Alaska Film Archives

[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 2]
[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 2]
AAF-10408 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Buffalo.” “Plane taking off mi 101 Steese Hi 182 Atigun Pass, bull moose in Park, plowing Atigun Pass going up after storm, Atigun Pass slide, 1980, Mt. McKinley.” “Prudhoe, Bev and I at P Bay, good summer shots of caribou, air show at Eielson.” “Snow bound blizzard, snow bound at Prudhoe blizzard, geese and swans springtime, ptarmigan.” “Wide building moving at P Bay, rest trial run with camera.” “Sheep.” “Great Denali Trespass, [?].” “Grizzly, air show, sheep, Haul Rd.” “Driving to and around Prudhoe, cam breakdown 2 mi TAPS, Teglar, S end [?], [?] king.” This film contains footage of bison and fall trees, a large raft on rapids, an airplane taking off on a road, moose, caribou, snow being cleared from a road, caribou, permafrost along river, a caribou and the pipeline, an airshow with a short takeoff and landing demo, ptarmigan, a storm on the Haul Road, trucks snowed in on the Haul Road, a helicopter and swans and waterfowl along a roadside, pump station facilities, city streets, dall sheep, a bear and the pipeline, a bear with three cubs, Cantwell, the 1979 Great Denali-McKinley Trespass event near Cantwell, a bear alongside a truck, construction, a truck off the road, and wintery road scenes.
[KTVF news stories, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
[KTVF news stories, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about new lobby hours at the downtown Fairbanks post office with the lobby no longer being open nights and Sundays (August 1, 1971) (sound), a man lecturing about weather data and the process of cloud seeding (story titled "Endeavour") (1971) (sound), men and women at a meeting (undated) (silent), a story about two 24-year-old mechanical engineers from Chile who drove from their homeland to Alaska in a 1929 Dodge (August 4, 1971) (sound), a story about cleanup efforts on the North Slope, views of junk piles at the Umiat drilling camp (August 5, 1971) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about higher education issues and the need to establish a medical school in Alaska (story titled "Egan - Wiche") (August 9, 1971) (sound), scenes from the christening of the oil tanker SS Arco Prudhoe Bay (August 10, 1971) (sound), views from aboard an Alaska Railroad train, the Nenana train station (undated) (silent), a school bus being pulled out of a ditch after a rollover at 15-mile on Nenana Highway (May 18, 1972) (sound), three men being interviewed about borough and school budget issues (story titled "#1 Borough Budget, #2 Lawler, #3 Burnett") (1972) (sound), people gathering at Fort Wainwright for demonstrations of military equipment and an air show, men rappelling from a helicopter (story titled "Armed Forces Day") (May 20, 1972) (sound), graduation ceremonies at Lathrop High School, faculty speakers Ms. Dale and Mr. Boko present a bleak view of the future, student speakers, scenes from a Monroe High School graduation (May 27, 1972) (sound), Governor Bill Egan speaking at a Democratic Convention, a story about changes taking place in the Democratic Party as more young people become involved (May 29, 1972) (sound), scenes from a military ceremony (story titled "Memorial Day") (May 29, 1972) (silent), a man speaking about Fort Wainwright troop reductions (undated) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about oil revenue distribution and production sharing in Peru, the governor speaking about state budget issues (undated) (sound), views of patients being transported from the old Fairbanks Community Hospital to the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, a man and woman being interviewed about the transfer of patients (April 8, 1972) (sound), a military man being interviewed about the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the operation of Blair Lakes Range, another man being interviewed about his dissatisfaction with the process (April 12, 1972) (sound), views of Nenana and the tripod in winter, a story about the Nenana Ice Classic (April 17, 1972) (sound), men with brooms sweeping a Fairbanks street (April 20, 1972) (silent), a man speaking to young adults about the Youth Advisory Commission which advises the mayor and city council (April 20, 1972) (sound), and a display of art and artifacts at the Wood Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (story titled "Asian Festival") (April 15, 1972) (silent).
[McKinley Park Hotel, Curry Hotel, Alaska Railroad, Anchorage]
[McKinley Park Hotel, Curry Hotel, Alaska Railroad, Anchorage]
This film features footage the interior of a hotel lobby, exterior footage of the Denali Park Hotel, an Alaska Railroad train departing a station, the Healy train station and hotel, fall colors, a footbridge over a river to a red building, interior black-and-white views of people playing cards at a table and man hand propping a Piper Cub airplane on skis, an airplane taking off and landing on snow, a bear on a hillside, people in a hotel lobby, scenic sky and mountain views, Mt. McKinley, a rainbow, Denali Park caribou and bears and a porcupine, the Curry Hotel with many skis in snow in front of the hotel, people posing for the camera, a boy climbing tree, a boy and woman walking through tall ferns, a lake and wildlife, a dog or wolf pup tied up, a fox, scenic views of mountains in Denali Park, a woman feeding an arctic ground squirrel, people sitting on a porch in front of a building labeled "Dining Room," views from a train, women and men posing for the camera, Denali Park Hotel, a Beech 18 airplane taking off, a flower garden, a woman and children on horseback, several horses, women and children posing for the camera, a squirrel eating a pancake, wildlife, a family posing and waving, children feeding arctic ground squirrels, a fox, people posing in front of a log cabin, views of Mt. McKinley and a park road, wildlife in the distance, bears, Mt. McKinley, a bear on a park road, Dall sheep, caribou, more views of mountains including Mt. McKinley, more people posing for the camera, women in a garden, men in military uniforms posing in front of a military airplane (c-45?), a man wearing a parachute(?) in front of a military aircraft, aerial views of Anchorage, crowds of people and photographers gathering around an Alaska Railroad engine and train, a train car labeled "The Aurora," people standing on a rooftop (of a train station in Anchorage?) to watch a train, a train pulling away from a station, military airplanes flying in formation overhead, an older steam engine on tracks (Alaska Railroad Engine No. ?), children in costume for a parade, military bands and soldiers in a parade in Anchorage, floats in a parade, children's races, a short bit of a parade in a large city (possibly New York City??), an airshow in Alaska with several aircraft and a helicopter (Sikorsky H-5?), a parade with military from several branches, military airplanes flying low over the parade, more airshow scenes, more Anchorage parade scenes with military vehicles and aircraft, a family posing, girls posing at a school graduation, a family posing in front of a car, more airshow scenes of a helicopter, a family in a car, children in a parade, girls posing with a doll, a family and a dog at home, a large dam outside of Alaska, women with a horse, a young baton twirler leading a parade in an unknown location, family scenes at unknown locations (one of which includes Quonset huts in the background), and wildlife (in Denali Park?). The reel is made up of 13 smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on the original cans, boxes, and film leaders include the following: 1) #2 Mt. McKinley, fox, bear, moose, Curry and McKinley Hotel, airplane. 2) #1 Moose, [??], McKinley, trail ride, Curry[?], McKinley Park - Eklutna Flats, McKinley Park Hotel and Flowers. 3) #1A McKinley Park, airplane (Dad), 4th Parade, Elks Parade - July 4, 1947 Anchorage, Mac at McKinley in Beechcraft and Anchorage from air. 4) #1B Air show 1948 – starts with helicopter. 5) #2 1950 Armed Forces Day Parade and air show – starts with downtown parade. 6) #3 1950 Armed Forces Day – Kastermans and us with Bos’n. 7) #4 Kay’s 8th grade graduation, Ted[?] and family and air show – starts with back porch. 8) #7 July 1950 – 1950 Peters Creek, 4th of July, Swifts – starts with dark hair person in red in woods. 9) #8 April 1951 – starts with woman in red tailored suit, white house with picket fence – Kay before she left for Holy Names, Gram and her new hair-do. 10) #9 October 8, 1951 – starts with blue lake and mostly unforested hills. 11) #10 October 8, 1951 – starts with baton twirler in parade. 12) #13 July 24, 1952 – Kathy Kay, Ray and Peg in Anchorage - starts in a garden, women in dress and straw hat, woven brown fence. 13) [Unlabeled and mostly very dark – only useable parts maintained].