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Alaska Film Archives

Tanana-Yukon Historic Diorama

3 weeks ago

This program features scenes from the diorama of Tanana River and Yukon River towns that was created in the mid-1990s for display aboard the Riverboat ...

Archived KUAC radio programs now available

4 weeks ago

More than 120 hours of archived recordings from KUAC-FM, the public radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska, are now available for listening online through the ...

Prepping for pipeline road construction, 1970

1 month ago

This 1970 film includes scenes of the S.S. Mullen Construction Company establishing campsites and storage yards along the route of the proposed trans-Alaska ...

Muddy spring roads in Fairbanks, 1960s

2 months ago

Scenes of trucks and cars navigating muddy neighborhood roads during spring break-up in Fairbanks, Alaska, in about 1960 to 1962. (Color/Silent/16mm film).

Springtime at University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1970s

2 months ago

Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, circa 1970s, welcome spring. Scenes include students on the roof above the entrance of one of the lower campus ...

Polaris Sno-Traveler, 1960-1961

2 months ago

A family tests out a Polaris Sno-Traveler snow machine in front of the Alaska Marine store, and then takes to the hills during the winter of 1961-1962. Scenes ...

First Avenue Fairbanks: Saving Our Places

2 months ago

This 1999 program examines some of the historical structures along First Avenue in Fairbanks, Alaska. Through interviews, photos and moving images, the ...

1936 Fairbanks Winter Carnival parade

3 months ago

Scenes from the 1936 Fairbanks Winter Carnival parade on First Avenue in Fairbanks, Alaska, include military personnel, royalty contestants, a horse-drawn ...

Thinking Cold, 1970s

3 months ago

This is the story of the first full scale exploration for hydrocarbons on one of the most foreboding corners of our planet…” So begins the 1970s promotional film ...

Airport security at Fairbanks (1973)

3 months ago

This 1973 KTVF-TV report covers new airport security measures instituted to protect against hijacking. According to the report, new regulations made it the ...

Children of Eek and Their Art, 1970s

3 months ago

Eek is located in southwestern Alaska at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River near the Bering Sea. This 17-minute program from the mid-1970s tells the story of art ...

Fish wheel construction on the Tanana River, 1950s

4 months ago

Men at fish camp construct a fish wheel along the Tanana River in Interior Alaska during the 1950s. Children assist with the assembly of the fish wheel, and ...

Alaska Railroad narrow gauge train

4 months ago

Clip of an Alaska Railroad narrow gauge train on the original track of the Tanana Valley Railroad at Chatanika, Alaska, circa 1927 to 1930. This high resolution ...

Snowy travel in Alaska, 1950s

4 months ago

Alaska artist and filmmaker Fred Machetanz and his wife, author Sara Machetanz, travel in their car along narrow, snowy roads from their log home to nearby ...

Legacy of Alaska filmmaker Bill Bacon

6 months ago

Legendary Alaska filmmaker Bill Bacon passed away in October 2017. These scenes, filmed in Alaska and in Canada's Johnstone Strait between 1947 and ...

Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival, 1970s

6 months ago

Scenes include highlights from the annual Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival parade during the 1970s. The Festival was held as a Talkeetna Historical Society ...

Harvesting vegetables in Alaska

6 months ago

Alaskans show off the bounty of their garden harvest, including piles of carrots and potatoes, which they wash in nearby Gold Creek. According to filmmaker ...

Old Valdez

6 months ago

A visitor explores the old town of Valdez, Alaska, and examines the devastation caused by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. Structures include the Pioneer Hall ...

Drift fishing in the 1960s

6 months ago

Fisherman Roy Koshney of Alaska mends fishing nets, sails out in his old cannery boat (the PG 78) on the Kasilof or Kenai River, runs out nets, pulls in fish, uses ...

Placer mining operations, 1960s

6 months ago

Miner Bob Young pans for gold at his placer mine in Southcentral Alaska during the late 1960s or early 1970s. He pans for gold, pushes soil into a sluice box ...

Baking bread at Talkeetna Roadhouse

6 months ago

Scenes include images of the Talkeetna Roadhouse in Talkeetna, Alaska, with Carroll and Verna Close baking bread. John Baker filmed this sequence during ...