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DONNA BRODERICK GAVAC. Papers; 1971-1982, 1987. 1.35 cu. ft.

Donna Broderick Gavac received a B.A. from George Fox College in 1948; an M.A. from the University of Michigan; and a Ph.D. from the University of Portland in 1960. She began working for the University of Alaska System in late 1971 at Anchorage Community College. Her positions at that institution included: history professor; Director of Evening Programs; Director of Academic Programs; Director of Transfer Studies; and Director of the Office of Educational Development. During the period 1973-1976, Dr. Gavac was a member of the Statewide Steering Committee for the University of Alaska Academic Development Plan. She served as Acting Dean of Anchorage Community College for 10 months during 1976; and served as the first Chairperson of the UAA Archives Advisory Committee in 1980. Dr. Gavac was involved with Anchorage Community College during the formation of the Alaska Federation of Teachers Union. She served on the boards of the Alaska Festival of Music and the Anchorage Civic Opera during the 1970s. Dr. Gavac retired from the University of Alaska System in 1982.

The collection consists of Donna Broderick Gavac's papers concerning University of Alaska administration, faculty affairs, educational planning, and teachers union negotiations during her tenure as an academic administrator at Anchorage Community College. The collection is divided into six series: personal papers; administrative papers; faculty affairs; education planning; Alaska Native education planning, and Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers. The personal papers include a biographical letter by Gavac in 1982 and a copy of her speech to a leadership conference at Alaska Pacific University in 1987. The administrative papers include correspondence, planning documents, newsletters, clippings, and other materials concerning local and statewide University of Alaska administration. The faculty affairs papers include correspondence, press releases, class schedules, curriculum planning documents, clippings, and other materials concerning college curricula and the teachers union. The education planning papers include correspondence, reports, clippings, publications, and other planning documents. The Alaska Native education planning papers include correspondence, applications, reports, proposals, clippings, and other planning documents. The Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers papers include correspondence, legal motions, membership lists, press releases, newsletters, fliers, clippings, articles, and other documents concerning union negotiations, grievances, and strikes.

The collection was presented to the archives by Donna Broderick Gavac in 1982.

HMC-0111
JAS (12/1999)

Box and Folder List:

Box 1

Series 1. Personal Papers; 1982, 1987.
1.
Biographical letter (5 pp.); May 10, 1982.
2. Speech to Leadership Conference, Alaska Pacific University (11 pp.); Mar. 28, 1987.

Series 2. Administrative Papers; 1972, 1976-1982.
1.
Organization/planning of the University of Alaska statewide system; 1972, 1977-1980.
2. Organization/planning of the University of Alaska in Anchorage; 1977, 1978, 1980.
3. Consortium in Anchorage; 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982.
4. Fund raising and budgetary papers; 1976-1980.
5. University of Alaska administration statewide money crises (primarily clippings); 1977.

Series 3. Faculty Affairs; n.d., 1971-1980, 1982.
1. Salary, working conditions, workload studies, etc.; 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982.
2. Class scheduling; 1973, 1975, 1977.
3. Public relations; 1972, 1974, 1975, 1980.
4. Organization of community college teachers statewide under American Federation of
Teachers; 1970, 1974, 1975.
-Professional Personnel Information Manual; University of Alaska; 1970.
-University of Alaska Community College Faculty Contract between the University of Alaska and the Alaska Community Colleges' Federation of Teachers Local 2404, August 5, 1974-June 20, 1976 (47 pp. booklet); 1974.
5. Statewide faculty strike; 1974.
6. Miscellaneous faculty and classroom-related papers; n.d., 1971, 1972, 1974-1980.

Series 4. Education Planning; 1972-1980.
1.
Documents; 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978.
2. Documents; 1979-1980.
3. Clippings; 1973-1975, 1978.
4. Master Plan 78; By Members of the Anchorage and Alaska Community in concert with the staff and students of Anchorage Community College; Sponsored by the Master Planning Committee, Anchorage Community College; Consultants Tadlock Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, California (73 pp.); June 1978.

Box 2

5. Anchorage Community College publications; n.d. 1978, 1979.
-Planning Notes; ACC Master Planning Steering Committee; May 5, 1978.
-Alaska Community Colleges, Professional Development Leave, 1975-1978 (reception booklet); Jan. 19, 1979.
-Career Education: Training For Alaska's Future: Air Traffic Control (brochure); n.d.
-Career Education: Training For Alaska's Future: Early Childhood Development; n.d.
-Career Education: Training For Alaska's Future: Electronics Technology; n.d.
-Career Education: Training For Alaska's Future: Surveying Technology; n.d.
6. Publications; 1973, 1975.
-Collective Negotiations in Higher Education; Edited by Michael York; Community College Center, Teacher College, Columbia University, New York (113 pp.); 1973.
-Community Planning News; Greater Anchorage Area Borough (newsletter); Jan./Feb. 1975.
"The Comprehensive Plan."

Series 5. Alaska Native Education Planning; 1971-1975.
1.
Alaska Native Education 1 (binder)(1 of 2); 1973-1974.
2. Alaska Native Education 1 (binder)(2 of 2); 1973-1974.
3. Alaska Native Education 2 (binder)(1 of 2); 1971-1975.
4. Alaska Native Education 2 (binder)(2 of 2); 1971-1975.

Series 6. Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers; 1972-1977.
1.
Union (binder)(1 of 3); 1974-1976.
2. Union (binder)(2 of 3); 1974-1976.
3. Union (binder)(3 of 3); 1974.

Box 3

4. Union 1 (binder); 1974-1975.
5. Union 2 (binder)(1 of 2); 1974-1975.
6. Union 2 (binder)(2 of 2); 1974-1975.
7. Union Grievances (binder)(1 of 2); 1975-1977.
8. Union Grievances (binder)(2 of 2); 1975-1977.
9. Union Readings (binder); n.d., 1972-1973.
10. Strike Fall 74-76; 1974, 1976.
11. Vanguard: The Voice of the Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers, Volume II, Nos. 3, 5-10, 15-33, 35-39, 41-45 (newsletter); Feb. 4, 1974-June 20, 1975.
12. Vanguard: The Voice of the Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers, Volume III. Nos. 2, 7-24, 26, 27, 29 (newsletter); July 21, 1975-May 5, 1976.
13. Vanguard: The Voice of the Alaska Community Colleges Federation of Teachers, Volume IV, Nos. 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 (newsletter); Oct. 29, 1976-Apr. 19, 1977.