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Alaska Center for Public Policy records

Guide to the Alaska Center for Public Policy records

Collection number: HMC-1229.
Creator: Alaska Center for Public Policy.
Title: Alaska Center for Public Policy records.
Dates: 2003-2013.
Volume of collection: 2 cubic feet and 1.3 GB.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Materials of an Alaskan public policy advocacy organization.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Center for Public Policy (ACPP) was founded in 2004 by Dr. Lawrence D. Weiss. ACPP was a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the advancement of public policies that could improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities throughout Alaska. They pursued their public policy mission through independent research, analysis of policies, public education, technical assistance, program evaluations, and the development of collaborative partnerships. ACPP also published a monthly newsletter, Alaska Health Policy Review (AHPR), which focused on health policy matters in the state of Alaska. Dr. Weiss was Executive Director of ACPP from 2004-2011, and Kelby Murphy served as Executive Director from 2012 until the organization closed in 2015.

Collection description:
The collection contains the administrative and financial records, newsletters, and project proposals and reports of ACPP. The collection also includes papers, notes, and speeches relating to conferences and forums attended by those involved in ACPP, particularly Lawrence Weiss, as well as interview notes conducted for AHPR.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at 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 material in electronic format. Please consult archivists for access.

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials created by the Alaska Center for Public Policy. Materials in the collection created by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: Alaska Center for Public Policy records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: “Welcome.” Alaska Center for Public Policy. 2005. https://acpp.info/home/.

Related materials: Alaska Health Policy Review issues are available online: https://alaskahealthpolicy.org/alaska-health-policy-review-archives/

Separated materials: Materials containing personal financial information were removed from the collection. Please ask an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The materials in boxes one and two were donated to the Archives by Lawrence Weiss in 2015 and a deed of gift was signed by Weiss at that time. The electronic records were donated, and a deed of gift signed, by Kelby Murphy, in 2016.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016. Original folders with folder descriptions were retained.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 ACPP bylaws, board meeting minutes, internship program, brochure, website, AHPR interviews, newsletters, presentations and activities; Pesticide notice testimony; Donations and fundraising; Denali Kid Care (DKC); Voices for Alaska’s Children and Youth (VACY); CRG partnership; Larry Weiss presentations; Head Start; 211 evaluations; Development Disability (DD) survey and information; Pew meeting; Meeting with Sharon Cissna about pipeline impact; Contract with Economic Policy Institute; Dental Care Access Project (DCAP); Alaska Health Assurance Advocacy Team (AHAAT) meeting agendas; Proposals for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Alaska Humanities Forum, Ford Foundation, Eastern Aleutian Tribes (EAT), Rasmusson Foundation, and Pension Support; Conferences: Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), Disparities, National Partnership for Action (NPA) 2003-2010
2 Meetings with Sharon Cissna, files relating to people and contractors involved with ACPP; Forums: Health Reform and Middle Class forums; Alpha Summit; Conferences: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), RFP: Medicaid Study, AK Health Care Roundtable; Foraker Workshop and Conference; Larry Weiss talks, includes Retirement Security in Alaska with audiotape, Social Security; Child Advocacy meetings; Commonwealth North; Alaska’s Covering Kids Coalition (ASK Coalition): Proposal, conference, budget information, reports, contracts, meeting minutes; Pesticide 2004-2009
Electronic records 211 Project; ACPP newsletters; AHPR operating procedures; Alaska Budget Report; Alaska Mental Health Trust Association (AMHTA) progress reports and evaluations; ACPP Articles of Incorporation; Board of Directors meeting minutes, members, bylaws and regulations; Contractors and contracts; Donations; Conferences, projects, and events 2004-2013

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