A Man for the '70s
Shelby, Storck, and Co.
This is a 1968 campaign film about the background and political vision of Mike Gravel prior to his election to the U.S. Senate. Bob Bartlett, Hubert Humphrey, and Ted Kennedy are briefly seen. The film covers the topics of campaign stresses, the development of oil fields in Alaska, and the need to create jobs in Alaska. The film reviews Gravel's childhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, his years in the military, and his family life in Anchorage and Washington D.C. Scenes in Alaska include Alaska Railroad travel, statehood activity in Anchorage and Juneau, a trailer park or mobile home park, building construction, Juneau, Nome ?, union halls, Sitka, and other unidentified scenes.
16mm film; b&w; sound
LegislatorsPetroleum industryPolitical campaignsStatehoodIndigenous peoplesDrumsDanceInterviews
AlaskaSouthcentral AlaskaSoutheast AlaskaOutside -- Not in Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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