Alaska & Polar Regions Digital Collections & Exhibits

A Life of Service: The papers of Elmer E. Rasmuson

The papers of Elmer E. Rasmuson provide an unparalleled look at the early economic history of modern Alaska as well as a record of an influential pioneer family.

Alaska's Digital Archives

A wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state.

Bradford Washburn Photograph Collection

This includes a geographical index to Washburn's photos, but does not contain photos. Some images are viewable on the APR Photo Gallery website.

Photographs of Alaska Women

Selection of documents is of indigenous and pioneer women of Alaska in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Project Jukebox

Project Jukebox is the digital branch of the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There are over 35 projects currently online that incorporate oral histories, film, photos and maps from all over Alaska.

Rare Maps (Meeting of Frontiers)

This selection of maps provides basic coverage of the mapping of Alaska, from the early voyages of discovery through the sale of Russian America to the United States and the gold rush.

Ted Stevens Papers Project

The Ted Stevens Papers Collection documents the career of Theodore Fulton (Ted) Stevens (1923-2010), Senator from the State of Alaska from 1968-2009.

The Most Memorable Scenes: Exploration Art from the Alaska and Polar Regions Rare Books

Memorable photos from the Alaska and Polar Regions archive collection.

Wenger Eskimo Database

Written literature about Inuit/Eskimo peoples. Contains nearly 200 titles—primarily books and journal articles. Only can be used with Internet Explorer.