Guide to the Sharon Gagnon papers

Guide to the Sharon Gagnon papers
1973-2004

Collection number: HMC-0446.
Creator: Gagnon, Sharon.
Title: Sharon Gagnon papers.
Dates: 1973-2004.
Volume of collection: 4.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan educator and UA Regent.

Biographical note:

Sharon Gagnon received a bachelor’s degree in French from Indiana University in 1962. She later earned masters and doctoral degrees in French Literature from Harvard University while pursuing a teaching career. She moved to Anchorage in 1970, teaching French at the University of Alaska Anchorage as an adjunct faculty member until 1991. Gagnon has been active as a board or committee member for several Alaskan organizations including the following: UAA Citizens Advisory Council (1976-1980), Anchorage Volunteer Service League (1980s), Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (1981-1983, 1991-1992), Alaska Repertory Theatre (1984-1988), Anchorage Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics (1987-1993), Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (1991-1998), the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group (1994-1996), and the Alyeska Pipeline President’s Advisory Panel (1999-2001). She was also a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents (1991-1998), serving for a term as its president. Gagnon was honored for her service to UAA in 1985 when a lane leading to campus student housing was named after her.

Collection description:

The collection contains Sharon Gagnon’s professional papers. The board and committee membership records include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, budgets, agenda, surveys, policies, publications, and other relevant materials.

Arrangement: The collection is divided into eight series:

 

Series 1: Biographical materials; 1985-2003

Series 2: UAA Citizens Advisory Council member records; 1976-1980

Series 3: UAA Chancellor Search Committee member records; 1978-1994

Series 4: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Education Committee records; 1981-1983

Series 5: Ship Creek Steering Committee member records; 1986

Series 6: University of Alaska. Board of Regents records; 1983-2000

Series 7: Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation. Board of Directors member records; 1990-1998

Series 8: Anchorage Organizing Committee member records; 1987-1989

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

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to collection materials authored by Sharon Gagnon. Other materials may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Sharon Gagnon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Many published items were removed from the collection in 2013 and transferred to library or archival holdings. See the processing information note for more detail.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by Sharon Gagnon in 2003. A letter of gift was signed in 2003. Additional materials were added in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide was reformatted in 2013 by Arlene Schmuland. Items were removed from Series 3 and 6 at this time. This included candidate information related to job recruitments, published items, and a set of the Board of Regents agendas. The Board of Regents agendas and materials published by University of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks were transferred to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Materials published by the University of Alaska Anchorage were transferred to the university records collections within Archives and Special Collections. Other published items from the collection were transferred to Consortium Library holdings. Performing arts programs were transferred to the Ephemera collections of Archives and Special Collections.

Container list:
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS; 1985-2003. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/1 Resume 2003
1/1 Anchorage Times clipping regarding Sharon Gagnon Lane naming 1985 October 19
1/1 Board of Regents resolutions of appreciation 1997-1998
1/1 Harvard University Gazette articles 2000, 2002

SERIES 2: UAA CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER RECORDS; 1976-1980. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/2 Minutes and activities 1976
1/3 Minutes and activities 1977
1/4 Minutes and activities 1978
1/5 Minutes and activities 1979
1/6 Annual report 1980

SERIES 3: UAA CHANCELLOR SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1978-1994. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/7 Search committee records 1978
1/8 Search committee records 1981
1/9 Search committee records 1993-1994

SERIES 4: ANCHORAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE RECORDS; 1981-1983. 0.3 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/10-12 Activities records 1981-1983
1/13 Economic impact study 1983
1/14 Education economic impact study survey results 1983
1/15 Effective schooling 1982
1/16-19 Manpower training seminar records 1982-1983

SERIES 5: SHIP CREEK STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1986. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/20 Minutes, memoranda of understanding, reports, and correspondence 1986

Series 6: University of Alaska. Board of Regents member SUBJECT FILES; 1983-2000. 2.1 cubic feet.

The subject files are arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
1/21 Academic Affairs Committee 1995-1998
1/22-23 Ad Hoc Committee on Schools of Education 1997
1/24 Ad Hoc Committee on UAF School of Mineral Engineering 1995
1/25 Advance Tuition program 1991-1996
1/26 Agenda Development 1993
1/27 Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education 1991-1992
1/28 Alaska Pacific University land agreement 1996
1/29 Alaska Siberia Medical Research program 1993
1/30 American Russian Center 1994-1996
1/31 Audit Committee 1994-1998
2/1 Board President’s report to the Regents 1993-1996
2/2 Bond Sale 1997
2/3 Commonwealth North unfinished higher education study 1991
2/4 Consortium for Alaska Native Education 1998
2/5 Distance education 1993-1996
2/6 Ethics act 1993-1996
2/7 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group 1993-1997
2/8 Facilities and land use 1995-1996
2/9 General counsel search 1996
2/10 Governor Hickel 1991-1998
2/11 Informal retreat 1994
2/12-14 International Pedagogical University Anchorage meeting 1994-1996
2/15 Kaludis report 1992
2/16 Land issues 1990-1997
2/17 Northern International University Moscow Meeting 1998
2/18 Planning and Development Committee 1997-1998
2/19-21 Planning and Development Committee notebook 1997
2/22 Planning Retreats 1992-1995
2/23 President Komisar 1992-1998
2/24 Presidential search 1998
2/25-27 Program assessment 1994
2/28 Program quality review survey 1992
2/29 Ptarmigan Peak accident 1997
2/30 Ptarmigan Peak accident report 1998 June
2/31-32 Regents policy to 1999 1999
2/33 Retreat 1994 August
3/1 Rural Education Preparation Program/ native programs 1994-2000
3/2 Self assessment 1992
3/3 Sharon Gagnon correspondence with legislators 1992-1993
3/4 Sharon Gagnon correspondence with Regents 1994-1996
3/5-7 Sharon Gagnon correspondence 1993-1996
3/8 Sharon Gagnon speeches 1993-1998
3/9 State Board of Education 1983-1997
3/10 Strategic plan for 1996-1999
3/11 Summary of actions 1990-1993
3/12 University commencements 1993-1997
3/13-15 University regulations to 1999 1999
3/16 UAA 1992-1995
3/17 UAA campus plan undated
3/18 UAF 1994-1997
3/19 UAS 1995

SERIES 7: ALASKA AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER RECORDS; 1990-1998. 1.0 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
3/20 Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation act 1991
3/21 Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation appointment 1992
3/22 Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation founding 1991
3/23 Annual reports 1994-1995
3/24 Board of Directors information book 1997
3/25 Challenger Learning Center feasibility study 1996
3/26 Commercial Space Launch act of 1984 and amendments; and Launch Services Purchase act of 1990 1990
3/27 FY94 Dual Use grant proposal 1994
4/1 First launch 1998
4/2 Kodiak Launch Site 1993-1994
4/3 Kodiak Launch Complex business and financial summary 1996
4/4 Kodiak Launch Complex business plan 1995
4/5 Kodiak Launch Complex economic impacts (ISER) 1996
4/6 Kodiak Launch Complex feasibility analysis 1992
4/7-8 Meetings 1992
4/9 Meetings 1993
4/10-11 Meetings 1994
4/12 Meetings 1995
4/13 Meetings and annual report 1996
4/14 Meetings 1997
4/15 Poker Flat Research Range: Regent’s tour 1991 June
4/16 Poker Flat Research Range Orbital Launch Facility feasibility analysis 1992
4/17 Poker Flat videotape 1991
4/18 Proposals 1993
4/19 Publicity 1991-1996

SERIES 8: ANCHORAGE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1987-1989. 0.7 cubic feet.

Arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
4/20 Ambassadors program 1988
4/21 Bid History and financial projection 1988
4/22 Bid information 1987-1988
4/23 Des Moines activities 1989
4/24 Financial review and risk management 1988
4/25 Funding 1988
4/26-27 International relations 1988
5/1-2 Membership and minutes 1988-1989
5/3 Mission and strategic plan 1988
5/4 Site inspection 1989
5/5 Speakers Bureau 1988
5/6 USOC contacts 1989

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