VICTOR FISCHER (b. 1924). Papers; ca. 1967-1990. 30
cu. ft. Inventory. Partially processed.
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
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 others matters.
The collection was presented to the archives in 1985. Papers
have been added periodically. A deed of gift was signed in 1985.