In the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner today (click here) is an article on the University of Alaska Museum’s special exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Hudson Stuck Expedition’s ascent of Mt. Denali in 1913. The Walter Harper diary mentioned in the article is part of the Alaska and Polar Regions Archives and we were very happy to collaborate with the Museum to make this exhibit happen. As part of a disaster recovery workshop earlier in the year, myself and some of my colleagues got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum where we saw the planning for this same exhibit. It looked intriguing then even in its notes-stuck-to-the-walls stage and I’m looking forward to seeing the final product. If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop into the UA Museum and check it out.
Check out the Fairbanks Winter Carnival exhibits on level 2. Exhibit case and display board feature reproductions from collections available on the Alaska Digital Archives. The display case in the research room contains original material!
A big thank you to everyone who came out for Dr. Suzanne Summerville’s presentation last night!
Dr. Suzanne Summerville lecturing on Alaskan Women, Music, and the Final Frontier
Celebrate the end of Women’s History Month and join us for a presentation on Alaskan Women’s history by Dr. Suzanne Summerville.
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Present Alaskan Women, Music,and the Final Frontier
Dr. Suzanne Summerville
For more information on this event please contact Cat Williams at (907) 474-7224.
Check out the exhibits celebrating Women’s History Month on level 2 in the library! There is an exhibit case dedicated to Margaret Murie, the first woman to graduate from UAF, including an oral history recording you can listen to. There is also original material from the Fairbanks Business and Professional Women’s Club Records on display in the research room.
The Archives Research Room is open from 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Come visit us and see what other cool historical material we have!
Photo available on the Alaska Digital Archives:
Charles E. Bunnell, UAF-1958-1026-54, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
On Friday, 22 February 2013, we will be closing the Research Room at 12:00 noon to prepare for the activities surrounding the dedication of the new Alaska Native Language Archives public services space on the second floor of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. We hope that you will join us, starting at 3:00 p.m., when we will open the Room as part of the celebration.
More details are available here:
The Alaska Commercial Company Records received new material this past week. The new materials are not yet available to the public but we will let you know when they are!
For more information, check out these related news links:
To review the current finding aid for the material that has already been processed & is available to the public, go here: http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv06507
Don’t forget to check out the exhibits on level 2 of the Rasmuson Library.
In the display case just outside of the reading room, you can hear Mary TallMountain reading “No Word for Goodbye.“
Here is a photograph of the Native American Heritage Display in the Archives research room. This exhibit features the limited-edition unbound copy of the Alaska volume of Edward S. Curtis’s book The North American Indian from Rare Books, a bequest of Mary Louise Rasmuson.
Research room hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 5 pm.
In the display case just outside the Reading Room on the second floor, you can hear Mary TallMountain reading from her poem, “Prayer Wheel for William.”
Check out the Aviation display, it includes photo reproductions from the Wien Family and Crosson Family Papers.