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New in the Archives: November-December 2022

Newly available:

Alaska Historical Society records; 1964-2018. HMC-0014. 2.4 cubic foot addition.

Donald B. Thurston photographs; 1959-1964. HMC-1403-AHS. Primarily photos related to damage from the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

Fred Austin Delaplain papers; 1924-1945, bulk 1943-1944. hmc-1404. Papers and photographs of a driver who worked on the Alaska Highway during its construction.

New online:

51 images, mostly 1964 earthquake related, from the Donald B. Thurston photographs. The collection includes some uncommon images of earthquake damage, including this one of a temporary bridge next to the collapsed original at the outflow river of Kenai Lake on the Seward Highway.

Collapsed bridge and temporary bridge on the Seward Highway after the 1964 earthquake.

Statewide subject guides:

Guides to primary source collections at multiple Alaskan repositories. We completed guides on the following subjects as part of an Interlibrary Cooperation Grant project and posted them to SLED: the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway

Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)

Alaskan aerial photographs

Alaska aviation

Alaskan road and highway construction


Land surveying, mapping, and boundaries

Alaska Territorial Guard


And last, but distinctly not least:

Our annual staff portrait. Usually we try to get this done by the end of October as a way of commemorating National Archives Month, but we were running a little late this year.

Our inspiration, from the Harry and Norma Hoyt family papers:

Our product, and thanks to Kevin Tripp for being our photographer:

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