Alaska's Digital Archives
"Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, oral histories, moving images, documents, and other materials from libraries, museums, and institutions throughout our state."
Alaska State Museums' Collections Search
Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 Resource Guide
"March 27, 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. To mark the event, a number of Alaskan repositories have come together to create this guide to information resources related to the earthquake." This project was initiated by the Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. Funding was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Alaska State Library, through an Interlibrary Cooperation Grant awarded in June 2012.
Kodiak Alaska Military History
"...the digital branch of the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks."
Tundra Times Photograph Project
"The Tundra Times was the voice of Alaska Natives from 1962 to 1997."
|Alaskan Archives, Libraries, & Museums
Alaska Association for Historic Preservation and Oscar Anderson House Museum (Anchorage)
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (Anchorage)
Alaska Jewish Museum (Anchorage)
Alaska Museum of Natural History (Anchorage)
Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage)
"A gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures."
Alaska State Archives (Juneau)
Alaska State Library (Juneau)
Alaska State Museum (Juneau)
Alutiiq Museum (Kodiak)
Anchorage Public Library
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Arctic Studies Center (Anchorage)
An office of the Smithsonian Institute.
ARLIS-Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (Anchorage)
"The mother lode of Alaska resources information."
Baranov Museum (Kodiak)
Clausen Memorial Museum (Petersburg)
Eagle Historical Society & Museums
Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries
First City Libraries (Ketchikan)
A consortium including the Ketchikan Public Library, the UA Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library, and the Ketchikan Gateway School District Libraries.
Homer Public Library
Juneau Public Libraries
Kenai Community Library
Kodiak Maritime Museum (Kodiak)
Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry (Wasilla)
Petersburg Public Library
Pratt Museum (Homer)
Sheldon Jackson Museum (Sitka)
Sheldon Museum (Haines)
Sitka Historical Museum (Sitka)
Skagway Museum & Archives
Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)
"Information Resources for, about, and by Alaskans."
Tongass Historical Museum (Ketchikan)
Trapper Creek Museum
"A settler's log cabin housing a wonderful collection of artifacts, stories and pictures depicting the life of Alaska's homesteaders, gold rush miners and trapping pioneers."
Tuzzy Consortium Library (Barrow)
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) at Anchorage
"Maintains records retired from Federal agencies and courts in Alaska."
UAA/APU Consortium Library (Anchorage):
Archives and Special Collections Department
UAF Elmer E. Rasmuson & BioSciences Libraries (Fairbanks):
Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives:
UAF Museum of the North (Fairbanks)
Ted Stevens Papers Project at Rasmuson Library
"The Ted Stevens Papers Collection documents the career of Theodore Fulton (Ted) Stevens (1923-2010), Senator from the State of Alaska from 1968-2009, the longest-serving Republican member of the United States Congress."
Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
|Regional Archives, Libraries, & Museums
British Columbia Archives (Victoria, BC)
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle, Washington)
City of Vancouver Archives
Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver, BC)
Museum of History & Industry (Seattle, Washington)
Royal BC Museum (Victoria, BC)
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Public Library
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) at Seattle
"Maintains retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington."
University of British Columbia Library (Vancouver, BC)
University of Washington Libraries (Seattle, Washington)
Vancouver Public Library
Washington State Archives (Olympia, Washington)
Washington State History Museum (Tacoma, Washington)
Washington State Library (Olympia, Washington)
Yukon Archives (Whitehorse, Yukon)
|Other Archives & Libraries
Library and Archives Canada
Library of Congress
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA):
NARA Archival Research Catalogue (ARC)
|Alaskan and Regional Historical Societies & Resources
Alaska Historical Society
Alaska Lost Ski Areas Project
British Columbia Historical Federation
"The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History."
Kodiak Historical Society
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
"Preserving our Northwest Nautical Heritage."
Seward Historic Preservation Commission
Sitka Historical Society
Tanana-Yukon Historical Society
Washington State Historical Society
Yukon Historical & Museums Association
|Alaskan Public Broadcasters
Alaska Public Media (Anchorage):
Ketchemak Bay Broadcasting, Inc. (Homer)
88.1 FM in Seward and 91.9 FM in Girdwood.
Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN)
Alaska Public Media's online engagement initiative.
KBBI-AM 890, "Where The Sound Meets The Sea."
Kohanic Broadcast Corporation (Anchorage)
KNBA-FM 90.3, "A Signal Of Change."
Kotz Radio 89.9 FM and 720 AM (Kotzebue)
88.5 FM in Ambler; 88.7 FM in Shungnak; and 88.9 FM in Kobuk.
Silakkuagvik Communications, Inc. (Barrow)
KBRW-AM 680 and 91.9 FM, "Top Of The World Radio." 88.1 FM in Deadhorse, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, and Point Lay; and 101.5 in Anaktuvuk Pass and Point Hope.
Terminal Radio, Inc. (Valdez)
KCHU-AM 770 in Valdez; KXGA-FM 90.5 in Glennallen; KXKM-FM 89.7 in McCarthy; 88.1 FM in Chenega Bay, Cordova, and Tatitlek; and 88.3 FM in Whittier.
Unalaska Community Broadcasting
KUCB-TV and KUCB-FM 89.7.
KCAW-FM Raven Radio 90.1 and 104.7 (Sitka)
90.1 FM in Yakutat; 91.7 FM in Pelican; 91.9 FM in Port Alexander and Tenakee Springs; 92.1 FM in Elfin Cove; 105.5 FM in Angoon; and 107.1 FM in Kake.
88.1 FM, 91.1 FM, 100.9 FM, and 103.1 FM serving Coffman Cove, Petersburg, Point Baker, and Port Protection.
KHNS Radio (Haines)
91.9 FM and 102.3 FM serving Haines, Klukwan, and Skagway. Member of the Community Radio of Alaska consortium.
KIYU-AM 910 (Galena)
"Since 1986, Community Supported Public Radio Serving The Interior Of Alaska." Member of the Community Radio of Alaska consortium.
KMXT-FM 100.1 (Kodiak)
"Public Radio for Kodiak Island." 91.9 FM in Port Lions; 100.1 FM in Chignik; and 101.7 FM in Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay, and Old Harbor.
KRBD-FM 105.9 (Ketchikan)
"Community Radio For Southern Southeast Alaska." 90.1 FM in Hydaburg, Klawock, Mount Point, and Thorne Bay; 90.7 FM in North Point Higgins; 101.7 FM in Craig; and 107.1 FM in Clover Pass.
KSDP-AM 830 (Sand Point)
88.1 FM in King Cove.
KSTK-FM 101.7 Stikine River Radio (Wrangell)
KTNA-FM 88.9 (Talkeetna)
"Community Radio For The Susitna Valley." Member of the Community Radio of Alaska consortium.
KTOO-TV and KTOO-FM 104.3
KUAC-TV and KUAC-FM 89.9 (Fairbanks)
88.1 FM in Gustavus; 89.9 FM in Excursion Inlet; 91.9 FM in Hoonah; 101.7 FM in Lemon Creek and Switzer Creek; and 103.1 FM in Auke Bay and Mendenhall Valley.
Rain Country Radio KRNN-FM 102.7
One of KTOO-FM's two sister stations; KRNN is a non-commercial music and arts station, playing a variety of music including classical, jazz, and adult album alternative programming.
Excellent Radio KXLL-FM 100.7
The second of KTOO-FM's two sister stations; KXLL is a non-commercial music station, with an adult album alternative/modern rock hybrid format.
360 North and Gavel Alaska
"360 North is Alaska's public affairs channel. Part of the statewide offerings of Alaska public television, it is the most widely distributed television channel in Alaska offering a full-time schedule of Alaska programming, public affairs specials, documentaries, historical programs, Native interest shows and coverage of Alaska government."
91.1 FM in Nenana and Tok; 91.3 FM in Nome; 91.7 FM in Central, Circle, Circle Hot Springs, Delta Junction, and Eagle; and 101.7 FM in Healy.
KYUK-TV and KYUK-AM 640 (Bethel)
91.9 FM in Aniak.
|Film, Video, & Audio Collections and Preservation
A/V Artifact Atlas (AVAA)
"Archivists working with audiovisual content need to be able to reliably identify such errors, but they typically lack formal training in audio and video engineering and may not be familiar or comfortable with its terminology. [...] Archivists can use the AVAA material to inform themselves about these technical issues and apply the information to the quality control process, so that the archive can better inspect the vendor's product." Courtesy of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), New York University, and Stanford University.
"Archivematica is a free and open-source digital preservation system that is designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects."
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
"Dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding all aspects of recordings and recorded sound."
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
AMIPA's big brother, with an international membership.
"The world's first digital news archive." Preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive, which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.
British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC):
"Promoting moving images for teaching and research in higher and further education."
British Universities Newsreel Database (BUND)
Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)
Moving Image Gateway (MIG)
"Selected sources for moving images online."
Researcher's Guide Online (RGO)
"British film, television, radio and related documentation collections."
"COPTR is a registry of tools useful for preserving digital information for the long term. COPTR is an initiative to collate the knowledge of the digital preservation community on preservation tools in one place.."
Conservation Online (CoOL):
"Resources for Conservation Professionals."
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Video Preservation Website
Motion Picture Film Preservation
"On this site you will have the opportunity to find out more about the cylinder format, listen to thousands of musical and spoken selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discover a little-known era of recorded sound." Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI)
" ... a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices for digitizing historical content ... "
An online guide to preserving your home movie heritage, sponsored by AMIA.
Film, Video, and Sound Database (National Archives of Canada)
Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
A "service, education, and advocacy consortium." They produce and distribute the MARC templates for FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access.
International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)
Media Restoration Resources
Courtesy of Richard L. Hess's Tape Restoration Resources.
Motion Picture and Television Reading Room (Library of Congress)
Care and Handling for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists
National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
Includes a list of moving image archives worldwide, National Film Registry selections, and more.
National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF)
"The National Film Preservation Foundation offers several types of film preservation grants to public and nonprofit organizations." Site also includes PDF files of The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
National Recording Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation
"The goal of Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation is to create new software tools that will potentially benefit all areas of the humanities." Courtesy of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), the Dance Heritage Coalition, and David Rice.
Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide (PDF)
Courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts.
|Other Film, Video, & Audio Resources
Anchorage International Film Festival
The Alaska Film Group (AFG)
"AFG is the primary response center for statewide film and print media information, coordination and management."
Alaska Film Locations
"Film Location Scouting, Management and Production Services."
Alaska Film Office
Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development's Division of Economic Development.
Alaska Locations, Inc.
"...a location scouting, management, and logistics specialty firm."
Alaskan Nomad Productions
Field Research Guides:
"In an effort to provide useful information to fieldworkers, students, community scholars, and others interested in cultural documentation, ethnography and oral history, the Vermont Folklife Center archive provides online access to a series of research guides." Courtesy of The Vermont Folklife Center.
Digital Audio Recording Equipment Guide
"An overview of audio field recording technologies currently available to researchers."
Audio Recording Equipment Guide: Retired Equipment List
"A list of audio field recording technologies no longer included in the Audio Recording Equipment Guide. Currently includes information on DAT, MiniDisc and Hi-MD."
Field Recording in the Digital Age
"Information on working with Solid State digital audio recording equipment such as the Marantz PMD660."
Digital Editing of Field Audio
"A basic introduction to digitizing and editing field audio for access and distribution."
Resources on the Preservation of Materials in Ethnographic and Oral History Collections
"An introduction to early cinema."
A Glossary of Film Terms
Courtesy of Joel Schlemowitz.
The History of Sound Recording Technology
"This site is the successor to the Dead Media Site, and the Sound Recording History Site, both formerly at www.rci.rutgers.edu."
Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
The Juneau Underground Motion Picture (JUMP) Society
"An informal club created to bring together local film making enthusiasts and promote community awareness of their art."
"The most comprehensive music technology glossary on the planet."
Updated: September 2, 2014