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Where to Find Primary Sources

Archives at UAA/APU

Archives & Special Collections at the UAA/APU Consortium Library
To see what the Archives has, you may need to search these two ways.

Other Archives in Alaska

Alaska has many archival organizations. If you are seeking support or assistance with your institution's archival holdings, you may want to start with the Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) or the Archives Rescue Corps (ARC). 

Other archives in the state include:

Alaska and Polar Regions Collections
Rasmuson Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association
Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska State Archives
Juneau, Alaska

Alaska State Library Historical Collections
Alaska State Library
Juneau, Alaska

Anchorage Museum Library and Archives
Anchorage, Alaska

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska

NARA Pacific Alaska Region (moved to Seattle)
National Archives
Seattle, Washington

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Juneau, Alaska

Many Alaskan museums and libraries also hold archival materials. The best sources for locating those are through Museums Alaska or the Alaska Library Association.

Another resource to search for archival materials in Alaska, try searching the Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in the Northwest. The directory is a compilation of information about heritage institutions in the five-state Northwest region, comprising Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Its purpose is to provide the researcher with information about the content of primary sources in these institutions.

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This guide is maintained by Daria O. Carle.

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