University of Alaska Anchorage Records
Guide to the School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory reports
Collection number: UAA-0090.
Creating office: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory.
Series title: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory reports.
Volume of series: 1.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Series summary: Records of the urban policy research program.
The Urban Observatory program was a joint undertaking of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the National League of Cities for the purpose of aiding the establishment of partnerships between universities and local governments in the area of urban policy research. The Anchorage Urban Observatory was created under this program in 1975 at the Anchorage Senior College (later UAA). The first director was Hayden Green who was succeeded by Dr. Rick Ender in 1977.
The unit conducted studies on Kenai area Natives, Anchorage city government, mass transportation, housing, and municipal leisure and recreational facilities. The program was discontinued in 1984.
Series description: Reports and study data produced the Observatory on revenue, housing, mass transit, education, civic participation, and health.
Arrangement: The reports are split into two runs: the main bulk of the reports and the health needs assessment study reports. Both sections are generally in chronological order by date of publication.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory administrative records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory administrative records; 1975-1979, UAA-0035.
UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory correspondence files; 1975-1979, UAA-0088.
UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory project files; 1975-1982, UAA-0089.
UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory grant files; 1975-1978, UAA-0091.
Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle prior to 1995. In 2010, the collection was divided into individual series, assigned UAA call numbers, and the finding aids were rewritten at that time.
|1/1||Kenai Native Association (Wildwood report)||1975|
|1/2||Information data study||1975-1976|
|1/3||Revenue distribution study||1976|
|1/5||Organization and location of management and budget function in the municipality of Anchorage||1976|
|1/6||Handbook for city and borough managers||1976|
|1/7||Mass transit in Anchorage||1977|
|1/9||Office of Management and Budget in the Anchorage municipality||1977|
|1/10||Overview of the program budgeting approach||1977|
|1/11||Some comments on the new operating budget, manuals and proposals for further innovation|
|1/12||Introduction of program budgeting in the Dept. of Health and Environmental Protection||undated|
|1/13||Critical review and recommendations of some aspects of the 1978 program budgeting cycle||1977|
|1/14||Public support for local government bonding in Anchorage||1977|
|1/15||Opinions of the Anchorage citizen on local public policy issues||1977|
|1/16||Anchorage Urban Observatory–final report||1977|
|1/17||Long range plan for community education||1978|
|1/18||Appendix: community schools assessment needs||1978|
|1/19||Population profile update||1978|
|1/20||Fairbanks general public survey||1978|
|1/21||Citizen participation in Anchorage: boards and commissions||1979|
|1/22||Citizen participation in Anchorage: community councils||1979|
|1/23||Civic Center bonding study||1979|
|1/24||Budget priorities of the Anchorage citizen||1979|
|1/25||Community Councils–final report||1980|
|2/1||Use of health services by Anchorage residents||1979|
|2/3||Frequency distribution: doctors survey||1979|
|2/4||Dog population of Anchorage||1979|
|2/5||Frequency distribution: dentists survey||1979|
|2/6||Frequency distribution: institutional physicians||1979|
|2/7||Health and social services referrals||1979|
|2/8||Attitudes and behaviors towards public health services||1979|
|2/9||Alcohol and drug abuse in Anchorage||1979|
|2/10||Coverage of health care costs||1980|
|2/12||Life change/health paper||1980|