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Archiving AK Special Episode: Collecting our Community: Documenting Civic Action in Anchorage

We’re back after a long hiatus with a special bonus episode of Archiving AK. When I saw a call of proposals for Democracy and Civic Engagement Week from UAA’s Center for Community Engaged Learning, I knew Archives and Special Collections needed to be involved in some way. In addition to having the papers of a number elected officials, we also have papers and records of individuals and organizations that engage with our democracy in a variety of ways, from advocating for certain issues, to informing voters, to providing a place for citizens to express their opinions. In the episode Head of Archives and Special Collections, Arlene Schmuland and I (Gwen Higgins) share the stories behind some of these collections and discuss how archives are vital to a democratic society. Scroll down below the SoundCloud player for some additional resources.

Advocacy Collections topic guide. List of collections related to advocacy on a number of different topics.

Alaska State Legislators and Legislation topic guide. List of collections of papers of members of the Alaska state legislature.

Anchorage Charter Commission Collections topic guide. List of collections of material related to several different Anchorage charter commissions.

Governors of Alaska statewide topic guide. Guide to where to find the papers of Alaskan governors at at various archives in Alaska.

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