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Guide to the Alaska Press Women records
1961-1992

Collection number: HMC-0026.
Creator: Alaska Press Women.
Title: Alaska Press Women records.
Dates: 1961-1992.
Volume of collection: 6.6 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: This collection contains records of the Alaska Press Women, an organization founded to encourage journalistic excellence and create opportunities for women in the field of journalism.

Organizational history:
The first official meeting of the Alaska Press Women was held in Fairbanks in September 1961.  Founding members included Kay Kennedy. The purpose of the organization is to encourage high professional journalistic standards and create opportunities for women in Alaska in the field of journalism. The board of directors includes: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and the Regional Director for Alaska of the National Federation of Press Women. The Alaska Press Women is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. It holds an annual meeting and hosts an annual writing contest for members. In addition, it sponsors seminars and workshops on topics in journalism and communications, presents an annual scholarship to a student in the field of Journalism, and publishes a monthly newsletter Arctic-ulation.

Collection description:
The collection consists of records concerning the administration, membership, and activities of the Alaska Press Women. Included are the constitution and bylaws; board of directors and annual meeting minutes; brochures, notes, schedules, and other records concerning workshops and annual meetings; press releases, newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Alaska Press Women; membership lists and applications; treasurers reports; copies of the Alaska Press Women newsletter Arctic-ulation; and artifacts. There are also scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs, and other materials concerning the organization and its members.  Note: the collection consists of records by and about the organization.  It does not contain articles written by members on other topics.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in the following series: administrative records, annual meeting files and notes, presidents’ books, membership and treasurer’s files, workshops, seminars, and awards banquet records, Arctic-ulation newsletter, reference materials, national organization records, artifacts, and scrapbooks.

Rights note: Alaska Press Women retains ownership to these records.

Preferred citation: Alaska Press Women records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The organization first deposited records with the Archives in 1990.  A deposit agreement was signed at that time.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described prior to 1990.

Container list: 
Series 1: Administrative records; 1968-1989.  This series includes the constitution, bylaws, organizing letter, a history, and minutes of the board of directors’ meetings.  Other records related to these appear in Series 3: President’s books.  This series is arranged first by record type, thereunder chronologically by date. 0.2 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Constitution and bylaws

1968

1/2

Organizing letter

1961 March 8

1/3

History with appendices A-H

1987

1/4

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1978

1/5

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1979

1/6

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1980

1/7

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1981

1/8

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1982

1/9

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1983-1984

1/10

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1986-1987

1/11

Board of Directors meetings minutes

1987-1988

Series 2: Annual meeting files and notes; 1978-1987.  This series includes brochures, notes, and other records concerning the organization’s annual meeting and other executive and board meetings.  Other records related to these meetings appear in Series 3: President’s books and Series 10: Scrapbooks.  This series is arranged by record type, thereunder chronologically by date. 0.3 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/12

Annual meeting records

1978

1/13

Annual meeting records

1980

1/14

Annual meeting records

1981

1/15

Annual meeting records

1982

1/16

Annual meeting records

1983

1/17

Annual meeting records

1987

1/18

Notes—current file (part one)

1982

1/19

Notes—current file (part two)

1982

1/20

Notes—annual, board, and special meetings

1984

1/21

Notes—executive, board, and annual meetings

1985

1/22

Notes—annual meeting

1986

1/23

Notes—annual meeting

1987

Series 3: Presidents’ books; 1980-1990.  This series contains yearly files regarding the activities of the organization, including awards, newsletters, public relations efforts and meetings.  Other records relating to these appear in Series 10: Scrapbooks. The books are arranged in chronological order. 1.5 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Date

1/24

1980-1981

1/25

1980-1981

1/26

1982-1983

1/27

1983-1984

1/28

1984-1985

1/29

1984-1985

2/1

1984-1985

2/2

1985-1986

2/3

1985-1986

2/4

1986-1987

2/5

1986-1987

2/6

1987-1988

2/7

1987-1988

2/8

1988-1989

2/9

1988-1989

2/10

1989-1990

2/11

1989-1990

Series 4: Membership and treasurer’s files; 1966-1987.  This series includes membership applications, membership lists, and treasurer’s reports.  Other membership records also appear in Series 3: President’s books.  This series is arranged by record type, thereunder chronologically by date. 0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/1

Membership applications

1966-1968

3/2

Membership applications

1971-1972

3/3

Membership applications

1973-1974

3/4

Membership applications

1982-1983, 1986-1987

3/5

Membership applications

1986-1987

3/6

Membership list

1968 May 1

3/7

Membership lists

1971-1972

3/8

Membership—treasurer’s report

1967-1969

3/9

Membership—treasurer’s report

1970-1973

Series 5: Workshops, seminars, and awards banquet records; 1971-1990.  This series contains records relating to events held by the organization.  Other records related to these events also appear in Series 3: President’s records and Series 10: Scrapbooks.  Records are arranged by event type, thereunder chronologically by date of event. 0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/10

Workshop records

1971

3/11

Workshop records

1972

3/12

Workshop records

1974-1976

3/13

Workshop records

1984

3/14

Workshop records

1985

3/15

Workshop records

1986

3/16

Workshop records

1987

3/17

Workshop records (part one)

1988

3/18

Workshop records (part two)

1988

3/19

Miscellaneous workshop records

Undated

3/20

Seminar: “How to produce a newsletter” records

1990 March

3/21

Annual awards banquets records

1978-1986, 1988

Series 6: Newsletter; 1967-1992.  This series consist of copies of the newsletter produced by the Alaska Press Women.  Volume and issue numbers were originally assigned starting in 1971 and started over when the newsletter was entitled Arctic-ulation beginning in 1972 April.  The run of newsletters is incomplete.  Copies of newsletters also appear in Series 3: President’s books and Series 10: Scrapbooks.  The newsletters are arranged chronologically by date.

Box/Folder

Date

3/22

1967

3/23

1968

3/24

1970 (?)

3/25

1971-1972

3/26

1972

3/27

1973

3/28

1974

3/29

1975

3/30

1976

3/31

1977

3/32

1978

3/33

1979

3/34

1980

3/35

1981

3/36

1982

3/37

1983

3/38

1984

3/39

1985

3/40

1986

3/41

1987

3/42

1988

3/43

1989

3/44

1990

3/45

1991

3/46

1992

Series 7: Reference materials; 1982, 1985. This series consists of two published writing manuals. The manuals are in chronological order by publishing date. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/47

Jacobi, Peter. Writing with style: the news story and the feature.

1982

3/48

Franklin, Jon.  Writing for story.

1985

Series 8: National Federation of Press Women records; 1965-1989.  This series includes annual convention agendas, articles on the Alaska organization from the national publication, and directories.  This series is arranged by record type, thereunder chronologically. 0.6 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/49

Annual convention agendas

1965-1968

3/50

Awards

Undated, 1985-1986

3/51

Press women Alaska articles

1976

4/1

Directories

1968, 1970-1971

4/2

Directories

1977-1979

4/3

Directories

1980-1982

4/4

Directories

1983-1985

4/5

Directories

1986-1989

Series 9: Artifacts; undated, 1987.  This series includes various non-record items including t-shirts, a banner, jewelry, and blank certificates and awards. 0.8 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

5/1

3 Alaska Press Women t-shirts, 2 gold, 1 gray.

5/2

“Alaska Press Women, Top of the World Writers” vinyl banner with hanger, 18 inches by 24 inches.

5/3

Lapel pin made from Kay Kennedy’s three National Federation of Press Women “Woman of Achievement awards; 1987.

5/4

Necklace with pendant made of Kay Kennedy’s gold nugget award from the Alaska Press Women.

5/5

Blank certificates and awards.

Series 10: Scrapbooks; 1961-1989.  This series consists of the scrapbooks of the organization.  Along with clippings, the series includes 100 photographs.  The scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.  2.3 cubic feet.

Box/Item

Description

Date

6/1

Scrapbook

1961-1969

6/2

Scrapbook

1970-1974

7/1

Scrapbook

1975-1976

7/2

Scrapbook

1977-1978

7/3

Scrapbook

1978-1979

7/4

Scrapbook

1979-1981

7/5

Scrapbook

1981-1984

8/1

Scrapbook

1984-1985

8/2

Scrapbook

1986

8/3

Alaska Press Women 25th anniversary scrapbook

1986

8/4

Scrapbook

1987

8/5

Scrapbook

1988-1989