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Alaska Newspapers Inc records

Guide to the Alaska Newspapers Inc. records

Collection number: HMC-1182.
Creator: Alaska Newspapers Inc.
Title: Alaska Newspapers Inc. records.
Dates: 1980-2004.
Volume of collection: 15.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and some records from Alaskan regional newspapers.

Organizational history:
Incorporated with the state of Alaska in 1990, Alaska Newspapers Inc. (ANI)  was a subsidiary of Calista Corp. until dissolved in 2011. During that time, ANI published several weekly community newspapers, some statewide publications and special publications, including Anchorage Chronicle, Arctic Sounder, Bering Strait Record, Bristol Bay Times, Cordova Times, Dutch Harbor Fisherman, Seward Phoenix Log, Tundra Drums, and Valdez Vanguard. ANI also had a printing subsidiary known as Camai Printing.

Collection description:
The collection primarily contains the photographs taken for the newspapers published by ANI. Most photographs are negatives, prints, and slides, though some are on various types of electronic media. The collection also contains materials gathered and produced by Camai Printing.

Arrangement: The collection was retained in the order it arrived at the Archives. Some are arranged by publication name, some by date, some by topic, and some appear to have no arrangement.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials as held by ANI has been transferred to Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: Alaska Newspapers Inc. records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The files held by Calista Corporation after the dissolution of ANI were offered to the current owners of the ongoing newspapers. The collection reflects those materials that remained unclaimed.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Calista Corporation in 2014.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2014.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Photograph files by date 1989-1991
2 Photograph files by date 1991-1992
3 Photograph files by date 1992-1993, 2000
4 Photograph files by date 2000-2004
5 Anchorage Chronicle files 2002-2004
5-6 Arctic Sounder files Undated, 2001-2002
6 Bering Strait Record files Undated, 1999
6 Bristol Bay Times files Undated, 2000-2002
7 Cordova Times files Undated, 1999-2002
7 Dutch Harbor Fisherman files Undated, 2000-2001
7-8 Seward Phoenix Log files Undated, 1989, 1999
9 Valdez Vanguard files Undated, 1991, 2000-2003
10-15 Unsorted or undescribed photographs and records (box 15 contains e-media, primarily zip discs) Undated, 1980-2004



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