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Susan Ruddy papers

Guide to the Susan Ruddy papers

Collection number: HMC-0710.
Creator: Ruddy, Susan.
Title: Susan Ruddy papers.
Dates: 1911-1988, bulk 1978-1988.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Mostly papers and photographs pertaining to the Iditarod.

Biographical note:
Susan Ruddy moved to Alaska in 1964. Ruddy established The Nature Conservancy’s Alaska Chapter, served as an environmental mediator with the Mediation Institute, acted as Alaska Field Representative for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and directed the Providence Alaska Foundation where she championed for the establishment of the Providence Cancer Center. She served as a board member for the Smithsonian National Board, Commonwealth North, and the Providence Region Board. Ruddy also served as Vice Chancellor of University Advancement at UAA from 2000-2005.

Collection description:
A majority of the collection relates to the Iditarod, including photographs, news clippings used for research, and a short history, “The Iditarod,” written by Ruddy and Neil Menschel. The collection also includes files regarding the Admiralty Island land dispute and new rule regulations for Anuktuvuk Pass, Alaska.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived.

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

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Susan Ruddy.” Office of the Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage. http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/chancellor/organization/board/susan-ruddy.cfm
“Susan L. Ruddy.” Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. http://alaskawomenshalloffame.org/alumnae/name/susan-ruddy/

Separated materials: Copies of publications and records from other institutions have been removed from the collection. Please consult an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The collection was gifted to the UAA/APU Consortium Library by Susan Ruddy in 2004, and then transferred to Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2015. Original folder titles have been retained when provided.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Iditarod news clippings (copies) 1978
1/2 Iditarod clippings 1987
1/3 Iditarod: Clippings; 1987 Checkers Handbook; 1987 calendar; Ruddy and Neil Menschel correspondence with newspapers; “The Iditarod” by Ruddy and Menschel undated, 1985-1988
1/4 Archaeological info. from BLM (Lynch): “Preliminary Inventory of Cultural Resources on the Iditarod Trail: Rainy Pass to Unalakleet” undated
1/5 Background information: Miners and Merchants Bank, Iditarod, AK deposit of credit slips; 1979 Iditarod entry fees; Notes and photographs on checkpoints for 1978 Iditarod; 1978 Iditarod Classic State Permit; 1979 Iditarod checkpoint camp pamphlet undated, 1911-1926, 1978-1979
1/6 Audiocassettes of the Iditarod undated, 1978-1983
1/7 Photographs: Iditarod prints circa 1978-1987
1/8-14 Photographs: Iditarod undated, 1978-1987
1/15 Photographs of  squirrel undated
1/16 Photographs: England 1979
1/17 Photographs: People, fishing, Alaska scenery circa 1983-1984
1/18 New rule regulations for Anuktuvuk Pass, Alaska 1962
1/19 “Native/non-native communication: creating a two-way flow” by Bill Vaudrin undated
1/20 Admiralty Island land dispute regarding settlement concept, working papers 1985

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