Skip navigation

Historical Manuscripts Collection List »

Guide to the Dave Rose papers
1960-2006

Collection number: HMC-0977.
Creator: Rose, Dave (David A.), 1937-2006.
Title: Dave Rose papers.
Dates: 1960-2006. 
Volume of collection: 63.25 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Russian, and Azerbaijani.
Collection summary: Papers of an Anchorage assemblyman and first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Biographical note:
Dave Rose was born in Queens, New York in 1937 and came to Alaska with the U.S. Army in 1960, where he worked as a comptroller.  He received an M.A. in Business from Syracuse University in 1968.  Returning to Anchorage, Rose was appointed to the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Commission in the late 1960s.  He was later elected to Anchorage City Council in 1970 and in 1975 became the first chairman of the Anchorage Assembly after the Anchorage City Council and the Anchorage Borough Assembly merged to form a unified government.  In these positions, Rose became widely known for his advocacy for improved city sewer systems and of an equal rights bill against discrimination based on sexual preference, an issue that contributed to his defeat when he ran for mayor of Anchorage in 1978 against incumbent George M. Sullivan.  He later ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1982.  After leaving the assembly in 1975, Rose became the first executive director of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank and, in 1978, also became executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development Authority (later the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority).  In 1982, Rose co-founded the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. (AFPC), the state agency that invests the Alaska Permanent Fund, the state’s oil revenue saving account, and became its first executive director, a position he held until 1992.  Afterwards, he and his wife, Fran, founded the Alaska Permanent Capital Management Co., and Rose was involved with helping to set up permanent funds in both Azerbaijan and Iraq.  A close friend of Governor Tony Knowles, Rose served as chief of the governor’s transition team in 1994, and the Roses and the Knowles co-owned Downtown Deli in Anchorage.   In his later years, he was also the author, with Charles Wohlforth, of a memoir, Saving for the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund, published in 2008.  Dave Rose died in 2006.

Collection description:
This collection contains papers collected and created by Dave Rose from 1960-2006 that mostly document his work for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, and the Alaska Permanent Capital Management Co., including reports, legislation, correspondence, meeting packets, financial documents, and newspaper clippings, among other materials.  The collection also contains papers documenting Rose’s career as a U.S. Army comptroller, his service as chairman of the Anchorage Assembly, his various election campaigns for Anchorage mayor and other positions, and his involvement with the Iraqi Permanent Fund and State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan.  There are also a significant number of notes, drafts, transcripts, interviews, and reference materials used by Rose and Charles Wohlforth to write Rose’s memoir, Saving for the Future

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in the order in which it was given to the Archives.

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

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections holds the copyright to this collection.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Rose, Dave.  Saving for the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund.  Kenmore, Wash.: Epicenter Press, 2008.

Separated materials: 4 cubic feet of books were removed to the Rare Books collection in December 2010, including 13 volumes of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. meeting minutes from 1983-1986 and 1988-1992, 10 volumes of Alaska Municipal Bond Bank transcripts of proceedings from 1976-1980, and 1 volume of City and Borough of Sitka municipal utilities revenue bonds from 1979.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by Fran Rose in 2007 and 2010.

Processing information: This collection was described by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.

Container list:

Box

Description

Dates

1

Alaska Permanent Fund “Learning is Permanent” lesson plans and materials

circa 1990-1992

2

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets

1988

3

Alaska Permanent Fund news clippings and miscellaneous papers

1988

4

Magadan map, Russian seminar briefing papers, and papers regarding the Alaska National Guard Board of Inquiry and transitions of Alaska governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles

circa 1986-2002

5

Papers relating to the “rebirth” of the Alaska Industrial Development Authority

undated

6

Mayoral election materials and papers related to the “You and Your Sewer” program

circa 1978

7

Papers relating to Russian seminars, Pig project, and the Alaska Public Radio Network Foundation

undated

8

Alaska Permanent Fund news clippings

1990

9

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets and notes

1990

10

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets and notes

1986

11

Alaska Permanent Fund “Learning is Permanent” flip cards, legislative citations honoring Dave Rose, and papers relating to Strengthening Management Analyses and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)

circa 1990-1992

12

Russian Far East lectures and seminars papers

undated

13

Day calendars (various years) and papers on the Alaska economic recovery, including the Anchorage Plan, Bridge Bank plan, housing and trailer papers, Hallwood papers, and CD program

undated

14

Bank failure plans and papers relating to 1987 stock operations, bank CD programs, and early real estate

circa 1987

15

Alaska Permanent Fund papers

1988

16

Alaska Municipal Bond Bank transcripts: 1981 Series A C, 1982 Series A, B, and C

1981-1982

17

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets

1991

18

Alaska Permanent Fund news clippings, meeting packets, and memos

1985

19

Alaska Permanent Fund post-retirement papers

1992-1995

20

Legislative speeches and papers, mostly regarding Alaska Permanent Fund

undated

21

Financing papers regarding Bradley Lake, AHFC housing, Alaska Municipal Bond Bank, and papers relating to the Alaska Permanent Fund, Alaska Industrial Development

1976-1991

22

Sakhalin materials, including papers on State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. board of trustees, and Oiled Regions of Alaska Foundation

circa 2001-2004

23

Alaska Permanent Fund papers, miscellaneous papers, reference material, and daily calendars (various years)

1986-1991

24

Personal papers, including speeches, correspondence, and conference papers, and Alaska Permanent Fund news clippings, memos, correspondence, and financial documents, including papers regarding Bridge Bank and the Housing Assistance Division

1973-1988

25

Early personal papers, including material relating to the Lions Club, the military, and parks and recreation

1960-1969

26

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets and notes

1987

27

Appointment books and Alaska Municipal Bond Bank fact book

1975-1997

28

Resumes of protégés, newspaper articles, legislation, meeting packets, and papers regarding Alaska National Guard Board of Inquiry, Alaska Permanent Capital Management Corp. including APFC-APCMC contract working papers, and other topics

1992-1997

29

Unification-AML studies and documents

1974-1980

30

Newspaper clippings

1984-1997

31

Lieutenant governor election campaign papers, “You & Your Sewer” petitions, papers relating to Senate bill 180, and photograph of Jay S. Hammond

1982

32

Alaska Permanent Fund Washington investment board papers, newspaper clippings, and correspondence

1991-1992

33

Anchorage City and Borough papers, election polls, and annual report

circa 1970-1979

34

Alaska Permanent Fund files, meeting material, and memos and papers relating to the Anchorage equal rights debate including newspaper clippings

1976-1983

35

Knowles transition team papers, Alaska National Guard Board of Inquiry papers, Lew Williams letter, book by David Asman and related correspondence, and Cremo Plan papers

circa 1994-1995

36

Personal papers including pay slips, photographs of Dave Rose and Mitch, Beth Sholom papers and building plans, tax documents, letters, Ft. Ben Harrison photos and diplomas, and other papers regarding 1988 accident settlement, the Lion’s Club, equal rights amendment
Anchorage Borough Assembly correspondence, speeches, and papers

circa 1974-1988

37

Alaska Public radio Network papers, speeches, and Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees papers, including meeting packets, asset allocation studies, investment strategy booklets, and reports

1995-1998

38

Alaska Permanent Fund meeting packets, draft bank program, industry letters, white papers, and newspaper clippings

1980-1983

39

Newspaper clippings

1960-1979

40

Alaska Industrial Development Authority formative documents, plans, programs, legal drafts, rating agency briefings, meeting tapes, and meeting packets

undated

41

Papers relating to election campaigns study committee on sewers

circa 1970-1979

42

Republican primary election position papers, mailings, and speeches

1982

43

Alaska Permanent Fund financial reports

circa 1980-1989

44

Alaska Permanent Fund board resolutions and annual reports

circa 1980-1989

45

Alaska Permanent Fund annual reports, citizen guides, Alaska Municipal Bond Bank reports and official statements, discussions, and trustee papers

undated

46

Alaska Permanent Fund newspaper clippings, meeting packets, investment run, transition papers, and real estate holdings

1991-1992

47

Leg audit of Alaska Industrial Development Authority
Hedging and papers regarding Susitna Dam, Base Closure Task Force, and Tony Knowles transition

1981-1994

48

Alaska Permanent Fund news clippings, meeting packets, and memoranda

1989

49

Media news clippings

1989

50

Alaska Permanent Fund newspaper clippings, meeting packets, and memoranda

1984

51

Papers relating to Alaska Permanent Fund, Alaska Industrial Development Authority, Long-Range Fiscal Planning Commission papers, Rose Plan, Cremo Plan, the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Afognak and Doyon, and mental health

circa 1981-1999

52

Papers relating to Dave Rose’s work as a military comptroller and to Syracuse University

circa 1966-1975

53

Papers relating to the Anchorage Organizing Committee for the 1994 Olympics, Mountain Alaska Energy, Anchorage telephone, PERS and TRS, international investing, state credit rating services, and other topics

circa 1989-1994

54

Papers relating to Dave Rose’s service on the Anchorage Assembly (including taxation policies, correspondence, and farewell speech), retirement funds, treasury investment policies, Alaska Industrial Development Authority, NPRA, hydroelectric power on the Susitna River, and various legal and legislative documents

circa 1973-1990

55

Papers relating to the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, A-J Mine, Dinkum Sands, the Susitna Project, LB&A, and various financial, economic, and investment topics

circa 1979-1988

56

Miscellaneous and Alaska Municipal Bond Bank papers

undated

57

Iraqi Permanent Fund papers

undated

58

Alaska Permanent Fund fiscal gap papers

1996

59

Corporate files (Alaska Permanent Capital Management Co.?)

1998

60

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, election campaign materials (including position papers, speeches, polls, and reports), parks and recreation reference materials, A-J Mine papers, Alaska Permanent Fund papers, and drafts and notes for memoir

circa 1992-2006

61

Alaska Permanent Fund papers and notes, drafts, and transcripts of memoir

1983-2006

62

Election campaign buttons and audio-cassette recordings of interviews with Dave Rose for his memoir

circa 1970-2003

63

Notes and reference materials for memoir

circa 1996-2006

Oversize folder 1

Posters for Sealaska Corporation and Goldbelt

1982, undated