Alaska Film Archives

[Red Olson taking first barrel of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, views of Valdez]
[Red Olson taking first barrel of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, views of Valdez]
This film contains views of Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction; brief scenes of the first barrel of oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil field being flown by helicopter to the S.S. Manhattan; scenes of Red and Randy Olson ceremonially transporting the first barrel of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez by dogsled in early 1975; close-up views of the Olson sled, dogs, and gear; views of the Olsons passing through downtown Fairbanks with a dog team and barrel of oil; images of a plaque and statue in Valdez commemorating the efforts of workers who built the pipeline; views of a large temporary Atco camp in Valdez; aerial views of the pipeline pad, side booms, and vertical support members; and scenes of pipeline construction activities and pipe sections being welded together.
[Boating on a river, camping]
[Boating on a river, camping]
This footage features three children in the front of a boat on a river, a boat passing a sternwheeler with tourists on the sternwheeler waving, a boat motoring to shore, a campsite with a teepee and campers, women preparing food at a campsite on the bank of a river, women roasting and eating hotdogs, a cliff face, sea gulls, and a cityscape viewed from across a body of water (likely not in Alaska).
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
This video contains footage of a rocket launch, someone driving a covered all-terrain vehicle through snowy woods, dog mushing, scenic views of a lake, a family walking by a lake in fall, trailer park houses, a woman, a baby walking, a man playing with a dog, Second Avenue neon signs at night in Fairbanks, Eielson Air Force Base buildings, winter scenery, a little girl in a front yard in summer, a woman gardening, views of a lake, two men with multiple cameras filming scenery, a family starting a fire in winter, dog mushing races, children riding in a dog sled, snowshoe races, a blanket toss, sled dogs, a parade in winter with marching soldiers, floats, and clowns, a family on the steps of a building, a close-up of a small baby, a child playing in snow, aerial views of mountains, an army helicopter, and men fishing in winter.
[Camping, outdoor scenes, and scenes from an airport]
[Camping, outdoor scenes, and scenes from an airport]
This footage features a woman on a swingset next to a lake, a woman and a man paddling a canoe, palm trees, a beach, a city, a woman modeling dresses and furs in front of a brick house, a well-dressed woman and man getting into a car in winter, driving, a woman and man getting out of a car, a landscape viewed from a moving vehicle, an airplane on the tarmac, two women boarding an airplane at an airport, an airplane being fueled at an airport, women picking produce in a field, a group of people eating at a picnic table, and airplanes taking off at the airport.
[Football games, basketball games]
[Football games, basketball games]
This footage shows a night time football game being played outdoors and under lights on a baseball field that was converted into a football field [possibly Griffin Park in Fairbanks?], a football game being played on a snowy field in Fairbanks, and women's basketball games being played in a gymnasium. [Teams in both the football and basketball games wear red and gold uniforms, so they might be from West Valley High School in Fairbanks].
[Collapsed roof on building]
[Collapsed roof on building]
This video shows a building labeled "J & O Drilling," a collapsed building covered in snow, the inside of a collapsed building with the roof of the building resting on a large truck inside, a camper in the collapsed building, and a view of the inside roof of the collapsed building.
[Hauling pipe to North Slope, work in icy waters, sailboat Endeavor]
[Hauling pipe to North Slope, work in icy waters, sailboat Endeavor]
AAF-10588 is labeled "BP Pipe to Slope work print." It includes images of men unloading an oil well or a feeder line pipe in the rail yard at Fairbanks, hauling pipe sections by truck, loading pipe sections onto a C-130 airplane, a cockpit and views from an airplane in flight, and Prudhoe Bay. The label on the film indicates that scenes cover the shipping process to Prudhoe Bay from train to truck to airplane to slope. The title "Ships to Slope" is also included, and this section of film contains images of boats and barges operating in extremely icy waters, pipe sections being unloaded, a man loading and setting sail aboard the small orange sailboat "Endeavor," and an oil well in the distance with cans of Polar Start oil displayed in foreground.