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Jo Frankfourth papers

Guide to the Jo Frankfourth papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Creator: Frankfourth, Ruby J. (Jo).
Title: Jo Frankfourth papers.
Dates: 1973-1984.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Anchorage Community College teacher involved in wilderness education advocacy and urban planning.

Biographical note:
Jo Frankfourth moved to Alaska in 1942 as a child. She was an instructor in the Drafting Technology Department (later the Architectural and Engineering Technology Department) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She graduate with a Bachelors degree from Evergreen State College in 1979. In 1982 she was appointed to Anchorage’s Urban Planning Taskforce.

Collection description:
The collection consists of documents related to Jo Frankfourth’s employment at Anchorage Community College, her involvement in the Anchorage Urban Planning Taskforce, coursework she completed at Evergreen State College, and materials related to Outward Bound, a proposal to establish an Alaska wilderness school, and other environmental issues.

Arrangement: The collection contents are grouped by topic or organization.

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: Jo Frankfourth papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society by Jo Frankfourth.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2020.

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