Due to renovations to our vault, the majority of our collections are currently inaccessible. Rare Books and selected archival collections will be available by appointment between September 2023 and March 2024, when we anticipate the work will be completed. Please contact us for more information.

Archives and Special Collections is part of the UAA/APU Consortium Library, serving members of the university community and the public. We collect, preserve, and make available for research records that document Alaska's past and present. You can keyword search through all of our collection guides using the search box above.

If you would like to know more about using our collections or archival research in general, check out our Archival Research Basics guide and our Archives & Special Collections Research guide.

Current access hours:

Archives & Special Collections is currently closed for to in-person use of most of our collections, with the exception of appointments made in advance to look at materials requested to remain onsite. The Archives is scheduled to remain closed until March 2024. If you need to access our collections before then, please contact us for more information.

For more information about making on-site research appointments and our availability, please see our appointment procedures. If you will be traveling, please contact us prior to making travel arrangements to ensure that we can accommodate your research visit needs.

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