Lisa Rudd papers

Guide to the Lisa Rudd papers
1933-1985

Please note: this guide is under construction. Box numbers and other details may be subject to change.

Collection number: HMC-0212.
Creator: Rudd, Lisa.
Title: Lisa Rudd papers.
Dates: 1933-1985.
Volume of collection: 11.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: The personal and political papers of Lisa Rudd.

Biographical note:
Lisa Rudd was Director of Equal Employment Opportunity for the Anchorage School District (1972-1973). In 1974, she was coordinator of education programs for the Alaska Native Foundation. She also served on the Anchorage Charter Commission, the State Commission for Human Rights, and was a member of the Governor’s Equal Employment Committee (1974-1975). In 1976, she was appointed to the State Legislature at the death of Willard Bowman. In 1976, she was elected to the State House of Representatives, and in 1980 she ran unsuccessfully for State Senate. She was active in the women’s rights movement, and helped to get women’s shelters established in a number of Alaskan communities, including Anchorage. From 1983-1985, Lisa Rudd served as Commissioner of Administration in Governor Bill Sheffield’s Cabinet. She died in 1985.

Collection description:
Lisa Rudd’s papers are divided into thirteen records series: correspondence, legal documents, educational records, speeches, family newspaper clippings, public issues files, print materials, miscellaneous personal papers, legislative correspondence files, legislative subject files, women’s issues subject files, legislative campaign records, Alaska Dept. of Administration records.

Arrangement: Lisa Rudd’s papers are arranged by records series.

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

Rights note: The rights to the collection are held by Archives & Special Collections.

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

Acquisition note: The records were given to Archives by Lisa Rudd in 1984 and by her estate in 1986.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described prior to 1990. The guide was revised by Arlene Schmuland in 2010 and brought into the standardized format. The collection was re-boxed at that time and some publications and maps not created or annotated by the Rudds were weeded from the collection at that time.

Table of Contents:

Series 16: Correspondence files; 1943-1949, 1955, 1958-1982.
Series 17: Legal documents; 1933, 1950-1978.
Series 18: Educational records; 1971-1974.
Series 19: Speeches; undated, 1965-1984.
Series 20: Family clippings; 1947, 1963-1982.
Series 21: Public issues files; 1968-1984.
Series 22: Print materials; 1886, 1907, 1956-1982.
Series 23: Miscellaneous personal files; 1964-1982.
Series 24: Legislative correspondence files; 1975-1978.
Series 25: Legislative subject files; 1972-1981.
Series 26: Women’s issues subject files; 1969-1972.
Series 27: Campaign files; 1976-1980.
Series 28: Alaska Dept. of Administration records; 1966-1985.

Container list:

 Series 16: Correspondence files; 1943-1949, 1955, 1958-1982. 2.5 cubic feet. The series consists of personal letters sent and received by Joseph and Lisa Rudd concerning family and personal matters. Divided into incoming and outgoing correspondence, thereunder chronologically by date.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/5-10 Letters sent. 1971-1982
8/11-25 Letters received. 1943-1972
9 Letters received. 1973-1980
10 Letters received. 1981-1983

Series 17: Legal documents; 1933, 1950-1978. 0.1 cubic feet. The series consists of birth certificates of Rudd family members, copies of Joseph and Lisa Rudd’s marriage ceremony and certificate, and passports for Joseph and Lisa Rudd. Arranged by document type.

Box/Folder Description
10/10 Lisa Rudd’s birth certificate.
10/11 Joseph Rudd’s birth certificate.
10/12 Alison Rudd’s birth certificate.
10/13 Sandra Rudd’s birth certificate.
10/14 Marriage ceremony and certificate.
10/15 Passports.

 Series 18: Educational records; 1971-1974. 0.1 cubic feet. The series consists of coursework and notes from Lisa Rudd’s work on her Masters degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description
10/16 Coursework and notes.

Series 19: Speeches; undated, 1965-1984. 0.6 cubic feet. The collection consists of speech notes, drafts of speeches, and background materials from speeches given by Lisa Rudd before various civic and professional groups and conferences. The speeches concern: equal rights, human rights, women’s issues, the legislature, and other subjects. Arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
10/17 Speech notes, copies of speeches, and background materials for speeches by Lisa Rudd for various civic groups and conferences. The speeches concern the Equal Employment Commission, the Alaska State Commission on Human Rights (of which Lisa Rudd was Commissioner), Women’s liberation, affirmative action for Alaskan Natives, and the Anchorage School District’s Equal Employment Office (of which Lisa Rudd was Director). 1965-1973
10/18 Speech and research notes and copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd to various civic groups and at various seminars. The speeches concern women’s rights, child raising, discrimination, the legislative process, and employment opportunities for women. There are also floor speeches by Lisa Rudd during her terms as State Representative, concerning Willard Bowman and HB795 (Status of Women in Alaska); and her speech for the sixth commencement of the University of Alaska, Juneau, in 1977. 1974-1977
11/1 Copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd for various seminars and conferences. The speeches concern: Lisa Rudd’s career “from the kitchen to the caucus;” the provisions of the revised criminal code concerning violence towards women; the Alaska legislature; and 1978 legislation concerning women. 1978
11/2 Speech notes and copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd to various civic groups and for various conferences. The speeches concern: the legislature, politics, violence against women, solving community problems, women and political power, and leadership training. 1979
11/3 Speeches—Mid-Hillside debate. Speech notes, statements, and background materials for Lisa Rudd’s debate with Senator Mike Colletta during her 1980 campaign for State Senate. 1980
11/4 Copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd for various civic groups and seminars. The speeches concern: equal rights, legislative effectiveness, the English language, women as managers, the legal and financial problems of widows, and women in politics. 1980
11/5 Copies of a speech by Lisa Rudd for a seminar of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Petersburg, Alaska; and scripts from a KAKM (television talk-show entitled “Something to Say” for which Lisa Rudd was the hostess. 1981
11/6 Speech notes and copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd, various conferences and rallies concerning women’s equality in Alaska, the ERA, and solving community problems. 1982
11/7 Copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd given at various conferences, and speech notes and copies of speeches given by Lisa Rudd as Commissioner of the Department of Administration before various civic and professional groups, the state legislature, and a U.S. Senate Committee. The speeches concern the state purchase of an office building in Anchorage, the role of the Department of Administration in state government, Lisa Rudd’s role as Commissioner of the Department of Administration, the English language, statewide information processing, families and work, the history of telecommunications in Alaska, royalty oil contracts, and equal rights. There is also a copy of Lisa Rudd’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on long-distance telephone rate integration to protect rural areas of the U.S. from rate increases. 1983 January-July
11/8 Copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd as Commissioner of the Department of Administration. The speeches concern the Alaska time zone change, women’s equality; state government, equal opportunity, economic equity for women and Alaskans. 1983 August-November
11/9 Copies of speeches by Lisa Rudd as Commissioner of the Department of Administration. The speeches concern the Democratic Party, equal rights, education, leadership in community problem solving, the history of the women’s movement, barriers to the employment of women, early childhood services, state purchasing, and the importance of writing well. 1984
11/10 Publications containing reprinted speeches by Lisa Rudd. Included are: a newsletter called Sourceline (Fall, 1978) containing her speech on the changes in the criminal code which affects women, made before the 1978 District Attorney’s Conference in Fairbanks; transcripts of the joint hearings on the Universal Telephone Service Preservation Act of 1983 in the U.S. Congress containing Lisa Rudd’s testimony on long-distance telephone rate integration; and a conference report from the 1982 Conference of the Alaska Commission on the Status of Women containing Lisa Rudd’s speech concerning Alaska women’s rights. 1978, 1982-1983
11/11 Speeches made by Lisa Rudd concerning community problem solving, the state of Alaska’s data processing system, and the governor’s policy concerning education. Undated
11/12 Speech notes for a speech by Souix Plummer before the Juneau Chamber of Commerce concerning telecommunications in Alaska. 1983
11/13 Programs and advertisements for conferences, seminars, meetings, workshops, and rallies at which Lisa Rudd was a speaker. 1967-1982

Series 20: Family clippings; 1947, 1963-1982. 0.4 cubic feet. The series consists of newspaper clippings concerning the community, business, and political activities of member; of the Rudd Family. Arranged chronologically.

Box Description
11/14-29 Clippings concerning Lisa Rudd’s involvement with the Anchorage Community Chorus, clippings concerning legal cases on which Joseph Rudd was working, clippings concerning an exhibit of artwork by Nina Howell Starr, Lisa’s mother, clippings concerning Lisa Rudd’s work on the State Commission for Human Rights and as Equal Opportunity Director for the Anchorage School District, clippings concerning Lisa Rudd’s activities in the state legislature, copies of her monthly public affairs column in the Anchorage Daily News, and clippings concerning Joseph Rudd’s death in a plane crash in 1978.

Series 21: Public issues files; 1968-1984. 0.2 cubic feet. The series consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper and magazine articles and other materials concerning public issues in which Lisa Rudd was involved as a private citizen. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box/Folder Description Dates
11/30 Lore Road vacation: Correspondence between Lisa Rudd, lawyer Peter Ginder, and various borough and municipal officials, plat maps, speech notes by Lisa Rudd, and legal documents concerning the vacation of a portion of the right-of-way for Lore Road. 1974-1984
12/1 Noise: Testimony by Lisa Rudd and other citizens, letters to borough officials, and letters to the editor concerning noise pollution on Lake Otis Road and in the Anchorage area; newspaper clippings and magazine articles concerning noise pollution by supersonic jets, and noise pollution in other cities. 1968-1971
12/2 Northfield Mount Hermon: Correspondence between Lisa Rudd, Howard Jones, President of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, and John M. Ravage, Director of Public Information for the school concerning sex bias in the school’s newsletter; a copy of the school newsletter containing Lisa Rudd’s letter and the replies of Howard Jones and John Ravage and a copy of the school newsletter containing letters of response from other Northfield Mount Herman alumni; and letters of congratulations and support to Lisa Rudd from various family and friends. 1974-1975

Series 22: Print materials; 1886, 1907, 1956-1982. 0.3 cubic feet. The series consists of invitations to and programs for various civic and political functions and fundraisers and concerts; and newspaper clippings, articles, and other materials about Alaska. Arranged by type of record.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/3 Invitations to various social functions and fundraisers in Anchorage from various civic groups and an invitation to the 1979 gubernatorial inauguration. Undated, 1964-1980
12/4 Presidential Inaugural Invitation: Invitation to the inauguration of Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey. 1965
12/5 Concert programs: Included are programs from the Alaska Festival of Music, the Anchorage Community Chorus, the Anchorage Symphony, the Anchorage Concert Association, and the Basically Bach Festival. 1960-1982
12/6 Programs from various conferences, seminars, and civic events in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska. 1960-1980
12/7 Clippings: Newspaper articles from various newspapers concerning Alaskan history, the admission of Alaska as a state, and Alaskan political and resource issues. Undated, 1886, 1907, 1956-1982
12/8 Magazine articles concerning Alaska, Alaskan history, Alaskan resources, the 1964 Earthquake, Governor Jay Hammond, and the city of Anchorage. There are also programs from the Anchorage Community Theater presentation of the Alaskan historical drama Cry of the Wild Ram, and catalogs from exhibits of Alaskan artwork. Undated, 1960-1984
12/9 University of Alaska Museum annual report. 1976
12/10 Newsletter from Senator Mike Gravel, a picture of Alaska taken from an orbiting satellite, a partial copy of the Native News and BIA Bulletin (Nov.-Dec. 1974), and a copy of a paper entitled “The Alaskan hermaphrodite: culture/economics, a non-renewable resource” by B.H.A. Roderick and C.L.P. Tack. Undated, 1963-1978

Series 23: Miscellaneous personal files; 1964-1982. 0.1 cubic feet. The series consists of reports, speeches, clippings and other materials concerning various subjects including: the Anchorage Home Rule Charter, and Ernest Gruening. Arranged alphabetically by topic or record type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/11 Anchorage Home Rule Charter: A copy of the proposed Home Rule Charter for Anchorage, a copy of the 1971 version of the charter, and a speech by Walter Hickel before the Ad Club of Anchorage in support of the charter. 1970-1971
12/12 Business cards: Lisa Rudd’s business cards from her membership on the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights and from her job as Coordinator of Educational Program Development for the Alaska Native Foundation. Circa 1974-1975
12/13 Ernest Gruening: Speech by Ernest Gruening on the senate floor concerning the Supreme Court’s decision on Kenai Peninsula oil leases; a speech by him concerning the legality of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam; a letter to Mr. J. R. Gibson, Executive Vice President of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce concerning the proposed withdrawal of 80,000,000 acres in Alaska by the federal government; a copy of the program for the memorial service for Ernest Gruening in Washington, DC; and a Tundra Times reprint of a eulogy to Ernest Gruening by William A. Egan. 1965-1974
12/14 Helen Neilson Rudd: A copy of a booklet entitled A Century of Schools in Clinton by Helen Neilson Rudd, Lisa Rudd’s mother-in-law. 1964
12/15 Newsletters: Copies of newsletters, memos, and advertisements in which Lisa Rudd is cited. Undated, 1976-1977, 1982
12/16-17 Reports: Preliminary and final drafts of a report on a study of higher and adult education needs of rural Alaska written by Lisa Rudd; committee report on minority group relations in Anchorage for Operation Breakthrough. 1969, 1974

 Series 24: Legislative correspondence files; 1975-1978. 1.5 cubic feet. The series consists of congratulatory letters to Lisa Rudd, correspondence between Lisa Rudd and her constituents, news releases, staff memos, session notes, complimentary letters to Lisa Rudd, and other materials from her terms in the Alaska State Legislature. Arranged by type of correspondence.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/18 Congratulatory letters: Correspondence from various public and private individuals congratulating Lisa on her appointment to the House of Representatives of the Alaskan Legislature at the death of Representative Willard Bowman. 1975 December-1976 January
12/19-13/13 Correspondence A-SHI: Correspondence to and from Representative Rudd concerning problems, questions, and comments on various legislation. Major issues addressed include: taxation of the oil industry; royalty gas contracts; SB131, the Workmen’s Compensation Bill; Legislative appropriations for education of handicapped children (HB548); and the study of women’s status and rights in Alaska. 1976-1978
13/14-22 Correspondence SHO-Z: Correspondence to and from Representative Rudd concerning problems, questions, and comments on various legislation. Major issues addressed include: taxation of the oil industry; royalty gas contracts; SB131, the Workmen’s Compensation Bill; Legislative appropriations for education of handicapped children (HB548); and the study of women’s status and rights in Alaska. 1976-1978
13/23 Oaths of office: Lisa Rudd’s oaths of office for the Alaska State House of Representatives. 1976, 1977
13/24 News releases and newsletters: Legislative news releases and newsletters sent out by Representative Lisa Rudd to her constituents concerning her activities in the state legislature. 1976-1978
13/25 Staff memos: Correspondence and memos between Representative Rudd and members of her staff and other state legislators concerning: ski area safety regulation; U.S. Senate Legislation to designate Alaskan Native Groups as tribes; domestic animal designation for musk ox in Alaska; the construction of a north-south runway at Anchorage International Airport; proposed “Death with Dignity” legislation; and minority business in Alaska. 1976-1977
13/26 Session notes: Notes passed to Representative Rudd by other legislators during floor sessions in the last week of the 1978 legislative session. 1978
13/27 Complimentary letters: Letters to Representative Rudd from various private individuals, businesses and non-profit groups thanking her for her support of various legislation and complimenting her work in the Alaskan legislature. Also several public service awards given to Representative Rudd by various non-profit groups for her work on their behalf. 1977-1978
13/28-33 Miscellaneous papers: Materials concerning the University Board of Regents, alcohol in the bush, John Lindauer’s appointment to the University Board of Regents, Representative Rudd’s daily schedule during the legislative session, her testimony on SB630; copies of an information book on the Alaska Legislature, and Lisa Rudd’s business cards from her terms as a State Representative. 1977-1978

Series 25: Legislative subject files; 1972-1981. 0.5 cubic feet. The series consists of correspondence, reports, testimony, editorials, newsletters, and other materials concerning various subjects including: Willard Bowman, D-2 Lands, and the Moral Majority. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box/Folder Description Dates
14/1 “America the Beautiful:” Information related to House Joint Resolution 35, sponsored in the Alaska legislature by several legislators including Representative Rudd, which would request the changing of the national anthem from “The Star Spangled Banner” to “America the Beautiful.” 1978
14/2 Willard Bowman: Correspondence between Representative Bowman and various private individuals including Lisa Rudd. Also some campaign mailings from Representative Bowman’s 1974 re-election campaign, and soma notes about Willard Bowman by Lisa Rudd. Undated, 1972-1973
14/3 D-2 lands, general information: Reports, issue statements, testimony, and interviews concerning the Alaska (D-2) Lands Bill. 1977-1980
14/4 D-2 lands, editorials. 1980
14/5 Fluorocarbons: Reports, newspaper clippings, and articles concerning the effect of fluorocarbons on the earth’s ozone layer, and what is being done to regulate the use of products containing fluorocarbons. 1975-1977
14/6 Herbicides: Testimony before the Alaskan Legislature concerning the environmental and health effects of phenoxy herbicides and reasons to ban their use for brush clearing along Alaskan roads. Also reports on the health effects of phenoxy herbicides. 1976-1977
14/7 Moral majority: Reports, memos, and newspaper clippings concerning the Moral Majority, its political ideals, and its effect on American politics. Undated, 1980-1981
14/8 Moral Majority: Free Voices Newsletter: Six editions (Vol. 2, Nos. 1-6) of Free Voices an anti-Moral Majority newsletter. Also some notes and newspaper clippings concerning the Moral Majority. 1980-1981

Series 26: Women’s issues subject files; 1969-1972. 1.4 cubic feet. The series consists of correspondence, testimony, legislation, articles, reports, newsletters and other materials concerning various feminist and women’s issues in Alaska and the United States. Some subjects included are: abortion, battered women, the Equal Rights Amendment, the legal status of women in Alaska, and federal Title IX legislation. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box/Folder Description Dates
14/9 Abortion correspondence: Correspondence to Representative Rudd concerning Senate Bill 245, the Alaskan Abortion Bill sponsored by Senator Hackney. 1977-1979
14/10 Abortion—family planning: Several issues each of various national family planning magazines including: Perspectives, Planned Parenthood — World Population Washington Memo, and Family PlanningPopulation Reporter. 1978-1981
14/11 Abortion—NARAL: Five issues of NARAL (National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws, National Abort on Rights Action League) a pro-choice abortion newsletter. 1971-1972, 1981-1982
14/12 Abortion—general information: Correspondence, newsletters, articles and clippings concerning the pros and cons of abortion and abortion laws. 1977-1982
14/13 Abortion—effort to change Alaskan law: Correspondence, notes, newsletters, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning abortion and support for changing the Alaskan abortion laws. Undated, 1969-1972
14/14 Battered women HB463: Correspondence, articles, proposals, and testimony relating to Alaskan House Bill 463 which provided funding for an emergency shelter for battered women in Anchorage. 1977-1978
14/15 Battered women—spouse abuse: Copy of the Oregon Revised Statutes relating to spouse abuse, and testimony opposing a section of the Alaska Criminal Code Revision relating to spouse abuse. 1977-1978
14/16 Battered women—background: Articles, newsletters, and newspaper clippings concerning battered wives. Undated, 1977-1981
14/17 Battered women—shelter proposals: Funding proposal for women’s emergency services and shelters in Bethel, Nome, Juneau, and Fairbanks. 1978-1979
14/18 Daycare: Correspondence concerning the Alaska Daycare Facility Loan Fund and a report entitled, “Daycare and equal opportunity for women.” 1978, 1981
14/19 Equal rights amendment: Correspondence, articles, newsletters and clippings concerning the ERA and the effect its passage would have. Undated, 1978-1980
14/20 Feminist newsletters: Everywoman. 1970-1972
14/21 Feminist Newsletters: NOW News, Do it NOW, National NOW Times. 1970-1981
14/22 Feminist Newsletters: Off Our Backs. 1972-1973
14/23 Feminist Newsletters; On the Way, Anchorage Women’s Liberation Newsletter. 1971-1974
14/24 Feminist Newsletters: Source Line. 1975-1978
14/25 Feminist Newsletters; Status Reports, Alaska Commission on the Status of Women. 1981
15/1 Feminist Newsletters: Women’s Political Times. 1980-1981
15/2 Feminist Newsletters: Miscellaneous. Undated, 1968-1982
15/3 “Legal status of women in Alaska” report. Undated
15/4 Mailing Lists/Petitions: HBSB189 Equal education opportunities. Undated
15/5 Mailing Lists/Petitions: Spousal immunity. 1978
15/6 Mailing Lists/Petitions: HB74 Daycare in office buildings. Undated
15/7 Mailing Lists/Petitions: HBSB214 Commission, Status of Women. 1978
15/8 Mailing Lists/Petitions: SB245, Abortion provisions. Undated
15/9 Mailing Lists/Petitions: HJR55, HJR56, Statistics by age and minority status. Undated
15/10 Mailing Lists/Petitions: Feminist mailing list. 1978
15/11 National Women’s Conference: Correspondence, reports, articles, newsletters, and newspaper clippings concerning the National Women’s Conference held in Houston, Texas; November 18-21, 1977. 1977-1978
15/12 Rape, spousal immunity: Correspondence, articles, clippings, and notes and a petition concerning revision of the Alaskan Criminal Code to eliminate spousal immunity in marital rape cases. 1977-1978
15/13 Rape, general information: Correspondence, reports, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning rape and rape legislation. 1977-1978
15/14 Reward, Anchorage/Fairbanks murder/rape cases: Correspondence and notes concerning the creation of a reward fund to help apprehend the people responsible for the rape/murder of 5 women in Anchorage and Fairbanks. 1978-1979
15/15 Reward, donations, accounts: Correspondence, advertisements and receipts concerning donations to and management of the so-called “5,000 for 5” reward fund started by Representative Rudd to help apprehend the people responsible for the rape/murder of 5 women in the Anchorage/Fairbanks area. 1978-1979
15/16 Status of women in Alaska: Reports and correspondence concerning the status of women in Alaska and the need to establish a commission on the status of women. Undated, 1971, 1976
15/17 Status of women in Alaska, HB3/SB214: Correspondence, reports, drafts of legislation, amendments, notes, and clippings concerning HB330 and SB214 creating the Alaska Commission on the Status of Women. 1977-1978
15/18 Status of women in Alaska, survey. Survey report entitled “The uses of and demand for the status of women in Alaska.” Circa 1977
15/19 Status of women in Alaska, preliminary study: Compiled by the University of Alaska Institute for Social and Economic Research and Joan Katz for the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. 1977
15/20 Title IX correspondence, memos: Correspondence between Representative Rudd, members of her staff, and other senators concerning Federal Title IX regulations to end sex discrimination in public schools and school sports. 1977
15/21 Title IX hearings: Correspondence, reports, and petitions relating to the passage of Title IX legislation through the Alaska legislature. Undated, 1977-1978
15/22 Title IX bills: Copies of HB287, SB189, and SB600 relating to the elimination of sex discrimination in education in Alaska. Undated
15/23 Title IX biased textbooks: Articles from various magazines concerning sexual stereotyping in school textbooks. Undated, 1973
15/24 Title IX background materials: Articles, reports, and clippings concerning issues surrounding Title IX. 1972-1978, 1981
15/25 Veterans’ benefits; Correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings concerning Veterans’ preference in government hiring and how it discriminates against women. 1978
15/26 Washington Women’s Representative: Newsletter concerning federal actions and Supreme Court rulings on issues affecting women. 1981
15/27 “Women, power, and politics:” Reading lists, class notes, and notes on class reading from a course on women in politics and management taken by Lisa Rudd. Also articles and newspaper clippings concerning women in politics and management. Undated, 1980, 1982
15/28 Working women: Correspondence, articles, and pamphlets concerning women in the workforce, the National Commission on Working Women, and the Working Women’s Conference held in Seattle, May, 1978. 1978
15/29 Women’s issues—miscellaneous correspondence and notes: Correspondence to and from Lisa Rudd concerning the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights and various women’s issues before the 1978 Alaska Legislature. Also some of Lisa Rudd’s notes concerning women’s issues. 1974-1975, 1977
15/30 Women’s issues—miscellaneous articles: Articles concerning women and women’s issues from various magazines including: Barnard Alumnae, Scientific American, Time, The Washington Post, and Women’s Rights Law Reporter. Undated, 1970-1973, 1978
15/31 Women’s issues—miscellaneous reports: Reports from various sources concerning numerous women’s issues including: women’s leadership in education; federal regulations on sex discrimination; entry experience requirements and advancement opportunities for State of Alaska, clericalsecretarial positions; civil rights for pregnant Workers; and sex discrimination in insurance. Undated, 1972-1978.
15/32 Women’s issues—miscellaneous pamphlets and clippings: Newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning women and women’s issues in the U.S. Undated, 1970-1980

Series 27: Campaign files; 1976-1980. 3.2 cubic feet. The series consists of materials from Lisa Rudd’s 1976 campaign for the Alaska State House of Representatives and 1980 campaign for the Alaska State Senate against Senator Mike Colletta.  Materials included are: campaign ads, correspondence, election returns, interviews, mailing lists, notes, Alaska Public Offices Commission campaign disclosure reports, fundraising lists, campaign expenditure lists, receipts for contributions, files on Mike Colletta, debate materials, media information, polls, campaign photographs, subject files, and audio and video tapes of radio and television advertisements. Most materials are arranged by campaign, thereunder by type of record.

Box/Folder Description Dates
15/33 Campaign ads: Newspaper advertisements, press releases, texts of radio or television advertisements, and campaign mailings from Representative Lisa Rudd’s reelection campaign for the Alaska State House District II. 1976
15/34 Campaign expenditures: List of Representative Rudd’s 1976 campaign expenses and contributors; list of total expenditures for all House District candidates in districts 712; and a campaign financing and expenditure report on the Alaska State Legislature, 1976 election, by the Alaska Public Interest Research Group. 1976
15/35 Campaign guides: Articles, booklet, and workshop materials relating to women candidates and how to organize and run a political campaign. Undated, 1976
15/36 Correspondence to Representative Rudd concerning confirmation of her declaration of candidacy for the 1976 election and her inclusion in the general election pamphlet. 1976
16/1 (oversize folder 18) Election district map: Map of Alaskan statewide election districts and Anchorage election districts. 1974
16/2 Election returns, primary. 1976
16/3 Election returns, general. 1976
16/4 Girdwood: Minutes of the Girdwood City Council of October 28, 1976, discussing the dissolution of the Girdwood Service District, and notes by Representative Rudd concerning the purchase of land by private ownership in Alyeska. 1976
16/5 Interviews: Transcript of an interview with Martha Croll concerning Lisa Rudd, and a transcript of an interview with Lisa Rudd concerning her campaign for State House and her opinions on state and local issues. 1976
16/6 Names: Lists of campaign volunteers and supporters for Lisa Rudd’s campaign for state house; lists of people to invite to Lisa Rudd fund raisers; constituent mailing list and list of people who have Lisa Rudd campaign signs in their yards. 1976
16/7 Notes: Lisa Rudd’s notes concerning her campaign opponent, Representative Kris Lethin, and concerning her campaign in general. 1976
16/8 Special interest groups: List of special interest groups that make political endorsements and the NEA-Alaska Political Action Group on Education Guidelines. Undated, 1977
16/9 Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) Reports: Campaign disclosure statements filed with the APOC by candidate Lisa Rudd pertaining to her 1980 campaign for Senate District I against Senator Mike Colletta. 1980
16/10 Auction and fundraiser: Advertisement, auction catalog, and sales receipts from a fund raising auction held by candidate Lisa Rudd in October, 1980, to raise funds for her campaign for state senate. 1980
16/11 (oversize folder 18) Bethel fundraiser: Poster advertising a fund raising dinner in Bethel for candidate Lisa Rudd. 1980
16/12 Budget—projected expenditures: Projected campaign expenditures and a calendar of possible campaign activities for Lisa Rudd’s 1980 state senate campaign. 1980
16/13 Budget—actual expenditures: Account book listing campaign expenditures for Lisa Rudd’s 1980 state senate campaign. 1980
16/14 Bulk rate mailing: Information on bulk rate mailing and a bulk rate permit for Lisa Rudd campaign mailings. 1980
16/15 Campaign contribution receipts. 1980 June-October
16/16 Campaign contribution receipts. 1980 October-December
16/17 Campaign issues: Correspondence to Lisa Rudd, newsletter, newspaper clipping and notes concerning issues addressed in the 1980 State Senate race including: the capital move, state spending, and the Susitna Power Project. 1980
16/18 Campaign literature: Correspondence from candidate Lisa Rudd and copies of all campaign mailings from Lisa Rudd’s 1980 campaign for Senate District I against Senator Mike Colletta. 1980
16/19 Candidate questionnaires: Questionnaires completed by candidate Lisa Rudd giving her qualifications for office and her stand on several Alaskan issues such as the capital move and state spending. 1980
16/20 Colletta files—APOC reports: Campaign contribution reports, campaign disclosure statements, and yearly conflict of interest statements filed with the APOC by Senator Colletta. 1974-1980
16/21 Colletta files—bills: Summary of legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Colletta during the years 1978-1980, and copies of various bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Colletta during 1979-1980. 1978-1980
16/22 Colletta files—campaign ads: Campaign mailings, newspaper ad, and an invitation to a fund raising cruise from Senator Colletta’s 1980 state senate campaign against Lisa Rudd. 1980
16/23 Colletta files—clippings: Clippings from various newspapers concerning Senator Colletta and other state senators, and legislative activities and issues of the 1978-1980 legislative sessions. Undated, 1979-1980
16/24 Colletta files—D-2: Newspaper clipping concerning Senator Colletta’s D-2 radio broadcast on a Cleveland, Ohio, radio talk show. 1980
16/25 Colletta files—legislative pay raise: Copies of SB182, sponsored by Senator Colletta, relating to pay increases for state employees, and newspaper clippings concerning the pay increase. 1979-1980
16/26 Colletta files—public opinion poll: Copies of a public opinion poll mailed to District 11 voters by Senator Colletta, addressing various state and local issues including; D-2, state financing of the gas pipeline, the capital move, recreational development of the Chugach State Park, and the building of a state office complex in downtown Anchorage. Also the results of the poll. 1980
16/27 Colletta files—Senate voting record: Tally of Senator Colletta’s record of votes missed during the 1978 Alaska Legislative Session, and a listing of the bills for which Senator Colletta missed votes. 1978
16/28 Colletta files—tax relief: Newspaper clippings concerning Senator Colletta’s statement on tax relief legislation for the state income tax. 1980
16/29 Colletta files—miscellaneous notes: Notes by Lisa Rudd concerning Senator Colletta, her opponent for State Senate in Anchorage District I. 1979-1980
16/30 Correspondence: Correspondence to and from candidate Lisa Rudd concerning campaign issues raised by her constituents, campaign endorsements from various businesses and organizations, and campaign contributions from various private individuals. 1980
16/31 Debates: Correspondence concerning a debate between Lisa Rudd and Senator Mike Colletta before the Resources Development Council; a list of scheduled debates; and Lisa Rudd’s opening statements and notes from several debates. 1980
16/32 Directory of Anchorage organizations put out by the Community Calendar Services, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. 1979-1980
16/33 Election pamphlet: Official election pamphlet put out by the State of Alaska as a guide to the backgrounds and positions of election candidates for the 1980 state and national elections in Alaska. Also Lisa Rudd’s biographical information and information statement on issues for inclusion in the election pamphlet. 1980
16/34 Election returns, primary. 1980
16/35 Endorsements: Correspondence concerning endorsements of Lisa Rudd’s candidacy for state senate by various businesses and organizations. 1980
16/36 Fresh Air in Politics Committee: Campaign disclosure statements and correspondence from the Fresh Air in Politics Committee, and Alaskan political action committee. 1980
16/37 Get out the vote: Schedule and instructions to volunteer phone callers for Candidate Lisa Rudd’s “Get Out the Vote” telephone campaign to encourage people to vote. 1980
16/38 Groups/mailing lists: Mailing and membership lists from various state and local groups including the Alaska Black Caucus, Women for Political Action, NEA, and the League of Women Voters. 1980
16/39 Media—newspapers: Materials concerning the size and price of various campaign ads run by Lisa Rudd in both Anchorage newspapers. Also an Anchorage Daily News Candidate Questionnaire concerning state issues. 1980
16/40 Media—radio: Radio advertising schedule and advertising cost by station, and texts of radio spots for Lisa Rudd’s campaign. 1980
16/41 Media—television: Television and radio advertisement schedules and cost for Lisa Rudd’s campaign ads. 1980
16/42 Media—stations: List of Anchorage radio and television stations. 1980
16/43 Moral Majority: Clippings concerning the Moral Majority’s involvement in Alaskan politics, and a copy of a Moral Majority questionnaire for political candidates. 1980
16/44 Poll: Analysis of a poll of District 11 voters conducted by Lisa Rudd. The poll concerns voter opinions of several political candidates and state issues such as the capital move and the tax repeal. 1980
16/45 Precinct analysis: Analysis of District 11 by precinct analyzing overall voting trends and voter turnout in each precinct. 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980
16/46 Rudd bills: Copies of bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Lisa Rudd during 1976 in the State House of Representatives. Also a summary of issues on which Representative Rudd introduced or supported legislation, a list of bills introduced or supported legislation, a list of bills introduced by Representative Rudd which became law, and a summary of legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Representative Rudd in 1978. 1976, 1978
16/47 Telephone poll: General instructions to volunteer phone callers for Lisa Rudd’s telephone survey of District I voters. 1980
17/1015 Photographic file—campaign folders: 206 black & white prints, 17 color prints, and 150 negatives (color and black & white). The file contains pictures of Lisa Rudd at her Juneau Office, at meetings, and with her family. there are also pictures of Lisa meeting with the editors of several East Coast newspapers, and a picture and news release concerning a grant Sohio gave to Alaska Children’s Services of which Lisa was a board member. 1976, 1980
17/17 Miscellaneous campaign files: Material concerning the Alaskan oil and gas taxation issue, President Carter’s record on women’s issues, and the 1976 Alaska State Trooper’s Annual Report. Undated, 1976
17/18 (see also oversize file 18) Miscellaneous campaign files: Public opinion poll on Alaskan public figures, candidate filings for the 1978 Alaskan legislative race, newspaper clippings concerning U.S. Senator Gravel, information on 1978 candidates for House District 11 (Anchorage), 1978 general election results, and layouts of Lisa Rudd’s 1978 legislative newsletter. 1978
17/19 Miscellaneous campaign files: Articles, reports, and notes concerning the issue of development vs. environment, legal and financial problems of widows, other 1980 political candidates, and the Bartlett Democratic Club. 1980
17/20-19/1 Audio-visual materials: audiotapes, primarily radio spots, videotapes, and color slides of Lisa Rudd at her office, at the Alaska Zoo, and manning the democratic booth at the State Fair. Used for Lisa Rudd’s 1976 and 1980 campaigns for state legislature. 1976, 1980

Series 28: Alaska Dept. of Administration records; 1966-1985. 0.6 cubic feet. The series consists of materials concerning Lisa Rudd’s work as Commissioner of Administration under Governor Sheffield. Some materials included are: Lisa Rudd’s resumes and recommendations from various business associates; congratulatory letters; invitations and photographs from the Sheffield inaugural ceremony; Lisa Rudd’s daily calendar for 1983; correspondence; and newspaper clippings. Arranged by type of record.

Box/Folder Description Dates
19/2 Biographies and recommendations: Letter from Lisa Rudd to Governor-elect William Sheffield saying that she would be willing to accept a position in his cabinet; past letters of recommendation written for Lisa Rudd and past letters of appreciation from various individuals thanking her for work on their behalf and complementing her on her work; copies of Lisa Rudd’s past resumes; Lisa Rudd’s employment applications for the position of consultant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Alaska, and various other state jobs; certificates from the U.S. Civil Service Commission to Lisa Rudd for completing two public administration courses; and two reports by Lisa Rudd from her job as Equal Employment Opportunity Director for the Anchorage School District. 1966, 1970-1982
19/3 Resume. 1982
19/4 Dept. of Administration appointment correspondence: Letters from friends and business associates congratulating Lisa Rudd on her appointment as Commissioner Administration in Governor Sheffield’s Cabinet. 1982 December
19/5 Sheffield Inaugural: Letter from Governor-elect Sheffield to Lisa Rudd inviting her to his swearing-in ceremony; invitations to and program for the various inaugural balls in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Nome; and pictures of the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Sheffield, and Lt. Governor Steve McAlpine. 1982 November-1983 January
19/6 Daily calendars. 1983 March-December
19/7 Appointment calendar. 1983
19/8-9 Clippings: Newspaper clippings concerning the Department of Administration and issues

it was involved in; articles citing Commissioner of Administration, Lisa Rudd; and clippings concerning various state issues. There are also photographs and guest book from a reception in honor of Lisa Rudd given by the Alaska Commission on the Status of Women.

1983
19/10 Correspondence: Letters to Commissioner Lisa Rudd from various friends and business associates thanking her for work on their behalf. Also a picture of Lisa Rudd in front of the State Office Building in Juneau. 1984
19/11 Clippings: Clippings of newspaper articles concerning the Department of Administration and issues it was involved in; articles citing Lisa Rudd; articles on state issues; and programs for conferences at which Lisa Rudd was a speaker. 1984
19/12 Miscellaneous records: A copy of the Governor’s long-range schedule for June through August, 1984; and Lisa Rudd’s tickets and schedule from a trip she made to Sitka to attend the Alaska State Democratic Convention. 1984
19/13 APOC filings: Copies of conflict of interest forms filed by Lisa Rudd during her time as Commissioner of Administration for Governor Sheffield, and an APOC instructions manual on the state conflict of interest law. 1984-1985

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