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John Havelock papers

Guide to the John Havelock papers

Collection number: HMC-0132.
Creator: Havelock, John, b. 1932.
Title: John Havelock papers.
Dates: 1958-1984.
Volume of collection: 25.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Anchorage lawyer and former Alaska Attorney General.

Biographical note:
John E. Havelock was born in Toronto, Canada in 1932.  He received his B.A. in 1956 and a law degree in 1959, both from Harvard University.  Havelock came to Alaska shortly thereafter, and from 1960-1964, he served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for Alaska under Governor William A. Egan.  In 1964, he joined the law firm of Ely, Guess, Rudd and Havelock, where he worked until 1970.  He also served as White House Fellow, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture from 1967-1968, and as Emil Notti’s campaign manager for his run for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 1969.  Havelock became the Alaska Attorney General in 1970 and served in that position until 1973, during which time he was involved in overseeing the state’s legal responsibilities stemming from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971.  In 1974, he was candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, and in 1977, he became a professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he also served as at UAA’s Criminal Justice Center and of UAA’s Legal Studies program.  Havelock is known for his work as legal council for Alaska Native individuals and organizations, especially regarding ANCSA.

Collection description:
This collection contains John Havelock’s personal and professional papers relating to his work in the Alaska attorney general’s office and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; his campaign for Congress and his involvement with other election campaigns, including Hubert H. Humphrey campaign for president; his involvement with White House Fellows; and his work concerning economic development in Alaska, land use, and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, among many other issues.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by John Havelock’s original order of the materials.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns copyright to materials in the collection created by John Havelock.

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

Related materials: For other materials in Archives & Special Collections related to the Alaska native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), see the Research Guide to ANCSA, ANILCA, and D-2 collections.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by John Havelock in 1982.

Processing information: This guide is an initial draft only and was written by Megan K. Friedel in 2011 based on box lists originally written by John Havelock. A more detailed folder list for Boxes 4-27 is available in the Archives. In 2023 the first portion of the collection was rehoused and publications removed. The guide was updated by Arlene Schmuland at that time.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Correspondence; Personal papers – Memoranda books, Harvard University papers, Ely, Guess, Rudd & Havelock papers, American Bar Association papers, papers relating to Bill Abbott’s 1968 campaign for Congress,  press releases, and Program for a New Anchorage correspondence; Campaign papers – Papers relating to Gene Guess’s campaign for governor and John Havelock’s campaign for Congress 1959-1976
2 Campaign papers – Papers relating to John Havelock’s campaign for Congress; Washington-related papers – White House Fellows, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) papers, the Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska papers, President’s Review Committee for Development Planning in Alaska, Alaska Rural Development Review Committee, U.S. Forest Service papers, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1968 trips to Tokyo and Taiwan papers, 1968 trip to the Philippines and Vietnam slides and papers, Rural-Urban Balance paper written for Hubert Humphrey, and new town planning papers 1962-1974
3 Washington-related papers – New town planning, Louisiana G&T/USDA Rural Electrification Administration papers, civil rights and poor people’s campaign papers and Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign papers 1967-1968
4 Papers relating to Alaska native foundations, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Alaska Native corporations, oil and gas development in Alaska, and the Trans-Alaska pipeline 1969-1980
5 Papers relating to land use and development in Alaska, FSLUPC, Crane design group, and other professional matters 1958-1972
6 Clippings, publications, and papers relating to Alaska natural gas transportation systems and other subjects 1969-1977
7 Correspondence, speeches,  memos, and other papers relating to White House Fellows, U.S. Department of Agriculture, federal legislation, U.S. Forest Service, and other subjects 1964-1976
8 Appointment books, calendars, clippings, and other papers relating to Alaska state policy, Trans-Alaska pipeline, Governor William Egan, Alaska native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and other subjects 1968-1980
9 Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign papers and other papers 1967-1968
10 Papers relating to law, including criminal rules committee, Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, cases such as U.S. v. ARCO, Gottschalk v. Thomas, Inupiat Community of Arctic Slope v. Atlantic Richfield Company, and  United fishermen of Alaska, and other subjects 1963-1976
11 Chronological files (1967-1968) and other papers relating to cabinet committee hearings on Mexican-American affairs (1967), Walter Hickel, Bill Eckhardt, Alaska new tons project, economic development in Alaska, land use and native issues in Alaska, and other subjects 1963-1975
12 Papers relating to John Havelock’s campaign for U.S. House of Representatives 1968-1974
13 Papers relating to American Bar Association, economic development in Alaska, and other subjects 1965-1968
14 Papers relating to Louisiana G&T, civil liberties, new town planning, White House Fellows, and other subjects 1965-1969
15 Photograph album, publications, and papers relating to urbanization and community development, Alaska criminal code revision, legal aid, Calaska, Inc., and other subjects 1957-1979
16 Biographical material, publications, and papers and reports relating to White House Fellows, Alaska highway gas pipeline, and other subjects 1965-1979
17 Papers relating to land claims, transportation, public utility commission, Alaska state budget, energy, voting, criminal justice, oil, gas pipeline development, Alaska Native claims, Walter Hickel, and other subjects 1970-1978
18 Papers relating to economic development and crime, Alaska Black Caucus, University of Alaska Anchorage, and other subjects 1974-1983
19 Personal papers and correspondence 1967-1981
20 Personal papers and correspondence, speeches written for Hubert Humphrey, political correspondence, campaign itineraries, and other papers 1960-1972
21 Papers related to the World Affairs Council, Alaska Youth Advocates, Marianas, Micronesia, common cause, local government, and other subjects 1971-1982
22 Papers related to the 1980 Democratic convention, 1978 elections, Zobel v. Williams, law cases, Rhodes scholars, rights of children, equal time fairness, communications law, Alascom, and other subjects 1974-1982
23 Personal office papers and other papers related to Alaska Bar Association, White House Fellows, Alaska state policy, Arctic Environmental Information Data Center (AEIDC), Economic Diversification Act, Growth Policy Council, 1971-1981
24 Personal papers and other papers related to Clark Gruening’s 1979 campaign for U.S. Senate, Ted Kennedy’s 1979-1980 campaign for Democratic nomination for president, John Havelock’s campaign for Congress, other campaigns and elections, Program for a New Anchorage, and other subjects 1960-1980
25 Papers related to Growth Policy Council, Alaska Permanent Fund, World Affairs Council, and other subjects 1979-1983
26 Papers relating to Growth Policy Council, law cases, Alaska lieutenant governor, and other subjects 1978-1984
27 Papers relating to law cases, Alaska fisheries, and other subjects 1974-1984


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