaska: Our Cold War Heritage, 1959-1978" on website with related links prepared by the U.S. Army Alaska's Conservation Department when determining a heritage preservation strategy for the Site Summit location (2001).

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Nike Hercules Operations in Alaska

Nike Hercules Operations in Alaska: 1959-1979. By Kristy Hollinger. Prepared for the Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, July 2004.

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Nike Missile And Test Equipment

"Nike Missile and Test Equipment." MMS Subcourse Number 151 (Edition Code 3), November 1970 (Revised November 1973). U.S. Army, Missile and Munitions Center and School, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of A Superpower

Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of A Superpower. By Sergei Khrushchev. Penn State University Press, 2001.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Northern Defenders: Cold War Context of Ladd Air Force Base

Northern Defenders: Cold War Context of Ladd Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1947-1961. By Kathy Price and Russell Sakett. Edited by Glenda Lesondak. Fort Collins, CO: Center for Ecologial Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University; and Fort Richardson, AK: Natural Resources Branch, U.S. Army Alaska, 2001.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Remote Alaska During the Cold War

“Searching the Skies: Remote Alaska During the Cold War and After.” Presentation about the history of U.S. Air Force radars in Alaska by Karlene Leeper, Archaeologist and Cultural Program Resources Manager, 611th Air Support Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, to the Cook Inlet Historical Society, Anchorage, Alaska, November 20, 2014. Broadcast on KSKA/Alaska Public Radio, Anchorage, Alaska, November 25, 2014.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Roger Cote Transcript

Transcript of an oral history interview with Roger Cote` on July 22, 2004 by Mary Rasa of the National Park Service. He served with the 51st Air Defense Artillery (ADA) from 1968-69. Interview was done for the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service, but in it Mr. Cote' also talks about air defense stations in Alaska. The interview was transcribed by Mary Rasa, 2011. Pdf copy of the transcript was provided to this project by Jim Biles.

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Sergei Khrushchev Lecture on the Cold War

"Cold Warriors: Eisenhower, Kennedy and Khrushchev." Sergei Khrushchev's keynote address to the Alaska Cold War Conference, Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Anchorage, Alaska, September 4, 2014.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Site Point: The Last AADCP

Site Point: The Last AADCP of the Last Operational U.S. Nike-Hercules Missile Battalion is a website about the history of the Nike Hercules missile site called Site Point located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is written from the perspective of a soldier that lived and worked there from January 1977 until the unit was deactivated in July 1979. He put the website together in 2003 because he felt there was a lack evidence that the place ever existed and little documentation about its history, and he wanted to record his memories for posterity.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Spies Who Went Into the Cold

"Spies Who Went Into the Cold" presentation by Robert Wallace, former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, to the Alaska Cold War Conference, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska, September 5, 2014. Broadcast on KSKA, Anchorage and Alaska Public Radio's "Addressing Alaskans," September 9, 2014.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites
Teacher and Student Guide to Cold War in Alaska

Cold War in Alaska: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Students. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, Anchorage, Alaska, 2014.

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The Case of Cold War Alaska

"The U.S. Military as Geographical Agent: The Case of Cold War Alaska." By Laurel Hummel. Geographical Review,Vol. 95, No. 1 (Jan., 2005), pp. 47-72. Published by the American Geographical Society.

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The Cold War Years 1946-1991

"The Cold War Years 1946-1991." By John Haile Cloe, Alaska Historical Society Website, History Articles Page, 2014 (http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/discover-alaska/glimpses-of-the-past/....)

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The Coldest Front

The Coldest Front: Cold War Military Properties in Alaska, Revised and Expanded. Original prepared by William J. Siedler, Office of History and Archeology, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, February 1996. Updated with new material by Leighton M. Quarles and Natalie K. Thomas, Colorado State University, Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands, August 2012. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program.

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The Lab and the Land

"The Lab and the Land: Overcoming the Arctic in Cold War Alaska." By Matthew Farish. Isis, Vol. 104, No. 1 (March 2013), pp. 1-29. Published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science Society.

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The Peacekeepers

The Peacekeepers: Not All Heros Receive Medals. By Jack Miller, with stories from members of the U.S. Air Force Radar Site Veterans Association, 2012.

Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites