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Anchorage Senior Citizens Sunday Drop-In Center records

Guide to the Anchorage Senior Citizens Sunday Drop-In Center records

Collection number: HMC-1336.
Showers, Lorena.
American Association of Retired Persons. Sourdough chapter #533.
Title: Anchorage Senior Citizens Sunday Drop-In Center records.
Dates: 1975-1995.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records related to a weekly Anchorage gathering for senior citizens.

Organizational history:
The drop-in center was begun in 1973 or 1974 and hosted weekly on Sundays at the Anchorage Community Center at 3rd Avenue and Cordova Street. In 1975, Lorena Showers began to keep records of the drop-in events. At some point it was moved to the Anchorage Senior Center. Initially arranged and hosted by local volunteers, it was moved under the auspices of the American Association of Retired Persons Sourdough chapter #533.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the weekly guest books for the Drop-In Center. It includes lists of names of individuals hosting and attending the events, clippings of the newspaper announcements for the events, and occasional photographs of attendees and activities.

Arrangement: The records are in chronological order.

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

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to collection contents.

Preferred citation: Anchorage Senior Citizens Sunday drop-In Center records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For more materials related to senior-related issues in Alaska, see the research guide: Senior Citizens Issues and Advocacy Collections.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 1999 as part of the Lorena Showers papers.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2019.

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