Saving the Stratton: The Fate of the Sheldon Jackson College Library Collection

Ginny Blackson, Mattias Olshausen


On June 29, 2007, Alaska’s oldest educational institution, Sheldon Jackson College, ceased operations without notice. The closure left an uncertain future for the college’s students, faculty, staff, resources, and buildings including the Stratton Library and the over 48,000 items housed within. The Library’s collection not only contained the college’s academic collection, but it also housed two rare book col-lections, historical photos and plate glass negatives, as well as the archives documenting the school’s 128-year history. This article will track the relocation and current status of the Sheldon Jackson Col-lege archives and C.L. Andrews rare book collection.


Stratton Library, Sitka, Alaska, Sheldon Jackson College, C.L. Andrews, E.W. Mer-rill, Sitka Library Network

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