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Fernand L. Chandonnet papers

Guide to the Fernand L. Chandonnet papers
1948-2016, bulk 1984-2016

Collection number: HMC-1274.
Creator: Chandonnet, Fernand L.
Title: Fernand L. Chandonnet papers.
Dates: 1948-2016, bulk 1984-2016.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a journalist and radio announcer in Anchorage and Juneau.

Biographical note:
Fernand L. “Fern” Chandonnet was born March 15, 1942 in Lowell, Massachusets. He married Ann Fox Chandonnet in 1966. He moved to Anchorage in 1973, after being a radio station manager in San Francisco. From 1973 to 1998, Fern was a radio announcer and programmer at KHAR and KENI in Anchorage.  He worked for the Anchorage Times newspaper as a copy editor from 1989 to 1992.  In 1988, Fern ran for the Alaska state senate as a Democrat but was not elected.  Ann and Fern moved to Juneau in 1999, and from 1999-2006, he worked at Juneau Empire newspaper as editor.

Collection description:

The collection contains biographical information about Fern Chandonnet, correspondence, papers related to Alaska state senate campaign, clippings of articles written about Chandonnet, drafts and published writings, Juneau Empire spoof newspapers, and photographs.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.

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

Use restrictions: Permission to quote from a literary work or any part thereof must be obtained from the author in writing.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Fernand L. Chandonnet papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the papers of Fern Chandonnet’s wife, Ann Chandonnet, HMC-0085.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives as part of the Ann Chandonnet papers between 1982 and 2017. The Fernand L. Chandonnet papers were established as a separate collection in 2017.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2017.

Container List:

Box/Folder Description Date
1/1 Personal papers 1948, 1985-2016
1/2 Papers related to state senate campaign 1988
1/3 Newspaper articles about Fern Chandonnet 1984-1985
1/4 Drafts of writing 2005, undated
1/5 Published writing 1990
1/6 Juneau Empire spoof newspapers 2003-2006
1/7 Photographs 1998




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