Category Archives: Elders

Here are some pictures from last week’s Northern Studies/APRCA seminar on April 8th, Oral History in the Making–A Family Affair.  It was a presentation by Hild Peters, Helen Peters and Guy Peters as to the process of capturing the life story of the Reverend Helen Peters through oral history.

Keep your eyes open for next semester’s seminars!

Reduced Hours for The Research Room on Friday, 22 February 2013

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:

Elder Visit to APR

Elders from Allakaket, Alatna, Bettles and Evansville came to visit Fairbanks for three days between November 11 and the 13th on a grant funded by the National Park Service. They visited the Rasmuson Library to see the Alaska and Polar Regions collection (oral history, archival photos and film footage), the Museum of the North, The Morris Thompson Visitor Center, the Alaska Native Language Center and the National Park Service Office to see material collected that are related to their villages. This repatriation project that will enable the University to make more material available online for future generations based on the elders selection of the most important collections. Please visit the Gates of the Arctic Research Portal at

Photographs taken by Lily Swaim