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GREGORY JOSEPH GIBBS. Alaska Pin Collection; 1967-2001. 1 cu. ft.

Greg Gibbs was born in Arcadia, California, in 1961. He moved to Alaska in 1986 to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. While a student, he held various positions in student government, including senator, vice-president, rules chair, and ombudsman. He held several part time jobs, but his most significant work related to his employment in the UAA Consortium Library. In that unit, he moved from being a part time student clerk working with the library’s electronic equipment and computers to being full time head of the library’s computer service unit. He married Robin Lee Baizel in 1994. They left Alaska in 2004 and moved to Reno, Nevada.

This collection primarily consists of Alaska related collector’s pins accumulated by Greg Gibbs while in Alaska. The collection is divided into six parts: 1) Fur Rendezvous buttons, 2) Alaska State Fair buttons, 3) buttons from other organizations, 4) Greg Gibbs’ bowling related pins, 5) price lists for collector’s pins, and 6) an “Alaska: Olympic Rings Human Flag” poster with instructions for participants. The collection contains 346 buttons of which 214 are unique items.

The collection was presented to the archives by Gregory Joseph Gibbs in 2004. A deed of gift was signed in 2004.

Hmc-0701
DFW (05/04/05)

Inventory:

PART I. GREATER ANCHORAGE INC. FUR RENDEZVOUS.

Series A. Collector’s Pins:

1967, 1971, 1977, 1980, 1981 (4), 1982, 1983, 1984 (2), 1984, 1986 (2), 1987, 1988 (2), 1989, 1990, 1991 (3), 1992 (3), 1993 (3), 1994 (light blue - 2) (dark blue - 2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2), 2000 (2).

Series B. Collectors Tie Tacs:

1986 (2), 1987, 1990, 1991 (2), 1992 (2), 1993 (2), 1994 (light blue - 2), 1994 (dark blue - 2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2), 2000 (2).

Series C. Collector’s Charms:

1984, 1987, 1992 (2), 1993 (2), 1994 (light blue - 2) (dark blue - 2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2), 2000 (2).

Series D. Booster Buttons:

n.d., 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978. 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 (2), 1992 (2), 1993 (2) , 1994 (2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2), 2000 (2) .

Series E. Wooden Buttons:

1990, 1991, 1992 (3), 1993, 1994 (4), 1995 (4), 1996 (4) ,1997 (2), 1998 (4), 1998 - Gold Rush (4), 1999 (4), 2000 (4) .

Series F. Pewter Collector Pins:

1993, 1994 (2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2), 2000 (2).

Series G. Pewter Tie Tacs:

1993, 1994 (2), 1996 (2)

Series H. Pewter Charms:

1993, 1994 (2), 1996 (2)

Series I. Pewter Ornaments:

1996, 1998 (2), 1999

FUR RENDEZVOUS RELATED

Series J. Balloon Races:

1986, 1987 (2), 1988

1939 Fur Rendezvous Remembered (Not a GAI issue)


PART II. ALASKA STATE FAIR (ASF)

Series A. Wooden Buttons:

1990, 1991, 1992 (2), 1993 (2), 1994 (2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2)

Series B. Metal (Tin) Buttons:

n.d., n.d. (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (2)

Pin Backs:

“I Support the Master Plan”

Series C. Metal Collector’s Pins (Large):

1983, 1984,1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 (moose), 1989 (farm), 1990 (2), 1991, 1992, 1993 (2), 1994 (2), 1996 (2), 1997 (2), 1998 (2), 1999 (red rim - 2), 1999 (purple rim - 2), 2001

Series D. Metal Collector’s Pins (Small and/or Tie Tacs):

1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (2), 1991, 1992, 1993 (3), 1994 (2)

Series E. Member Pins:

Life Member (2), 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998

Series F. Miscellaneous Pins:

ASF Inc. (White, Blue, Green, Gold), 50th ASF - A Growing Tradition; 1936-1986, ASF 1987 - Brenie, ASF 1988 A Texas Salute

 

PART III. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS

Series A. Iditarod Wooden Buttons:

1992, 1997 (4)

Series B. Iditarod Iron-On Patches:

1989, 1990, 1991

Series C. Alaska Renaissance Festival:

1991

Series D. Three Baron’s Renaissance Fair:

Round Button, n.d. (2 - one missing pin), 1994 (Wood), 1995 (Wood - 2), 1996 (Metal -2)

Series E. Klondike National Historic Sites:

n.d.

Series F. Denali Park Related:

Denali Park/ALCAN Highway Anniversary, 1992 (2 - Wood), Denali Pin (Metal)

Series G. Alaska Cities and Towns (Related):

Anchorage Hockey Association Pin (Metal); Anchorage Daily News Heart Run, 1996 (Metal); Egan Center - Anchorage, Alaska,(Metal); Juneau (2 Small Metal);

Kenai 1991 (2 Metal, 1 Wood); Seward (2: n.d.; Seward 1990); Talkeetna Annual Moose Dropping; Festival 1992 (Pink Metal Pin)

Series H. University of Alaska Anchorage:

Circular Pin n.d., Seawolf Pin, 50th Anniversary Pin (2), United Giving Pin (2)

Series I. Miscellaneous:

Alaskan Scottish, Arctic Power, Athlete’s Foot, DPMA, Erector, Gen Con 88 Origins, Game Fair, Heroic Stories.com, Kodak Tournament of Roses Celebration,

Masonic Pins (6), Kevin “Pat” Parnell card with 2 pins, (Alaska Flag; Walrus), Reno, WLN, Unidentified (2 different)

 

PART IV. GREG GIBBS BOWLING RELATED PINS

Series A. Palomar:

200 (2)

Palomar Lanes:

200, 225, 250, 500, 600

Series B. Leisure Time Sports:

200, 225, 250, 500, 600

Series C. University Town and Country Lanes. Palomar - L.T.S.:

225, 250

University Lanes:

250, 500, 600

Series D. McHenry Bowl; Modesto:

225, 250

The Gardens Bowl:

200

Series E. Eagle Bowl:

200

El Dorado Bowl; Active West:

200

El Dorado Center:

250

Unidentified:

225

PART V. PRICE LISTS

Folder 1. Price Lists; 1988-2000. This folder contains lists from various sources including the Fur Rendezvous organization and pawn shops. The lists concern the Fur Rendezvous collectibles, Alaska State Fain materials, and items relating to the Iditarod.

 

PART IV. POSTER

Anchorage, Alaska; Olympic Rings Human Flag; September 21, 1986. (Poster shows aerial view of five Olympic rings with date 1992. G. Gibbs was in the green ring.) Also, there is a set of instructions for participants.

 

TOTALS FOR BUTTONS, PINS, ETC.

Fur Rondy: 100 Different; 187 Total

Fur Rondy Related: 4 Different, 5 Total

Ak. State Fair: 45 Different, 70 Total

ASF Related: 4 Different, 4 Total

Part III: 38 Different, 54 Total

Bowling: 23 Different, 24 Total

Grand Total: 214 Different, 346 Total