Alaska Film Archives

[1971 Fairbanks news stories]
[1971 Fairbanks news stories]
This film contains news stories from 1971. Footage and stories include Larry Holmstrom interviewing tourists in a motorhome caravan and at Norlite Campground. Larry Carpenter presents a story on Manley Hot Springs that aired in July 1971. Footage includes the springs, the town, and several residents. Residents identified include Gus Benson, Bob Lee, and Bob "Whitey" Yule. Additional footage includes a report on a water project in Hamilton Acres in Fairbanks, a story about life in Mekoryuk village on Nunivak Island, and adult bicycle riding in Fairbanks in September 1971. People identified in the bicycle story include C.B. Bettisworth, Carol Bettisworth, Alexander Bettisworth, Amy Bettisworth, Andy Kleinfleld, Dr. William James, Geraldine James, Adam James, John James, and Mrs. James.
[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).
[1971 Midnight Sun 600]
[1971 Midnight Sun 600]
Footage includes mechanics (likely in Fairbanks) preparing snowmachines for Midnight Sun 600 racing, Brian Willner cleaning a snowmachine, motorhomes and support vehicles with snowmachine trailers (likely leaving Fairbanks for Anchorage), the distribution of race bibs in an auditorium in Anchorage, racers at the start line in Anchorage, Bob Hamme in a red helmet, crews picking up broken-down machines along the highway, a wrecked truck in a ditch, mechanics welding skis and rebuilding snowmachines in a shop (and possibly doing overnight repairs in Glennallen or Tok), snowmachines and racers at the start line for second-day start (possibly in Glennallen or Tok), individual racers heading out, racers on the highway, and racers returning to the finish area.
[1974 Chena flood dam construction]
[1974 Chena flood dam construction]
This film features earth-moving equipment at work on dam construction as well as culverts filling with water.
[1975 Fairbanks winter scenes]
[1975 Fairbanks winter scenes]
Footage features small houses in Fairbanks during winter, cars idling along streets in ice fog, a man pointing out exhaust system modifications designed to decrease emissions, downtown Fairbanks with ice fog during a dark afternoon, and a model and artist's concept of the Noel Wien library.
[1977 Yukon 800]
[1977 Yukon 800]
Footage includes aerial views of Yukon 800 riverboats starting on the Chena River in Fairbanks, aerial shots of boats racing along the river, Jim Movius being interviewed by Ted Lehne in Galena, the re-start of the race in Galena, and aerial views of Pike's Landing and boats at the finish line.
[1977 Yukon 800 - 2]
[1977 Yukon 800 - 2]
This footage was filmed prior to and during the Yukon 800 riverboat race. Footage includes boats and spectators at Pike's Landing on the Chena River, racer Moe Samuelson being interviewed about boat construction and the race while showing different parts of his race boat (Slo-Mo's Kayak II) to reporter Ann Handley, spectators waiting for boats in Galena, boats arriving in Galena on 6/25/77, aerial views of the Tanana River, spectators in Tanana watching boats pass by, spectators and race boats at Pike's Landing on the Chena River, the airport and spectators in Tanana (?), Jim Movius crossing the finish line in the winning boat, and Jim Movius being interviewed about the race by reporter Chuck Benson.
[Aerial view of pipeline construction]
[Aerial view of pipeline construction]
Footage includes aerial views of Fairbanks, the pipeyard, pipeline construction, sections of pipeline arranged along the roadside, trucking on the Haul Road, and North Star terminals.
Alaska pipeline report
Alaska pipeline report
This film was produced to chronicle construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. This copy was made for broadcast in Portland, Oregon. Ted Lehne introduces segments narrated by reporters Terry Foster and Richard Fineberg. People interviewed include Rod Higgins (supervisor of construction at Pump Station 8), Ken Rither (mayor of North Pole), Jerry Storey (Principal of the Delta School), and Delta businessman Bob Cramer. Footage includes pipeline construction, VSM construction, pump station construction, and buildings in Delta Junction.
[Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
[Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
Footage includes reporter Ted Lehne speaking about the start-up of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, scenes of the pipeline in various locations, Yukon River Bridge, Ted Lehne interviewing Dr. Darch about the start-up of the pipeline and refinery construction in North Pole as well as about a possible gas pipeline (sound), views of the pipeline and pump stations, and a pipeline pig.
[Band plays at Sunset Strip in Fairbanks]
[Band plays at Sunset Strip in Fairbanks]
This footage includes scenes at the Sunset Strip night club in Fairbanks. A band plays, people dance, and a bartender serves drinks.
[Boat race, Jim O'Sullivan interview]
[Boat race, Jim O'Sullivan interview]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features a boat race, men climbing out of a boat as spectators on the river bank watch, Jim O'Sullivan being interviewed in an office about his election campaign for state legislature (title of segment is "Jim O' Sullivan and Boat Race") (June 20, 1976).
[Fire fighters at Vundik Lake]
[Fire fighters at Vundik Lake]
This film gives a detailed view of many aspects of fighting the Vundik Lake forest fire in the Yukon Flats. Footage includes fire fighters lying and detonating long rope-like explosives along the moss, helicopters delivering supplies, a flying boxcar airplane dropping retardent, fire fighters using waterbags and branches to beat back fire on the ground, a helicopter with a water bucket dropping water on the fire, a sign reading "Welcome to Vundik Lake", a fire fighters' camp, aerial views of a PBY Catalina water bomber scooping water from Vundik Lake, and aerial views of the fire line and fire fighters.
[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).
[Geophysical Institute at UAF]
[Geophysical Institute at UAF]
Footage includes an unidentified speaker explaining the method for dating rocks used at the institute and how this information is used by geologists. An unidentified man also explains seismic recording equipment.
[Governor and Mrs. Hammond at the Governor's Mansion]
[Governor and Mrs. Hammond at the Governor's Mansion]
Footage includes Governor Jay Hammond playing pool at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau with Frank Gold of Fairbanks. Additional footage includes Bella Hammond showing Frank artwork in the mansion.
[Governor Egan inauguration and speeches]
[Governor Egan inauguration and speeches]
This footage shows Lieutenant Governor Boucher and Governor Egan are sworn in followed by a portion of the Governor's inaugural address. Additional footage includes Governor Egan speaking before the Alaska Chamber of Commerce about the value of Prudhoe Bay oil, Governor Egan speaking about collective bargaining by public employees, Governor Egan swearing in Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court Rabinowitz, Governor Egan speaking about suing the Federal Government over land withdrawals, and Governor Egan speaking before the Alaska Visitors Association about bringing Alaska Natives into the visitors industry.
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
This footage features scenes of people dancing at a bar as a band is playing, Haul Road scenes, a crane removing pipeline sections from a semi trailer, black smoke from a fire, a trucker (named "Billy Goat" according to notes accompanying the film) in the cab of a truck, men working on a truck and changing a tire, pipeline construction scenes, trucking and truckers, downtown Fairbanks, Haul Road views, a record cover for singer Sam Little, Sam playing guitar, Sam and his family (the woman is identified as Judy in notes accompanying the film), the family's trailer home, the family going car shopping at Aurora Motors in Fairbanks, a woman (identified as Joan in notes accompanying the film) being interviewed, a woman and child, Sam and Judy being interviewed, views of their home's interior, kids playing, a woman and man (identified in notes as John and Joan Wild) being interviewed and working at a cabin, man in a canoe, and a woman at a cabin.
[Haul Road scenes]
[Haul Road scenes]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes a truck on the Haul Road in winter, men in an office, trucks on the Haul Road (segment titled "Kamikaze Trail outs, Great 80' pipe shots"), a truck parked at Sunset Strip (segment titled "Best Pipedriver"). a still image of a woman pouring coffee (segment titled "Sam and waitress"), a bumper sticker, hanging tire chains, a sign, the Tundra Inn, signs, a logo, a man, the Yukon Bridge in winter, a pump station and road (segment titled "Antigun"), a pass in the road (segment titled "Ice cut"), a trucker, still images of truckers (titled "Stutte," "Col. Custer," "Sourpuss hands," "Canadian," Kid Lyndoms," and "Riggles"), a worn tire, a mechanic, a Hilltop Roadhouse coffee cup, a man (segment titled "Hooking up brakes"), still images of truckers (segments titled "Squint," "Pudgy 1-2," "John Appleseed," "Lancaster," and "kid and Shader"), a buckle and ring, a still image of a woman (segment titled "Muleskinner"), still images of truckers (segments titled "wholesome," "Phil," and "Big Bust 1-2"), a logo, the Haul Road, a can of chewing tobacco, a boot kicking a tire, a logo, a steering wheel, a belt buckle, still images of truckers (segments titled "boots," and "Stutte buckle"), mechanics, truck chains, still images of truckers (segments titled "Burk," "Kid's buckle," and "Mr. Ardee"), logos, still images of women and men (segments titled "Fox cook 1-2," "John's buckle 1-2," and "John - several shots"), men changing a truck tire along the Haul Road, a sign, a truck, still images of a man in a truck (all titled "Sealang Hostler"), scenery and trucks along the Haul Road, camps, and signs (segment titled "Kamikaze live action).
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
This footage shows trucks hauling pipeline segments along the Haul Road in winter, men and boys carrying firewood and buckets of water, a woman working in a garden, a stream and homestead (in an area known as "Muleskinner's" according to a label on the film), flowers, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman cooking in a cabin, a woman serving chicken and biscuits to people seated at a table, men and a woman being interviewed, a child's drawings of a truck, men entering a cabin as children watch, the interior of a truck cab, a trucker driving a truck, and a man being interviewed at a cabin.
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
Footage contains views of semi-trailers traveling on the Haul Road, workers loading empty barrels into a semi-trailer, a man in a cowboy hat, men working on trucks, semi-trailers on the Haul Road, a warehouse, workers loading barrels, road and pipeline construction, road graders, a Finger Mountain sign, a Franklin Bluffs sign and other road signs, Brooks Range scenery, and a Deitrich Camp sign.
[Home Owner's Insurance interviews]
[Home Owner's Insurance interviews]
Footage features homeowners and officials, interviews with people about problems with home owner's insurance in Fairbanks, and many documents dated 1977 (title of segment is "Home Owner's Insurance 1976?") (sound).
International 500
International 500
This film was made during the International 500 snowmobile race from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
[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).
[Juneau, Hogatza, and Delta]
[Juneau, Hogatza, and Delta]
Footage includes Juneau streets and a news story about construction in Juneau, children practicing for a play, a post office and buildings in Hogatza, an elderly couple in a greenhouse, aerial views of rafts during the raft race from Fairbanks to Nenana, school buildings, and students in Delta.
[Juneau, Legislature]
[Juneau, Legislature]
Some segments of film contain sound, and others are silent. Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about the possible move of Alaska's capital, views of Juneau construction, the state capitol building, boats in a harbor, an airplane flying over boats, mountains and fog, town streets, the Red Dog Saloon, traffic and people, maps of Alaska, people in a meeting, construction, a reporter at the capitol building, a reporter overlooking the town, boats (silent and sound), views of Juneau, Bullwinkle's, buildings and a courtyard, flags being raised by the state office building (silent), a boat harbor in Juneau, the ferry "LeConte," men in a rowboat (silent), views of Juneau (silent), people in meetings, the legislature in session (segment titled "State House/State Senate") (silent), the legislature in session, and an Alaska senator being interviewed about outside interests in protecting Alaska's undeveloped areas as well as about conservation efforts in Alaska (silent and sound).
[KTVF news stories]
[KTVF news stories]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features a Fairbanks Police Department van, police checking the doors of a home (January 13, 1974) (sound), a backhoe digging trenches, a lot full of pipes and equipment (segment titled "Water System Construction") (August 1, 1974) (silent), a ground-breaking ceremony (segment titled "Hamilton Acres School") (1974) (silent), a wolf and pups in a pen at a zoo (untitled and undated) (silent), cows and calves at a farm at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (segment titled "U of A Field Day") (August 3, 1974) (silent), a ground-breaking ceremony (August 5, 1974) (silent), men and women being interviewed about President Nixon's impeachment and the Watergate scandal (segment is titled "Man on Street: Day of Nixon Impeachment") (1974) (sound), a red carpet being rolled out for journalist Charles Kuralt at the Fairbanks airport, the "On the Road" car (August 16, 1974) (silent), another ground-breaking ceremony (segment is titled "North Star Terminals") (1974) (silent), housing units on display (segment is titled "AC-DC House") (1974) (silent), firefighters dousing flames at a house fire (segment titled "Hamilton Acres Fire") (1974) (silent), Northward Building renovation scenes (segment titled "Northward New Installation") (August 25, 1974) (silent), men work on a street with equipment (segment titled "Barnette Street Construction") (September 5, 1974) (silent), a bus driver being interviewed about the school bus schedule in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (September, 1974) (sound), a man being interviewed about small mining operations in interior Alaska (segment titled "Gold interview") (September 10, 1974) (sound), the burning of brush piles along a road cut (segment titled "Airport Road Burning") (September 11, 1974) (silent), a street being torn up to expose water pipes (segment titled "Aurora-Johnson Water Construction") (September 11, 1974) (silent), and trees in autumn (September 17, 1974) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, 1972 interviews, Tundra Times banquet, Steel Hotel, election analysis]
[KTVF news stories, 1972 interviews, Tundra Times banquet, Steel Hotel, election analysis]
Some segments of this film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features a dorm building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, students being interviewed about the rural student dorm at UAF (October 14, 1972) (sound), a broken railing on a bridge, divers helping to retrieve a vehicle from a river as spectators watch (1972) (silent), the Tundra Times newspapers and offices, editor Howard Rock being interviewed about the newspaper's history (October 15, 1972) (sound), views of Island Drop-In Center (October 16, 1972) (silent), construction scenes at Fairbanks Medical Center, a health spa, El Dorado Estates condominiums, Pioneer Chevron Station on Minnie Street (October 17, 1972) (sound), men speaking at a banquet ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tundra Times (October 21, 1972) (sound), grand opening ceremonies at a bank (title of segment is "NBA") (October 21, 1972) (silent), actor Leonard Nimoy getting off an airplane in Fairbanks and being interviewed about the television show Star Trek (October 23, 1972) (sound), people at a meeting speaking about corruption charges against a legislator (segment is titled "Anti-Bradner") (October 26, 1972) (sound), military personnel pumping up a liquid spill (title of segment is "Leak") (October 27, 1972) (silent), people at a hearing, maps of Denali Park (segment is titled "Parks") (October 27, 1972) (silent), people giving blood at a blood bank (October 28, 1972) (sound), people leaving the Steel Hotel, views of the Polaris apartment building (October 30, 1972) (silent), views of airplanes re-routed to Fairbanks because of bad weather in Anchorage (October 30, 1972) (sound), people signing documents (segment is titled "Crisis Line Program") (November 1, 1972) (silent), meeting scenes (segment is titled "ASIS") (November 2, 1972) (silent), views of a road and intersection (segment titled "Gillam etc.") (November 2, 1972) (silent), elementary school students voting in a mock Presidential election and being interviewed (segment is titled "Denali") (November 2, 1972) (sound), a man speaking at a Kiwanis Club about legislation and the oil industry (segment is titled "Havelock") (November 2, 1972) (sound), an election center analysis (segment titled "Election Night") (November 7, 1972) (silent), a Fairbanks American Legion flag-raising ceremony at a Veteran's Day Ceremony (November 11, 1972) (sound), displays of crafts and ribbons, a girl with a baton, and a girl with a unicycle (segment is titled "Youth Fair") (November 11, 1972) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Alaskaland zoo, construction, air quality]
[KTVF news stories, Alaskaland zoo, construction, air quality]
Footage includes interior and exterior shots of a building, a chemistry lab, rooms full of elecrtonic equipment (April, 1976), mobile homes in Fairbanks, bears and wolves being fed at the Alaskaland zoo, traffic lights and traffic near First Avenue in Fairbanks (January 27, 1977), computer monitors and printers, an A-10 airplane in a hangar (January 29, 1977), people at a neighbor-meet meeting (January 27, 1977), people picketing against low wages, a green Fairbanks firetruck at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (January 26, 1977), a council meeting, kids at a playground, Fairbanks Health Center, people lining up for measles vaccinations (January 25, 1977), parachutes, men with backpacks running to helicopters, helicopters flying away, people at a Capitol-move meeting, a planning and zoning meeting, traffic in snow, kids playing in snow (February 1, 1977), picketers in front of the SeaLand Building (February 4, 1977), kids playing volleyball in a gymnasium as part of a "Play to Grow" workshop (February 9, 1977), road construction on Peger Road (February 9, 1977), state land hearings (February 9, 1977), Badger Den and borough pools (February 11, 1977), traffic in downtown Fairbanks, people taking lung tests (February 16, 1977), a Board of Regents meeting (February 23, 1977), the Hamilton Acres Baptist Church school building (February 24, 1977), people at a meeting (February 25, 1977), state of Alaska and borough buildings being locked up (February 21, 1977), winter traffic, summer bike paths (February 15, 1977), a military ceremony with men in arctic gear, a Glennallen public forum meeting (February 12, 1977), the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (February, 1977), Peger Road and Steese Highway bridge construction, Highway Department buildings, traffic near Noble Street, roads and buildings in winter (February 23, 1977), new city buses (February, 1977), Fairbanks buildings (February 15, 1977), the Roaring 20s Hotel, Fairbanks streets, and the Bentley Mall (February, 1977).
[KTVF news stories, archaeology digs, Fairbanks homes]
[KTVF news stories, archaeology digs, Fairbanks homes]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film shows crowds of people and policemen at a car auction (June 2, 1975) (sound), scenes from an archaeological dig near Gulkana River, interviews with archaeologists (June 11, 1975) (sound), more interviews with archaeologists (June 12, 1975) (sound), a news story about changes to the structure of Bechtel Company (June 9, 1975) (sound), employees picketing a McDonald's Restaurant (June 14, 1975) (silent), the U.S. Army celebrating its 200th birthday with open house activities and military demonstrations in Fairbanks (June 14, 1975) (sound and silent), a family being evicted from their home to make room for the Gaffney Road project in Fairbanks (June 13, 1975) (sound), a man (Bennie) arriving at the Fairbanks airport (June 13, 1975) (silent), land belonging to Grace Lowe being surveyed for the Gaffney Road project, a news story about Lowe's eviction from her property (June 5, 1975) (sound), drawings of a proposed mall to be built in downtown Fairbanks (June 16, 1975) (silent), a man being interviewed about problems with the home he was moved into after being evicted from his property because of the Gaffney Road project in Fairbanks (June 16, 1975) (sound), a warehouse facility being built south of Fairbanks for pipeline storage (June 25, 1975) (sound, Fairbanks neighborhood and city scenes (June 27, 1975) (silent), women and children at various daycare centers in Fairbanks, women being interviewed (June 27) (sound and silent), Governor Hammond being interviewed after a governors' conference (June 1975) (sound), community softball teams playing games, and a news story about area leagues and problems with softball fields (June 1975) (sound).