American Society for Circumpolar Health records

Guide to the American Society for Circumpolar Health records
1980-2015

Collection number: HMC-0993.
Creator: American Society for Circumpolar Health.
Title: American Society for Circumpolar Health records.
Dates: 1980-2015.
Volume of collection: 3.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of circumpolar health practice, policy, education, and research.

Organizational history:
The American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH) was formed during the First International Symposium for Circumpolar Health in 1967. ASCH continued as an informal organization in order to actively participate in other international symposia. In 1979, wanting to become a formalized organization, members of ASCH developed a constitution and bylaws, and in 1980 became a charter member of the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH). The ASCH is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge, and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to the health issues of circumpolar peoples. It is also involved with planning and organizing the International Congress for Circumpolar Health (ICCH), which is held every three years. The ICCH brings together medical scientists, health care delivery specialists, health administrators, and health consumers to discuss health care in circumpolar regions.

Collection description:
The collection contains the meeting minutes, member activities, correspondence, and membership information of the American Society for Circumpolar Health. Included in the collection are the minutes and proceedings, as well as planning files for the International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH). The collection also contains photographs taken during the 10th ICCH, which depict speakers, a reception, and the Native Cultural Celebration held during the meeting.

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

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

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the ASCH is held by the ASCH with the Archives authorized to permit use on their behalf. Materials in the collection created by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright not held by the ASCH or the Archives.

Preferred citation: American Society for Circumpolar Health records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: “ASCH.” ASCH. http://asch.cc/.

Acquisition note: An initial deposit was given to Archives by Carl Hild in 2008. The bulk of the collection was deposited at Archives by ASCH president, Brenna Simons-Petrusa. A deposit agreement was signed by Simons-Petrusa and Abbie Willetto Wolfe, ASCH treasurer, in 2016. Additions have been made since.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and box level listing provided by Brenna Simons-Petrusa of the ASCH. The collection was further described by Veronica Denison in 2016. Additional material was added to the collection and described by Veronica Denison in 2017.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Meeting minutes; Member activities; Board meetings; Correspondence; Nominations and elections 1980-1990
2 Meeting minutes; Member activities; Board meetings; Correspondence; Membership information; Nominations and elections 1990-2014
3 Meeting minutes; Membership information; Correspondence; Bylaws and constitution; Albrecht-Milan Foundation (currently called Arctic Health Foundation Fund), includes audiocassette of fund dedication; Arctic Health Initiative; Alaska Health Research Symposium; International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH) 1-15: Planning, minutes, proceedings; Photographs of 10th ICCH 1980-2015
4 Audio cassette recordings of board meetings 1986-1989

 

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