Archives and Special Collections at the Consortium Library holds a variety of collections, ranging from the early history of Alaska to more recent times. We also hold a variety of types of records from manuscript collections, organization's records, and university records.
Archives and Special Collections creates and updates topical guides that list collections related to specific subjects. To learn more about our topical guides, click here.
To find photographs, maps, documents, physical objects, audio, and moving images of Alaska online, check out the Alaska Digital Archives. It holds digitized archival material from all over the state.
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).
Other archives in the state include:
Alaska and Polar Regions Collections
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association
Alaska State Archives
Alaska State Library Historical Collections
Alaska State Library
Anchorage Museum Library and Archives
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
NARA Pacific Alaska Region (moved to Seattle)
Sealaska Heritage Institute
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.