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Guide to the School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory administrative records
1974-1979

Collection number: UAA-0035.
Creating office: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory.
Series title: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory administrative records.
Dates: 1974-1979.
Volume of series: 0.4 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Series summary: Records of the urban policy research program.

Administrative history:
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.

Agency functions:
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: This series consists of the administrative records of the program, including plans, final reports, board minutes, and press files.

Arrangement: Arranged by type of record.

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.

Related materials:
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 reports; 1975-1980, UAA-0090.
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.

Container list:

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Preliminary information

1974

1/2

Prime contract

1974

1/3

Work plan

1975-1976

1/4

Third-year plan

1977

1/5

Communication with the Municipality

1977

1/6

Final report

1977

1/7

Program

1978

1/8

Final report

1979

1/9

Policy board minutes

1975-1977

1/10

Project researchers meeting records

1975

1/11

Press coverage records

1974-1979