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Guide to the Charles Konigsberg papers
circa 1947-1995

Collection number: HMC-0794.
Creator: Konigsberg, Charles.
Title: Charles Konigsberg papers.
Dates: circa 1947-1995.
Volume of collection: 23 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an Alaska Methodist University professor and founder of the Alaska Center for the Environment.

Biographical note:
Charles Konigsberg received a PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University in 1966.  He moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1968, where he taught political science at Alaska Methodist University (now Alaska Pacific University).  He later worked as a research analyst for the Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC).
Konigsberg was an advocate for environmental issues in Alaska, especially the D-2 clause of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and founded the Alaska Center for the Environment in 1971.  In 1978, he also ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Alaska.

Collection description:
This collection contains papers dating from circa 1947-1988 that relate to Charles Konigsberg’s education, his classes and university involvement at Alaska Methodist University and other colleges, his 1978 campaign for lieutenant governor of Alaska, and his work for the Alaska Center for the Environment and the Arctic Envrionmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC), as well as related papers regarding environmental issues in Alaska.  There are also some records of the Anchorage Organizing Committee, the group that organized Anchorage’s bids for the 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics.

Arrangement: Arranged in the order in which they were received by the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives owns copyright to this collection.

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

Related materials: For other collections at Archives & Special Collections that relate to environmental issues in Alaska, see the Research Guide to Geography and Environmental Studies Collections.  For more archival material relating to the Anchorage Organizing Committee, see the Guide to the Anchorage Organizing Committee Olympics records.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by Charles Konigsberg in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Megan K. Friedel in 2012.

Container list:





“Edward Carrington, 1748-1810: ‘Child of the Revolution’ (A Study of the Public Man in Young America),” Princeton University PhD thesis and supporting materials



School notebooks and exam; Citizens Center papers on the Greater Anchorage Area Borough comprehensive plan; and papers regarding 1978 campaign for lieutenant governor



Environmental papers

circa 1968-1988


Alaska Center for the Environment and Alaska Methodist University papers

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: Political Ecology I and II; Politics of Good Government

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: Comparative Foreign Governments; Modern Political Thought

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: Development of Political Thought; Defense Policy

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: Developing Areas (U.S. Air Force Academy)

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: American Political Thought; Politics of Local Growth; Ecology Popilation

circa 1968-1988


Class materials: Contemporary Thought

circa 1968-1988


Term papers

circa 1968-1988


Other class materials

circa 1968-1988


Alaska Methodist University papers

circa 1968-1988


Anchorage Organizing Committee records



Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center papers

circa 1968-1988