We have several ways to find this information, and where you begin depends on the type of material you want.
How do I find historical photographs?
This is a consortium of libraries and archives across the state who have all digitized some of their images for an online database. This means you can find images from many institutions in Alaska in one place.
This is where we catalog the photographic and manuscript materials in the Alaska and Polar Regions Archives. You can find information on images that have not been digitized and require an in-person visit to the Archives.
How do I find manuscript materials?
This is where you identify collections, records, and papers you'd like to visit in-person by using keyword searches. For all collections in Star, there is a basic description of the people, places, topics, and time frame the materials cover. For some collections, we have detailed finding aids and container lists that give more specific information on the items in the collection. You can identify collections with finding aids by their PDF attachments.
How do I find films?
You may also search for archival materials in the Library Catalog. You can do general keyword, author, title, etc. searches to pull up a list of results. You can then identify archival materials by the ARCHIVES call number.
If you are looking specifically for film or oral histories, you can further limit the results of your search by searching specific collections.
If you require assistance in finding archival materials, you can email the Archives at UAF-APRemail@example.com or call at 907-474-2791.