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African American history in Alaska collections

Collection pertaining to African American history in Alaska, including the papers of individuals, as well as groups serving the Black community.

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1964 Alaska earthquake collections

1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill collections

Advocacy collections

African American history in Alaska collections

Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood collections

Alaska Highway construction collections

Alaska Native and foreign language collections

Alaska state legislators and legislation collections

Anchorage history collections

Anchorage winter Olympics bids

ANCSA, ANILCA, and D-2 collections

Anthropology collections

Archives in Alaska

Arctic research collections

Aviation collections

Businesses, clubs, and organizations

Canol Pipeline collections

Cold War era (1945-1992) collections

Communications systems

Creative writing collections

Education collections

Engineering collections

Fine arts collections

Fishing, fisheries, and canneries collections

Fur Rendezvous related collections

Fur trading, trapping, and farming

Gardening and botany collections

Geography and environmental studies collections

Geology related collections

Gold rush collections

Governors of Alaska

Greenspace collections

Hope and Sunrise, Alaska related collections

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race related collections

International collections

Journalism and broadcasting 

Labor collections

LGBT related collections

Mapping and surveying collections

Matanuska Colony collections

Medicine and health collections

Miners and mining collections

Nursing collections

Performing arts collections

Permanent Fund Dividend

Petroleum and natural gas related collections

Poetry collections


Senior Citizen Issues and Advocacy

Seward, Alaska related collections

Skiing and mountaineering collections

Steamship related collections

Tourism in Alaska

Women’s organizations and women’s issues collections

World War II in Alaska collections

The 1930s collections


African American history in Alaska collections

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Alaska Black Caucus, Inc. records; 1975-1993.  HMC-0003. Records of an organization dedicated to advancing the well-being of the African-Americans in Alaska.

Black Arts Association records; 1972-1980. HMC-0070.  Records of an organization promoting artistic engagement for African Americans in Anchorage.

Blacks in Alaska History Project records; 1953-2004. HMC-0681. Project records and research files related to a project documenting African Americans in Alaskan history.

Willard L. Bowman papers; 1952-1979. HMC-0073. Political campaign papers and human rights related materials of African-American legislator.

Bettye Davis papers; 1976-2012. HMC-1127. Records of a female African American Alaska senator, representative, Anchorage Schoolboard member, and community advocate.

George T. Harper papers; 1803-2004. HMC-0686. The papers of an historian who researched African American history in Alaska.

Kuumba Black Artists Network, Inc. records; 1981-1983. HMC-0686. Records of a non-profit organization that supported African American cultural education and African American art.

Bruce Melzer oral history interviews; circa 1982-1994. HMC-1246. Oral history interviews conducted by a reporter for KSKA and the Anchorage Daily News, who conducted interviews for a radio series on Black history in Alaska.

E. Louis Overstreet papers; 1972, 1981-1993. HMC-0412. Records of an African American civil engineer, writer, and board member who served on educational, political, and religious committees.

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