Paul McCarthy, former director of the Rasmuson Library and adviser to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on the Senator Ted Stevens' collection. McCarthy has extensive experience in handling large collections, and oversaw the receipt of the Elmer E. Rasmuson collection. He is currently retired but helped with several interviews for the Senator Ted Stevens Papers Project Jukebox.
|Interview Title||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Abstract|
|William Sheffield||2009-13-03||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
Former Alaska Governor William Sheffield was interviewed on May 26, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in Anchorage, Alaska. In this interview, William Sheffield talks about working with Senator Ted Stevens on issues that effected Alaska, such as state purchase of the Alaska Railroad, expanding the port in Anchorage, rural healthcare, helping villages with water and sewer and fuel tank installation, building infrastructure, working with Native corporations on their debt burden, fishing, and resource development. He discusses Stevens’ accomplishments, disappointments, and his legacy, as well as the corruption trial and its impacts. Despite Sheffield being a Democrat and Stevens a Republican, Sheffield has nothing but praise for the former senator and thinks he should be remembered well for what he did for Alaska.
|Congressman Don Young||2009-13-05||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
Alaska Congressman Don Young was interviewed on May 27, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in the Congressman's office in Anchorage, Alaska. In this interview, Congressman Young talks about meeting Senator Ted Stevens, how they became friends, their working relationship, key Alaska issues Stevens worked on, and Stevens temper, successes and tragedies. Congressman Young provides a general assessment of Senator Stevens’ contributions and legacy.
|John Katz, Part 1||2009-13-06_PT.1||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
John Katz was interviewed on June 8, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in the State of Alaska Office in Washington, D.C. In this interview, John Katz talks about his personal relationship with Senator Ted Stevens, key legislative issues and accomplishments, the senator’s strengths and weaknesses, the corruption trial, and Senator Stevens’ legacy.
|John Katz, Part 2||2009-13-06_PT.2||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
This is a continuation of the interview with John Katz on June 8, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in the State of Alaska Office in Washington, D.C. This is a continuation from tape number Oral History 2009-13-06, Part 1. In this part of the interview, John Katz talks about Senator Stevens’ concern for rural Alaska, his ability to work with all types of people, and his dealing with personal and professional loss.
|Jack Ferguson||2009-13-08||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
Jack Ferguson was interviewed on June 9, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in his office in Washington, D.C. In this interview, Jack Ferguson talks about working for Senator Stevens and his job responsibilities, which included working on issues, helping the senator whip up votes, and entertaining other senators. He also talks about Stevens’ effort to be elected as Majority Leader, the airplane crash that killed his wife, Ann, and his relationship with then Senator Mike Gravel. Finally, Jack discusses what it means to be a lobbyist.
|Senator Daniel Inouye||2009-13-09||Senator Ted Stevens Project Jukebox||
Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye was interviewed on June 9, 2009 by Charles Fedullo and Paul McCarthy in the Senator's Appropriations Office in Washington, D.C. In this interview, Senator Inouye talks about how he and Senator Stevens became such close friends, their working relationship in the Senate, building bi-partisanship, and issues of common concern. On a more personal level, Inouye reflects on Senator Stevens’ strengths, weaknesses, the effects of the corruption trial, and the most difficult times in the senator’s life. Senator Inouye also provides a general assessment of Stevens’ contributions and legacy.