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Guide to the School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory reports
1975-1980

Collection number: UAA-0090.
Creating office: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory.
Series title: UAA. School of Business and Public Administration. Anchorage Urban Observatory reports.
Dates: 1975-1980.
Volume of series: 1.4 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: Reports and study data produced the Observatory on revenue, housing, mass transit, education, civic participation, and health.

Arrangement: The reports are split into two runs: the main bulk of the reports and the health needs assessment study reports. Both sections are generally in chronological order by date of publication.

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 project files; 1975-1982, UAA-0089.
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

Kenai Native Association (Wildwood report)

1975

1/2

Information data study

1975-1976

1/3

Revenue distribution study

1976

1/4

Housing study

1976

1/5

Organization and location of management and budget function in the municipality of Anchorage

1976

1/6

Handbook for city and borough managers

1976

1/7

Mass transit in Anchorage

1977

1/8

Unification study

1977

1/9

Office of Management and Budget in the Anchorage municipality

1977

1/10

Overview of the program budgeting approach

1977

1/11

Some comments on the new operating budget, manuals and proposals for further innovation

 

1/12

Introduction of program budgeting in the Dept. of Health and Environmental Protection

undated

1/13

Critical review and recommendations of some aspects of the 1978 program budgeting cycle

1977

1/14

Public support for local government bonding in Anchorage

1977

1/15

Opinions of the Anchorage citizen on local public policy issues

1977

1/16

Anchorage Urban Observatory--final report

1977

1/17

Long range plan for community education

1978

1/18

Appendix: community schools assessment needs

1978

1/19

Population profile update

1978

1/20

Fairbanks general public survey

1978

1/21

Citizen participation in Anchorage: boards and commissions

1979

1/22

Citizen participation in Anchorage: community councils

1979

1/23

Civic Center bonding study

1979

1/24

Budget priorities of the Anchorage citizen

1979

1/25

Community Councils--final report

1980

1/26

Anchorage Natives

1980

2/1

Use of health services by Anchorage residents

1979

2/2

Chiropractors survey

1979

2/3

Frequency distribution: doctors survey

1979

2/4

Dog population of Anchorage

1979

2/5

Frequency distribution: dentists survey

1979

2/6

Frequency distribution: institutional physicians

1979

2/7

Health and social services referrals

1979

2/8

Attitudes and behaviors towards public health services

1979

2/9

Alcohol and drug abuse in Anchorage

1979

2/10

Coverage of health care costs

1980

2/11

Referral paper

1980

2/12

Life change/health paper

1980