• Due to renovations to our vault, access to our collections is limited until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

New in the Archives, January-February 2022

Grants & Alaska’s Digital Archives:

Donald Mitchell oral histories recordings and transcriptions digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives: Joe and Carolyn Begich, Frank Bracken, Maurice Carmody, Roy Peratrovich, Hugh Gallagher, 2 interviews with Emil Notti, and 2 interviews with Victor Fischer. This ongoing project has been funded by the Atwood Foundation.

Alaska Packers Association report on 1919 influenza epidemic Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1919. Report photo caption: “Native orphans at Nushagak, Alaska. Children of victims of 1919 influenza epidemic.”

Alaska Packers Association report on 1919 influenza epidemic Naknek Station, Nushagak Station, Kvichak Station, Bristol Bay, Alaska. 48 page report as well as 9 individual photographs from within. (FYI: digitization of the report, the photographs, and metadata cataloging of all of them took approximately 5 hours.)

10 images of the construction of the Sitka Naval Operating Station in 1940 from the Harris Whiting papers. (partly digitized in response to a researcher request.)

Now available:

Senator Ted Stevens papers. ANCSA papers; 1962-1975. HMC-1388. 7.7 cubic feet and 702 MB. Thanks to our colleague, Jolene Kennah, of the Ted Stevens Foundation for her work in describing and processing this collection.

Jolene Kennah, Stephen Rollins, and Karina Waller with the Stevens papers being transferred to UAA. Jolene is the Head Archivist for the Ted Stevens Foundation, Stephen Rollins the Dean of the UAA/APU Consortium Library, and Karina Waller is the Executive Director of the Ted Stevens Foundation.

Clinical Laboratory Scientists of Alaska records; 1961-2002. HMC-1061. 1.8 cubic feet.

Fairview Community Council records; 1979-2000. HMC-1198. 2.4 cubic foot addition.

Esther Waldheim papers; circa 1946-1947. HMC-1303-AHS. 0.1 cubic feet. Tourist photographs.

Catherine and George Hanna photographs, undated. HMC-1304-AHS. 0.1 cubic feet. Tourist photographs.

Joel King photographs; 1956, 1992, 2001. HMC-1306-AHS. 0.01 cubic feet. Photographs of Skagway and the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

University Advancement photographs; 1967-2022. UAA-0043. 880 GB addition of the university photo bank from 2012-2022. ~75,000 photographs.

Rabbit Creek Community Council records; 1990-2015. HMC-1275. 0.2 cubic foot and 12.3 MB addition.

Presentations and classes

Both Arlene and Gwen presented in sessions at the Alaska Library Association annual meeting. Gwen proposed, led, and spoke in a session on teaching with primary sources. Arlene spoke in that session and also proposed, led and spoke in a session entitled “Service Hacks: Pandemic Lessons for Long Term Changes” on tools and procedures that libraries and archives have developed to support users over the past two years and will continue to use as we move back to more normal operations.

Gwen and Arlene also taught or recorded instructional videos for use in classes in both the UAA English and History Departments.


We celebrated the addition of the Ted Stevens ANCSA papers (photo above) with representatives of the Ted Stevens Foundation, Willie Hensley, Chancellor Sean Parnell, and reporters from Alaska’s News Source (KTUU). The short news piece can be found on KTUU’s website.

Comments are closed.