The National Arctic Wildlife Range, 8.9 million acres, was established by Public Land Order 2214 in December 1960. In 1980, with the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), the size was brought to over 19 million acres and it was renamed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). This is a listing of archival collections with materials related to ANWR and the land encompassed within its boundaries in the holdings of Archives and Special Collections at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. It may not be a complete list of all the related materials in the holdings of the Archives. Researchers may wish to search the Archives site for a more comprehensive look at our collection guides. Each page of the Archives website has a keyword search box.
The collections listed below have content related to ANWR. Some of the inventories are lengthy. As many of the folder or box descriptions were transcribed directly off of the original labels, you may find it easiest to keyword search within the document by ANWR or individual words within Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or Range to find the relevant content.
The following are additional subject guides to Archives collections that may include collections with content relevant to ANWR.