Guide to the Chet Gordon papers
Collection number: HMC-0588.
Creator: Gordon, James Chester (Chet).
Title: Chet Gordon papers.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Materials primarily related to the Boys’ Club of Alaska.
James Chester “Chet” Gordon was born in Lacrosse, Washington in 1909. In 1956, he moved with his family to Alaska, where they owned and managed radio stations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Homer. Gordon was a founder and president of the Boys’ Club of Alaska, in which he was active until 1979. In 1978, he received a Gold Pan award for community service from the Alaska Chamber of Commerce. Chet Gordon died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2003.
The collection consists of J. Chester Gordon’s papers relating to the Boys’ Club of Alaska. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, lists, financial records, newsletters, sports programs and schedules, photographs, scrapbooks, and other related papers. There are eight black and white photographs, primarily of Chet Gordon and other supporters of the Boys’ Club of Alaska. The two scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, a few letters, and sports programs, concern the Babe Ruth Baseball League and the Boys’ Club of Alaska.
Arrangement: The materials in the collection are grouped by type and in roughly chronological order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright to collection materials is not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: Chet Gordon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Caroline Bolar, a former president of the Boys Club of Alaska, in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.
|1||Boys’ Club Meeting minute book||1968-1973|
|2||Boys’ Club Board reports and meetings records||1973-1974|
|3||Boys’ Club Newsletter sponsor lists||1976|
|4||Marvin S. Frankel, Boy’s Club of Alaska Board of Director’s meeting records||1967-1968|
|5||Boys Club photographs||1968-1972|
|6-12||Boys Club records||1973-1979|
|13||Girls Club records||1977-1978|
|14||American Legion Baseball records||1981|
|15||Boys’ Club Youth Football records||1972-1979|
|16-19||Babe Ruth baseball records||1969-1981|
|20-21||Babe Ruth league scrapbook||1972|
|22-23||Boys Club of Alaska scrapbook||1971-1973|