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Fine arts archival collections

Archives & Special Collections has many archival collections that relate to Fine Arts. They are listed below in alphabetical order by creator. Follow the links to a more complete listing of the collection contents.

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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 collection descriptions and inventories. You can keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below.

Benzie Ola “Rusty” Dow papers; circa 1910-1989.  HMC-0397.  Papers and photographs of Palmer artist who was also the first woman to drive the Alaska Military Highway from Fairbanks to the Yukon Territory in 1944.

Kuumba Black Artists Network, Inc. records; 1981-1983.  HMC-01457.  Records of a non-profit organization that supported African American cultural education and African American art in Alaska.

Sam McClain papers; 1942-1994.  HMC-0429.  Papers and artwork of Anchorage artist specializing in pen and ink drawings and watercolors.

Howard Rock oral history interview; 1976.  HMC-0210.  Interview conducted in 1976 with Point Hope ivory carver.

Diana Tillion papers; 2005.  HMC-0882.  Interview conducted in 2005 with Alaska watercolor artist and resident of Halibut Cove.

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