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Arcata – Ballot Measure G Collection - Finding Aid

Abstract
Copyright
Biographical Information
Scope and Content of the Collection

Collection Number

2009.04

Contact Information

The Library, Special Collections
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521

Processed By

Carly Marino, MA and Edith Butler, MA, CA

Date Collection Processed

2011

Language

English

Collection Creator

Alexandra Stillman

Dates Covered by Collection

2003-2008 (date span)
2007-2008 (bulk dates)

Size of Collection

.33 cubic feet

Abstract

This collection contains information about Measure G, a ballot initiative for Arcata, California, that requested a ¾ cents sales tax increase to fund infrastructure and public services. The measure passed by a vote of 63.49% on November 4, 2008. The collection contains annotated meeting agendas and minutes, newspaper clippings, campaign ephemera, and reports.

Access

The collection is open for use by appointment.

Copyright

Copyright has been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Alexandra Stillman, delivered by Connie Stewart.

Biographical Information

Alexandra Fairless initially ran for Arcata City Council in 1972 becoming the first woman to join the Arcata City Council. After her 1976 re-election she became the first woman to be mayor of Arcata. Alexandra Fairless remained on Arcata's City Council until 1980. As Alexandra Stillman, she was elected again to Arcata's City Council in 2006. In 2010 she served again as Mayor. She has also serviced on numerous civic boards and community groups.

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection contains information about Measure G, a ballot initiative for Arcata, California, that requested a ¾ cents sales tax increase to fund infrastructure and public services. The measure passed by a vote of 63.49% on November 4, 2008. The collection contains annotated meeting agendas and minutes, newspaper clippings, campaign ephemera, and reports.

Container List

Box 1

Series: Measure G Documents

  1. Council Staff Meetings, Memos, and notes; 2007-2008
  2. Correspondence; 2007-2008
  3. Literature on Ballot Finance Measures and Elections; 2003-2007
  4. Ballot Fliers and Advertisements; 2008
  5. Newspaper clippings; 2008

Related Works

Arcata City Collection
Alexandra Fairless Campaign Collection
Connie Stewart Arcata City Council Collection

Subject Headings

Arcata (Calif.)
Arcata (Calif.) - Politics and government
Women - Political activity