The Oral History Program at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce completion of the Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites Project Jukebox, available on-line at www.jukebox.uaf.edu/akcoldwar.
People who visit this site can listen to oral history recordings with veterans who worked at Nike Missile Sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks in the 1960s, as well as with experts on the effects of the Cold War on Alaska. You can hear about damage to the missile sites in Anchorage from the 1964 Earthquake, and what it was like working with nuclear warheads. There are stories about spies, airplanes being shot down, and the role Alaska played in the Cold War.
This project was supported by funding from the Alaska Historical Commission.
For more information about the project, please contact:
Leslie McCartney, Curator of Oral History, University of Alaska Fairbanks
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 474-7737
Karen Brewster, Research Associate, University of Alaska Fairbanks
email@example.com (907) 474-6672