Alaska Film Archives

Alaska Division: Great Falls to Fairbanks
Alaska Division: Great Falls to Fairbanks
This is an Army Air Corps training film for crews ferrying aircraft from Great Falls, Montana to Fairbanks, Alaska, where Soviet pilots then took possession of the airplanes. The aircraft were part of the Lend-Lease program in which the United States sent war supplies to the Soviet Union during World War II. Footage includes graphics showing the route, aerial views of runways along the route, views of runways during landings, and graphics advising pilots of procedures for aborting flights. During the life of the Lend-Lease project, nearly 8,000 planes flew along this route, also known as the Alaska-Siberia (ALSIB) route, from Montana to Alaska then on to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. The film was made by the U.S. Army Air Forces Air Transport Command Overseas Technical Unit.
[1977 Yukon 800 - 2]
[1977 Yukon 800 - 2]
This footage was filmed prior to and during the Yukon 800 riverboat race. Footage includes boats and spectators at Pike's Landing on the Chena River, racer Moe Samuelson being interviewed about boat construction and the race while showing different parts of his race boat (Slo-Mo's Kayak II) to reporter Ann Handley, spectators waiting for boats in Galena, boats arriving in Galena on 6/25/77, aerial views of the Tanana River, spectators in Tanana watching boats pass by, spectators and race boats at Pike's Landing on the Chena River, the airport and spectators in Tanana (?), Jim Movius crossing the finish line in the winning boat, and Jim Movius being interviewed about the race by reporter Chuck Benson.
[AMOCO-Navarin operations]
[AMOCO-Navarin operations]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20,000 numbered as Bacon 102-1 and titled "AMOCO-Navarin Operations: WP [workprint]-400 feet." It contains footage of men boarding a Boeing 234 Chinook helicopter, the helicopter taking off and then landing at an oil rig or platform in the ocean, a sign that says "Ocean Odyssey," a man in a small control room, drilling operations and men at work aboard an oil rig, a satellite dish and control room, a man being interviewed, more scenes aboard the oil rig, a cargo ship and a sign reading "Maersk Serangoon," a man with binoculars, a pipe and cargo aboard a ship?, a helicopter landing at an airport, and men disembarking from the helicopter. Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "Box 102 - 1 Reel - Film Bill did for AMOCO Oil. They had a contract. Also, they had a lease for fifty miles off of Anwar [ANWR] on the border of Canada and the United States and they wanted a film of the whole operation."
[Alaska travel, Healy, Valdez, Gulkana, Ski Boot Hill, travel outside 1]
[Alaska travel, Healy, Valdez, Gulkana, Ski Boot Hill, travel outside 1]
This film is made up of several smaller reels labeled: "Raft Race and Rodeo," "August 1967, Mom and Dad Arriving, Valdez Trip, Floods, [?] House," "Raft Race," "Raft Race," "Wisc Kids 1966," "Wisc Kids #2," "Ferry to Whittier 1972," and "Square Dance 1973." The film contains footage of a raft race on the Tanana River near Fairbanks, a rodeo, Wien airplanes at an airport, Valdez area waterfalls, a man and boy holding fish and standing near a camper, flooded homes in a neighborhood, North Star Borough School buses, family scenes outside Alaska, scenes viewed from the deck of a ferry, and people square-dancing.
[Camping, outdoor scenes, and scenes from an airport]
[Camping, outdoor scenes, and scenes from an airport]
This footage features a woman on a swingset next to a lake, a woman and a man paddling a canoe, palm trees, a beach, a city, a woman modeling dresses and furs in front of a brick house, a well-dressed woman and man getting into a car in winter, driving, a woman and man getting out of a car, a landscape viewed from a moving vehicle, an airplane on the tarmac, two women boarding an airplane at an airport, an airplane being fueled at an airport, women picking produce in a field, a group of people eating at a picnic table, and airplanes taking off at the airport.
[Chuck Gray film collection addition 3]
[Chuck Gray film collection addition 3]
The original reel and can notes for AAF-10077 are: "Bristol Bay, Valdez 1971, and winter fishing trips." The film includes fishing, airplanes on floats, a NCA seaplane landing and turning around onshore, a sign the says "Welcome to Brooks River Alaska - Katmai National Monument - Northern Consolidated Airlines - Anglers Paradise Camp" fly fishing near small waterfalls, cabins, fox closeups, a sign that says "Welcome to Kulik River Alaska - Northern Consolidated Airlines - Anglers Paradise Camp," children, a boat harbor, more waterfalls, a family on a boat, airport scenes in winter, airplanes on skis landing and taking off, and winter fishing.
[Dick King collection]
[Dick King collection]
This footage includes a Cessna 140 C-140 taking off and landing from a river bed, men at a hunting camp by a campfire, a riverboat with duck hunters, a small airplane on floats taxiing, Bill Stroecker with a dog retrieving a duck, moving a house with a truck, construction of the Wien hangar at the Fairbanks International Airport, a young girl and boy playing, the chimney for the Wien hangar, an outboard motor-powered riverboat, a gold dredge operating, people watching a bucket train on a dredge , Bill Lavery with a whipsaw making lumber, a cabin, Bill Lavery in a plaid shirt and cap with unidentified men, men by a Cessna 170 C-170 airplane on ice with wheels, a truck moving a house, a man fly fishing, Bill Lavery working on a cabin, men with a riverboat loaded with a moose, Bill Stoecker in a rowboat loaded with a moose, a gold dredge, riverboat travel, a duck hunt with Bill Stroecker holding a duck, a lab retrieving a duck, Stoecker rowing a boat with a moose, a C-170 on ice, men whipsawing lumber, Bill Lavery in plaid, a lab retrieving ducks, children playing and being pulled on a sled by a dog in Island Homes (?). Activities on the North Slope during Dew Line construction include: a camp in winter, Caterpillars, a Wien C-47 airplane, aerial views of a LeTourneau Snow Train and a Cat train. Additional footage includes men unloading a Wien C-47, two riverboats on the Salcha River during freeze-up with ice running, ice skaters, crossing a frozen lake in a riverboat, unloading boats at a Salcha River landing , a truck hauling a disassembled C-47,a Wien Norseman on floats taxiing and taking off, children playing, a C-46 being repaired at Peters Lake, a herd of caribou, a Cat train on the North Slope, a short upside down segment of film with a fox, an Alaska Freight Lines Cat train on the North Slope with a Wien C-47, a Norseman and a Beaver on skis by a Cat train, dog races and an Ice Carnival parade in Fairbanks, a Wien C-47 on ice, a brief shot of a woman, men at a cabin and riverboat hunting, Bill Stroecker approaching with a duck, men unloading a Wien C-46, a moose, a 1 year old named Rebecca, men fishing in the ocean, children playing, a C-46 landing at a North Slope camp, people loading barrels into a C-46, an Alaska Freight Lines LeTourneau Snow Train, men loading a riverboat onto a trailer, Bill Stroecker fly fishing for grayling, a moose, a riverboat, float planes, a cabin on a river, cabins at Healy Lake (?), a man with a fish net, men hunting, a moose on a boats, Bill Stroecker holding a dead bird of prey, Bill Stroecker with a retriever, a string of ducks at a cabin, and a cabin on a river.
[Farrar buggy, scenes outside Alaska]
[Farrar buggy, scenes outside Alaska]
The original film is labeled “Ray Farrar and buggy, me and Champ, Tom shoveling snow – Michigan, Toni on water ski, Siebert and deer.” The film contains scenes of a dog pulling a loaded sled, brief aerial views of a town and an airport landing strip, a large vehicle with many tires moving across the tundra, sections of pipe being hauled by vehicle, a demonstration of a vehicle’s ability to travel smoothly over rough terrain, a small airplane taking off from an airport, John Baker repairing the tail of an airplane, snow storm scenes, a workshop's interior, a deer near a barn, a man posing with a deer, a pheasant in snow, men moving a raft of logs, a water chute and logging operation, a man water skiing, and an airplane on floats landing on water. Some scenes were filmed outside Alaska.
[KFAR television news footage 2]
[KFAR television news footage 2]
This footage features men and women being searched by police, a dog sled race, raised homes, people on a sternwheeler, a building with a sign that says "Bank Interior City Branch," aerial views of Alaska countryside, an airplane dropping some type of powder or smoke, people racing and having fun at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a man preparing for an art exhibition, outdoor city scenes on a windy winter day, large lengths of pipe being loaded onto a truck, airplanes at rest, a man using a snowblower, a truck removing snow, children playing, views from inside Alaskaland, the sternwheeler Nenana, a Pan American airplane taxiing, a man exiting the airplane onto a red carpet, a small car traveling down railroad tracks, scenic views of mountains and rivers, a locomotive engine pulling a single car on train tracks, a bridge over a river, surveyors and construction equipment on a dirt road, a steel bridge spanning a large canyon in Alaska, views of Nenana, the military practicing with large guns, crops, views of Barrow, Alaska Natives processing meat, oil workers operating machinery, scenes from inside a very large airplane (including the cockpit), the Wien Consolidated Airlines building in Barrow, scenes from aboard a large ship named the Manhattan, a helicopter landing on the ship, construction equipment moving earth, men and women dining, views from the inside of a power plan (?), men pouring and smoothing concrete, and scenes from a Golden Days parade in Fairbanks.
[KFAR television news footage 3]
[KFAR television news footage 3]
Footage from in and around Fairbanks includes a downhill ski race at Cleary Summit ski area on Steese Highway, the Golden Valley Co-op building, the Arctic Bowl building, students making dog harnesses, a building on fire, an unidentified meeting, UAF scenes, reindeer in pens, Alaska Native Queen contestants, women preparing traditional foods, an unidentified man being interviewed, Midnight Sun 600 snowmachine race activities, and snowmachines being refueled and arriving at the Big Dipper in Fairbanks. Additional footage includes a helicopter flying around the Hurricane Bridge construction site on the George Parks Highway and scenes of a construction site. Additional Fairbanks footage includes snow removal around town, the B&B Center, the Market Basket, Nerlands appliances and its Christmas window display, Fairbanks City Police arresting an individual, a car wreck, City Police arresting a man, and more snow removel. Subsequent footage includes Alaska State Troopers stopping a car, a television studio, City Police arresting people during a raid (?) on a house, men loading drums of fuel into a Canadian military Caribou freight airplane, people unloading the airplane in Anaktuvuk village (?), UAF Rifle Team members practicing, dancers from Telons (?) on stage and touring the Riverboat Nenana and Alaskaland, the inside of a bank, shots of Fairbanks International Airport's interior, various bank buildings and activities, Yukon 800 boats on the Chena River, Yukon 800 winners with a trophy, and an Interior Airways Twin Otter airplane landing at a remote camp in the arctic and departing.
[KFAR television news footage 4]
[KFAR television news footage 4]
Footage from around Fairbanks includes an Alaska State Trooper conducting a traffic stop, concrete being poured at a building construction site at UAF (?), a Boy Scout Camporee or Jamboree at Alaskaland, several cargo jets at Fairbanks International Airport, a drug education center called the Island, boys playing a baseball game, busses at Joy School, Fairbanks Curling Club matches, an Interior Airways Twin Otter airplane at a remote camp in the arctic, motorcycles on Chena Ridge, a Yamaha motorcycle dealership, construction at the Tanana Valley State Fair grounds, a Lathrop Malemute men's basketball game, the Wood Center at UAF opening, residents leaving Steel's Hotel and moving to the Polaris Hotel, voting precincts, beauticians, snow removal, moose in yards, a swearing in ceremony at the City Council (?), a dinner event at Alaskaland Community Center, Mayor Red Boucher receiving a trophy from Mayor Julian Rice, Red and Heidi Boucher dancing, an African American art and fashion show, a switching gear at the Municipal Utilities System (MUS) building, city garbage pick-up, a front end loader dumping snow on a burning cabin, an ambulance at an auto accident, a damaged Cessna airplane in a snowbank, Alaska Railroad passenger cars, an ambulance, people in St. Joseph hospital, the city dump, an elephant and a hippopotamus at Alaskaland, boating, children practicing archery, voting precincts, the Youth Conservation Corp working on Cripple Creek Campground, the Kaktovik Post Office building being loaded into a C-130 Hercules airplane, a small parade, the ceremonial opening of a picnic site (?), rides at the Fairground, Aurora Animal Clinic, parking meters around town, stock car racing at Mitchell or the North Pole Speedway, the city dump, and a heavy equipment loader that ran off the University of Alaska bridge being pulled from the Chena River.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1972 and 1975]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1972 and 1975]
Footage includes an interview with Mac Fenton about school board issues concerning smoking in schools, Mayor Julian Rice and Wally Droz being interviewed about the relationship between the mayor and the city clerk, an unidentified man being interviewed by reporter Sunny Carpenter about a satellite telemetry project at the University of Alaska, and a Capital International Airways DC-8 crash story from Anchorage International Airport.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1972]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1972]
This film contains news stories recorded in 1972 at the KTVF television station in Fairbanks. Reporters include Ted Lehne, Larry Carpenter, Larry Holmstrom, Tom Jensen, and Phil Deisher. Footage and stories include a NHK Japanese film crew in Fairbanks on 7/6/72, Glen Stanley from the University of Alaska talking about an ionosphere study on 7/8/72, Chuck Reese and unidentified speakers talking about school board issues on 7/11/72, unidentified children at a lemonade stand on 7/11/72, the retirement of U.S. Air Force General Robert Ruig at Eielson Air Force Base on 7/12/72, an unidentified speaker talking about budget cuts at the University of Alaska on 7/14/72, Al Haines and Paul Walker talking about drag racing on 7/15/72, runners on the Steese Highway on 7/25/72, drag racing on Ft. Wainwright on 7/17/72, baseball at Ft. Wainwright, Spiro Agnew being presented a puppy on 7/14/72, commemorative stamps issued in Fairbanks on 7/27/72, Denali Park superintendant Vernon Resh talking about buses in the park on 7/29/72, Tennessee Ernie Ford arriving in Fairbanks on 7/29/72, Mr. Flaherty talking about tourism in Denali National Park on 7/21/72, an unidentified structure on fire on 7/31/72, a McDonald's restaurant grand opening on Airport Road on 7/31/72, and fire fighters at a simulated disaster at the Fairbanks International Airport on 7/31/72.
[KTVF news stories, Anchorage airport construction, dredge]
[KTVF news stories, Anchorage airport construction, dredge]
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. Footage includes a short clip of man speaking about his decision to run for state government (no date or description) (sound), hospital patients going through rehabilitation (segment is titled "Exercise") (no date) (silent), a woman talking (no date or description) (silent), children talking to a man in a Santa Claus costume (no date or description) (silent), people at a meeting, a Civil Air Patrol airplane (segment is titled "Migliaccio Film") (no date) (silent), views of a tower and parking lot at the Anchorage airport, airplanes taxiing to a terminal, Anchorage scenes, construction scenes (no date) (silent), men working on utility poles (segment is titled "MUS Update") (August 2, 1973) (silent), boats in a harbor (segment is titled "Places - Sitka Boat Harbor") (no date) (silent), scenes from aboard the fishing boat Anna J, a bumper sticker that says "Stop Foreign Fish Pirates" on a vehicle belonging to a state legislator, Pioneer Home residents (segment is titled "Fishing Boat, Pioneer Home outs") (no date) (silent) a promotion video for a program about the Hogatza gold dredge, one of the last large operating dredges in Alaska (July 20, 1971) (sound), a man playing banjo, a man in a dog yard talking about his support of Steve Cowper for state government, Steve Cowper walking through snow (no date) (sound), women in an exercise class (no date or description) (silent), a woman talking about her life as a legislator living aboard a houseboat in Juneau (segment is titled "Sally Smith") (no date) (sound), a commercial for Piccadilly wigs in the basement of the Arctic Bowl building in Fairbanks (no date) (sound), a disc jockey at work in a radio studio (segment is titled "Chuck Benson R.B. Request Line") (no date) (silent), a brief clip of a woman being interviewed about a sled dog race (segment is titled "Roxi Brooks") (no date) (sound), Jim Kowalski being interviewed about his organization's suit against the Alyeska Pipeline company as well as about his thoughts on the opening of the pipeline and Haul Road (no date) (sound), construction scenes at the Fairbanks airport, a new tower being constructed (no date) (silent), Steve Cowper standing near pipeline construction materials and speaking about impact funding (no date) (sound), Fairbanks firefighters (no date or description) (silent), church services at Eielson Church of Christ (no date) (silent), men and women in Golden Days costumes (no date) (silent), views of a backyard pool, a woman cleaning a pool, a water slide (segment is titled "Rees Pool") (no date) (silent), Steve Cowper talking about his candidacy for Alaska State House (no date) (sound), and ice fog in and over Fairbanks (no date) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. Footage features views of a nighttime rocket launch (no date or description) (silent). Aerial views of Fort Wainwright (no date or description) (silent). A commercial for Nerland's Warehouse Store on Illinois Street with views of the furniture store and the downtown Fairbanks area (no date) (sound). An Alaska Railroad engine painted in a red, white and blue color scheme (no date or description) (silent). A woman interviews Moe Samuelson about his race boat (no date) (sound). Men and women at a pancake feed in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). A man demonstrates goldpanning to a crowd in a J.C. Penney's parking lot in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). Women try on Golden Days-style hats (no date) (sound). Ralph Migliaccio speaks about his candidacy for city council and about a failed Fairbanks water project and traffic problems (no date) (sound). Views of men and women at an airport baggage claim, trucker Sam Little among crowd of people, people waiting in line and holding Teamsters paperwork, airport scenes (segment is titled "Union Call and Airport") (no date) (silent). People go through a banquet line at potlatch, Native Dancing at Lathrop High School Gym (no date or description) (sound). Men and women speak at meeting about the borough assembly's cutting of the school budget (no date) (sound). Two girls congratulated by adults (segment is titled "Spelling Bee") (no date) (silent). Views of Cordova harbor and town streets, story about town's history and economic struggles (no date) (sound). Two KTVF promos (no date ) (sound). Aerial view of a road, sign at the road link-up site at the South Fork Koyukuk River Valley, pipeline workers celebrate (no date or description) (sound). Spectators watch as dog mushers start and end a race in Fairbanks (notes accompanying film identify Marvin Kockrine, Roxi Brooks Wood, and George Attla), mushers Carl Huntington and George Attla are interviewed (segment is titled "1977 Mushers") (sound). Woman is interviewed (segment is titled "Marge Pentland") (no date) (silent). Views of children and the elderly (segment is titled "Pioneer Home") (no date) (silent). A woman talks to a girl (segment is titled "SS - Mae and Kid") (no date) (silent). A woman talks on phone and performs office tasks (segment is titled SS - Receipt") (no date) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, GOP convention, Alyeska report]
[KTVF news stories, GOP convention, Alyeska report]
Footage includes the Jim Thompson Ford dealership in Fairbanks (silent) (9/17/73), men speaking at a United Way meeting (silent) (9/25/73), the dedication of the Hutchison Center with aircraft mechanic Jim Hutchison and other dignitaries in attendance (sound) (9/29/73), a bomber aircraft sitting on a ramp at an airport (silent) (9/22/73), Fairbanks Police Department investigating a S&W Insulation truck explosion (sound) (10/5/73), singer Anne Murray being greeted by bagpipers at the Fairbanks airport (sound) (10/6/73), a semi-truck load of pumpkins arriving in Fairbanks (sound) (10/11/73), the swearing in of assembly and school board members (silent) (10/12/73), a woman being interviewed about nutrition and the cost of school lunches (sound) (10/13/73), rooms and beds in the Fairbanks Native Association Sleep-Off Center (sound) (11/20/73), Rickshaw Chinese - American Restaurant (silent) (11/21/73), a story about emmissions from the Fort Wainwright power plant (sound) (11/21/73), airport scenes (silent) (11/22/73), a Thanksgiving meal being served to a large group (silent), Alaska State Senator Keith Miller speaking out against incumbant U.S. Senator Mike Gravel at a local GOP convention (sound) (11/23/73), men working on street lights near Penneys building in Fairbanks (silent), Art Linkletter speaking in support of President Nixon at a local GOP meeting (sound) (11/26/73), Ted Stevens at a meeting (silent) (11/24/73), a story about the communication links between Anchorage and Fairbanks that will provide Fairbanks with live TV (sound) (11/27/73), Nerland Hall and lower campus dorms at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (12/3/73), the Fairbanks Datsun dealership and cars (silent), a bank's exterior and interior (silent) (12/4/73), the Chena View Hotel construction site (silent) (12/5/73), and Alyeska officials in Anchorage reporting on projected numbers of workers needed to build the Trans-Alaska Pipeline so that Alaska communities could plan for the impacts caused by the coming influx of workers and their familes (sound) (12/5/73).
[KTVF news stories, McKinley Park, dog mushing, Yukon 800 boat race, forest fire]
[KTVF news stories, McKinley Park, dog mushing, Yukon 800 boat race, forest fire]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features views of mountains and scenery at Mt. McKinley National Park, a woman driving a vehicle into the park, a train, dog sledding footage (segment is titled "Mt. McKinley") (no date) (silent), a man loading a dog sled, a dog yard, a man putting dogs into dog boxes on a truck, a man putting chains on sled runners, mushing scenes (segment is titled "Dennis Kogal A&P Mt. McKinley") (no date) (silent), spectators watching the Yukon 800 boat race from the banks of the Chena River, boats on the river, aerial views of a large airport (no description or date) (silent), aerial views of a forest fire, a Yukon River bridge, Five-Mile camp, the pipeline, men with piles of boxes, a helicopter, a boat on the Yukon River, men at a camp along the river, and firefighters fighting a forest fire (no description or date) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Pioneers Home, social services, military exercises]
[KTVF news stories, Pioneers Home, social services, military exercises]
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. Footage includes views of Fairbanks Pioneers Home, men and women playing pool and reading and doing craft projects, children meeting with residents, women talking about the facility and residents (undated) (sound), views of the Tundra Copter helicopter taking off as well as flying and landing (undated) (silent), views of the Island Counseling and Resource Exchange Building, men and women being interviewed about the counseling process (undated) (sound), a couple being interviewed (segment titled "Social Services Marriage Counseling") (undated) (silent), a woman (segment titled "Social Worker") (undated) (silent), a woman filling out paperwork (segment titled "Adoption Jane") (undated) (silent), an interview (segment titled "Assistant Attorney General") (undated) (silent), elderly men and women in a painting class, eating a meal, and bowling (segment titled "North Star Council on Aging") (undated) (silent), a boy leaving a house, crossing a street, and returning home (segment titled "Mt. McKinley Bank spot") (undated) (silent), views of Fairbanks Security dispatch, cars responding to an alarm (undated) (silent), views of water damage in a building (undated) (silent), an airplane at an airport, men and women at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, people touring Alaska communities (undated) (silent), men being interviewed about a possible move of Alaska's capital from Juneau (undated) (sound), military exercises, a parachute drop, and helicopters (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
Some segments contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film includes construction workers tearing apart the old St. Joseph's Hospital, interior and exterior views of the hospital (April 1975) (silent), poll workers, voters, voting booths (April 1975) (silent), roadside litter in Fairbanks (May 13, 1975) (silent), views of the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks as the river nears floodstage (May 13, 1975) (silent), a fire destroying Chatanika Lodge (May 15, 1975) (silent), crews putting out fires on an electric line (May 12, 1975) (silent), the tripod on the Tanana River in Nenana, water flowing, an "Ice Pool" hut (May 10, 1975) (silent), firefighters battling a blaze on top of the Northward Building in Fairbanks (May 31, 1975) (silent), U.S. Senator Mike Gravel being interviewed about the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline, D2 land withdrawals, Alaska's growing population (May 29, 1975) (sound), kids registering bicycles, the bikes being inspected, kids participating in a bike safety course (May 30, 1975) (silent), a group of men listening to people speak (May 27, 1975) (silent), crowded campground scenes, men being interviewed, a discussion about pipeline workers who live in campgrounds (May 24, 1975) (sound), airport scenes, a man being greeted (May 1975) (silent), a nighttime fire at Van Horn Lodge, firefighters battling a large blaze (May 1975) (silent), the teamsters building, traffic on a street (May 1975) (silent), aerial views of the Chena River (and overflow near Moss Creek Dam), water pouring over a road (silent), people standing in a line being interviewed (sound), Prudhoe Bay area scenes, caribou, waterfowl, research area signs, aerial views of mountains, arctic gas pipeline maps (May 8, 1975) (silent), borough landfill scenes, a man being interviewed about the future of the landfill (June 9, 1975) (sound), a building fire at Miller Machinery, people carrying out belongings, firefighters and a bulldozer (June 6, 1975) (sound), post office scenes, a story about a shortage of post office boxes and postal workers (June 6, 1975) (sound), and construction projects in the Fairbanks area (June 3, 1975) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, interviews, dog mushing, softball, forest fires]
[KTVF news stories, interviews, dog mushing, softball, forest fires]
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 man speaking at a banquet about the need for action (title of segment is "University of Alaska President Hiatt") (undated) (sound), Pan Am officials being interviewed at an airport about a New York to Tokyo flight stopping at Fairbanks and tracing the route pioneered by Charles and Anne Lindbergh (title of segment is "Ted Lehme") (undated) (sound), men and women at dinner and at a painting class (titles of segment is "People: North Star Council on Aging") (undated) (silent), a dog musher being interviewed about travel by dogsled along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline route (title of segment is "People: Red Ohlsen") (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about borough and city government structure (title of segment is "People: Wally Droz") (undated) (sound), boat views and a woman being interviewed aboard a boat (segment is titled "Smith") (undated) (silent), men playing pool (segment is titled "Gov. Hammond") (undated) (sound), views of people in downtown Fairbanks, men in scuba gear running through the street and into the Pantry Market, men swimming in the Chena River (segment is titled "Pantry Outs") (undated) (silent), children exploring a library (undated) (silent), views of DJs at work in the booth at the KFRB radio station in Fairbanks (segment is titled "Highways") (1971) (sound and silent), members of the Fairbanks Softball Association presenting a jacket to borough representative J. Carlson who then hits and throws a softball (undated) (sound), and aerial views of a wildfire and smoke (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, pipeline, hospital, Valdez]
[KTVF news stories, pipeline, hospital, Valdez]
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. Footage includes semi-trucks loaded with pipeline sections and construction equipment at nighttime (sound) (undated), airport and university firemen being interviewed about a hangar fire at the Fairbanks International Airport (sound) (undated), a man being interviewed about emergency surgery rooms, labs, and other facilities at the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (sound) (titled "Hospital Tour") (January 30, 1972), views of the Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass, waterfalls, a boat and crab pots, a KTVF van, the Valdez harbor, charter boats and people fishing, a Valdez pipe storage yard, the site of the future pipeline terminus and tank farm, Harry Henderson's grave, and people talking about pipeline activity in Valdez and the 1964 earthquake (sound) (undated), the University of Alaska Fairbanks physical plant, a reporter talking about the installation of a new water tank and the overhaul of the university water system (sound) (titled "Tank") (1972), people touring an empty building (silent) (titled "Hospital") (September 6, 1972), views of students and the campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (titled "U of A Open") (September 6, 1972), a man being interviewed about TVCC classes, a man playing a drum, a man playing guitar, and women being interviewed about Middle Eastern dancing or a belly-dancing class (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, war games, parking, construction, hunting]
[KTVF news stories, war games, parking, construction, hunting]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features the Trading Post building in North Pole, North Pole construction, the mayor of North Pole being interviewed about budget woes and population growth (July 30, 1975) (sound), the investigation of a fire at S & W Radiator Shop on College Road in Fairbanks (July 30, 1975) (silent), an interview with U.S. Senator Mike Gravel about a proposed natural gas pipeline route (August 8, 1975) (sound), an interview with Senator Gravel about the future of Alaska and changes brought about by the pipeline (August 10, 1975) (sound), U.S. Army soldiers participating in war game exercises (August 10, 1975) (silent and sound), children, tents, animals and rides at a fair in Fairbanks (August 12, 1975) (silent), parking meters in downtown Fairbanks (August 15, 1975) (silent), a man (from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game) being interviewed about bears at construction camps along the Trans-Alaska pipeline (August 28, 1975) (sound), scenic shots of fog and frost (August 28, 1975) (silent), students and buses at Lathrop? High School (on the opening day of school) (silent), men picketing in front of the Penneys building in Fairbanks (August 1975) (silent), a musk ox hunt, Mekoryuk General Store, Nunivak residents, homes, and boats (August 1975) (silent), taxis waiting in line at the Fairbanks airport (August 1975) (silent), parachute exercises by the military at Fort Wainwright (August 1, 1975) (silent), a man speaking to an audience (Lathrop teachers) about education goals (August 1975) (sound), a man speaking about the trading partnership between the states of Oregon and Alaska (September 9, 1975) (sound), traffic and construction on Lathrop Street (September 15, 1975) (silent), Chena River campground scenes, RVs and campers, (for a news story about a campground shortage) (September 18, 1975) (silent), ATCO units installed on a gravel pad (for Fox School modules) (September 18, 1975) (silent), union members at various union halls (September 24, 1975) (silent), a pipeline construction scene (September 25, 1975) (silent), residential homes (for a news story about flood insurance) (September 25, 1975) (silent), the east entrance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (September 25, 1975) (silent), and men hunting and killing a buffalo (September 30, 1975) (poor sound).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1976]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1976]
Footage and stories include U.S. Army helicopters and U.S. Air Force jets on display, a mechanic inside a jet engine (5/6/76), a fireman practicing with ladder truck (5/6/76), the interior of the M.U.S. powerplant on First Avenue (5/76), smokejumpers practicing jumping from a tower and parachuting from an airplane, people standing in line in at the DMV (?) (5/76), U.S. Army activities including a camp, soldiers, and helicopters (winter 1976), children and adults looking at a military aircraft and hardware on display at Ft. Wainwright (5/76), views of Culinary, Laborers, and Teamsters Union Halls (5/76), runners at a race that begins on Ft. Wainwright (6/76), the wood foundation of a house under construction (6/17/76), the interior of apartments in poor condition (6/76), modular apartment building construction (6/76), Steese Expressway construction (6/76), a military ceremony on Ft. Wainwright (6/76), a ground-breaking ceremony behind Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (6/76), firemen inspecting a hole in the roof of a welding shop following an explosion (6/29/76), a ground breaking ceremony for the Noel Wien Library (6/76), taxi cabs in Fairbanks and at the airport (6/76), license plates on cars (6/76), police responding to a traffic accident (6/10/76), dead spruce trees along Miller Hill Road (6/10/76), and modular apartment construction scenes (6/10/76).
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 1]
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 1]
AAF-10403 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “1986 Tim Walcott and I flying to P Bay.” “Ketchev plane flying alongside back to Prospect Camp with church people.” “Glacier Bay 1983, excellent falling, Glacier Bay 1.” “Haines eagles, flying to and from Anchorage, Mt. McKinley from air.” “Jim’s river boat, McCarthy, Teklaneka 79.” “End of D. King trip to Isreal – Anchorage, sheep at Glenn Hwy, bear near truck, Bill Chesley wh[?] fishing.” “Good D King and I cutting logs on So Fork, DK landing on So Fork winter time, good pictures at PB on taxi way lots of activity, Good taxi way P Bay, cutting logs with D King.” “Winter view mt from house 6mi, Little at Eagle in Dawson Parade.” “Good activity at Deadhorse Airport P Bay, small sheep, Larissa, beginning of D King logging.” This film contains footage of an airplane and the sign “Jim River DOT,” the pipeline, airplanes, tankers, a fishing boat, seals, calving glaciers, an eagle, mountains at sunset, children with a sled and snowmachine, McCarthy store lodge, Kennicott Glacier and Kennecott Mine, a family boating, dall sheep, a bear at close range trying to climb into a truck, a man chasing a grizzly, a bear and a truck on the Haul Road, cutting up trees, an aircraft, trucking, scenes in Eagle, a helicopter, a sternwheeler riverboat, a parade, and airplanes and trucks at a busy Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay Airport.
[Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher interview about the 1967 Fairbanks flood]
[Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher interview about the 1967 Fairbanks flood]
Fairbanks Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher is interviewed by an Anchorage television news reporter at the Anchorage airport about conditions in Fairbanks as water recedes from the August 1967 flood.
[Pipeline Reports #1 and #2]
[Pipeline Reports #1 and #2]
Some segments of film contain sound, and others are silent. Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The film includes aerial views of tundra and mountains, a reporter at a pipe yard talking about pipeline construction permits and cost estimates, a reporter and a map of Alaska, the Prudhoe Bay pipeline test facility, Prudhoe Bay scenes, the Valdez terminus, ships in a bay, work camps, a Valdez trailer park and campground, construction scenes, a reporter and a map, a man being interviewed about construction north of the Yukon River, another man being interviewed about construction activities south of the Yukon River, aerial views of the pipeline and construction camps, a Yukon River crossing and bridge construction, a reporter speaking about the impact of pipeline construction on Fairbanks and other communities (segment titled "Alaska Pipeline Report #1") (silent and sound), a reporter in a pipe yard introducing pipeline report topics, construction camp scenes, men playing basketball, workers being interviewed about pipeline work and camp life, liquor store scenes, a camp, a woman being interviewed about a camp recreation program and about life in a camp, a reporter at a telephone company talking about the impact of pipeline activity on the telephone system, housing and traffic, telephone operators, Fairbanks International Airport, pipe sections being loaded onto an airplane, airport scenes including tower activity and a ticket counter, a runway, a reporter talking about the deaths of road construction workers, a map, pipeline and Haul Road scenes, the tanker "Arco Fairbanks" being christened, and a reporter talking about changes in Alaska (segment titled "Alaska Pipeline Report #2") (silent and sound).