Alaska Film Archives

[Annabeth Hanlon collection 2]
[Annabeth Hanlon collection 2]
Footage includes people panning for gold, a B-17 flying overhead, men cutting firewood with a truck-mounted saw in downtown Fairbanks, downtown buildings, Wien Alaska Airlines operations at Weeks Field, an airplane taking off, Jim Dodson's airplane, hangars on the field, fire, children ice skating, dog sled races on the Chena Rive, men launching a small barge, travel in an outboard motor-powered riverboat, the tug M.S. Otter of Fairbanks pushing a barge, a grouse on the road, men working on a cabin, a small boat being launched in a lake, men cutting ice for drinking water with a hand saw, a car pulling a sled with blocks of ice, a fire in a Fairbanks Laundry building, and a formation of military airplanes. Notes accompanying the film say: view of McKinley, Deadwood and Dr. Schiable, around Fairbanks, sawing wood, around 2nd Ave., Wien Airways & Jim in planes, old Pan Am, Dorothy's house, skating in Main School yard, my 8th, dog team races at end of 2nd, K9 team won, youngster falling down, Albas trip, grouse, McKinley, ducks, Hanlon, building at lake, kids, lake boat, Albert Martin, Bob Harwood, geese, cutting ice, Bud Shaw, (?), fire at laundry, Russian DC-3, P-63 to Russia led by B-25.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
Notes with this film say “1949 Charlotte Ames and Bob, Don, Mrs. Wiener, and Lee Family at Airport, Pan Am DC4; 1949 Norman and Ingrid at Badger Road cabin, 1962 Boat Races, Chena River in Fairbanks, Christmas 1961 Arne Jergen; 1962 Boat Races in Chena Rover; 1962 Norman’s second car 1956 Pontiac; 1962 Hydraulic mining Ester Alaska; 1962 Cleanup at Hassel’s Mine; 1962 Golden Days Fairbanks and Ingrid home in 1972; 1962 Arne and Arnold Nordale, Ferry at Nenana.” The film contains footage of a Pan American World Airways airplane, children playing, children hoisting one another with a rope and pulley system, children skiing, a Christmas tree in a home, a family meal in a home, the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, power boats on the river, crowds gathered along the riverbank to watch boats, a Fairbanks home, hydraulic giants and a mining operation, men cleaning up a sluice box, dancing in downtown Fairbanks, Monty’s Department Store and Lacey Street Theater signs, views from aboard the Sternwheeler Yutana, the Nenana bridge, a fishwheel, highway travel, and Fielding Lake.
[Fairbanks International Airport construction]
[Fairbanks International Airport construction]
This film contains scenes of the construction of the Fairbanks International Airport runway and paved surfaces, starting after the trees have been cleared and ending with the first airplane landing. Footage includes construction crews with Caterpillar tractors, scrapers, dump-trucks and draglines moving earth and leveling ground, construction buildings and housing, a man demonstrating an unstable patch of ground which turns to jelly as he jumps on it, a drainage system and lighting system being installed, an asphalt plant in operation and paving crews finishing construction. The film ends with a Consolidated LB-30 Liberator owned by Morrison-Knudsen Construction Company making a landing on the completed runway.
[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 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.
[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.
[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).