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Guide to the ACC. ALL Project

University of Alaska Anchorage Records
Guide to the ACC. Adult Literacy Laboratory Project (ALL Project) records

Collection number: UAA-0071.
Creating office: ACC. Adult Literacy Laboratory Project (ALL Project).
Series title: ACC. Adult Literacy Laboratory Project (ALL Project) records
Dates: 1970-1982
Volume of series: 3.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Series summary: Anchorage Community College department that produced materials and curriculum used in adult basic education classes in the villages.

Administrative history:
The Adult Literacy Laboratory, ALL Project, was an Anchorage Community College (ACC) program that trained paraprofessional teachers in the villages how to utilize materials and curriculum the ALL Project created and disseminated all over Alaska.  It began in 1971 with Federal grant funding. In 1975, ACC began funding the program.  By 1982, when the project came to end, the ALL Project had produced 150 different ABE/GED materials that ranged in topics from reading, math, phonics, Alaska Native skills, anthropology, and Land Claims. In addition to training and creating educational materials, the ALL Project supported the program, “GED by TV.” It first began in 1977, when it was televised to the first 17 villages that had satellite TV. People involved with “GED by TV” did their best to make sure that each village had a coordinator/mentor in each village to support students studying with “GED by TV.”  In 1979, the program was able to reach 50 villages that had satellite TV.

Agency functions:
Developed, published, and disseminated adult basic education curriculum materials to adult education programs in Alaska’s rural villages. Provided training to paraprofessional teachers in the village on how to implement ALL Project curriculum.

Series description:
The collection consists of records created by the Adult Literacy Laboratory Project from 1971-1982.  Records include grant applications, educational materials produced by the ALL Project, and “GED by TV” records and materials. In addition to these records, the collection has an educational traveling trunk that circulated among the villages called, “It doesn’t have to Be,” kit.  It helped educate villages about alcohol and drug issues and how to address them.  The kit includes a handbook, directions for group discussion, filmstrip slideshow, informative pamphlets, puppets, and audio recording to use with the puppets. Brochures, pamphlets, and workshop materials are also available in box 3 of the collection.

Arrangement: Records have no apparent order. Original order of records retained.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: ACC. Adult Literacy Laboratory Project (ALL Project) records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials:
ACC Adult Education Associate Degree program records. 1982-1983. UAA.0075. For a list of Anchorage Community College records and University of Alaska Anchorage records, please visit our “University Records” page.

Custodial history: Records donated by Gretchen T. Bersch in April 2009. A second accession of records was donated to the archives by Gretchen Bersch in March 2012

Appraisal note: As records that document Anchorage Community College’s providing of adult basic education classes in Alaska, they will be retained permanently.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in April, 2009. The 2013 addition of collection materials was described and integration into the collection in 2013 by Mariecris Gatlabayan.

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