Creating Alaska

News Clippings

The University of Alaska’s Creating Alaska project held a series of events from Nov. 8, 2005 through February 2006 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alaska’s Constitutional Convention and to assist Alaskans in learning about their constitution.

Media Advisory on the Start of Commemoration Activities(pdf) - October 28, 2005

Fifty Years Ago, Alaskans Gathered to Make A State - November 8, 2005

Delegates Announced for the Conference of Young Alaskans - November 14, 2005

Commentaries on Alaska’s Constitution

Creating Alaska provides commentaries on Alaska’s constitution that provide historical perspective on the various articles of the constitution and their meaning for life in Alaska. The timing of release will usually be scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of discussion of or action on that article at the convention.

Accessing Oral History Interviews

Oral histories have been collected recently from participants in the Constitutional Convention. To learn more and/or request a transcript or tape copy of an oral history interview, contact Robyn Russell at

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