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Cyrus Peck Jr. Recordings Collection


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Cyrus Peck Jr. Recordings Collection, 1979-2006 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Mary M. Brooks, UAS Intern

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Title: Cyrus Peck Jr. Recordings Collection, 1979-2006Add to your cart.

ID: MC/025

Primary Creator: Peck, Cyrus Jr.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 09/27/2010

Subjects: Alaska Native Brotherhood--History., Alaska Native Sisterhood--History., Tlingit Indians--History.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of audio/visual recordings produced by Cy Peck, Jr.  Mr. Peck is a well-known radio personality on Juneau, Alaska’s public radio station, KTOO-FM.  His programs, “Cy Peck’s ‘The Chiefs’ radio show” and “The Greatest Jazz Show on Earth” have showcased local, state and national issues, events and personalities of interest to the contemporary public. The subjects covered in this collection are: The 100th anniversary of the destruction of Angoon, Alaska by the United States military; the 67th Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) Grand Camp in 1979; and an interview with legendary jazz guitarist, Les Paul.

Note to researchers: the DVD recording of the 67th ANB/ANS Grand Camp includes remarks by ANS member, Mildred Sparks, concerning the successful passage of an ANS sponsored resolution allowing Native Alaskan dancing to be performed at Grand Camp.  Dancing had not been allowed at Grand Camp since the inception of ANB/ANS in 1912.

Subject/Index Terms

Alaska Native Brotherhood--History.
Alaska Native Sisterhood--History.
Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: Cyrus Peck Jr.

Acquisition Method: The materials in this collection were donated to SHI by Cyrus Peck, Jr. on September 27, 2010.

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Item 1: Audio CD recording, in plastic case, with hand writing across top “THE CY & LESS SHOW” and “52:04” hand written across the bottom.  The recording, taped in 1997, is a telephonic interview between Cy Peck, Jr. and legendary jazz guitarist, Les Paul on Peck’s show, “The Greatest Jazz show on Earth”.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Audio CD recording, in plastic case, with printed label reading: “H90-22-21, 100th anniversary of the destruction of Angoon, Cy Peck’s “’The Chiefs’ radio show, Collection donated in honor of Sophie Fred Peck” across the top, “COPY” across, the middle, and “COPY: UAF Oral History program; Alaska & Polar Regions Collections; Rasmuson Library; University of Alaska Fairbanks 99775” across the bottom.  The radio show was recorded June 9, 2006.Add to your cart.
Item 3: DVD recording, in plastic case, with hand printed label reading: ANB/ANS Convention” written across the top, and “1979, Juneau” hand written across the bottom. The recording is produced by Cy Peck, Jr. and contains highlights of the Grand Camp convention held in November 1979.  Of special note to researchers: the segment on the ANS provides information regarding the auxiliary’s influence and accomplishments that may not be otherwise available to the general public.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Transcription, typewritten, 8 pages, of Item 2, Cy Peck’s “The Chiefs” radio show consisting of interviews with G. Eve Rickley and Royal DeAsis regarding the 1892 bombing of Angoon by the United States military.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Newspaper article about Cy Peck, Jr. The article provides autobiographical information that gives insight into how he came to be a successful radio personality in Juneau, Alaska.  The article also assists the reader in understanding why Peck’s programming is geared toward Native Alaskan issues.Add to your cart.

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