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New in the Archives, December 2019

December events:

Dr. Jennifer Stone of the UAA English department held her A476: History of English Language student posters presentations in the Archives. The students shared posters and presented on their research topics, many of which were based on documents from the Archives holdings.

Above: Students from Professor Stone’s class present their projects that they researched using the Archives.

Newly available:

George Guilsher papers; undated. HMC-0846-APU. A polar exploration clippings scrapbook and book list.

Additions to the Alaska’s Digital Archives

55 photos from the Woodiel papers.

Golden Days parade in Fairbanks, 1958.

15 audio recordings from the Ruben Gaines papers.

21 images from HMC-1342: Anne D. Pasch papers.

Anne Pasch at site of bones –“Lizzie.”


We completed a shelf read of the Archives vault over the holiday break. As careful as we are about making sure boxes go back where they came from, occasionally things go astray or typos creep in to our location database. So every few years we try to do a shelf read to make sure our location list matches what is sitting on the shelving! Since the vault is usually between 60 and 65 degrees and it’s not a dry cold, it’s time to put on a sweater (or three) and go spend some time walking the shelves and reading box labels.

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