Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Please help: I need your photos of Alaska and our newspaper war from 1972-1992

I need photographs for use in my memoir of the Alaska newspaper war between about 1972-1992. I hope some of the Alaskans who read my stuff here can help.

I'm especially interested in photos that showcase personalities from Alaska media in those years, as well as selected politicians who helped shape the news in that turbulent period. Photos illustrative of key events — building the trans-Alaska pipeline, ANCSA struggles, the Exxon Valdez spill, for instance — would also be of interest.

Payment will be modest but the credit and gratitude profuse. The book has emerged as an engaging chronicle of an important period of transition. There's some news in it, and some stories that have never been told. Readers deserve and will expect to see as well as read about it.

My book — "Write Hard, Die Free" — is due next spring and my manuscript is completed, but the publisher tells me we need at least a good catalog of available photos and illustrations in a month or so, so if you have ideas or contributions, please let me know soonest. You can contact me here or, most reliably, at howard.weaver (at) gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your help. You might have just the one thing we really need to round out this portrait of a state on it's way from Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond to Sarah Palin ...


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