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Guide to the School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory project files
1975-1982

Collection number: UAA-0089.
Creating office: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory.
Series title: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory project files.
Dates: 1975-1982.
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 project files created while developing the reports produced by the Observatory.

Arrangement: Records are organized into files for individual projects, which are roughly in chronological order.

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 correspondence files; 1975-1979, UAA-0088.
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

Dates

1/1

Growth policy council survey

1975

1/2

Neighborhood preservation program

1976

1/3

Kenai Native Association project

1975-1976

1/4

Information data study

1975-1976

1/5

Adult basic education research project

1976

1/6

Revenue distribution study

1976

1/7

Economic environmental analysis

1976

1/8

Government manpower study

circa 1976

1/9

Transportation study

1975-1976

1/10

Unification study

1976

1/11

Pilot program performance project

1976

1/12

Database study of municipal department information needs

1976

1/13

Anchorage population assessment

undated

1/14

Housing study

1975-1977

1/15

Kenai peninsula study

1976

1/16

Municipal management problems

1977-1978

1/17

Civic and bond study

1978

1/18

Health needs assessment study

1978-1980

1/19

Earthquake project

1982