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Skiing and mountaineering collections

Archives & Special Collections has many archival collections that relate to skiing and mountaineering. In alphabetical order by creator. Follow the links to a more complete listing of the collection contents.

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Skiing and mountaineering collections

Tourism in Alaska

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World War II in Alaska collections

The 1930s collections

 

Collections

Follow the links to collection descriptions and inventories. You can keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below. Use search terms like skis, skiing, mountain climbing, and mountaineering.

Anchorage Ski Club records, 1937-1966. HMC-0055. Records of a local Anchorage organization. The Ski Club operated the Arctic Valley ski area into the 1980s.

Russ Dow papers, 1917-1932. HMC-0396. Russ came to Alaska in the mid-1930s on some of Bradford Washburn's glacial and mountain climbing expeditions. A life long skier, Russ trained soldiers at Ft. Richardson during World War II and was involved in the Anchorage Ski Club.

Karl Eid papers, 1937-2003. HMC-0423. An Olympic class ski jumper in Germany before World War II, Eid was also active in teaching ski jumping and developing new ski jump facilities in Anchorage.

Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers, 1952-1979. HMC-0887. Alaskan residents, worldwide mountaineers, both were involved in the Mountaineering Club of Alaska.

Mountaineering Club of Alaska records, 1960-1981. HMC-0690. Some records related to the mountaineering advocacy group.

National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records, 1960-1997. HMC-0411. Includes administrative files, newsletters, and testing and training materials.

Sourdough Ski Patrol records, 1974-1997. HMC-1080. A subset of the Alaska Division of the National Ski Patrol covering Alyeska. The collection contains administrative records, newsletters, and testing and training materials.

Vern Tejas papers, 1971-2003. HMC-0657. Vern currently has the speed record for all 8 of the 7 Summits of 134 days, set in 2010.

Also be sure to look at the lists of UAA Athletics department records for more materials related to skiing and mountaineering classes and teams at UAA.

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