Photos of George Gryc taken during his interview and from his personal collection
Originally from Minnesota, George Gryc came to Alaska in 1943 as a geologist with the US Geological Survey's War Minerals Program. George is well known as an expert in the geology of the Brooks Range and northern Alaska, and had a long career with the US Geological Survey. In 1946, he was part of a geological mapping trip in the Brooks Range from Chandler Lake down the Chandler River to the Colville River. He was in charge of the Survey's Navy Oil Unit division, and then was the chief of the Alaska Branch of the US Geological Survey.