Guide to the Walter Eugene Guess papers

Guide to the Walter Eugene Guess papers
1960-1975

Collection number: HMC-0366.
Creator: Guess, Walter Eugene.
Title: Walter Eugene Guess papers.
Dates: 1960-1975.
Volume of collection: 16 cubic feet.
Language of materials: English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan Legislator.

Biographical note:

Walter Eugene “Gene” Guess was born in Mississippi. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1955, he received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1959. During this time he served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1955-1956, and the Army Reserve until 1963. In 1957 he married Carolyn Suber and they moved to Alaska in 1959. Gene Guess was admitted to the Alaska Bar in 1960 and in 1961 he formed the law firm of Ely and Guess with Robert Ely until they were joined by Joseph Rudd. They subsequently changed the name to Ely, Guess, and Rudd. Guess served as president of the firm until his death. He also entered politics in 1963, when he served as the southcentral Alaska campaign chairman for Governor William Egan.

In 1964, he was elected to the first of four successive terms in the state House of Representatives. While in the House, he served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (1965-1966), as vice-chairman of the House Commerce Committee (1965-1966), as House minority whip (1967-1968), and as chairman of the House Minority Caucus (1967-1968), and the Alaska State Legislative Council (1969-1971). He also served as the Majority Floor Leader (1969-1970), as chairman of the House Local Government Committee (1969-1970) and of the Special House Committee on Monetary Policy (1969-1970), and as Speaker of the House (1970-1972). He retired from the legislature in 1972 to run for United States Senate. He ran unsuccessfully against Senator Ted Stevens in 1972, and again in 1974 against Senator Mike Gravel.

In addition to his political activities, Gene Guess served as vice-chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Economic Development (1962-1964), and served as special assistant to the Governor as a liaison to the Anchorage banking community (1964). He was a member of the Greater Anchorage Democratic Club (president, 1963-1964), the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (1968-1975), the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (1969-1975), the Alaska Export Expansion Council (1966-1975), and the Alaska Development Council for Alaska Methodist University (1968-1975). He also served on the board of directors for the Anchorage Boys Club, the Alaska and Virginia bar associations, as well as the Federal Bar Association. His honors include being named Outstanding Young Man in America by the U.S. Jaycees (1966), being named one of the 50 outstanding legislators by the Eagleton Institute of Politics (1968), and being selected as one of the 16 top state legislators by the Citizens Conference on State Legislators (1971). In 1965, he received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freedom Award. He died in Juneau, Alaska in 1975.

Collection description:

The collection consists of records relating primarily to Gene Guess’ political career. There are personal papers, which consists of correspondence, records relating to Gene Guess’ work as a campaign chairman for the 1963 Egan gubernatorial campaign, and records relating to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Economic Development. There are also legislative records, which consist of correspondence, records relating to the Legislative Council, bill files, and general subject files. Also in the collection there are campaign records of Guess’ campaigns for Alaska House of Representatives (1964, 1966, 1968, 1970) and campaigns for United States Senate (1972, 1974). Included are correspondence, speeches, polls and surveys, media and advertising records, records concerning campaign contributions, mailing lists, subject files, and other similar types of records.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1. Correspondence; 1961-1974
Series 2. Egan campaign files; 1961-1963
Series 3. Governor’s advisory council on economic development records; 1961
Series 4. Legislative correspondence; 1965-1972
Series 5. Legislative council records; 1969-1972

Series 6. Legislative bill files; 1965-1972
Series 7. Subject files; 1966-1972
Series 8. House of Representative campaign records; 1964-1970
Series 9. 1972 U.S. campaign records; 1970-1973

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate campaign records; 1973-1974

Series 11. U.S. senate campaign subject files; 1960-1974

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 materials authored by Walter Eugene Guess.

Preferred citation: Walter Eugene Guess papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Presented to the archives by Carolyn Guess in 1990. A deed of gift was signed in 1990.

Processing information:  This collection was originally arranged and described by Carolyn Bowers in 1990. The guide to this collection was revised and updated to current standards by Veronica Denison in 2013. Some folders are empty as there was no content in the donated files.

Container list:

SERIES 1. CORRESPONDENCE; 1961-1974. 0.35 cubic feet.

This series consists of personal correspondence between Gene Guess and various state agencies, as well as public and private individuals. Arranged chronologically.

Box/ Folder Description Dates
1/1 Correspondence to and from the State Division of Planning 1961
1/2 Personal correspondence 1961-1965
1/3 Political correspondence 1972-1973
1/4 Personal correspondence 1972, 1974

SERIES 2. EGAN CAMPAIGN FILES; 1961-1963. 0.35 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess’ work as the southcentral Alaska campaign chairman for the 1963 gubernatorial campaign of Governor William Egan. Included are correspondence, speeches, notes, lists of contributors, financial records, advertising records and other papers.

Box/ Folder Description Dates
1/5 Correspondence 1961-1963
1/6 Speeches and notes 1962
1/7 Campaign schedules 1962
1/8 Lists of contributors 1962
1/9 Lists of volunteers and precinct workers 1962
1/10 Financial records 1961-1963
1/11 Bills 1961-1963
1/12 Political advertisements 1962
1/13 Media advertising schedules and bills: KTVA radio and television 1962
1/14 Media advertising schedules and bills: various radio and television stations 1962
1/15 Guest register 1962 June-November

SERIES 3. GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RECORDS; 1961. 0.1 cubic feet.

This series consists of papers relating to Gene Guess’ involvement in the Governor’s Advisory Council on Economic Development. Included are meeting agendas and notes.

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Folder

Description Dates
1/16 Meeting agendas and notes 1961

SERIES 4. LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENCE; 1965-1972. 1.65 cubic feet.

This series consists of correspondence relating to Gene Guess’ activities as a state legislator. Included are constituent correspondence; correspondence between Gene Guess and other legislators, government and public officials; reading files; and mailing lists. Subjects include legislative bills; government policies; local government; health, education, and welfare. There are also invitations to various speaking functions and public appearances, as well as congratulatory mail and telegrams. Arranged chronologically.

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Description Dates
1/17 Correspondence 1965
1/18 Correspondence 1966
1/19 Correspondence 1967-1968
1/20 Correspondence: Soldotna Hospital 1968
1/21 Correspondence: R-Z 1969-1971
1/22 Correspondence: health, education, and welfare 1971 January-May
1/23 Correspondence: local government 1971 January-May
1/24-25 Correspondence: A-D 1971 January-May
1/26 Correspondence: E-H 1971 January-May
1/27 Correspondence: I-L 1971 January-May
2/1 Correspondence: M-P 1971 January-May
2/2 Correspondence: Q-Z 1971 January-May
2/3 Correspondence: mailing list for bills and resolutions 1971-1972
2/4 Correspondence: A-D 1971-1972
2/5 Correspondence: E-H 1971-1972
2/6 Correspondence: I-L 1971-1972
2/7 Correspondence: M-P 1971-1972
2/8 Correspondence: Q-Z 1971-1972
2/9 Reading file 1971 June-December
2/10 Reading file 1972 January-February
2/11 Reading file 1972 March-April
2/12 Reading file 1972 April-June
2/13 Requests for information on Alaska 1972 January-May
2/14 Invitations 1971 January-June
2/15 Invitations 1971 July-December
2/16 Invitations 1972 January
2/17 Congratulatory mail and telegrams 1971-1972

SERIES 5. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RECORDS; 1969-1972. 0.65 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess’ chairmanship of the Legislative Council of the Alaska Legislature. Included are council minutes; correspondence concerning council activities, the Brookings Institute, and the council’s Sub-committee on Higher Education; as well as council publications, primarily concerning the oil industry in Alaska.

Series 5. Legislative Council records. Subseries 5a: Minutes and correspondence; 1969-1972. 0.2 cubic feet.

Arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/18 Minutes 1969-1972
2/19 Correspondence: general 1969-1970
3/1 Correspondence: general 1971-1972
3/2 Correspondence: Brookings Institute 1970
3/3-4 Correspondence: Sub-committee on Higher Education 1971-1972

Series 5. Legislative Council records. Subseries 5b: Legislative Council reports; 1968-1971. 0.45 cubic feet.

Arranged chronologically.

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Folder

Description Dates
3/5 “Alaska’s Role in the National Oceanographic Program,” prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council 1968 January
3/6 “Criminal Penalties Under the Alaska Criminal Code, prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council 1969 January
3/7 “Parks and Recreation Study,” prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council 1969 December
3/8 “Economic Considerations Relative to Severance Taxation of Alaskan Oil and Gas,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1970 January
3/9 “Economic Considerations For Alaska’s Future Oil and Gas Leasing Policy,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1970 February
3/10 “Limitations on Oil Imports From Canada,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1970 March
3/11 “Economic Considerations Bearing on Valuation of Alaskan Crude Oil and State Policy on Pipelines, Summary,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1970 December
3/12 “Aftermath of the OPEC Settlements,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1971 May
3/13 “Possible Price Implications of Recent Increases in Government Take,” prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council 1971 May
3/14 “Summary of Alaska Legislation 1971, Seventh Legislature – First Session,” prepared by the Alaska Legislative Council 1971 June
3/15 “Revised Alaska Criminal Code, Second Draft” 1971 October 4
3/16 “Proposed Probate Code” 1971 October 4

SERIES 6. LEGISLATIVE BILL FILES; 1965-1972. 2.0 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to bills and resolutions of the House of Representatives of the Alaska Legislature. Included are correspondence between Gene Guess, other legislatures, various public officials, as well as private individuals concerning various bills and subjects related to them; drafts of legislation; notes; and clippings and articles concerning various bills. There are also drafts of some Senate bills, drafts of House and Senate resolutions, and lists of House bills and appropriations. Arranged chronologically by legislative session, some by bill number underneath.

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Folder

Description Dates
3/17 House bill 75, Senate bill 91 (mandatory reporting of child abuse) 1964-1965
3/18 House bill 55 (green stamps) 1965-1966
3/19 House bill 353 (eavesdropping and wiretapping) 1966
3/20 House bill 409 (city-borough merger); 1966
3/21 House bill 415 (right-of-way compensation) petition 1966
3/22 House bills 419, 321, Senate bill 282 (lottery bills 1966
3/23 House bills 449, 516, 517 (gun control legislation) 1966
3/24 House bills 41, 161, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 242, 243, 270, 272, Senate bill 126, 212 (money and banking bills) 1969-1970
3/25 House bills 53, 89, 92, 201, 115, 314, 443, 486, 555 (gross business license tax bills) 1970
3/26 House bill 736 (state trooper retirement plan) 1970 January-March
3/27 House bill 1 (higher education aid program) 1971 January-May
3/28 House bill 7 (creation of a state ombudsman) 1971 January-May
3/29 House bill 14 (creation of a legislative budget and audit committee) 1971 January-May
3/30 House bill 16 (campaign finance and governmental ethics) 1971 January-May
3/31 House bill 19 (creation of a Department of Environmental Affairs) 1971 January-May
3/32 House bill 22 (loans for veterans) 1971 January-May
3/33 House bill 25 (motor vehicle insurance) 1971 January-May
3/34 House bill 30 (licensing of beauty salon assistants) 1971 January-May
3/35 House bill 31 (repeal of the Alaska Business License Act) 1971 January-May
3/36 House bill 32 (state employee pay increases) 1971 January-May
3/37 House bill 34 (physician’s assistants) 1971 January-May
3/38 House bill 41 (tidelands acquisition by local governments) 1971 January-May
4/1 House bill 52 (Alaska Methodist University) 1971 January-May
4/2 House bill 54 (claims against the state) 1971 January-May
4/3 House bill 55 (compensation of election officials) 1971 January-May
4/4 House bill 58 (operating and capital expenses appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/5 House bill 59 (Department of Public Works appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/6 House bill 65 (Department of Education appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/7 House bill 80 (state aid for school construction) 1971 January-May
4/8 House bill 102 (loans for commercial fishing) 1971 January-May
4/9 House bill 104 (log branding) 1971 January-May
4/10 House bill 109 (historic preservation) 1971 January-May
4/11 House bill 110 (creation of a legislative intern program) 1971 January-May
4/12 House bill 113 (court supervision of children) 1971 January-May
4/13 House bill 119 (state aid for planning and construction of civic and convention centers) 1971-1972
4/14 House bill 120 (delegation of powers and functions by the Alaska State Housing Authority) 1971 January-May
4/15 House bill 121 (Department of Highways appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/16 House bill 122 (longevity bonus program) 1971 January-May
4/17 House bill 123 (repealing certain statutes relating to crimes against morality and decency) 1971 January-May
4/18 House bill 124 (use of firearms in state parks) 1972 January-May
4/19 House bill 132 (state loans and grants for hospitals and health facilities) 1971 January-May
4/20 House bill 135 (city and borough property tax exemption for senior citizens) 1971 January-May
4/21 House bill 150 (licensing of construction contractors) 1971 January-May
4/22 House bill 155 (fisheries tax) 1972 January-May
4/23 House bill 158 (municipal garbage collection and disposal services) 1971 January-May
4/24 House bill 159 (employment security coverage for state employees) 1971 January-May
4/25 House bill 173 (teachers retirement benefits for handicapped survivors) 1971 January-May
4/26 House bill 174 (creation of a uniform consumer credit code) 1971 January-May
4/27 House bill 179 (Department of Education appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/28 House bill 182 (one percent for art) 1971 January-May
6/41 House bill 200 (boiler inspection) 1971 January-May
4/30 House bill 204 (sale of public bonds) 1971 January-May
4/31 House bill 208 (codifying laws relating to cities and boroughs) 1971-1972
4/32 House bill 224 (creation of a comprehensive community services program) 1971 January-May
4/33 House bill 228 (Department of Public Works appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/34 House bill 230 (Alaska Fisherman’s Development Assistance Program) 1971 January-May
4/35 House bill 236 (construction of local service roads and trails) 1971 January-May
4/36 House bill 239 (surveying safety bill) 1972 January-May
4/37 House bill 247 (creating the Department of Transportation) 1971 January-May
4/38 House bill 254 (unincorporated townships) 1971 January-May
4/39 House bill 258 (election of borough assembly members) 1971 January-May
4/40 House bill 275 (penalties for motor vehicle violations) 1971 January-May
4/41 House bill 276 (state aid for hospitals, health facilities, and health services) 1971 January-May
4/42 House bill 281 (state income tax increase) 1971 January-May
4/43 House bill 290 (waiver of plat in land subdivision) 1972 January-May
4/44 House bill 292 (establishment of community mental health centers) 1971 January-May
4/45 House bill 294 (penalties for child and spouse neglect) 1972 January-May
4/46 House bill 296 (tax exemption for limited income residents) 1971-1972
4/47 House bill 297 (creating the Public Communications Commission) 1971 January-May
4/48 House bill 298 (Katchemak Bay State Wilderness Park) 1971 January-May
4/49 House bill 315 (parks and open space areas within cities and boroughs) 1971 January-May
4/50 House bill 323 (election procedures) 1972 January-May
4/51 House bill 332 (judicial review of municipal tax assessments) 1971 January-May
4/52 House bill 334 (state revenue sharing with local governments) 1972 January-May
4/53 House bill 335 (powers of cities and boroughs to provide mass transportation facilities and services) 1971 January-May
4/54 House bill 339 (insurance for air carriers) 1971 January-May
4/55 House bill 344 (sale of native handicrafts) 1971 January-May
4/56 House bill 346 (Alaska National Guard reenlistment bonuses) 1971 January-May
4/57 House bill 352 (Alaska National Guard pay and allowances) 1971 January-May
4/58 House bill 370 (University of Alaska appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/59 House bill 393 (appointment and assignment of magistrates) 1971 January-May
4/60 House bill 399 (establishment of the Alaska Historical Commission) 1971 January-May
4/61 House bill 407 (state park regulations) 1971 January-May
4/62 House bill 415 (creation of a higher education loan program) 1971-1972
4/63 House bill 416 (Department of Military Affairs appropriation) 1971 January-May
4/64 House bill 419 (development of geothermal resources) 1971 January-May
4/65 House bill 421 (creating a Citizens Commission on Alaska Resource Education) 1971 January-May
4/66 House bill 423 (creating a Governor’s Commission on the Involvement of Young People in Government) 1971 January-May
4/67 House bill 444 (repayment of profits on bonds purchased by the state) 1971 January-May
4/68 House bill 448 (judges retirement benefits) 1972 January-May
4/69 House bill 469 (legislative retirement program) 1971 January-May
4/70 Senate committee sponsor House bill 68 (Alaska eyeglasses and sunglasses law) 1971 January-May
4/71 Senate bill 230 (regulation of chiropractors) 1971 January-May
4/72 Senate bills, various 1971 January-May
4/73 House and Senate resolutions 1971
4/74 House bill 471 (Department of Economic Development appropriation) 1972 January-May
4/75 House bill 480 (establishing the Office of Administrative Adjudication) 1972 January-May
4/76 House bill 518 (operating and capital budget appropriation) 1972 January-May
4/77 House bill 524 (Alaska Criminal Code revision) 1972 January-May
4/78 House bill 526 (Legislative Affairs Agency appropriation) 1972 January-May
4/79 House bill 537 (teachers’ retirement salaries) 1972 January-May
4/80 House bill 539 (creditable service payments to retired teachers) 1972 January-May
4/81 House bill 541 (establishment of the Teachers’ Retirement Board) 1972 January-May
4/82 House bill 543 (establishment and enforcement of occupational health and safety standards) 1972 January-May
5/1 House bill 544 (financing of local schools) 1972 January-May
5/2 House bill 547 (financing and development of housing for moderate income persons) 1972 January-May
5/3 House bill 549 (AMU bill) 1972 January-May
5/4 House bill 552 (creating the Department of Community and Regional Development) 1972 January-May
5/5 House bill 554 (convention center financing) 1972 January-May
5/6 House bill 555 (official state plumbing code) 1972 January-May
5/7 House bill 569 (establishment of the TransAlaska Authority) 1972 January-May
5/8 House bill 588 (retirement coverage for corrections officers) 1972 January-May
5/9 House bill 597 (property tax) 1972 January-May
5/10 House bill 602 (Department of Education appropriation) 1972 January-May
5/11 House bill 608 (tuition grants for higher education students in Alaska) 1972 January-May
5/12 House bill 614 (classification of public lands) 1972 January-May
5/13 House bill 626 (appropriation to the Office of the Governor) 1972 January-May
5/14 House bill 615 (suspending collection of the Alaska Business License Tax) 1972 January-May
5/15 House bill 637 (state operated spay clinics) 1972 January-May
5/16 House bill 640 (general obligation bonds for the construction of state operated schools) 1972 January-May
5/17 House bill 664 (establishment of grievance procedures for public school teachers) 1972 January-May
5/18 House bill 669 (state aid for retirement of public school construction debt) 1972 January-May
5/19 House bill 675 (establishment of educational service areas and regional school districts in unorganized boroughs) 1972 January-May
5/20 House bill 704 (expansion of Chugach State Park) 1972 January-May
5/21 House bill 705 (penalties for commercial fishing violations) 1972 January-May
5/22 House bill 706 (Department of Education appropriation) 1972 January-May
5/23 House bill 718 (creating the Commission on the Conference of the Law of the Sea) 1972 January-May
5/24 House bill 731 (implementing the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) 1972 January-May
5/25 House bill 736 (public employment relations act) 1972 January-May
5/26 House bill 737 (city and borough approval on highway routing) 1972 January-May
5/27 House bill 749 (Department of Environmental Conservation regulations) 1972 January-May
5/28 House bill 757 (sale of disaster bonds for 1964 earthquake damage) 1972 January-May
5/29 House bill 763 (regulating the construction or modification of health care facilities) 1972 January-May
5/30 House bill 766 (establishing the Joint Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission) 1972 January-May
5/31 House bill 770 (state land rights-of-way for oil and gas transportation) 1972 January-May
5/32 House bills 790 and 791 (annexation of Elmendorf and Fort Richardson) 1972 January-May
5/33 House bill 798 (establishing the boundaries of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough) 1972 January-May
5/34 Other House bills 1971
5/35 Lists of House bills and appropriations 1970-1972
5/36 Senate bill 56 (medical assistance to the needy) 1972 January-May
5/37 Senate bill 211 (longevity bonus bill) 1972 January-May
5/38 Senate bill 419 (regulation of moose hunting) 1972 January-May
5/39 Senate bills, various 1972 January-May
5/40 House and Senate resolutions 1972 January-May

SERIES 7. GENERAL SUBJECT FILES; 1963-1972. 4.0 cubic feet.

This series consists of records concerning various state issues, government and private agencies, public individuals, and other subjects, gathered by Gene Guess during his time in the Alaska Legislature. Subjects include airlines, Alaska Methodist University, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) nuclear testing on Amchitka, banking, the Democratic Party, Governor William Egan, Governor Walter Hickel, land claims, the pipeline, revenue sharing, transportation, and the University of Alaska. Types of records include correspondence, notes, articles, and clippings.

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Folder

Description Dates
5/41 Airlines 1971-1972
5/42 Alaska Methodist University 1971-1972
5/43 Alaska Transportation Commission 1971-1972
5/44 Anchorage Arts Council, minutes and reports 1974-1975
5/45 Anchorage Borough 1971
5/46 Anchorage-Fairbanks Highway (Wasilla) 1971
5/47 Anchorage International Airport 1970
5/48 Anchorage Times editorials 1972 February-April
5/49 Applications for jobs 1971-1972
5/50 Appointments and letters of recommendation 1971
5/51 Arctic Information Data System 1970
5/52 AEC: Amchitka nuclear tests 1969-1972
5/53 AEC: Nevada nuclear tests 1971
6/1 AEC: publications 1970-1971
6/2 Audit reports: Alaska Department of Public Safety 1970-1971
6/3 Automobile air pollution 1967-1972
6/4 Automobile inspection laws 1971
6/5 Banking 1971-1972
6/6 Banking course (Economics 118), course material and attendance sheets 1970
6/7 Begich, Nick: correspondence 1971-1972
6/8 Bethel housing 1971 January
6/9 Boys Club: board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, reports 1974-1975
6/10 Bristol Bay (includes road material) 1971
6/11 Brooking Institute: correspondence 1969-1971
6/12 Budget: state operating budget 1970-1971
6/13 Citizen’s Conference on State Legislators 1971
6/14 Citizen’s Participation Committee 1972
6/15 Constituent cases 1971-1972
6/16 Council of State Governments: correspondence 1971-1972
6/17 Council on the Arts 197o-1972
6/18 Criminal code revision 1971-1972
6/19 Democratic Party (state) 1971-1972
6/20 Department of Environmental Affairs 1971
6/21-22 Drug abuse education program, Alaska Department of Education 1971
7/1 Eagleton Institute – correspondence and biographies 1968
7/2 Egan, Governor William 1971
7/3 Extremist material 1966-1967
7/4 Fisheries 1972-1974
7/5 Gravel, Mike 1970-1974
7/6 Greater Anchorage Area Borough – legislative requests 1972
7/7 Health, welfare, and education—general information 1971-1972
7/8 Health, Welfare, and Education, Joint House and Senate Committee—minutes 1972 January-April
7/9 Hearings: workmen’s compensation and occupational safety 1971 November-December
7/10 Hickel, Governor: land claims testimony before Congress circa 1969
7/11 Hohman 1972 April
7/12 Housing 1963-1971
7/13 Humphrey, H. H 1971-1972
7/14 Investment and Monetary Policy, Special Senate Committee 1970 February
7/15 Kennedy, Ted (empty file)
7/16 Land claims 1968-1969
7/17 Land claims 1970-1972
7/18 Land withdrawals 1972
7/19 Legislation passed and laws enacted – synopsis 1970-1971
7/20 Legislative Affairs Agency: audit and general information 1971
7/21 Legislative program 1972
7/22 Legislative reform 1971
7/23 Legislators 1971-1972
8/1 Legislature: budget 1971
8/2 List of publications in offices circa 1970-1972
8/3 Maritime academy 1971 November-December
8/4 Money supply 1969
8/5 Nerve gas 1970
8/6 No fault insurance 1972
8/7 Old age study 1972-1973
8/8 Parks and recreation 1971
8/9 Pipeline (prior to 1971) 1969-1971
8/10 Pipeline 1971-1972
8/11 Pipeline: “Select Pipeline Committee” 1971
8/12 Prayer amendment 1972
8/13 Public Land Law Review Commission 1970
8/14 Reapportionment 1972
8/15 Revenue sharing 1969-1970
8/16 Revenue sharing 1971
8/17 Rules Committee 1969
8/18 Stevens, Ted 1970-1971
8/19 Tax incentives 1970
8/20 Three-mile limit 1971
8/21 Transportation: Alaska 1971-1972
8/22 Transportation: Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) 1971- 1972
8/23 Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence 1972 January-February
8/24 Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence, testimony, position papers, reports 1972 February
8/25 Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence, testimony, position papers 1972 January-April
9/1 Transportation – Department of Transportation package 1971, 1974-1975
9/2 University of Alaska and community colleges 1971-1972
9/3 Unorganized borough 1972 January-February
9/4 Wildwood Air Force Base 1971-1972
9/5 Workmen’s compensation 1971-1972
9/6 Youth and children’s programs 1972

SERIES 8: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1964-1970. 0.45 cubic feet.

This series consists of records concerning Gene Guess’s House of Representative campaigns. They include campaign contributions and expenses, media advertising and communications, correspondence, notes and public opinion surveys and questionnaires. There are also mailing lists and endorsement information, as well as radio, television, and newspaper orders. Arranged chronologically.

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Description Dates
9/7 1964 Campaign: contributions and expenses 1964
9/8 1966 Campaign: media and communications file 1966
9/9 1968 Reelection campaign: correspondence and notes 1967-1969
9/10 1968 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey by Opinion Research of California, Vol. 1, Summary and Analysis 1967 May 14-16
9/11 Public opinion survey by Opinion Research of California, Vol. 2, Statistics 1967 May 14-16
9/12 1970 Reelection campaign: correspondence, memoranda, notes 1969-1970
9/13 1970 Reelection campaign: media orders 1970
9/14 1970 Reelection campaign: mailing lists, endorsement ad 1970
9/15 1970 Reelection campaign: mailing lists—”Just a Reminder” and others 1970
9/16 1970 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey circa 1970
9/17 1970 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey by David Ditman and Associates 1970 October 12-16
9/18 1970 Reelection campaign: questionnaires and answers 1970

SERIES 9. 1972 U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1970-1973. 2.5 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess’ 1972 campaign for U.S. Senate against Senator Ted Stevens. Included are correspondence between Gene Guess and various public and private individuals; campaign memoranda and plans; and media and advertising records, including correspondence, advertising layouts, biographical information, and media advertising schedules; directories and mailing lists; constituent correspondence; speeches; campaign mailings; and polls. Also included are records relating to the 1970 U.S. Senate campaign of Wendell P. Kay, including contribution records, correspondence, mailing lists, and questionnaires. These records were given to Gene Guess by Wendell P. Kay to assist Guess in his Senate campaign.

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9a: Campaign correspondence; 1972. 0.35 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
9/19 Individuals in Alaska 1972
9/20 Individuals outside Alaska 1972
9/21 Invitations 1972
9/22 Memoranda to campaign coordinators 1972  October 11
9/23 Memoranda: canvassing 1972
9/24 Memoranda: general 1971-1972
9/25 Memorandum: projects 1972 September 1
9/26 Memoranda: telephone canvassing format 1972
9/27 Reading file 1972 April-June
9/28 Requests for contributions and volunteers 1972 September
9/29 Volunteer possibilities 1972 February-April
9/30 Volunteers 1972
9/31 Correspondence 1972
9/32 Correspondence 1972

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9b: Campaign reporting and finances; 1972-1973. 0.30 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
9/33 Bills and bank statements 1972-1973
9/34 Campaign contribution reports: Citizen’s Committee to Elect Gene Guess 1972-1973
9/35 Campaign contribution reports: Gene Guess 1972-1973
9/36 Closed out accounts 1972
9/37 Contributions: correspondence and letters of thanks 1972 June-September
9/38 Contributions: correspondence and letters of thanks 1972 July-November
10/1 Contributors index card file 1972
10/2 Donation account listing 1972

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9c: Speeches; 1972. 0.01 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
10/3 Speeches 1972

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9d: Campaign Plans, Polls and Publicity; 1970-1972. 0.15 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
10/4  Gene Guess legislative record and campaign mailings 1972
10/5  Gene Guess list of legislative bills circa 1972
10/6  Miscellaneous campaign notes 1972
10/7  Polls 1970-1972
10/8  Poll and precinct analysis 1972 March-August
10/9  Village campaign plan 1972 April

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9e: Media and Advertising; 1972. 0.25 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
16/1 Advertising layouts  1972 (oversize)
10/10 Biographical information  1972
10/11 Correspondence 1972 April-September
10/12 Electronic media file 1972
10/13 Electronic media file: Citizens Who Want Their Next US Senator to be Gene Guess 1972 August
10/14 Letters to the editor 1972 October 10
10/15 Silk screening catalog 1972
10/16 Order catalogs – bumper stickers, buttons, balloons 1972

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9f: Mailing Lists; 1971-1972. 0.35 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
10/17 Directories and mailing lists: Anchorage based organizations 1971-1972
10/18 Directories and mailing lists: Fairbanks based organizations 1971-1972
10/19 Directories and mailing lists: Juneau area based organizations 1971-1972
10/20 Directories and mailing lists: lobbyists 1967-1971
10/21 Directories and mailing lists: professional organizations 1969-1972
10/22 Directories and mailing lists: statewide and U.S. organizations 1971-1972
10/23 Greater Anchorage Incorporated list of organizations 1971-1972
10/24 Mailing list: addresses for parties circa 1971
10/25 Mailing lists: Friends of Guess, newspapers, precinct officers, general 1971-1972
10/26 Mailing lists: high schools 1971-1972
10/27 Mailing lists: Alaskan Native organizations 1971-1972
10/28 Mailing lists: non-partisan organizations 1971-1972
10/29 Mailing lists: political groups and organizations 1972
10/30 Scrapbook mailing list 1972
10/31 General constituent addresses and mailing lists 1971-1972
10/32 General constituent addresses and mailing lists 1971-1972

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9g: Constituent Correspondence; 1971-1974. 0.55 cubic feet. Arranged alphabetically by city/town.

Box/Folder Description Dates
10/33 Alakanak 1972 August 5-6
10/34 Aleutian letters 1972 August 16-17
10/35 Chevak 1972 July
10/36 Cordova 1971 January-March
10/37 Craig 1972 August 16
10/38 Emmonak 1972 August-September
10/39 Fairbanks 1972 July-September
10/40 Gambell 1972 August
10/41 Haines 1972 August-September
10/42 Homer 1972 August 18
10/43 Hydaburg 1972 August 16
10/44 Juneau 1972 August-September
10/45 Kake 1972 August 15
10/46 Kenai-Soldotna 1972 August 18
10/47 Ketchikan (Klawok) 1972 July-September
10/48 Kivalina 1972 August 7
10/49 Klawok 1972 August 16
10/50 Kodiak 1972 August-October
10/51 Metlakatla 1972 August 16
11/1 Mountain Village 1972 August 5
11/2 Other villages 1972 July-October
11/3 Nome and Unalakleet 1972 August 14
11/4 Petersburg 1972 August-September
11/5 Point Hope 1972 August 14
11/6 St. Michaels 1972 August 1
11/7 Savoonga 1972 August 4
11/8 Selawik 1972 August 8-9
11/9 Sheldon Point 1972 August 5
11/10 Sitka 1972 July-September
11/11 Skagway 1972 August-September
11/12 Southeast Alaska trip: issues and subjects 1972
11/13 Southeast Alaska trip: trip summary 1972 July 9-12
11/14 Stebbins 1972 August 14
11/15 Thorne Bay 1972 August 16
11/16 Valdez 1972 February
11/17 Wainwright 1972 August 22
11/18 Wrangell 1972 July-September
11/19 Washington D.C. and New York 1972-1974

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9h: Wendell P. Kay campaign for U.S. Senate, 1968-1970. 0.55 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
11/20 Campaign organization list circa 1970
11/21 Contributions to Kay: individuals, in-state 1970 July-November
11/22 Contributions to Kay: individuals, out-of-state 1970 October
11/23 Contributions to Kay: organizations, Council for a Livable World 1970 July-October
11/24 Contributions to Kay—organizations, general 1970 September-October
11/25 Correspondence – Alaska 1970 June-October
11/26 Out-of-state correspondence 1970 June-October
11/27 Invitations 1970 June-September
11/28 Correspondence: general 1970 June-September
11/29 Correspondence: requests 1970 June-October
11/30 Mailing lists 1970
11/31 Mailing lists 1970 October
11/32 Mailing lists 1970 July, October
11/33 Mailing lists 1970
11/34 Mailing lists: fundraising 1970
11/35 Mailing lists: Pollock supporters 1968, 1970
11/36 Press releases and speeches 1970 June-September
11/37 Questionnaires 1970 July-August
11/38 Questions from television shows circa 1970
11/38 Stevens research material 1969-1970
11/40 Volunteers 1970 September-October
11/41 Women’s coffees circa 1970

SERIES 10. 1974 U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1973-1974. 2.0 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess’ 1974 campaign for U.S. Senate against Senator Mike Gravel. Included are correspondence, such as canvassing memoranda, letters to area and campaign coordinators, invitations, and tape transcripts; financial records including bills and campaign contribution reports; media files including advertising authorizations, correspondence, notes, and radio and television advertising costs and schedules; campaign advertisements and mailings including brochure and newsletter information, sign idea and locations, and campaign mailings sent to various groups; polls, endorsement and petitions; mailing lists and directories; and constituent correspondence.

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10a: Correspondence; 1974. 0.25 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
11/42 Canvassing memo 1974 May 1
11/43 Canvassing format circa 1974
11/44 Canvassing, Gene Guess letter to canvassers 1974 July 12
11/45 Contributions memo by David Bundy 1974 June 7
11/46 Area coordinators 1974 June 12
11/47 Campaign coordinators 1974 July 2
11/48 Invitations and answers 1974 May-August
11/49 Letters to the editor circa 1974
11/50 Letter from Gravel 1974 July 24
11/51 Letters from students requesting information and buttons 1974 May, July
11/52 Tape transcripts 1974 June-July
11/53 Thank yous 1974 August
11/54 General correspondence 1974 May-August

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10b: Financial records and expenditures; 1972-1974. 0.02 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
11/55 Bills and receipts 1972-1974
11/56 Campaign contribution report: Citizens Who Want Their Next Senator to be Gene Guess 1973-1974

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10c: Media Files; 1974. 0.30 cubic feet.

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Description Dates
11/57 Authorizations for radio and television advertising 1974 June 27
11/58 Correspondence 1974 May-June
11/59 Notes 1974
11/60 Newspapers 1974 May-July
11/61 Newspaper copy 1974 July
12/1-2 Radio and television advertising 1974 May-August
12/3 Television ad schedules 1974 July-August
12/4 White, Evan— Location Video Services, Inc. 1974 January- May

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10d: Campaign Advertisements and Mailings; 1974. 0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/5 Brochure and newsletter information 1974 August
12/6 Copy for offsetting circa 1974
12/7 Campaign materials sent out 1974 July-August
12/8 Notes and drafts 1974 June-August
12/9 Pro-Guess quotes 1974
12/10 Sign idea drawings 1974
12/11 Sign permission letter 1974 May 31
12/12 Sign locations 1974 August
12/13 Petroleum Club ad 1974 July
12/14 Letter to teachers circa 1974
12/15 Gene Guess biography 1974 June
12/16 Wohlforth letter 1974 June 3
12/17 Wohlforth letter mailing list circa 1974
12/18 Yess-Line 1974 June-July 15
12/19 Yess-line mailing list circa 1974
12/20 Fairbanks letter 1974 June 24
12/21 Letter to village health aides 1974 July 9
12/22 Letter to mental health workers 1974 July 12
12/23 Letter to 1972 campaign workers 1974 August 2
12/24 Letter to city leaders 1974 August 14

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10e: Polls, Endorsements, and Petitions; 1974. 0.20 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/25 Unidentified poll circa 1974
12/26 Miscellaneous polls and endorsements 1974 January-May
12/27 Spenard poll circa 1974
12/28 Petitions—Civil Aeronautics Board 1974
12/29 Other petitions 1974 March-April

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10f. Mailing Lists and Directories; 1974. 0.20 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/30 Alaska Natives 1974
12/31 Anchorage 1974
12/32 Democratic candidates 1974
12/33 Fairbanks 1974
12/34 Statewide 1974
12/35 Teachers 1974
12/36 Zip codes circa 1974

Series 10. Campaign for the U.S. Senate records. Subseries 10g: Constituent Correspondence; 1974. 0.50 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
12/37 Anchorage 1974 June-August
12/38 Barrow 1974 July 15-16
12/39 Bethel and area 1974 August
12/40 Bristol Bay 1974 March-July
12/41 Cooper Landing 1974 July 16
12/42 Cordova 1974 June-August
12/43 Craig 1974 June 17
12/44 Dillingham 1974 July
12/45 Emmonak 1974 April-August
12/46 Fairbanks 1974 February-August
12/47 Gambell 1974 June 4
12/48 Glennallen 1974 July 16
12/49 Haines 1974 July-August
12/50 Homer 1974 July-August
12/51 Hoonah 1974 July
12/52 Juneau 1974 June-August
12/53 Kenai and Kenai Peninsula 1974 July-August
12/54 Ketchikan 1974 March-August
12/55 Kodiak 1974 June-July
12/56 Klawok 1974 July-August
12/57 Kotzebue 1974 May-July
13/1 Kwethluk 1974 July-August
13/2 Metlakatla 1974 July 17
13/3 Moose Pass 1974 July 7
13/4 Nenana 1974 July 12
13/5 Ninilchik 1974 June- August
13/6 Nome 1974 May-August
13/7 Noorvik 1974 May, August
13/8 Ouzinkie 1974 July 11
13/9 Palmer 1974 June-August
13/10 Perryville 1974 July-August
13/11 Petersburg 1974 July-August
13/12 Pt. Hope (empty file)
13/13 Rural areas 1974 July-August
13/14 St. Michaels circa 1974
13/15 Sand Point 1974 July
13/16 Savoonga (empty file)
13/17 Selawick (empty file)
13/18 Seldovia 1974 July-August
13/19 Seward and Moose Pass 1974 June-August
13/20 Sitka 1974 June-August
13/21 Skagway 1974 June-August
13/22 Soldotna 1974 July-August
13/23 Tenakee 1974 July 16
13/24 Unalaska 1974 July 16
13/25 Valdez 1974 April-August
13/26 Wainwright 1974 July 21
13/27 Wasilla 1974 May-July
13/28 Whitter 1974 July 16
13/29 Willow 1974 June-July
13/30 Wrangell 1974
13/31 Washington state 1974

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10h: Clippings; 1971-1974. 0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
13/32 “Campaign `74” column, Anchorage Daily News 1974 June-August
13/33 Candidates Governor 1974 June-August
13/34 Candidate Dick Greuel 1974 June-August
13/35 Candidate John Havelock 1974 March-July
13/36 Candidate Willie Hensley 1974 June
13/37 Candidate Don Hobbs 1974 July-August
13/38 Candidate C. R. Lewis 1974 May-August
13/39 Candidate Lieutenant Governor 1974 April, July-August
13/40 Candidate Terry Miller 1974 June-August
13/41 Candidates:1976 presidential race 1974
13/42 Candidates state races 1974 June-August
13/43 Candidate Ted Stevens 1974 March-August
13/44 Candidate  Don Young 1974 May-August
13/45 Issues 1973-1974
13/46 General clippings 1971, 1974
13/47 General clippings 1974
13/48 Political groups 1974 March-August

SERIES 11. U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN SUBJECT FILES; 1960-1974. 2.0 cubic feet.

This series consists of records relating to various state and national issues, and individuals, relating to the 1972 and 1974 U.S. Senate campaigns of Gene Guess. Subjects include: Nick Begich, civil liberties, the Democratic Party in Alaska, energy, fisheries, Mike Gravel, corruption in government, foreign policy, land use and withdrawal, oil and gas, revenue sharing, and Ted Stevens. Types of records include correspondence, notes, newsletters, publications, and clippings. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Description Dates
13/49 List of Files 1972
13/50 Alaska News Review, Vol. XIII, No. 12 1974 June 16
13/51 Alaska scholarship loan 1974
13/52 Alaskan oil 1973
13/53 Begich, Nick 1971-1972
13/54 Capitol move 1974
13/55 Chamber of Commerce 1973-1974
13/56 Civil liberties 1972 September
13/57 Communications undated
13/58 Congressional legislation, general 1973-1974
13/59 Consumer protection 1972
13/60 Corruption in government 1972
13/61 Crime and drugs 1972, 1974
13/62 Democratic Party in Alaska: organization/delegates 1974
13/63 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 1970-1972, 1974
13/64 Democratic Study Group 1974
13/65 Education 1972-1974
13/66 Election day poll watching (empty file)
13/67 Election regulations (state) 1974
13/68 Energy 1974
14/1 Environment 1969-1974
14/2 Environmentalists 1972
14/3 ETV (Educational Television) project 1971
14/4 Fisheries 1972
14/5 Fisheries 1974
14/6 Foreign policy undated
14/7 Franking information 1974
14/8 Open, closed congressional committee meetings 1973
14/9 Gravel, Mike: campaign expenditures 1974
14/10 Gravel, Mike: “Chameleon” article, Juneau Empire 1974 June 3
14/11 Gravel, Mike: clipping file, Gravel newsletters and issues 1974
14/12 Gravel, Mike: energy bill 1973-1974
14/13 Gravel, Mike: newsletter 1974 February-June
14/14 Gravel, Mike: New Times article 1974 June 14
14/15 Gravel, Mike: political opinions about 1974
14/16 Gravel, Mike: special Congressional bills 1971-1974
14/17 Gravel, Mike: voting attendance record 1970-1972
14/18 Health 1971-1972
14/19 Housing 1972
14/20 Hunting 1974
14/21 Labor 1971-1972
14/22 Land use and withdrawal 1973-1974
14/23 McGovern for President 1971-1972
14/24 Merdes, Ed 1971
14/25 Muskie, Ed 1972
14/26 Nixon economic policy and labor 1972
14/27 Official election returns 1960-1974
14/28 Oil and gas legislation 1973
14/29 Oil and gas price control 1974
14/30 Oil and gas taxes and revenues 1973
14/31 Older Americans 1972
14/32 Outer continental shelf development undated
14/33 Questionnaires 1972
14/34 Questionnaires 1974
14/35 Reading file: special topics: oil industry, oil and gas energy tax act of 1974, military budget, FY85 budget 1974
14/36 Reapportionment 1974
14/37 Research: Alaskan issues: Bush 1971-1973
14/38 Research: Alaskan issues: Central 1971-1972
14/39 Research: Alaskan issues: Southcentral 1972
14/40 Research: Alaskan issues – Southeast 1972
14/41 Research: Alaskan issues – statewide 1972
14/42 Research: labor undated
14/43 Research, national issues 1972
14/44 Revenue sharing undated
14/45 State legislation 1973
15/1 Stevens, Ted 1972
15/2 Stevens, Ted: voting record 1970-1972
15/3 Tax reform 1969, 1972
15/4 Tax reform: Democratic Study Group special report 1974 March 28
15/5 Title IV-A 1969, 1972
15/6 Trans-Alaska Pipeline 1974
15/7 Transportation 1971-1973
15/8 Vietnam War 1972
15/9 Voting records: Gravel/Stevens/Young 1974
15/10 Wage-price freeze 1971-1972
15/11 War powers 1973
15/12 Women’s rights 1974

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