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. Use search terms like skis, skiing, mountain climbing, and mountaineering.
For collections related to mountaineering in Alaska, held by archives, libraries, and museums, across Alaska, please visit the guide to mountaineering in Alaska primary sources on Alaska's Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
Anchorage Ski Club records, 1937-1966. HMC-0055. Records of a local Anchorage organization. The Ski Club operated the Arctic Valley ski area into the 1980s.
Russ Dow papers, 1917-1932. HMC-0396. Russ came to Alaska in the mid-1930s on some of Bradford Washburn's glacial and mountain climbing expeditions. A life long skier, Russ trained soldiers at Ft. Richardson during World War II and was involved in the Anchorage Ski Club.
Karl Eid papers, 1937-2003. HMC-0423. An Olympic class ski jumper in Germany before World War II, Eid was also active in teaching ski jumping and developing new ski jump facilities in Anchorage.
Grace and John Vincent Hoeman papers, 1952-1979. HMC-0887. Alaskan residents, worldwide mountaineers, both were involved in the Mountaineering Club of Alaska.
William J. Mills, Jr. papers, circa 1941-2005. Papers of doctor who did research into cold injuries and physiological effects of low temperatures, including studies of mountain climbers.
Mountaineering Club of Alaska records, 1960-1981. HMC-0690. Some records related to the mountaineering advocacy group.
National Ski Patrol. Alaska Division records, 1960-1997. HMC-0411. Includes administrative files, newsletters, and testing and training materials.
Sourdough Ski Patrol records, 1974-1997. HMC-1080. A subset of the Alaska Division of the National Ski Patrol covering Alyeska. The collection contains administrative records, newsletters, and testing and training materials.
Vern Tejas papers, 1971-2003. HMC-0657. Papers and photographs of an Alaskan mountain climber.
Unidentified tourist slides, circa 1960-1979. HMC-0740. Includes many photographs of people mountain-climbing.
Also be sure to look at the lists of UAA Athletics department records for more materials related to skiing and mountaineering classes and teams at UAA.