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National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records

Guide to the National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records

Collection number: HMC-0411.
National Ski Patrol System (U.S.). Alaska Division.
Title: National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records.
Dates: 1944-2019.
Volume of collection: 18.7 cubic feet and 14.5 gb.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Records of the Alaska chapter of the National Ski Patrol System.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Division of the National Ski Patrol System, Inc. was formed in May of 1953. The Alaska Division covers all ski areas in the state of Alaska that wish to participate in National Ski Patrol activities. The Alaska Division is divided into geographic sections which are then further divided into individual patrols. The Alaska Division includes the Southcentral, Southeastern, and Northern sections. The Southcentral section includes Anchorage, the Southeastern section includes Juneau, and the Northern section includes Fairbanks.

Collection description:
The first section of the records contains administrative files, correspondence, newsletters, testing and training materials, and records of national events. The Alaska Division records focus on the Southcentral section and include files on individual patrols and the Junior National Ski Patrol. The second section of the records includes correspondence, subject files, event files, awards documents, membership records, training records, and budget records.

Arrangement: The first portion of the collection, transferred between 1993 and 1997, is grouped by record type or topic (boxes 1-2). The second, larger, portion of the collection transferred in 2003 (boxes 2-18) appears largely unarranged. Most boxes have some chronological spans, though those overlap.

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

Digital materials: Limited photographs, rosters, and documents have been digitized by National Ski Patrol members. The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Materials in the collection are subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Some materials relating to the Denali Ski Patrol group may be found in HMC-0055, Anchorage Ski Club records and in HMC-0396, Russell Dow papers. HMC-1080, Sourdough Ski Patrol records, includes materials sent to that sub-organization by the Alaska Division.

Acquisition note: The collection was deposited in the Archives between 1993 and 2003 by the board of the Alaska Division.

Processing information: This collection was initially arranged and described by Kathleen Hertel in 1997. The finding aid and collection was updated by Arlene Schmuland in 2010 to include the additional materials deposited in 2003. Those boxes remain mostly undescribed and materials within were retained in the order in which they were presented to the Archives. In 2010, the Sourdough Ski Patrol records were divided out from the National Ski Patrol records into a separate collection. An addition was made in 2020 by Eric Fuglestad, the historian for the Alaska Division, who also provided additional description for some of the boxes of records.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Administrative files including bylaws, history, division officer rosters, meeting notes, correspondence, registration forms, and newsletters 1968-1992
2 Senior test results, test applications, awards, national events records 1963-1980
3 Correspondence 1960-1978
4 Financial records, course records, correspondence 1963-1985
5 Administrative records, correspondence, reports, divisional meetings, regional meetings, instructor training course records 1966-1990
6 Registrations, correspondence, fundraising records, divisional correspondence, refresher course records, public relations files, ski safety, and rosters 1967-1985
7 Ron Rickett’s administrative files while serving as National Patrol Director. 1980-1989
8 Annual national reports, rosters, and 8 mm and 16 mm films. Includes records from the National meetingin Fairbanks in 1983. 1971-1985
9 Meetings, rosters, manuals, testing records, training, correspondence, administrative records 1974-1975
10 Annual reports, financial reports, awards 1974-1983
11 Newsletter, award records, appointments, insurance, national correspondence, administrative records 1976-1986
12 National correspondence, memoranda, divisional meeting records, rosters, historic records 1950-1983
13 Administrative records: public relations, insurance, Ski Patrol Juniors, mountaineering newsletters, legal records, correspondence, and meeting records 1981-1986
14 Administrative records: correspondence, receipts, bylaws, meeting records, budget and financial records 1981-1985
15 Training materials, patrol records, and correspondence 1975-1987
16 Administrative records: rosters, meeting records, correspondence, and budgets 1985-1995
17 Division meeting records and other administrative records 1991-1994
18 Division meeting records and administrative records 1994-1997
19 National Avalanche School, Jon Domela file, awards records, rosters and membership records, avalanche response records, 35 mm slides, photographs 1944-2019
OS Event posters 1991, 1993
Server Electronic media including digitized photographs, rosters, and brochures Undated



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