Alaska Film Archives

[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.
Alaska 49th state : [part 2]
Alaska 49th state : [part 2]
This film was used for lectures by the Machetanzes when they travelled outside Alaska. Footage includes Open North American dog sled races in Fairbanks and Dr. Roland Lombard wearing bib number one. Additional images include travel on the Alaska Railroad during winter, a man with a reindeer in Fairbanks, downtown Fairbanks, a party at the Atwood home in Anchorage, international travelers arriving at the Anchorage International Airport and Bob Reeve at the airport, a musical conductor and choral group, KTVA television studios and Norma Goodman, and shoppers in a grocery store. Southeast Alaska images include glaciers and travel by ship, amphibious aircraft taking off in Juneau, loggers cutting and hauling trees, Ketchikan Pulp Mill, salmon in a stream, purse seiner and cannery. Additional images include two men going upstream in a canoe and fishing for grayling, and campus buildings at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
[AMOCO-Navarin operations]
[AMOCO-Navarin operations]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20,000 numbered as Bacon 102-1 and titled "AMOCO-Navarin Operations: WP [workprint]-400 feet." It contains footage of men boarding a Boeing 234 Chinook helicopter, the helicopter taking off and then landing at an oil rig or platform in the ocean, a sign that says "Ocean Odyssey," a man in a small control room, drilling operations and men at work aboard an oil rig, a satellite dish and control room, a man being interviewed, more scenes aboard the oil rig, a cargo ship and a sign reading "Maersk Serangoon," a man with binoculars, a pipe and cargo aboard a ship?, a helicopter landing at an airport, and men disembarking from the helicopter. Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "Box 102 - 1 Reel - Film Bill did for AMOCO Oil. They had a contract. Also, they had a lease for fifty miles off of Anwar [ANWR] on the border of Canada and the United States and they wanted a film of the whole operation."
[Fairbanks scenes and Alaska travel]
[Fairbanks scenes and Alaska travel]
Handwritten notes on the film boxes are as follows: “Midnight Sun June 23, Fort Yukon, Paula, Man, Don, Statehood Day June 30.” “Camping at Clearwater July 23 and 24 1960.” “Joe Evie 1960.” “Picnic Moose 1960.” “Statehood view from 9th floor.” “Fairbanks autumn 1960, Stella Man’s [or Maris?] lawn, Ma, Kay, Auntie Vida, Paris – Place de l’Opera, Fairbanks February 1961, Mama skiing, March 1961.” This film contains scenes of a parade (brief), downtown Fairbanks in winter, the Fort Yukon post office and airport, aerial views of a DEW Line station, a parade (brief), people fishing and cooking at a campsite, sled dog races near Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, a winter carnival parade, people hiking on a hillside, people picnicking, a moose along the roadside, musicians at a picnic or celebration, Fairbanks in winter as seen from the Polaris Building, Fairbanks in summer as seen from the Polaris Building, scenes outside Alaska, and a woman downhill skiing at Cleary Summit near Fairbanks. Sites visible from the winter and summer Polaris Building views include: Griffin Park with bleachers, an ice rink with light poles, Slaterville across the Chena River, the USO Building, the Fairview Hotel, the Chamber of Commerce log cabin, the new Cushman Street bridge under construction in 1959 with a temporary bridge nearby, Samson's Building, Immaculate Conception Church, St. Joseph's Hospital, the new Cushman Street bridge in use with the temporary bridge no longer in place, changes to St. Joseph's Hospital, coal bunkers, FE Company power plant stacks and Bentley Dairy in the distance, and Wendell Street Bridge.
[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).
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. Footage features views of a nighttime rocket launch (no date or description) (silent). Aerial views of Fort Wainwright (no date or description) (silent). A commercial for Nerland's Warehouse Store on Illinois Street with views of the furniture store and the downtown Fairbanks area (no date) (sound). An Alaska Railroad engine painted in a red, white and blue color scheme (no date or description) (silent). A woman interviews Moe Samuelson about his race boat (no date) (sound). Men and women at a pancake feed in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). A man demonstrates goldpanning to a crowd in a J.C. Penney's parking lot in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). Women try on Golden Days-style hats (no date) (sound). Ralph Migliaccio speaks about his candidacy for city council and about a failed Fairbanks water project and traffic problems (no date) (sound). Views of men and women at an airport baggage claim, trucker Sam Little among crowd of people, people waiting in line and holding Teamsters paperwork, airport scenes (segment is titled "Union Call and Airport") (no date) (silent). People go through a banquet line at potlatch, Native Dancing at Lathrop High School Gym (no date or description) (sound). Men and women speak at meeting about the borough assembly's cutting of the school budget (no date) (sound). Two girls congratulated by adults (segment is titled "Spelling Bee") (no date) (silent). Views of Cordova harbor and town streets, story about town's history and economic struggles (no date) (sound). Two KTVF promos (no date ) (sound). Aerial view of a road, sign at the road link-up site at the South Fork Koyukuk River Valley, pipeline workers celebrate (no date or description) (sound). Spectators watch as dog mushers start and end a race in Fairbanks (notes accompanying film identify Marvin Kockrine, Roxi Brooks Wood, and George Attla), mushers Carl Huntington and George Attla are interviewed (segment is titled "1977 Mushers") (sound). Woman is interviewed (segment is titled "Marge Pentland") (no date) (silent). Views of children and the elderly (segment is titled "Pioneer Home") (no date) (silent). A woman talks to a girl (segment is titled "SS - Mae and Kid") (no date) (silent). A woman talks on phone and performs office tasks (segment is titled SS - Receipt") (no date) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, downtown Fairbanks, North Star Terminal development plans]
[KTVF news stories, downtown Fairbanks, North Star Terminal development plans]
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 features a biologist tracking moose with a radio transmitter in a light airplane (December 11, 1973) (silent), interior views of the Chena Five power plant (December 12, 1973) (silent), a land auction in the Fairbanks North Star Borough being reported by Pat McGuire (no date) (sound), a commercial for Tommy's Elbow Room and the Firelite Room restaurant in Fairbanks (December 8, 1973) (silent), Phil Deicer interviewing developer Chuck Reese as he displays a model of the proposed North Star Terminal development (December 13, 1973) (sound), U.S. Army soldiers picketing in protest of the military making the Flame Lounge and French Quarter off limits to soldiers (December 15, 1973) (sound), Ernest Gruening signing his book "Many Battles" (December 18, 1973) (sound), a hamburger eating contest at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (December 19, 1973) (sound), reporter Larry Holmstrom interviewing Pat Patterson, Darwin Bruce, Roland Bonneville, Steve Berman, Russell Shinn, and Dick Randolph about their predictions for Fairbanks in 1974 (December 31, 1973) (sound), buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks including the University Museum, the University Commons, and the Wood Center (December 30, 1973) (silent), a group of people at a dinner party (January 8, 1974) (silent), teamsters picketing Independent Lumber (January 8, 1974) (silent), U.S. Senate candidate C.R. Lewis explaining his views (January 9, 1974) (sound), Cub Scouts picking up trash along the roadside (May 13, 1974) (silent), Burl Ives and Walter Hickel at Fairbanks International Airport (May 17, 1974) (silent), rescue workers in a riverboat using a crane to pull a car from the Chena River (May 21, 1974) (silent). Mr. Sarnoff speaking at the 1974 University of Alaska commencement in Fairbanks (May 20, 1974) (sound), animals at the Alaskaland zoo (May 22, 1974) (silent), firefighters fighting a fire in a small Fairbanks pawn shop (May 27, 1974) (silent), golfers at Arctic Acres Golf Course on Ft. Wainwright (July 12, 1974) (silent), a Golden Days fashion show (July 16, 1974) (silent), a Felix Pedro look-alike weighing a poke of gold during Golden Days festivities (July 16, 1974) (silent), Glenn Hackney in the Golden Days jail (July 16, 1974), Native Alaskan dancers at Alaskaland (no date) (silent), rubber boat races on the Chena River (no date) (silent), a Golden Days Parade (no date) (silent), an Airstream trailer caravan (no date) (silent), and nurses picketing the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (July 18, 1974) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
Some segments contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film includes construction workers tearing apart the old St. Joseph's Hospital, interior and exterior views of the hospital (April 1975) (silent), poll workers, voters, voting booths (April 1975) (silent), roadside litter in Fairbanks (May 13, 1975) (silent), views of the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks as the river nears floodstage (May 13, 1975) (silent), a fire destroying Chatanika Lodge (May 15, 1975) (silent), crews putting out fires on an electric line (May 12, 1975) (silent), the tripod on the Tanana River in Nenana, water flowing, an "Ice Pool" hut (May 10, 1975) (silent), firefighters battling a blaze on top of the Northward Building in Fairbanks (May 31, 1975) (silent), U.S. Senator Mike Gravel being interviewed about the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline, D2 land withdrawals, Alaska's growing population (May 29, 1975) (sound), kids registering bicycles, the bikes being inspected, kids participating in a bike safety course (May 30, 1975) (silent), a group of men listening to people speak (May 27, 1975) (silent), crowded campground scenes, men being interviewed, a discussion about pipeline workers who live in campgrounds (May 24, 1975) (sound), airport scenes, a man being greeted (May 1975) (silent), a nighttime fire at Van Horn Lodge, firefighters battling a large blaze (May 1975) (silent), the teamsters building, traffic on a street (May 1975) (silent), aerial views of the Chena River (and overflow near Moss Creek Dam), water pouring over a road (silent), people standing in a line being interviewed (sound), Prudhoe Bay area scenes, caribou, waterfowl, research area signs, aerial views of mountains, arctic gas pipeline maps (May 8, 1975) (silent), borough landfill scenes, a man being interviewed about the future of the landfill (June 9, 1975) (sound), a building fire at Miller Machinery, people carrying out belongings, firefighters and a bulldozer (June 6, 1975) (sound), post office scenes, a story about a shortage of post office boxes and postal workers (June 6, 1975) (sound), and construction projects in the Fairbanks area (June 3, 1975) (sound).
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1972]
[KTVF news stories from Fairbanks during 1972]
This film contains news stories recorded in 1972 at the KTVF television station in Fairbanks. Reporters include Ted Lehne, Larry Carpenter, Larry Holmstrom, Tom Jensen, and Phil Deisher. Footage and stories include a NHK Japanese film crew in Fairbanks on 7/6/72, Glen Stanley from the University of Alaska talking about an ionosphere study on 7/8/72, Chuck Reese and unidentified speakers talking about school board issues on 7/11/72, unidentified children at a lemonade stand on 7/11/72, the retirement of U.S. Air Force General Robert Ruig at Eielson Air Force Base on 7/12/72, an unidentified speaker talking about budget cuts at the University of Alaska on 7/14/72, Al Haines and Paul Walker talking about drag racing on 7/15/72, runners on the Steese Highway on 7/25/72, drag racing on Ft. Wainwright on 7/17/72, baseball at Ft. Wainwright, Spiro Agnew being presented a puppy on 7/14/72, commemorative stamps issued in Fairbanks on 7/27/72, Denali Park superintendant Vernon Resh talking about buses in the park on 7/29/72, Tennessee Ernie Ford arriving in Fairbanks on 7/29/72, Mr. Flaherty talking about tourism in Denali National Park on 7/21/72, an unidentified structure on fire on 7/31/72, a McDonald's restaurant grand opening on Airport Road on 7/31/72, and fire fighters at a simulated disaster at the Fairbanks International Airport on 7/31/72.
[KTVF news stories, land use, UAF graduation, Circle Hot Springs, Pipeline Report]
[KTVF news stories, land use, UAF graduation, Circle Hot Springs, Pipeline Report]
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 film features people on strike in front of MUS buildings (May 4, 1973) (silent), Nenana views, a toppled tripod, ice going out on the Tanana River (May 4, 1973) (silent), a Fairbanks playground in need of repair, a story about confusion over who is responsible for playground upkeep (May 7, 1973) (sound), people (including Senator Mike Gravel) being greeted at an airport (May 12, 1973) (silent), members of the Joint Federal State Land Use Planning Commission being introduced to a Fairbanks audience, a portion of State Senator John Sackett's testimony to a commission (May 17, 1973) (sound), views of MUS telephone wires that have been cut, people picketing in front of a MUS building (story titled "Sabotage Cuts") (May 18, 1973) (sound), a graduation ceremony at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, author James Michener speaking (May 21, 1973) (sound), a no trespassing sign, junk (story titled "Suit") (May 23, 1973) (silent), a man being interviewed about school district issues (story titled "Smith Superintendent") (May 22, 1973) (sound), people gathering at Harding Lake for games and contests, a tug-of-war event, races (story titled "1973 Water Carnival") (July 2, 1973") (sound), Steese Highway views, Circle City, Circle Hot Springs, a story about the Steese Highway's history and upgrades, the history of Central and Circle (story titled "The End of the Road") (July 3, 1973) (sound), Mayor Gillam being interviewed about problems with public drinking and disorderly conduct in Fairbanks (July 9, 1973) (sound), an update on pipeline progress, a man speaking about the growth expected in the state's economy, views of Valdez, views of Anchorage, views of Fairbanks (December 12, 1972 - not 1973) (sound), children in costumes, a Fairbanks parade (story titled "Kiddy Parade") (July 20, 1973) (silent), trucks and RVs, fishing scenes, Sheep Creek Lodge, the McKinley Park train station and hotel, a bridge near the park (July 23, 1973) (silent), scenes at an Eskimo Olympics ceremony (story titled "Eskimo Olympics") (July 27, 1973) (silent), a Mt. McKinley National Park sign, a train, a bus, a hotel, and a restaurant and saloon in old railroad cars (story titled "Alaska Railroad Hotel") (July 31, 1973) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, war games, parking, construction, hunting]
[KTVF news stories, war games, parking, construction, hunting]
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 features the Trading Post building in North Pole, North Pole construction, the mayor of North Pole being interviewed about budget woes and population growth (July 30, 1975) (sound), the investigation of a fire at S & W Radiator Shop on College Road in Fairbanks (July 30, 1975) (silent), an interview with U.S. Senator Mike Gravel about a proposed natural gas pipeline route (August 8, 1975) (sound), an interview with Senator Gravel about the future of Alaska and changes brought about by the pipeline (August 10, 1975) (sound), U.S. Army soldiers participating in war game exercises (August 10, 1975) (silent and sound), children, tents, animals and rides at a fair in Fairbanks (August 12, 1975) (silent), parking meters in downtown Fairbanks (August 15, 1975) (silent), a man (from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game) being interviewed about bears at construction camps along the Trans-Alaska pipeline (August 28, 1975) (sound), scenic shots of fog and frost (August 28, 1975) (silent), students and buses at Lathrop? High School (on the opening day of school) (silent), men picketing in front of the Penneys building in Fairbanks (August 1975) (silent), a musk ox hunt, Mekoryuk General Store, Nunivak residents, homes, and boats (August 1975) (silent), taxis waiting in line at the Fairbanks airport (August 1975) (silent), parachute exercises by the military at Fort Wainwright (August 1, 1975) (silent), a man speaking to an audience (Lathrop teachers) about education goals (August 1975) (sound), a man speaking about the trading partnership between the states of Oregon and Alaska (September 9, 1975) (sound), traffic and construction on Lathrop Street (September 15, 1975) (silent), Chena River campground scenes, RVs and campers, (for a news story about a campground shortage) (September 18, 1975) (silent), ATCO units installed on a gravel pad (for Fox School modules) (September 18, 1975) (silent), union members at various union halls (September 24, 1975) (silent), a pipeline construction scene (September 25, 1975) (silent), residential homes (for a news story about flood insurance) (September 25, 1975) (silent), the east entrance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (September 25, 1975) (silent), and men hunting and killing a buffalo (September 30, 1975) (poor sound).
[Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher interview about the 1967 Fairbanks flood]
[Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher interview about the 1967 Fairbanks flood]
Fairbanks Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher is interviewed by an Anchorage television news reporter at the Anchorage airport about conditions in Fairbanks as water recedes from the August 1967 flood.