Aleyene “Dixie” Orsini Education Fund records

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.
Dates: 1984-2015.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a nursing scholarship organization.

Organizational history:
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.

Collection description:
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.

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