Alaska Film Archives

[1974 Chena flood dam construction]
[1974 Chena flood dam construction]
This film features earth-moving equipment at work on dam construction as well as culverts filling with water.
[1975 Fairbanks winter scenes]
[1975 Fairbanks winter scenes]
Footage features small houses in Fairbanks during winter, cars idling along streets in ice fog, a man pointing out exhaust system modifications designed to decrease emissions, downtown Fairbanks with ice fog during a dark afternoon, and a model and artist's concept of the Noel Wien library.
[1977 Yukon 800]
[1977 Yukon 800]
Footage includes aerial views of Yukon 800 riverboats starting on the Chena River in Fairbanks, aerial shots of boats racing along the river, Jim Movius being interviewed by Ted Lehne in Galena, the re-start of the race in Galena, and aerial views of Pike's Landing and boats at the finish line.
[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.
[1982 Valdez Winter Carnival and winter activities]
[1982 Valdez Winter Carnival and winter activities]
Footage includes 1982 Valdez Winter Carnival scenes including families on a sled hill, snowmachines, Valdez scenes, a man and woman being interviewed (silent), church, and more snowmachines. Valdez winter activities include scenes of people playing baseball on snowshoes, totem pole sculptures, the Valdez harbor, and people in costumes jumping off a boat and swimming.
[Aerial view of pipeline construction]
[Aerial view of pipeline construction]
Footage includes aerial views of Fairbanks, the pipeyard, pipeline construction, sections of pipeline arranged along the roadside, trucking on the Haul Road, and North Star terminals.
Alaska pipeline report
Alaska pipeline report
This film was produced to chronicle construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. This copy was made for broadcast in Portland, Oregon. Ted Lehne introduces segments narrated by reporters Terry Foster and Richard Fineberg. People interviewed include Rod Higgins (supervisor of construction at Pump Station 8), Ken Rither (mayor of North Pole), Jerry Storey (Principal of the Delta School), and Delta businessman Bob Cramer. Footage includes pipeline construction, VSM construction, pump station construction, and buildings in Delta Junction.
[Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
[Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
Footage includes reporter Ted Lehne speaking about the start-up of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, scenes of the pipeline in various locations, Yukon River Bridge, Ted Lehne interviewing Dr. Darch about the start-up of the pipeline and refinery construction in North Pole as well as about a possible gas pipeline (sound), views of the pipeline and pump stations, and a pipeline pig.
[Band plays at Sunset Strip in Fairbanks]
[Band plays at Sunset Strip in Fairbanks]
This footage includes scenes at the Sunset Strip night club in Fairbanks. A band plays, people dance, and a bartender serves drinks.
[Boat race, Jim O'Sullivan interview]
[Boat race, Jim O'Sullivan interview]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features a boat race, men climbing out of a boat as spectators on the river bank watch, Jim O'Sullivan being interviewed in an office about his election campaign for state legislature (title of segment is "Jim O' Sullivan and Boat Race") (June 20, 1976).
[Fire fighters at Vundik Lake]
[Fire fighters at Vundik Lake]
This film gives a detailed view of many aspects of fighting the Vundik Lake forest fire in the Yukon Flats. Footage includes fire fighters lying and detonating long rope-like explosives along the moss, helicopters delivering supplies, a flying boxcar airplane dropping retardent, fire fighters using waterbags and branches to beat back fire on the ground, a helicopter with a water bucket dropping water on the fire, a sign reading "Welcome to Vundik Lake", a fire fighters' camp, aerial views of a PBY Catalina water bomber scooping water from Vundik Lake, and aerial views of the fire line and fire fighters.
[Geophysical Institute]
[Geophysical Institute]
This footage includes scenes from a youth sports competition, an airplane landing and taking off at the Fairbanks airport, stock car race footage, a man who was injured at the racetrack being taken away in an ambulance (story titled "Stock Car Spots") (September 1974) (silent), the Chapman building at University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Elvey building, a man being interviewed about changes at the Geophysical Institute over the past 25 years, a man demonstrating lab equipment, and a man being interviewed about radio transmission equipment being used to transmit medical information to remote villages in Alaska (October 28, 1974) (silent and sound).
[Geophysical Institute at UAF]
[Geophysical Institute at UAF]
Footage includes an unidentified speaker explaining the method for dating rocks used at the institute and how this information is used by geologists. An unidentified man also explains seismic recording equipment.
[Governor and Mrs. Hammond at the Governor's Mansion]
[Governor and Mrs. Hammond at the Governor's Mansion]
Footage includes Governor Jay Hammond playing pool at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau with Frank Gold of Fairbanks. Additional footage includes Bella Hammond showing Frank artwork in the mansion.
[Governor Egan inauguration and speeches]
[Governor Egan inauguration and speeches]
This footage shows Lieutenant Governor Boucher and Governor Egan are sworn in followed by a portion of the Governor's inaugural address. Additional footage includes Governor Egan speaking before the Alaska Chamber of Commerce about the value of Prudhoe Bay oil, Governor Egan speaking about collective bargaining by public employees, Governor Egan swearing in Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court Rabinowitz, Governor Egan speaking about suing the Federal Government over land withdrawals, and Governor Egan speaking before the Alaska Visitors Association about bringing Alaska Natives into the visitors industry.
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
This footage features scenes of people dancing at a bar as a band is playing, Haul Road scenes, a crane removing pipeline sections from a semi trailer, black smoke from a fire, a trucker (named "Billy Goat" according to notes accompanying the film) in the cab of a truck, men working on a truck and changing a tire, pipeline construction scenes, trucking and truckers, downtown Fairbanks, Haul Road views, a record cover for singer Sam Little, Sam playing guitar, Sam and his family (the woman is identified as Judy in notes accompanying the film), the family's trailer home, the family going car shopping at Aurora Motors in Fairbanks, a woman (identified as Joan in notes accompanying the film) being interviewed, a woman and child, Sam and Judy being interviewed, views of their home's interior, kids playing, a woman and man (identified in notes as John and Joan Wild) being interviewed and working at a cabin, man in a canoe, and a woman at a cabin.
[Haul Road scenes]
[Haul Road scenes]
Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes a truck on the Haul Road in winter, men in an office, trucks on the Haul Road (segment titled "Kamikaze Trail outs, Great 80' pipe shots"), a truck parked at Sunset Strip (segment titled "Best Pipedriver"). a still image of a woman pouring coffee (segment titled "Sam and waitress"), a bumper sticker, hanging tire chains, a sign, the Tundra Inn, signs, a logo, a man, the Yukon Bridge in winter, a pump station and road (segment titled "Antigun"), a pass in the road (segment titled "Ice cut"), a trucker, still images of truckers (titled "Stutte," "Col. Custer," "Sourpuss hands," "Canadian," Kid Lyndoms," and "Riggles"), a worn tire, a mechanic, a Hilltop Roadhouse coffee cup, a man (segment titled "Hooking up brakes"), still images of truckers (segments titled "Squint," "Pudgy 1-2," "John Appleseed," "Lancaster," and "kid and Shader"), a buckle and ring, a still image of a woman (segment titled "Muleskinner"), still images of truckers (segments titled "wholesome," "Phil," and "Big Bust 1-2"), a logo, the Haul Road, a can of chewing tobacco, a boot kicking a tire, a logo, a steering wheel, a belt buckle, still images of truckers (segments titled "boots," and "Stutte buckle"), mechanics, truck chains, still images of truckers (segments titled "Burk," "Kid's buckle," and "Mr. Ardee"), logos, still images of women and men (segments titled "Fox cook 1-2," "John's buckle 1-2," and "John - several shots"), men changing a truck tire along the Haul Road, a sign, a truck, still images of a man in a truck (all titled "Sealang Hostler"), scenery and trucks along the Haul Road, camps, and signs (segment titled "Kamikaze live action).
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
[Haul Road truckers, Muleskinner's, interview scenes]
This footage shows trucks hauling pipeline segments along the Haul Road in winter, men and boys carrying firewood and buckets of water, a woman working in a garden, a stream and homestead (in an area known as "Muleskinner's" according to a label on the film), flowers, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman cooking in a cabin, a woman serving chicken and biscuits to people seated at a table, men and a woman being interviewed, a child's drawings of a truck, men entering a cabin as children watch, the interior of a truck cab, a trucker driving a truck, and a man being interviewed at a cabin.
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
Footage contains views of semi-trailers traveling on the Haul Road, workers loading empty barrels into a semi-trailer, a man in a cowboy hat, men working on trucks, semi-trailers on the Haul Road, a warehouse, workers loading barrels, road and pipeline construction, road graders, a Finger Mountain sign, a Franklin Bluffs sign and other road signs, Brooks Range scenery, and a Deitrich Camp sign.
[Home Owner's Insurance interviews]
[Home Owner's Insurance interviews]
Footage features homeowners and officials, interviews with people about problems with home owner's insurance in Fairbanks, and many documents dated 1977 (title of segment is "Home Owner's Insurance 1976?") (sound).
International 500
International 500
This film was made during the International 500 snowmobile race from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
[Juneau]
[Juneau]
This film contains views of the Juneau area, including the harbor, homes and buildings, government buildings, boats, wildlife, and the Mendenhall Glacier (undated) (silent).
[Juneau, Hogatza, and Delta]
[Juneau, Hogatza, and Delta]
Footage includes Juneau streets and a news story about construction in Juneau, children practicing for a play, a post office and buildings in Hogatza, an elderly couple in a greenhouse, aerial views of rafts during the raft race from Fairbanks to Nenana, school buildings, and students in Delta.
[Juneau, Legislature]
[Juneau, Legislature]
Some segments of film contain sound, and others are silent. Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about the possible move of Alaska's capital, views of Juneau construction, the state capitol building, boats in a harbor, an airplane flying over boats, mountains and fog, town streets, the Red Dog Saloon, traffic and people, maps of Alaska, people in a meeting, construction, a reporter at the capitol building, a reporter overlooking the town, boats (silent and sound), views of Juneau, Bullwinkle's, buildings and a courtyard, flags being raised by the state office building (silent), a boat harbor in Juneau, the ferry "LeConte," men in a rowboat (silent), views of Juneau (silent), people in meetings, the legislature in session (segment titled "State House/State Senate") (silent), the legislature in session, and an Alaska senator being interviewed about outside interests in protecting Alaska's undeveloped areas as well as about conservation efforts in Alaska (silent and sound).
[KTVF commercial out-takes]
[KTVF commercial out-takes]
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 several segments of commercials for Tesco Lighting Center (one film segment was labeled "Alaska Press Club Category 37: Tesco Lighting Center: Entrant Gary B. Miller, Chief Photographer KTVF"), a sign for the Bentley Mall, several scenes used in commercials for The Book Bin, commercial out-takes for a pocket pager system (one is labeled "Randy - car"), a segment labeled "Austin Ward, Graphics" containing drawings of the pipeline terminal in Valdez, scenes used in commercials for Mt. McKinley Mutual Savings Bank, Ford dealer Ralph Seekins introducing a new car dealership in Fairbanks and explaining that it is not cheaper to buy a new automobile in Seattle or San Francisco, scenes used in commercials for Jackovich Tractor Equipment Company, Fairbanks Security Service, and Compeau's, scenes of people demonstrating snow blowers, security alarms, snowmachines, and a Bushman tracked vehicle, out-takes from a Mt. McKinley Mutual Savings Bank commercial, a man being interviewed about fire protection and insurance (identified in notes accompanying film as "Insurance Specialist Charlie Parr"), mechanics working on cars (scenes for "Pioneer Chevron" commercial), Ford dealer Ralph Seekins talking about the Ford Pinto Pony for the Jim Thompson Ford dealership, scenes used in commercials for Kobuk Tesoro stations, First Federal Savings and Loan, a radio station, and Sig Wold Storage and Transfer, Inc.
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips; A, B, and C-rolls for commercials]
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips; A, B, and C-rolls for commercials]
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 in a canoe, Juneau harbor and town scenes, men painting a boat, gulls, people walking along a path to the Mendenhall Glacier, a man reading a newspaper, buildings and mountains (silent) (undated), aerial views of a city, a man being interviewed (silent) (undated), a man talking about taxpayer frustration in Alaska and about his campaign for state legislature (sound) (segment titled "Jim O'Sullivan - Quiet Revolution") (undated), portions of a Jim O' Sullivan commercial (silent) (segment titled "Quiet Revolution") (undated), views of a gas station and cars (silent) (segments titled "Russell's Union") (undated), views of people door-to-door campaigning (silent) (undated), miscellaneous footage of Alaska cities and industries (silent) (segment titled "Oil and Alaska's Future") (undated), a political commercial for U.S. Senate candidate Terry Miller, views of Alaska cities, fish processing, Ketchikan, etc. (silent) (undated), miscellaneous footage for an Andy Warwick political commercial, Warwick talking to a man about Alaska fisheries and oil lease sales (silent and sound) (undated), views of pipeline and oil facilities for a Terry Miller political commercial (silent) (segment titled "Oil and Alaska's Future") (undated), scenes for a United Way commercial (silent) (segment titled "United Way") (October 3, 1974), views of grocery stores and the pipeline for a Terry Miller political commercial (silent) (segments titled "Producer L. Hebert - Inflation") (undated), a basketball game in the Patty Gym at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (silent) (segment titled "Nanooks") (undated), a snowy day, a girl serving cookies to a child (silent) (undated), a person in a prospector costume (silent) (undated), San Francisco scenes, a Ford manufacturing plant, a Seekins Ford dealership, and Seattle views (silent) (undated).
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, commercial out-takes]
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, commercial out-takes]
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 women and a scuba diver in a hot tub for commercial (silent and sound) (segment titled "Scandia") (undated), a man talking about Steve Cowper for a political commercial, a "Steve Cowper State House" bumper sticker (silent and sound) (undated), interior views of a grocery store (silent) (segment titled North Pole Market Basket) (undated), a reporter asking interview questions to a legislator (sound) (undated), interior views of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library including a short clip of artist Bill Berry painting the children's mural (silent) (undated), a man in a hotel room ordering room service (silent) (segment titled "Gary Russell") (undated), views of a raft race on the Tanana River (silent) (undated), Equinox Marathon participants running and walking up a hillside at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a reporter talking about a course record set by Chris Haines (sound) (1970), crazy shoppers at the Pantry Market for a commercial, views of downtown Fairbanks (silent) (segment titled "Pantry Market") (undated), interior and exterior views of Mt. McKinley Mutual Savings Bank (silent) (undated), grocery store scenes (silent) (January 31, 1976), a man talking about RCA developments that improve the broadcast quality of film (sound) (undated), exterior and interior views of the FMUS Chena Power Plant (silent) (undated), men and women speaking on behalf of Steve Cowper (silent and sound) (undated), Jay Hammond being interviewed about gas line issues, D-2 lands, Bowhead whale hunting, and other topics (sound) (undated), dog mushers racing on trails (silent) (undated), women in a hot tub for a Scandia commercial (silent) (undated), 1972 Midnight Sun 600 snowmachine race racers arriving in Nenana on January 26, 1972 (silent) (undated), snowy Fairbanks streets, people shoveling snow (silent) (undated), and snowy scenes (silent) (January 24, 1971).
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, mental health stories, etc.]
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, mental health stories, etc.]
Some segments of film contain audio, others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes a man talking about community mental health services in Alaska (sound) (segment titled "Jack McCone") (undated), a woman talking on a phone (silent) (segment titled "Mental Health - Audrey Erkenlens") (undated), children working on craft projects, classroom views (sound) (segment titled "Wendy cutaways") (undated), a counselor talking to a client (silent) (segment titled "Counselor/ Client cutaway") (undated), a man and woman talking on the phone for a modular home commercial (silent) (segment titled "Columbia") (undated), Karen Algarin and others working at desks, typing, and talking on phones (silent) (segment titled "Mental Health cutaways") (undated), people in an office talking (silent) (segment titled "Dr. Doolittle - Audrey phone/secretary") (undated), men in Golden Days costumes, a fashion show in a banquet hall (sound) (segment titled "Golden Days Fashion Show - Traveler's Inn 1977"), a woman being interviewed about the Hope Center, men and women working with disabled clients (sound) (segment titled "Lynn Horning") (undated), a man feeding a penned moose, a man speaking from riverboat at Alaskaland while filming a political commercial (silent and sound) (segment titled "Frank Gold") (undated), a man walking into Dr. Gold's office (silent) (undated), and children playing with toys (silent) (undated).
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, Sitka, news clips, etc.]
[KTVF miscellaneous short clips, Sitka, news clips, etc.]
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 harbor views (segment titled "Sitka harbor"), totem poles, a television talk show (segment titled "KSA-TV Sitka"), an interview scene, a man on a motorcycle, men in hardhats, men in a forest, construction scenes (segment titled "Anchorage construction"), Warwick talking to elderly gentlemen (segment titled "Pioneer's Home"), a KSA-TV clip, Ted Stevens, an interview scene, wharf views, Ted Stevens again, a strongman contest (all silent) (all undated), a school board hearing about the expulsion of a boy for wearing long hair in a public school (sound) (undated), scenes from a HIPOW auction (sound) (undated), firefighters cleaning up a scene after a fire in downtown Fairbanks (silent) (segment titled "Jean Dixon") (undated), a tourism banquet and speakers at the Traveler's Inn in Fairbanks (sound) (undated), Hunter Elementary School students climbing on a new playground fire truck (sound) (undated), school board officials touring Nordale School (sound) (undated), a woman in a kitchen, views of a cabin interior, people talking at a table, an outhouse, exterior cabin views (all silent) (all undated), a man promoting a Fairbanks housing development (sound) (segment titled "McGuire Development spot") (undated), a woman talking about career possibilities for West Valley High School students (sound) (segment titled "Roger and Nancy") (undated), women talking (silent) (segment titled "Mae and others") (undated), an elderly woman and beaded moccasins (silent) (undated), men meeting in front of City Hall (silent) (segment titled "Gold/City Hall") (undated), women playing homemade drums (sound) (segment titled "Dumbek Drum") (undated), women talking (silent) (segment titled "Pioneer Home interview") (undated), a beekeeper being interviewed (sound and silent) (undated), the aftermath of a car accident (silent) (segment titled "Car Crash Lacey Street") (undated), kids on a playground and in a classroom (sound) (segment titled ("Hunter School") (undated), trees (silent) (segment titled "Herbicides") (undated), construction (sound) (segment titled "Build Old Folks Home") (undated), a man driving a Sourdough fuel truck (silent) (undated), a girl on a scale (silent) (undated), a man talking (silent) (segment titled "Jack") (undated), a woman talking on a phone for a modular home commercial (sound) (segment titled "Mobile Homes") (undated), Fairbanks aerial views, and pipeline construction scenes (silent and sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories]
[KTVF news stories]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features a Fairbanks Police Department van, police checking the doors of a home (January 13, 1974) (sound), a backhoe digging trenches, a lot full of pipes and equipment (segment titled "Water System Construction") (August 1, 1974) (silent), a ground-breaking ceremony (segment titled "Hamilton Acres School") (1974) (silent), a wolf and pups in a pen at a zoo (untitled and undated) (silent), cows and calves at a farm at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (segment titled "U of A Field Day") (August 3, 1974) (silent), a ground-breaking ceremony (August 5, 1974) (silent), men and women being interviewed about President Nixon's impeachment and the Watergate scandal (segment is titled "Man on Street: Day of Nixon Impeachment") (1974) (sound), a red carpet being rolled out for journalist Charles Kuralt at the Fairbanks airport, the "On the Road" car (August 16, 1974) (silent), another ground-breaking ceremony (segment is titled "North Star Terminals") (1974) (silent), housing units on display (segment is titled "AC-DC House") (1974) (silent), firefighters dousing flames at a house fire (segment titled "Hamilton Acres Fire") (1974) (silent), Northward Building renovation scenes (segment titled "Northward New Installation") (August 25, 1974) (silent), men work on a street with equipment (segment titled "Barnette Street Construction") (September 5, 1974) (silent), a bus driver being interviewed about the school bus schedule in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (September, 1974) (sound), a man being interviewed about small mining operations in interior Alaska (segment titled "Gold interview") (September 10, 1974) (sound), the burning of brush piles along a road cut (segment titled "Airport Road Burning") (September 11, 1974) (silent), a street being torn up to expose water pipes (segment titled "Aurora-Johnson Water Construction") (September 11, 1974) (silent), and trees in autumn (September 17, 1974) (sound).