• 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 2023

Now available:

Craig Mishler papers; 1933-2021. hmc-1300. 7 cubic foot addition. Research files, field notes, photographs, and audiovisual materials from a cultural anthropologist and folklorist.

Larry Hipbshman Spenard research files; circa 1915-2001. 4.0 cubic feet. hmc-1401. Research materials related to the Spenard area of Anchorage, Alaska.

Donald V. Eckman photographs; 1941-1946. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-1409-ahs. Photographs of an officer stationed at Ladd Air Force Base during World War II.

Bob Jones papers; 1924-1998. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-1411. Personal and professional papers of the director of the Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

Henry LeRoy Johns scrapbook; 1951-1970. 0.4 cubic feet. hmc-1413-APU. A scrapbook of materials from the early years of Alaska Methodist University.

Hall family tourism papers; 1959. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1414. Materials related to a 1959 visit to Alaska.

Yukon Visitors Association information leaflets; undated. EPH-0495

Camp Denali flyers; 1971. EPH-0496

New online:

Anchorage Civic Opera programs for a 1975 production of I Pagliacci and a 1977 production of La Boheme. Digitized for a researcher request.

1 photo from the McGlashan and Monsen family photographs. Digitized for a researcher request.

Other important activities:

Arlene taught a class for Dr. Ray Ball’s History A390 class on imperialism and science. She shared some of our Rare Books collection and discussed thinking strategically about finding these types of materials and how they might be applied in research projects.

Gwen is supervising a history student who is joining us for an internship offered for credit in the UAA History Department this semester. We look forward to sharing all the great projects that are getting done!

We had onsite researcher appointments for nearly 40 hours in January and February on top of our regularly scheduled drop-in hours on Thursdays and Fridays. We also had 2.5 hours of virtual research consults and many many many more hours of researcher interaction through email and phone.

We received 15 collections or additions to collections. That included two offsite visits to donors to pick up the materials.

And: we started the hiring process to bring on another archivist into a two year term faculty position. That process is underway and going well.

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