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Guide to the Mel Kalkowski papers
1976-1990

Collection number: HMC-0147.
Creator: Kalkowski, Mel, 1947-.
Title: Mel Kalkowski papers.
Dates: 1976-1990.
Volume of collection: 1.25 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a board member for the Anchorage Fur Rondy and UAA employee.

Biographical note:
Mel Kalkowski was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1947. He attended high school and the community college in Baltimore and received a certificate in journalism and communications from the U.S. Defense Department Information School while in the Army. He later received an Associate of Arts Degree from Anchorage Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Kalkowski became involved in the communications and journalism fields while working as a broadcast specialist of the U.S. Army's Public Affairs Office. He also worked as a television reporter and radio announcer in Baltimore and later as a television and radio news director, reporter, and announcer in Anchorage. Kalkowski began working for the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1975 and has since served UAA in various roles as director of public affairs, director of electronic communications, and director of military programs, among other positions.

Collection description:
This collection contains papers and photographs collected by Mel Kalkowski.  These materials include a survey of Anchorage area high schools, likely conducted by the Office of Public Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1977-1978; papers concerning the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Anchorage in June 1985; records of Greater Anchorage, Inc.’s operations and finances related to the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, 1980-1990; and personal papers and photographs, including color slides of Fur Rendezvous and posters documenting theater, music, film, basketball, and other events at Anchorage Community College, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Methodist University, the Alaska Festival of Music, and other locations in Alaska.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following series:
SERIES 1.  UAA.  Office of Public Affairs records; 1977-1978.
SERIES 2.  U.S. Conference of Mayors (Anchorage, Alaska) papers; 1985.
SERIES 3.  Greater Anchorage, Inc. Fur Rendezvous records; 1980-1990.
SERIES 4.  Personal papers and photographs; circa 1976-1981.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns copyright to materials in this collection created by Mel Kalkowski and the University of Alaska Anchorage but does not own copyright to materials in the collection created by Greater Anchorage, Inc. and other authors.

Preferred citation: Mel Kalkowski papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: “Anchorage mayor proclaims June 30, 2005 ‘Mel Kalkowski Day’”: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/news/kalkowski.cfm (accessed June 28, 2012)

Related materials: Greater Anchorage, Inc. Fur Rendezvous records; 1938-2005.  HMC-0121.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by Mel Kalkowski in 1982, 1985, and 1995.

Processing information: This collection was originally described by Dennis Walle in 1985.  The guide was revised and additions added to it by Megan K. Friedel in 2012.

Container list:

Series 1.  UAA. Office of Public Affairs records; 1977-1978. 0.15 cubic feet.
Materials arranged in their original order.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Anchorage high school student survey data

1977 December 6

1/2

Anchorage high school student survey – Goals, sex, grade by attitudes

1977 December 20

1/3

Anchorage high school student survey – Statistics

1978 January 1

1/4

Anchorage high school student survey – Basic frequencies distribution

1978 January 1

1/5

Anchorage high school student survey – Bartlett High School

1977 November 30

1/6

Anchorage high school student survey – Chugiak High School

1977 December 6

1/7

Anchorage high school student survey – Dimond High School

1977 December 5

1/8

Anchorage high school student survey – Service High School

1977 December 6

1/9

Anchorage high school student survey – West High School

1977 November 3


Series 2.  U.S. Conference of Mayors (Anchorage, Alaska) papers; 1985. 0.1 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/10

Addresses by John G. Keane, Richard P. Nathan, Charles W. Parry, and Hubert Williams

1985 June

1/11

“Legislative update and outlook report”

1985 June

1/12

Program, attendee list, and membership notice

1985 June

1/13

Resolutions

1985 June

1/14

Standing committee list

1985 June

1/15

Workshop and event brochures and other papers

1985 June

Series 3.  Greater Anchorage, Inc. Fur Rendezvous records; 1980-1990. 0.75 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/16 – 1/19

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous director’s manuals

1980-1989

1/20

Articles of incorporation

undated

1/21

Building committee papers

circa 1987

1/22

“Capture the Rondy Spirit” souvenir publication

1987

1/23

Computer committee papers

1988

1/24

Correspondence and memos

1985-1989

1/25

Economic impact report

1981

1/26 – 1/32

Financial records

1984-1989, undated

1/33

Lease of 327 Eagle Street

1988

1/34

Masque Ball

1989

1/35 – 1/36

Minutes

1984-1987

1/37

Non-profit corporation papers

circa 1987

1/38

Organizational charts and committees list

undated

1/39

Planning retreat handbook

1990

1/40

Planning retreat report

1990

1/41

Report to management

1986 February

1/42

Other operations records

1988, undated

Series 4. Personal papers and photographs; circa 1976-1981.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/1

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Carnival

undated

2/2

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Chamber lunch

undated

2/3

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Displays

undated

2/4

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Dog drawing

undated

2/5

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Dog weight pull

undated

2/6

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Dogs

undated

2/7

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Ice races

undated

2/8

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Miners and Trappers Ball

undated

2/9

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Monte Carlo Night

undated

2/10

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Parade

undated

2/11

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Ptarmigan Roost

undated

2/12

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Snow machine races

undated

2/13

Anchorage Fur Rondy slides – Unidentified scenes

undated

2/14

Bie Communications, Inc. private stock option prospectus

1981

Oversize folder 1

Posters.  Includes posters for plays presented by the Guild of Anchorage Community College, the UAA/ACC Theater Guild, and the UAA Theater Guild; musicals presented by UAA and Anchorage Community Theater-Alaska Methodist University; Alaska Festival of Music performances and other concerts by P.D.Q. Bach, John Prine, the Preservation Jazz Band, the McClain Family Band, and others; the film “All the President’s Men” (from Robert Redford’s appearance in Anchorage); Anchorage radio stations; UAA Seawolf basketball; and other subjects.

1976-1981