Alaska Film Archives

[Taiwanese fishing boat]
[Taiwanese fishing boat]
This footage includes aerial views of a Taiwanese fishing boat being escorted to port by the United States Coast Guard vessel Confidence for illegal fishing. Additional footage includes the cutter commander being interviewed about the Taiwanese vessel.
[Television commercial outtakes]
[Television commercial outtakes]
This film includes a series of KTVF television commercial outtakes from Nerland's Home Furnishings in Fairbanks with an unidentified female announcer and Larry Holmstrom, Captain Jim Binkley standing by the Discovery II and giving a political endorsement for Andy Warwick, and Darrell Russell of Russell's Union 76 Station talking about car repairs and working in the garage. Additional silent portions of the film include a man in makeup dressed like a trapper at a campfire and a couple at the Sunset Strip restaurant having dinner and dancing at the bar.
[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).
[Juneau]
[Juneau]
This film contains views of the Juneau area, including the harbor, homes and buildings, government buildings, boats, wildlife, and the Mendenhall Glacier (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Golden Days]
[KTVF news stories, Golden Days]
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. This film features footage of Pompeo Hall on Fort Wainwright (story titled "Fort Wainwright Reductions") (July 15, 1972) (sound), workers in a shop making culvert piping, a man being interviewed about the process (story titled "Culfabco") (July 18, 1972) (sound), views of Larry's Cycle Sales and Service Building (story titled "Bill Larry") (undated) (silent), the mayor being interviewed about the possibility of filing for office of borough chairman (story titled "Rice") (undated) (sound), views of various voting precincts (story titled "Election - Rees") (July 19, 1972) (silent), a man being interviewed about his decision to not run for mayor in the upcoming election (story titled "Rice - Politics") (July 19, 1972) (sound), scenes from the Golden Days parade in downtown Fairbanks (1972) (sound), an airplane landing in Fairbanks, Vice President Spiro Agnew greeting people, Agnew speaking about President Nixon's environmental proposals, an airplane taking off (1972) (silent and sound), and Vice President Spiro Agnew speaking again (July 24, 1972) (sound).
[Legislator Andy Warwick interviews fisherman Dick Eliason and pipeline worker]
[Legislator Andy Warwick interviews fisherman Dick Eliason and pipeline worker]
Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The film features a man (Andy Warwick) interviewing a fisherman (Dick Eliason) aboard a fishing boat, scenes of mountains and a bay, Sitka's shoreline in the distance, Alaska legislator Andy Warwick being interviewed, a man and a woman with a baby being interviewed in their home (Andy Warwick and wife Judy with reporter Larry), men talking about fisheries' issues in Alaska including the 200-Mile Limit (Andy Warwick and Dick Eliason aboard Eliason's boat), a man in a hardhat being interviewed about diesel fuel storage tanks made out of discarded sections of pipeline, and outtakes from Andy Warwick's campaign materials.
[KTVF news stories, Large Animal Research Station, fair, interviews]
[KTVF news stories, Large Animal Research Station, fair, interviews]
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. The film features a story about Valdez City Council's approval of the building of more trailer courts to ease the housing shortage in Valdez, views of men in hard hats boarding a boat, trailer courts, trailer court residents being interviewed, RVs and tents, a banker being interviewed about land availability in Valdez, a ferry, a police chief being interviewed about the transient population (undated) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews about whether or not President Richard Nixon should be impeached (undated) (sound), musk oxen at the Large Animal Research Station in Fairbanks, a man being interviewed about the loss of musk ox calves due to a viral epidemic (undated) (sound), people drinking at a bar, a woman being interviewed about her obtaining the first liquor license in the College area and about her petition to get the liquor license, a Blue Marlin sign (title of segment is "Blue Marlin Open") (undated) (sound), Airport Way businesses and signs (undated) (silent), the construction of display booths and shelves at fairgrounds in Fairbanks (undated) (silent), boys at football practice being interviewed about the upcoming season (segment is titled "Benson Sports") (July 15, 1974) (sound), a beluga dome being inflated at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (August 15, 1974) (silent), men in a boat netting fish and taking measurements of the fish (title of segment is "Fish Shocking") (August 14, 1974) (silent), scenes from the Tanana Valley Fair (title of segment is "Fair Open/Close") (undated) (silent), composer and pianist John Cage being interviewed and playing a piano (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about a Fairbanks methadone treatment program (title of segment is "Frank Gold") (October 8, 1974) (sound), a body on a gurney being wheeled out of an apartment building (title of segment is "Murder") (October 8, 1974) (silent), views of precincts on election day (title of segment is "MUS Bond Election") (June 13, 1972) (silent), the Major League Baseball commissioner being interviewed in Fairbanks about the importance of organized sports for youth (title of segment is "Bowie Kuhn") (June 13, 1972) (sound), an aerial view of camp facilities, men speaking at the official opening ceremonies for a youth conservation camp operated by the Bureau of Land Management along the Chatanika River (June 15, 1972) (sound), and senator James Buckley of New York being interviewed at the airport about the conference he just attended in which nations of the world came together to discuss global pollution topics such as ocean-dumping, whale protection, air and water monitoring, and environmental consciousness (June 16, 1972) (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, tankers at Valdez, Yukon 800 boat race, Golden Days parade]
[KTVF news stories, tankers at Valdez, Yukon 800 boat race, Golden Days parade]
Some segments of this film have sound, and others are silent. Specific dates are noted in parentheses when available. The footage features Amanda Blake and other celebrities from the television show "Gunsmoke" touring the musk ox farm at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the celebrities watching moose and bears in Denali National Park (silent), Valdez port facilities, a ceremony on a dock, the ARCO tanker "Juneau" leaving the dock (sound), trucks on the Haul Road in the Atigun Pass region, pump stations in the evening and at night (silent), scenes from the Yukon 800 boat race, boats on the Yukon River, boats arriving in Fairbanks, a trophy being awarded to a man (1974) (silent), the construction of Hamilton Elementary School and a shopping complex (June 21, 1974) (sound), water carnival scenes, kids playing in water, kids and adults near a river (June 30, 1974) (silent), the Golden Days parade in downtown Fairbanks, a kids' football competition (silent), motorcross bike races, a ceremony in Valdez aboard the ARCO tanker "Fairbanks," a helicopter flying over Fairbanks, and Fairbanks flight school (silent).
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s - HDR]
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s - HDR]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Mining with Bob Young 1970s.” The original silent film is labeled “Bob Young Mining.” Note that this is the HDR scan, not the narrated version. The film contains scenes of Bob Young and John Baker with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer traveling in winter from Talkeetna to Falls Creek, a bulldozer breaking though ice on a river and crossing through deep water, a bulldozer breaking a trail through snow, an Invader snowmachine parked at a summit, Bob Young building a shower, placer mine scenes, a man sluicing and panning for gold, a bulldozer pushing gravel into a sluice box, a bulldozer pushing tailings piles, a man removing screens from sluice boxes, a man shaking and cleaning rugs at the bottom of a sluice box, Bob Young drinking a can of Pepsi, Bob Young panning and holding a pan full of gold, Bob Young measuring and weighing gold, and Bob Young’s grandmother and mother cooking in a kitchen.
[Alaska flying in winter and summer]
[Alaska flying in winter and summer]
The original film is labeled “Winter storm, wind storm with Champion, have on video.” The film contains scenes of driving along a snowy road in winter, caribou along the roadside, John Baker gassing up an Aeronca Champion airplane on skis, an airplane taking off, an airplane at a remote location, a man removing wing covers and hand propping the airplane, Queenie the dog going into the airplane, an airplane on skis taking off from a remote strip, a truck crossing a narrow bridge across a river, caribou, aerial views of the landscape, Queenie with a pack, John Baker brushing away a horde of mosquitoes, a bulldozer digging a trench, many airplanes around a lake, construction crews, aerial views of Anchorage, men hunting, and a small tracked vehicle.
[Baker family films]
[Baker family films]
The original film is labeled “Ma and pa golfing, cutting and bringing in Christmas tree, Ma and Tom and Queenie.” The film contains scenes of the Baker family golfing in Michigan, Queenie the dog pulling people on a sled, a small airplane flying low along a shoreline, two people cutting a Christmas tree that is then towed to the truck by Queenie, and blue jays at a bird feeder.
[Aleutians travel, Old Town Valdez]
[Aleutians travel, Old Town Valdez]
The original film is unlabeled. The film contains scenes of ocean waves crashing against a rocky shore in the Aleutian Islands – likely Amchitka, a large abandoned building, a man with a sign that says “Amchitka forest,” a sea otter in ocean waves, otters playing in an enclosed pool, military buildings and Quonset huts, a man fishing, grave markers, a barbed wire fence, wrecked military airplanes, a large airplane hangar, a gun turret, a Reeve Aleutian Airways DC-6 airplane landing, aerial views of clouds and a volcano, grebes in water, a man with a string of fish, John Baker with a string of fish, a road sign for New Valdez and Old Valdez, homes and buildings in Old Valdez that were abandoned following the 1964 earthquake, Pioneer Hall, the oldest building, an old cable office, Hotel Valdez, an abandoned vehicle, old oil tanks along the shoreline, the wrecked boat “Gulf King,” Valdez sheet metal works, a Gilson’s sign, a church, a boy with a bicycle, and pickup truck driving out of town.
[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.
[Alaska summer and fall]
[Alaska summer and fall]
The original film is labeled “Fall and summer.” The film contains scenes of small airplanes around a float pond, John Baker fishing, Alaska wildflowers, canvas-sided cabins, Queenie the dog, a sternwheeler pushing a barge on a river with a fishwheel in the foreground, flowers, a ptarmigan, a barge on a river, a floatplane taxiing on water with railroad cars in the background, travel along a gravel road, road construction possibly in Mt. McKinley/Denali National Park, a glacier, a red squirrel on a picnic table, a magpie, Dall sheep, caribou, a close view of a grizzly bear feeding, blueberries, autumn colors across the tundra, trees, a ptarmigan, a moose, an arctic ground squirrel, a moose, airplanes on skis taking off and landing, John Baker with an airplane, John Baker hunting goose, a beaver in a pond, and a dog chasing after fish.
[Talkeetna and Local People of the 1970s]
[Talkeetna and Local People of the 1970s]
This video combines narration by John Baker recorded during the 1990s with a 2017 film scan of a 1970s film. The original narration, recorded on VHS videotape, is titled “John Baker’s old films” and is numbered AAF-16366. The audio contains some interference and background noise. The original film is labeled “Talkeetna and local people of the 70s.” Name spellings in the following paragraph have not been verified. The films include footage of Tom Baker tapping a birch tree for sap to make syrup, Andy Anderson with an old vehicle, Robin Jenne preparing to start the moose-dropping parade, Suzy Kellard in the parade, Johnny Wallace’s daughter in the parade, Penny Bennett and Sally O’Malley with Harold Menasse, Mike Fisher with Harold, Karen Mannox with camping gear, Red Berry, an Alaska Railroad train, Andy Anderson, Tom Baker in a 1931 Model-A automobile, Pete Dana pulling the big moose dropping in the parade, Tony Wolfe and Rocky Cummins in a 1951 Chevy, Elizabeth Kellard with women dressed as mail order brides for the parade, Suzy, Millie Campbell, Rocky Cummins, Harold Menasse with Doug Geeting gassing up an airplane, Jim Beaver working on his cabin, Brevis Kofron giving Frank O’Brien a haircut, Vern Altman dodging the camera, Ollie Hudson and Sparky, Rose Jenne gassing up helicopters, Rod Dunne and Betty Pierson working in their garden at Gold Creek, Betty Pierce or Pierson fishing at Chelatna Lake, the cabin housing the original library, Tony Wolfe and Myron Stevens in a MEA truck, the trailer housing the post office, fire chief John Carlson at the post office, Mount McKinley (Denali) behind the Talkeetna welcome sign, Mike Fisher working on his house, fireweed going to seed, John Baker digging up potatoes, Bob Young and George McCullough moving a cabin, Tony Wolfe holding up wires, the Roadhouse, Short Ducharme helping to move the cabin, John Baker with giant turnips in his garden, Larry Yasinski riding a motorbike, aerial views of Bob Young’s mine on Falls Creek off of Cache Creek, Bob Young showing the aftermath of a bear breaking into his food cache, Bob Young and Larry Yasinski displaying gold in jars, Bob crossing a creek in a truck, a water gate, aerial views of John Baker’s property, Tom Baker in a 1931 pickup truck, Dan Mahaney's wedding outside of the Fairview, John Baker with a giant cabbage and squash and turnips, Don Bennis, Joe Bennis, Al Soussa, and Leroy Ekiss at a picnic, Revis with dogs, Tom Baker working on his cabin, Bob Young panning for gold at Clear Creek, and McWilliams and Sonny Kragness with a pan of gold.
[Kenai – with Roy and Ethel Koshney]
[Kenai – with Roy and Ethel Koshney]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Kenai.” The original silent film is labeled “Roy Koshney Kenai.” This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of Roy Koshney planting a garden and mending nets for commercial fishing, Roy heading out in an old cannery boat to the fishing grounds on Kasilof or Kenai River, Roy running nets out from his fishing boat, Roy pulling in nets, a sunset over the inlet, a boat hold full of fish, Roy moving fish using a peugh, men offloading fish at a cannery, Roy and Ethel Koshney cutting up salmon, Roy and Dina or Deena Koshney picking berries, the fishing boat PG 78 in a dry dock, and fishermen baiting and running out longline for halibut. An un-narrated scene at end includes a small fishwheel along a river and a man with a string of salmon.
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s]
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Mining with Bob Young 1970s.” The original silent film is labeled “Bob Young Mining.” Note that image quality is in some respects superior in the HDR scan. This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of Bob Young and John Baker with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer traveling in winter from Talkeetna to Falls Creek, a bulldozer breaking though ice on a river and crossing through deep water, a bulldozer breaking a trail through snow, an Invader snowmachine parked at a summit, Bob Young building a shower, placer mine scenes, a man sluicing and panning for gold, a bulldozer pushing gravel into a sluice box, a bulldozer pushing tailings piles, a man removing screens from sluice boxes, the man shaking and cleaning rugs at the bottom of the sluice box, Bob Young drinking a can of Pepsi, Bob Young panning and holding a pan full of gold, Bob Young measuring and weighing gold, and Bob Young’s grandmother and mother cooking in a kitchen.
A Story of Fur
A Story of Fur
The original narrated DVD is labeled “John Baker - A Story of Fur.” The original silent film is labeled “No. 1 Winter Trapline.” The narrated version is played back at a different frame rate and is slower and longer than the silent version. This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of the B&K Trading Company building and the Roadhouse in Talkeetna; Carol and Verna Close baking bread; a dog named Queenie with John Baker checking a trapline during winter; Queenie wearing a dog pack; John Baker hiking in snowshoes and checking a beaver trap; John Baker and trapping partner Gene Lanzaro building a small log cabin from start to finish, including peeling logs, scribing and notching logs, and sawing boards from logs; setting a wolverine trap; a pilot and mailman Cliff Hudson delivering mail via small airplane; John Baker nailing a roof on a cabin, cutting out a window on a cabin, installing a chimney through a cabin roof, looking at Mount McKinley (Denali) through cabin windows, demonstrating window shutters, and showing bear protection around windows; Gene Lanzaro cutting fireweed and the dog Queenie pulling a sled with logs; cooking meat and pancakes inside cabin; John Baker with a lynx that he trapped; a captive marten kept as a pet; a moose; John Baker demonstrating hiking in snowshoes versus without snowshoes in deep snow; John Baker showing a marten he has trapped and field dressing a spruce grouse; a new snowmachine; Queenie barking at a trapped wolverine; scenes of setting and checking a beaver trap, including fresh beaver signs in spring, a beaver snare, a beaver lodge with steam emerging, skinning a beaver, and Queenie pulling a sled; John Baker starting up and flying a small airplane on skis, aerial views of snowy landscapes, and groups of moose; landing an airplane on skis; a moose walking through deep snow; John Baker butchering a moose and loading it onto an airplane; aerial views of mountains and moose; a ptarmigan in white plumage; a snowmachine pulling a sled; showing off a trapline catch at Summit log cabin; Queenie running behind a snowmachine and riding on a sled; an airplane in a windstorm and John Baker digging out the airplane after the storm passes; Lake Hood airplanes and a hangar damaged by a windstorm near Anchorage; John Baker with a roll of furs and a pickup truck at Lake Hood airstrip; Anchorage Fur Rendezvous scenes, including Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, brief glimpses of George Attla and Jimmy Malemute, Roland Lombard mushing along a trail, a helicopter flying over the trail, Jonas Brothers Taxidermy shop in Anchorage, and a fur auction; Myers Furs shop in Michigan, a furrier at work, and John Baker’s father posing in a beaver coat and hat.
[Hetherington films, reel 2]
[Hetherington films, reel 2]
This film contains scenes of a large military parade in downtown Fairbanks, a sign for "US Navy Petroleum Exploration NPR4," military equipment on display near the Lacey Street Theatre area in downtown Fairbanks, a Cat train, military aircraft and pilots, sailors near an Interior dredge in operation, people standing around a burned airplane (with all the fabric burnt off), a blanket toss in Barrow, large equipment including barges and backhoes at work along the beach (construction of NARL?), Navy ships along the coast, Quonset huts, and another blanket toss in Barrow.
[Hetherington films, reel 1]
[Hetherington films, reel 1]
This film contains scenes of military or government-supported activity in the Interior and on the North Slope of Alaska, perhaps related to exploration work. It includes scenes of early helicopters, large tent camps, men setting up towers and talking on radios, aerial views of tundra and mountains, and a cabin or building engulfed in flames as a crowd of men watches.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 9]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 9]
This video is composed of footage from four film reels. AAF-16334 is from a film likely shot by Lee family friend Fred Torsak. It is labeled “1936?, Weeks Field airplanes, Cushman Street Bridge, Dad, dog team, polar bear.” (a post office date stamp on the film box says July 26, 1937). The film contains footage of airplanes at Weeks Field in Fairbanks, a Pacific Alaska Airways hangar, Cushman Street in Fairbanks, the Samson’s hardware store building, Cushman Street bridge over the Chena River, a polar bear in a cage, and people riding in a dog sled. AAF-16335 is from a film likely shot by Lee family friend Fred Torsak. It is labeled, “Fairbanks Alaska, Gold Dredge mining.” (The post office date stamp on the film box is April 2, 1938). The film contains footage of a large placer mining site, hydraulic giants at work, a man with a camera filming the mining operations, an overburden being blasted or falling in large chunks, a mining camp, a man walking along the pipeline (Davidson ditch or siphon?), a dredge at work, and tailings piles. AAF-16336 is from a film likely shot by Lee family friend Fred Torsak. It is labeled “Gold mining with great cleanup gold.” (The post office date stamp on the film box is February 13, 1939). The film contains color footage of hydraulic giants and a bulldozer at work, a man in a large sluice box, a man holding a large pan full of gold, people working a smaller sluice box, and Main School in Fairbanks. AAF-16337 is from a film likely shot by Lee family friend Fred Torsak. It is labeled “Weeks Field, dog team, Main School.” (The post office date stamp on the film box is also February 13, 1939). The film contains color footage of a dog team next to an airplane, a woman taking photos of a dog team, an airplane flying overhead, Main school in Fairbanks, and the wooden Fairbanks Airplane Corporation hangar on Rickert's field situated across from Weeks Field on Cushman Street in Fairbanks.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
Notes with this film say “1949 Charlotte Ames and Bob, Don, Mrs. Wiener, and Lee Family at Airport, Pan Am DC4; 1949 Norman and Ingrid at Badger Road cabin, 1962 Boat Races, Chena River in Fairbanks, Christmas 1961 Arne Jergen; 1962 Boat Races in Chena Rover; 1962 Norman’s second car 1956 Pontiac; 1962 Hydraulic mining Ester Alaska; 1962 Cleanup at Hassel’s Mine; 1962 Golden Days Fairbanks and Ingrid home in 1972; 1962 Arne and Arnold Nordale, Ferry at Nenana.” The film contains footage of a Pan American World Airways airplane, children playing, children hoisting one another with a rope and pulley system, children skiing, a Christmas tree in a home, a family meal in a home, the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, power boats on the river, crowds gathered along the riverbank to watch boats, a Fairbanks home, hydraulic giants and a mining operation, men cleaning up a sluice box, dancing in downtown Fairbanks, Monty’s Department Store and Lacey Street Theater signs, views from aboard the Sternwheeler Yutana, the Nenana bridge, a fishwheel, highway travel, and Fielding Lake.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 7]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 7]
This film is labeled “Gold Hill from the beginning, Gold Hill Dredge moving from the start” and “Fairbanks Alaska, Arnie Larsen, Dredge No. 6 moving 1958, Moving dredge at Gold Hill.” The film contains scenes of bulldozers moving Dredge 6 from Gold Hill to Sheep Creek near Fairbanks in 1958, the dredge on wooden cribbing in its new location, and the dredge pond being filled with water via a pipe.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 6]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 6]
This film is labeled "San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Alaska Hiway [Highway] to Fairbanks” and notes with the film say “Might be Arne Larsen film, Hiway driving Chevy, 1950s Chevy, Fairbanks, Dave Larsen?, Birch Hill, Dragline, Jergen mining, Gold Dredge Ester or Fox, Circle Hot Springs, Jergen and Guri Lealand, San Diego shipyard, zoo, SFO, LAX.” The film contains footage of Alaska Highway travel, the Riverboat Nenana in a dry dock, Aurora Lodge, a panoramic overview of Fairbanks, mining activities, a gold dredge at work, a dragline in operation, a power plant building, a gold dredge in a float pond, a dragline, hydraulic giants, a conveyor belt, a Circle Hot Springs lodge, the Circle Trading Company building, and scenes outside Alaska.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 5]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 5]
Notes with the film say “1949-50, Trapping, Copper River, Moving FE Dredge, Taken by Arne Larsen.” Writing inside the film can says “Moose Lake trapping, Hanegela[?] Valley, Living Seattle, Moving Dredge No. 2, Fairbanks Creek 1950” and “Trapping, Dredge No. 2 moving 1949-1950.” The film contains footage of snow-covered mountains, a red building with a “Strelna” sign, a small log cabin or cabins, a dog with puppies, beaver pelts stretched to dry, a man snow-shoeing as dogs follow, dogs pulling a sled up a steep hill as a man pushes, Pan American Airways and United Air Lines airplanes, bulldozers moving a dredge in winter, and a Goldstream mining office and buildings.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 4]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 4]
Notes with this film say “1946 DC3 PAA FAI-Norway at Weeks Field Oct, Winter in Fairbanks lots snow, Emil and Jergen, Canada? dam, PAA plane DC3, gold dredge, Fairbanks winter carnival parade, reindeer Ingrid and Norman, Norway ski jump Holmekolen, Seattle – New York Farm.” Writing inside the film can says “Lee Family going to old country, Fairbanks winter time, Vancouver Island, back to Fairbanks, Dredge No. 3 1946, Fairbanks Creek Dredge 2, Winter Carnival, Skibowel [Skibowl?] Seattle, Graham, Palsbo." The film contains footage of a Pan American World Airways Clipper DC-3 airplane, frost-covered trees and snow-covered homes in Fairbanks, a mammoth tusk leaning against a utility pole, scenes outside Alaska, a Pan American airplane, a dredge in operation, a downtown Fairbanks Winter Carnival parade, a Pioneers of Alaska float, a Fraternal Order of Eagles float, other parade marchers and floats, a captive reindeer, and ski-jumping and other scenes outside Alaska.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 3]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 3]
Notes with this film say “1943 – 1944, Anne Larsen film of Jergen and family, gold dredge hydraulic moving camp, Snoqualmie ski lodge, ski jumping, Oregon coast, cliff house coast calif?, GJOA expedition, SFO Jergen and Arne, Jerhen’s family? in Calif?” Writing inside the film can says “Chatnika, Kirkland[?], Vasapark[?], Billings, Dahls and Seattle and some snow” and “During the war and some from Alaska.” The film contains footage of small log cabins, a dredge in a dredge pond, mining camp buildings being moved, Snoqualmie Ski Lodge in Washington State, the Cliff House in San Francisco, a plaque in San Francisco commemorating Roald Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Gjoa expedition, the Roald Amundsen monument in San Francisco, and family gatherings and activities outside of Alaska.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 2]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 2]
This film is labeled “Alaska Steamship, Alaska RR, Ice Carnival Chatanika 1942, Fisher[?], Eldorado and skiing in Fairbanks.” A note inside the film can says “AK Steamship Port of Seattle to Valdez?, Alaska Railroad - Nenana, Weeks Field Fairbanks, Mother and Dad skiing, Winter Carnival, dog racing, parade, Leonard Seppala, Second Avenue, mining - gold dredge, Dad Guri[?] Lealand, Fairbanks Creek.” Writing inside film can says “Drilling and hauling ice Chatanika Birch Lake, Alaska steamship from Seattle, ARR Seward to Fairbanks, skiing in Fairbanks, Carnival 1940, Fish Creek, Cleary Creek, Eldorado.” The film contains images of the Alaska Steamship Company dock in Seattle, the Seattle waterfront as seen from aboard a ship, a Port of Seattle sign, Alaska Pacific Salmon Company buildings, the Alaska Steamship Company dock in Juneau, the AJ Mine in Juneau, a small vehicle on railroad tracks in winter, snowy mountains, Alaska Railroad steam engine 614, scenic views from travel via the Alaska Railroad, the train station in Nenana, the Nenana Bridge, a couple skiing, a musher and dogs, Pollack Flying Service hangars in Fairbanks, ice hockey in downtown Fairbanks, a Pacific Alaska Airways Lockheed Electra airplane, crowds of people watching dog mushers on the Chena River, the 1940 Winter Carnival parade with floats, a dog yard, a sign for the 1940 Fairbanks Dog Derby, a welcome sign over downtown Fairbanks, Leonhard Seppala, a panorama of downtown Fairbanks in winter, Pollack Flying Service, men driving thaw points for a dredge mining operation, a mining camp, hydraulic giants being used to clear muck, men testing the ground with a drill rig, a mining camp, tailings piles, an old wooden mine shaft revealed as muck is cleared away by hydraulic giants, a dredge in operation, ice being removed from a dredge pond, a drilling rig in operation, small log cabins, a group skiing, a mining operation with buckets emptying onto a large pile of pay dirt, a sluice, a mining camp, a bulldozer, and a building at Chatanika Gold Camp(?).
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 1]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 1]
This notes on this film say “Anne leaving for Norway, trip on Livengood Road high water, bear hunting, Manley hot springs, Christmas at home, Oslo slab[?], Moss Pery[?], Akers Lees, Snirre.” The film contains footage of a family with a red car, an overview of an Alaska placer mine in a river valley, a summer celebration in downtown Fairbanks with couples dancing in the street as a replica steam train drives by and a KFAR-TV cameraman films the action, an Alaska Airlines airplane landing and taking off again, interior Alaska hillsides in summer and fall, a sluice box and mining operation, high water on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, a hunter with a dead bear, Manley Lodge, scenic Alaska landscapes and skies, winter in Fairbanks, a Fairbanks home and trees covered in frost, snowy hillsides, an aerial view of the Alaska Range mountains, passenger airplanes at an airport, and sites in northern Europe.