Alaska Film Archives

[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
This footage features scenes of people dancing at a bar as a band is playing, Haul Road scenes, a crane removing pipeline sections from a semi trailer, black smoke from a fire, a trucker (named "Billy Goat" according to notes accompanying the film) in the cab of a truck, men working on a truck and changing a tire, pipeline construction scenes, trucking and truckers, downtown Fairbanks, Haul Road views, a record cover for singer Sam Little, Sam playing guitar, Sam and his family (the woman is identified as Judy in notes accompanying the film), the family's trailer home, the family going car shopping at Aurora Motors in Fairbanks, a woman (identified as Joan in notes accompanying the film) being interviewed, a woman and child, Sam and Judy being interviewed, views of their home's interior, kids playing, a woman and man (identified in notes as John and Joan Wild) being interviewed and working at a cabin, man in a canoe, and a woman at a cabin.
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
This footage shows trucks hauling pipeline segments along the Haul Road in winter, men and boys carrying firewood and buckets of water, a woman working in a garden, a stream and homestead (in an area known as "Muleskinner's" according to a label on the film), flowers, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman cooking in a cabin, a woman serving chicken and biscuits to people seated at a table, men and a woman being interviewed, a child's drawings of a truck, men entering a cabin as children watch, the interior of a truck cab, a trucker driving a truck, and a man being interviewed at a cabin.
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
Footage contains views of semi-trailers traveling on the Haul Road, workers loading empty barrels into a semi-trailer, a man in a cowboy hat, men working on trucks, semi-trailers on the Haul Road, a warehouse, workers loading barrels, road and pipeline construction, road graders, a Finger Mountain sign, a Franklin Bluffs sign and other road signs, Brooks Range scenery, and a Deitrich Camp sign.
International 500
International 500
This film was made during the International 500 snowmobile race from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
[Juneau, Legislature]
[Juneau, Legislature]
Some segments of film contain sound, and others are silent. Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about the possible move of Alaska's capital, views of Juneau construction, the state capitol building, boats in a harbor, an airplane flying over boats, mountains and fog, town streets, the Red Dog Saloon, traffic and people, maps of Alaska, people in a meeting, construction, a reporter at the capitol building, a reporter overlooking the town, boats (silent and sound), views of Juneau, Bullwinkle's, buildings and a courtyard, flags being raised by the state office building (silent), a boat harbor in Juneau, the ferry "LeConte," men in a rowboat (silent), views of Juneau (silent), people in meetings, the legislature in session (segment titled "State House/State Senate") (silent), the legislature in session, and an Alaska senator being interviewed about outside interests in protecting Alaska's undeveloped areas as well as about conservation efforts in Alaska (silent and sound).
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1969 and 1975]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1969 and 1975]
Footage features Army Airborne paratroopers jumping from transports at Ft. Wainwright, ice fog in Fairbanks, taxi cabs, a building on fire, and cranes tearing down the remains of the Nordale Hotel (1972). Additional footage includes the Golden Days Parade in 1969.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1973 - 4]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1973 - 4]
Footage includes a press conference at which a man talks about Bill Rogers's retirement, conservation in Alaska, pipeline workers, oil reserves. It also features an auction, a man explaining feasibility studies for the pipeline's terminus, scenes from James C Ryan Junior High School, scenes from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the smoldering remnants of a structure, radiation signs in a rural area, exterior and interior views of several grocery stores, men working with insulation in an attic, fire fighters at the Fairbanks Fire Department, and several people exiting a Pan Am airplane.
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
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 breakup scenes, melting snow and ice, a Dairy Queen, downtown Fairbanks streets, a story about the arrival of spring (undated) (sound), people gathered to listen to a speaker (story titled "U of A Rally #2") (undated) (silent), Dr. Wells being interviewed about an art workshop for children, kids working on crafts (undated) (sound), a fire Marshall and others testing fire retardants (undated) (sound), open piles of burning trash at the City of Fairbanks Refuse Disposal Area (story titled "Dump Fire") (undated) (sound), an architect being interviewed about progress on the construction of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, exterior and interior views of hospital construction, a check being presented to Dr. William Wood (undated) (sound), scenes from a science fair at Ryan High School (undated) (sound), a story about the development of the Easter egg (undated) (sound), a person in an outhouse costume with sign encouraging a "yes" vote on the sewer bond issue (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about damage and disrepair at Main Junior High School, kids going to class (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about a pilot training program at the University of Alaska (undated) (sound), interior and exterior views of College Post Office (undated) (silent), outdoor wedding ceremony scenes (undated) (silent), police investigating a crime at an apartment building (1971) (silent), Senator Ted Stevens addressing a group of teenagers at the Alaska Boys State mock legislative session at Copper Valley School, Senator Stevens talking about the proposed Cannikin Atomic test on Amchitka Island (June 14, 1971) (sound), a meeting, a story about a school board and budget cuts (June 9, 1971) (sound), a swearing-in ceremony (June 15, 1971) (silent), a meeting (story titled "Assembly") (June 5, 1971) (silent), meeting scenes (segment titled "Alaska DLON [?]") (June 7, 1971) (silent), a man being interviewed about a new BLM firetruck (probably 1971) (sound), a man being interviewed about telephone wires and ductwork installation (segment titled "Mobius - MUS") (June 25, 1971) (sound), a state trooper investigating a charge of flag abuse at a cabin involving a couple displaying an American flag with a peace sign on it (1971) (sound), a policeman driving on a course, and a policeman being interviewed about car safety features (1971) (sound).
[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).
[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.
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
This program was produced to promote Alaska tourism by Wien Alaska Airlines and hosted by Lowell Thomas Jr. The footage includes glaciers, highway travel, a chained wolf at a roadhouse near Tok, Paxson, glaciers along Alaskan roads, travel in Southeast Alaska aboard a ship, glaciers in Southeast Alaska, aerial views of Juneau and Skagway, views of Anchorage, cabbages and a vegetable stand in the Matanuska Valley, the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and aerial views of it, aerial views and street scenes in Fairbanks, an aircraft at the Fairbanks International Airport, and travel on a Wien F-27 to Ft. Yukon, Nome, Kotzebue, and Pt. Barrow. Village scenes include cabins, fishwheel operation and a fish camp near Ft. Yukon, street scenes and gold panning in Nome, people pulling in a beluga whale and Eskimo Dancers in Kotzebue, and children excavating Native artifacts. Additional footage includes Harding Lake, the hotel in McKinley Park, ivory carvers, and an Eskimo blanket toss in Kotzebue.
[Pipeline footage]
[Pipeline footage]
Information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. All segments are silent. Footage includes a man and women being interviewed (segment titled "Muleskinner - Thunder"), a woman operating a radio (segment titled "Brown Muleskinner"), a truck on a road, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman working at a desk, truck views, a man and woman talking (segment titled "Phil and Annie cutaways"), a truck hauling pipeline sections on the Haul Road in winter (segment titled "Winter Shots - Pipe"), an ambulance driving through Fairbanks, a man in a hospital bed, interior hospital views, views of the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, men and a yellow vehicle (segment titled "Pipeline Report #4 outs"). Haul Road views, a Happy Valley sign, a construction camp, trucks on a road, snow on mountains and tundra, a wooden cross and a fence in a wooded area, a truck inspection by a NANA official, small pipes being unloaded, and a truck on a Yukon River bridge (no title).
[Smoke jumpers parachute and fight fire]
[Smoke jumpers parachute and fight fire]
This footage shows firefighters parachuting into a wildfire area, a crew collecting and organizing gear, airplanes flying through thick smoke, firefighters looking at a map, a helicopter flying over a burn area, aerial views of a fire, a helicopter carrying and dropping loads of firefighting materials, aerial views of a linear explosion (perhaps to create a fire line?), and firefighters digging and working.
[Truck on Haul Road]
[Truck on Haul Road]
Footage includes a semi-trailer transporting sections of the Trans-Alaska pipeline along the Haul Road, interior and exterior views of a truck and trailer, pipeline sections being loaded onto a trailer, a semi-trailer traveling on the Haul Road, trucks crossing a bridge, a crane stacking pipeline sections, workers putting pipeline sections on a trailer, and semi-trailers traveling on a road.
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features traffic and semi-trailers on Haul Road, men working on trucks, views of scenery and caribou along Haul Road, Deadhorse or a pipeline camp area, the Yukon Tire Service store (possibly in the Livengood area, according to notes on film), the pipeline mid-construction, a trucker (identified in the notes as "Billygoat" or "Billy Goat"), photos of old trucks, "Welcome to Arctic Circle" signs, pipeline camps and pump stations along Haul Road, mountain scenery, a man changing a tire on a truck, a forklift taking a pipe off of a truck, trucker Billy Goat in a truck cab talking on a CB radio, a cabin and possibly a homestead area (identified in the notes as "Muleskinner's"), a family working together at various activities, old photos, a truck parked under a Fox Roadhouse sign, a man reading a newspaper in a cafe, views of trucks and truckers, cabs at an airport, truckers getting luggage at the airport, a trucker (identified as "Sam Little") with his family, people dancing, trucks hauling pipeline sections, a view of the road from inside a pipeline section on a truck, people dancing at a tavern, Samson's Hardware Store in Fairbanks, Sunset Strip in Fairbanks, and views of highway and Haul Road.
[Trucker on Haul Road]
[Trucker on Haul Road]
Footage features semi-trailers on the Haul Road in Alaska, the "furthest north" white spruce tree, a road being repaired, a trucker cleaning off his windshield, the Hammond River, Coldfoot Cemetery, semi-trailers on a road in twilight and snow, a trucker driving, an airplane landing on a runway, an Arctic Circle sign, mountains, bridges, pump station signs, and a trucker eating and driving.