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About: Alaska Film Archives

Alaska Film Archives

The Alaska Film Archives holds more than 10,000 Alaska films and videos available for viewing and use by patrons and researchers.

Not sure where to start? Watch Accessing the Library's Film Archives for your research.



Search the Library Catalog to find film and video.

Search the APRCA Digital Repository to find select full length video.

Visit the Alaska Film Archives YouTube channel to view short clips of some of our moving images.

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More About the Alaska Film Archives

  • Items in the collection span from professional productions to amateur home-movies, made in and about Alaska from the earliest days of filmmaking through today.
  • These moving images unveil transformations that have taken place across the state during the course of the past century, covering such topics as Alaska Native cultural and subsistence activities, gold-mining, hunting and fishing, aviation, dog-mushing, floods and fires, landscapes and wildlife, earthquakes, the military, political debates, Statehood celebrations, the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, parades and festivals, and family life in communities large and small from across the state.

Unit Goals

Since its establishment in 1993, the goals of the Alaska Film Archives are to locate and collect film and videotape pertaining to Alaska through donation, to document the regions and dates of each item, to catalog and make items available for viewing, and to store original materials under controlled environmental conditions.

Notable Films and Videos

Notable films and videos in the collection include:


All original materials are stored in climate-controlled film and media vaults.

Contact the Alaska Film Archives

Angela Schmidt, Film Archivist
Phone: 907-474-5357

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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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