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Guide to the Joe Josephson papers
circa 1983-1988

Collection number: HMC-0409.
Creator: Josephson, Joe (Joseph Paul).
Title: Joe Josephson papers.
Dates: circa 1983-1988.
Volume of collection: 47.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: The Alaskan senatorial papers of an attorney and legislator.

Biographical note:
Joseph Paul Josephson, an Anchorage attorney, served in the Alaska State Legislature in the Senate from 1983 to 1988.

Collection description:
The collection includes Mr. Josephson’s legislative files from approximately 1983 to 1988. It includes subject files, issues files, correspondence, and bill files. Topics include agriculture, insurance, labor matters, the Permanent Fund Dividend, health, education, social services, and many other subjects under legislative consideration. Types of records include correspondence, bill files, speeches, reports, and audiotapes.

Arrangement: The collection is sorted primarily by record type or subject. The files are generally arranged in alphabetical order within those groupings. The content of many of the groupings overlap. For example, the legislative subject files contain bill files and correspondence as well.

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

Rights note: Copyright to some materials in the collection may not be held by the Archives.

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

Folder list: An extensive handwritten folder list is available through the Archives.

Custodial history: The papers were originally held by the Anchorage Public Library and transferred to Archives and Special Collections in 1993.

Acquisition note: A deed of gift was signed by Mr. Josephson in 1993.

Processing information:This preliminary description to the collection was written by Arlene Schmuland in 2011. Publications, grey literature, confidential personnel records and copies of court proceedings were removed in 2015. Many of the publications were moved to the Alaskana collection of the Consortium Library.

Container list:

Boxes

Description

1-15

Legislative subject files

16-18

Issues files

19-24

Health, education, and social services (HESS) in-depth files

25

HESS conference files

26

Education in-depth files

27-28

HESS general issues files

29-32

Reading files

33

Correspondence

34

References and recommendations
Interims and moves records
Political news stories
Odds and ends
Citations

34-35

Speeches and press releases

35

Major travels records
NCSL meeting records
National State Legislators conference records
D.C. conference records
Interim JPJ schedule

36-39

Budget records

40-44

Legislative bill files

45

Governor’s Interim Committee on Children and Youth records

46-47

Impeachment records

48

Audiotapes