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Governors of Alaska archival collections

Collections held by Archives & Special Collections from Governors of Alaska.

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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


Oral histories

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 

Governors of Alaska collections

These are collections of papers created by former Governors of Alaska held by Archives and Special Collections. These individuals may be reflected in archival collections created by other individuals or organizations that are not listed here. For a more comprehensive search of ASC's archival materials relating to a specific person, please keyword search that individual's name from the main Archives webpage.

These collections may have only limited amounts of official gubernatorial records as the official papers of the Office of the Governor are typically transferred to the Alaska State Archives.

Alfred P. Swineford, Governor of the Territory of Alaska, 1885-1889.

George A. Parks, Governor of the Territory of Alaska, 1925-1933.

George A. Parks photographs, 1925-1931. HMC-0892. Six press photographs of the Alaska territorial governor.

Walter J. Hickel, Governor of Alaska, 1966-1969, 1990-1994.

  • Walter J. Hickel papers; 1950-2010. HMC-0660. Papers of a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, two-time Alaska Governor, and businessman who was very involved in northern regions public policy development.

Jay S. Hammond, Governor of Alaska, 1974-1982.

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