Guide to the Arliss Sturgulewski papers.

Guide to the Arliss Sturgulewski papers
1974-2014

Collection number: HMC-0467.
Creator: Sturgulewski, Arliss.
Title: Arliss Sturgulewski papers.
Dates: 1974-2014.
Volume of collection: 55 cubic feet.
Language of materials: A majority of the collection is in English.
Collection summary: The papers of an Alaskan senator, gubernatorial candidate, and individual involved in many civic activities.

Biographical note: Arliss Sturgulewski received a B.A. in economics and business from the University of Washington, Seattle.  An Anchorageresident since 1952, she has filled a variety of roles as a politician, volunteer, and advocate. Arliss Sturgulewski began her career in politics when she volunteered with the League of Women Voters in 1959. She also became a member of the Greater Anchorage Area Planning Commission. In 1975, Sturgulewski was elected to the position of area-wide Commissioner on the Anchorage Charter Commission.  She then went on to serve on the Anchorage Municipal Assembly from 1976-1978.  Arliss Sturgulewski broadened her service to the entire state of Alaska when she was elected to the Alaskan senate in 1978.  She continued to serve as a senator until 1992. In addition to being a senator, Arliss Sturgulewski was the 1986 and 1990 Republican nominee for Governor. In conjunction with her career in politics, Sturgulewski volunteered and was appointed to organizations concerning educational issues and public policy. A few examples include her work as a trustee with the Anchorage YMCA, Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, and the University of Alaska Foundation.  Arliss Sturgulewski was involved with the Capital Site Selection Committee and Capital Site Planning Commission. After retiring from political office in 1992, Arliss continued working with non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

Collection description:

The collection contains materials primarily relating to Arliss Sturgulewski’s political career and community involvement. The collection is divided into four series: legislative files from when she was in the Alaska State Senate; senatorial and gubernatorial election campaign files; files created while participating in various committees and organizations; and personal files containing awards, files related to her retirement and correspondence/research after retirement.  Within these series types of materials that can be found are correspondence, meeting notes, administrative records, research materials position papers, photographs, and media.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into four series and broken up into subseries within.  Legislative files are divided by type and then by session. Campaign files are grouped according to campaign year, while committee and organization files are in alphabetical order by name. Personal papers are in rough chronological order.

 

Series 1: Legislative files; 1978-1993
Subseries 1a: Session files; 1979-1992
Subseries 1b: Legislative subject files; 1978-1993
Subseries 1c: Melissa Fouse administrative files; 1985-1992

Series 2: Campaign files; 1978-1990
Subseries 2a: Senatorial campaign files; 1978-1984
Subseries 2b: Gubernatorial campaign files; 1986-1990

Series 3: Committee and organization files; 1974-2009

Series 4: Personal papers; 1954-2014

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

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections owns copyright to the materials created by Arliss Sturgulewski. Materials not created by Arliss Sturgulewski may be subject to copyright not held by Archives and Special Collections.

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

Separated materials: Published materials have been removed from this collection, and selected items have been placed in the Library’s Rare Books collection. Please consult an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives and deed of gift signed by Arliss Sturgulewski in 1997. Sturgulewski donated additional materials in 2015.

Processing information: Initial processing work was done by Arlene Schmuland. Completion of processing and description was performed by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2010. In 2011, Ksenia Polikakhina rehoused collection and updated collection description. Additional materials were added to the collection and described by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

Container list:

Series 1: Legislative files; 1978-1993. 9.5 cubic feet. The files are arranged by type: session files, subject files, and administrative assistant’s files.

Series 1: Legislative files. Subseries 1a: Session files; 1979-1992. 8 cubic feet. Session files contain materials such as correspondence, legislative activity reports, committee minutes and notes, bill files, research files and speeches.

Box/Folder Description Session
1/1 Committees: Joint Community and Regional Affairs Committee local government study final report 1979-1980
1/2 Conference report: A Conference on Alaska’s Future Frontiers 1979-1980
1/3-7 “Constituents assisted” correspondence 1979-1980
1/8 Election correspondence 1979-1980
1/9 Legislative activity reports 1979-1980
1/10-12 Legislative publications: Know Your Legislators 1979-1980
1/13-18 “Personal papers” correspondence and clippings 1979-1980
1/19 Republican party correspondence and records; September 1978-March 1980. 1979-1980
1/20 Bill files: Senate Bill 190, Senate Bill 684, and Senate Bill 752 1981-1982
1/21-24 Budget and Audit Committee 1981-1982
2/1 Community and Regional Affairs Committee: Problems and Possibilities for Service Delivery and Government in the Alaska Unorganized Borough [created by the Alaska Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs Division of Community Planning] 1981-1982
2/2 Governor’s Bristol Bay Task Force: Challenge in Bristol Bay: The Issues of Salmon Marketing 1981-1982
2/3-11 Constituents assisted correspondence 1981-1982
2/12 “Events attended” records 1981-1982
2/13-15 Hohman Senate expulsion constituent correspondence 1981-1982
2/16 Hohman Senate expulsion correspondence, clippings, and background materials 1981-1982
2/17 Legislative activity reports 1981-1982
2/18 Legislative publications 1981-1982
2/19 National Conference of State Legislators records 1981-1982
2/20 Ombudsman selection committee records 1981-1982
2/21 “Organization” Senate organization memoranda and clippings 1981-1982
3/1-2 “Personal papers” correspondence and clippings 1981-1982
3/3 Press contacts 1981-1982
3/4 Speeches 1981-1982
3/5 Offices files: Speeches given by others 1981-1982
3/6 Travel, lounge, and mail account records 1981-1982
3/7-8 Budget and Audit Committee records 1983-1984
3/9 Legislative activity reports 1983-1984
3/10 “Constituents assisted” correspondence 1983-1984
3/11 Legislative memorandum: The Experiences of the Alaska Renewable Resources Corporation 1983-1984
3/12-15 Legislative publications 1983-1984
3/16 Other publications 1983-1984
3/17 Legislative activity reports 1985-1986
3/18-22 Legislative publications 1985-1986
3/23 Other publications 1985-1986
3/24 Press releases 1985-1986
4/1 Bill file SB 183 Safety of Dams & Reservoirs 1987-1988
4/2 Bill file SB 263 Grants Administration 1987-1988
4/3 Bill file SB 343 Liability of Directors of Corporations 1987-1988
4/4-5 Bill file SB 480 Regional Economic Assistance Program (ARDORs) 1987-1988
4/6 Bill file SCR 5 Marketing of Airports 1987-1988
4/7 Bill file SJR 10 Use and Expenditure of State Money 1987-1988
4/8 Bill file SJR 14 Reflagging 1987-1988
4/9 Bill file SJR 24 Domestic Fish Zones 1987-1988
4/10 Bill file SJR 40 Constitutional Spending Limit 1987-1988
4/11 Bill file SJR 49 South Denali 1987-1988
4/12 Bill file SJR 51 Fish Exclusive Economic Zones 1987-1988
4/13 Bill file SJR 57 International Waters, Bering Sea 1987-1988
4/14-19 Legislative activity reports 1987-1988
4/20 Association of Alaska School Boards 1987-1988
4/21 Other publications 1987-1988
4/22-23 Bill file: SB 19 Seizure and Forfeiture 1989-1990
4/24-25 Bill file: SB 59 Statutory Use of Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles [seat belt law] 1989-1990
5/1 Bill file: SB 99 Requiring Certain State Contractors to have Business Licenses 1989-1990
5/2-5 Bill file: SB 100 State Aid for School Construction 1989-1990
5/6 Bill file: SB 111 Boating Safety 1989-1990
5/7 Bill file: SB 122 Authorizing Treatment of a Minor who abuses Hazardous Material 1989-1990
5/8 Bill file: SB 123 Uniform Conservation Easement Act 1989-1990
5/9 Bill file: SB 145 Cultural Center 1989-1990
5/10 Bill file: SB 288 Real Estate Commission 1989-1990
5/11 Bill file: SB 400 Supplemental Appropriation to the Office of Public Advocacy 1989-1990
5/12 Bill file: SJR 1 Constitutional Amendment Relating to Open Meetings 1989-1990
5/13 Bill file: SJR 49 Spending Limitation and Budget Reserve Fund 1989-1990
5/14 Bill file: HB 118 Oil and Gas Properties Production Tax 1989-1990
5/16-22 Constituents assisted correspondence 1989-1990
6/1 Legislative activity reports 1989-1990
6/2-5 Legislative publications 1989-1990
6/6 Press releases 1989-1990
6/7-14 Reading files 1989-1990
6/15 Bill file: SB 117 Insurance Coverage for Mammograms 1991-1992
6/16 Bill file: SB 203 Alcohol and Smoking Warning Signs 1991-1992
6/17 Bill file: SB 269 Testing for Chlamydia 1991-1992
6/18-19 Bill file: SB 323 Impaired Practitioners 1991-1992
6/20-21 Bill file: SB 355 Alaska Regional Economic Assistance Program (ARDORs) 1991-1992
6/22 Bill file: SB 420 Flag Day 1991-1992
6/23 Bill file: SB 427 Made In Alaska 1991-1992
6/24 Bill file: SB 438: Permanent Fund 1991-1992
6/25 Bill file: SB 474: User Fees 1991-1992
6/26 Bill file: SJR 12 Ocean and Coastal Resources Enhancement Act 1991-1992
6/27 Bill file: SJR 18 Violence Against Women 1991-1992
6/28-29 Capital Budget 1991-1992
7/1-19 Constituents assisted correspondence, 1991-1992 1991-1992
8/1-7 Constituents assisted correspondence, 1992-1994 1991-1992
8/8 Legislative activity reports: voting record 1991-1992
8/9-10 Legislative publications 1991-1992
8/11-34 Reading files 1991-1992
61/1 Legislative history file 1981-1992

Series 1: Legislative files. Subseries 1b: Legislative subject files; 1978-1993. 1.3 cubic feet. Legislative subject files contain research material and notes concerning a variety of issues. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/1-4 Alaska Hospital files 1979-1980
9/5-17 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) files 1987-1988
9/18 Constitutional Convention files 1991-1992
9/19 Education files undated 1983-1990
9/20 Finfish farming files 1987-1989
9/21 Red Dog Mine files 1984-1989
9/22 Republican Party files 1988-1989
10/1-2 Republican Party files 1990-1992
10/3-9 Subsistence files undated, 1978-1992
10/10 University of Alaska-Anchorage aviation program files 1991-1993

Series 1: Legislative files. Subseries 1c: Melissa Fouse administrative files; 1985-1992. 0.2cubic feet. Electronic and hard copy printouts of materials created and collected by Melissa Fouse, administrative assistant to Senator Sturgulewski. Printouts are in alphabetical order by file name.

Box/Folder Description
10/11 Directories and disks
10/12-14 File printouts: A-Z

Series 2: Campaign files; 1978-1990. . 30.8 cubic feet. Materials in this series include correspondence, campaign administrative files, research materials, notes, photographs, multimedia, campaign literature and buttons, and position papers. The series is divided into senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns, arranged chronologically by campaign within.

Series 2: Campaign files. Subseries 2a: Senatorial campaign files; 1978-1984. 5.5 cubic feet. Arranged by campaign year.

Box/Folder Description Campaign year
10/15-11/32 Senate campaign files 1978
58 Senate campaign memorabilia 1978
12 (oversize) Clippings 1978
13 (oversize) 1978 election precincts map, annotated 1978
14/1-36 Senate campaign files 1982
58 Senate campaign memorabilia 1982
14/37 Senator Arliss Sturgulewski’s salute to TACC, Russian newswire; 1982-02-25 1982
15 (oversize) Clippings 1982
16/1-47 Senate campaign files 1984, 1988
59 Senate campaign memorabilia and “Sturgulewski” banner 1984, 1988, undated
17 (oversize) “Arliss Sturgulewski for State Senate” proof for sign undated

Series 2: Campaign files. Subseries 2b: Gubernatorial campaign files; 1986-1990. 25.3 cubic feet. Arranged by campaign year.

Box/Folder Description Campaign year
18/1-19 Correspondence and campaign administration 1986
19/1-19 Community profiles and outreach 1986
19/20-28 Campaign workers 1986
19/29-36 Calendar and activities 1986
19/37-39 Campaign color slides of Arliss Sturgulewski 1986
20/1-2 Supporters and Position papers 1986
20/3-21/3 Statewide outreach campaign files 1986
21/4-71 Political Action Committees (PACS)/Organizations/ Businesses 1986
21/72-77 Position papers and press releases 1986
21/78-26/27 Research files: issues 1986
26/27-29 Outreach files 1986
27/1-29/15 Campaign administration/financial files and community profiles. 1986
29/16-23 Campaign correspondence 1986
29/24-25 Campaign literature 1986
58 Campaign memorabilia 1986
17 (oversize) 1986 campaign posters; “Arliss Sturgulewski for Governor” campaign sign, proof sheet of Sturgulewski/Miller logo, and 2 sketch portraits of Arliss Sturgulewski. 1986
29/26-30/22 Press secretary files, scheduling files, issues 1990
30/23-97 Rural outreach records, background information, schedule 1990
31/1-50 Issues files; position papers 1990
31/51-32/29 Schedule and events: invitations, acceptances, and regrets 1990
32/30-33/8 Alaska Public Office Commission (APOC) reports 1990
33/9-27 Background files, filled out volunteer forms 1990
34/1-39 General correspondence and issue files 1990
34/40-43 Issue files: abortion 1990
34/44-35/12 Debate preparation materials,candidate questionnaire 1990
35/13-18 Surveys and polls 1990
35/19-22 Briefing book about Tony Knowles, Tony Knowles campaign press packet 1990
36 (oversize) Volunteer cards from past senate and gubernatorial campaigns; Campaign contributor cards from previous senate and gubernatorial campaigns 1990
37 (oversize) Endorsement index cards from 1986 gubernatorial campaign and used in 1990 campaign; Campaign contributor solicitation cards 1986, 1990
38 (oversize) 1986  gubernatorial volunteer cards used in 1990 campaign; Campaign workers card files; Campaign contribution envelopes 1986, 1990
39/1-81 Campaign portraits and photographs of campaign headquarters, meetings with community members/organizations and other Alaskan leaders (such as William Hensley, Frank Murkowski, Steve Cowper) fundraisers, and parades. Includes photographs of Roe’s graduation from Gonzaga University, Arliss’ trip to Japan, Arliss’ visit to a gold dredger in Nome, and 1985 shoeshine event. 1980, 1984, 1986, 1990
39/82-40/35 Campaign photographs and transparencies 1990
40/36-41/50 Candidate clippings following 1990 state and federal elections. 1990
42/1-5 Scrapbook and clippings 1990
42/6-43/16 Campaign office administrative files containing master versions of forms, speeches, and office notes 1990
43/17-44/19 Campaign advertisements files containing correspondence and ads and campaign memorabilia, literature, and invitations to fundraising events 1990
45 (oversize) 1990 campaign memorabilia and literature 1990
59 1990 campaign hat 1990
17 (oversize) “Arliss Sturgulewski-Governor” campaign sign 1990
60 Campaign video; KTUU: “The Great Debate: August 22, 1990.” [For reference use only.] and video message to campaign office 1986,1990

Series 3: Committee and organization files; 1974-2009. 6.4 cubic feet. The types of records that can be found in this series are correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications.Arranged alphabetically by organization or committee name.

Box/Folder Description Dates
44/20-23 Ad Hoc Committee on Interagency Collaboration records undated, 1991-1993
44/24 Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors records undated, 1991-1993, 1995
61/2 Alaska Business Hall of Fame Laureate Selection Committee records 1997-2000
44/25 Alaska Children’s Services Honorary Board of Directors records 1992-1993
44/26 Alaska Children’s Trust records 1996-1997
61/3 Alaska Children’s Trust records 2009
44/27 Alaska Economic Summit records 1992 October-December
44/28 Alaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force records 1991-1993
44/29-31 Alaska Heritage Review records 1979-1982
61/4 Alaska Military Youth Academy records 2003-2004
61/5 Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association records 2008
61/6 Alaska Municipal League records 1999
61/7-9 Alaska Native Heritage Center Board of Directors records 1989-1997
61/10 Alaska Public Radio Network records 1990-1992
61/11-24 Alaska Rural Governance and Empowerment Commission records: notes, minutes research files, correspondence 1980-2005
61/25 Alaska Science and Technology Foundation records
44/32 Alaska Science and Technology Foundation records 1991-1992, 1995
61/26 Alaska Sea Life Center records 2010
44/33 Alaskans for Civil Rights records: Clippings, notes, and fliers 1993
44/34 Alaska’s Development Delphi Study publications 1984
61/27 Alaskans United records 2003-2004
44/35 American Diabetes Association Honorary Board of Directors records
61/28 Anchorage 2000 records 1999
44/35-37, 46/1-14 Anchorage Bicentennial Commission records: subject files and correspondence undated, 1974-1976
46/15-27 Anchorage Bicentennial Commission records: Committee files undated, 1974-1976
46/28-47/6 Anchorage Charter Commission records 1974-1976
47/7 Anchorage Delphi Study records 1992-1994
61/27 Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center records 2007-2009
61/28 Athena Society records 2000
61/29 Bering Sea Task Force records 1998-1999
47/8 British Petroleum Environmental Awards Committee records 1992-1994
47/9 Business Industrial Development Corporation records 1992-1993
47/10-50/2 Capitol Site Planning Commission records 1977-1982
50/3-52/28 Capitol Site Selection Committee records 1974-1976
60 Capital Site Selection 16 mm reel movie undated
13 (oversize) “Capital Site Relocation: existing site conditions” maps created by Mark and Fryer Associates, R&M Construction, and Quadra Engineering. Maps cover terrain, surface and ground water potential, geotechnical limitations to building construction, slope analysis, hydrology and drainage, moose migration routes, and alternative sewage and treatment sites. 1977
62/1 Challenger Learning Center of Alaska records 1999-2000
52/29-30 Citizens for Technology Access records undated, 1996
62/2 Conference of Alaskans Committee records 2004
62/3 Fiscal Policy Council records 1998-1999
52/31, 62/4 Food Bank of Alaska Advisory Board records 1991-1993, 1998
62/5 Girl Scouts Susitna Council records 1997-1998
62/6 Habitat for Humanity records 1997-1998
52/32 Healthy Families Alaska Task Force records 1993-1996
52/33, 62/7 Iditarod Trail Committee Advisory Council records 1993-1997, 2007-2008
52/34 Imaginarium Board of Directors records 1987-1992
52/35 International North Pacific Fisheries Commission Advisory Committee correspondence 1989-1991
62/8 Kachemak Hertiage Land Trust 2009
52/36-40, 62/9 Kids Voting Alaska records 1992-1997
62/10 Leadership Anchorage records 1999
52/41 League of Women Voters 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee correspondence, publications, and notes 1994-1995
62/11 Let’s Vote records 2000
62/12 Lit Site Board of Trustees records 2000
62/13 Loussac Library records 2009
53/1 Marketing Alaska Technical Services Work Group publications 1996
62/14 Midtown Park and Trail Committee records 1998
62/15 Mountain View Action Committee records 1997
53/2-4 Mountain View Community Task Force Steering Committee records 1994-1997
62/16 Murdock Foundation records 1998
53/5-7 National Order of Women Legislators annual conference records 1988-1989
62/17 Northwest Policy Center records 1997-1998
53/8 One World/One People International Women’s Choir Advisory Board records 1991-1993
62/18 Out North records 1997-1998
53/9 Project P/Pride (Parents and Partners Responsibly Involved in Development and Education) Governing Board records 1993
62/19 Republican Coalition for Choice Advisory Board records 1995-1999
53/10 Ronald McDonald House Alaska Fundraising Campaign records 1992
53/11 United States Commission on Civil Rights. Alaska Advisory Commission correspondence 1993-1995
62/20-21 University of Alaska Anchorage Board of Advisors records 1997-2000
62/22 University of Alaska Anchorage Paralegal Advisory Board records 1997-1999
62/23 University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing Community Consultant Board records 1998-2000
53/12 University of Alaska Community Advisory Council records 1994-1996
53/13 University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Diversity Initiative needs assessment correspondence 1993
62/24 University of Alaska Foundation records 1997
62/25 Visually Impaired Alaskans Symposium Task Force records 2008
53/14-16 Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education records 1991-1994
53/17 Winning With Stronger Education (WISE) Board of Directors records undated
62/26 YWCA Community Advisory Committee records 1992-1998

Series 4: Personal papers; 1954-2014. 3.9 cubic feet. This series contains awards, files related to her retirement and correspondence/research after retirement. Files are in rough chronological order.

Box/Folder Description Dates
53/18 Certificates 1954-1989
53/19 Membership cards and ID cards 1960-1976
53/20-21 “Early Days” files: correspondence 1966-1985
53/22 Greater Anchorage Area Borough Planning and Zoning Commission (GAAB) files 1972-1974
53/23 Anchorage Municipal Assembly meeting minutes and notes 1978
53/24 Clippings: Anchorage Planning and Zoning Committee 1972-1978
53/25 Clippings: Anchorage Municipal Assembly 1976-1979
53/26 Clippings: possible Lieutenant Governor candidate 1978
53/27 Clippings: 1979 Legislature 1979
53/28 Clippings: personal 1976-1978
53/29-54/13, 62/27-29 Atta Girl Files: files contain Arliss Sturgulewski’s awards and letter of recognition 1975, 1982-1997-2000
54/14-18, 62/30-32 Notebooks: notes to herself on issues, events, and activities in which she participated. 1983-1987, 1995
54/19 Sturgulewski oaths of office 1985, 1988, 1989
55 (oversize) Oversize birthday cards 1986
54/20-27, 62/33-64/27 Retirement: correspondence regarding Arliss Sturgulewski’s retirement.  Photos used at and of her retirement party 1992
56/1-12, 62/33-64 Correspondence, events attended, and research files 1992-2014
56/13-57/5, 65/1-5 Speeches 1979-1980, 1988-2009

 

 

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