Archiving AK Episode 13: Women’s History Month

In this episode of Archiving AK, archivists Gwen Higgins, Veronica Denison, and Arlene Schmuland share some documents from our holdings written by Alaskan women. The links below are to the guides to each of the collections featured in this podcast. Thelma Caulkins papers; 1936-1975 Alaska Nurses’ Association collection; 1887-1995 Barb…

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New in the Archives: February 2019

Most of our time this month went to working on multi-institutional topic guides and preparing for our session at the Alaska Library Association Conference in Juneau the first weekend of March, but we also released two podcasts, described some new collections, added photographs to Alaska’s Digital Archives, including our 20,000th…

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Archiving AK Episode 12: Ian Hartman

In this episode of Archiving AK, archivist Veronica Denison speaks with Dr. Ian Hartman, history professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Ian discusses his research regarding African American civil rights in Anchorage, his experience with archival material, and the importance of libraries and archives.   For our March episode,…

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New in the Archives: January 2019

The first month of 2019 has flown by, and somehow it is the first day of February already. This month we got back into the swing of things adding new items to Alaska’s Digital Archives, which was recently migrated to OCLC hosting. We also implemented a new solution for storing…

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Archiving AK episode 9: the quake

In this episode of Archiving AK, Gwen, Veronica, and Arlene tell their tales of the November 30th 2018 quake here in southcentral Alaska and then get together for a discussion of lessons learned and things observed. It’s a little longer than our standard podcast, but we hope you’ll forgive us…

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New in the Archives: November 2018

November has come to a close, and while we normally try to get our monthly reports out before too long into the next month, the earthquake on November 30 put a dent in our plans (but not in our collections). We are back to normal operations and had some cleanup…

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