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How do I search the library catalog for Alaska Film Archives holdings?

To search the Library Catalog for Alaska Film Archives holdings

  1. Start at the Rasmuson Library Home page
  2. Click the Books (Library Catalog) tab and click the link to the Library Catalog.
  3. Select UAF Archival Moving Images from the Collections drop down menu.
  4. Type your terms and click Search.

    Example search for the term pipeline

  5. Use the limiters on the left to narrow your search. To use a limiter, you must check a box and then click Include.

    Example of using the left side limiters

Understanding your search results

  1. A list of film and videos will appear containing your search words in the titles or summaries. Titles in brackets [ ] represent raw footage and are not finished productions.
  2. To read more information about an item, click the item title.

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  3. For items you wish to view, write down the call number (the AAF-Number).

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  4. Viewing copies may be checked out by requesting your selected call numbers at the Level 4 Media Desk of the Rasmuson Library on the UAF Campus.

    For off-campus checkout throughout the world, please contact our Interlibrary Loan office at (907) 474-5348 or - *Some fees may apply for this service*

Other ways to search for archival film

  • You may also view some Alaska Film Archives video clips without the detailed catalog record at the Alaska’s Digital Archives.
    1. In the Alaska's Digital Archives search box, type search terms in the search window along with the word "film" such as: gold mining film, Bethel film, fish film etc. and click Search.
      Example search in Alaska's Digital Archives
    2. Click the Moving Image icon to view clips.
      Click the Moving Image icon to view the film clip
  • Many clips may also be viewed at the Alaska Film Archives YouTube site.

For additional information on collections, or to make arrangements to use images in websites, videos, PowerPoint or other presentations, or any form of broadcast or nonbroadcast production, contact:

Alaska Film Archives
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756808
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6808

Angela Schmidt - Film Archivist
(907) 474-5357

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This page was last modified on March 26, 2020