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JAMES PATRICK DOOGAN (b. 1914). Correspondence, Records, Printed Material; 1948-1975. 7.5 cu. ft.

James Doogan was born in Douglas, Alaska in 1914. He was educated at Anchorage Community College and the University of Alaska. A Fairbanks businessman, Doogan served on the Fairbanks City Council for six and one half years and was elected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1955. He was an Executive Assistant for the Alaska State Housing Authority in Fairbanks and in Anchorage from 1962 to 1969. In 1964, he and his family moved to Anchorage where he became a public relations representative for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association. In 1971 he was appointed Director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Doogan also was a member of a number of social organizations including the Pioneers of Alaska.

This collection consists primarily of papers relative to James Doogan's activities at the Alaska Constitutional Convention. Included among these materials are convention journals, committee proposals , committee records, and a number of books and pamphlets relative to the work of the convention. The most important of these convention papers are those that reflect his work on the committees on local government and the bill of rights. The collection also contains materials relative to the efforts to enact borough government legislation in Alaska in 1960, and to unify the city and borough of Anchorage in 1971 and 1975. The collection mainly provides insight into one person's activities and contributions to the formation of Alaska's constitution.

The collection was presented to the University of Alaska Anchorage by Mr. Doogan. It was transferred to the Archives and Manuscripts Department in 1979. Additional materials were acquired from Mr. Doogan in 1988.

HMC-101

Box and Folder List:

BOX 1

PART I. CORRESPONDENCE.

Series 1. Letters and Memos Received, 1955-56, 1959-61, 1966.
The early correspondence in the series relates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention (1955-56). Most of these letters and memos concern positions on issues before that body or activities of the convention. The correspondence for 1959-61 relates generally to the efforts to enact legislation establishing a borough government in Alaska, and the correspondence for 1966 and 1969 concerns general questions about the constitution and the writing of a monograph about the convention.
1. Correspondence; n.d.
2. Correspondence; September-October, 1955; 2 items.
3. Correspondence; November, 1955; 3 items.
4. Correspondence; December, 1955; 6 items.
5. Correspondence; January, 1956; 4 items
6. Correspondence; February, 1956; 3 items.
7. Correspondence; March-December, 1956; 5 items.
8. Correspondence; 1959; 3 items.
9. Correspondence; 1960; 5 items.
10. Correspondence; 1961; 1 item
11. Correspondence; 1966, 1969, 2 items.

BOX 2

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

Section A. Administration.

Series 2. Convention Background.
These files contain papers and materials relating to the origin and start of the Alaska Constitutional Convention.
1. U.S. House of Representatives Report No. 675, Providing for the Admission of Alaska into the Union; June 26, 1953.
2. Instructions for Prospective Candidates for Nomination (1955); 1 item.
3. Legislation (Alaska Territorial Legislature, U.S. HR 2535); 1955; 2 items.
4. Remarks of former Governor Ernest Gruening at the opening of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, November 8, 1955; 1 item.
5. Convention Keynote Address: Let Us End American Colonialism, November 9, 1955; 9 items.

Series 3. General Administration.
These records concern the membership and basic operation of the convention. Most of these files are incomplete.
1. Delegates Roster; 4 items.
2. Secretariat Memoranda, 1955-56; 12 items.
3. Calendars and Committee Schedules; 16 items.
4. Press Release; November 28, 1955; 1 item.
5. Public Hearing Reports (Juneau and Fairbanks Committees); December 21-29, 1955; 2 items.
6. Resolutions; 24 items.
7. Stationery; 3 items.

BOX 3

Section B. Operations.

Series 4. Journals.
The journals of the Alaska Constitutional Convention contain the minutes of the daily activities of the meetings. These summaries are the most important records of the convention; for those journals which contain notes or corrections by Mr. Doogan, an additional uncorrected copy may have been preserved.
1. Journals, 1-5; 5 items.
2. Journals, 6-10; 10 items.
3. Journals, 11-15; 8 items.
4. Journals, 16-20; 6 items.
5. Journals, 21-25; 6 items.
6. Journals, 26-30 (missing #29); 6 items.
7. Journals, 31-35; 5 items.
8. Journals, 36-40; 8 items.
9. Journals, 41-45; 7 items.

BOX 4

10. Journals, 46-50; 5 items.
11. Journals, 51-55; 8 items.
12. Journals, 56-60; 6 items.
13. Journals, 61-63; 3 items.
14. Journals, Supplements and Corrections; 4 items.
15. Journals Bound Copy (Hitchcock), 1-28; 1 Vol.

BOX 5

Series 5. Committee Proposals.
The central work of the convention was through committees which discussed various concepts and presented proposals. The committee proposals were then debated and in some cases amended or withdrawn. The folders in this series contain proposals as well as drafts and amendments. When proposals contain handwritten notes and modifications, more than one copy may be preserved.
1. Committee Proposal No. 1 (Committee on Suffrage, Elections and Apportionment); 3 items.
2. Committee Proposal No. 2 (Committee on Judiciary Branch); 4 items.
3. Committee Proposal No. 3 (Committee on Direct Legislation); 8 items.
4. Committee Proposal No. 5 (Committee on Legislation Branch); 2 items.
5. Committee Proposal No. 6 (Committee on Local Government); 11 items.
6. Committee Proposal No. 7 (Committee on Preamble and Bill of Rights); 8 items.
7. Committee Proposal No. 8 (Committee on Resources); 6 items
8. Committee Proposal No. 9 (Committee on Finance and Taxation); 4 items.
9. Committee Proposal No. 10 (Committee on Executive Branch); 6 items.
10. Committee Proposal No. 12 (Committee on Executive Branch); 3 items.
11. Committee Proposal No. 14 (Committee on Suffrage, Elections, and Apportionment); 13 items.
12. Committee Proposal No. 15 (Committee on Style and Drafting); 1 item.
13. Committee Proposal No. 16 (Committee on Ordinances and Transitional Measures); 4 items.
14. Committee Proposal No. 17 (Committee on Ordinances and Transitional Measures); 17 items.
15. Committee Proposals - Miscellaneous (memorandum, note, and report concerning Proposals 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, and 16); 3 items.

BOX 6

16. Committee Proposals No. 1-14 (bound in reverse order); 1 volume.
17. Committee Proposals No. 1-12 (bound in reverse order) with other documents); 1 volume.

Series 6. Delegate Proposals.
1. Delegate Proposals 1-46 (bound volume with a small number of proposals placed in front; Doogan's name is on the cover); 1 volume.
2. Delegate Proposals 1-43, 45, 46 (bound volume with a small number of proposals placed at end of volume); 1 volume.

BOX 7

Series 7. Committee Records.
These files contain various documents emanating from the Convention's committees. The most significant files are those concerning the committees of which Doogan was a member: Local Government and Preamble and Bill of Rights Committees.
1. Committee Membership Lists; 2 items.
2. Committee on Administration; 16 items.
3. Committee on Elections and Apportionment; 3 items.
4. Committee on Finance; 1 item.
5. Committee on Legislative Branch; 1 item.
6. Committee on Local Government, Minutes; 10 items.
7. Committee on Local Government, Proposals; 16 items.
8. Committee oh Local Government, Explanations; 13 items.
9. Committee on Ordinances and Transitory Measures; 1 item.
10. Committee on Preamble and Bill of Rights; 11 items.
11. Committee on Resolutions and Recommendations; 1 item.
12. Committee on Resources; 4 items.
13. Committee on Rules; 4 items.
14. Committee on Style and Drafting; 14 items.

BOX 8

Section C. Conclusion.

Series 8. Convention Conclusion.
hese files contain various papers, documents, and publications relative to the final work of the Alaska Constitutional Convention.
1. Resolution, Completion of Convention Business; n.d. 1 item.
2. Ceremony for the Signing of the Constitution of the State of Alaska; 3 items.
3. "The Proposed Constitution for the State of Alaska. A Report to the People of Alaska... ;" 2 items.
4. The Proposed Constitution for the State of Alaska. A Report to the People of Alaska.... ; 15 items.
5. The Constitution of the State of Alaska; 3 items.
6. Reactions: "Excerpts from Responses Received - Outside Mailing;" 1 item.
7. U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 7120, "A Bill to Amend Certain Laws in Light of the Admission of the State of Alaska into the Union;" May 19, 1959.

BOX 9

Section D. Reference Material.

Series 9. Staff Papers.
These papers were prepared by Public Administration Service for use by the delegates. They comprise the most basic resource for the members.
1. Staff Paper No. 1: "The State Constitution within the American Political System;" 2 items.
2. Staff Paper No. 2: "Civil Rights and Liberties;" 1 item.
3. Staff Paper No. 3: "The Alaskan Constitution and the State Patrimony - The Constitution and Natural Resources;" 1 item.
4. Staff Paper No. 4: "Suffrage and Elections;" 1 item.
5. Staff Paper No. 5: "The Legislative Department;" 1 item.
6. Staff Paper No. 6: "The Executive Department;" 1 item.
7. Staff Paper No. 7: "The Judicial Department;" 1 item.
8. Staff Paper No. 8: "The Constitution and Local Government;" 1 item.
9. Staff Paper No. 9: "The State Finance Department;" 1 item.
10. Staff Paper No. 10: "The Legislative Structure and Apportionment;" 1 item.
11. Staff Paper No. 11: "Constitutional Amendment and Revision;" 1 item.
12. Staff Paper No. 12: "Initiative Referendum and Recall;" 1 item.

Series 10. Reference Material.
The various materials in this series are those documents and publications which were used as background information.
1. General: "Bibliography on State Constitution Development;" 1 item.
2. General: Handbook for Delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention; 2 items.
3. General: "Information Bulletin about the University of Alaska for Alaska Constitutional Convention Delegates;" 1 item.
4. Alaska Statehood Committee, News and Press Releases; 15 items.
5. "Statehood for Alaska" (U.S. House Hearings in 1953); 1 item.

BOX 10

6. Constitutional Studies; 3 volumes.
7. Manual on State Constitutional Provisions; 1 volume.
8. The Constitution of the State of Hawaii; 2 items.
9. Consultant's Vita (Weldon Cooper); 1 item.
10. Education; 6 items.
11. Dr. Ernest Gruening's Convocation Address; November 29, 1955, 1 item.
12. "A Handbook on Alaska Regionalism;" 3 items.
13. Local Government; 4 items.
14. Maps - Alaska; 9 items.
15. Maps - Alaska Fur Districts and Commercial Fisheries Areas; 1 item.
16. Maps - Alaskan 1950 Total Population in Settlements; 1 item.
17. Maps - Alaska State Constitutional Election Districts (Genesis); 4 items.
18. Natural Resources; 2 items.
19. Speeches; 2 items.
20. State Capitol; 1 item.
21. U.S. Congress Action on Puerto Rican Constitution; 1 item.
22. Wiretapping (includes several speeches by U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell); 8 items.

BOX 11

PART III. LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Series 11. Local Government, General.
These papers concern the effort to enact a borough government in Alaska as provided in the State Constitution.
1. General Information; 9 items.
2. Preliminary Report on Borough Government, December, 1960; 1 item.
3. Final Report on Borough Government, January, 1961; 2 items.
4. Explanation of Article X of the Constitution of the State of Alaska; 1 item.
5. Home Rule Charter for the City of Fairbanks, Alaska; 1 item.
6. Alaska State House Bills 17, 298, 351, 368, 437, 463; 8 items.
7. Alaska State Senate Bill; 4 items.

Series 12. Local Government, Unification.
These papers concern the effort to unify city and borough government in the Anchorage area.
1. Borough Study Team, Resource Material and Correspondence, Report; ca. March-April, 1967; 3 items.
2. Correspondence, Operation Breakthrough - Breakthrough Subcommittee on Local Government Structure; ca. March, 1969; 6 items.
3. Meeting Minutes, Operation Breakthrough, Breakthrough Subcommittee on Local Government Structure; February-March, 1969; 3 items.
4. Unification Speeches and Reports; n.d. 1969-1970; 5 items.
5. Unification Legislation; 1967; 3 items.

PART IV. PICTORIAL MATERIAL.

Series 13. Cartoon and Photograph.
The cartoon in this series was drawn by James Doogan and concerns the constitutional convention. The photograph is apparently of Doogan and his wife.
1. Cartoon, 1955 or 1956; 1 item.
2. Photograph, 1940; 1 item.

BOX 12

PART V. PRINTED MATERIAL.

Series 14. General Printed Material.
1. Speech of Senator Ernest Gruening, October 3, 1968; 2 items.
2. U.S. House Legislation on Alaska Statehood, 1958-1959; 2 items.
3. TDM (Territorial Department of Mines) Bulletin, Vol. II (missing #1 and #4), 1954; 10 items.
4. TDM Bulletin, Vol. III, 1955; 12 items.
5. TDM Bulletin, Vol. IV (missing #3), 1956; 11 items.
6. TDM Bulletin, Vol. V, 1957; 13 items.
7. TDM Bulletin, Vol. VI (missing #7), 1958; 11 items.
8. TDM Bulletin, Vol. VII, 1959; 12 items.
9. TDM Bulletin, Vol. VIII (missing #10), 1960; 11 items.
10. TDM Bulletin, Vol,, IX, #1-#3, 1961; 3 items.

BOX 13

11. Alaska Territorial Legislature--House of Representatives Journal, 1957; 1 volume.

BOX 14

12. Alaska Territorial Legislature--Senate Journal, 1957; 1 volume.

BOX 15

13. Composite Indian Reorganization Act for Alaska, Alaska Amendment of May 1, 1936; 1 item.
14. "Report on the Progress and Condition of the Territorial Library and Museum for 1937-1938;" 1 item.
15. Territorial laws concerning wild game in Alaska, 1938-1941; 3 items.
16. "A Model Constitution" [for Alumni associations], ca. 1962; 1 item.
17. "Our American Government: What is it? How Does it Function?", Senate Document No. 10, 88th Congress, 1st Session, 1963 Edition; 1 item.
18. "How Our Laws are Made," Charles J. Zinn, S.J.D. Law Revision Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, May 10, 1965; 1 item.
19. "Alaska in Transition" article printed in the Congressional Record, September 4, 1969, pages S10160-S10176; 1 item.
20. "Issues of Land Use Determination in Alaska for An Alaska Omnibus Land Act," Arlon R. Tussing, University of Alaska, September 11, 1970; 1 item.
21. Brochure concerning higher education in Alaska, Friends of Higher Education, September 22, 1970; 1 item.
22. Our Public Lands, Vol. 21, No. 4, Silver Anniversary Issue, Fall 1971; 1 item.
23. National Security Seminar: Presentation Outlines and Reading List, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1969-1970; 1 item.

Series 15. General Alaskan Publications.
1. Know Your State Alaska: A Survey of the Government of the State of Alaska, published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, 1968; 1 item.
2. Look North Alaska, Department of Economic Development, Industrial Development Division, State of Alaska, June 1968; 1 item.
3. Look North to Alaska, Department of Economic Development--Industrial Development Division, State of Alaska, March 1970; 1 item.
4. "Manhattan Makes the Historic Northwest Passage," Bernard Keating, National Geographic, March 1970; 2 items.
5. "The New State of Alaska," Alaska National Bank, Fairbanks, ca. 1960; 1 item.

BOX 16

Series 16. Housing, Urban Renewal, and Community Publications.
1. Uniform Building Code, 1958 Edition, Volume 1, International Conference of Building Officials; 1 item.
2. Partnership for Renewal: A Working Program, Project Report, Office of Development Coordinator, City of Philadelphia; September 15, 1960; 1 item.
3. Project Completion Report, Rough Draft for James Doogan--Project Manager for Urban Renewal, Reports R-22, R-25, Valdez, Alaska, ca. February 1968; 1 item.
4. Land Economics, A Quarterly Journal of Planning, Housing, & Public Utilities, Vol. XLI, Nos. 1-3, 1965; 3 items.
5. Land Economics, A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Study of Economic and Social Institutions, Vol. XLII, Nos. 1-2, 1966; 2 items.
6. Metropolitan Social and Economic Disparities: Implications for Intergovernmental Relations in Central Cities, Suburbs, Report, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Report No. A-25, January, 1965; 1 item.
7. Relocation: Unequal Treatment of People and Businesses Displaced by Governments, Report, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Report No. A-26, January 1965; 1 item.
8. Housing the Alaska Native, Charles Abrams, Alaska State Housing Authority Remote Housing Report No. 1, February 1967; 1 item.
9. "Villages in Alaska and Other Places Having a Native Population of 25 or More," compiled by the Federal Field Commission for Development Planning in Alaska, 1967; 1 item.
10. Map--"Native Communities of Alaska," compiled for "Alaska Natives and the Land," Federal Field Commission for Development Planning in Alaska, October 1, 1968; 1 item.
11. Alaska Review of Business and Economic Conditions, University of Alaska, Institute of Social, Economic, and Government Research, Vol. VII, No. 4, September 1970; 1 item.
12. "A Community Profile: Metlakatla, Alaska," Department of Economic Development, State of Alaska, July, 1973; 1 item.

BOX 17

Series 17. Newspapers.
1. Polar Star (College, Alaska), April 13, 1948; 1 item.
2. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), November 4, 1955; 1 item.
3. Polar Star (College, Alaska), November 9, 1955; 1 item.
Constitutional Convention Meets.
4. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), November 9, 1955; 3 items.
Sixth Annual Progress Edition.
5. Eielson Friendly Times (Fairbanks, Alaska), November 11, 1955; 1 item.
Col. Carl "Ben" Eielson Memorial Edition.
6. Anchorage Daily News, January 13, 1956; 1 item.
Tenth Anniversary Edition.
7. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), February 6, 1956; 4 items.
Adjournment of the Constitutional Convention.
8. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), November 7, 1956; 2 items.
Seventh Annual Progress Edition - Eisenhower Victory.
9. Daily Yews-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), August 30, 1957; 1 item.
"Essay Prize Winner" (photograph of the Doogan children).
10. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), June 30, 1958; 4 items.
Congress approves Alaska Statehood.
11. Jenssen's Weekly (Fairbanks, Alaska), August 28, 1958; 1 item.
Alaska Accepts Statehood.
12. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), December 3, 1958; 1 item.
Ninth Annual Progress Edition.
13. Jenssen's Weekly (Fairbanks, Alaska), January 8, 1959; 1 item.
Admission Day.
14. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), January 23, 1961; 1 item.
John F. Kennedy Inaugural.
15. Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska), July 19, 1961; 5 items.
Golden Days - Eighth Annual Souvenir Edition.
16. Anchorage Daily News, April 14, 1964; 1 item.
Photograph Section on the Earthquake.
17. Anchorage Daily Times, June 27, 1974; 1 item.
Gruening Funeral Rites.
18. Anchorage Daily Times, August 28, 1974; 1 item.
Capital Move.