Alaska Film Archives

[Finish glaze work]
[Finish glaze work]
Film contains close-up scenes of a 1976 Machetanz painting.
[The Winter Bear Project promo and documentary]
[The Winter Bear Project promo and documentary]
This is a documentary about The Winter Bear Project i. It includes scenes from a play, associated workshops, and interviews with Brian Wescott, Jessica McGinty, Jeremy Raychel, Anne Hanley, Brittany Smith, Yvonne Wright Adams, Paul Mountain, Debra Naaqtuuq Dommek, Martha Demoski, Clara Peters, and Sidney C. Huntington, with narration by Therisa Bennett. The Winter Bear Project addresses the issue of suicide among young Alaska Natives and attempts to curb the growing trend. The related promo explains The Winter Bear Project and features interviews with Brian Wescott, Jessica McGinty, Paul Mountain, and Martha Demoski. The Winter Bear is a play that tells the story of an Alaska Native teenager who rises above his past traumas to become a leader with the help of mentor Sidney Huntington. The Winter Bear Project combines the play with outreach developed in cooperation with rural Alaskan communities. In September 2014, The Winter Bear Project traveled to six Alaskan villages along the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers to deliver their message. In the documentary, residents from Ruby, Nulato, and Kaltag share their thoughts on the play’s impact.
[Battle of the books, Kilbuck and Tooksook Bay schools]
[Battle of the books, Kilbuck and Tooksook Bay schools]
This videotape is labeled "LKSD Battle of the Books Reel 2, Tooksook, 2/13/01." Diana Wibers serves as moderator for the school district's Battle of the Books final between third and fourth grade teams from Kilbuck School in Bethel and Tooksook Bay. This is followed by a partial program about the writing center.
Gathering together: bilingual curriculum creation at the Lower Kuskokwim School District
Gathering together: bilingual curriculum creation at the Lower Kuskokwim School District
This videotape is labeled "Gathering Together Master 2/11/97." The program was produced by the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) in 1997. It contains chapters on LKSD and its mission, bilingual programs at LKSD, the Yup'ik Language Immersion School, the Summer Institute Home School Link, and Materials Production.
[Alaska Visitors Association film]
[Alaska Visitors Association film]
This 35mm film from the Alaska Visitors Association shows eagles, whales, rivers, sled dog teams, aerial views, mountains, seals, hills, forests, moose, sheep, caribou, geese, rivers, ducks, bears, a cruise ship, fish, Prince William Sound, totem poles, a blanket toss, Alaska Native peoples, recreational activities, and waterfalls. A narrator encourages people to visit Alaska following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 1]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 1]
AAF-16092 is labeled, “Burrows No. 1 - Bill Burrows Master Edit Tape” and contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials from about 1989: Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron - Dairy Queen Parfait; J.C. Penney - Jewelry; Tesco - Parts; J.C. Penney - Fall Wardrobe; Mike’s Chevron - Air Conditioning July 1988; Young’s Gear and Drivelines 1 to 3 - Spring 1989; Tip Top Chevrolet - Indiana Jones; Auto Service Company - What It Takes and Reasons; Tip Top Chevrolet - No Fine Print No. 1; Compeau’s - Skidoo Long Track and Performance; Auto Service Company - Service; Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron - Dairy Queen Sundae Paper Bag; Auto Service Company - August All Trac; and Tip Top Chevrolet - 1989 Sellathon.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 2]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 2]
AAF-16093 is labeled, “Burrows No. 2 - Bill Burrows Edit Master 9/89,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials from 1989: Tip Top Chevrolet - Set Your Sights; Auto Service Company - Touch Down 1 and 2 and Cars Stacking; Mike’s Chevron - Atlas Tire Sale; Tip Top Chevrolet - Last Crusade and Anniversary ’57 Chevy; Young’s Gear and Drivelines - Positraction; Auto Service Company - Year End Clearance; Tip Top Chevrolet - 1990 Excited Lumina, 1990 Excited Tracker, 1990 Excited Storm, 1990 Excited 10 seconds, Bear Tracker, and Christmas 30 seconds and 10 seconds; Young’s Gear and Drivelines - C.V. Special; Tip Top Chevrolet - Back to the Future; Tesco - Electronics and Design and Parts; Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron - Super Dog; Tip Top Chevrolet - Anniversary 1990 [producer notes indicate this spot is “ok to use for 1993 sale”]; Campbell Sports - Pre-Season Bike; FLOT - Opera; Campbell Sports - Screens, Pre-Season Softball, and 90 Days; Dairy Queen 50 year anniversary; and Tip Top Chevrolet.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 8]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 8]
AAF-16099 is labeled, “Burrows Advertising Edit Master No. 9,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials from about 1993: Factory Direct Furniture - Shop Around 1 to 4 and SOS 1 and 2; Tip Top Chevrolet - Chevio Bros [Mario Brothers]; Compeau’s - Francais Formula and Francais Summer; Northern Power Sports - Yamaha Surge and Cat Cash; Factory Direct Furniture - Don’t Wait and Two Rooms; M & O Auto Parts - Insert and Plus; Hops Stationery - Christmas Catalog Pre and Post; Tip Top Chevrolet - Hillbillies; Shoppers Forum - Old Friends 1 and 2; Fairbanks Fast Foto; Pike’s Landing - Dinner Special; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Try Harder, and Best Deals 1 and 2; M & O Auto Parts - December Insert 1 and 2; Factory Direct Furniture - Dispersal; University Center - 1 to 3; Tip Top Chevrolet -Year End 1 to 7 [copyright General Motors Corp]; Factory Direct Furniture- Year Ends Upside; Ted Stevens - Silver Anniversary Celebration at Carlson Center; Pike’s Landing - Sports Lounge; Fairbanks Fast Foto - After Christmas; Tip Top Chevrolet - Year in Commercials 1993; and Factory Direct Furniture- Volume Buying.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 9]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 9]
AAF-16100 is labeled, “Burrows Edit Master No. 10 January 1994,” and it contains the following television commercials from about 1994: Compeau’s - Turbojet, Seadoo FL and Seadoo SP; Floormart - Special; Jackovich - Woodpile; Colonel Abner’s Carpet - Clearance; Northern Power Sports - Yamaha Clearance; M&O Auto Parts - Machine Shop; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Mega Stores; University Center - Presidents’ Day; Floormart - Teaser; Compeau’s - Spring Break 1 and 2; University Center - H&R Block and Easter; Woodriver School - Spring Bazaar; Jackovich - Optima; Floormart - Wood; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Think Fast 1 and 2; M&O Auto Parts - National Car Care; University Center 1 - 4; Floorcraft - Stock Exchange; University Center 5 - 8; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Paying Too Much; M&O Auto Parts - North Pole and Open; University Center - 101 Gold Give Away; M&O Auto Parts - Quaker State NP Open; Compeau’s; and Alaska Factory Direct Furniture.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 5]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 5]
AAF-16096 is labeled, “Bill Burrows Edit Master No. 5,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials and political campaign commercials from about 1991 and 1992: Bonnie Williams for Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor - Shooting Range, Leadership, Carlson Center, Education and Schools, and Call; Sue Wilken for School Board Seat A, Fairbanks - Home and Bio; Hops Stationery - Dayrunner; Auto Service Company - Camry; Tip Top Chevrolet - Addams Family; Compeau’s - History and Bush; Hops Stationery - Halloween; U-Save Auto Rental - No. 2; Auto Service Company - 4 Runner; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Christmas; Shoppers Forum - 1 and 2; Hops Stationery - Christmas 1 and 2; Tip Top Chevrolet - Star Trek; Young’s Gear and Drivelines - U Bolt; Auto Service Company - Previa; Tip Top Chevrolet - Funnin’ 1; Compeau’s - Boat Save 1992; Tip Top Chevrolet - Captain Hook; Jackovich - Winters Worst I and II; Tesco Electrifying and Candle Power; Tip Top Chevrolet - Serious and Test Drive; Compeau’s; Pike’s Landing; and Tip Top Chevrolet - Used Car Roundup.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 6]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 6]
AAF-16097 is labeled, “Bill Burrows No. 6,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials and political campaign commercials from about 1992: Compeau’s - Air Chair Fun and Pike’s Boat Show; Tip Top Chevrolet - H. Robby Ginther, James Bond 007 1-3; Jackovich - Trimmers, and Firefighter; Compeau’s - Summer Generic 1992; Pike’s Landing - Champagne Summer Brunch; Jackovich - Enviroflex and Weather Promo; Tanana Valley State Fair 1992; Compeau’s - Boat 1992 Fair and After Fair; Factory Direct Furniture - $100, Free Lunch, and No Compromise; Compeau’s - Skidoo Fair and Skidoo After; Tom Brice for State House - Bio, Dirty Job, Tools, Dreams, Testimonial 1 Valerie Therrien, Testimonial 2 Howard Cutler, Testimonial 3 Catey Barber, and UAF; and Sourdough Fuel - Bigger, Auto Delivery and Service.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 7]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 7]
AAF-16098 is labeled, “Bill Burrow Edit Master 7,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials and political campaign commercials from about 1992: Tip Top Chevrolet - Quantum Leap; Don Gray for State House District 32 - Bio, Double Shift, More than Education, Resume, James Ranney, and Carol Rombers [sp?]; Northern Power Sports - Yamaha and Arctic Cat; Mike’s Chevron - Atlas Tires; Chevron Dealers - Atlas Tires; Valerie Therrien for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly - Hard Work, Served Who, Sacrificed, John Davies, and Testimonial 1 and 2; Juanita Helms for State Senate - Life Story, Pictures, and No Denali; Family Shoe Store; Juanita Helms for State Senate - Influence and Bettye; Tom Brice for State House - Fight Fair; Samson - Makita 1 and 2; Compeau’s - Christmas 1992; Factory Direct Furniture - Rocky I; Jackovich - Weather Promo; 660 AM KFAR - Bill Burrows Promo; Factory Direct Furniture - Gloves Off, Sunline with Mike and Sue Larson, and Snoring; Northern Power Sports - five 30 second commercials; Audio-only for furniture store; and Compeau’s - Skidoo in French.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 4]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 4]
AAF-16095 is labeled, “Bill Burrows Edit Master No. 4,” and it contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials from about 1991: Auto Service Company - Roof Cave In; Tip Top Chevrolet - Top Rock II; Compeau’s Winter Break I to III; Tesco - Cool Down Sale and Lightolier; Auto Service Company - Back in Showroom; Mike’s Chevron - Warm Memories; Auto Service Company - Time to Sell and Compare Camry; Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron - Mini Service and Quarter Pounder; Tip Top Chevrolet - Feeling Good New Car and Feeling Good Warm Weather; Auto Service Company (two commercials); Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron; Tip Top Chevrolet and Jaybird’s Wing World; Tip Top Chevrolet - Feel Good, and I Feel Good I and II; U-Save Auto Rental; Auto Service Company - Goodyear 1991, New Look and Eagle 1991; Tip Top Chevrolet - Robby Hood; Auto Service Company - Paseao; Fairbanks Fourth of July Celebration; Sourdough Fuel - Responsibility and Dependability; Auto Service Company - Great Day; Campbell’s Sports - Huffy Throw; Tip Top Chevrolet - Determinator; Jackovich - Summer; Young’s Gear and Drivelines - New Location; Compeau’s - Fair; Sourdough Fuel - Pancakes; Tip Top Chevrolet - Southside 1991; Auto Service Company - Tercel; Mike’s Chevron and Dale’s Chevron - McDonald’s Shake; Sourdough Fuel - Bill G; Tip Top Chevrolet - Used Car 1991; and Compeau’s - Ice Breaker.
[Burrows Advertising commercials 3]
[Burrows Advertising commercials 3]
AAF-16094 is labeled, “Burrows No. 3 - Bill Burrows Edit Master” and contains the following Fairbanks-area television commercials from about 1990: Campbell’s Sports - Cycle Madness; Mike’s Chevron - U-Haul; Young’s Gear and Drivelines - Full Load; Cambell’s Sports - Rental and Trek Fest; Mike’s Chevron - Tire Sale 2; Tip Top Chevrolet - Reasons (with Roy, Deb, Ron, and Phil), Reasons (with Steve, Pat, Royce, and Larry), Reasons (with Jim, Scotty, Ron, and Roy), and Reasons (with Ralph the Dog); Fairbanks Camper Sales - Flair; Tip Top Chevrolet - Dick Tracy; Mike’s Chevron and Dal’s Chevron - Troy Dairy Queen; Tip Top Chevrolet - Golden Days 1990; Auto Service Company - Calibre; Compeau’s; Auto Service Company - No Trouble; Mike’s Chevron - Full Service; Tip Top Chevrolet - Southside and Bunny Hops Stationery; Campbell’s Sports - Season; Pike’s Landing - Menu 1 and 2; Mike’s Chevron - Atlas Tires; Sourdough Fuel - Saver; Tip Top Chevrolet - Mission, New Showroom 30 seconds, New Showroom 10 seconds 1 and 2; Shoppers Forum - Family 1 and 2; Tesco - Parts, Lighting, and Electronics; Fairbanks Fast Foto - Christmas Gift; Shoppers Forum - Yes Virginia 1-3; Compeau’s - Christmas Package; Campell’s Sports - Kids; and portion of car commercial rap.
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
This video contains footage of a rocket launch, someone driving a covered all-terrain vehicle through snowy woods, dog mushing, scenic views of a lake, a family walking by a lake in fall, trailer park houses, a woman, a baby walking, a man playing with a dog, Second Avenue neon signs at night in Fairbanks, Eielson Air Force Base buildings, winter scenery, a little girl in a front yard in summer, a woman gardening, views of a lake, two men with multiple cameras filming scenery, a family starting a fire in winter, dog mushing races, children riding in a dog sled, snowshoe races, a blanket toss, sled dogs, a parade in winter with marching soldiers, floats, and clowns, a family on the steps of a building, a close-up of a small baby, a child playing in snow, aerial views of mountains, an army helicopter, and men fishing in winter.
[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.
[Football games, basketball games]
[Football games, basketball games]
This footage shows a night time football game being played outdoors and under lights on a baseball field that was converted into a football field [possibly Griffin Park in Fairbanks?], a football game being played on a snowy field in Fairbanks, and women's basketball games being played in a gymnasium. [Teams in both the football and basketball games wear red and gold uniforms, so they might be from West Valley High School in Fairbanks].
[Collapsed roof on building]
[Collapsed roof on building]
This video shows a building labeled "J & O Drilling," a collapsed building covered in snow, the inside of a collapsed building with the roof of the building resting on a large truck inside, a camper in the collapsed building, and a view of the inside roof of the collapsed building.
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 7]
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 7]
This film contains scenes of family activities that appear to be mostly outside the state of Alaska.
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 9]
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 9]
This film contains scenes of family activities that appear to be mostly outside the state of Alaska.
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 8]
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 8]
This film contains scenes of family activities that appear to be mostly outside the state of Alaska.
[Geology]
[Geology]
The original Betamax videotape is labeled “Geology.” The video contains footage of mountains and rock formations in the Western United States, and it briefly shows Portage Glacier in Alaska while a man (likely geologist C. L. Sainsbury) discusses each feature.
[Kermode bears in cave]
[Kermode bears in cave]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20353 numbered as Bacon 87-02 and titled “Black Bear Mother w/Cubs Playing Outside, Inside Cave.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Kermode bears are all white at the San Juan Islands off of Canada - This is the only place in the world where you can find these bears - It’s a white black bear - Bill spent days looking for them and finally a guy said what are you looking for - Bill told him the Kermode Bear - The guy said, ‘Oh go to the dump they are there every night,’ and sure enough that’s where he found them - Great story - Reel 1 contains very rare footage - Valuable - There is only one other guy who has film of these bears.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Kermode Bear – black bear mother with cubs/cave” and “Reel 2: Black bear mother with cubs outside cave – playing – inside cave.”
[Kermode bears]
[Kermode bears]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20352 numbered as Bacon 87-01 and titled “Kermodei Bear.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Kermode bears are all white at the San Juan Islands off of Canada - This is the only place in the world where you can find these bears - It’s a white black bear - Bill spent days looking for them and finally a guy said what are you looking for - Bill told him the Kermode Bear - The guy said, ‘Oh go to the dump they are there every night,’ and sure enough that’s where he found them - Great story - Reel 1 contains very rare footage - Valuable - There is only one other guy who has film of these bears.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Kermode Bear – black bear mother with cubs/cave” and “Reel 1: Original, ECN, Kermode bear.”
Arctic Haze
Arctic Haze
A documentary about the spread of air pollution into the Arctic from Europe and the Soviet Union. Scientists from around the world work to understand and solve air pollution problems in Alaska and across Northern regions that are caused by industrialization thousands of miles away. Those interviewed include: Matthew Bean of Bethel, Dr. Glenn E. Shaw of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska bush pilot Dennis Miller, Dr. Kenneth A. Rahn of the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Daniel Jaffe of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Brynjulf Ottar of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Dr. Tom E. Osterkamp of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Juan G. Roederer of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and others. Air pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and climate change are all terms that are discussed. The program includes views of tundra regions, research laboratories, and a government observatory for monitoring climatic change located at Barrow.
[Totems, dancing, Prince of Wales Island, fish program]
[Totems, dancing, Prince of Wales Island, fish program]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20065 numbered as Bacon 13-04 and titled “Totems, Dancing, Prince of Wales Island, Fish Program.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Bight Saxman Museum and Nathan Jackson family - He is one of the greatest Tlingit artists - He is a carver - Film of him carving on a totem.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan, totem poles, Saxman, Nathan Jackson family - Wrangell, petroglyphs, Chief Shake’s house, town shots” and “Reel 4: ECN, Klawock, Prince of Wales Island, totems, Indian kids dancing, and fish program.”
[Ketchikan, carver Nathan Jackson]
[Ketchikan, carver Nathan Jackson]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20071 numbered as Bacon 14-06 and titled “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson, Pulp Mill.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 6: ECN, marked Original, Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson carving at home, street scenes, tour ships – split level sidewalk, Nathan’s home for dinner, steps, trees, rainforest, pulp mill.”
[Ketchikan waterfront]
[Ketchikan waterfront]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20070 numbered as Bacon 14-05 and titled “Ketchikan Waterfront, Ferry, Polly's, Pulp Mill.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 5: ECN, marked Original, Ketchikan waterfront from water, ferry dock and docking, street scenes, Polly’s, Creek Street, Totem Bight, Saxman Nathan Jackson, pulp mill, David Jensen.”
[Saxman totem poles and carvers]
[Saxman totem poles and carvers]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20068 numbered as Bacon 14-03 and titled “Saxman Totem Poles, Rock Oyster, Nathan Jackson, Dave Jensen Carving.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 3: ECN, marked Original, Saxman totem poles, rock oyster, Nathan Jackson, Dave Jensen carving.”
[Killer whales, Johnstone Strait]
[Killer whales, Johnstone Strait]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20066 numbered as Bacon 14-01 and titled “Killer Whale, Johnson Straits.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 1: ECN, Killer whale, Johnson Straights.”