Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives

The mission of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to materials that document the past and present of Alaska and the polar regions.

Check out our About section for Hours, Contact Information, Frequently Asked Questions, and Policies and Forms.

Also check out our Collections, Special Projects, and consider giving a gift or donation to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives.


The University Archives is currently available by appointment only. During this time, Archives staff will continue to provide research support. Please contact the Archives by phone at 907-474-2791 (please leave a message), or via email at rsperanza@alaska.edu (the preferred method), for more information.

The Archives will be CLOSED for renovations beginning June 16th through February 28th, 2019.

While the Archives is closed, limited Reference Services will be available. Please contact the Archives for more information at either 907-474-2791 or via email to Rose Speranza at rsperanza@alaska.edu. Archives staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Other Alaska Polar Regions units will remain open. For assistance please contact the curators directly:

Thank you for your patience.

This page was last modified on May 7, 2018