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David R. Knapp papers

Guide to the David R. Knapp papers

Collection number: HMC-0957.
Creator: Knapp, David R.
Title: David R. Knapp papers.
Dates: 1983-2007.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of the former Academic Director for Anchorage Community College and President of Sitka Community College.

Biographical note:
David R. Knapp was born in Eveleth, Minnesota, in 1929. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1952 and a master’s degree in educational psychology in 1955. Knapp worked as a junior high school teacher and counselor in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Anchorage, Alaska in 1957 to serve as the junior high school director of guidance services. He then served as Academic Director for Anchorage Community College (1961-1972), and President of Sitka Community College (1972-1982). After retiring from the University of Alaska System, Knapp worked as a private consultant for Selection Research Incorporated-Gallup in Lincoln, Nebraska (1982-1993). He then taught spoken English at the Foreign Language Middle School of Yunnan University in Kunming, China (1993-1995), as well as short terms at the same school and the Yunnan University Secondary School (1997-2005). Knapp also served as an officer of the Sitka, Alaska Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Arts Southeast, and Rotary District 5010.

Collection description:
The collection consists of selected papers of educator David R. Knapp. The collection contains copies of Knapp’s manuscript, A Brief History of the University of Alaska in Sitka: The First Forty Years (2002), selected student essays related to Knapp’s visit to Yunnan University Secondary School in Kunming, China, in 2007, a xerographic copy of Knapp’s meritorious service award from the University of Alaska Board of Regents (1983), and a xerographic copy of an honorary certificate awarded to Knapp by the Governor of Yunnan Province (1998).

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

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: David R. Knapp papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: A copy of the book, Experiencing Another Culture, edited by Zhou Zen and David R. Knapp, was removed from the collection and added to Rare Books.

Acquisition note: David R. Knapp gave the collection to Archives in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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