Guide to the Sharon Gagnon papers
Collection number: HMC-0446.
Creator: Gagnon, Sharon.
Title: Sharon Gagnon papers.
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.
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.
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.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS; 1985-2003. 0.05 cubic feet.
|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.
|1/2||Minutes and activities||1976|
|1/3||Minutes and activities||1977|
|1/4||Minutes and activities||1978|
|1/5||Minutes and activities||1979|
SERIES 3: UAA CHANCELLOR SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1978-1994. 0.1 cubic feet.
|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.
|1/13||Economic impact study||1983|
|1/14||Education economic impact study survey results||1983|
|1/16-19||Manpower training seminar records||1982-1983|
SERIES 5: SHIP CREEK STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1986. 0.05 cubic feet.
|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.
|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|
|1/27||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|
|2/1||Board President’s report to the Regents||1993-1996|
|2/3||Commonwealth North unfinished higher education study||1991|
|2/4||Consortium for Alaska Native Education||1998|
|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|
|2/12-14||International Pedagogical University Anchorage meeting||1994-1996|
|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|
|2/28||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|
|3/1||Rural Education Preparation Program/ native programs||1994-2000|
|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|
|3/13-15||University regulations to 1999||1999|
|3/17||UAA campus plan||undated|
SERIES 7: ALASKA AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER RECORDS; 1990-1998. 1.0 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.
|3/20||Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation act||1991|
|3/21||Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation appointment||1992|
|3/22||Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation founding||1991|
|3/24||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|
|4/2||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|
|4/13||Meetings and annual report||1996|
|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|
SERIES 8: ANCHORAGE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1987-1989. 0.7 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.
|4/21||Bid History and financial projection||1988|
|4/23||Des Moines activities||1989|
|4/24||Financial review and risk management||1988|
|5/1-2||Membership and minutes||1988-1989|
|5/3||Mission and strategic plan||1988|