Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society

PCG-Organization-Icon.pngThe Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaska history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage. Governed by a 15-member board, the Society provides a forum and a vehicle to achieve these goals. AHS is a membership organization with 430+ members. If you would like to join us, visit our membership page.


Recent Blog Entries

Importance of Archives

Date Posted: February 15, 2019       Categories: 49 History News

In 2018, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) made protecting our state’s archives its advocacy priority.¬†As part of this effort, AHS launched the Archives Video Project to highlight how archive collections are the irreplaceable basic sources of historical research. By emphasizing how collections are used in research, these videos hope to bring attention to the rich […]

William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books

Date Posted: November 8, 2019       Categories: News

Do you have a favorite book about the northern or southern polar regions? Why not nominate it for the William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books? The book must have been published between January 2018 and December 2019, and the nomination deadline is March 31, 2020. The book prize honors the best Arctic or Antarctic […]

Suffragists Project Jukebox

Date Posted: November 2, 2019       Categories: News

In recognition of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women of the United States the right to vote, the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has updated the: Recovering Our Past, The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Project Jukebox This Project Jukebox contains a slideshow […]

ANCSA Presentation by Emil Notti

Date Posted: November 2, 2019       Categories: News

Reflections on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act with Emil Notti Wednesday, November 20th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lecture Hall at The Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, Alaska Dr. Emil Notti was the first Alaska Federation of Natives president who cast the tie-breaking vote to allow the Sealaska region into Alaska […]

Article About Archives Video Project

Date Posted: November 2, 2019       Categories: News

As part of his advocacy efforts, Bill Schneider recently wrote an article highlighting the value of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and explaining The Archive Video Project that produced videos featuring researchers using the collections. View this article, “Archives Video Project […]