Alaska Film Archives

[Geophysical Institute]
[Geophysical Institute]
This footage includes scenes from a youth sports competition, an airplane landing and taking off at the Fairbanks airport, stock car race footage, a man who was injured at the racetrack being taken away in an ambulance (story titled "Stock Car Spots") (September 1974) (silent), the Chapman building at University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Elvey building, a man being interviewed about changes at the Geophysical Institute over the past 25 years, a man demonstrating lab equipment, and a man being interviewed about radio transmission equipment being used to transmit medical information to remote villages in Alaska (October 28, 1974) (silent and sound).
[KTVF news stories, hovercraft, Lathrop High School, boat races]
[KTVF news stories, hovercraft, Lathrop High School, boat races]
Some segments of this film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Undated segments were originally grouped with the dated segments and are most likely from 1974. The film features a large hovercraft moving across a snowy landscape, ships moving through ice pack (segment is titled "Alyeska") (undated) (sound), a man (identified later in the film as Charles Elder) speaking about litigation holding up the development of the Haul Road, Alyeska and Bechtel, pipeline construction bids, other topics (undated) (sound), stacks of Alyeska Pipeline Reports (undated) (silent), reporter Larry Holmstrom conducting man-on-the-street interviews about the changes in store for Fairbanks due to the recent signing of the pipeline permit by the Interior Secretary (undated) (sound), people swimming in an indoor pool (undated) (sound), the Fairbanks North Star Borough Library building at First and Cowles, people meeting inside the library (undated) (silent), Fairbanks Merric Hangar, people at a presentation inside the hangar (March 18, 1974) (silent), land-use displays, the Pay-N-Save Drugs building (March 21, 1974) (silent), breakup scenes, the Chena Ice-Classic tripod on the Chena River (March 25, 1974) (silent), Lathrop faculty members Bob Boko, Don Gray, Thomas Amadon, Ed Schellinger, and students being interviewed about the principal's recent resignation, interviews about their thoughts on the proposal for a two-school system due to pipeline construction (April 6, 1974) (sound), boats racing on the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks, a trophy presentation (title of segment is "Shakedown Boat Races") (May 20, 1974) (silent), a cabin and buildings burning to the ground, police and firefighters at the scene (May 25, 1974) (silent), boats racing on the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks, spectators on the bank, trophies being presented (title of segment is "Bus. Man Boat Race") (May 27, 1974) (silent), reporter Chuck Benson interviewing various racecar drivers in Fairbanks about their various forms of racing, Ron Kintner (sp) talking about races at Tanacross Airfield, Gary Bodenstadt talking about drag racing in Anchorage, Roger Anders talking about dirt-track racing in Fairbanks, a brief interview with trophy girls Pat Weaver and Sherry Williams (June 1, 1974) (sound), a man being interviewed about wildfire control operations and new firefighting aircraft (June 2, 1974) (sound), the start of a bike race (title of segment is "Bike Classic") (June 3, 1974) (silent), Charles Elder speaking about the pipeline construction schedule, camp phasing, and transportation, etc. (June 4, 1974) (sound), people preparing and repairing the Goldpanners baseball stadium and ballfield (June 18, 1974) (silent), and the Nenana parking lot at the University of Alaska Fairbanks being used as a location to mix topsoil (June 19, 1974) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous clips, 1977 North American Sled Dog Race, Samuelson interview, UAF fire station, sprint cars]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous clips, 1977 North American Sled Dog Race, Samuelson interview, UAF fire station, sprint cars]
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 man speaking about insulation and heating costs and building design, interior and exterior views of an automobile showroom (sound) (undated), crowds at a dog race (sound) (undated), elaborate parkas worn by a woman and child (sound) (titled "1977 North American Parka Show"), spectators lined up along a fence (sound) (titled "North American Race Spectators") (undated), starting line views, spectators, dog handlers, people waxing sled runners (sound) (titled "1977 North American") (undated), Moe Samuelson being interviewed, Samuelson pointing at a map of a river and talking about the Yukon 800 boat race (sound) (undated), an official being interviewed about homeowner's insurance policies, views of the University of Alaska fire station and fire trucks (sound) (titled "Sheltor Fire Chief") (undated), and sprint car race scenes (silent) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, sports, snowmachine races, drag racing, motorcycle racing, firefighters and fires]
[KTVF news stories, sports, snowmachine races, drag racing, motorcycle racing, firefighters and 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 snowmachine races and spectators (story titled "Tok Races") (undated) (silent), scenes from stock car races (July 5, 1971) (sound), scenes from a car show and drag races (July 5, 1971) (silent and sound), Golden North Bowhunters at target practice (July 5, 1971) (silent), scenes from motorcycle races (story titled "Motocycle Races and Mini-Bike Races") (July 5, 1971) (sound), Grandma Minnie Tucker being honored on her 111th birthday, Minnie Tucker singing (undated) (sound), a military man speaking about Soviet military strength (undated) (sound), Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey being welcomed at the airport, Hubert Humphrey speaking at a fundraiser for Nick Begich (undated) (sound), a vehicle being dusted for fingerprints, a crime scene at an apartment building (undated) (silent), a meeting between Fairbanks city officials and visiting Russian mayors, vodka toasts and a gift exchange (undated) (sound), a story about a stray kitten wreaking havoc in a newsroom (undated) (sound), scenes of Pioneers of Alaska being welcomed to the 55th session of the Grand Igloo at the Alaskaland Pioneer Hall (undated) (silent), scenes of a huge fire at the Vertecs Corporation, a foam and insulation plant owned by Fairbanks Mayor Harold Gillam (August 27, 1975) (sound), scenes of Fairbanks firefighters battling a blaze (undated, possibly 1976 or 1977) (silent), the aftermath of a fire (undated) (silent), firefighters battling a fire at B&B Automotive (undated) (some sound), fire in a field (1976) (silent), the aftermath of a school fire (story titled "Chena School Fire") (1975) (silent), the aftermath of a fire at a North Pole school (undated) (silent), and scenes of small fires (story titled "Trash Fires") (March 10, 1976) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, sports, Yukon 800, dog mushing, Equinox Marathon]
[KTVF news stories, sports, Yukon 800, dog mushing, Equinox Marathon]
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 spectators in Fairbanks watching the Yukon 800 boat race, boats on the Chena River, boats on the Tanana River in Nenana, spectators on a bridge in Nenana, boats arriving in downtown Fairbanks, a trophy being awarded (silent) (titled "Yukon 800") (undated), a dog yard in winter, dogs being put into a harness, spectators watching a race (silent) (titled "Junior Dog Musher") (undated), stock car race scenes (sound) (undated), Fairbanks area scenes, a sled dog race, close-up views of dogs (silent) (titled "Dog Poem") (undated). Beluga dome at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, highlights from the ninth annual Equinox Marathon, first place finisher Mike Devecka crossing the finish line (sound and silent) (undated), scenes from the first annual News Media Shoot Off match (sound) (titled "Fairbanks Trap Shoot") (undated), race boats on the Chena and Tanana Rivers (silent) (titled "Yukon 800") (undated), basketball game scenes (silent) (undated), spectators and ballplayers at a Fairbanks Goldpanners baseball game (sound) (titled "Goldpanners") (undated), girls competing in a swim meet at an indoor pool (silent) (undated), snow machines racing around a track (silent) (undated), and scenes from a raft race on the Tanana River (silent) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, Ted Stevens speech, Fort Wainwright, ice-fishing]
[KTVF news stories, Ted Stevens speech, Fort Wainwright, ice-fishing]
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 students and staff at the University of Alaska Fairbanks being interviewed about the possible granting of a liquor license to the UAF Pub on campus, a view of a sign encouraging people to write letters of support for a pub (undated) (sound), Senator Ted Stevens speaking about land claims issues (March 25, no year listed) (sound), firefighters fighting a fire (segment titled "House Fire") (undated) (silent), firefighters battling a nighttime blaze (segment titled "Sigwold Fire") (undated) (silent), several Fairbanks businessmen being interviewed about troop cutbacks at Fort Wainwright and possible impacts to the Fairbanks economy (segment titled "CARP/Fort Wainwright Reaction") (undated) (sound), a reporter interviewing men and women about a Model U.N. (undated) (sound), people being interviewed about the training of enumerators for Alaska villages, interviews about the process of Native Enrollment in Alaska (March 30, no year listed) (sound), men and women being interviewed about school budget issues (segment titled "CARP/School Budget") (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about a direct distance dialing system for out-of-state phone calls from Fairbanks (segment titled "Chiei [?] - RCA") (undated) (sound), ice fishing techniques being demonstrated on snow-covered lake (segment titled "KTVF Sports Special: Maureen Chipman-Cerny [?]") (undated) (silent), race boats on a river (undated) (silent), automobiles racing on a track (undated) (silent), a man in a granny costume goes to a knitting supply store in commercial for The Knitting Center (segment titled "Granny Hamme series - Alaska Press Club Category #37 - Entrant Gary B. Miller Chief Photographer KTVF") (undated) (silent), a man in a Santa suit and scuba gear diving into a pool, scenes of a military radar station, and military jets tracking Santa's location (segment titled "Swimming Santa/Tracking Santa") (undated) (silent).