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Anchorage Winter Olympics archival collections

A guide to collections with materials relating to attempts to bring the winter Olympics to Anchorage.

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1930s collections

1964 Alaska earthquake 

1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill


African American history in Alaska

Alaska before 1900

Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood

Alaska Highway construction

Alaska Native collections

Alaska state legislators and legislation 

Alaskan leadership 

Anchorage charter commissions

Anchorage history 

Anchorage Winter Olympics bids



Archives in Alaska

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic research


Birding and bird conservation

Businesses, clubs, and organizations

Canol Pipeline 

Capital move 

Christianity in Alaska

Cold War era (1945-1992) 

Communications systems

Cooking and nutrition

Creative writing



Fairbanks, Alaska

Fine arts

Fishing, fisheries, and canneries

Fur Rendezvous

Fur trading, trapping, and farming

Gardening and botany

Geography and environmental studies

Geology related

Gold rush

Governors of Alaska

Greenspace collections

Hatcher Pass area 

Homer, Alaska

Hope and Sunrise, Alaska 

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race


Jesse Lee Home

Journalism and broadcasting 



LGBT related collections

Mapping and surveying 

Matanuska Colony 

Medicine and health 

Miners and mining collections

Natural disasters

Non-English language collections


Performing arts

Permanent Fund Dividend

Petroleum and natural gas



Senior Citizen issues and advocacy

Seward, Alaska

Skiing and mountaineering


Student newspapers, Anchorage Community College and University of Alaska Anchorage

Tourism in Alaska

United States. Air Force

United States. Coast Guard 

Women’s organizations and women’s issues

World War II in Alaska 


Follow the links to full collection descriptions and inventories. This list is not a comprehensive list of all collections with materials related to the Anchorage Organizing Committees and the Olympics in Alaska.

Anchorage Olympic Organizing Committee Olympics records; 1976-1994, bulk 1984-1990. 47 cubic feet. HMC-1002. Records of Anchorage’s bids to host the Winter Olympics in 1992, 1994, and 1998. 

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce records; 1946-2013.  HMC-0048. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's purpose is to promote and enhance business and community services in the Anchorage community. Boxes 14, 15, 16, and 32 contain materials relating to various bids.

Edwin B. Crittenden papers; 1938-2005.  HMC-0094. Edwin Crittenden's papers include many of his professional records relating to his career as an architect in Anchorage. The collection contains proposals and publications related to Anchorage's bid for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. CCC Architects, Crittenden's architecture firm, was involved in the planning.

Karl Eid papers; 1937-2003.  HMC-0423. Karl Eid was an Olympic class ski jumper in Germany prior to World War II. In Anchorage, he was active in teaching ski jumping and developing new ski jump facilities in Anchorage. The Karl Eid Ski Jumping Complex at Hilltop Ski Area was named in his honor. Box 3 contains a folder with materials related to Anchorage Organizing Committee activities.

Sharon Gagnon papers; 1973-2004.  HMC-0446. Sharon Gagnon served on the Anchorage Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics from 1987-1993. Box 4 contains her papers related to the Olympics.

Charles Konigsberg papers; 1947-1995.  HMC-0794 Box 22 contains papers relating to the Anchorage Organizing committee and date from 1987 to 1995.

John and Linda Nelson papers; 1969-1987.  HMC-0387. John and Linda Nelson ran Alaska Stagecraft, Inc. Box 8 includes one folder relating to the 1992 bid.

Dave Rose papers; 1960-2006.  HMC-0977. Box 53 contains materials relating to the 1994 bid.

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