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Guide to the Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records
1970-1975

Collection number: HMC-0438.
Creator: Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission.
Title: Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records.
Dates: 1970-1975 (bulk 1975).
Volume of collection: 4.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: English.
Collection summary: Administrative files and meeting minutes.

Organizational history:
The Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission was formed in 1975 to write a charter providing for the unification of the governments of the City of Anchorage and the Greater Anchorage Area Borough into the Municipality of Anchorage. The commission consisted of eleven elected members. A previous charter commission worked between 1969 and 1971, but the charter was defeated by the voters in 1970 and 1971 before being passed in 1975.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the operating records of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission. The collection includes meeting minutes and notes; tapes of public meetings and hearings; operations files including drafts, budgets, memoranda, and surveys; legal files; publications; and clippings. There are also the meeting agendas, minutes and reports that belonged to commission member Dick Fischer.

Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into the following series:
SERIES 1. Meeting minutes and notes
SERIES 2. Meeting recordings
SERIES 3. Operational files
SERIES 4. Legal files
SERIES 5. Dick Fischer’s files

Alternative formats: The meeting minutes and notes are recorded onto cassette tapes.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. Some documents within the collection have been digitized. See the container list for details. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Greater Anchorage Area Borough (Alaska). Charter Commission records, Anchorage Law Library, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Anchorage Area Charter Commission records; 1969-1971. HMC-0047.

Acquisition note: The collection was placed on deposit at the archives by the Anchorage Law Library in 1981. Additional materials were added in 1983 and 1984.

Processing information: This collection was originally arranged and described by Dennis Walle in 1996. The guide to this collection was revised and updated to current standards by Veronica Denison in 2013.

Container list:

SERIES 1. MINUTES AND NOTES; 1975. 0.25 cubic feet.
Arranged chronologically. These materials are available digitally.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/1

Minutes and notes

1975 February 20, 27

1/2

Minutes and notes, public hearings

1975 March 19, 20, 26-28

1/3

Minutes and notes

1975 March 6-8, 13

1/4

Minutes and notes

1975 April 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30

1/5

Minutes and notes

1975 May 3, 7, 8, 12, 15, 22

1/6

Notes, first draft

1975 May 3, 7

1/7

Minutes and notes, public hearings

1975 May 27-29

1/8

Minutes and Notes

1975 June 3-5, 12, 18, 26

1/9

Notes, production committee

1975 June 25, 26

1/10

Minutes and notes

1975 July 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18

1/11

Minutes and notes, the final crunch

1975 July 19, 20, 24, 31

1/12

The charter

1975 July 17

1/13

Minutes and notes, commission commentary

1975 August 7, 20, 28

1/14

Minutes and notes

1975 September 18, 24

1/15

Minutes and notes, Evy's notes on minutes

1975 March 26 - September 19

SERIES 2. MEETING RECORDINGS; 1975. 2 cubic feet (243 cassette tapes.)
Some duplicates are missing or damaged. Recordings from July 17 and July 19, 1975 are available digitally.


Box

Description

Dates

3

Meeting recordings

1975 February 20-May 15

4

Meeting recordings

1975 May 22-July 18

5-6

Duplicate recordings

1975 February-July

SERIES 3. OPERATIONAL FILES; 1975. 1.5 cubic feet
Records pertaining to the administration of the Charter Commission, including budget information, correspondence, and charter drafts.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

1/16

Resolution calling for a charter election

1975

1/17

Charter commission agendas

1975

1/18

Schedules for charter commission

1975

1/19

Minutes (complete set)

1975

1/20

First draft print-out

1975

1/21

Public hearing notes first series

1975

1/22

Advertising information

1975

1/23

Attorney's information

1975

1/24

Budget and projections

1975

1/25

Correspondence—outgoing

1975

1/26

Correspondence—incoming

1975

1/27

Executive secretary information

1975

1/28

Home rule and laws

1975

1/29

Public information and media releases

1975

1/30

Reapportionment plans

1975

1/31

Rules of procedure

1975

1/32

Charter commission public hearings

1975

1/33

Charter commission comments

1975

1/34

First draft

1975

1/35

Charter production

1975

1/36

Service areas—assessment district

1975

1/37

Education

1975

1/38

Planning

1975

1/39

Municipal borrowing taxation

1975

1/40

Finance

1975

1/41

Legislative    

1975

1/42

Elections

1975

1/43

Community councils

1975

1/44

Executive

1975

1/45

Utilities

1975

2/1

Legislation

1975

2/2

Name

1975

2/3

Charter commission memos

1975

2/4

Memos—Rick Garnett

1975

2/5

Memos—public information

1975

2/6

Commission correspondence

1975

2/7

Unification reports (Report from 1971 in Oversized Box 1)

1971-1975

2/8

Charter commission lawsuits

1975

2/9

Alaska statutes title 29

1975

2/10

Chapter 03-18

1975

2/11

Chapter 23-33

1975

2/12

Chapter 38-48

1975

2/13

Chapter 53-58

1975

2/14

Chapter 63-78

1975

2/15

Index (title 29)

1975

2/16

Charter—article I

1975

2/17

Charter—article II

1975

2/18

Charter—article III

1975

2/19

Charter—article IV

1975

2/20

Charter—article V

1975

2/21

Charter—article VI

1975

2/22

Charter—article VII

1975

2/23

Charter—article VIII

1975

2/24

Charter—article IX

1975

2/25

Charter—article X

1975

2/26

Charter—article XI

1971

2/27

Charter—article XII

1975

2/28

Charter—article XIII

1975

2/29

Charter—article XIV

1975

2/30

Charter—Community councils

1971

2/31

Charter—Ombudsman

1975

2/32

Charter production—notes

1975

2/33

Second and final draft

1975

2/34

Working drafts

1975

2/35

Published charter

1975

2/36

Anchorage charter and brochure

1975

2/37

Resolution for election

1975

2/38

Election results

1975

2/39

Proposed Anchorage charters

1970- 1971

2/40

Opposition advertising

1975

2/41

Dittman and associates survey

1975

2/42

Rowan and sssociations

1975

2/43

Rowan group survey

1975

2/44

Rowan group unification Rreport

1971

2/45

Urban observatory

1975

2/46

Vote analysis

1975


SERIES 4. LEGAL FILES; 1975. 0.05 cubic feet
This series includes legal files pertaining to a court case and summaries of court cases.


Box/Folder

Description

Dates

2/47

Eagle River borough suit

1975

2/48

Summary of Alaska cases

1975

SERIES 5. DICK FISHER’S FILES; 1975.  0.20 cubic feet
Charter commission minutes and reports with Fischer’s annotations.


Box/Folder

Description

2/49

1975 March

2/50

1975 April

2/51

1975 May

2/52

1975 June