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Miriam Carlson papers

Guide to the Miriam Carlson papers
1954, 1981-1989

Collection number: HMC-0493.
Creator: Carlson, Miriam.
Title: Miriam Carlson papers.
Dates: 1954, 1981-1989.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a former Anchorage Community College administrator.

Biographical note:
Miriam “Mim” Carlson was born September 18, 1930, in Keene, New Hampshire. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1952, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College in 1954. In 1956, she married Louis Carlson and moved to Salem, Oregon, where she was a sociology professor at Willamette University. After moving to Alaska in 1973, she served as a sociology professor at Anchorage Community College (ACC), and later as both director of the Social Sciences Division and as Vice Chancellor of Instruction. Mrs. Carlson was also the president of the Alaska Community College Federation of Teachers, interim Associate Vice Chancellor of the College of Community and Continuing Education, and served on the Chancellor’s Transition Team for the ACC-University of Alaska Anchorage merger. Mrs. Carlson retired in 1989 and became an adjunct faculty member at Alaska Pacific University. After retirement, she  worked on legislative committees, as well as with the United Way and was a board member of the Retired Public Employees of Alaska. Miriam Carlson died November 17, 1999, in Anchorage.

Collection description:
This collection contains records relating to Miriam Carlson’s work as an educator at Alaska Pacific University.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by subject.

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 materials created by Miriam Carlson. The collection contains materials created by others, which Archives does not hold copyright to.

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

Separated materials: Publications were removed from this collection and some added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection. Administrative records of Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage Community College, and University of Alaska Anchorage have been moved to the Archives’ University Records collection. Please ask an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and a deed of gift signed in 2000 by Louis Carlson, Miriam Carlson’s husband.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathy Hertel in 2000. The guide to the collection was revised by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Photograph, portrait of Miriam Carlson undated
1/2 Curriculum Vitae circa 1988
1/3 Master’s Thesis, “Adolescent Attitudes Toward Seeking Help with Personal Problems”, Smith College School of Social Work 1954
1/4 APU Course, Adult Learning and Development 1989
1/5 APU Course, Dynamics of Group Process and Organization Behavior 1988
1/6 APU Course, Elements of Cultural Diversity 1989
1/7 APU Course, Integration 1989
1/8 APU Course, Management and Supervision 1989
1/9 APU Course, Organizational Design 1988
1/10 APU Course, Organizational Design 1988
1/11 APU Course, Values and Ethics 1989
1/12 APU Course, Values and Ethics 1989
1/13 American Council on Education – Center for Leadership Development and Academic Administration, workshop 1984 June
1/14 An Assessment of Federal Training Needs, workshop 1981 January
1/15 Schedule for research help, Daily time log undated


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