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Lanie Fleischer papers

Guide to the Lanie Fleischer papers

Collection number: HMC-1326.
Creator: Fleischer, Lanie.
Title: Lanie Fleischer papers.
Dates: 1970-2012.
Volume of collection: 4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of a woman who was involved in the creation of the Anchorage trail system, as well as other civic and environmental issues.

Biographical note:
Nan Elaine “Lanie” Fleischer was born in 1938. She came to Alaska from Washington, D.C. in 1971 and found that Anchorage lacked a system of trails connecting the city to its greenbelts and parks. In 1973, Lanie, along with the Bike Committee succeeded in getting a bond issue passed to construct the Chester Creek Trail. Fleischer has continued to be active in civic and outdoor recreation organizations. She served as president of the Parks and Recreation Council of Anchorage and on the board of directors of the Performing Arts Center. Fleischer helped organize the Federation of Community Councils and the eight Community Councils in Anchorage, and she served as president of the South Addition Community Council. She was a member of the citizens committee to develop the master plan for the Park Strip in Downtown Anchorage and served on the Anchorage Veterans’ Memorial Committee. Governor Tony Knowles appointed Fleischer to the Trails and Recreational Access for Alaskans Board and appointed her chair in 1995. In 1994, the Chester Creek Trail was named the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail in her honor.

Collection description:
The collection consists of materials related to the various causes and organizations that Lanie Fleischer has been involved with in Alaska, such as notes, meeting minutes, membership lists, publicity information, plans, and reports.

Arrangement: The collection is organized roughly 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.

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

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Nan Elaine (Lanie) Fleischer,” Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, 2011, http://alaskawomenshalloffame.org/alumnae/name/nan-fleischer/

Separated materials: Published materials have been removed from the collection, and selected items have been added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection. Please consult an archivist for additional information.

Related materials: For additional materials related to environmental issues and outdoor recreation in Alaska, please visit our Greenspace collections topic guide.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives, and a deed of gift was signed by Lanie Fleischer in 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2019.

Container list:

Box Description Date
1 Bike Day Committee notes and meeting minutes; notebooks containing notes and to-do lists; Greater Anchorage Action Council notes, minutes, and grant documents; letter to the editor; Alaska Center for the Performing Arts; Americans for Alaska; Alaska Conservation Foundation; contact lists; Parks and Recreation Council of Anchorage (PARC); bike trails; Coastal Trail plans; Campbell Tract; Drainage and Open Space Concept Plan: Chester and Campbell Creeks. 1970-2006
2 PARC; Arctic Road bike path controversy; South Addition Community Council; Alaska Center for the Environment KJZZ radio programs; 1975 Blue Book; Park Strip Master Plan; Title 21; Anchorage Veterans’ Memorial Committee; Bike Day Committee; transportation planning; National Trails Symposium; bike trail underpass; resolution re naming Chester Creek Trail; Alaska Trails & Greenways Coalition; Bikes Now! Bikes Belong!; photographs; Trails & Recreational Access for Alaskans (TRAAK); 1973-2012
3 TRAAK; Friends of the Park Strip; Anchorage Veterans’ Memorial Committee; trails and outdoor recreation plans and reports 1971-2009
4 Delaney Park Strip master plan oversize documents; 9th Avenue reconstruction plans; Americans for Alaska oversize advertisement; Alaskans for Alaska’s Wildland advertisement; “Bike Routes Now” bumper sticker, Municipality of Anchorage 1982 Park and Trail Development projects chart 1982, 2008
Oversize roll Delaney Park Strip plan undated

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