Check out the Alaska Film Archives latest upload
This YouTube site features video clips of the late U.S. Senator from Alaska, Ted Stevens (11/18/1923 — 08/09/2010). Most of the clips are from the Ted Stevens Papers Project and the rest are from the Alaska Film Archives.
The video takes place in Senator Stevens’ Washington D.C. office and has never been published before. The interviewer is currently unknown.
Please leave a comment or contact Ted Stevens Project Archivist Mary Anne Hamblen (907-474-7947) if you have more information on this video.
For Preservation Week Library of Congress is offering a free webinar!
Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., EDT, webinar: “Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs.” The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program will present information about learning to care for digital photos. Hosted by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Free, registration required at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/666813208.
The Morrill Act was signed on July 2, 1862, in the midst of the Civil War. It established land-grant colleges for the “liberal and practical education” of the people.
Peg Asbury, University Archivist, will be at the Wood Center to talk about the Archives on Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 3 pm, with a historical photograph exhibit.
For a full schedule of remaining events: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/Morrill-Act-Schedule-corrected.pdf
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.
The ALASKA HISTORY STORE
presents the annual
Holiday Historical Photograph Reprint Sale
When: Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days
(On Saturday, we will operate on the same day as the University Women’s Holiday Bazaar, so why not attend both events?)
Where: Kayak Room, #408, in the Rasmuson Library, on UAF Campus
Great gift ideas
Purchase reproductions of historic Alaskan photographs, panoramas, rare maps and notecards. Prices from $4.00.
We also have a beautiful 2012 calendar available this year, with many of our most-requested images.
Proceeds benefit the continuing access and photographic preservation work of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections of Rasmuson Library (Archives), University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
For more information, call 474-6344.
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: Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox (jukebox.uaf.edu/akmushing).
The story of dog mushing is an integral part of Alaskan history. Dog traction dates back to the prehistoric record when dogs were first used to pull loads. Dog teams were a vital part of the subsistence and trapping economy in rural Alaska until the advent of snowmachines in the 1960s. Dog teams were key to the gold rush and broad settlement of Alaska, including as haulers of mail and supplies. Today sled dog races and recreational mushing are reminders of those early days when dog teams were essential to life in Alaska.
The Project Jukebox website features oral histories, historic film clips, and still photographs to highlight various aspects of dog mushing in Alaska. Topics include: dog racing, dog breeding, village use of dogs, traveling and camping with dogs, dog teams and tourism, dog team mail carriers, old trails, and building sleds.
For further information, contact Project Jukebox at (907) 474-6672. This project is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Alaska State Library.
Originally posted in April of this year, this collection of photographs has been much improved. We have now described every photograph in these albums of the Charles Sheldon Papers, consulting both Sheldon’s own handwritten descriptions in the albums and his narrative The Wilderness of Denali: Explorations of a Hunter-Naturalist in Northern Alaska (available at UAF, FNSB Public, and other libraries.) The original announcement of this collection follows:
Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, for the loan of the Charles Sheldon albums in order that these images could be digitized and included in Alaska’s Digital Archives.
Naturalist Charles Sheldon (1867-1928) was an authority on big game animals, particularly Alaskan mountain sheep and bear. He participated in a drive which eventually led to the creation of Denali National Park (originally Mt. McKinley National Park).
The Charles Sheldon Papers contain Charles Sheldon’s correspondence, diaries of exploration and hunting trips in Alaska, manuscripts, and miscellaneous other papers. The albums from the Shelburne Museum contain photographs chiefly of landscapes and game animals.
One album with 137 photographs of the Deering, Teller, and Nome areas of Alaska. Many of the images are of families living in those towns and of houses and buildings in the area, including interior scenes. Other images include mining activities and equipment. Of special interest are photographs that include images of individuals, including Alaska Natives in seasonal costume and images showing modes of transportation.