Guide to the John Havelock Papers

Guide to the John Havelock papers
1958-1984

Collection number: HMC-0132.
Creator: Havelock, John, b. 1932.
Title: John Havelock papers.
Dates: 1958-1984.
Volume of collection: 32 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: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns copyright to this collection.

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, ANILA, 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 21-45 is available in the Archives.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Correspondence 1967-1976
2 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 1959, 1966-1969
3 Campaign papers – Papers relating to Gene Guess’s campaign for governor and John Havelock’s campaign for Congress 1972-1974
4-5 Campaign papers – Papers relating to John Havelock’s campaign for Congress circa 1974
6 Washington-related papers – White House Fellows, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) papers 1962-1967
7 Washington-related papers –Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska papers 1967-1968
8 Washington-related papers – President’s Review Committee for Development Planning in Alaska, Alaska Rural Development Review Committee, and U.S. Forest Service papers 1967-1968
9 Washington-related papers – U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1968 trips to Tokyo and Taiwan papers 1966-1968
10 Washington-related papers – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1968 trip to the Philippines and Vietnam slides and papers, Rural-Urban Balance paper written for Hubert Humphrey, and new town planning papers 1968
11 Washington-related papers – New town planning papers circa 1968
12 Washington-related papers – New town planning and Louisiana G&T/USDA Rural Electrification Administration papers circa 1967-1968
13 Washington-related papers – Civil rights and poor people’s campaign papers and Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign papers circa 1967-1967
14 Attorney General for Alaska correspondence 1970 December-1971 April
15 Attorney General for Alaska correspondence 1971 May-September
16 Attorney General for Alaska correspondence 1971 October-1972 March
17 Attorney General for Alaska correspondence 1972 April-December
18 Attorney General for Alaska correspondence 1973 January-November
19 Books, pamphlets, and other printed material undated
20 Printed material, clippings, and maps circa 1967-1973
21 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
22 Papers relating to land use and development in Alaska, FSLUPC, Crane design group, and other professional matters 1958-1972
23 Clippings, publications, and papers relating to Alaska natural gas transportation systems and other subjects 1969-1977
24 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
25 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
26 Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign papers and other papers 1967-1968
27 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
28 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
29 Papers relating to John Havelock’s campaign for U.S. House of Representatives 1968-1974
30 Papers relating to American Bar Association, economic development in Alaska, and other subjects 1965-1968
31 Papers relating to Louisiana G&T, civil liberties, new town planning, White House Fellows, and other subjects 1965-1969
32 Photograph album, publications, and papers relating to urbanization and community development, Alaska criminal code revision, legal aid, Calaska, Inc., and other subjects 1957-1979
33 Biographical material, publications, and papers and reports relating to White House Fellows, Alaska highway gas pipeline, and other subjects 1965-1979
34 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
35 Papers relating to economic development and crime, Alaska Black Caucus, University of Alaska Anchorage, and other subjects 1974-1983
36 Personal papers and correspondence 1967-1981
37 Personal papers and correspondence, speeches written for Hubert Humphrey, political correspondence, campaign itineraries, and other papers 1960-1972
38 Papers related to the World Affairs Council, Alaska Youth Advocates, Marianas, Micronesia, common cause, local government, and other subjects 1971-1982
39 Papers related to the 1980 Democratic convention, 1978 elections, and Zobel v. Williams 1978, 1980
40 Papers related to law cases, Rhodes scholars, rights of children, equal time fairness, communications law, Alascom, and other subjects 1974-1982
41 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
42 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
43 Papers related to Growth Policy Council, Alaska Permanent Fund, World Affairs Council, and other subjects 1979-1983
44 Papers relating to Growth Policy Council, law cases, Alaska lieutenant governor, and other subjects 1978-1984
45 Papers relating to law cases, Alaska fisheries, and other subjects 1974-1984

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