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Guide to the School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory correspondence files
1975-1979

Collection number: UAA-0088.
Creating office: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory.
Series title: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory correspondence files.
Dates: 1975-1979.
Volume of series: 1.0 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 incoming and outgoing correspondence and memos.

Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged roughly alphabetically by correspondent, followed by reading files.

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 administrative records; 1975-1979, UAA-0035.

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

Correspondent or description

Dates

1/1

Accounting office

1975-1979

1/2

Administrative Services

1977-1979

1/3

Chancellor’s Office

1975-1979

1/4

Congressional delegation

1975-1979

1/5-7

General

1975-1979

1/8

Greater anchorage Area Borough

1975

1/9

Interdepartmental

1978-1979

1/10

Memos

1979

1/11-12

Municipality of Anchorage

1974-1979

1/13-14

National League of Cities

1974-1977

1/15

Observatory Policy Board

1975-1979

1/16

Personnel Office

1975-1979

1/17

Reading files

1975-1978