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About: Archives


The Archives contains manuscripts, photographs, maps, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, business records, and other papers with a focus on Alaska and the polar north. Additionally, the Archives is the repository for statewide University of Alaska records, beginning in 1917, and those of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.


Search the Archives Catalog for collections including photos, manuscripts, maps, records, and more.

For help with searching the Archives Catalog, watch Introduction to Searching the Archive's Catalog.

Alaska's Digital Archives contains a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from archives, museums and libraries throughout our state.

Search ScholarWorks@UA for University of Alaska faculty and student publications and research.  

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Search the Library Catalog to materials in the Archives.

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We are generally available for one hour appointments, Monday-Friday between 10:00am-noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm.


Contact the Archives

Rachel Cohen, Archivist
Fawn Carter, Assistant Archivist
Phone: 907-474-2791

Related Links

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
1732 Tanana Loop
PO Box 756800
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6800
Phone: 907-474-7481​​
Text: 907-341-4404​

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