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Guide to the Una Tuck papers
circa 1965-1999

Collection number: HMC-1057.
Creator: Tuck, Una.
Title: Una Tuck papers.
Dates: circa 1965-1999.
Volume of collection: 0.6 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Documents related to the development of optional education schools in Anchorage, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Long-time Anchorage resident, Una Tuck, was instrumental in the establishment of Chugach Optional School. As a parent, her community activities include a variety of related educational initiatives in Anchorage. 

Collection description: The collection consists of materials created by and collected by Una Tuck throughout community efforts of to explore optional education initiatives in Anchorage in the early 1970s.  Most materials relate directly to the creation of Chugach Optional School.  Files also include information on many related subjects including the founding of Steller Secondary School, the “Refocus Committee” of parents who joined to review the Anchorage School District’s educational philosophy, the Open Optional Coalition and the Anchorage Cooperative Nursery School.

Arrangement: The collection materials were arranged by Mrs. Tuck into several files which represent the developmental chronology of the efforts to create and sustain the optional education movement in Anchorage.

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

Rights note: Some materials in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.

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

Separated materials: Some published material has been separated from the collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Una Tuck in 2010.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2010.