The Alaska & Polar Regions Collections are largely the result of thousands of donations over many years from people who share our commitment to Alaska and the circumpolar world.
If you have photographs or personal papers, films, oral history recordings, publications, or other documents that you might be willing to donate, we are eager to hear about them.
Before sending materials, please talk to a curator. This enables us to ensure that the materials are suitable for our collections and that you are satisfied with our proposals for taking care of them.
If you would like to share your family letters, diaries, or photograph albums without giving them up, speak with us about loaning them about making copies so that one set will be available for public research and another set will remain in your family. This protects your materials from loss while enabling other people to learn about your family's place in history.
Cash gifts through the University of Alaska Foundation are also very welcome to preserve the materials you or others have given and to purchase additional items.