Alaska Film Archives

[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
This film is labeled “Railroad shorts.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter, a church and a train station at Bennett Lake, an airplane taking off, snowy train tracks and a tunnel, railroad workers and employees near a track and inside a train, a train traveling over trestles, snowy mountain scenes, a and sternwheeler in Carcross.
[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, UAF construction, high school graduations, raft race]
[KTVF news stories, UAF construction, high school graduations, raft race]
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 talking about stamps commemorating the U.S. Postal Service, scenes of workers sorting mail, a Fairbanks post office building (1973) (sound), a panel of people discussing economic development in Fairbanks (segment titled "Development Hearing" (May 3, 1973) (sound), a child's hearing being tested at the Fairbanks Public Health Clinic (May 5, 1973) (sound), artwork being displayed, a banquet, Dr. William Wood and others speaking (segment titled "University") (May 5, 1973) (silent), a warning sign about poison used at a dump (segment titled "Rat Poison") (May 7, 1973) (silent), a display about library service cuts at the Fairbanks library (May 8, 1973) (silent), women looking at and talking about Alaskan artwork (May 8, 1973) (sound), men speaking about founding a group to promote the development of Alaska's natural resources (May 10, 1973) (sound), police and spectators looking at the aftermath of a car and motorcycle collision in downtown Fairbanks (May 10, 1973) (silent), the construction of a bridge over railroad tracks at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (May 12, 1973) (silent), people picking up trash along a roadside (May 12, 1973) (silent), banquet scenes (segment is titled "Host") (May 18, 1973) (silent), people walking along a roadside, road signs for Hillcrest and Yankovich and Lawlor Roads (segment titled "Hope Walk") (May 26, 1973) (silent), a graduation ceremony (segment titled "Monroe Grads") (1973) (silent), soldiers firing howitzers during a Fort Wainwright ceremony (segment titled "Memorial Day") (1973) (silent), race boats going under a Chena River bridge (segment titled "Fairbanks to Nenana Outboard Race") (1973) (silent), a drawing of the Medical and Dental Arts Facility, views of 19th Avenue and the Lathrop Street area (May 29, 1973) (silent), an awards ceremony and banquet (segment titled "Career Ext. Center") (May 3, 1973) (silent), a graduation ceremony (segment titled "Eielson Grad") (May 21, 1973) (silent), a lengthy report about the 1970 raft race from Fairbanks to Nenana on the Tanana River, a reporter interviewing raft crews, and scenes of many colorful and wildly-decorated rafts on the river (1970) (sound).
[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).
[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).
[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, snowmachine races, Golden Days, dog mushing]
[KTVF news stories, snowmachine races, Golden Days, dog mushing]
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 snowmachines racing around a track (story titled "Sports Snowmachine") (undated) (silent), snowmachines racing around a small track, spectators watching from stands, a man being interviewed about the last race of the year and about the upcoming racing season (undated) (silent and sound), snowmachines and trucks along a roadside (story titled "Manley Hot Springs Snowmachine Race") (undated) (silent), aerial views of snowmachines racing on a road (undated) (silent), aerial views of a village and a landing strip, aerial views of Circle Hot Springs, a large yellow A-frame structure over a pool area at Circle Hot Springs, snowmachines in a parking lot (undated) (silent), children at play, a woman being interviewed about the Head Start Program and the benefits of early childhood education (1972) (sound), scenes from the grand opening of the Bentley Mall Safeway grocery store in Fairbanks (February 14, 1972) (sound), views of a station wagon crashed into the side of a building, a voice-over interview with the owner of the car (February 16, 1972) (sound), Alaska Airlines representatives speaking about a new tour package to Russia (February 16, 1972) (sound), senator Mike Gravel being interviewed about his recent press coverage troubles (February 19, 1972) (sound), a story about the deconstruction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline pipe-coating plants in Fairbanks, Valdez, and Prudhoe Bay (February 22, 1972) (sound), square-dancing scenes (story titled "Golden Days") (undated) (sound), children in costumes in a parade, a man in a Ronald McDonald costume speaking to the camera (undated) (sound), a Golden Days jail wagon, a mock gunfight by several costumed people in downtown Fairbanks (undated) (sound), a snowmachine, many scenes of dog-mushing races, spectators, and a blanket toss (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, pipeline construction, UAF construction, man-on-the-street interviews]
[KTVF news stories, pipeline construction, UAF construction, man-on-the-street interviews]
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 men speaking at a podium, a slide show presentation about Braniff Airlines (segment titled "Braniff/Alaska Air") (September 11, 1973) (silent), power poles in downtown Fairbanks (segment titled "Power Poles") (September 15, 1973) (silent), the construction of condominium units on 22nd Avenue (segment titled "Eskimo Village ASHA") (September 15, 1973) (silent), autumn scenes in Fairbanks with music and a voiceover (September 14, 1973) (sound), the administrator and students at Lathrop High School being interviewed about racism and recent incidents at the school (September 17, 1973) (sound), views of the SS ARCO Anchorage oil tanker (June 2, 1973) (silent), men speaking at a meeting (undated) (silent), people watching ice on the Tanana River as the tripod falls in Nenana (May 10, 1972) (sound), Miss Fairbanks (segment titled "Miss Alaska Pageant") (undated) (silent), people on boats viewing a glacier (segment titled "Valdez") (undated) (silent), aerial views of pipeline construction camps, interior views of buildings and offices, stacks of pipeline sections, a story about a North Slope tour for ARCO officials and businessmen (February 16, 1972) (sound), policemen at First Federal Bank (undated) (silent), people hooking up computers and installing equipment in an office building (June 1976) (silent), people touring Fairbanks Correctional Center (June 14, 1976) (silent), aerial views of pipeline construction (June 1976) (silent), police responding to a possible boating accident, men being questioned (June 1976) (silent), views of the First Federal Savings and Loan building and the Pet Cache store, a woman holding a skunk, a skunk in a cage (June 1976) (silent), rescuers practicing responding to disasters and accidents (June 1976) (silent), children on a playground at University Park Elementary School being interviewed about the first day of school (September 3, 1974) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews regarding Watergate and the Nixon pardon (segment titled "Ford Pardons Nixon") (September 7, 1974) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews regarding the granting of amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers (1974) (sound), Golden Days activities and displays in Fairbanks (segment titled "Golden Days") (July 20, 1972) (sound), the construction of a married student housing complex, the Gruening Building, the Health Center, and other buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (July 22, 1972) (sound).
[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).
[KTVF news stories, Fort Wainwright, hospital dedication, floods]
[KTVF news stories, Fort Wainwright, hospital dedication, floods]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes earth-moving equipment, Fort Wainwright roads and dikes, a story about efforts to protect Ketchum Road and Fort Wainwright runways from flooding (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), a Borough Assembly meeting, people speaking about school budget issues (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), Student Council President Jerry Foster interviewing fellow students at Joy Elementary School (including Martin Thies and others) on the last day of the school year (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), scenes from the Miss Alaska Universe Pageant in 1972 (March 13, 1972) (sound), a structure fire (story titled "Badger Fire") (March 14, 1972) (silent), a man being put into a police car (story titled "Arrest") (March 16, 1972) (silent), women preparing meat and berries for a Fairbanks Native Association Potlatch, scenes at Carole Drake's home (March 17, 1972) (sound), scenes from the Farm Forum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center, agricultural topics and the Native Land Claims Settlement Act being discussed (March 17, 1972) (sound), Ted Stevens and other dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (March 20, 1972) (sound), Ted Stevens and others at a potlatch, Natives dancing and singing in a gymnasium (March 20, 1972) (sound), people exiting a courtroom, men being interviewed about Borough Assembly voting procedures (story titled "Carp/Jackson/Belahay - Reapportion") (March 22, 1972) (sound), meeting scenes, a man being interviewed about alcohol licensing on the UAF campus (story titled "Carp/Doogan") (March 22, 1972) (sound), Dr. William Wood and others at the Mayor's Ball (1972) (sound), a man being interviewed about a Borough Assembly reapportionment (story titled "Bettesworth - Reapportionment Suit") (May 1, 1972) (sound), a man being interviewed about 40-year-anniversary activities at Alaska Airlines (story titled "Giersdorf - Alaska Airlines") (May 2, 1972) (sound), University Park Elementary School students being given seedling trees to plant (May 2, 1972) (sound), a story about debris-clogged culverts, scenes of flooded streets and homes (segment titled "Martin/Egan - Flood") (May 8, 1972) (sound), scenes of river breakup in spring (story titled "Dave McFarland - River Forecast") (May 9, 1972) (sound), views of new council chambers and other offices in a Fifth Avenue building in Fairbanks (May 9, 1972) (sound), flood water in a neighborhood area, people walking through flood waters, aerial views of ice on a river (story titled "Egan/Carlson - Flood") (May 10, 1972) (sound), men and women being interviewed at a formal ceremony for the Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts at the UAF Wood Center (May 10, 1972) (sound).
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
This film is labeled “Train.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett train station in Canada, a log cabin, the Trail of ’98 sign, a railroad trestle over a gorge, an Inspiration Point sign, people gathered at a monument, Skagway, a ferry, an engineer, and a church at Bennett Lake.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
This film is labeled “Poor quality, train trip.” The footage contains scenes of buildings at Bennett Lake in Canada, a conductor and passengers within a train car, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad travel and scenery, the Caribou Hotel in Carcross in Canada, a sternwheeler in Carcross, and more train scenes.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
This film is labeled “Reel 1, Reel 2, Steam engine trip to Whitehorse August 1961, Railroad shorts June 1960.” The footage contains scenes of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, a steam engine pulling a train, a train crossing a bridge and arriving at Carcross in Canada, scenery along the railroad route, black–and-white scenes of derailed train cars, train travel, a bulldozer at work, a train at Bennett Lake in Canada, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Bennett Lake, a train operating under snowy conditions, black-and-white scenes of a bulldozer pushing railroad cars down a ravine, passengers inside a train car, train travel in winter, a White Pass and Yukon Route sign in Whitehorse in Canada, horses along a railroad route, a machine with a shovel filling a train car, and train travel in summer.
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
This film is labeled “Reel #3 Unknown, Part Railroad.” Footage contains scenes of Skagway, passengers disembarking from a ferry or ship, a White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad steam engine and railroad cars, sites along the railroad from Skagway to Carcross in Yukon, Canada, the Caribou Hotel and the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross, and a sternwheeler in Carcross.
[Alaska 1931]
[Alaska 1931]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931” and “Scenes taken for footage for Milford - Alaska 1931.” The footage contains scenic shots of various snowy mountains, glaciers, a small boat in icy waters, a man aboard a boat cranking a film camera, icy waters, a man with a camera, and more glaciers and snowy mountains.
[Alaska traveling I circa 1926, railroad, ships, coastal communities]
[Alaska traveling I circa 1926, railroad, ships, coastal communities]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1925,” “Alaska 1925 - I think – travelling,” and “Alaska 1926 I.” The footage contains scenes of people traveling in an open train car, a conductor talking to people aboard a train, railroad travel, travel by ship, coastal communities, military ships in a harbor (possibly Seattle), automobiles and people in a town with a mountainous backdrop, a totem pole, a town with muddy streets, a sign for a Valdez dock, a ship at a dock, a boy with a fish, men unloading boxes on a dock, an Emel Packing Company sign, a cannery, an Alaska Steamship Company sign on a vessel, further scenes of shipboard and dock activities in Valdez, and ship passengers enjoying the scenery.
[Alaska 1926 odds and ends, glaciers and boats]
[Alaska 1926 odds and ends, glaciers and boats]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1926” and “Alaska 26 Odds and Ends #4.” The film contains miscellaneous scenes of glaciers, a man with a rifle aboard a boat, a coastal community waterfront, activities aboard a ship, men climbing a snowy mountain, icy waters and glaciers, and various boats.
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
This film is labeled, “Alaska 1925 or 1927” and “Alaska Travelling II 1926.” Footage contains scenes of people aboard a large ship, the S.S. Alaska, viewing a glacier. It also features a train crossing a tall railroad trestle and winding through mountainous terrain, the train going under a trestle and through a tunnel, scenes of the railroad bridge in Nenana, First Avenue in Fairbanks, the sternwheeler Alice and another vessel, the Cowles Street library building and a nearby home in downtown Fairbanks, men and women at the University of Alaska farm in Fairbanks, a child with a haltered cow, a goat, other livestock, a man panning for gold, mining activities including a sluice box and windlass, men and women pushing an automobile, people on a street (likely in Fairbanks), a train in Cordova, men unloading sacks onto a dock, and people aboard a ship viewing the surrounding water and mountains.
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
This film is labeled, “Alaska 1925 or 1927” and “Alaska Travelling II 1926.” Footage contains scenes of people aboard a large ship, the S.S. Alaska, viewing a glacier. It also features a train crossing a tall railroad trestle and winding through mountainous terrain, the train going under a trestle and through a tunnel, scenes of the railroad bridge in Nenana, First Avenue in Fairbanks, the sternwheeler Alice and another vessel, the Cowles Street library building and a nearby home in downtown Fairbanks, men and women at the University of Alaska farm in Fairbanks, a child with a haltered cow, a goat, other livestock, a man panning for gold, mining activities including a sluice box and windlass, men and women pushing an automobile, people on a street (likely in Fairbanks), a train in Cordova, men unloading sacks onto a dock, and people aboard a ship viewing the surrounding water and mountains.
[Alaska 1931 or 1935, Copper River Railroad, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage, Juneau]
[Alaska 1931 or 1935, Copper River Railroad, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage, Juneau]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 or 1935” and “Copper River RR, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage.” The film contains scenes of a boat moving through icy waters, an airplane on floats in water, a train crossing a bridge over Copper River and moving alongside the river, four men maneuvering an automobile outfitted for travel on railroad tracks, a car running along train tracks, a man walking on a rocky hillside and chopping at earth to make steps, glacier scenes, snowy mountains, men in a rowboat, men examining ice, a man operating a film camera, icy waters, travel alongside steep mountains rising out of an inlet, men in a boat, the Juneau waterfront, A.J. Mine, and downtown Juneau.
[Alaska 1935, Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, odds and ends]
[Alaska 1935, Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, odds and ends]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1935” and “Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, Odds and Ends, Goats etc., Fish.” The film contains scenes of two men rowing a boat and anchoring it near a waterfall, a man holding a film camera, a man watching salmon swim upstream, numerous salmon in a shallow stream, two men paddling a boat in the distance as seen from a rock opening, a herd of mountain goats on a hillside near a shoreline, a calving glacier and icy waters, and birds flying near a waterfall.
[Alaska 1931 reel 4, glaciers and ships]
[Alaska 1931 reel 4, glaciers and ships]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 Reel 4.” The film contains scenic shots of glaciers and mountains, a small boat moving in front of a glacier face, a calving glacier, icebergs, a small boat moving through icy waters, ice near a shoreline, a larger steamship moving through icy waters near a glacier face, and seals resting on icebergs in the distance.
[Alaska 1925, Kenai River, Skilak Lake, bear hunt]
[Alaska 1925, Kenai River, Skilak Lake, bear hunt]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1925,” “Alaska 25 - Kenai R. - Skilak Lake – Hunt,” and “Alaska Hunting II.” The film contains scenes of three men in a motor boat towing another boat, men rowing an open boat down a swift river, scenes from within the open boat as a man rows, faces of men in a boat, scenery along the shoreline, men standing by a log cabin, men hiking with packs, a porcupine running into the bushes, men setting up a canvas tent, men joking around in camp, men crossing a small stream, a man playing a flute, a hillside and inlet, and a man skinning a dead bear.
[Alaska glaciers 1931 reel 3]
[Alaska glaciers 1931 reel 3]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 Reel 3.” The footage contains scenes of glaciers calving into water, scenic shots of glaciers, a panoramic shot across the face of a glacier, snowy mountains, and ice fields.
[Antarctic studies part 1 roll1]
[Antarctic studies part 1 roll1]
The original film is labeled, “Antarctic B&W Part 1 Roll 1.” The film contains aerial shots of vast ice fields, various tracked vehicles driving across the snow, a field camp, a man patting a penguin on the head, a person skiing, a U.S. Navy airplane, and scientists using various instruments to take measurements.
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
Footage includes rafts on the Tanana River during the Raft Race of 1971; survivors of the Pump Station 8 explosion and fire being interviewed in the hospital in 1977; winners of the 1971 Miss Fairbanks and Miss Alaska contest; and Nancy Mendenhall, Sandra Stringer, Bonnie McCorkendale (?), Rose Stanley, and Sonny Carpenter being asked about how they prefer to be addressed.
[Miscellaneous commercials]
[Miscellaneous commercials]
Footage includes scenes and outtakes from commercials for United Way, Sourdough Heating, Fairbanks Security Service, and Arctic Pancake House (undated) (silent).
[1971 KTVF news stories]
[1971 KTVF news stories]
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 to a large gathering of people (undated) (silent), a student named Michael being interviewed about being expelled from school because of his refusal to cut his hair (story titled "Breeze") (1971) (sound), a man working with a radio antenna, men looking at an Alaska map, a man describing the Geophysical Institute's Biomedical Program and explaining how medical aid stations in Alaska villages can get medical information over the radio network (December 6, 1971) (sound), a story about Eneput Children's Center, women cooking, children playing (December 4, 1971) (sound), a man being interviewed about construction delays at the new Yak Estates Apartments in Fairbanks (December 7, 1971) (sound), students standing outside on a cold day, Nanooks basketball game scenes (1971) (silent), a man being interviewed about an Alaska Supreme Court Case involving charges of incompetence and immorality against a school principal (undated) (sound), children posing in a Nativity scene at First Baptist Church (1971) (sound), a story about a new training program for carpenters and journeymen (undated) (sound), men in a meeting (undated) (silent), statuettes of a gold panner being handed out at a ceremony, a story about an Alaskaland celebration (undated) (sound), children lining up to see Santa at Alaskaland Civic Center (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about a court case involving charges against a school principal (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about police training, Lathrop High School students being interviewed about a student trooper program (1971) (sound), people in a meeting (1971) (silent), a man being interviewed about MUS Power Plant operations as men work at a coal chute and control panel (undated) (sound), people decorating a Christmas tree, men working on the pipeline, the BP building, and a cook making a meal menu (story titled "Arctic Christmas") (undated) (silent).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
Footage contains several news stories and silent footage from 1971. In order, the segments are: reporter Larry Carpenter reporting on the dedication of the Lawrence Irving building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (8/12/71), silent footage of Captain McQueen of the Alaska State Troopers (8/13/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on flooding at seven and a half mile on Old Richardson with resident E. R. Riddle (8/14/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on a firemen's competition, silent footage showing a motorcycle and automobile accident site (8/17/71), an unidentified speaker talking about pollution in waterways (8/17/71), the official ground-breaking for a Mormon church in Fairbanks (8/17/71), U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Westmoreland talking about the military's impact on the environment in Alaska and being questioned by Ted Lehne (8/19/71), and Westmoreland speaking about the strategic importance of Alaska (8/17/71). The final story, which is by reporter Larry Carpenter, is about the dedication of the new wing of the Arctic Health Research Center on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Senator Ted Stevens speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication, and Congressman Nick Begich speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication (8/21/71).
[KTVF television 1971 raft race story]
[KTVF television 1971 raft race story]
Footage includes a news story about the 1971 Raft Race in Fairbanks and a drowning that took place during the event. Reporter Larry Holmstrom interviews John Sauer about swamping a canoe during the race. He also interviews Ron Sloan, Steve Goldizen, and Mark Roberts about the accident on their raft that took the life of Brian Kendall. In addition, Holmstrom interviews race founder Merritt Helfferich about the future of the race.