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Hector Chevigny Personal Papers

Fr. Arthur Dussault, SJ, Wizard and Hector Chevigny at Gonzaga University

Fr. Arthur Dussault, SJ, Wizard and Hector Chevigny at Gonzaga University

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Hector Chevigny, 1904 - 1965

Born June 28, 1904 Hector Chevigny received his B.A. from Gonzaga University in 1927 and did postgraduate work at the University of Washington in 1928.   He worked his adult life as a writer, with six major publications to his credit. In addition he had many articles and stories accepted in major publications, and wrote numerous radio scripts. Three of those publications: Lost Empire (1937), Lord of Alaska (1942), and Russian America (1965), dealt with Alaskan history.  Another major endeavor was a work done with clinical psychologist Sydell Braverman, the Chevigny-Braverman Auditory Projective Test. He became totally blind in the 1940s but continued to write.   My Eyes have a Cold Nose (1946) is the story of his adjustment to working with his seeing eye dog, Wizard. He died on April 20, 1965.

Inventory of the Hector Chevigny Personal Papers

These papers include: manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, magazine articles, writings, presentations, special endeavors, photographs, and sound recordings.  With the collection is also a key to the city of Anchorage, Alaska given to him at the time he gave the principal address for the Alaska Days activities in Anchorage.