Alaska Film Archives

[Finish glaze work]
[Finish glaze work]
Film contains close-up scenes of a 1976 Machetanz painting.
[Golden Days, Valdez, log home construction, Dawson City 2]
[Golden Days, Valdez, log home construction, Dawson City 2]
AAF-10410 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Building of our log home.” “Building our house, log work, flying over Fairbanks, flying towards Mt. Mckinley.” “Dollie hauling toboggan downhill to our house.” “Old sternwheels, Dawson City, looking over Klondike.” “Porcupine River August 1978.” “Chitina Jon salmon dipping fireweed, 74 parade.” This film contains footage of land being cleared and a log home being built overlooking Fairbanks, aerial views of an airplane crash, aerial views of Fairbanks, a family dog pulling a toboggan, the Dawson City sternwheeler boneyard, river travel and fishing, and a family posing near a glacier.
[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.
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 1]
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 1]
AAF-10403 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “1986 Tim Walcott and I flying to P Bay.” “Ketchev plane flying alongside back to Prospect Camp with church people.” “Glacier Bay 1983, excellent falling, Glacier Bay 1.” “Haines eagles, flying to and from Anchorage, Mt. McKinley from air.” “Jim’s river boat, McCarthy, Teklaneka 79.” “End of D. King trip to Isreal – Anchorage, sheep at Glenn Hwy, bear near truck, Bill Chesley wh[?] fishing.” “Good D King and I cutting logs on So Fork, DK landing on So Fork winter time, good pictures at PB on taxi way lots of activity, Good taxi way P Bay, cutting logs with D King.” “Winter view mt from house 6mi, Little at Eagle in Dawson Parade.” “Good activity at Deadhorse Airport P Bay, small sheep, Larissa, beginning of D King logging.” This film contains footage of an airplane and the sign “Jim River DOT,” the pipeline, airplanes, tankers, a fishing boat, seals, calving glaciers, an eagle, mountains at sunset, children with a sled and snowmachine, McCarthy store lodge, Kennicott Glacier and Kennecott Mine, a family boating, dall sheep, a bear at close range trying to climb into a truck, a man chasing a grizzly, a bear and a truck on the Haul Road, cutting up trees, an aircraft, trucking, scenes in Eagle, a helicopter, a sternwheeler riverboat, a parade, and airplanes and trucks at a busy Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay Airport.
[Drag racing, air show, parade, construction, family, Haul Road 2]
[Drag racing, air show, parade, construction, family, Haul Road 2]
AAF-10406 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Good of mud going up Chandlar shelf, get caribou from Song River, caribou truck, caribou on Peterbuilt hood, Jason and Loren 18 mo old on porch.” “Children Jason, Loren, Larissa, Summer 1981, Nani’s house.” “Grandchildren sliding 1983.” “Jason, Priscilla, Bev, Jason on Haul Road, Livengood Gold Mining Camp.” “Train, RR crossing, Bud Wilson and I Atigun Pass, L and Larry wedding.” This film contains footage of men building something from wood, road construction on a muddy road, men with caribou racks posing near a truck, young children playing and posing for the camera, family scenes, a family in winter sledding downhill on an innertube and down a roadway on runner sleds, a snowmachine pulling people and sleds uphill, a mountain reflection in water, people at ERA Helicopters Inc.'s North Slope Operations Center in Deadhorse, a Wien airplane taxiing on a runway, a child with a trucker driving a truck, a man changing a tire on a truck, llamas or alpacas along a road, an overturned truck, driving on a muddy road as seen from the driver’s perspective, construction on a very muddy road, a wedding, a just-married car in winter, a truck driving on icy roads, railroad crossings with Alaska Railroad cars going by, truckers putting chains on tires, snowy roads and trees, and dog mushing activities near Fairbanks.
[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 2]
[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 2]
AAF-10408 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Buffalo.” “Plane taking off mi 101 Steese Hi 182 Atigun Pass, bull moose in Park, plowing Atigun Pass going up after storm, Atigun Pass slide, 1980, Mt. McKinley.” “Prudhoe, Bev and I at P Bay, good summer shots of caribou, air show at Eielson.” “Snow bound blizzard, snow bound at Prudhoe blizzard, geese and swans springtime, ptarmigan.” “Wide building moving at P Bay, rest trial run with camera.” “Sheep.” “Great Denali Trespass, [?].” “Grizzly, air show, sheep, Haul Rd.” “Driving to and around Prudhoe, cam breakdown 2 mi TAPS, Teglar, S end [?], [?] king.” This film contains footage of bison and fall trees, a large raft on rapids, an airplane taking off on a road, moose, caribou, snow being cleared from a road, caribou, permafrost along river, a caribou and the pipeline, an airshow with a short takeoff and landing demo, ptarmigan, a storm on the Haul Road, trucks snowed in on the Haul Road, a helicopter and swans and waterfowl along a roadside, pump station facilities, city streets, dall sheep, a bear and the pipeline, a bear with three cubs, Cantwell, the 1979 Great Denali-McKinley Trespass event near Cantwell, a bear alongside a truck, construction, a truck off the road, and wintery road scenes.
[Drag racing, air show, parade, construction, family, Haul Road 1]
[Drag racing, air show, parade, construction, family, Haul Road 1]
AAF-10405 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Upside down truck, ag plane 28 mi, grizzlies feeding.” “Jon racing Eric’s car in drags.” “Jon’s Camarao 128 mph, Glennallen airshow 85.” “Glacier Bay 2, Jon popping wheelies, Severn’s.” “Sheep running on Atigun Pass, Bev and Katie with truck, Sheep on Atigun Pass and Katie B with cat 1983.” “Fire bombing, Henry’s, parade 1983.” “Golden Days parade 1983.” “Last part of Jon on porch very young, caribou.” “Stream[?], grizzly, Chezhs house, gold dredge, Cleary Summit, Bob Farmer, wife, Bev, Fairbanks Cr.” “Plane landing at Atigun Vern Bates, Wiseman caribou under pipeline, owl [?], Wiseman village, unloading truck at Wiseman, Vern Bate down in Haul Rd, Good pick adult caribou shot glimpse grizzly, caribou under pipeline.” This film contains footage of an overturned truck, flowers, a biplane airplane, bears, an airplane crashed on a road, drag racing, parachutists, an airshow, a post office, caribou, ice formations?, flowers, the Fairbanks airport, Alaskaland, a Golden Days celebration in Fairbanks, firebombers dropping retardant, motorcycles, family scenes, a cabin-building, an owl, a homestead, an airplane on a road, bears, caribou, and the pipeline.
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 2]
[Kennecott, Eagle, Haul Road scenes, winter trucking and wildlife 2]
AAF-10404 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Going down Atigun Pass N side winter time, north of Atigun, Haul Road winter, snow covered trees, good scenery.” “Arctic fox, Dad changing tires on truck.” “Coming down Atigun and Chandler good scenery.” “Papa driving Haul 78/79.” “Haul Road avalanche.” “101 mile Steese Xing Eagle [?] with Kenworth, caribou, going into mine at Wiseman, good picture of grizzly at my truck, moose and calf N of Brooks Range, lots of caribou.” “Good picture coming from Franklin B to Prudhoe B, winter state clearing road, Jon driving Atigun to Dietrich pass wide load down Atigun on left side, driving to and around Prudhoe.” “Good picture of sheep pawing in snow, caribou in winter, Larry Lilly and babies at trailer park McGrath, Livia new baby.” “End of grizzly, beginning of flying trip to Anaktuvuk Pass umiat, slope mt Atigun Pass.” This film contains footage of scenic mountains and snow covered trees, Haul Road trucking scenes, a tire being changed, helicopters, a snow machine, a fox, a bear, trucking on a snowy road, deep snow on a roadside, bears, moose, caribou, family scenes, a bear, a woman with a duck in a truck, and aerial views.
[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 1]
[Golden Days, Fairbanks, Haul Road, snow, wildlife 1]
AAF-10407 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “#2 Kobuk, D King flying, Walker Lake.” “#3 Kobuk.” “#4 Kobuk River.” “Dad’s vest, Parade Golden Days 1973.” “Parade, train, Tom and Jan, Parade 73, Bible Baptist.” “Gobblers Knob sign with Raven on it in middle of picture, good ending of snow covered trees at 46mi TAPS, chickadees feeding here?” “Winter cold of 74 in Fairbanks.” “Parade 1978.” This film contains footage of airplanes, a bear cub, a moose, river travel and fishing, camping scenes, a post office, a family in gold-colored vests, a Golden Days parade with Irene Sherman waving from a 3-wheeled bike prior to the KUAC float, downtown Fairbanks scenes, a KTVF station wagon and a Bible Baptist bus at a cabin, a helicopter, snowmachines, a Gobbler's Knob Prospect Creek sign, wintry Haul Road, trees south of the Yukon River covered with snow and frost, a chickadee at a feeder, Fairbanks streets and trees covered with frost in winter, a Golden Days celebration, the Kings Kup building in the background, Ted Stevens in a parade, and Don Young in a parade.
[Dog mushing and travel, Haul Road and skiing 1]
[Dog mushing and travel, Haul Road and skiing 1]
AAF-10401 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on the original film boxes are as follows: “Dog sledding Alaska M 73/74?” “Coming into Seattle, Wash on jumbo jet, flight back to Fairbanks, snowmobiling with pastor and Roadie in Canwell.” “Chena River.” “B-52 good, Ferrons snow machines.” “Yukon the cat small part of roll.” “Flight to Fort Yukon, Circle, Arctic and cross fox, Lilly, wedding coming out of church – good picture X fox (winter) Atigun Pass, also silver fox gobbler knob, short picture tanker at PS1 flags flying, flying to Fort Yukon with Steve, Bev and I.” “Flight and Wyoming.” “Wyoming, me on horseback, corral.” “Wyoming hunting 3.” This film contains footage of dog mushing near Fairbanks, a helicopter landing, an Alaska Dog Mushers Association and Open North American sign, airplanes and aerial views, snow machines, river travel and an old cabin, a boy fishing, a USAF military airplane, snowmachines, a church, a kitten, aerial views, village scenes, a fox, a wedding, more aerial views, outside travel, Yellowstone National Park, and horseback riding.
[Dog mushing and travel, Haul Road and skiing 2]
[Dog mushing and travel, Haul Road and skiing 2]
AAF-10402 is made up of several smaller reels of film. Handwritten notes on original film boxes are as follows: “Trading post w/ Bev PO etc. – Bev in Gemes[?] stove, winter time.” “Truck Haul Road turning in Coldfoot Camp, Bev with Chena Dogs, Steve S, OK.” “Wild Lake with Gordons, river trip, truck.” “Jon and I skiing, snowmobiling at Chandler good.” “Jon and Dad at Chandlar skiing, cat train good, my new truck with Boss in Fbks.” “Skiing over Camaro, Haul Road winter accidents.” “Jon, Greg, sheep, skiing.” “Greg and Jon skiing down Atigun Pass, Fbks post office.” “Atigun Pass south, Flying with Les Zerbik[?] Waren McAllister.” This film contains footage of airplanes and cabins, a US Post Office, Haul Road scenes, airplanes on floats, fishing, snow machines, skiing, an ice-road train?, ski jumping over a car, overturned trucks on the Haul Road, dall sheep, winter scenes and skiing along the Haul Road, and aerial views of mountains and a road.
[Kermode bears in cave]
[Kermode bears in cave]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20353 numbered as Bacon 87-02 and titled “Black Bear Mother w/Cubs Playing Outside, Inside Cave.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Kermode bears are all white at the San Juan Islands off of Canada - This is the only place in the world where you can find these bears - It’s a white black bear - Bill spent days looking for them and finally a guy said what are you looking for - Bill told him the Kermode Bear - The guy said, ‘Oh go to the dump they are there every night,’ and sure enough that’s where he found them - Great story - Reel 1 contains very rare footage - Valuable - There is only one other guy who has film of these bears.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Kermode Bear – black bear mother with cubs/cave” and “Reel 2: Black bear mother with cubs outside cave – playing – inside cave.”
[Kermode bears]
[Kermode bears]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20352 numbered as Bacon 87-01 and titled “Kermodei Bear.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Kermode bears are all white at the San Juan Islands off of Canada - This is the only place in the world where you can find these bears - It’s a white black bear - Bill spent days looking for them and finally a guy said what are you looking for - Bill told him the Kermode Bear - The guy said, ‘Oh go to the dump they are there every night,’ and sure enough that’s where he found them - Great story - Reel 1 contains very rare footage - Valuable - There is only one other guy who has film of these bears.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Kermode Bear – black bear mother with cubs/cave” and “Reel 1: Original, ECN, Kermode bear.”
[Totems, dancing, Prince of Wales Island, fish program]
[Totems, dancing, Prince of Wales Island, fish program]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20065 numbered as Bacon 13-04 and titled “Totems, Dancing, Prince of Wales Island, Fish Program.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Bight Saxman Museum and Nathan Jackson family - He is one of the greatest Tlingit artists - He is a carver - Film of him carving on a totem.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan, totem poles, Saxman, Nathan Jackson family - Wrangell, petroglyphs, Chief Shake’s house, town shots” and “Reel 4: ECN, Klawock, Prince of Wales Island, totems, Indian kids dancing, and fish program.”
[Ketchikan, carver Nathan Jackson]
[Ketchikan, carver Nathan Jackson]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20071 numbered as Bacon 14-06 and titled “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson, Pulp Mill.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 6: ECN, marked Original, Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson carving at home, street scenes, tour ships – split level sidewalk, Nathan’s home for dinner, steps, trees, rainforest, pulp mill.”
[Ketchikan waterfront]
[Ketchikan waterfront]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20070 numbered as Bacon 14-05 and titled “Ketchikan Waterfront, Ferry, Polly's, Pulp Mill.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 5: ECN, marked Original, Ketchikan waterfront from water, ferry dock and docking, street scenes, Polly’s, Creek Street, Totem Bight, Saxman Nathan Jackson, pulp mill, David Jensen.”
[Saxman totem poles and carvers]
[Saxman totem poles and carvers]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20068 numbered as Bacon 14-03 and titled “Saxman Totem Poles, Rock Oyster, Nathan Jackson, Dave Jensen Carving.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 3: ECN, marked Original, Saxman totem poles, rock oyster, Nathan Jackson, Dave Jensen carving.”
[Killer whales, Johnstone Strait]
[Killer whales, Johnstone Strait]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20066 numbered as Bacon 14-01 and titled “Killer Whale, Johnson Straits.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Museum of all the old totem poles they could save before they deteriorated - The Rock Oyster Totem is a famous totem pole that shows a guy with his hand caught in the jaws of a giant oyster - Street scenes of Dolly’s at Creek Street - She was a prostitute that lived on Creek Street and there used to be a saying that this is where the men and the salmon come up river to spawn.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan Totem Museum, Nathan Jackson’s carving, trees, rainforest, pulp mill, totem poles, rock oyster totem” and “Reel 1: ECN, Killer whale, Johnson Straights.”
[Carving totem]
[Carving totem]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20051 numbered as Bacon 11-05 and titled “Carving Totem for Japan World's Fair.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Chilkat dancers, carving on the largest totem pole - The Japanese were having a World’s Fair and they wanted to have the largest totem pole so they went to Haines to have it carved; it was huge - Inuit Circumpolar Conference meeting in Nuke, Greenland in 1980, beluga hunting in Kotzebue - In the evening when the hunters bring in the whales they cut them up and hang them to dry - Nome inside shots of Omiak - When he went to Egg Island, big Omiak Eskimos climbed up the cliffs and got the bird eggs, puffin and seagull eggs - They get up there and drop the eggs down to a guy that catches them, and then he gives them to a guy in a boat where he has a basket with grass in it and they fill up the baskets - Bill got up the hill and it was so slippery from bird droppings that he kept slipping so he could not get down - They had to go around and climb up to the top and drop a rope down to him and pull him up - Says it was really embarrassing.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Barrow Nulakatuk, ICC Meeting Inuvik NWT Canada 1960, ICC meeting Nuuk Greenland July 1, 1980, Eskimos going to ECC Island out from Nome 1950, Kotzebue beluga hunters return at night 1950” and “Reel 5: Carving totem, Chilkat dancers, carving on largest totem pole outside, Eskimo dance at Nulakatuk, blanket toss, beluga kill.”
[Wrangell scenes]
[Wrangell scenes]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20063 numbered as Bacon 13-02 and titled “Wrangell, Petroglyphs, Lumber Mill, Chief Shakes House.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Bight Saxman Museum and Nathan Jackson family - He is one of the greatest Tlingit artists - He is a carver - Film of him carving on a totem.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan, totem poles, Saxman, Nathan Jackson family - Wrangell, petroglyphs, Chief Shake’s house, town shots” and “Reel 2: Original, ECN, Wrangell, overall shots of town, petroglyphs, Cha Johnson, street scene in rain, lumber mill, and Chief Shake’s house.”
[Ketchikan, Nathan Jackson]
[Ketchikan, Nathan Jackson]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20062 numbered as Bacon 13-01 and titled “Ketchikan, Totem Poles, Bight, Saxman, Museum, Nathan Jackson Family, Dave Jensen.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Bight Saxman Museum and Nathan Jackson family - He is one of the greatest Tlingit artists - He is a carver - Film of him carving on a totem.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan, totem poles, Saxman, Nathan Jackson family - Wrangell, petroglyphs, Chief Shake’s house, town shots” and “Reel 1: Work Print, Outs, Ketchikan 1986, totem poles, Bight Saxman Museum, Nathan Jackson family, Dave Jensen.”
[Klawock]
[Klawock]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20064 numbered as Bacon 13-03 and titled “Klawock.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Bight Saxman Museum and Nathan Jackson family - He is one of the greatest Tlingit artists - He is a carver - Film of him carving on a totem.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Ketchikan, totem poles, Saxman, Nathan Jackson family - Wrangell, petroglyphs, Chief Shake’s house, town shots” and “Reel 3: Work Print, Klawock.”
[Chilkat dancers, totem pole construction]
[Chilkat dancers, totem pole construction]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20,004 numbered as Bacon 12-5 and titled "Chilkat Indian Dancers, World's Largest Totem Pole Construction, Carl Heinmiller, Whale House, Klukwon, Potlatch Trough: Orig [original]-300 feet." See AAF-20,054 -- AAF-20,061 for associated items originally labeled Bacon 12-1 through 12-4, and Bacon 12-6 though 12-9. 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 12 - 9 Reels, 1 black & white picture - Picture in box of Carl Heinmiller dancing. Picture doing the bear dance. Whale House clan at Klukwan inside Whale House. Different upright poles; they had moved the old Whale House. They had four posts and one was a Strong Man Totem that describes a man pulling a killer whale apart and his father fell out of the whale. A Girl and Worm Totem pole; she was put into the totem pole to save until she became eligible for the chief to marry. She wanted to get out so a worm came along and ate all around the wood so she could escape. Potlatch trough was a huge log approximately 30 feet long. They dug all the wood out, carved it with head on the front, legs on the back and that is where they put all the food for a potlatch..."
Gardening is great in the north
Gardening is great in the north
This film contains tips about gardening in the North. It includes scenes of man mushing dogs to a cabin, a man and woman talking about hunting and farming, a woman making a phone call using a rotary phone, Virgil Severns of Cooperative Extension Service, gardening site selection tips, vegetable variety tips, a demonstration of starting seeds in foam cups, people shoveling soil and talking about soil sample kits, a man using a roto-tiller in a small garden area, people discussing fertilizer, a man demonstrating how to prepare potatoes for planting, a demonstration of garden planting techniques, hoeing and weeding, a family harvesting vegetables from their garden, and a demonstration of techniques for storing carrots. The credits are as follows: Photographer and editor, Reginald Emmert of UAF Rasmuson Library Media Services, animation and art by Dolores Hutchison, audio by Kevin Hamel, music by Helen Hansen, production assistance by Kathy Kollodge, special thanks to Claire Fejes and Gary Stein and Virgil Severns, and supported by The Alaska Native Human Resource Development Program. A list of gardening publications appears at the end.
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 5]
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 5]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20059 numbered as Bacon 12-7 and titled "Haines fishing, Chilkat River, Joe Jurgelite Miner, Klukwon: ECN [Eastman Color Negative]-250 feet." Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "...fishing at Haines, people come there and fly fish. Chilkat River, Klukwan Village."
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 3]
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 3]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20,057 numbered as Bacon 12-4 and titled "Inside Whale House: Rev EF Orig-100 feet." Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "...Different upright poles; they had moved the old Whale House. They had four posts and one was a Strong Man Totem that describes a man pulling a killer whale apart and his father fell out of the whale. A Girl and Worm Totem pole; she was put into the totem pole to save until she became eligible for the chief to marry. She wanted to get out so a worm came along and ate all around the wood so she could escape. Potlatch trough was a huge log approximately 30 feet long. They dug all the wood out, carved it with head on the front, legs on the back and that is where they put all the food for a potlatch..."
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 6]
[Haines, totem poles, etc. 6]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20060 numbered as Bacon 12-8 and titled "Miner Joe with gold, Fort Seward, Lynn Mountains, craft center: ECN [Eastman Color Negative]-350 feet." Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "...Potlatch trough was a huge log approximately 30 feet long. They dug all the wood out, carved it with head on the front, legs on the back and that is where they put all the food for a potlatch. Silver carver and more inside the Whale House. Miner gal with gold, air shots of Fort Seward in Haines, shots along the Lynn Canal, work in Indian Craft Center..."