Jimmy B. Bedford

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Jimmy B. Bedford (June 10, 1927 – 1990) was the former head of the University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism department. He is also the author of Around the World on a Nickel (1967).[1] There is a Jimmy B. Bedford Memorial Scholarship[2] set up in his honor. He was presented with the Howard Rock Award in 1977.[3] He also contributed to the Concise English Afghan Dari Dictionary, revised and enlarged, with Sardar M. Ah. Sakaria of Kabul University, published in January 1973.

As a professor of journalism and photography, he was supportive of native Alaska writers: he wrote the foreword for the autobiography of Emily Ivanoff Brown ("Ticasuk").[4]


  1. ^ Jimmy Bedford: Around the World on a Nickel, Associated Publishing House (incorporating Vir Publishing House), New Delhi-5 (1967)
  2. ^ "College of Liberal Arts: Scholarships available to CLA students". UAF Development & Advancement Services. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Journalism teacher honored". Anchorage Daily News. 14 November 1977. p. 2. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Bedford, Professor Jimmy. "Foreword to the autobiography of Emily Ivanoff Brown ("Ticasuk")". University of Alaska. Archived from the original on June 6, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

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