The University of Alaska’s Creating Alaska project will hold a series of events and provide information to news media and other organizations 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. Visit this site often during this period for new updates.
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.
- Honoring Alaska's Constitutional History by Brian Rogers, Co-Chair - Creating Alaska Advisory Board
- The Origins of Alaska's Judicial System by Justice Warren Matthews, Alaska Supreme Court
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 email@example.com