Alaska Film Archives

[KTVF news stories, vocational rehabilitation parts 1 and 2, miscellaneous clips]
[KTVF news stories, vocational rehabilitation parts 1 and 2, miscellaneous clips]
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 men and women being interviewed about vocational rehabilitation in the Fairbanks area (sound) (titled "Vocational Rehab Parts 1-2") (undated), reporter Larry Holmstrom talking about his friend, State Representative Andy Warwick, and Warwick's bid for lieutenant governor of Alaska (sound) (undated), an interview with State Representative Andy Warwick, candidate for lieutenant governor of Alaska (sound and silent) (undated), and a man being interviewed about oil and gas industry tax issues as well as Andy Warwick (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF short clips, Geophysical Institute monitoring Amchitka nuclear test, feminist interviews]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF short clips, Geophysical Institute monitoring Amchitka nuclear test, feminist interviews]
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 very brief clip of Emperor Hirohito of Japan speaking at a podium next to U.S. President Richard Nixon (silent) (undated), a small fire being monitored (silent) (undated), scientists at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks monitoring seismic waves from an Amchitka Island nuclear test (sound) (undated), elementary school children performing a play and being interviewed (sound) (undated), an overview of Alaskaland, a man being interviewed about Fairbanks's poor tourist ratings (sound) (undated), women being interviewed about feminism, breast cancer, beauty pageants, equal rights, the new Fairbanks Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and other topics (sound) (undated), scenes from the third annual raft race on the Tanana River (sound) (undated), and interviews at the finish line of the raft race (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous sports clips, Yukon 800]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous sports clips, Yukon 800]
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 the Yukon 800 Marathon start/finish sign along the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, boats on the river, spectators watching the race, aerial view of boats, people boarding a Wien Airlines flight, boats in Galena, view from a boat on a river, interviews at the finish line (silent) (undated), dogs pulling a freight sled up a snowy mountainside, men and a sled crossing over crevasses (silent) (titled "KOMO-TV Dog Sled") (undated), basketball game scenes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (titled "Old U of A basketball") (undated), spectators watching as marathoners cross the finish line at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (titled "Marathon Race") (undated) (According to Equinox Marathon expert Matias Saari in 2012, the portion titled "Marathon Race" shows scenes from the 1975 Equinox Marathon - Saari identified Stan Justice wearing a hiker's bib in Justice's first Equinox Marathon, and fifth-place finisher 16-year-old Kent Karns), a woman being interviewed about the dog mushing race after crossing the finish line (sound) (titled "Mona Pardue finish") (undated), views of mushers (silent) (undated), a medal ceremony for the Special Olympics, spectators (silent) (titled "Special Olympics") (undated), a mushing clip with actor Jamie Farrell (sound) (titled "M.A.S.H. Promo") (undated), and views of Fairbanks cold weather activities including dog mushing, cabin building, playing basketball, shooting at a rifle-range, swimming, snow-machining, Native Olympics, etc. (silent and sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, pipeline, hospital, Valdez]
[KTVF news stories, pipeline, hospital, Valdez]
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 semi-trucks loaded with pipeline sections and construction equipment at nighttime (sound) (undated), airport and university firemen being interviewed about a hangar fire at the Fairbanks International Airport (sound) (undated), a man being interviewed about emergency surgery rooms, labs, and other facilities at the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (sound) (titled "Hospital Tour") (January 30, 1972), views of the Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass, waterfalls, a boat and crab pots, a KTVF van, the Valdez harbor, charter boats and people fishing, a Valdez pipe storage yard, the site of the future pipeline terminus and tank farm, Harry Henderson's grave, and people talking about pipeline activity in Valdez and the 1964 earthquake (sound) (undated), the University of Alaska Fairbanks physical plant, a reporter talking about the installation of a new water tank and the overhaul of the university water system (sound) (titled "Tank") (1972), people touring an empty building (silent) (titled "Hospital") (September 6, 1972), views of students and the campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (titled "U of A Open") (September 6, 1972), a man being interviewed about TVCC classes, a man playing a drum, a man playing guitar, and women being interviewed about Middle Eastern dancing or a belly-dancing class (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, sports, Yukon 800, dog mushing, Equinox Marathon]
[KTVF news stories, sports, Yukon 800, dog mushing, Equinox Marathon]
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 spectators in Fairbanks watching the Yukon 800 boat race, boats on the Chena River, boats on the Tanana River in Nenana, spectators on a bridge in Nenana, boats arriving in downtown Fairbanks, a trophy being awarded (silent) (titled "Yukon 800") (undated), a dog yard in winter, dogs being put into a harness, spectators watching a race (silent) (titled "Junior Dog Musher") (undated), stock car race scenes (sound) (undated), Fairbanks area scenes, a sled dog race, close-up views of dogs (silent) (titled "Dog Poem") (undated). Beluga dome at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, highlights from the ninth annual Equinox Marathon, first place finisher Mike Devecka crossing the finish line (sound and silent) (undated), scenes from the first annual News Media Shoot Off match (sound) (titled "Fairbanks Trap Shoot") (undated), race boats on the Chena and Tanana Rivers (silent) (titled "Yukon 800") (undated), basketball game scenes (silent) (undated), spectators and ballplayers at a Fairbanks Goldpanners baseball game (sound) (titled "Goldpanners") (undated), girls competing in a swim meet at an indoor pool (silent) (undated), snow machines racing around a track (silent) (undated), and scenes from a raft race on the Tanana River (silent) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, interviews, dog mushing, softball, forest fires]
[KTVF news stories, interviews, dog mushing, softball, forest fires]
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 footage includes a man speaking at a banquet about the need for action (title of segment is "University of Alaska President Hiatt") (undated) (sound), Pan Am officials being interviewed at an airport about a New York to Tokyo flight stopping at Fairbanks and tracing the route pioneered by Charles and Anne Lindbergh (title of segment is "Ted Lehme") (undated) (sound), men and women at dinner and at a painting class (titles of segment is "People: North Star Council on Aging") (undated) (silent), a dog musher being interviewed about travel by dogsled along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline route (title of segment is "People: Red Ohlsen") (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about borough and city government structure (title of segment is "People: Wally Droz") (undated) (sound), boat views and a woman being interviewed aboard a boat (segment is titled "Smith") (undated) (silent), men playing pool (segment is titled "Gov. Hammond") (undated) (sound), views of people in downtown Fairbanks, men in scuba gear running through the street and into the Pantry Market, men swimming in the Chena River (segment is titled "Pantry Outs") (undated) (silent), children exploring a library (undated) (silent), views of DJs at work in the booth at the KFRB radio station in Fairbanks (segment is titled "Highways") (1971) (sound and silent), members of the Fairbanks Softball Association presenting a jacket to borough representative J. Carlson who then hits and throws a softball (undated) (sound), and aerial views of a wildfire and smoke (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Pioneers Home, social services, military exercises]
[KTVF news stories, Pioneers Home, social services, military exercises]
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 views of Fairbanks Pioneers Home, men and women playing pool and reading and doing craft projects, children meeting with residents, women talking about the facility and residents (undated) (sound), views of the Tundra Copter helicopter taking off as well as flying and landing (undated) (silent), views of the Island Counseling and Resource Exchange Building, men and women being interviewed about the counseling process (undated) (sound), a couple being interviewed (segment titled "Social Services Marriage Counseling") (undated) (silent), a woman (segment titled "Social Worker") (undated) (silent), a woman filling out paperwork (segment titled "Adoption Jane") (undated) (silent), an interview (segment titled "Assistant Attorney General") (undated) (silent), elderly men and women in a painting class, eating a meal, and bowling (segment titled "North Star Council on Aging") (undated) (silent), a boy leaving a house, crossing a street, and returning home (segment titled "Mt. McKinley Bank spot") (undated) (silent), views of Fairbanks Security dispatch, cars responding to an alarm (undated) (silent), views of water damage in a building (undated) (silent), an airplane at an airport, men and women at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, people touring Alaska communities (undated) (silent), men being interviewed about a possible move of Alaska's capital from Juneau (undated) (sound), military exercises, a parachute drop, and helicopters (undated) (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).
[KTVF news stories, dog mushing, Pump Station Number One]
[KTVF news stories, dog mushing, Pump Station Number One]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. The footage features a man hooking up a dog team to a sled and driving the team through woods, two people and many supplies on a sled, a sled overturning and men pushing it upright, a man skiing between the dogs and the sled, men stopping at a cabin, dogs being fed frozen fish, more dog mushing scenes, and a man unloading supplies from a cache (segment is untitled and undated) (silent). This is followed by footage of Dr. Darch of the Alyeska Pipeline company speaking about pipeline security and other issues, aerial views of tundra and oil-drilling facilities, Dr. Darch being interviewed, and interior and exterior views of Pump Station One. (segment is untitled and undated) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, UAF construction, high school graduations, raft race]
[KTVF news stories, UAF construction, high school graduations, raft race]
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 footage includes a man talking about stamps commemorating the U.S. Postal Service, scenes of workers sorting mail, a Fairbanks post office building (1973) (sound), a panel of people discussing economic development in Fairbanks (segment titled "Development Hearing" (May 3, 1973) (sound), a child's hearing being tested at the Fairbanks Public Health Clinic (May 5, 1973) (sound), artwork being displayed, a banquet, Dr. William Wood and others speaking (segment titled "University") (May 5, 1973) (silent), a warning sign about poison used at a dump (segment titled "Rat Poison") (May 7, 1973) (silent), a display about library service cuts at the Fairbanks library (May 8, 1973) (silent), women looking at and talking about Alaskan artwork (May 8, 1973) (sound), men speaking about founding a group to promote the development of Alaska's natural resources (May 10, 1973) (sound), police and spectators looking at the aftermath of a car and motorcycle collision in downtown Fairbanks (May 10, 1973) (silent), the construction of a bridge over railroad tracks at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (May 12, 1973) (silent), people picking up trash along a roadside (May 12, 1973) (silent), banquet scenes (segment is titled "Host") (May 18, 1973) (silent), people walking along a roadside, road signs for Hillcrest and Yankovich and Lawlor Roads (segment titled "Hope Walk") (May 26, 1973) (silent), a graduation ceremony (segment titled "Monroe Grads") (1973) (silent), soldiers firing howitzers during a Fort Wainwright ceremony (segment titled "Memorial Day") (1973) (silent), race boats going under a Chena River bridge (segment titled "Fairbanks to Nenana Outboard Race") (1973) (silent), a drawing of the Medical and Dental Arts Facility, views of 19th Avenue and the Lathrop Street area (May 29, 1973) (silent), an awards ceremony and banquet (segment titled "Career Ext. Center") (May 3, 1973) (silent), a graduation ceremony (segment titled "Eielson Grad") (May 21, 1973) (silent), a lengthy report about the 1970 raft race from Fairbanks to Nenana on the Tanana River, a reporter interviewing raft crews, and scenes of many colorful and wildly-decorated rafts on the river (1970) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, Ted Stevens speech, Fort Wainwright, ice-fishing]
[KTVF news stories, Ted Stevens speech, Fort Wainwright, ice-fishing]
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 footage includes students and staff at the University of Alaska Fairbanks being interviewed about the possible granting of a liquor license to the UAF Pub on campus, a view of a sign encouraging people to write letters of support for a pub (undated) (sound), Senator Ted Stevens speaking about land claims issues (March 25, no year listed) (sound), firefighters fighting a fire (segment titled "House Fire") (undated) (silent), firefighters battling a nighttime blaze (segment titled "Sigwold Fire") (undated) (silent), several Fairbanks businessmen being interviewed about troop cutbacks at Fort Wainwright and possible impacts to the Fairbanks economy (segment titled "CARP/Fort Wainwright Reaction") (undated) (sound), a reporter interviewing men and women about a Model U.N. (undated) (sound), people being interviewed about the training of enumerators for Alaska villages, interviews about the process of Native Enrollment in Alaska (March 30, no year listed) (sound), men and women being interviewed about school budget issues (segment titled "CARP/School Budget") (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about a direct distance dialing system for out-of-state phone calls from Fairbanks (segment titled "Chiei [?] - RCA") (undated) (sound), ice fishing techniques being demonstrated on snow-covered lake (segment titled "KTVF Sports Special: Maureen Chipman-Cerny [?]") (undated) (silent), race boats on a river (undated) (silent), automobiles racing on a track (undated) (silent), a man in a granny costume goes to a knitting supply store in commercial for The Knitting Center (segment titled "Granny Hamme series - Alaska Press Club Category #37 - Entrant Gary B. Miller Chief Photographer KTVF") (undated) (silent), a man in a Santa suit and scuba gear diving into a pool, scenes of a military radar station, and military jets tracking Santa's location (segment titled "Swimming Santa/Tracking Santa") (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, sports, snowmachine races, drag racing, motorcycle racing, firefighters and fires]
[KTVF news stories, sports, snowmachine races, drag racing, motorcycle racing, firefighters and fires]
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 footage includes snowmachine races and spectators (story titled "Tok Races") (undated) (silent), scenes from stock car races (July 5, 1971) (sound), scenes from a car show and drag races (July 5, 1971) (silent and sound), Golden North Bowhunters at target practice (July 5, 1971) (silent), scenes from motorcycle races (story titled "Motocycle Races and Mini-Bike Races") (July 5, 1971) (sound), Grandma Minnie Tucker being honored on her 111th birthday, Minnie Tucker singing (undated) (sound), a military man speaking about Soviet military strength (undated) (sound), Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey being welcomed at the airport, Hubert Humphrey speaking at a fundraiser for Nick Begich (undated) (sound), a vehicle being dusted for fingerprints, a crime scene at an apartment building (undated) (silent), a meeting between Fairbanks city officials and visiting Russian mayors, vodka toasts and a gift exchange (undated) (sound), a story about a stray kitten wreaking havoc in a newsroom (undated) (sound), scenes of Pioneers of Alaska being welcomed to the 55th session of the Grand Igloo at the Alaskaland Pioneer Hall (undated) (silent), scenes of a huge fire at the Vertecs Corporation, a foam and insulation plant owned by Fairbanks Mayor Harold Gillam (August 27, 1975) (sound), scenes of Fairbanks firefighters battling a blaze (undated, possibly 1976 or 1977) (silent), the aftermath of a fire (undated) (silent), firefighters battling a fire at B&B Automotive (undated) (some sound), fire in a field (1976) (silent), the aftermath of a school fire (story titled "Chena School Fire") (1975) (silent), the aftermath of a fire at a North Pole school (undated) (silent), and scenes of small fires (story titled "Trash Fires") (March 10, 1976) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, snowmachine races, Golden Days, dog mushing]
[KTVF news stories, snowmachine races, Golden Days, dog mushing]
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 footage includes snowmachines racing around a track (story titled "Sports Snowmachine") (undated) (silent), snowmachines racing around a small track, spectators watching from stands, a man being interviewed about the last race of the year and about the upcoming racing season (undated) (silent and sound), snowmachines and trucks along a roadside (story titled "Manley Hot Springs Snowmachine Race") (undated) (silent), aerial views of snowmachines racing on a road (undated) (silent), aerial views of a village and a landing strip, aerial views of Circle Hot Springs, a large yellow A-frame structure over a pool area at Circle Hot Springs, snowmachines in a parking lot (undated) (silent), children at play, a woman being interviewed about the Head Start Program and the benefits of early childhood education (1972) (sound), scenes from the grand opening of the Bentley Mall Safeway grocery store in Fairbanks (February 14, 1972) (sound), views of a station wagon crashed into the side of a building, a voice-over interview with the owner of the car (February 16, 1972) (sound), Alaska Airlines representatives speaking about a new tour package to Russia (February 16, 1972) (sound), senator Mike Gravel being interviewed about his recent press coverage troubles (February 19, 1972) (sound), a story about the deconstruction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline pipe-coating plants in Fairbanks, Valdez, and Prudhoe Bay (February 22, 1972) (sound), square-dancing scenes (story titled "Golden Days") (undated) (sound), children in costumes in a parade, a man in a Ronald McDonald costume speaking to the camera (undated) (sound), a Golden Days jail wagon, a mock gunfight by several costumed people in downtown Fairbanks (undated) (sound), a snowmachine, many scenes of dog-mushing races, spectators, and a blanket toss (undated) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, pipeline construction, UAF construction, man-on-the-street interviews]
[KTVF news stories, pipeline construction, UAF construction, man-on-the-street interviews]
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 men speaking at a podium, a slide show presentation about Braniff Airlines (segment titled "Braniff/Alaska Air") (September 11, 1973) (silent), power poles in downtown Fairbanks (segment titled "Power Poles") (September 15, 1973) (silent), the construction of condominium units on 22nd Avenue (segment titled "Eskimo Village ASHA") (September 15, 1973) (silent), autumn scenes in Fairbanks with music and a voiceover (September 14, 1973) (sound), the administrator and students at Lathrop High School being interviewed about racism and recent incidents at the school (September 17, 1973) (sound), views of the SS ARCO Anchorage oil tanker (June 2, 1973) (silent), men speaking at a meeting (undated) (silent), people watching ice on the Tanana River as the tripod falls in Nenana (May 10, 1972) (sound), Miss Fairbanks (segment titled "Miss Alaska Pageant") (undated) (silent), people on boats viewing a glacier (segment titled "Valdez") (undated) (silent), aerial views of pipeline construction camps, interior views of buildings and offices, stacks of pipeline sections, a story about a North Slope tour for ARCO officials and businessmen (February 16, 1972) (sound), policemen at First Federal Bank (undated) (silent), people hooking up computers and installing equipment in an office building (June 1976) (silent), people touring Fairbanks Correctional Center (June 14, 1976) (silent), aerial views of pipeline construction (June 1976) (silent), police responding to a possible boating accident, men being questioned (June 1976) (silent), views of the First Federal Savings and Loan building and the Pet Cache store, a woman holding a skunk, a skunk in a cage (June 1976) (silent), rescuers practicing responding to disasters and accidents (June 1976) (silent), children on a playground at University Park Elementary School being interviewed about the first day of school (September 3, 1974) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews regarding Watergate and the Nixon pardon (segment titled "Ford Pardons Nixon") (September 7, 1974) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews regarding the granting of amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers (1974) (sound), Golden Days activities and displays in Fairbanks (segment titled "Golden Days") (July 20, 1972) (sound), the construction of a married student housing complex, the Gruening Building, the Health Center, and other buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (July 22, 1972) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, Fort Wainwright, hospital dedication, floods]
[KTVF news stories, Fort Wainwright, hospital dedication, floods]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes earth-moving equipment, Fort Wainwright roads and dikes, a story about efforts to protect Ketchum Road and Fort Wainwright runways from flooding (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), a Borough Assembly meeting, people speaking about school budget issues (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), Student Council President Jerry Foster interviewing fellow students at Joy Elementary School (including Martin Thies and others) on the last day of the school year (undated, possibly 1970) (sound), scenes from the Miss Alaska Universe Pageant in 1972 (March 13, 1972) (sound), a structure fire (story titled "Badger Fire") (March 14, 1972) (silent), a man being put into a police car (story titled "Arrest") (March 16, 1972) (silent), women preparing meat and berries for a Fairbanks Native Association Potlatch, scenes at Carole Drake's home (March 17, 1972) (sound), scenes from the Farm Forum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center, agricultural topics and the Native Land Claims Settlement Act being discussed (March 17, 1972) (sound), Ted Stevens and other dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (March 20, 1972) (sound), Ted Stevens and others at a potlatch, Natives dancing and singing in a gymnasium (March 20, 1972) (sound), people exiting a courtroom, men being interviewed about Borough Assembly voting procedures (story titled "Carp/Jackson/Belahay - Reapportion") (March 22, 1972) (sound), meeting scenes, a man being interviewed about alcohol licensing on the UAF campus (story titled "Carp/Doogan") (March 22, 1972) (sound), Dr. William Wood and others at the Mayor's Ball (1972) (sound), a man being interviewed about a Borough Assembly reapportionment (story titled "Bettesworth - Reapportionment Suit") (May 1, 1972) (sound), a man being interviewed about 40-year-anniversary activities at Alaska Airlines (story titled "Giersdorf - Alaska Airlines") (May 2, 1972) (sound), University Park Elementary School students being given seedling trees to plant (May 2, 1972) (sound), a story about debris-clogged culverts, scenes of flooded streets and homes (segment titled "Martin/Egan - Flood") (May 8, 1972) (sound), scenes of river breakup in spring (story titled "Dave McFarland - River Forecast") (May 9, 1972) (sound), views of new council chambers and other offices in a Fifth Avenue building in Fairbanks (May 9, 1972) (sound), flood water in a neighborhood area, people walking through flood waters, aerial views of ice on a river (story titled "Egan/Carlson - Flood") (May 10, 1972) (sound), men and women being interviewed at a formal ceremony for the Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts at the UAF Wood Center (May 10, 1972) (sound).
[Alaska 1931]
[Alaska 1931]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931” and “Scenes taken for footage for Milford - Alaska 1931.” The footage contains scenic shots of various snowy mountains, glaciers, a small boat in icy waters, a man aboard a boat cranking a film camera, icy waters, a man with a camera, and more glaciers and snowy mountains.
[Alaska traveling I circa 1926, railroad, ships, coastal communities]
[Alaska traveling I circa 1926, railroad, ships, coastal communities]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1925,” “Alaska 1925 - I think – travelling,” and “Alaska 1926 I.” The footage contains scenes of people traveling in an open train car, a conductor talking to people aboard a train, railroad travel, travel by ship, coastal communities, military ships in a harbor (possibly Seattle), automobiles and people in a town with a mountainous backdrop, a totem pole, a town with muddy streets, a sign for a Valdez dock, a ship at a dock, a boy with a fish, men unloading boxes on a dock, an Emel Packing Company sign, a cannery, an Alaska Steamship Company sign on a vessel, further scenes of shipboard and dock activities in Valdez, and ship passengers enjoying the scenery.
[Alaska 1926 odds and ends, glaciers and boats]
[Alaska 1926 odds and ends, glaciers and boats]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1926” and “Alaska 26 Odds and Ends #4.” The film contains miscellaneous scenes of glaciers, a man with a rifle aboard a boat, a coastal community waterfront, activities aboard a ship, men climbing a snowy mountain, icy waters and glaciers, and various boats.
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
This film is labeled, “Alaska 1925 or 1927” and “Alaska Travelling II 1926.” Footage contains scenes of people aboard a large ship, the S.S. Alaska, viewing a glacier. It also features a train crossing a tall railroad trestle and winding through mountainous terrain, the train going under a trestle and through a tunnel, scenes of the railroad bridge in Nenana, First Avenue in Fairbanks, the sternwheeler Alice and another vessel, the Cowles Street library building and a nearby home in downtown Fairbanks, men and women at the University of Alaska farm in Fairbanks, a child with a haltered cow, a goat, other livestock, a man panning for gold, mining activities including a sluice box and windlass, men and women pushing an automobile, people on a street (likely in Fairbanks), a train in Cordova, men unloading sacks onto a dock, and people aboard a ship viewing the surrounding water and mountains.
[Alaska 1931 or 1935, Copper River Railroad, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage, Juneau]
[Alaska 1931 or 1935, Copper River Railroad, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage, Juneau]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 or 1935” and “Copper River RR, Harriman Fiord, Inside Passage.” The film contains scenes of a boat moving through icy waters, an airplane on floats in water, a train crossing a bridge over Copper River and moving alongside the river, four men maneuvering an automobile outfitted for travel on railroad tracks, a car running along train tracks, a man walking on a rocky hillside and chopping at earth to make steps, glacier scenes, snowy mountains, men in a rowboat, men examining ice, a man operating a film camera, icy waters, travel alongside steep mountains rising out of an inlet, men in a boat, the Juneau waterfront, A.J. Mine, and downtown Juneau.
[Alaska 1935, Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, odds and ends]
[Alaska 1935, Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, odds and ends]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1935” and “Blackstone Bay, College Fiord, Odds and Ends, Goats etc., Fish.” The film contains scenes of two men rowing a boat and anchoring it near a waterfall, a man holding a film camera, a man watching salmon swim upstream, numerous salmon in a shallow stream, two men paddling a boat in the distance as seen from a rock opening, a herd of mountain goats on a hillside near a shoreline, a calving glacier and icy waters, and birds flying near a waterfall.
[Alaska 1931 reel 4, glaciers and ships]
[Alaska 1931 reel 4, glaciers and ships]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 Reel 4.” The film contains scenic shots of glaciers and mountains, a small boat moving in front of a glacier face, a calving glacier, icebergs, a small boat moving through icy waters, ice near a shoreline, a larger steamship moving through icy waters near a glacier face, and seals resting on icebergs in the distance.
[Alaska 1925, Kenai River, Skilak Lake, bear hunt]
[Alaska 1925, Kenai River, Skilak Lake, bear hunt]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1925,” “Alaska 25 - Kenai R. - Skilak Lake – Hunt,” and “Alaska Hunting II.” The film contains scenes of three men in a motor boat towing another boat, men rowing an open boat down a swift river, scenes from within the open boat as a man rows, faces of men in a boat, scenery along the shoreline, men standing by a log cabin, men hiking with packs, a porcupine running into the bushes, men setting up a canvas tent, men joking around in camp, men crossing a small stream, a man playing a flute, a hillside and inlet, and a man skinning a dead bear.
[Alaska glaciers 1931 reel 3]
[Alaska glaciers 1931 reel 3]
This film is labeled “Alaska 1931 Reel 3.” The footage contains scenes of glaciers calving into water, scenic shots of glaciers, a panoramic shot across the face of a glacier, snowy mountains, and ice fields.
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
Footage includes rafts on the Tanana River during the Raft Race of 1971; survivors of the Pump Station 8 explosion and fire being interviewed in the hospital in 1977; winners of the 1971 Miss Fairbanks and Miss Alaska contest; and Nancy Mendenhall, Sandra Stringer, Bonnie McCorkendale (?), Rose Stanley, and Sonny Carpenter being asked about how they prefer to be addressed.
[Miscellaneous commercials]
[Miscellaneous commercials]
Footage includes scenes and outtakes from commercials for United Way, Sourdough Heating, Fairbanks Security Service, and Arctic Pancake House (undated) (silent).
[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).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
Footage contains several news stories and silent footage from 1971. In order, the segments are: reporter Larry Carpenter reporting on the dedication of the Lawrence Irving building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (8/12/71), silent footage of Captain McQueen of the Alaska State Troopers (8/13/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on flooding at seven and a half mile on Old Richardson with resident E. R. Riddle (8/14/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on a firemen's competition, silent footage showing a motorcycle and automobile accident site (8/17/71), an unidentified speaker talking about pollution in waterways (8/17/71), the official ground-breaking for a Mormon church in Fairbanks (8/17/71), U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Westmoreland talking about the military's impact on the environment in Alaska and being questioned by Ted Lehne (8/19/71), and Westmoreland speaking about the strategic importance of Alaska (8/17/71). The final story, which is by reporter Larry Carpenter, is about the dedication of the new wing of the Arctic Health Research Center on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Senator Ted Stevens speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication, and Congressman Nick Begich speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication (8/21/71).
[KTVF television 1971 raft race story]
[KTVF television 1971 raft race story]
Footage includes a news story about the 1971 Raft Race in Fairbanks and a drowning that took place during the event. Reporter Larry Holmstrom interviews John Sauer about swamping a canoe during the race. He also interviews Ron Sloan, Steve Goldizen, and Mark Roberts about the accident on their raft that took the life of Brian Kendall. In addition, Holmstrom interviews race founder Merritt Helfferich about the future of the race.
[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).