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Guide to the Walter Eugene Guess papers
1960-1975

Collection number: HMC-0366.
Creator: Guess, Walter Eugene.
Title: Walter Eugene Guess papers.
Dates: 1960-1975.
Volume of collection: 16 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaskan Legislator.

Biographical note:
Walter Eugene "Gene" Guess was born in Mississippi. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1955, he received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1959. During this time he served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1955-1956, and the Army Reserve until 1963. In 1957 he married Carolyn Suber and they moved to Alaska in 1959. Gene Guess was admitted to the Alaska Bar in 1960 and in 1961 he formed the law firm of Ely and Guess with Robert Ely until they were joined by Joseph Rudd. They subsequently changed the name to Ely, Guess, and Rudd. Guess served as president of the firm until his death. He also entered politics in 1963, when he served as the southcentral Alaska campaign chairman for Governor William Egan.

In 1964, he was elected to the first of four successive terms in the state House of Representatives. While in the House, he served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (1965-1966), as vice-chairman of the House Commerce Committee (1965-1966), as House minority whip (1967-1968), and as chairman of the House Minority Caucus (1967-1968), and the Alaska State Legislative Council (1969-1971). He also served as the Majority Floor Leader (1969-1970), as chairman of the House Local Government Committee (1969-1970) and of the Special House Committee on Monetary Policy (1969-1970), and as Speaker of the House (1970-1972). He retired from the legislature in 1972 to run for United States Senate. He ran unsuccessfully against Senator Ted Stevens in 1972, and again in 1974 against Senator Mike Gravel.

In addition to his political activities, Gene Guess served as vice-chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Economic Development (1962-1964), and served as special assistant to the Governor as a liaison to the Anchorage banking community (1964). He was a member of the Greater Anchorage Democratic Club (president, 1963-1964), the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (1968-1975), the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (1969-1975), the Alaska Export Expansion Council (1966-1975), and the Alaska Development Council for Alaska Methodist University (1968-1975). He also served on the board of directors for the Anchorage Boys Club, the Alaska and Virginia bar associations, as well as the Federal Bar Association. His honors include being named Outstanding Young Man in America by the U.S. Jaycees (1966), being named one of the 50 outstanding legislators by the Eagleton Institute of Politics (1968), and being selected as one of the 16 top state legislators by the Citizens Conference on State Legislators (1971). In 1965, he received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freedom Award. He died in Juneau, Alaska in 1975.

Collection description:
The collection consists of records relating primarily to Gene Guess' political career. There are personal papers, which consists of correspondence, records relating to Gene Guess' work as a campaign chairman for the 1963 Egan gubernatorial campaign, and records relating to the Governor's Advisory Council on Economic Development. There are also legislative records, which consist of correspondence, records relating to the Legislative Council, bill files, and general subject files. Also in the collection there are campaign records of Guess' campaigns for Alaska House of Representatives (1964, 1966, 1968, 1970) and campaigns for United States Senate (1972, 1974). Included are correspondence, speeches, polls and surveys, media and advertising records, records concerning campaign contributions, mailing lists, subject files, and other similar types of records.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1. Correspondence; 1961-1974
Series 2. Egan campaign files; 1961-1963
Series 3. Governor's advisory council on economic development records; 1961
Series 4. Legislative correspondence; 1965-1972
Series 5. Legislative council records; 1969-1972

Series 6. Legislative bill files; 1965-1972
Series 7. Subject files; 1966-1972
Series 8. House of Representative campaign records; 1964-1970
Series 9. 1972 U.S. campaign records; 1970-1973

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate campaign records; 1973-1974

Series 11. U.S. senate campaign subject files; 1960-1974

 

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to collection materials authored by Walter Eugene Guess.

Preferred citation: Walter Eugene Guess papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Presented to the archives by Carolyn Guess in 1990. A deed of gift was signed in 1990.

Processing information:  This collection was originally arranged and described by Carolyn Bowers in 1990. The guide to this collection was revised and updated to current standards by Veronica Denison in 2013. Some folders are empty as there was no content in the donated files.

Container list:

SERIES 1. CORRESPONDENCE; 1961-1974. 0.35 cubic feet.  
This series consists of personal correspondence between Gene Guess and various state agencies, as well as public and private individuals. Arranged chronologically.


Box/ Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Correspondence to and from the State Division of Planning

1961

1/2

Personal correspondence

1961-1965

1/3

Political correspondence

1972-1973

1/4

Personal correspondence

1972, 1974

 

SERIES 2. EGAN CAMPAIGN FILES; 1961-1963. 0.35 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess' work as the southcentral Alaska campaign chairman for the 1963 gubernatorial campaign of Governor William Egan. Included are correspondence, speeches, notes, lists of contributors, financial records, advertising records and other papers.


Box/ Folder

Description

Dates

1/5

Correspondence

1961-1963

1/6

Speeches and notes

1962

1/7

Campaign schedules

1962

1/8

Lists of contributors

1962

1/9

Lists of volunteers and precinct workers

1962

1/10

Financial records

1961-1963

1/11

Bills

1961-1963

1/12

Political advertisements

1962

1/13

Media advertising schedules and bills: KTVA radio and television

1962

1/14

Media advertising schedules and bills: various radio and television stations

1962

1/15

Guest register

1962 June-November

 

SERIES 3. GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RECORDS; 1961. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series consists of papers relating to Gene Guess' involvement in the Governor's Advisory Council on Economic Development. Included are meeting agendas and notes.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

1/16

Meeting agendas and notes

1961

 

SERIES 4. LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENCE; 1965-1972. 1.65 cubic feet.
This series consists of correspondence relating to Gene Guess' activities as a state legislator. Included are constituent correspondence; correspondence between Gene Guess and other legislators, government and public officials; reading files; and mailing lists. Subjects include legislative bills; government policies; local government; health, education, and welfare. There are also invitations to various speaking functions and public appearances, as well as congratulatory mail and telegrams. Arranged chronologically.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

1/17

Correspondence

1965

1/18

Correspondence

1966

1/19

Correspondence

1967-1968

1/20

Correspondence: Soldotna Hospital

1968

1/21

Correspondence: R-Z

1969-1971

1/22

Correspondence: health, education, and welfare

1971 January-May

1/23

Correspondence: local government

1971 January-May

1/24-25

Correspondence: A-D

1971 January-May

1/26

Correspondence: E-H

1971 January-May

1/27

Correspondence: I-L

1971 January-May

2/1

Correspondence: M-P

1971 January-May

2/2

Correspondence: Q-Z

1971 January-May

2/3

Correspondence: mailing list for bills and resolutions

1971-1972

2/4

Correspondence: A-D

1971-1972

2/5

Correspondence: E-H

1971-1972

2/6

Correspondence: I-L

1971-1972

2/7

Correspondence: M-P

1971-1972

2/8

Correspondence: Q-Z

1971-1972

2/9

Reading file

1971 June-December

2/10

Reading file

1972 January-February

2/11

Reading file

1972 March-April

2/12

Reading file

1972 April-June

2/13

Requests for information on Alaska

1972 January-May

2/14

Invitations

1971 January-June

2/15

Invitations

1971 July-December

2/16

Invitations

1972 January

2/17

Congratulatory mail and telegrams

1971-1972

 

SERIES 5. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RECORDS; 1969-1972. 0.65 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess' chairmanship of the Legislative Council of the Alaska Legislature. Included are council minutes; correspondence concerning council activities, the Brookings Institute, and the council's Sub-committee on Higher Education; as well as council publications, primarily concerning the oil industry in Alaska.

Series 5. Legislative Council records. Subseries 5a: Minutes and correspondence; 1969-1972. 0.2 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/18

Minutes

1969-1972

2/19

Correspondence: general

1969-1970

3/1

Correspondence: general

1971-1972

3/2

Correspondence: Brookings Institute

1970

3/3-4

Correspondence: Sub-committee on Higher Education

1971-1972

 

Series 5. Legislative Council records. Subseries 5b: Legislative Council reports; 1968-1971. 0.45 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

3/5

"Alaska's Role in the National Oceanographic Program," prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council

1968 January

3/6

"Criminal Penalties Under the Alaska Criminal Code, prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council

1969 January

3/7

"Parks and Recreation Study," prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency for the Alaska Legislative Council

1969 December

3/8

"Economic Considerations Relative to Severance Taxation of Alaskan Oil and Gas," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1970 January

3/9

"Economic Considerations For Alaska's Future Oil and Gas Leasing Policy," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1970 February

3/10

"Limitations on Oil Imports From Canada," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1970 March

3/11

"Economic Considerations Bearing on Valuation of Alaskan Crude Oil and State Policy on Pipelines, Summary," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1970 December

3/12

"Aftermath of the OPEC Settlements," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1971 May

3/13

"Possible Price Implications of Recent Increases in Government Take," prepared by Walter J. Levy Consultants Corporation for the Alaska Legislative Council

1971 May

3/14

"Summary of Alaska Legislation 1971, Seventh Legislature - First Session," prepared by the Alaska Legislative Council

1971 June

3/15

"Revised Alaska Criminal Code, Second Draft"

1971 October 4

3/16

"Proposed Probate Code"

1971 October 4

 

SERIES 6. LEGISLATIVE BILL FILES; 1965-1972. 2.0 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to bills and resolutions of the House of Representatives of the Alaska Legislature. Included are correspondence between Gene Guess, other legislatures, various public officials, as well as private individuals concerning various bills and subjects related to them; drafts of legislation; notes; and clippings and articles concerning various bills. There are also drafts of some Senate bills, drafts of House and Senate resolutions, and lists of House bills and appropriations. Arranged chronologically by legislative session, some by bill number underneath.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

3/17

House bill 75, Senate bill 91 (mandatory reporting of child abuse)

1964-1965

3/18

House bill 55 (green stamps)

1965-1966

3/19

House bill 353 (eavesdropping and wiretapping)

1966

3/20

House bill 409 (city-borough merger);

1966

3/21

House bill 415 (right-of-way compensation) petition

1966

3/22

House bills 419, 321, Senate bill 282 (lottery bills

1966

3/23

House bills 449, 516, 517 (gun control legislation)

1966

3/24

House bills 41, 161, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 242, 243, 270, 272, Senate bill 126, 212 (money and banking bills)

1969-1970

3/25

House bills 53, 89, 92, 201, 115, 314, 443, 486, 555 (gross business license tax bills)

1970

3/26

House bill 736 (state trooper retirement plan)

1970 January-March

3/27

House bill 1 (higher education aid program)

1971 January-May

3/28

House bill 7 (creation of a state ombudsman)

1971 January-May

3/29

House bill 14 (creation of a legislative budget and audit committee)

1971 January-May

3/30

House bill 16 (campaign finance and governmental ethics)

1971 January-May

3/31

House bill 19 (creation of a Department of Environmental Affairs)

1971 January-May

3/32

House bill 22 (loans for veterans)

1971 January-May

3/33

House bill 25 (motor vehicle insurance)

1971 January-May

3/34

House bill 30 (licensing of beauty salon assistants)

1971 January-May

3/35

House bill 31 (repeal of the Alaska Business License Act)

1971 January-May

3/36

House bill 32 (state employee pay increases)

1971 January-May

3/37

House bill 34 (physician's assistants)

1971 January-May

3/38

House bill 41 (tidelands acquisition by local governments)

1971 January-May

4/1

House bill 52 (Alaska Methodist University)

1971 January-May

4/2

House bill 54 (claims against the state)

1971 January-May

4/3

House bill 55 (compensation of election officials)

1971 January-May

4/4

House bill 58 (operating and capital expenses appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/5

House bill 59 (Department of Public Works appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/6

House bill 65 (Department of Education appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/7

House bill 80 (state aid for school construction)

1971 January-May

4/8

House bill 102 (loans for commercial fishing)

1971 January-May

4/9

House bill 104 (log branding)

1971 January-May

4/10

House bill 109 (historic preservation)

1971 January-May

4/11

House bill 110 (creation of a legislative intern program)

1971 January-May

4/12

House bill 113 (court supervision of children)

1971 January-May

4/13

House bill 119 (state aid for planning and construction of civic and convention centers)

1971-1972

4/14

House bill 120 (delegation of powers and functions by the Alaska State Housing Authority)

1971 January-May

4/15

House bill 121 (Department of Highways appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/16

House bill 122 (longevity bonus program)

1971 January-May

4/17

House bill 123 (repealing certain statutes relating to crimes against morality and decency)

1971 January-May

4/18

House bill 124 (use of firearms in state parks)

1972 January-May

4/19

House bill 132 (state loans and grants for hospitals and health facilities)

1971 January-May

4/20

House bill 135 (city and borough property tax exemption for senior citizens)

1971 January-May

4/21

House bill 150 (licensing of construction contractors)

1971 January-May

4/22

House bill 155 (fisheries tax)

1972 January-May

4/23

House bill 158 (municipal garbage collection and disposal services)

1971 January-May

4/24

House bill 159 (employment security coverage for state employees)

1971 January-May

4/25

House bill 173 (teachers retirement benefits for handicapped survivors)

1971 January-May

4/26

House bill 174 (creation of a uniform consumer credit code)

1971 January-May

4/27

House bill 179 (Department of Education appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/28

House bill 182 (one percent for art)

1971 January-May

6/41

House bill 200 (boiler inspection)

1971 January-May

4/30

House bill 204 (sale of public bonds)

1971 January-May

4/31

House bill 208 (codifying laws relating to cities and boroughs)

1971-1972

4/32

House bill 224 (creation of a comprehensive community services program)

1971 January-May

4/33

House bill 228 (Department of Public Works appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/34

House bill 230 (Alaska Fisherman's Development Assistance Program)

1971 January-May

4/35

House bill 236 (construction of local service roads and trails)

1971 January-May

4/36

House bill 239 (surveying safety bill)

1972 January-May

4/37

House bill 247 (creating the Department of Transportation)

1971 January-May

4/38

House bill 254 (unincorporated townships)

1971 January-May

4/39

House bill 258 (election of borough assembly members)

1971 January-May

4/40

House bill 275 (penalties for motor vehicle violations)

1971 January-May

4/41

House bill 276 (state aid for hospitals, health facilities, and health services)

1971 January-May

4/42

House bill 281 (state income tax increase)

1971 January-May

4/43

House bill 290 (waiver of plat in land subdivision)

1972 January-May

4/44

House bill 292 (establishment of community mental health centers)

1971 January-May

4/45

House bill 294 (penalties for child and spouse neglect)

1972 January-May

4/46

House bill 296 (tax exemption for limited income residents)

1971-1972

4/47

House bill 297 (creating the Public Communications Commission)

1971 January-May

4/48

House bill 298 (Katchemak Bay State Wilderness Park)

1971 January-May

4/49

House bill 315 (parks and open space areas within cities and boroughs)

1971 January-May

4/50

House bill 323 (election procedures)

1972 January-May

4/51

House bill 332 (judicial review of municipal tax assessments)

1971 January-May

4/52

House bill 334 (state revenue sharing with local governments)

1972 January-May

4/53

House bill 335 (powers of cities and boroughs to provide mass transportation facilities and services)

1971 January-May

4/54

House bill 339 (insurance for air carriers)

1971 January-May

4/55

House bill 344 (sale of native handicrafts)

1971 January-May

4/56

House bill 346 (Alaska National Guard reenlistment bonuses)

1971 January-May

4/57

House bill 352 (Alaska National Guard pay and allowances)

1971 January-May

4/58

House bill 370 (University of Alaska appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/59

House bill 393 (appointment and assignment of magistrates)

1971 January-May

4/60

House bill 399 (establishment of the Alaska Historical Commission)

1971 January-May

4/61

House bill 407 (state park regulations)

1971 January-May

4/62

House bill 415 (creation of a higher education loan program)

1971-1972

4/63

House bill 416 (Department of Military Affairs appropriation)

1971 January-May

4/64

House bill 419 (development of geothermal resources)

1971 January-May

4/65

House bill 421 (creating a Citizens Commission on Alaska Resource Education)

1971 January-May

4/66

House bill 423 (creating a Governor's Commission on the Involvement of Young People in Government)

1971 January-May

4/67

House bill 444 (repayment of profits on bonds purchased by the state)

1971 January-May

4/68

House bill 448 (judges retirement benefits)

1972 January-May

4/69

House bill 469 (legislative retirement program)

1971 January-May

4/70

Senate committee sponsor House bill 68 (Alaska eyeglasses and sunglasses law)

1971 January-May

4/71

Senate bill 230 (regulation of chiropractors)

1971 January-May

4/72

Senate bills, various

1971 January-May

4/73

House and Senate resolutions

1971

4/74

House bill 471 (Department of Economic Development appropriation)

1972 January-May

4/75

House bill 480 (establishing the Office of Administrative Adjudication)

1972 January-May

4/76

House bill 518 (operating and capital budget appropriation)

1972 January-May

4/77

House bill 524 (Alaska Criminal Code revision)

1972 January-May

4/78

House bill 526 (Legislative Affairs Agency appropriation)

1972 January-May

4/79

House bill 537 (teachers' retirement salaries)

1972 January-May

4/80

House bill 539 (creditable service payments to retired teachers)

1972 January-May

4/81

House bill 541 (establishment of the Teachers' Retirement Board)

1972 January-May

4/82

House bill 543 (establishment and enforcement of occupational health and safety standards)

1972 January-May

5/1

House bill 544 (financing of local schools)

1972 January-May

5/2

House bill 547 (financing and development of housing for moderate income persons)

1972 January-May

5/3

House bill 549 (AMU bill)

1972 January-May

5/4

House bill 552 (creating the Department of Community and Regional Development)

1972 January-May

5/5

House bill 554 (convention center financing)

1972 January-May

5/6

House bill 555 (official state plumbing code)

1972 January-May

5/7

House bill 569 (establishment of the TransAlaska Authority)

1972 January-May

5/8

House bill 588 (retirement coverage for corrections officers)

1972 January-May

5/9

House bill 597 (property tax)

1972 January-May

5/10

House bill 602 (Department of Education appropriation)

1972 January-May

5/11

House bill 608 (tuition grants for higher education students in Alaska)

1972 January-May

5/12

House bill 614 (classification of public lands)

1972 January-May

5/13

House bill 626 (appropriation to the Office of the Governor)

1972 January-May

5/14

House bill 615 (suspending collection of the Alaska Business License Tax)

1972 January-May

5/15

House bill 637 (state operated spay clinics)

1972 January-May

5/16

House bill 640 (general obligation bonds for the construction of state operated schools)

1972 January-May

5/17

House bill 664 (establishment of grievance procedures for public school teachers)

1972 January-May

5/18

House bill 669 (state aid for retirement of public school construction debt)

1972 January-May

5/19

House bill 675 (establishment of educational service areas and regional school districts in unorganized boroughs)

1972 January-May

5/20

House bill 704 (expansion of Chugach State Park)

1972 January-May

5/21

House bill 705 (penalties for commercial fishing violations)

1972 January-May

5/22

House bill 706 (Department of Education appropriation)

1972 January-May

5/23

House bill 718 (creating the Commission on the Conference of the Law of the Sea)

1972 January-May

5/24

House bill 731 (implementing the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act)

1972 January-May

5/25

House bill 736 (public employment relations act)

1972 January-May

5/26

House bill 737 (city and borough approval on highway routing)

1972 January-May

5/27

House bill 749 (Department of Environmental Conservation regulations)

1972 January-May

5/28

House bill 757 (sale of disaster bonds for 1964 earthquake damage)

1972 January-May

5/29

House bill 763 (regulating the construction or modification of health care facilities)

1972 January-May

5/30

House bill 766 (establishing the Joint Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission)

1972 January-May

5/31

House bill 770 (state land rights-of-way for oil and gas transportation)

1972 January-May

5/32

House bills 790 and 791 (annexation of Elmendorf and Fort Richardson)

1972 January-May

5/33

House bill 798 (establishing the boundaries of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough)

1972 January-May

5/34

Other House bills

1971

5/35

Lists of House bills and appropriations

1970-1972

5/36

Senate bill 56 (medical assistance to the needy)

1972 January-May

5/37

Senate bill 211 (longevity bonus bill)

1972 January-May

5/38

Senate bill 419 (regulation of moose hunting)

1972 January-May

5/39

Senate bills, various

1972 January-May

5/40

House and Senate resolutions

1972 January-May

 

SERIES 7. GENERAL SUBJECT FILES; 1963-1972. 4.0 cubic feet.
This series consists of records concerning various state issues, government and private agencies, public individuals, and other subjects, gathered by Gene Guess during his time in the Alaska Legislature. Subjects include airlines, Alaska Methodist University, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) nuclear testing on Amchitka, banking, the Democratic Party, Governor William Egan, Governor Walter Hickel, land claims, the pipeline, revenue sharing, transportation, and the University of Alaska. Types of records include correspondence, notes, articles, and clippings.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

5/41

Airlines

1971-1972

5/42

Alaska Methodist University

1971-1972

5/43

Alaska Transportation Commission

1971-1972

5/44

Anchorage Arts Council, minutes and reports

1974-1975

5/45

Anchorage Borough

1971

5/46

Anchorage-Fairbanks Highway (Wasilla)

1971

5/47

Anchorage International Airport

1970

5/48

Anchorage Times editorials

1972 February-April

5/49

Applications for jobs

1971-1972

5/50

Appointments and letters of recommendation

1971

5/51

Arctic Information Data System

1970

5/52

AEC: Amchitka nuclear tests

1969-1972

5/53

AEC: Nevada nuclear tests

1971

6/1

AEC: publications

1970-1971

6/2

Audit reports: Alaska Department of Public Safety

1970-1971

6/3

Automobile air pollution

1967-1972

6/4

Automobile inspection laws

1971

6/5

Banking

1971-1972

6/6

Banking course (Economics 118), course material and attendance sheets

1970

6/7

Begich, Nick: correspondence

1971-1972

6/8

Bethel housing

1971 January

6/9

Boys Club: board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, reports

1974-1975

6/10

Bristol Bay (includes road material)

1971

6/11

Brooking Institute: correspondence

1969-1971

6/12

Budget: state operating budget

1970-1971

6/13

Citizen's Conference on State Legislators

1971

6/14

Citizen's Participation Committee

1972

6/15

Constituent cases

1971-1972

6/16

Council of State Governments: correspondence

1971-1972

6/17

Council on the Arts

197o-1972

6/18

Criminal code revision

1971-1972

6/19

Democratic Party (state)

1971-1972

6/20

Department of Environmental Affairs

1971

6/21-22

Drug abuse education program, Alaska Department of Education

1971

7/1

Eagleton Institute - correspondence and biographies

1968

7/2

Egan, Governor William

1971

7/3

Extremist material

1966-1967

7/4

Fisheries

1972-1974

7/5

Gravel, Mike

1970-1974

7/6

Greater Anchorage Area Borough - legislative requests

1972

7/7

Health, welfare, and education—general information

1971-1972

7/8

Health, Welfare, and Education, Joint House and Senate Committee—minutes

1972 January-April

7/9

Hearings: workmen’s compensation and occupational safety

1971 November-December

7/10

Hickel, Governor: land claims testimony before Congress

circa 1969

7/11

Hohman

1972 April

7/12

Housing

1963-1971

7/13

Humphrey, H. H

1971-1972

7/14

Investment and Monetary Policy, Special Senate Committee

1970 February

7/15

Kennedy, Ted (empty file)

 

7/16

Land claims

1968-1969

7/17

Land claims

1970-1972

7/18

Land withdrawals

1972

7/19

Legislation passed and laws enacted - synopsis

1970-1971

7/20

Legislative Affairs Agency: audit and general information

1971

7/21

Legislative program

1972

7/22

Legislative reform

1971

7/23

Legislators

1971-1972

8/1

Legislature: budget

1971

8/2

List of publications in offices

circa 1970-1972

8/3

Maritime academy

1971 November-December

8/4

Money supply

1969

8/5

Nerve gas

1970

8/6

No fault insurance

1972

8/7

Old age study

1972-1973

8/8

Parks and recreation

1971

8/9

Pipeline (prior to 1971)

1969-1971

8/10

Pipeline

1971-1972

8/11

Pipeline: "Select Pipeline Committee"

1971

8/12

Prayer amendment

1972

8/13

Public Land Law Review Commission

1970

8/14

Reapportionment

1972

8/15

Revenue sharing

1969-1970

8/16

Revenue sharing

1971

8/17

Rules Committee

1969

8/18

Stevens, Ted

1970-1971

8/19

Tax incentives

1970

8/20

Three-mile limit

1971

8/21

Transportation: Alaska

1971-1972

8/22

Transportation: Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS)

1971- 1972

8/23

Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence

1972 January-February

8/24

Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence, testimony, position papers, reports

1972 February

8/25

Transportation: AMATS hearing, correspondence, testimony, position papers

1972 January-April

9/1

Transportation - Department of Transportation package

1971, 1974-1975

9/2

University of Alaska and community colleges

1971-1972

9/3

Unorganized borough

1972 January-February

9/4

Wildwood Air Force Base

1971-1972

9/5

Workmen's compensation

1971-1972

9/6

Youth and children’s programs

1972

 

SERIES 8: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1964-1970. 0.45 cubic feet.
This series consists of records concerning Gene Guess's House of Representative campaigns. They include campaign contributions and expenses, media advertising and communications, correspondence, notes and public opinion surveys and questionnaires. There are also mailing lists and endorsement information, as well as radio, television, and newspaper orders. Arranged chronologically.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

9/7

1964 Campaign: contributions and expenses

1964

9/8

1966 Campaign: media and communications file

1966

9/9

1968 Reelection campaign: correspondence and notes

1967-1969

9/10

1968 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey by Opinion Research of California, Vol. 1, Summary and Analysis

1967 May 14-16

9/11

Public opinion survey by Opinion Research of California, Vol. 2, Statistics

1967 May 14-16

9/12

1970 Reelection campaign: correspondence, memoranda, notes

1969-1970

9/13

1970 Reelection campaign: media orders

1970

9/14

1970 Reelection campaign: mailing lists, endorsement ad

1970

9/15

1970 Reelection campaign: mailing lists—"Just a Reminder" and others

1970

9/16

1970 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey

circa 1970

9/17

1970 Reelection campaign: public opinion survey by David Ditman and Associates

1970 October 12-16

9/18

1970 Reelection campaign: questionnaires and answers

1970

 

SERIES 9. 1972 U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1970-1973. 2.5 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess' 1972 campaign for U.S. Senate against Senator Ted Stevens. Included are correspondence between Gene Guess and various public and private individuals; campaign memoranda and plans; and media and advertising records, including correspondence, advertising layouts, biographical information, and media advertising schedules; directories and mailing lists; constituent correspondence; speeches; campaign mailings; and polls. Also included are records relating to the 1970 U.S. Senate campaign of Wendell P. Kay, including contribution records, correspondence, mailing lists, and questionnaires. These records were given to Gene Guess by Wendell P. Kay to assist Guess in his Senate campaign.

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9a: Campaign correspondence; 1972. 0.35 cubic feet.


Box/
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Description

Dates

9/19

Individuals in Alaska

1972

9/20

Individuals outside Alaska

1972

9/21

Invitations

1972

9/22

Memoranda to campaign coordinators

1972  October 11

9/23

Memoranda: canvassing

1972

9/24

Memoranda: general

1971-1972

9/25

Memorandum: projects

1972 September 1

9/26

Memoranda: telephone canvassing format

1972

9/27

Reading file

1972 April-June

9/28

Requests for contributions and volunteers

1972 September

9/29

Volunteer possibilities

1972 February-April

9/30

Volunteers

1972

9/31

Correspondence

1972

9/32

Correspondence

1972

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9b: Campaign reporting and finances; 1972-1973. 0.30 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

9/33

Bills and bank statements

1972-1973

9/34

Campaign contribution reports: Citizen's Committee to Elect Gene Guess

1972-1973

9/35

Campaign contribution reports: Gene Guess

1972-1973

9/36

Closed out accounts

1972

9/37

Contributions: correspondence and letters of thanks

1972 June-September

9/38

Contributions: correspondence and letters of thanks

1972 July-November

10/1

Contributors index card file

1972

10/2

Donation account listing

1972

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9c: Speeches; 1972. 0.01 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

10/3

Speeches

1972

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9d: Campaign Plans, Polls and Publicity; 1970-1972. 0.15 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

10/4

 Gene Guess legislative record and campaign mailings

1972

10/5

 Gene Guess list of legislative bills

circa 1972

10/6

 Miscellaneous campaign notes

1972

10/7

 Polls

1970-1972

10/8

 Poll and precinct analysis

1972 March-August

10/9

 Village campaign plan

1972 April

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9e: Media and Advertising; 1972. 0.25 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

16/1

Advertising layouts

 1972 (oversize)

10/10

Biographical information

 1972

10/11

Correspondence

1972 April-September

10/12

Electronic media file

1972

10/13

Electronic media file: Citizens Who Want Their Next US Senator to be Gene Guess

1972 August

10/14

Letters to the editor

1972 October 10

10/15

Silk screening catalog

1972

10/16

Order catalogs - bumper stickers, buttons, balloons

1972

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9f: Mailing Lists; 1971-1972. 0.35 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

10/17

Directories and mailing lists: Anchorage based organizations

1971-1972

10/18

Directories and mailing lists: Fairbanks based organizations

1971-1972

10/19

Directories and mailing lists: Juneau area based organizations

1971-1972

10/20

Directories and mailing lists: lobbyists

1967-1971

10/21

Directories and mailing lists: professional organizations

1969-1972

10/22

Directories and mailing lists: statewide and U.S. organizations

1971-1972

10/23

Greater Anchorage Incorporated list of organizations

1971-1972

10/24

Mailing list: addresses for parties

circa 1971

10/25

Mailing lists: Friends of Guess, newspapers, precinct officers, general

1971-1972

10/26

Mailing lists: high schools

1971-1972

10/27

Mailing lists: Alaskan Native organizations

1971-1972

10/28

Mailing lists: non-partisan organizations

1971-1972

10/29

Mailing lists: political groups and organizations

1972

10/30

Scrapbook mailing list

1972

10/31

General constituent addresses and mailing lists

1971-1972

10/32

General constituent addresses and mailing lists

1971-1972

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9g: Constituent Correspondence; 1971-1974. 0.55 cubic feet. Arranged alphabetically by city/town.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

10/33

Alakanak

1972 August 5-6

10/34

Aleutian letters

1972 August 16-17

10/35

Chevak

1972 July

10/36

Cordova

1971 January-March

10/37

Craig

1972 August 16

10/38

Emmonak

1972 August-September

10/39

Fairbanks

1972 July-September

10/40

Gambell

1972 August

10/41

Haines

1972 August-September

10/42

Homer

1972 August 18

10/43

Hydaburg

1972 August 16

10/44

Juneau

1972 August-September

10/45

Kake

1972 August 15

10/46

Kenai-Soldotna

1972 August 18

10/47

Ketchikan (Klawok)

1972 July-September

10/48

Kivalina

1972 August 7

10/49

Klawok

1972 August 16

10/50

Kodiak

1972 August-October

10/51

Metlakatla

1972 August 16

11/1

Mountain Village

1972 August 5

11/2

Other villages

1972 July-October

11/3

Nome and Unalakleet

1972 August 14

11/4

Petersburg

1972 August-September

11/5

Point Hope

1972 August 14

11/6

St. Michaels

1972 August 1

11/7

Savoonga

1972 August 4

11/8

Selawik

1972 August 8-9

11/9

Sheldon Point

1972 August 5

11/10

Sitka

1972 July-September

11/11

Skagway

1972 August-September

11/12

Southeast Alaska trip: issues and subjects

1972

11/13

Southeast Alaska trip: trip summary

1972 July 9-12

11/14

Stebbins

1972 August 14

11/15

Thorne Bay

1972 August 16

11/16

Valdez

1972 February

11/17

Wainwright

1972 August 22

11/18

Wrangell

1972 July-September

11/19

Washington D.C. and New York

1972-1974

 

Series 9. 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 9h: Wendell P. Kay campaign for U.S. Senate, 1968-1970. 0.55 cubic feet.


Box/
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Description

Dates

11/20

Campaign organization list

circa 1970

11/21

Contributions to Kay: individuals, in-state

1970 July-November

11/22

Contributions to Kay: individuals, out-of-state

1970 October

11/23

Contributions to Kay: organizations, Council for a Livable World

1970 July-October

11/24

Contributions to Kay—organizations, general

1970 September-October

11/25

Correspondence – Alaska

1970 June-October

11/26

Out-of-state correspondence

1970 June-October

11/27

Invitations

1970 June-September

11/28

Correspondence: general

1970 June-September

11/29

Correspondence: requests

1970 June-October

11/30

Mailing lists

1970

11/31

Mailing lists

1970 October

11/32

Mailing lists

1970 July, October

11/33

Mailing lists

1970

11/34

Mailing lists: fundraising

1970

11/35

Mailing lists: Pollock supporters

1968, 1970

11/36

Press releases and speeches

1970 June-September

11/37

Questionnaires

1970 July-August

11/38

Questions from television shows

circa 1970

11/38

Stevens research material

1969-1970

11/40

Volunteers

1970 September-October

11/41

Women's coffees

circa 1970

 

SERIES 10. 1974 U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN RECORDS; 1973-1974. 2.0 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to Gene Guess' 1974 campaign for U.S. Senate against Senator Mike Gravel. Included are correspondence, such as canvassing memoranda, letters to area and campaign coordinators, invitations, and tape transcripts; financial records including bills and campaign contribution reports; media files including advertising authorizations, correspondence, notes, and radio and television advertising costs and schedules; campaign advertisements and mailings including brochure and newsletter information, sign idea and locations, and campaign mailings sent to various groups; polls, endorsement and petitions; mailing lists and directories; and constituent correspondence.

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10a: Correspondence; 1974. 0.25 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

11/42

Canvassing memo

1974 May 1

11/43

Canvassing format

circa 1974

11/44

Canvassing, Gene Guess letter to canvassers

1974 July 12

11/45

Contributions memo by David Bundy

1974 June 7

11/46

Area coordinators

1974 June 12

11/47

Campaign coordinators

1974 July 2

11/48

Invitations and answers

1974 May-August

11/49

Letters to the editor

circa 1974

11/50

Letter from Gravel

1974 July 24

11/51

Letters from students requesting information and buttons

1974 May, July

11/52

Tape transcripts

1974 June-July

11/53

Thank yous

1974 August

11/54

General correspondence

1974 May-August

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10b: Financial records and expenditures; 1972-1974. 0.02 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

11/55

Bills and receipts

1972-1974

11/56

Campaign contribution report: Citizens Who Want Their Next Senator to be Gene Guess

1973-1974

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10c: Media Files; 1974. 0.30 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

11/57

Authorizations for radio and television advertising

1974 June 27

11/58

Correspondence

1974 May-June

11/59

Notes

1974

11/60

Newspapers

1974 May-July

11/61

Newspaper copy

1974 July

12/1-2

Radio and television advertising

1974 May-August

12/3

Television ad schedules

1974 July-August

12/4

White, Evan— Location Video Services, Inc.

1974 January- May

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10d: Campaign Advertisements and Mailings; 1974. 0.25 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

12/5

Brochure and newsletter information

1974 August

12/6

Copy for offsetting

circa 1974

12/7

Campaign materials sent out

1974 July-August

12/8

Notes and drafts

1974 June-August

12/9

Pro-Guess quotes

1974

12/10

Sign idea drawings

1974

12/11

Sign permission letter

1974 May 31

12/12

Sign locations

1974 August

12/13

Petroleum Club ad

1974 July

12/14

Letter to teachers

circa 1974

12/15

Gene Guess biography

1974 June

12/16

Wohlforth letter

1974 June 3

12/17

Wohlforth letter mailing list

circa 1974

12/18

Yess-Line

1974 June-July 15

12/19

Yess-line mailing list

circa 1974

12/20

Fairbanks letter

1974 June 24

12/21

Letter to village health aides

1974 July 9

12/22

Letter to mental health workers

1974 July 12

12/23

Letter to 1972 campaign workers

1974 August 2

12/24

Letter to city leaders

1974 August 14

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10e: Polls, Endorsements, and Petitions; 1974. 0.20 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

12/25

Unidentified poll

circa 1974

12/26

Miscellaneous polls and endorsements

1974 January-May

12/27

Spenard poll

circa 1974

12/28

Petitions—Civil Aeronautics Board

1974

12/29

Other petitions

1974 March-April

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10f. Mailing Lists and Directories; 1974. 0.20 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

12/30

Alaska Natives

1974

12/31

Anchorage

1974

12/32

Democratic candidates

1974

12/33

Fairbanks

1974

12/34

Statewide

1974

12/35

Teachers

1974

12/36

Zip codes

circa 1974

 

Series 10. Campaign for the U.S. Senate records. Subseries 10g: Constituent Correspondence; 1974. 0.50 cubic feet.

Box/Folder

Description

Dates

12/37

Anchorage

1974 June-August

12/38

Barrow

1974 July 15-16

12/39

Bethel and area

1974 August

12/40

Bristol Bay

1974 March-July

12/41

Cooper Landing

1974 July 16

12/42

Cordova

1974 June-August

12/43

Craig

1974 June 17

12/44

Dillingham

1974 July

12/45

Emmonak

1974 April-August

12/46

Fairbanks

1974 February-August

12/47

Gambell

1974 June 4

12/48

Glennallen

1974 July 16

12/49

Haines

1974 July-August

12/50

Homer

1974 July-August

12/51

Hoonah

1974 July

12/52

Juneau

1974 June-August

12/53

Kenai and Kenai Peninsula

1974 July-August

12/54

Ketchikan

1974 March-August

12/55

Kodiak

1974 June-July

12/56

Klawok

1974 July-August

12/57

Kotzebue

1974 May-July

13/1

Kwethluk

1974 July-August

13/2

Metlakatla

1974 July 17

13/3

Moose Pass

1974 July 7

13/4

Nenana

1974 July 12

13/5

Ninilchik

1974 June- August

13/6

Nome

1974 May-August

13/7

Noorvik

1974 May, August

13/8

Ouzinkie

1974 July 11

13/9

Palmer

1974 June-August

13/10

Perryville

1974 July-August

13/11

Petersburg

1974 July-August

13/12

Pt. Hope (empty file)

 

13/13

Rural areas

1974 July-August

13/14

St. Michaels

circa 1974

13/15

Sand Point

1974 July

13/16

Savoonga (empty file)

 

13/17

Selawick (empty file)

 

13/18

Seldovia

1974 July-August

13/19

Seward and Moose Pass

1974 June-August

13/20

Sitka

1974 June-August

13/21

Skagway

1974 June-August

13/22

Soldotna

1974 July-August

13/23

Tenakee

1974 July 16

13/24

Unalaska

1974 July 16

13/25

Valdez

1974 April-August

13/26

Wainwright

1974 July 21

13/27

Wasilla

1974 May-July

13/28

Whitter

1974 July 16

13/29

Willow

1974 June-July

13/30

Wrangell

1974

13/31

Washington state

1974

 

Series 10. 1974 U.S. Senate Campaign records. Subseries 10h: Clippings; 1971-1974. 0.25 cubic feet.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

13/32

"Campaign `74" column, Anchorage Daily News

1974 June-August

13/33

Candidates Governor

1974 June-August

13/34

Candidate Dick Greuel

1974 June-August

13/35

Candidate John Havelock

1974 March-July

13/36

Candidate Willie Hensley

1974 June

13/37

Candidate Don Hobbs

1974 July-August

13/38

Candidate C. R. Lewis

1974 May-August

13/39

Candidate Lieutenant Governor

1974 April, July-August

13/40

Candidate Terry Miller

1974 June-August

13/41

Candidates:1976 presidential race

1974

13/42

Candidates state races

1974 June-August

13/43

Candidate Ted Stevens

1974 March-August

13/44

Candidate  Don Young

1974 May-August

13/45

Issues

1973-1974

13/46

General clippings

1971, 1974

13/47

General clippings

1974

13/48

Political groups

1974 March-August

 

SERIES 11. U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN SUBJECT FILES; 1960-1974. 2.0 cubic feet.
This series consists of records relating to various state and national issues, and individuals, relating to the 1972 and 1974 U.S. Senate campaigns of Gene Guess. Subjects include: Nick Begich, civil liberties, the Democratic Party in Alaska, energy, fisheries, Mike Gravel, corruption in government, foreign policy, land use and withdrawal, oil and gas, revenue sharing, and Ted Stevens. Types of records include correspondence, notes, newsletters, publications, and clippings. Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Box/
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Description

Dates

13/49

List of Files

1972

13/50

Alaska News Review, Vol. XIII, No. 12

1974 June 16

13/51

Alaska scholarship loan

1974

13/52

Alaskan oil

1973

13/53

Begich, Nick

1971-1972

13/54

Capitol move

1974

13/55

Chamber of Commerce

1973-1974

13/56

Civil liberties

1972 September

13/57

Communications

undated

13/58

Congressional legislation, general

1973-1974

13/59

Consumer protection

1972

13/60

Corruption in government

1972

13/61

Crime and drugs

1972, 1974

13/62

Democratic Party in Alaska: organization/delegates

1974

13/63

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

1970-1972, 1974

13/64

Democratic Study Group

1974

13/65

Education

1972-1974

13/66

Election day poll watching (empty file)

 

13/67

Election regulations (state)

1974

13/68

Energy

1974

14/1

Environment

1969-1974

14/2

Environmentalists

1972

14/3

ETV (Educational Television) project

1971

14/4

Fisheries

1972

14/5

Fisheries

1974

14/6

Foreign policy

undated

14/7

Franking information

1974

14/8

Open, closed congressional committee meetings

1973

14/9

Gravel, Mike: campaign expenditures

1974

14/10

Gravel, Mike: "Chameleon" article, Juneau Empire

1974 June 3

14/11

Gravel, Mike: clipping file, Gravel newsletters and issues

1974

14/12

Gravel, Mike: energy bill

1973-1974

14/13

Gravel, Mike: newsletter

1974 February-June

14/14

Gravel, Mike: New Times article

1974 June 14

14/15

Gravel, Mike: political opinions about

1974

14/16

Gravel, Mike: special Congressional bills

1971-1974

14/17

Gravel, Mike: voting attendance record

1970-1972

14/18

Health

1971-1972

14/19

Housing

1972

14/20

Hunting

1974

14/21

Labor

1971-1972

14/22

Land use and withdrawal

1973-1974

14/23

McGovern for President

1971-1972

14/24

Merdes, Ed

1971

14/25

Muskie, Ed

1972

14/26

Nixon economic policy and labor

1972

14/27

Official election returns

1960-1974

14/28

Oil and gas legislation

1973

14/29

Oil and gas price control

1974

14/30

Oil and gas taxes and revenues

1973

14/31

Older Americans

1972

14/32

Outer continental shelf development

undated

14/33

Questionnaires

1972

14/34

Questionnaires

1974

14/35

Reading file: special topics: oil industry, oil and gas energy tax act of 1974, military budget, FY85 budget

1974

14/36

Reapportionment

1974

14/37

Research: Alaskan issues: Bush

1971-1973

14/38

Research: Alaskan issues: Central

1971-1972

14/39

Research: Alaskan issues: Southcentral

1972

14/40

Research: Alaskan issues - Southeast

1972

14/41

Research: Alaskan issues - statewide

1972

14/42

Research: labor

undated

14/43

Research, national issues

1972

14/44

Revenue sharing

undated

14/45

State legislation

1973

15/1

Stevens, Ted

1972

15/2

Stevens, Ted: voting record

1970-1972

15/3

Tax reform

1969, 1972

15/4

Tax reform: Democratic Study Group special report

1974 March 28

15/5

Title IV-A

1969, 1972

15/6

Trans-Alaska Pipeline

1974

15/7

Transportation

1971-1973

15/8

Vietnam War

1972

15/9

Voting records: Gravel/Stevens/Young

1974

15/10

Wage-price freeze

1971-1972

15/11

War powers

1973

15/12

Women's rights

1974