Guide to the Society for Technical Communication. Alaska chapter records
Collection number: HMC-0415.
Creator: Society for Technical Communication.
Title: Society for Technical Communication. Alaska chapter records.
Volume of collection: 1.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an organization for technical writers.
The Alaska Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) began in 1981 as the Greater Anchorage Branch of STC. In 1982, the branch members voted to seek chapter status, which they received in January 1983. The chapter changed its name and boundaries in 1989 to become the Alaska Chapter. The objectives of the chapter are to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication in Alaska through its association with the national and international organizations. Activities of the chapter have included workshops, seminars, and other educational presentations; publication of a newsletter; annual presentation of awards for the best abstracts at the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair; and production and distribution of a videotape designed to provide advice and instruction to students preparing their science fair displays and abstracts.
The collection consists of organization records relating to the administration and activities of the chapter. Included are bylaws, newsletters, chapter reports, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, program publicity and handouts, conference programs, and membership lists.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following records series:
- Series 1: Administrative records: 1981-1991
- Series 2: Meeting records; 1981-1990
- Series 3: Event records; 1982-1991
- Series 4: Competition records; 1983-1990
- Series 5: Newsletters; 1982-1991
- Series 6: Special project records; 1983-1988
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to materials in the collection that were not created by by the Alaska Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
Preferred citation: Society for Technical Communication. Alaska chapter records. Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Materials created by the national organization for the Society for Technical Communication were transferred to North Carolina State University.
Related materials: The records of the national organization are held by North Carolina State University.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by the organization in 1993.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Michele Wellck in 1995. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2018. At that time collection contents created by the national organization were removed and sent to North Carolina State University.
Series 1: Administrative records: 1981-1991. 0.5 cubic feet.
This series consists of the charter and bylaws, correspondence, fiscal records, membership records, public relations materials, chapter reports, guidelines for officers and committees, a history of the chapter, letterhead and logos, mailing lists, samples of STC publications, and lists of books in the STC library. The contents of this series are generally arranged by document type.
|1/5||Elections, ballots, officers||1981-1991|
|1/6||Chapter goals and objectives||1983-1985|
|1/7||Greater Anchorage Chapter of STC history||1985 ?|
|1/10||Correspondence, national organization||1983, 1988-1990|
|1/11||Correspondence, Region 7||1987-1989|
|1/14||Chapter financial reports||1983, 1986-1990|
|1/17||Membership, potential members||1988-1989|
|1/18||Letterhead, labels and business cards||undated|
|1/23||Alaska media directory||1987|
|1/24||Insurance, STC life insurance||1985|
|1/26||Post office box||1986|
Series 2: Meeting records; 1981-1990. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series consists of agendas, notices, minutes and notes from board meetings, general meetings, and program meetings.
|1/31||Board meeting||1988 September 9|
|1/32||Meetings||1989 May 11|
Series 3: Event records; 1982-1991. 0.35 cubic feet.
This series consists of planning materials, program ideas, correspondence relating to organizing a program, program publicity, program handouts, and records of program attendance. Events include seminars, workshops, demonstrations, tours, and guest speakers.
|1/36||Programs, evaluation form||undated|
|1/38-40||Programs, ideas and plans||undated|
|1/41||Programs, “How to work with your printer” miniseminar||1985|
|1/42||Programs, Hibbard/Doyle visit||1985 September 23|
|1/43||Programs, “Talking about health risks”||1987 May 14|
|1/44||Programs, “Introduction to online databases”||1987 October 15|
|2/1||Programs, chapter public relations workshop||1988|
|2/2||Programs, Jo Ann Hackos seminar||1989 June 20|
|2/3||Programs, graphics seminar||1990 March 13|
Series 4: Competition records; 1983-1990. 0.35 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to competitions in which the chapter or individual members were invited to participate. Examples are the STC Audiovisual Competition, the Chapter Newsletter Competition, and the International Technical Publications/Art Competition.
|2/4||Alaska publications competition||1984-1986|
|2/5||Associate fellow competition||1985, 1987|
|2/7||Chapter achievement awards||1983-1984, 1990|
|2/8||Chapter newsletter competition||1986-1988|
|2/9||Chapter public relations competition||1983-1988|
|2/10||International student technical writing competition||1986-1988|
|2/11||International technical publications/art competitions||1984-1990|
|2/12||International technical publications competition, ARCO Alaska winning entry||1989|
|2/13||Press Women competitions||1986|
|2/14||Publications competition, Puget Sound||1987-1988|
Series 5: Newsletters; 1982-1991. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series includes the newsletter of the Greater Anchorage Chapter/Alaska Chapter of STC, the Alaska connection, and records related to the production of it.
|3/1||The Alaska connection newsletter articles and production||1987-1989|
|3/2-3||The Alaska connection newsletters||1982-1990|
Series 6: Special project records; 1983-1988. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to special projects of the Alaska Chapter of STC. Projects included the judging of student abstracts at the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair, the production of an instructional videotape on designing science fair displays and writing abstracts, the creation of a freelancers directory, the mobilization of objections to a 1986 tax reform act, the surveying of STC members, and the development of a relationship with the Council on Northern Resources Information Management (CONRIM).
|3/4||CONRIM (Council on Northern Resources Information Management), memo of understanding||1986-1987|
|3/6||Science and engineering fair abstracts||undated|
|3/7||Science and engineering fair abstracts, 1984 competition||1984|
|3/8||Science and engineering fair abstracts, advance abstracts||1988|
|3/9||Science and engineering fair abstracts, video evaluation forms||undated|
|3/10||Survey of technical communicators||1985|
|3/11||Tax reform act “1706”||1986|