The Alaska's Digital Archives project is a collaborative effort initiated by the Alaska State Library's Historical Collection in Juneau, Archives and Special Collections at the UAA-APU Consortium Library in Anchorage, and the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections external link icon at the UAF Rasmuson Library in Fairbanks. The goal of the project is to support the instructional and research needs of Alaskans and others interested in Alaska history and culture. Materials include photographic images, documents, maps, oral histories, and moving image footage. The Digital Archives contains representative samples of some collections in Archives holdings.
The Alaska Historical Society is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaska history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage. Governed by a 15-member board of directors, the Society provides a forum and a vehicle to achieve these goals.
The Alaska State Archives was established in 1970 and opened its doors to the public in 1972. The State Archives is the repository that preserves the government records of Alaska's history and makes these records accessible to its patrons in a safe, professional, and responsible manner.
The Alaska Historical Collections preserves the first copy of any state publication. It maintains the master microfilm copies of those Alaska newspapers (1866-present) not filmed commercially. The materials are arranged, described, and cataloged according to national standards. At-risk materials, such as glass plates, fragile documents, rare books and maps receive conservation treatment and archival housing.
The collections of the Alaska State Museums (Alaska State Museum and Sheldon Jackson Museum) represent the diverse cultures and rich historical record of a large geographic area. The museums' broad mandate is to collect, preserve and interpret the state’s human and natural history. The museums have more than 32,000 cataloged objects including Alaska Native material, historic artifacts, works of art, and natural history specimens.
This collection comprises periodicals published in the United States during the nineteenth century, primarily during the second half of the century. The materials selected illuminate the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Items that pertain to Alaska include: "Alaska" [Manufacturer and Builder, 21, no. 2 (February 1889)] and "Missionaries to Alaska" [The American Missionary, 44, no. 6 ( June 1890)].
This collection includes cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs, and leaflets for a multitude of products. Items related to Alaska include: Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee [Note: Includes images from Alaska and map of Alaska.] and Mapping Alaska's Mountains -- with the Squeeze of a Bulb.
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for Alaska.
This digital collection presents 7,949 publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and talent circulars for some 4,546 performers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. Items that pertain to Alaska include: The Lure of Alaska: by Dr. Leonard S. Sugden and Tracing the frontier of Alaska: an illustrated lecture by Asa C. Baldwin.