The University Archives is the official repository for all materials of enduring value to the University of Alaska. Administrative offices, colleges and schools, academic departments, institutes and committees, and student groups are asked to regularly transfer historically valuable records. Significant records include publications, meeting minutes, project files, publicity materials, correspondence, and photographs. Effective records management protects records that are vital to the university's administrative, legal, and fiscal responsibilities and ensures the preservation of the university's history. University faculty, administrators, or staff wishing to transfer records please see:
- A Guide to Preserving Historical Records at the University of Alaska [pdf]
- Records Transfer Authorization Form [pdf] [doc]
The archives is also dedicated to documenting the life and times of the college. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contribute personal memorabilia from their time at the University. Items of particular interest include course materials, diaries, photographs, letters, and writings. Documenting student life and culture is very difficult; the support of the university community and alumni is essential if the history of this institution is to be preserved. For more information, please see the Alaska and Polar Regions Gift Policy. *Note, we do not supply student transcripts. For information on obtaining student transcripts go to the UAF Registrar's site.