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Alaska Women’s Political Caucus records

Guide to the Alaska Women’s Political Caucus records

Collection number: HMC-1344.
Creator: Alaska Women’s Political Caucus.
Title: Alaska Women’s Political Caucus records.
Dates: 1982-1996.
Volume of collection: 1 cubic foot.
Language of materials: The collection is in English.
Collection summary: Records of an organization aimed at increasing promoting equal rights and political participation for women.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Women’s Political Caucus, abbreviated AWPC or AkWPC, was an organization aimed at increasing the participation of women in the political process, increase the number of feminist women elected or appointed to office, to promote equality for women, and to further issues affecting women and children. The organization incorporated in 1991. In 2011, the organization changed its name to Alaska Women for Political Action.

Collection description:
The collection consists of documents, photographs, audiocassettes, and video recordings relating to the activities of Alaska Women’s Political Caucus. The documents include meeting minutes and agendas, memoranda, reports, Equal Times newsletter, candidate questionnaires, by-laws, leadership documents, and correspondence. The photographs were taken at the 1984 APWC conference and the 1985 Conference on Mayors. The audiocassettes consist of recordings of the 1982 Alaska Women’s Political Skills conference, as well as a National Women’s Political Conference PSA. The video includes “Win with Women” produced by the National Women’s Political Caucus, “Women in Politics” from Listening to America, and several Beta and U-Matic tapes labeled “Alice in Blunderland.”

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

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

Access restrictions: Some materials in the collection cannot be played on equipment in Archives and Special Collections, and there may be a cost associated with digitization of the material for viewing. Please consult an archivist for more information.

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

Preferred citation: Alaska Women’s Political Caucus records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated in 2019 by Ann Sponholz, who signed a deed of gift at that time.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2020.

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