Society for Technical Communications, Alaska Chapter Collection Description

SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION. ALASKA CHAPTER. Records;
1981-1991.
2.8 cu. ft.

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 & 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.

The collection was presented to the archives by the
Alaska Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication in 1993.

HMC-0415

Inventory:

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series 1. Administrative Files; 1967-1991. .7 cu. ft.

This series is divided into six subseries: charter and bylaws,
correspondence, fiscal records, membership, public relations,
and miscellaneous. In addition to items named in the subseries
titles, this series includes 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.

Series 2. Meetings; 1981-1990. .2 cu. ft.

This series consists of agendas, notices, minutes and notes from
board meetings, general meetings, and program meetings.

Series 3. Programs; 1982-1991. .5 cu. ft.

This series consists of planning materials, program ideas, correspondence
relating to organizing a program, program publicity, program
handouts, and records of program attendance. “Programs”
encompasses seminars, workshops, demonstrations, tours, and guest
speakers.

Series 4. Education; n.d., 1984. .2 cu. ft.

This series consists primarily of handouts, notes, and other
information from a technical writing course offered at MIT during
the summer session of 1984. Also included are training/seminar
brochures from other organizations and syllabi and other material
from technical writing and editing courses offered at the University
of Alaska Anchorage.

Series 5. Competitions; 1983-1990. .2 cu. ft.

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.

Series 6. International Technical Communication Conferences;
1983-1989. .1 cu. ft.

This series consists of programs and other records relating to
the annual STC conference, often attended by at least one representative
from the Alaska Chapter.

Series 7. Newsletters; 1982-1991. .4 cu. ft.

This series is divided into four subseries. The first subseries
consists of the newsletter of the Greater Anchorage Chapter/Alaska
Chapter of STC, The Alaska Connection. The second subseries contains
the STC members’ newsletter, Intercom. The third subseries is
the Tieline, the STC chapter leaders’ newsletter. The fourth
subseries consists of sample newsletters from other chapters
of STC.

Series 8. Special Projects; 1983-1988. .2 cu. ft.

This series consists of records relating to special projects
of the Alaska Chapter of STC. Projects have included the judging
of student abstracts at the Alaska Science & 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). Society for Technical Communication. Alaska
Chapter.


BOX AND FOLDER LIST

Box 1

Series 1. Administrative Files; 1967-1991.

Subseries 1a. Charter and Bylaws; 1971-1985.

1. Bylaws – Chapter; 1983-1989.

2. Bylaws – STC; 1971, 1981-1989.

3. Chapter Creation; 1982-1983.

4. Chapter Reports; 1984-1990.

5. Charters; 1981, 1983.

6. Elections – Ballots, Officers; 1981-1991.

7. Goals and Objectives – Chapter; 1983-1985.

8. Guidelines for Officers and Committees.

9. History – Greater Anchorage Chapter of STC; ca.1985.

Subseries 1b. Correspondence; 1981-1990.

1. Correspondence; 1981-1984.

2. Correspondence; 1983-1990.

3. Correspondence – International (D.C.); 1988-1990.

4. Correspondence – Region 7; 1987-1989.

5. Mailing List.

6. Mailings; 1987-1990.

Subseries 1c. Fiscal Records; 1967-1990.

1. Chapter Financial Reports; 1983, 1986-1990.

2. Guidelines for STC Grants and Loans to Chapters; 1983.

3. Internal Revenue Service – Status of STC; 1967-1971, 1983.

Subseries 1d. Membership; 1981-1989.

1. Membership; 1981-1989.

2. Membership – Application; 1988.

3. Membership – Potential Members; 1988-1989.

Subseries 1e. Public Relations; 1981-1990.

1. Letterhead, Labels and Business Cards.

2. Logos.

3. Promotion – Display Copies of Publications; 1981-1987.

4. Public Relations; 1985-1988.

5. Publicity; 1982-1990.

Subseries 1f. Miscellaneous; 1986-1989.

1. Alaska Media Directory; 1987.

2. Bookmarks; 1987.

3. Insurance – STC Life Insurance; 1985.

4. Library; 1986-1989.

5. Post Office Box; 1986.

Series 2. Meetings; 1981-1990.

1. Meeting Space; 1981.

2. Meetings; 1981-1984.

3. Meetings; 1985.

4. Meetings; 1986-1990.

5. Meetings – Board Meeting 9/9/88.

6. Meetings – 5/11/89 Meeting.

Series 3. Programs; 1982-1991.

1. Programs; 1982.

2. Programs; 1983-1991.

Box 2

3. Programs – Attendance; 1982-1984.

4. Programs – Evaluation Form.

5. Programs – Handouts.

6. Programs – Ideas and Plans (1).

7. Programs – Ideas and Plans (2).

8. Programs – Ideas and Plans (3).

9. Programs – Chapter Leaders Workshop – 32nd ITCC; 1985.

10. Programs – “How to Work With Your Printer” – June
1985 Miniseminar.

11. Programs – Hibbard/Doyle Visit – 9/23/85.

12. Programs – “Talking About Health Risks” – 5/14/87.

13. Programs – “Introduction to Online Data Bases”
– 10/15/87.

14. Programs – Chapter Public Relations Workshop – 35th ITCC;
1988.

15. Programs – Jo Ann Hackos Seminar – 6/20/89.

16. Programs – Graphics Seminar – 3/13/90.

Series 4. Education; n.d., 1984.

1. Education – MIT Summer Session; 1984.

2. Education – MIT Summer Session – Handouts; 1984.

3. Education – MIT Summer Session – Notes; 1984.

4. Education – Training/Seminar Brochures – Other Organizations.

5. Education – UAA Courses.

Series 5. Competitions; 1983-1990.

1. Competitions – Alaska Publications Competition (?); 1984-1986.

2. Competitions – Associate Fellow; 1985, 1987.

3. Competitions – Audiovisual Competition; 1984-1989.

4. Competitions – Chapter Achievement Awards; 1983-1984, 1990.

5. Competitions – Chapter Newsletter Competition; 1986-1988.

6. Competitions – Chapter Public Relations Competition; 1983-1988.

7. Competitions – International Student Technical Writing Competition;
1986-1988.

8. Competitions – International Technical Publications/Art Competitions;
1984-1990.

9. Competitions – International Technical Publications Competition
– ARCO Alaska Winning Entry; 1989.

10. Competitions – Press Women Competitions; 1986.

11. Competitions – Publications Competition – Puget Sound; 1987-1988.

Series 6. International Technical Communication Conferences;
1983-1989.

1. International Technical Communication Conference (ITCC) –
30th; 1983.

2. ITCC – 31st; 1984.

3. ITCC – 32nd; 1985.

4. ITCC – 33rd; 1986.

5. ITCC – 34th; 1987.

6. ITCC – 35th; 1988.

7. ITCC – 36th; 1989.

Series 7. Newsletters; 1982-1991.

Subseries 7a. The Alaska Connection (STC Alaska
Chapter); 1982-1990.

1. Newsletter Articles and Production; 1987-1989.

2. Newsletters – February-November 1982.

3. Newsletters – April-December 1983.

4. Newsletters – January-December 1984.

5. Newsletters – January-December 1985.

Box 3

6. Newsletters – January-December 1986.

7. Newsletters – January-December 1987.

8. Newsletters – Summer-Fall 1988.

9. Newsletters – Fall 1989.

10. Newsletters – Spring 1990.

Subseries 7b. Intercom (STC Members’ Newsletter); 1983-1991.

1. Newsletters – May/June 1983-August 1984.

2. Newsletters – August/September-November 1985.

3. Newsletters – April-May 1986.

4. Newsletters – January-December 1987.

5. Newsletters – April-December 1988.

6. Newsletters – January-December 1989.

7. Newsletters – January-November 1990 [many gaps]

8. Newsletters – April-May 1991.

Subseries 7c. Tieline (STC Chapter Leaders’ Newsletter); 1983-1991.

1. Newsletters – August 1983-December 1988 [gaps]

2. Newsletters – January-December 1989.

3. Newsletters – January-May 1990.

4. Newsletters – March-April 1991.

Subseries 7d. Other Chapters.

1. Newsletters – Other Chapters.

Series 8. Special Projects; 1983-1988. .2 cu. ft.

1. Special Projects – CONRIM (Council on Northern Resources Information
Management) – Memo of Understanding; 1986-1987.

2. Special Projects – Freelance Directory; 1983-1988.

3. Special Projects – Science & Engineering Fair Abstracts.

4. Special Projects – Science & Engineering Fair Abstracts
– 1984 Competition.

5. Special Projects – Science & Engineering Fair Abstracts
– Advance Abstracts; 1988.

6. Special Projects – Science & Engineering Fair Abstracts
– Video Evaluation Forms.

7. Special Projects – Survey of Technical Communicators; 1985.

8. Special Projects – Tax Reform Act “1706”; 1986.

9. Special Projects – Telephone Survey – June/July 1984.

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