Guide to the Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund records
Collection number: HMC-1346.
Creator: Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund.
Title: Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund records.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a nursing scholarship organization.
Dixie Orsini was a long-time member of the Alaska Nurse’s Association (AaNA). After her death in 1984, her family and friends established a fund to support Fairbanks residents seeking nursing education. Ruth Benson acted as Trustee for the fun, the Fairbanks District 4 Board of AaNA served as a board for the fund, and the organization obtained non-profit status. The corporation was dissolved in 2011 and the remaining funds spent out on scholarships. The last scholarship was awarded in 2015.
The collection contains the records of the Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund. The collection consists of non-profit status records, articles of incorporation, bylaws, financial records, applications for scholarships, and outreach materials.
Arrangement: The collection has been retained in the order in which it arrived at the Archives. Most records are roughly grouped by subject or type.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Use restrictions: Some scholarship applications may contain personal information not intended for dissemination.
Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Fund has been transferred to the Archives.
Preferred citation: Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Related materials: The Archives holds the Alaska Nurse’s Association Collection, HMC-1107.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 2019 by Ruth Benson.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2019.