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Leslie Yaw Papers, 1949-1987

Identifier: MS 4-39-4

Scope and Contents

The majority of the papers in this folder document three subjects, the first is Leslie Yaw’s removal from his position at the Sitka Pioneers Home.

The second, the objections of the Sitka Pioneers Home staff to Bill #74. This bill was introduced to double the stipend the Pioneers living in the home receive each month. The staff objected on the basis that certain Pioneers used their entire stipend each month to buy alcohol which then caused hardship to the staff and other Pioneers of the home.

The third is the publishing of Henry Roden’s biography. Henry Roden was the Territorial Treasurer. Leslie and Betty Yaw corresponded with Pat Rotter over Henry Roden’s Biography. Roden was also a friend of Yaw.


  • 1949-1987

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian.


Leslie Yaw was appointed superintendent of Sheldon Jackson School in 1930 and appointed superintendent of Sitka Pioneers’ Home in 1954. When the running of the Pioneers Home was turned over from the Board of Trustees to the Alaska Governor’s Office, Yaw was replaced with a person appointed by the Governor.


1 Volumes : 1 folder ; Correspondence, Reports, Newspapers, 1 photograph

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nancy Ricketts donated this collection of papers relating to Leslie (Les) Yaw. The papers were originally obtained from Helen Yaw Finney, daughter of Les Yaw. Accession #2012-045.

Processing Information

This collection has been arranged chronologically.

Finding aid for the Leslie Yaw Papers, 1949-1987
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Processed by: Sara Bornstein, Nov. 2012 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
2019 June
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Repository Details

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