Alaska Film Archives

[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.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1973 - 3]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1973 - 3]
Footage and stories include Alaska state legislators in Juneau (4/3/73), reporter Phil Deisher examining problems at North Pole Elementary School (4/6/73), state legislators in Juneau (4/7/73), an Air Vietnam jet landing in Fairbanks with president Thieu (4/10/73), housing on Ft. Wainwright and plans to shut down the North side of post (4/17/73), ducks arriving at Creamer's field (4/21/73), Larry Carpenter reporting on an explosion and a fire at an apartment house in an Aurora subdivision (4/23/73), a fire at Chateau Apartments on Airport Way, Judge Rabinowitz speaking at a Kiwanis meeting about sentence review, Mayor Carlson with high school students (4/16/73), construction at the Alaska Crippled Children and Adults center (4/7/73), airport fire fighting equipment (4/7/73), a school board meeting (4/25/73), a spokesman for pipeline education (4/26/73), a food price meeting at Salvation Army (4/27/73), and a PTA meeting.
[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.
[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).
[KTVF news stories, McKinley Park, dog mushing, Yukon 800 boat race, forest fire]
[KTVF news stories, McKinley Park, dog mushing, Yukon 800 boat race, forest fire]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features views of mountains and scenery at Mt. McKinley National Park, a woman driving a vehicle into the park, a train, dog sledding footage (segment is titled "Mt. McKinley") (no date) (silent), a man loading a dog sled, a dog yard, a man putting dogs into dog boxes on a truck, a man putting chains on sled runners, mushing scenes (segment is titled "Dennis Kogal A&P Mt. McKinley") (no date) (silent), spectators watching the Yukon 800 boat race from the banks of the Chena River, boats on the river, aerial views of a large airport (no description or date) (silent), aerial views of a forest fire, a Yukon River bridge, Five-Mile camp, the pipeline, men with piles of boxes, a helicopter, a boat on the Yukon River, men at a camp along the river, and firefighters fighting a forest fire (no description or date) (silent).
[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.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1969 and 1975]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1969 and 1975]
Footage features Army Airborne paratroopers jumping from transports at Ft. Wainwright, ice fog in Fairbanks, taxi cabs, a building on fire, and cranes tearing down the remains of the Nordale Hotel (1972). Additional footage includes the Golden Days Parade in 1969.
[Trucking on the Dalton Highway]
[Trucking on the Dalton Highway]
Footage includes still shots of a sign on a building, truckers and trucks, trucks on Haul Road in the summer and fall, views of trucks hauling pipeline sections in summer and fall, views from aboard a truck, views of Fairbanks, trucks on Haul Road, an airplane landing, an airport at Old Man camp, an airplane taking off in slow motion, a truck on Haul Road in early winter, stills of a trucker [identified on the original film as Sam Little?], a mechanic working on a truck in a shop, a man driving a truck, a truck parked in twilight, a man climbing into a truck, Fox Roadhouse, a trucker reading the "help wanted" ads in a cafe, closeups of a truck, a truck on Haul Road (some sections of film are double-exposed), a garage, a trucker climbing into a Sourdough Freight Lines truck, and a truck driving through Fairbanks.
[1982 Valdez Winter Carnival and winter activities]
[1982 Valdez Winter Carnival and winter activities]
Footage includes 1982 Valdez Winter Carnival scenes including families on a sled hill, snowmachines, Valdez scenes, a man and woman being interviewed (silent), church, and more snowmachines. Valdez winter activities include scenes of people playing baseball on snowshoes, totem pole sculptures, the Valdez harbor, and people in costumes jumping off a boat and swimming.
[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.
[Smoke jumpers parachute and fight fire]
[Smoke jumpers parachute and fight fire]
This footage shows firefighters parachuting into a wildfire area, a crew collecting and organizing gear, airplanes flying through thick smoke, firefighters looking at a map, a helicopter flying over a burn area, aerial views of a fire, a helicopter carrying and dropping loads of firefighting materials, aerial views of a linear explosion (perhaps to create a fire line?), and firefighters digging and working.
[Truck on Haul Road]
[Truck on Haul Road]
Footage includes a semi-trailer transporting sections of the Trans-Alaska pipeline along the Haul Road, interior and exterior views of a truck and trailer, pipeline sections being loaded onto a trailer, a semi-trailer traveling on the Haul Road, trucks crossing a bridge, a crane stacking pipeline sections, workers putting pipeline sections on a trailer, and semi-trailers traveling on a road.
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1977, Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1977, Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
Footage includes children in North Pole collecting bags of aluminum cans, vandalized airplanes at Alaskaland (5/10/77), police cars and a Loomis truck in downtown Fairbanks (5/2/77), a damaged guard-rail by the MUS Power Plant, motorcycles in a parking lot (5/18/77), an accident between two motorcycles and a car (6/8/77), murals in downtown buildings (6/9/77), traffic on Fairbanks streets (6/14/7)7, a U-2 aircraft from NASA taking off in Fairbanks (6/15/77), construction equipment at a gravel pit (6/16/77), traffic and businesses along University Avenue and Geist Road (6/16/77), highlights from a Goldpanner baseball game (6/15/77), an unidentified man being interviewed about vandalism at 12 Mile Village (sound), Midnight Sun Sale scenes in downtown Fairbanks, Peger Road Bridge construction over the Chena River (6/20/77), Dr. Darch of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company announcing the start-up of the pipeline (sound) (6/20/77), Jim Kowalski speaking about environmental concerns related to pipeline construction (sound) (6/20/77), University Car Care Center, people flying remote control model airplanes (6/11/77), and construction of the Hamme pool (6/22/77).
[Trucker on Haul Road]
[Trucker on Haul Road]
Footage features semi-trailers on the Haul Road in Alaska, the "furthest north" white spruce tree, a road being repaired, a trucker cleaning off his windshield, the Hammond River, Coldfoot Cemetery, semi-trailers on a road in twilight and snow, a trucker driving, an airplane landing on a runway, an Arctic Circle sign, mountains, bridges, pump station signs, and a trucker eating and driving.
[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.
[trucks hauling pipe on Haul Road]
[trucks hauling pipe on Haul Road]
Footage includes trucks hauling 80-foot sections of pipe on the Elliot Highway and the Haul Road.
[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).
[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).
[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).
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features traffic and semi-trailers on Haul Road, men working on trucks, views of scenery and caribou along Haul Road, Deadhorse or a pipeline camp area, the Yukon Tire Service store (possibly in the Livengood area, according to notes on film), the pipeline mid-construction, a trucker (identified in the notes as "Billygoat" or "Billy Goat"), photos of old trucks, "Welcome to Arctic Circle" signs, pipeline camps and pump stations along Haul Road, mountain scenery, a man changing a tire on a truck, a forklift taking a pipe off of a truck, trucker Billy Goat in a truck cab talking on a CB radio, a cabin and possibly a homestead area (identified in the notes as "Muleskinner's"), a family working together at various activities, old photos, a truck parked under a Fox Roadhouse sign, a man reading a newspaper in a cafe, views of trucks and truckers, cabs at an airport, truckers getting luggage at the airport, a trucker (identified as "Sam Little") with his family, people dancing, trucks hauling pipeline sections, a view of the road from inside a pipeline section on a truck, people dancing at a tavern, Samson's Hardware Store in Fairbanks, Sunset Strip in Fairbanks, and views of highway and Haul Road.
[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.
[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).
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
This program was produced to promote Alaska tourism by Wien Alaska Airlines and hosted by Lowell Thomas Jr. The footage includes glaciers, highway travel, a chained wolf at a roadhouse near Tok, Paxson, glaciers along Alaskan roads, travel in Southeast Alaska aboard a ship, glaciers in Southeast Alaska, aerial views of Juneau and Skagway, views of Anchorage, cabbages and a vegetable stand in the Matanuska Valley, the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and aerial views of it, aerial views and street scenes in Fairbanks, an aircraft at the Fairbanks International Airport, and travel on a Wien F-27 to Ft. Yukon, Nome, Kotzebue, and Pt. Barrow. Village scenes include cabins, fishwheel operation and a fish camp near Ft. Yukon, street scenes and gold panning in Nome, people pulling in a beluga whale and Eskimo Dancers in Kotzebue, and children excavating Native artifacts. Additional footage includes Harding Lake, the hotel in McKinley Park, ivory carvers, and an Eskimo blanket toss in Kotzebue.
[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.
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1972 and 1975]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks between 1972 and 1975]
Footage includes an interview with Mac Fenton about school board issues concerning smoking in schools, Mayor Julian Rice and Wally Droz being interviewed about the relationship between the mayor and the city clerk, an unidentified man being interviewed by reporter Sunny Carpenter about a satellite telemetry project at the University of Alaska, and a Capital International Airways DC-8 crash story from Anchorage International Airport.
[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.
[Trucker in Fairbanks]
[Trucker in Fairbanks]
A man gets into a Sourdough Freight Lines truck and drives through Fairbanks (several takes).
[KTVF news stories, Ester, phone booths, bars, Fairbanks housing]
[KTVF news stories, Ester, phone booths, bars, Fairbanks housing]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features bullet holes in the walls of a police department office, United States Air Force jets with bicentennial logos on display, the Chena River and downtown Fairbanks, Ester buildings, Cripple Creek Cache, the Malemute Saloon, Cripple Creek Hotel, Chilkoot Charlie's, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a street torn apart, men working on damaged utility pipes, black smoke spewing from a power plant stack, people gathering in front of the Bunnell Building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, cars parked along a roadside, people walking into the brush (title of segment is "Where's Harry?") (August 5, 1976), flower beds and water sprinklers in downtown Fairbanks, phone booths in downtown Fairbanks, people using phone booths, trees that have been marked and cut, slash piles, traffic and parking lots in downtown Fairbanks, workers welding Trans-Alaska Pipeline sections, people riding on a bus, Governor Jay Hammond being presented with a medallion, views of Diary Queen and Alaska National Bank on University Avenue in Fairbanks, building construction, the construction of the Federal Building in Fairbanks, reserved parking spots in a parking garage, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a bike path, Governor Jay Hammond on a bicycle, various trailer parks, construction in downtown Fairbanks (title of segment is "NOW UC Borough"), landscaped lawns and flower displays throughout Fairbanks, downtown Fairbanks bars and liquor stores, the Elbow Room, the Savoy Bar, the Flame Lounge, Mecca Bar, the Persian Room, the Roustabout (title of segment is "Closure"), an overview of downtown Fairbanks, and views of apartment buildings and houses in the area.
[KTVF television raw footage from 1976]
[KTVF television raw footage from 1976]
Footage includes a women's cross country race on the University of Alaska's West Ridge (9/4/76), Bentley Mall construction (10/14/76), Steese Expressway bridge construction (10/76), the closure of Nenana Highway at the College Road intersection (10/76), flowers at Creamer's Refuge (10/76), school children making puppets (10/76), buildings at the University (9/76), traffic and people on Second Avenue in Fairbanks (9/76), construction and traffic around Fairbanks (9/76), the Federal Building on Cushman Street (9/3/76), a North Pole Jr.-Sr. High School classrooms (11/76), Fairbanks buildings and street scenes (11/76), naturalized citizens waving flags (11/18/76), a military parachute drop at Ft. Wainwright (11/16/76), a woman operating a chemical analyzer (11/26/76), firefighters training at night (12/2/76), an Alaska Railroad crossing in Fairbanks (12/2/76), children at a Christmas play (12/76), University of Alaska instructors picketing (12/76), controls and boilers at the M.U.S. power plant (12/76), workers at the Fairbanks Rehabilitation Association (12/76), buildings and scenes at Ft. Wainwright (1976), a firefighter competition (1976), oil spill tests (1976), dead wolves being examined in a laboratory (1976), experiments in the UAF Arctic Health Building (1976), and the interior and exterior of the M.U.S. powerplant (8/18/76).