The Alaska and Polar Regions Collections at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks, is pleased to announce completion of our latest multi-media oral history website: Bethel Communities of Memory (jukebox.uaf.edu/combethel).
The Alaska Communities of Memory Project was a statewide effort from 1994-1996 funded by the Alaska Humanities Forum to provide an opportunity for people in communities around Alaska to share memories of their community and to reflect on what made their community special. These gatherings were held in Fairbanks, Nome, Unalaska, Juneau, Kotzebue, Homer, Bethel, Wasilla and Kenai-Soldotna.
This Project Jukebox highlights the gathering in Bethel, Alaska on January 25, 26 & 27, 1996, where people told stories about their life in Bethel, flying in bush Alaska, and what made them want to stay in their remote city. The site features fifteen of the event’s oral testimonies and historic photographs of Bethel.
For further information, contact Project Jukebox at (907) 474-6672. This project is supported by the Alaska Humanities Forum.