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Lost River city development collection

Guide to the Lost River city development collection
An Alaska Pacific University collection

Collection number: HMC-1460-APU.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: City of Lost River (Alaska) collection.
Dates: 1972-1974.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: A collection of materials related to a proposed development city in on the Seward Peninsula.

Organizational history:
The city of Lost River was incorporated in 1972 by the Alaska Legislature, following the passage of the Development Cities Act, which provided for the development of new cities to support industry in remote areas of Alaska. The city would have been located near the Lost River Mining Corporations mining interests on the Seward Peninsula, between Brevig Mission and York. A city council was appointed by Governor Egan to oversee planning of the city. In 1974, following loss of federal funding and a decision by Lost River Mining Corporation to halt financing of the project, the city council voted to request that the legislature repeal the statutes chartering the city.

Collection description:
The collection consists of materials related to the proposed development city of Lost River, including legislative documents, clippings, press releases, correspondence, and initial plans for the layout of the city.

Arrangement: The collection remains in the order it was in when 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.

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

Preferred citation: City of Lost River collection, Alaska Pacific University collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: This collection was separated from the Alaska Pacific University subject files (APU-0010) in 2024.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to or collected by Alaska Pacific University as part of its subject files. Alaska Pacific University retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections prior to 2008.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2024. At that time, newspaper clippings were reformatted onto acid free paper for preservation purposes.

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