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Victor Fischer papers

Guide to the Victor Fischer papers

Collection number: HMC-0109.
Creator: Fischer, Victor.
Title: Victor Fischer papers.
Dates: 1950-2009.
Volume of collection: 81.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an individual active in Alaska state and local politics.

Biographical note:
Victor Fischer was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1924. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950. He also received the Littauer Fellowship in public administration from Harvard University (1961-1962). Fischer worked as a town planner in New Hampshire and later held several planning related positions in Alaska. He was a delegate to the Alaska Constitution Convention (1955-1956) after which he served in the territorial House of Representatives (!957-1959) and the Alaska State Senate. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and of the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was primarily associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research for which he was director for ten years.

Collection description:
This collection consists of papers relating to the public career of Victor Fischer. Included are files relating to his legislative activities as well as to his work in planning. Among the legislative papers are files on reform and ethics, petrochemical development, the Homan trial, the Sheffield impeachment, and other matters.

Arrangement: The collection is generally grouped by organization or topic.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to collection contents authored by Victor Fischer.

Preferred citation: Victor Fischer papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The initial collection was given to the Archives by Victor Fischer in 1985. Additions have been made since.

Processing information: This collection was originally described prior to 1993.

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