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



Welcome to Archives and Special Collections at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.  Archives and Special Collections has a variety of Alaska-related materials available for researchers:

Special Collections

Papers, photographs, moving images, audio, and other types of documentation from individuals, organizations, and businesses. These cover a wide variety of subjects: medicine, anthropology, public policy, social sciences, humanities, scientific, engineering, and so forth.  These collections are listed alphabetically in the collections list and Archives reference personnel will be happy to assist you with identifying collections that relate to your research topic.

University records

Official publications and permanent and historical records of UAA, ACC, APU, and predecessor agencies.  These include student newspapers, Chancellor’s office records, course catalogs and schedules, and a variety of records from individual colleges and university offices.  Some of these collections are listed on the university records section of the site, but not all. The Archives Reference Desk will be happy to assist you with locating university records not on the site’s listing.

Rare Books and University Theses

Archives and Special Collections also provides access to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection and copies of most master’s theses submitted to both UAA and APU.  All of the books in Rare Books and the Theses collection are listed in the Consortium Library catalog.


Ephemera collections are those materials that are often not unique, may be published or copies of materials, and may be found through other sources, such as playbills, event fliers, and programs.

Online materials

A small amount of material from our collections has been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives.

Topic guides

Our topic guides list collections that contain significant amounts of material related to specific topics. Not every collection with items that pertain to a particular topic may be reflected in the guides.


Archives and Special Collections has rotating exhibits on the first floor of the Consortium Library. Online exhibits have also been created through the Omeka website.


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