Online materials

Online materials

Alaska’s Digital Archives

About the Alaska’s Digital Archives project

The Alaska’s Digital Archives project is a collaborative effort initiated by the Alaska State Library’s Historical Collections in Juneau, Archives and Special Collections at the UAA-APU Consortium Library in Anchorage, and the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives at the UAF Rasmuson Library in Fairbanks. Several other archives, museums and libraries in Alaska have also joined the project. The goal of the project is to support the instructional and research needs of Alaskans and others interested in Alaska history and culture. Materials include photographic images, documents, maps, oral histories, and moving image footage. The Digital Archives contains representative samples of some collections in Archives holdings. We are adding materials regularly, so be sure to search the site frequently for new additions.

Using/ordering materials

If you have found materials from UAA on the Alaska’s Digital Archives site and are interested in obtaining copies or using them for any purpose, you will need to contact Archives & Special Collections for citation requirements, permission and information on costs and availability. Please include: 1) the item identifier number or numbers, 2) how you intend to use the image or document, and 3) the type of duplicate you need.  If you are seeking a scan, please provide the file type and resolution you require. Archives employees will be happy to assist you with your request, calculate costs, and determine which forms you will need to complete.

Please visit the Copying section of our site for more information on copy policies and fees.

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picturingUAA

picturingUAA is an online source for historical images of the University of Alaska Anchorage and the other regional UAA community campuses as well as images of the art owned by UAA. The digitization of historical photographs from Archives and Special Collections was funded by the UAA Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement, and Academic Support. Items from the UAA art inventory were supplied by UAA’s Facilities and Campus Services. If you’re seeking more information about an item that appears on picturingUAA, each item contains links that you can use to contact the appropriate office for further assistance.

Using/ordering materials

High resolution copies of historical photos are available for University of Alaska use at no cost. If you are not affiliated with the University of Alaska, there will be copy costs depending on the duplication type you need and possible use costs for re-use of images. Please contact us and include 1) the item identifier number or numbers, 2) how you intend to use the image or document, and 3) the type of duplicate you need. Archives employees will be happy to assist you with your request, calculate costs, and determine which forms you will need to complete.

Please visit the Copying section of our site for more information on copy policies and fees.

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Exhibits

Further information regarding the exhibits and materials online are available by clicking on the title of each exhibit.

Military Food;” 2017 May. An exhibit featuring military food, photographs, and memorabilia. All of the menus in this exhibit are from holidays and special events. Veronica Denison curated this exhibit.

AKPlaces;” 2016 January-2016 December. Each week of 2016 on Twitter we featured a different location in Alaska and posted images and documents relating to that location. The exhibit link contains all the materials tweeted. Materials selected, digitized, and described by Rebekah Butler, Amanda Coffey, Josh Cress, Veronica Denison, Arlene Schmuland, Gwen Sieja, and Sara Rollins.

Steamship Menus;” 2016. Researched and partially digitized by Adriana Pasley. Additional menus digitized and online exhibit created by Amanda Coffey.

100 Years of Anchorage;” 2015. One item from our holdings was selected to represent each year in Anchorage’s history, originally posted on Twitter twice-weekly. Materials selected, digitized, and described by Archivists Veronica Denison, Arlene Schmuland, and Gwen Sieja.

Ruth Schmidt;” 2014. Veronica Denison curated this exhibit.

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