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W. Jack Peterson papers

Guide to the W. Jack Peterson papers
circa 1970-1996

Collection number: HMC-0462.
Creator: Peterson, W. Jack.
Title: W. Jack Peterson papers.
Dates:  circa 1970-1996.
Volume of collection: 7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Faculty papers of a Professor of Sociology specializing in gerontology.

Biographical note:
Jack Peterson began teaching at UAA in 1971, specializing in social issues related to aging and dying. He served on several university committees and boards, including as the faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and with several other Athletics department committees. Professor Peterson retired from UAA in 1997.

Collection description:
The collection contains Jack Peterson’s files relating to University of Alaska Anchorage athletics activities, research project and organizational files, other university committees on which he served, and an annotated bibliography of reports and publications related to his research interests. The research project and organizational files relate to sociological studies of Alaskan villages, studies related to Grand Coulee, Washington, and gerontology-affiliated groups to which he belonged. The bibliography consists of cards containing publication information and subject annotations for publications and research reports published between 1963 and 1992.

Arrangement: The materials are roughly grouped by subject or activity: athletics-related records are grouped together, university-related materials, and research projects.

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

Access restrictions: Materials in the collection may be subject to privacy restrictions.  Requests to use the material must be made in advance of a research visit.

Rights note: Some materials in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: W. Jack Peterson papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: University of Alaska Anchorage. Office of Academic Affairs, UAA faculty profiles. Anchorage, Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage, 1991.

Acquisition note: The papers were given to the Archives by Jack Peterson in 1997. A deed was signed at that time.

Processing information: This collection was initially described by Arlene Schmuland in 2011. Some non-permanent university records were removed from the collection and destroyed at that time.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1-3 UAA Athletics records 1983-1996
3-4 Research project files circa 1970-1985
5 University files circa 1984-1992
6-7 Annotated bibliography cards undated



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