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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Documents

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Alaska Statutes

Alaska Statutes Related to Creation of the Mental Health Trust Authority

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Alaskan Psychiatry - Interim Report

Article in Alaska Medicine, "Alaskan Psychiatry-Interim Report" by J. Ray Langdon, M.D. In Alaska Medicine March 1959

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Bartlett Chapter

Chapter on Morningside Hospital and Passage of the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act from Bob Bartlett of Alaska..a Life in Politics by Claus Naske (University of Alaska Press, 1979)

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Bartlett's "Alaska Siberia"

Alaska Senator Bob Bartlett's comments before the U.S. Senate on misinformation about "Alaska Siberia," August 3, 1966. In Congressional Record, 89th Congress, 2nd Sess., Vol. 112, Part 14, p. 18018.

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Bartlett's Comments 1966

Alaska Senator Bob Bartlett's comments before the U.S. Senate on August 3, 1966 about the dedication of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9, 1962. In Congressional Record, 89th Congress, 2nd Sess., Vol. 112, Part 14, pp 18018-18019.

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Blain Report

"Mental Health and Retardation in Alaska: Report on Impressions and Suggestions From a Limited Survey." By Daniel Blain, M.D. for the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Mental Health, September 1964.

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Brief History

“A Brief History of the Unique History and Evolution of Alaska’s Public Program of Services in Behavioral Health.” By John F. Malone, no date.

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Detaining the Insane

"Detaining the Insane. Detention Hospitals, Mental Health,and Frontier Politics in Alaska, 1910-1915." By Thomas G. Smith in Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 3, July 1982, pp 124-133. Not digitally available. For more information, contact: Pacific Northwest Quarterly.

Alaska Mental Health Trust History
Enabling Act

Alaska Mental Health Trust Enabling Act 1956-Section 202

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Final Court Order finalizing Mental Health Trust Lawsuit and Settlement

Final Court Order finalizing Mental Health Trust Lawsuit and Settlement (Case No. 4FA-82-2208 Civil) issued by Superior Court Judge Mary Greene, Trial Courts, State of Alaska, Fourth District, Fairbanks, Alaska, December 13, 1994.

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Freeburger Thesis

"A Survey of the First Admissions to the Alaskan Hospital for the Insane" by Doris Freeburger, BA Thesis Presented to Division of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education, Reed College, May 1941

(George Rogers Collection, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

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Greeen Decision

Decision by Judge Mary Greene, Superior Court, Fourth Judicial District, April 27, 1988. Decision on Weiss et al case which determined who beneficiaries were to be.

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Green's Testimony

US Representative Edith Green's testimony before the Subcommittee on Territories and Insular Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, US House of Representatives, about HR 6376, An Act to Provide for the Hospitalization and Care of the Mentally Ill of Alaska, February 20, 21 and March 5, 1956

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Greene Report

Report from the Greene Group on their interpretation and implications of the Greene decision, and and effort to create guidelines for Mental Health Trust benefits. April 6, 1989.

(Formed by the Mental Health Trust Board)

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Land Trust Atlas

Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Atlas Excerpts pp. i-ii, 13, 22 Prepared and published by the plaintiffs in the Mental Health Trust Lands Litigation, Weiss v. State, December 1990.

PDF icon AK_MentalH_Atlas.pdf Alaska Mental Health Trust History
Langdon Testimony

Testimony by Dr. J. Ray Langdon, Morningside Hospital Hearings, Congressional Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations,
September 1957

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Map of the Reconstitution of the Original Mental Health Trust Lands-Interior Region (September 1994)

Map of the Reconstitution of the Original Mental Health Trust Lands-Interior Region (September 1994)

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Natural Resources)

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Map of the Reconstitution of the Original Mental Health Trust Lands-Southeastern Region (September 1994)

Map of the Reconstitution of the Original Mental Health Trust Lands-Southeastern Region (September 1994)

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

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Memorandum Decision

Memorandum Decision and Order Granting Final Approval to the HB201 Settlement, December 1994. Superior Court Decision that details how settlement terms are to be carried out by the State. It also provides good background of entire mental health trust lands issue and legal battle.

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Morningside Hospital Hearings

Morningside Hospital Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. House of Representatives 1957

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Original Mental Health Trust Lands - Interior

Map of the Reconstitution of the Original Mental Health Trust Lands-Interior Region (September 1994)

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Natural Resources)

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Parran Survey

1954 Parran Survey of Morningside, the Legislative Committee Report to evaluate the need for constructing a complete psychiatric hospital in Alaska

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Population Trends

“Population Trends of Alaska Natives and the Need for Planning.” By Joseph D. Bloom, M.D. in American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 128, No. 8, February 1972, pp 112-116.

Alaska Mental Health Trust History
Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement and Stipulation To Terms of Dismissal on Weiss et al v. State of Alaska, June 1994. Superior Court Decision laying out terms of the settlement regarding how many acres, how much money, and that Trust Authority be established to manage it all.

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Shearon Article

"Hope for Alaska's Mentally Ill" by Marjorie Shearon, Ph.D. An article about legislative history of the 1956 Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act. Reprinted in Congressional Record, 89th Congress, 2nd Sess., Vol. 112, Part 14, p 18019-18027.

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Statewide Index Map of Reconstitution of the Mental Health Trust (September 1994)

Statewide Index Map of Reconstitution of the Mental Health Trust (September 1994)

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

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Stevens Testimony

US Attorney Ted Stevens' testimony about mental health issues before the Subcommittee on Territorial and Insular Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, US House of Representatives, Fairbanks, Alaska, September 14, 15 and 16, 1955

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Strategy for Change

“A Successful Strategy for Change in Alaska’s Mental Health System.” By Jerry Schrader, M.D. and James Scoles. Opinion piece in the Journal of Administration in Mental Health, Journal of Administrative Psychiatry, 1975, pp 165-169. Courtesy of Jerry Schrader.

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The Alaska Mental Health Lands

“The Alaska Mental Health Lands.” By Jerry Schrader, M.D. in American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 144, No. 1, January 1987, pp 107-109.

Alaska Mental Health Trust History
The Care of the Insane 1925

"The Care of the Insane of the Territory of Alaska Administered by the Department of the Interior at Morningside Hospital, Portland, Oregon" A Report to the Governor and Territorial Legislature of Alaska, January 17, 1925

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The Insane of Alaska 1920

"The Insane of Alaska. January Fifteenth 1920. For Sixteen Years Administered Under the Department of the Interior at Morningside Hospital Portland, Oregon"

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Treatment of the Mentally Ill

"The Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Alaska, 1884-1912. A Territorial Study." By Thomas G. Smith, in Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 1, January 1974, pp 17-28.

Not digitally available. For more information, contact: Pacific Northwest Quarterly.

Alaska Mental Health Trust History
Unmet Need

“Mental Health Services: Alaska’s Unmet Need.” By Alaska Mental Health Association, Fred Selkregg (President) and Natalie Gottstein (Executive Director), no date.

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Weiss Complaint

Original complaint filed by Vern Weiss stating that legislature had violated land trust by treating as ordinary state lands, requesting that a trust be established, and asking mental health trust ligitation be approved as class action suit, November 26, 1982.

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Weiss Court Decision

Alaska Supreme Court Decision, State v. Weiss, 706 P.2d 681 (1985)

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