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Donna Broderick Gavac papers

Guide to the Donna Broderick Gavac papers

Collection number: HMC-0111.
Creator: Gavac, Donna Broderick.
Title: Donna Broderick Gavac papers.
Dates: 1971-1987.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Anchorage Community College administrator.

Biographical note:
Donna Broderick Gavac received a B.A. from George Fox College in 1948; an M.A. from the University of Michigan; and a Ph.D. from the University of Portland in 1960. She began working for the University of Alaska System in late 1971 at Anchorage Community College. Her positions at that institution included: history professor; Director of Evening Programs; Director of Academic Programs; Director of Transfer Studies; and Director of the Office of Educational Development. During the period 1973-1976, Dr. Gavac was a member of the Statewide Steering Committee for the University of Alaska Academic Development Plan. She served as Acting Dean of Anchorage Community College for 10 months during 1976; and served as the first Chairperson of the UAA Archives Advisory Committee in 1980. Dr. Gavac was involved with Anchorage Community College during the formation of the Alaska Federation of Teachers Union. She served on the boards of the Alaska Festival of Music and the Anchorage Civic Opera during the 1970s. Dr. Gavac retired from the University of Alaska System in 1982.

Collection description:
The collection consists of Donna Broderick Gavac’s papers concerning University of Alaska administration, faculty affairs, educational planning, and teachers union negotiations during her tenure as an academic administrator at Anchorage Community College.

Arrangement: Collection documents are generally grouped by topic or subject.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to materials authored by Donna Broderick Gavac.

Preferred citation: Donna Broderick Gavac papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: University publications were moved to the university records.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Donna Broderick Gavac in 1982.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999. The guide was updated to current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017. Clippings, ACCFT records, and student records were removed.

Container list:

Description Dates
1/1 Anchorage Community College history summary letter 1982
1/2 Speech to leadership conference about ACC/UAA merger 1987
1/3 University of Alaska statewide planning and organization 1972-1980
1/4 Consortium with Alaska Pacific University 1977-1979
1/5 Fundraising and budget 1976-1980
1/6 University of Alaska statewide funding crises 1977
1/7 Salary, working conditions, workload studies 1973-1982
1/8 Class scheduling 1973-1977
1/9 Public relations 1972-1980
1/10 Organization of community college teachers statewide under American Federation of Teachers 1975
1/11 Statewide faculty strike 1974
1/12 Faculty and student planning documents 1971-1980
1/13-14 Education planning documents 1972-1980
1/15-16 Alaska Native education planning documents 1971-1975

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