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

Good news and temporary inconveniences

2/28: Timeline has been updated! A few contracts were delayed, permits were problematic, and so we’re starting and continuing a bit later than intended–and will be limited access for longer than hoped. More details on the current status below. As is the case for many archives in the 21st century,…

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New in the Archives: May-June 2023

We need to start with two huge announcements. First up, Becky Butler has joined us for a two year term archivist position as an Assistant Professor. We’re very excited to have her here and she’s definitely hitting the ground running. Not the least because of the second important announcement (sorry…

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New in the Archives: March-April 2023

Newly described: First Alaska State Fair program; 1959. EPH-0497 National Bank of Alaska “The Heritage of Alaska” pamphlets; undated. EPH-0498 Northern Commercial Company “Native handicraft from north of the Arctic Circle” pamphlet; undated. EPH-0499 Z.J. Loussac Public Library Dedication program and “The Loussac Story” pamphlet; undated, 1955. EPH-0500 Alaskan stock…

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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.…

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We’re hiring an archivist!

Are you looking for a great all-round archives experience in beautiful Alaska? We’re hiring a two year term faculty archivist to join our team. Application instructions and job ad details below but first: curious to know more about the job before you spend the time to apply? Wondering how many…

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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…

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New in the Archives: September-October 2022

Newly described: Donald Lawrence autobiography, 1982. EPH-0491-AHS 0.01 cubic feet Norton Sound Health Corporation Katituat newsletters; 1972-1974. EPH-0492 Cry of the Wild Ram souvenir program; 1967. EPH-0493 HMC-0353: Betzi and Lyman Woodman papers; 1898-1999. Papers of two Alaska journalists and freelance writers. 1 cubic foot addition. HMC-1395: Patricia and Richard…

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FAQs: Distance and research

Is coming on-site to view collection materials a challenge for you? Maybe you live somewhere else and don’t have a visit to beautiful Anchorage in the offing, or perhaps you live in Anchorage but our access hours don’t mesh well with when you can do research. Or perhaps you need…

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New in the Archives: July-August 2022

New online: 84 images from the Esther Louise Bock papers were digitized and described for the Alaska’s Digital Archives by our summer intern, Shu Mayer. Two interviews from the Donald Mitchell oral histories (ANCSA-related): Ramsey Clark and Richard Baenen. Funding for digitization and transcription of the tapes was provided by…

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