State Takes Control Of Sheldon Jackson College Archives

The archives of Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka are now in the hands of the state.

When the college closed in 2007 the Board of Trustees worked to pay down its debt and divest itself of the campus. But lately, the board’s work has centered on preserving the historic school’s legacy.

Under a deal signed last month, the state’s Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums will take control of thousands of pieces of material once belonging to Sheldon Jackson College – everything from historic documents to a mammoth tusk presented to the college as a gift.

KCAW’s Ed Ronco has more on the archives, and their future.

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Ed Ronco is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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