An OLD SCHOOL -style Film Showing!

Join us tonight for a screening of 16mm films
FREE and Open to the Public
Wednesday October 30, 7-9 pm
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, Level 2
FILMS include:

Fairbanks Where We Live (1980)
Our Community Speaks (1974)
Alaska Is Our Campus (1971)
Alaska’s Lifeline (1970s)

FEATURING PROJECTIONIST EXTRAORDINAIRE: PROFESSOR ROB PRINCE
ONE NIGHT ONLY!

For more info contact: ajschmidt@alaska.edu

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came out and attended Rose Speranza’s talk “Seek and Perhaps Ye Shall Find … Religious Records and Resources for the Study of Alaskan History.”

 

 

We hope to see you at our last Archives month event next Wednesday, a showing of historical Alaska Films.

Click here for more details: 30OCT2013

Seek and Perhaps Ye Shall Find … Religious Records and Resources for the Study of Alaskan History

On Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., Rose Speranza, assistant archivist at the APRCA, will present “Seek and Perhaps Ye Shall Find … Religious Records and Resources for the Study of Alaskan History.” It will focus primarily on the written records created by various Christian denominations — where they are housed, the type of materials one might expect to find and the uses that can be made of them.

Please contact Rose Speranza at rsperanza@alaska.edu or call 474-2791 for more information.

22OCT2013

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out and attended Leslie McCartney’s  presentation at the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society’s (TYHS) monthly meeting .

For more information on the TYHS:

http://www.fairbanks-tyhs.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanana-Yukon-Historical-Society/173169082739130

 

Pioneer Voices: Highlights of the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society Audio Collection

Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., Leslie McCartney, curator of oral history at Rasmuson Library, will present “Pioneer Voices: Highlights of the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society Audio Collection.” The talk is part of the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society’s monthly meeting. The society recently made available hundreds of hours of oral history recordings made by several notable Interior Alaska pioneers.

Free & open to the public.

Location: Research Room on level 2 of the Rasmuson Library.

Please contact Leslie McCartney at lmccartney@alaska.edu or call 474-7737 for more information.

16OCT2013

Open House pics

Thanks to all who supported our Open House last week. Please join us for our next Archives Month event tomorrow: Pioneer Voices: Highlights of the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society Audio Collection presented by Leslie McCartney, oral history curator. The talk is part of the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society’s monthly meeting.

16OCT2013

Please contact Leslie McCartney at lmccartney@alaska.edu or call 474-7737 for more information.

Open House!

The Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives are kicking off Archives month by hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 8 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. There will be tours of the archives stacks, vault tours, a Project Jukebox listening station and curators and archivists on hand to discuss their collections. Please join us, this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Begin your tour in the Research Room located on level 2 of the Rasmuson Library.

Contact 907-474-2791 or UAF-APR-reference-Service@alaska.edu for more information.

Open House flier

Research room closing early

The Research Room is closing early at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 8th, in preparation for the Open House at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

We are sorry for the inconvenience but hope to see you at our Open House.

8OCT2013

Congratulations to Karen Brewster & Dirk Tordoff!

At their annual conference on September 25-28, 2013 in Haines, Alaska the Alaska Historical Society gave two awards to Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives, Rasmuson Library staff, Karen Brewster and recently retired Dirk Tordoff.

Karen Brewster received a Contributions to Alaska History Award for showing how oral history can be a significant research tool in writing Alaska history as demonstrated through her editing of Boots, Bikes, and Bombers:  Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood.

Dirk Tordoff received the Evangeline Atwood Award, which is given to an individual for significant long-term contributions to Alaska state or local history. The award is named for one of the founders of the Alaska Historical Society who wrote, supported, and advocated for Alaska history from the 1940s into the 1990s.  Dirk retired last spring after 20 years as director of the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

New level 2 exhibits!!

Check out these new exhibits in display cases on level 2!

 This display curated by Nicholas Evans, Archives Student Assistant.

This display includes a clip from an interview by Patricia Williams who talks about being at UAF in the1920s and being on the girls basketball team. This display curated by Robyn Russell, Collection Manager, Oral History Program.

 

Original materials in the Research Room (open Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM).

Research Room displays curated by Nicholas Evans, Archives Student Assistant.