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About: Rare Books and Rare Maps

Rare Books and Rare Maps

The Rare Books and Rare Maps collection contains over 5,000 Rare Book volumes on polar exploration and the settlement of Alaska from the 15th to the early 20th century, as well as Rare Maps from 16th-century speculative cartography to the Gold Rush era.



Search the Library Catalog to find rare books and rare maps.

Search the APRCA Digital Repository to find select rare books and rare maps that have been digitized.

Alaska's Digital Archives contain 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.

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Contact the Books & Periodicals Curator

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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