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University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage

Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907.786.1849
Contact Name: Mariecris Gatlabayan

History: Archives and Special Collections started in 1980 within the University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library.

Current Holdings: Size and Content
1. Manuscript material (personal papers)
2. Film, video, or sound
3. Organization's records
4. Photographs
5. Printed (books, journals, etc.)
Time period(s) and geographical region(s):
Approximately 1970s-present. Primarily Alaska.
Brief summary of the collections
Out North Contemporary Art House records, 1984-2011 (23.6 cubic feet): This is a new accession that came in June 2011. Out North was founded by Gene Dugan and other activists in 1985. For the first four years, Out North did a tour of plays that explored the gay and lesbian experience. Since 1993 they expanded their mission to providing a "forum for underrepresented artists, especial artists with disabilities, artists of color, LGBTQ artists, and artists whose work pushes traditional boundaries of aesthetics and content." The collection includes the administrative records of the theater, photographic materials and posters, of Out North productions and events.
George T. Harper papers, 1803-2004 (12.7 cubic feet): George T. Harper was a historian that researched African American history in Alaska. In addition, he created and performed his one-man show Two Headed Turtle that related his experience living as an African American gay man. The George T. Harper collection contains correspondence, biographical clippings, programs/advertisements of events at which he presented or attended, papers related to his research and play, the Two Headed Turtle, and Harper’s genealogical research.
Charles V. Lucier papers, 1992 (0.02 cubic feet): Charles V. Lucier was an Alaskan anthropologist who studied Eskimo culture and house ruins at Kotzebue Sound, taught in school in Karluck and Talkeetna, Alaska, worked for the Cook Inlet Native Association and Urban Natives United dance groups, and was involved with recording folklore in Alaska. Included in his collection are materials relating to Oregon Citizens Alliance's anti-homosexual rights amendment to the Springfield City Charter in 1992 and records and handouts of the group Springfield Together Opposing Prejudice, which campaigned against the amendment.
University of Alaska Anchorage. Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Tri-discipline conferences. Addition studies, mental health, and violence counseling conference records, 1986-1991 (0.5 cubic feet): The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) sponsored conferences on the subjects of chemical addiction, mental health, and violence counseling. Includes audio recordings of sessions: Counseling Gay and Lesbian Batterers by Shanna Horman and Andrew Slavin, Dec. 10, 1985; Working with Lesbian and Gay Clients by Anne Nevaldine and Fred Hillman, May 6, 1986; Keynote Address: Sexuality and Intimacy: A Heterosexual and Homosexual Perspective, Ellen Ratner and Gerald Schulman, May 19, 1987; Gay and Lesbian Substance Abuse Treatment Issues by Ellen Ratner and Gerald Shulman, May 19, 1987; and Chemical Dependency Treatment for the Gay/Lesbian Client by Ellen Ratner and Rose Mary Beck, May 16, 1991.

Collection Growth: see

Access and Use
Archival materials are open and accessible to the university and public.
Hours: The Archives is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Researchers can also set up an appointment to meet outside of our open hours.
The site is wheelchair accessible.
The site provides the following services:
1. Research space
2. Reference assistance on site
3. Telephone reference
4. Internet reference (e-mail/web)
5. Copying services
6. Audiovisual facilities
7. Exhibitions Loan agreements for exhibits
8. We allow researchers to take digital photographs of materials with their digital camera.

Indices to the collection
Finding aids are created for each collection and at varying levels of description. Some collections have collection level description while some finding aids have item level description. Finding aids are available online in html format, can be found via google, and are searchable via the Consortium Library’s Summons search box. We also have MARC records that were created for roughly the first 500 collections.

Updating Collection Descriptions:
Once the number of Gay and Lesbian collections grows, a topical guide (using Springshare’s LibGuides) will be created. The topical guide would be updated when a new collection arrives and researchers who subscribe to our guide will be notified. We do regularly post descriptions of newly accessible collections to our Facebook page, and the Gay/Lesbian collections would be included in that process.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: Alaska and Polar Regions Collections
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756808
Fairbanks AK 99775-6080
Phone: 907-474-2791
Fax: 907-474-6365

Collection Information

USUAFV6-429. KlonDykes, Queens and Company Collection. circa 1998
Creator: KlonDykes, Queens and Company (Fairbanks, Alaska) (Corporate Author)
Quantity: 1 document box
Language: English
Media: Paper
Location/Public Access Data: Access limited to Alaska and Polar Regions Department research room hours.
Provenance: These materials were transferred from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Theatre Department, Records.
Restrictions on Access and Use: Scholarly use only.
Originals/Copies: Mix of some originals and some copies

Scope and Content: The KlonDykes, Queens and Company Collection consists of two programs, an advertising poster and a script for theatrical productions of KlonDykes, Queens and Company (KDQ&Co.), all dated ca. 1998. Founded in 1996 as a performing arts organization in Fairbanks, Alaska, KDQ& Co. encourages the coming together of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual people from all walks of life to share a common goal, that is, to entertain.

People interested in the collections are encouraged to search our on-line guide [StarArchives], found through the APR home page:

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