African American history in Alaska
Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood
Alaska state legislators and legislation
Anchorage Winter Olympics bids
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Businesses, clubs, and organizations
Fishing, fisheries, and canneries
Fur trading, trapping, and farming
Geography and environmental studies
Non-English language collections
Senior Citizen issues and advocacy
Student newspapers, Anchorage Community College and University of Alaska Anchorage
Women’s organizations and women’s issues
The following list contains collections of women’s only organizations or organizations and events that are not solely for women, but raise awareness for women’s issues. Follow the links to collection descriptions and inventories. This list not comprehensive, and does not include the records of individuals who fought for women’s rights, or who may have belonged to the organizations listed below. Please keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below.
The 15%, INC. event flyers; undated, 1989-1992. EPH-0256. Event flyers for a non-profit feminist and lesbian arts organization.
Alaska Professional Communicators records; 1961-2013. HMC-0026. Alaska Professional Communicators began in 1961 as the Alaska Press Women. While the organization began as women only, in 1996 the membership voted to change the organization’s name to Alaska Professional Communicators and now includes men and women. The collection consists of records concerning the administration, membership, and activities of the organization.
Alaska Women's Bookstore Board of Directors work session notes and event flyers; 1986-1995. EPH-0261. Flyers and information regarding a feminist bookstore which provided books by, for, and about women.
Alaska Women’s Political Caucus records; 1982-1996. HMC-1344. Records of an organization aimed at increasing promoting equal rights and political participation for women.
American Association of University Women. Anchorage (Alaska) branch records; 1955-2004. HMC-0997. The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded in 1881, has been to promote education and equity for women and girls. The Anchorage Branch of the AAUW received its charter in 1955. The collection consists of records of the Anchorage Branch of the American Association of University Women, including by-laws, founding documents, membership directories, and newsletters.
Anchorage Woman’s Club records; 1915-2014. HMC-1200. The Anchorage Woman’s Club (AWC) is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The collection contains the Club’s records and scrapbooks.
Anchorage Women's Community Chorus papers; undated, 1991-1992. EPH-0264. Membership information, music, and event flyers for an inclusive, all-women choir in Anchorage.
British Women’s Club of Anchorage records; 1965-1983. HMC-1093. The British Women’s Club of Anchorage was open to women from Commonwealth countries or of Commonwealth descent. The Club sponsored regular social activities and engaged in civic fundraising events as well. The collection consists of several scrapbooks and a guest book.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Alaska records; 1934-2001. HMC-0680. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Alaska (GFWC of AK) is a state club affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), a national volunteer service organization. The collection primarily contains administrative records documenting the work of the Alaska affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
League of Women Voters of Anchorage records; circa 1950-2011. HMC-1268. The League of Women Voters of Anchorage is a civic organization that works to ensure voters have easy access to participate in political elections at every level.
Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club records; 1953-1962. HMC-0985. The Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club was formed by a group of women in the Sand Lake and Jewel Lake areas of Anchorage, Alaska. The collection contains the club’s constitution and by-laws, yearly reports of activities, a scrapbook, loose photographs, and a “Club of the Year” gavel award for 1959.
OPAL newsletters and event flyers; 1989-2001. EPH-0262. OPAL was a social organization for lesbians to interact in a confidential and safe place.
Women's Coffeehouse event flyers; undated, 1996-1999. EPH-0265.
Women's March documents; 2017. HMC-1270. Those who participated in the Women’s March marched to protect legislation regarding immigration reform, women’s rights and human rights, healthcare reform, racial equality, freedom of religion, the environment, and LGBTQ rights.This collection contains signs, photographs, and video created by various people who attended marches in Anchorage and Palmer.
Women's Music Festival flyers; 1990, 1999. EPH-0259.