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Arctic Power records

Guide to the Arctic Power records
circa 1978-2003

Collection number: HMC-0667.
Creator: Arctic Power.
Title: Arctic Power records.
Dates: circa 1978-2003.
Volume of collection: 35 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an organization that supports opening the Coastal Plain of ANWR to responsible oil development.

Organizational history:
Arctic Power was founded in April 1992 to advocate for congressional and presidential approval of oil and gas exploration within the boundaries of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. More recently, the organization has broadened its mission to include all federal areas on the North Slope of Alaska that have been designated as potential oil and gas exploration lands. Arctic Power is based in Anchorage, with an office in Washington, D.C.

Collection description:
The collection consists of records of Arctic Power, including membership records, meeting minutes, financial information, information about tours of Prudhoe Bay, publications, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, and clippings. The collection also includes minutes, correspondence, files on legislation, publications, and grassroots campaign materials from the Alaska Coalition for American Energy Security (ACAES), as earlier organization with a mission similar to that of Arctic Power.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived in the Archives.

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

Access restrictions: The collection contains personally identifiable information, which must be redacted before access can be provided. Please contact the Archives at least two weeks in advance to allow time for redacted copies of the material to be made.

This collection contains material in a format for which Archives and Special Collections does not have the necessary equipment to provide access. Please consult an archivist for more information.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Arctic Power records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

“About us.” ANWR.org. http://anwr.org/about/ (retrieved August 13, 2018).

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by Arctic Power, and a letter transferring the material was signed by Al Aldones, in 2004.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2018.

Container list:

Box Description Date
1 Membership A-R circa 1991-1999
2 Membership S-Z, membership lists circa 1991-1999
3-4 Arctic Power files circa 1995-2002
5 Prudhoe tours A-Z 1993-1995
6-7 Arctic Power early days files and documents 1987-1993
8 ANWR media, brochures, publications, newsletters, and magazines 2000
9 Grant records, vendor lists 1990-2001
10 Checks issued, membership renewals, checking records 1996-1998
11 Alaska Coalition for American Energy Security (ACAES) meeting notes 1986 September-1987 October
12 ACAES minutes 1987 November-1988 October
13 ACAES minutes 1989 January-1990 December
14 ACAES minutes, general membership meeting minutes 1990-1992
15 Arctic Power committee meeting minutes 1992-1994
16 ACAES correspondence, ANWR tours, board meeting minutes, grassroots campaign material circa 1989-1993
17 Arctic Power pubs and press kits circa 1984-1991
18 ACAES letters, pamphlets, publications, etc. circa 1987-1991
19 ACAES grassroots tours, etc. circa 1988-1993
20 ACAES organizations, clippings, etc. circa 1986-1992
21 ACAES legislative and research files circa 1988-1991
22-24 Arctic Power video tapes circa 1988-2002
25 Audiocassette tapes. Also includes one computer tape labeled CMAL data files dated 1980 (see access restriction) circa 1978-1998
26 Arctic Power and ACAES minutes, staff files, presentations and legislative files circa 1991-1992
27 Arctic power correspondence, membership files, reports, Prudhoe Bay tour information circa 1987-2001
28-29 Arctic Power Qorvis Communications 2001
30-35 Newspaper clippings 1992-2003


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