[pt.] 1. Science and community : Iänupiat contributors to the laboratory's effectiveness. Introduction to Alaska's original naturalists / Max C. Brewer and John F. Schindler. Peter Sovalik, an original Arctic naturalist / Robert E. Henshaw and Max C. Brewer. Research on the Colville River Delta : lab and local support / H. Jesse Walker. Historical perspectives on Iänupiat contributions to Arctic science at NARL / Karen N. Brewster -- [pt.] 2. Before North Slope oilfields : the laboratory's formative years. Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 and the beginnings of the Arctic Research Laboratory (ARL) / John F. Schindler. A year at NARL : experiences of a young biologist in the laboratory's early days / Howard M. Feder. Fifty years of monitoring geophysical data at Barrow, Alaska / Jack Townshend. The role of the Office of Naval Research and the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) in the growth of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory / Maxwell E. Britton. Monitoring of worldwide fallout-related radiation in North Slope people and animals / Wayne C. Hanson -- [pt.] 3. Community and lab as sources for themes in Arctic research. Cold adaptations and fossil atmospheres : polar legacies of Irving and Scholander / Robert Elsner. An overview of early research on small mammals in Arctic Alaska / Robert L. Rausch. Early polar bear studies at NARL / Jack W. Lentfer. Overview of early research on large mammals in Arctic Alaska / G. Edgar Folk Jr. Large mammal energetics at NARL / Robert E. Henshaw. Anthropological research supported by the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory / Richard E. Reanier and Glenn W. Sheehan. Explorations of the North Slope's ecological diversity / John J. Koranda. Coastal processes and their influences on the people of Alaska's North Slope / H. Jesse Walker. Studies of fresh waters on the North Slope / John E. Hobbie ... [et al.]. The oriented thaw lakes : a retrospective / Chas. E. Carson. Higher fungi and slime molds from Arctic coastal and arcto-alpine tundra of northern Alaska / Gary A. Laursen, Steven L. Stephenson, and John C. Landolt. Snow and ice research begun at and continued from NARL / Carl S. Benson. Contributions through NARL to monitoring and process studies of atmospheric greenhouse gases / John J. Kelley. Aurora research during the early space age / Syun-Ichi Akasofu. NARL and research on sea ice and lake ice / W.F. Weeks. Marine biological studies at NARL / Vera Alexander. NARL-based terrestrial bioenvironmental research including the U.S. IBP Tundra Biome Program, 1957 to 1997 / Jerry Brown -- [pt.] 4. Changing national and local needs : the laboratory and Barrow in transition. Reminiscences of a naval officer and scientist at NARL / Leonard A. LeSchack. The Arctic Research Laboratory and institutional regime shifts / John J. Burns. The Barrow cold pipe test facility / Edwin S. Clarke. NARL's scientific legacies through outer continental shelf environmental studies / David W. Norton and Gunter Weller. Alumiak and Natchik : an account of shipwrights and seafaring at NARL / Ray Dronenburg. Historical perspectives on the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, 1965 to 1980 / Gary A. Laursen, John J. Kelley, and Steven L. Stephenson. History of the NARL Animal Research Facility (ARF) and its contribution to the development of a rabies control program for the North Slope / Mike Philo, Larry Underwood, and Art Callahan. The NARL and its transition to the local community / John J. Kelley and Arnold Brower Sr. The influence of Harry Brower Sr., an Iänupiaq Eskimo hunter, on the bowhead whale research program conducted at the UIC-NARL facility by the North Slope Borough / Thomas F. Albert. NARL's scientific legacy, bridging to the 1990s / Lori T. Quakenbush. Aerogeophysical research in the Arctic / Lawrence A. Lawver, John Brozena, and L.C. Kovacs. The ARM North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean (NSA/AAO) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) climate change research facility : carrying on the tradition / Bernard D. Zak, Knut H. Stamnes, and Kevin B. Widener -- [pt.] 5. Perspectives on UIC-NARL's future. Future for the NARL camp dining hall? / David W. Norton. Chukchi Sea oceanography : regional and global issues / Thomas Weingartner and J.C. "Craig" George. Vegetation research and global change at Barrow / Patrick J. Webber and Robert D. Hollister. Integration of local knowledge into Ilisagvik College's science curriculum / Frank F. Willingham. Thoughts on the future of UIC-NARL / Glenn W. Sheehan. Future directions for Arctic research / George B. Newton -- [pt.] 6. Letters of reminiscence and appendices. Arctic Institute of North America preface and introductory letter / John Kelley and Carl S. Benson. Letters, reminiscences and appendices / Thomas F. Albert through William R. Wood.