Guide to the Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records
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.
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.
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.
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 most collection materials are not available online. Some documents within the collection have been digitized. The meeting recordings have been digitized and are available online. 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: Initial organization and rehousing of the collection was done by Eldon Stretzinger in 1983. This collection was 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.
|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|
These recordings are available digitally through the Anchorage Assembly’s website. https://meetings.muni.org/AgendaOnline/Meetings Choose Charter Commission under meeting type and fill in the custom date span field to see the listings.
|3||Meeting recordings||1975 February 20-May 15|
|4||Meeting recordings||1975 May 22-July 18|
|5-6||Duplicate recordings||1975 February-July|
|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|
|1/24||Budget and projections||1975|
|1/27||Executive secretary information||1975|
|1/28||Home rule and laws||1975|
|1/29||Public information and media releases||1975|
|1/31||Rules of procedure||1975|
|1/32||Charter commission public hearings||1975|
|1/33||Charter commission comments||1975|
|1/36||Service areas—assessment district||1975|
|1/39||Municipal borrowing taxation||1975|
|2/3||Charter commission memos||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|
|2/15||Index (title 29)||1975|
|2/33||Second and final draft||1975|
|2/36||Anchorage charter and brochure||1975|
|2/37||Resolution for election||1975|
|2/39||Proposed Anchorage charters||1970- 1971|
|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|
|2/47||Proposed Captain Cook Borough map||undated|
|2/48||Eagle River borough suit||1975|
|2/49||Summary of Alaska cases||1975|