Archiving AK episode 14: National Poetry Month

In this episode of our podcast, Arlene emcees a selection of poetry writings from archival collections in Alaska. First of all, thank you so much! to the people who volunteered to read poetry for us or who selected materials from their archives to be included in the podcast. Those wonderful…

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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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