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Guide to the Sharon Gagnon papers
1973-2004

Collection number: HMC-0446.
Creator: Gagnon, Sharon.
Title: Sharon Gagnon papers.
Dates: 1973-2004.
Volume of collection: 4.4 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.  
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan educator and UA Regent.

Biographical note:
Sharon Gagnon received a bachelor's degree in French from Indiana University in 1962. She later earned masters and doctoral degrees in French Literature from Harvard University while pursuing a teaching career. She moved to Anchorage in 1970, teaching French at the University of Alaska Anchorage as an adjunct faculty member until 1991. Gagnon has been active as a board or committee member for several Alaskan organizations including the following: UAA Citizens Advisory Council (1976-1980), Anchorage Volunteer Service League (1980s), Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (1981-1983, 1991-1992), Alaska Repertory Theatre (1984-1988), Anchorage Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics (1987-1993), Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (1991-1998), the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group (1994-1996), and the Alyeska Pipeline President's Advisory Panel (1999-2001). She was also a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents (1991-1998), serving for a term as its president. Gagnon was honored for her service to UAA in 1985 when a lane leading to campus student housing was named after her.

Collection description:
The collection contains Sharon Gagnon's professional papers. The board and committee membership records include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, budgets, agenda, surveys, policies, publications, and other relevant materials.

Arrangement: The collection is divided into eight series:

Series 1: Biographical materials; 1985-2003
Series 2: UAA Citizens Advisory Council member records; 1976-1980
Series 3: UAA Chancellor Search Committee member records; 1978-1994
Series 4: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Education Committee records; 1981-1983
Series 5: Ship Creek Steering Committee member records; 1986
Series 6: University of Alaska. Board of Regents records; 1983-2000
Series 7: Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation. Board of Directors member records; 1990-1998
Series 8: Anchorage Organizing Committee member records; 1987-1989

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

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to collection materials authored by Sharon Gagnon. Other materials may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Sharon Gagnon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Many published items were removed from the collection in 2013 and transferred to library or archival holdings. See the processing information note for more detail.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by Sharon Gagnon in 2003. A letter of gift was signed in 2003. Additional materials were added in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide was reformatted in 2013 by Arlene Schmuland. Items were removed from Series 3 and 6 at this time. This included candidate information related to job recruitments, published items, and a set of the Board of Regents agendas. The Board of Regents agendas and materials published by University of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks were transferred to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Materials published by the University of Alaska Anchorage were transferred to the university records collections within Archives and Special Collections. Other published items from the collection were transferred to Consortium Library holdings. Performing arts programs were transferred to the Ephemera collections of Archives and Special Collections.

Container list:
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS; 1985-2003. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Resume

2003

1/1

Anchorage Times clipping regarding Sharon Gagnon Lane naming

1985 October 19

1/1

Board of Regents resolutions of appreciation

1997-1998

1/1

Harvard University Gazette articles

2000, 2002

SERIES 2: UAA CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER RECORDS; 1976-1980. 0.1 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/2

Minutes and activities

1976

1/3

Minutes and activities

1977

1/4

Minutes and activities

1978

1/5

Minutes and activities

1979

1/6

Annual report

1980

SERIES 3: UAA CHANCELLOR SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1978-1994. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/7

Search committee records

1978

1/8

Search committee records

1981

1/9

Search committee records

1993-1994

SERIES 4: ANCHORAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE RECORDS; 1981-1983. 0.3 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.


Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/10-12

Activities records

1981-1983

1/13

Economic impact study

1983

1/14

Education economic impact study survey results

1983

1/15

Effective schooling

1982

1/16-19

Manpower training seminar records

1982-1983

SERIES 5: SHIP CREEK STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1986. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/20

Minutes, memoranda of understanding, reports, and correspondence

1986

Series 6: University of Alaska. Board of Regents member SUBJECT FILES; 1983-2000. 2.1 cubic feet.
The subject files are arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

1/21

Academic Affairs Committee

1995-1998

1/22-23

Ad Hoc Committee on Schools of Education

1997

1/24

Ad Hoc Committee on UAF School of Mineral Engineering 1995

 

1/25

Advance Tuition program

1991-1996

1/26

Agenda Development

1993

1/27

Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education

1991-1992

1/28

Alaska Pacific University land agreement

1996

1/29

Alaska Siberia Medical Research program

1993

1/30

American Russian Center

1994-1996

1/31

Audit Committee

1994-1998

2/1

Board President’s report to the Regents

1993-1996

2/2

Bond Sale

1997

2/3

Commonwealth North unfinished higher education study

1991

2/4

Consortium for Alaska Native Education

1998

2/5

Distance education

1993-1996

2/6

Ethics act

1993-1996

2/7

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group

1993-1997

2/8

Facilities and land use

1995-1996

2/9

General counsel search

1996

2/10

Governor Hickel

1991-1998

2/11

Informal retreat

1994

2/12-14

International Pedagogical University Anchorage meeting

1994-1996

2/15

Kaludis report

1992

2/16

Land issues

1990-1997

2/17

Northern International University Moscow Meeting

1998

2/18

Planning and Development Committee

1997-1998

2/19-21

Planning and Development Committee notebook

1997

2/22

Planning Retreats

1992-1995

2/23

President Komisar

1992-1998

2/24

Presidential search

1998

2/25-27

Program assessment

1994

2/28

Program quality review survey

1992

2/29

Ptarmigan Peak accident

1997

2/30

Ptarmigan Peak accident report

1998 June

2/31-32

Regents policy to 1999

1999

2/33

Retreat

1994 August

3/1

Rural Education Preparation Program/ native programs

1994-2000

3/2

Self assessment

1992

3/3

Sharon Gagnon correspondence with legislators

1992-1993

3/4

Sharon Gagnon correspondence with Regents

1994-1996

3/5-7

Sharon Gagnon correspondence

1993-1996

3/8

Sharon Gagnon speeches

1993-1998

3/9

State Board of Education

1983-1997

3/10

Strategic plan for 1996-1999

 

3/11

Summary of actions

1990-1993

3/12

University commencements

1993-1997

3/13-15

University regulations to 1999

1999

3/16

UAA

1992-1995

3/17

UAA campus plan

undated

3/18

UAF

1994-1997

3/19

UAS

1995

SERIES 7: ALASKA AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER RECORDS; 1990-1998. 1.0 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

3/20

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation act

1991

3/21

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation appointment

1992

3/22

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation founding

1991

3/23

Annual reports

1994-1995

3/24

Board of Directors information book

1997

3/25

Challenger Learning Center feasibility study

1996

3/26

Commercial Space Launch act of 1984 and amendments; and Launch Services Purchase act of 1990

1990

3/27

FY94 Dual Use grant proposal

1994

4/1

First launch

1998

4/2

Kodiak Launch Site

1993-1994

4/3

Kodiak Launch Complex business and financial summary

1996

4/4

Kodiak Launch Complex business plan

1995

4/5

Kodiak Launch Complex economic impacts (ISER)

1996

4/6

Kodiak Launch Complex feasibility analysis

1992

4/7-8

Meetings

1992

4/9

Meetings

1993

4/10-11

Meetings

1994

4/12

Meetings

1995

4/13

Meetings and annual report

1996

4/14

Meetings

1997

4/15

Poker Flat Research Range: Regent's tour

1991 June

4/16

Poker Flat Research Range Orbital Launch Facility feasibility analysis

1992

4/17

Poker Flat videotape

1991

4/18

Proposals

1993

4/19

Publicity

1991-1996

SERIES 8: ANCHORAGE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBER RECORDS; 1987-1989. 0.7 cubic feet.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.

Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

4/20

Ambassadors program

1988

4/21

Bid History and financial projection

1988

4/22

Bid information

1987-1988

4/23

Des Moines activities

1989

4/24

Financial review and risk management

1988

4/25

Funding

1988

4/26-27

International relations

1988

5/1-2

Membership and minutes

1988-1989

5/3

Mission and strategic plan

1988

5/4

Site inspection

1989

5/5

Speakers Bureau

1988

5/6

USOC contacts

1989