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Guide to the Janie Leask papers
1983-1991

Collection number: HMC-1147.
Creator: Leask, Janie.
Title: Janie Leask papers.
Dates: 1983-1991.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: The professional papers of a president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Biographical note:
Janie Leask is Haida-Tsimshian and Irish-German and was raised in both Metlakatla and Anchorage. Ms. Leask spent fifteen years with the Alaska Federation of Natives starting in 1974, as the President of AFN from 1983 to 1989.

Collection description:
The collection contains Janie Leask's files subject files regarding the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), clippings of her regular column in the Anchorage Times, subject files on the Alaska Federation of Natives, and the texts of speeches she delivered.

Arrangement: The files were retained in the same order in which they arrived at the Archives. Materials are generally grouped by topic or type of record.

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

Rights note: Materials not authored by Janie Leask may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

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

Separated materials: Published volumes were removed from the collection and placed in the Rare Books collection of the Consortium Library.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Janie Leask in 2013.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013. Whole copies of newspapers were deaccessioned and lists of such can be found in individual folders.