The Archives of the Alaska Historical Society are housed in the Archives and Special Collections Department, University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library. The AHS Archive includes material about the history of the organization, as well as a variety of material related to the general history of Alaska. For example: photographs from Alaska trips by F. W. A. Poppe, John T. Smith, and Archie Templeton; original and copied papers of Alfred P. Swineford, an early governor of Alaska; and photographic materials by or relating to C. E. Claypool, Ida Copley, Courait, J. Ferguson, C. Gilpatrick, the Kalifornsky Family, Loman and Hanford, the McKeown Family, Ann and Robert Mounteer, Otto Schallerer, and C. M. Thurston. There are also groupings of miscellaneous original and copied photographs, clippings, and publications. The AHS Archive is available to the public for research purposes.
Interested in Donating Items?
We are always looking for new donations to the Alaska Historical Society Archive. If you have photos, papers, clippings, or publications that you would like to donate, please contact the Alaska Historical Society P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage AK 99510-0299 (907) 276-1596, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Archives and Special Collections Department, University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library at 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 786-1849, http://consortiumlibrary.org/archives.
Or you can donate photos or papers to another one of the archives in Alaska:
Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 310 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6808 (907) 474-2791,
If you have objects or artifacts relating to Alaska history that you would like to donate, we suggest you contact:
Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., Juneau, Alaska 99811-1718 (907) 465-2901, http://museums.alaska.gov/asm/asmhome.html