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John A. Gibbons papers

Guide to the John A. Gibbons papers
1962, 1974

Collection number: HMC-0113.
Creator: Gibbons, John A.
Title: John A. Gibbons papers.
Dates: 1962, 1974.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers relating to the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous.

Biographical note:
John Gibbons was Director of Resources Development for Alaska Airlines. He also served several years on the Board of the Greater Anchorage Incorporated, Fur Rendezvous, and was Coordinator of the 1962 Fur Rendezvous activities.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter by John Gibbons concerning his idea for a Seppala Trophy for the Fur Rendezvous Sled Dog Race to honor Musher Leonard Seppala. There are also clippings and photographs concerning 1962 Fur Rendezvous activities, and an artist’s sketch of the Seppala Trophy.

Arrangement: Collection materials are in no particular order.

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

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials is not held by Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: John A. Gibbons papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by Lainie Fleischer in 1985, she received it from John Gibbons in 1974.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1990.

Container list:

Item Description Date
1 Letter from John Gibbons concerning the Seppala Trophy 1974 February 10
2 Newspaper clipping with the picture of the seal skin Rondy invitation sent to Interior Secretary Stewart Udall 1962
3 Newspaper clippings with a picture of John Gibbons and articles concerning the Fur Rondy button and pageant 1962
4 Newspaper clipping with a picture of the seal skin Rondy invitation sent to Interior Secretary Steward Udall, held by John Gibbons and Clyde Rowen, Rondy Manager 1962
5 Photograph of George Attla receiving congratulations on winning the 1962 Championship Sled Dog Race and the Seppala Trophy (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
6 Photograph of Native Dancers (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
7 Photograph of the 1962 Rondy Parade (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
8 Photograph showing Mary Dee Fox, 1962 Fur Rondy Queen, autographing an annual for John Gibbons (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
9 Photograph showing George Attla about to cross the finish line on Fourth Avenue during the 1962 Championship Sled Dog Race. (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
10 Photograph of Lance Minnis, 1962 Fur Rondy “Mr. Fur Face”. (Ward Wells photograph). 1962
11 Fur Rondy Program 1962
12 Artist’s conception and a description of the Leonard Seppala Trophy 1962
13 Photograph of George Attla and Mary Dee Fox being congratulated by Colonel “Muk Tuk” Marston (Ward Wells photograph). 1962


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