Guide to the Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records

Guide to the Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records
1970-1975

Collection number: HMC-0438.
Creator: Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission.
Title: Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records.
Dates: 1970-1975 (bulk 1975).
Volume of collection: 4.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: English.
Collection summary: Administrative files and meeting minutes.

Organizational history:

The Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission was formed in 1975 to write a charter providing for the unification of the governments of the City of Anchorage and the Greater Anchorage Area Borough into the Municipality of Anchorage. The commission consisted of eleven elected members. A previous charter commission worked between 1969 and 1971, but the charter was defeated by the voters in 1970 and 1971 before being passed in 1975.

Collection description:

The collection consists of the operating records of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission. The collection includes meeting minutes and notes; tapes of public meetings and hearings; operations files including drafts, budgets, memoranda, and surveys; legal files; publications; and clippings. There are also the meeting agendas, minutes and reports that belonged to commission member Dick Fischer.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into the following series:

 

Series 1: Meeting minutes and notes; 1975
Series 2: Meeting recordings; 1975
Series 3: Operational files; 1970-1975
Series 4: Legal files; 1975
Series 5: Dick Fischer files; 1975 March-June

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. Some documents within the collection have been digitized. See the container list for details. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records, Anchorage Law Library, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Anchorage Area Charter Commission records; 1969-1971. HMC-0047.

Acquisition note: The collection was placed on deposit at the archives by the Anchorage Law Library in 1981. Additional materials were added in 1983 and 1984.

Processing information: This collection was originally arranged and described by Dennis Walle in 1996. The guide to this collection was revised and updated to current standards by Veronica Denison in 2013.

Container list:

Series 1: Minutes and notes; 1975. 0.25 cubic feet.

Arranged chronologically. These materials are available digitally.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Minutes and notes 1975 February 20, 27
1/2 Minutes and notes, public hearings 1975 March 19, 20, 26-28
1/3 Minutes and notes 1975 March 6-8, 13
1/4 Minutes and notes 1975 April 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30
1/5 Minutes and notes 1975 May 3, 7, 8, 12, 15, 22
1/6 Notes, first draft 1975 May 3, 7
1/7 Minutes and notes, public hearings 1975 May 27-29
1/8 Minutes and Notes 1975 June 3-5, 12, 18, 26
1/9 Notes, production committee 1975 June 25, 26
1/10 Minutes and notes 1975 July 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18
1/11 Minutes and notes, the final crunch 1975 July 19, 20, 24, 31
1/12 The charter 1975 July 17
1/13 Minutes and notes, commission commentary 1975 August 7, 20, 28
1/14 Minutes and notes 1975 September 18, 24
1/15 Minutes and notes, Evy’s notes on minutes 1975 March 26 – September 19

Series 2: Meeting recordings; 1975. 2 cubic feet (243 cassette tapes.)

Some duplicates are missing or damaged. Recordings from July 17 and July 19, 1975 are available digitally.

Box Description Dates
3 Meeting recordings 1975 February 20-May 15
4 Meeting recordings 1975 May 22-July 18
5-6 Duplicate recordings 1975 February-July

Series 3: Operational files; 1970-1975. 1.5 cubic feet

Records pertaining to the administration of the Charter Commission, including budget information, correspondence, and charter drafts.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/16 Resolution calling for a charter election 1975
1/17 Charter commission agendas 1975
1/18 Schedules for charter commission 1975
1/19 Minutes (complete set) 1975
1/20 First draft print-out 1975
1/21 Public hearing notes first series 1975
1/22 Advertising information 1975
1/23 Attorney’s information 1975
1/24 Budget and projections 1975
1/25 Correspondence—outgoing 1975
1/26 Correspondence—incoming 1975
1/27 Executive secretary information 1975
1/28 Home rule and laws 1975
1/29 Public information and media releases 1975
1/30 Reapportionment plans 1975
1/31 Rules of procedure 1975
1/32 Charter commission public hearings 1975
1/33 Charter commission comments 1975
1/34 First draft 1975
1/35 Charter production 1975
1/36 Service areas—assessment district 1975
1/37 Education 1975
1/38 Planning 1975
1/39 Municipal borrowing taxation 1975
1/40 Finance 1975
1/41 Legislative 1975
1/42 Elections 1975
1/43 Community councils 1975
1/44 Executive 1975
1/45 Utilities 1975
2/1 Legislation 1975
2/2 Name 1975
2/3 Charter commission memos 1975
2/4 Memos—Rick Garnett 1975
2/5 Memos—public information 1975
2/6 Commission correspondence 1975
2/7 Unification reports (Report from 1971 in Oversized Box 1) 1971-1975
2/8 Charter commission lawsuits 1975
2/9 Alaska statutes title 29 1975
2/10 Chapter 03-18 1975
2/11 Chapter 23-33 1975
2/12 Chapter 38-48 1975
2/13 Chapter 53-58 1975
2/14 Chapter 63-78 1975
2/15 Index (title 29) 1975
2/16 Charter—article I 1975
2/17 Charter—article II 1975
2/18 Charter—article III 1975
2/19 Charter—article IV 1975
2/20 Charter—article V 1975
2/21 Charter—article VI 1975
2/22 Charter—article VII 1975
2/23 Charter—article VIII 1975
2/24 Charter—article IX 1975
2/25 Charter—article X 1975
2/26 Charter—article XI 1971
2/27 Charter—article XII 1975
2/28 Charter—article XIII 1975
2/29 Charter—article XIV 1975
2/30 Charter—Community councils 1971
2/31 Charter—Ombudsman 1975
2/32 Charter production—notes 1975
2/33 Second and final draft 1975
2/34 Working drafts 1975
2/35 Published charter 1975
2/36 Anchorage charter and brochure 1975
2/37 Resolution for election 1975
2/38 Election results 1975
2/39 Proposed Anchorage charters 1970- 1971
2/40 Opposition advertising 1975
2/41 Dittman and associates survey 1975
2/42 Rowan and sssociations 1975
2/43 Rowan group survey 1975
2/44 Rowan group unification Rreport 1971
2/45 Urban observatory 1975
2/46 Vote analysis 1975
2/47 Proposed Captain Cook Borough map undated

Series 4: Legal files; 1975. 0.05 cubic feet

This series includes legal files pertaining to a court case and summaries of court cases.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/48 Eagle River borough suit 1975
2/49 Summary of Alaska cases 1975

Series 5: Dick Fischer files; 1975 March-June. 0.2 cubic feet

Charter commission minutes and reports with Fischer’s annotations.

Box/Folder Dates
2/50-53 1975 March-June

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