Friday, May 21, 2010

Special membership meeting!

Attention, library members! There will be a special membership meeting on Sunday, June 13, at Hartung Hall in Ester, at 6 pm. This important meeting is being called to 1) amend the bylaws and 2) brief the membership on designwork and nonprofit application status. One of the bylaws amendments under consideration is necessary for our federal nonprofit status. This is a very important meeting and your attendance will be greatly appreciated. Proposed bylaws amendments will be available for review on the library website, For more information, please contact the JTEL board at, or call Deirdre Helfferich, president, at 479-3368.

New titles: military history of Alaska

The Natural Resources Branch of the U.S. Army's Directorate of Public Works for the Alaska Garrison recently sent the JTEL ten books in a series on the history of Alaska as it relates to the Cold War, Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, the Army Corps of Engineers, and so on. These military history titles are: (by Kathy Price) Tracking the Unthinkable: The Donnelly Flats MIDAS Ground Station and the Early Development of Space Warning Systems, 1959-1967; The World War II Heritage of Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska; Homesteads on Fort Wainwright, Alaska; and Northern Defenders: Cold War Context of Ladd Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1947-1961. By Karen Waddell, we have Cold War Historical Context 1951-1991 Fort Richardson, Alaska, United States Army Alaska; by Kristy Hollinger are The Haines-Fairbanks pipeline; Homesteads on Fort Richardson, Alaska; and The Early Electrification of Anchorage; and by Ronald J. Burr Neely, Jr., Early transportation routes, Fort Wainwright, Alaska and Early mining history: Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely, Alaska.