VICTOR FISCHER (b. 1924). Papers; ca. 1967-1990. 30 cu. ft. Inventory. Partially processed.
Victor Fischer was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1924. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and a Master's Degree in Community Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950. He also received the Littauer Fellowship in public administration from Harvard University (1961-1962). Fischer worked as a town planner in New Hampshire and later held several planning related positions in Alaska. He was a delegate to the Alaska Constitution Convention (1955-1956) after which he served in the territorial House of Representatives (!957-1959) and the Alaska State Senate. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and of the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was primarily associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research for which he was director for ten years.
This collection consists of papers relating to the public career of Victor Fischer. Included are files relating to his legislative activities as well as to his work in planning. Among the legislative papers are files on reform and ethics, petrochemical development, the Homan trial, the Sheffield impeachment, and others matters.
The collection was presented to the archives in 1985. Papers have been added periodically. A deed of gift was signed in 1985.