Tag Archives: Preservation

APRCA in the News: Glass-Base Records

Those of you who attended our open house last week might recall the fragile, interesting glass records the Oral History folks were showing off. The Northeast Document Conservation Center recently featured these glass-base records in a short article on their website here. As you can see from the article, these records are one-of-a-kind and an exciting and important addition to our collections, providing a record of an Alaskan Native dialect not often heard anymore. We are very happy that the university saw the need to provide support to have these records preserved.

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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 http://jukebox.uaf.edu/gatesportal

Photographs taken by Lily Swaim

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