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Tim Kelly papers

Guide to the Tim Kelly papers
circa 1974-2000

Collection number: HMC-1232.
Creator: Kelly, Tim, 1944-2009.
Title: Tim Kelly papers.
Dates: circa 1974-2000.
Volume of collection: 18 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaska State Senator.

Biographical note:
Tim Kelly was born in Sacramento, CA in 1944. After working as a legislative aid in California and Nevada he moved to Alaska in 1970. A Republican, Kelly was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1976 and the Alaska State Senate in 1978. During his time as senator, Kelly represented both East Anchorage and Eagle River districts due to changes in electoral district boundaries through the years. Kelly also served as the Senate Rules Committee chair from 1981-1982, 1985-1986, and 1993-1996. In 1989, Kelly was elected Senate president, but he left the Senate in 1990 to campaign, unsuccessfully, for lieutenant governor. He was reelected to the Senate in 1992 and again in 1996. Kelly decided not to seek reelection in 2000, and instead began working as a lobbyist representing medical and insurance clients. He died in 2009.

Collection description:
The collection primarily contains Tim Kelly’s papers while he served as Alaska State Senator. The papers include his legislation regarding AIDS, the Senate Committee on AIDS, Governor Sheffield’s impeachment trial, correspondence, House and Senate bills, and the Senate Rules Committee.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged roughly by subject.

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

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials created by Tim Kelly.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory: Toomey, Sheila. “Former Legislator Tim Kelly Dies.” Alaska Dispatch News. August 17, 2009. http://www.adn.com/article/20090817/former-legislator-tim-kelly-dies.

Separated materials: Publications were removed from the collection and some added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection. Please consult an archivist for further information.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives and a deed of gift signed by Tim Kelly’s wife, Lisa Nelson, in 2016.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016.

Container list:

Box Description
1-2 AIDS; Epidemiology reports; Senate Committee on AIDS
3-4 Correspondence; Campaign management and campaign files; Fliers; Pamphlets
5 Capital projects; Correspondence; Notes; Court case files; Anit-impeachment; Special Session files
6 EPA Office Reestablishment; Restitution Centers; Glenwood Center; Incarceration alternatives; Insurance; Tort policies
7 Sheffield impeachment; Sign Language; Senate Rules Committee
8-9 Correspondence; Senate bills
10 Correspondence; House bills
11 Correspondence; House and Senate bills
12 Correspondence; District matters; Reading
13 Fundraising; Impeachment; Insurance; Trips
14 Staff; Travel
15 House and Senate bills; Subject files
16 Court cases
17 Contribution lists
18 Senate Rules Committee


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