Alaska Film Archives

[KTVF television news footage and stories from Fairbanks between 1967 and 1977]
[KTVF television news footage and stories from Fairbanks between 1967 and 1977]
Footage includes politicians mingling at a cocktail party in Juneau, Terry Miller for U.S. Senate political commercials with Senator Ted Stevens, Jim O'Sullivan for State House campaign commercials including C-130 Hercules airplanes from Alaska International Air and Weaver Brothers trucking operations during pipeline construction, Garry Russell splicing a motion picture film (1977), elderly men playing pool at the Pioneers Home in Fairbanks, sled dog races in Fairbanks with a reporter, knuckle-hop contestants including Willie Hensley, 1967 flood scenes from Fairbanks, people ice-fishing near Fairbanks, unidentified women at a North Star Council on Aging meeting (1977), an American Legion building, a couple talking on telephones, sea gulls, Ivory Jack's log building, and an unidentified woman.
[KTVF television news stories from Fairbanks between 1973 and 1977]
[KTVF television news stories from Fairbanks between 1973 and 1977]
Footage includes road and building construction, winter parking and cars with motors idling, summer traffic and parking, corroded pipes, the Safeway parking lot on Third Avenue, the Chena River, Fairbanks Police investigating a crime scene with a taxi cab that is in the bushes near a road, miscellaneous houses and buildings, sled dog races at the Alaska Dog Mushers track on Farmers Loop Road, people watching the break-up of the Tanana River in Nenana, a sled dog race, a Jay Hammond interview (sound is distorted), the cast from the Gunsmoke series traveling on the Riverboat Discovery, men in a counseling office, students in a school, a view of the Penneys building and downtown Fairbanks, interior and exterior views of the Municipal Utilities System power-plant on First Avenue, residents of Hope Center going about daily activities, and Joe Kuykendall being interviewed about using challenged individuals in business.
[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 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.
[Trucker film out-takes, Pump Stations 1 and 6, North Pole Refinery, Valdez tankers, Pump Station 8 explosion]
[Trucker film out-takes, Pump Stations 1 and 6, North Pole Refinery, Valdez tankers, Pump Station 8 explosion]
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 profile of a truck cab, a man and woman (identified in notes accompanying film as "John and Joan") at a cabin and pouring coffee, a man driving a truck, a man and woman at a cabin, dust on a road, a passing truckload of pipe, a sunset, trucks, a man ("John T."), a truck and sunset, trailer chains, the moon and trees, a Texaco sign, trucks on a road, a trucker ("John"), the Haul Road in winter, Sunset Strip, men drinking coffee, pipes being unloaded from a truck, more truck views, Sam's Place, a man talking (silent), a truck on a road ("Hess Creek"), aerial views of a pump station ("Pump Station 6"), a pipeline crossing the Koyukuk River, aerial views of a pump station ("Pump Station 1"), a pipeline and snowy landscape, a truck hauling pipe, a BP official being interviewed about caribou crossing systems along the pipeline (sound), aerial views of a refinery ("North Pole Refinery, September 23, 1977"), people celebrating around bonfires ("Valdez Bonfire"), the tanker "Arco Juneau" in Valdez, and a man being interviewed briefly about Alaska transportation systems (sound). The next segment of film was labeled "Pump Station 8 Explosion" and contains footage of police stopping traffic on a road, a smoke plume at a pump station, and firefighters working at the scene. The final segment of film contains footage of pipeline sections being hauled by railroad cars.
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF short clips, pipeline, fine arts classes]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF short clips, pipeline, fine arts classes]
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 being taken to a hospital, men in hospital rooms, aerial views of Fairbanks, people discussing building plans, a city view, pipeline construction scenes (silent) (undated), views of a Fairbanks dump, an official being interviewed about a dump closure (poor quality sound) (undated), harbor scenes, wreckage along a shore, a Seward Fisheries building, people fishing along a shore, a hospital, a river and waterfall (unrelated sound) (titled "Seward") (September 25, 1972), Golden Days activities, Fairbanks scenes (sound and silent) (undated), city officials meeting (silent and sound) (undated), people taking swimming lessons, a Middle-Eastern drum class, a guitar class, a Middle-Eastern dance class, interviews with instructors (silent and sound) (undated), a family picnic, a man washing a car (silent) (undated), views of a North Pole refinery facility, a reporter speaking about winterizing procedures at a refinery (sound) (undated), people being interviewed about elderly students taking TVCC classes, and Middle-Eastern dance class scenes (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF clips, construction, beauty pageant, auction, baseball]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous KTVF clips, construction, beauty pageant, auction, baseball]
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 putting rolls of insulation in a wall, a title screen saying "Division of Energy and Power Development - Anchorage Alaska," close-up views of a gas pump, a man pumping gas/heating oil (silent and sound) (undated), representative Andy Warwick being interviewed about his thoughts on Alaska's future (sound) (undated), semi-trucks loaded with construction supplies traveling along a gravel road (silent) (undated), dancers on a stage, a drummer and a guitarist, a beauty pageant with women in swimsuits and evening gowns, the pageant winner being crowned and interviewed (silent) (undated), Tim Wallace of the Fairbanks Native Association and a member of the State Chamber speaking at a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce meeting (sound) (undated), an auction, a sign with the date "1977," rows of bulldozers being sold (silent) (undated), people building a boardwalk and trail through the woods (silent) (undated), men in an office doing paperwork and filling out a logbook (silent) (titled "Truckers") (undated), a baseball game, players in Alaska baseball uniforms (silent) (titled "Wichita") (undated), building construction, traffic, road construction (silent) (undated), people packing gear, an archaeological dig site, a man being interviewed about archaeological finds, people digging, and people holding up objects (sound) (undated).
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous clips, 1977 North American Sled Dog Race, Samuelson interview, UAF fire station, sprint cars]
[KTVF news stories, miscellaneous clips, 1977 North American Sled Dog Race, Samuelson interview, UAF fire station, sprint cars]
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 about insulation and heating costs and building design, interior and exterior views of an automobile showroom (sound) (undated), crowds at a dog race (sound) (undated), elaborate parkas worn by a woman and child (sound) (titled "1977 North American Parka Show"), spectators lined up along a fence (sound) (titled "North American Race Spectators") (undated), starting line views, spectators, dog handlers, people waxing sled runners (sound) (titled "1977 North American") (undated), Moe Samuelson being interviewed, Samuelson pointing at a map of a river and talking about the Yukon 800 boat race (sound) (undated), an official being interviewed about homeowner's insurance policies, views of the University of Alaska fire station and fire trucks (sound) (titled "Sheltor Fire Chief") (undated), and sprint car race scenes (silent) (undated).
[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, interviews, Binkley interview, Bob Hope, Golden Days 1977]
[KTVF news stories, interviews, Binkley interview, Bob Hope, Golden Days 1977]
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 being interviewed about public and press access to juvenile court proceedings (sound) (undated), Fairbanks cab drivers being interviewed about the murder of a cab driver in Anchorage (sound) (undated), a man in handcuffs being led through an airport to board an Alaska Airlines flight (silent) (undated), a military official speaking about military funding, the military official talking about a volunteer army and the anticipated ending of the draft (sound) (undated), public hearing scenes (silent) (undated), a man being interviewed about the affect of a West Coast longshoremen's strike on Fairbanks (sound) (undated), men speaking (silent) (undated), a local official being interviewed about a possible phase-out of Fort Wainwright beginning in 1973 (sound) (undated), comedian Bob Hope stepping off an airplane and being interviewed about upcoming shows to entertain troops at Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base, Bob Hope speaking to a crowd (sound) (undated), British explorer Colin Irwin aboard the sailboat "Endeavour," Irwin being interviewed in Point Barrow before attempting to navigate the Northwest Passage in 1971 (sound) (undated), tourists boarding the newly completed riverboat "Discovery II," Captain Jim Binkley being interviewed, a Texas woman being interviewed about her Alaskan tour (sound) (undated), men in gold rush era costumes weighing gold (sound) (undated), artists selling paintings and crafts in Fairbanks, a celebration and speeches at a Felix Pedro monument (silent and sound) (1977), parade scenes, and people at Alaskaland in Fairbanks (silent and sound) (segment titled "Kiddies Parade 1977").
[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).
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
This film is labeled “Railroad shorts.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter, a church and a train station at Bennett Lake, an airplane taking off, snowy train tracks and a tunnel, railroad workers and employees near a track and inside a train, a train traveling over trestles, snowy mountain scenes, a and sternwheeler in Carcross.
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
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 breakup scenes, melting snow and ice, a Dairy Queen, downtown Fairbanks streets, a story about the arrival of spring (undated) (sound), people gathered to listen to a speaker (story titled "U of A Rally #2") (undated) (silent), Dr. Wells being interviewed about an art workshop for children, kids working on crafts (undated) (sound), a fire Marshall and others testing fire retardants (undated) (sound), open piles of burning trash at the City of Fairbanks Refuse Disposal Area (story titled "Dump Fire") (undated) (sound), an architect being interviewed about progress on the construction of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, exterior and interior views of hospital construction, a check being presented to Dr. William Wood (undated) (sound), scenes from a science fair at Ryan High School (undated) (sound), a story about the development of the Easter egg (undated) (sound), a person in an outhouse costume with sign encouraging a "yes" vote on the sewer bond issue (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about damage and disrepair at Main Junior High School, kids going to class (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about a pilot training program at the University of Alaska (undated) (sound), interior and exterior views of College Post Office (undated) (silent), outdoor wedding ceremony scenes (undated) (silent), police investigating a crime at an apartment building (1971) (silent), Senator Ted Stevens addressing a group of teenagers at the Alaska Boys State mock legislative session at Copper Valley School, Senator Stevens talking about the proposed Cannikin Atomic test on Amchitka Island (June 14, 1971) (sound), a meeting, a story about a school board and budget cuts (June 9, 1971) (sound), a swearing-in ceremony (June 15, 1971) (silent), a meeting (story titled "Assembly") (June 5, 1971) (silent), meeting scenes (segment titled "Alaska DLON [?]") (June 7, 1971) (silent), a man being interviewed about a new BLM firetruck (probably 1971) (sound), a man being interviewed about telephone wires and ductwork installation (segment titled "Mobius - MUS") (June 25, 1971) (sound), a state trooper investigating a charge of flag abuse at a cabin involving a couple displaying an American flag with a peace sign on it (1971) (sound), a policeman driving on a course, and a policeman being interviewed about car safety features (1971) (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, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
[KTVF news stories, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
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 story about new lobby hours at the downtown Fairbanks post office with the lobby no longer being open nights and Sundays (August 1, 1971) (sound), a man lecturing about weather data and the process of cloud seeding (story titled "Endeavour") (1971) (sound), men and women at a meeting (undated) (silent), a story about two 24-year-old mechanical engineers from Chile who drove from their homeland to Alaska in a 1929 Dodge (August 4, 1971) (sound), a story about cleanup efforts on the North Slope, views of junk piles at the Umiat drilling camp (August 5, 1971) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about higher education issues and the need to establish a medical school in Alaska (story titled "Egan - Wiche") (August 9, 1971) (sound), scenes from the christening of the oil tanker SS Arco Prudhoe Bay (August 10, 1971) (sound), views from aboard an Alaska Railroad train, the Nenana train station (undated) (silent), a school bus being pulled out of a ditch after a rollover at 15-mile on Nenana Highway (May 18, 1972) (sound), three men being interviewed about borough and school budget issues (story titled "#1 Borough Budget, #2 Lawler, #3 Burnett") (1972) (sound), people gathering at Fort Wainwright for demonstrations of military equipment and an air show, men rappelling from a helicopter (story titled "Armed Forces Day") (May 20, 1972) (sound), graduation ceremonies at Lathrop High School, faculty speakers Ms. Dale and Mr. Boko present a bleak view of the future, student speakers, scenes from a Monroe High School graduation (May 27, 1972) (sound), Governor Bill Egan speaking at a Democratic Convention, a story about changes taking place in the Democratic Party as more young people become involved (May 29, 1972) (sound), scenes from a military ceremony (story titled "Memorial Day") (May 29, 1972) (silent), a man speaking about Fort Wainwright troop reductions (undated) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about oil revenue distribution and production sharing in Peru, the governor speaking about state budget issues (undated) (sound), views of patients being transported from the old Fairbanks Community Hospital to the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, a man and woman being interviewed about the transfer of patients (April 8, 1972) (sound), a military man being interviewed about the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the operation of Blair Lakes Range, another man being interviewed about his dissatisfaction with the process (April 12, 1972) (sound), views of Nenana and the tripod in winter, a story about the Nenana Ice Classic (April 17, 1972) (sound), men with brooms sweeping a Fairbanks street (April 20, 1972) (silent), a man speaking to young adults about the Youth Advisory Commission which advises the mayor and city council (April 20, 1972) (sound), and a display of art and artifacts at the Wood Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (story titled "Asian Festival") (April 15, 1972) (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).
[Pipeline footage]
[Pipeline footage]
Information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. All segments are silent. Footage includes a man and women being interviewed (segment titled "Muleskinner - Thunder"), a woman operating a radio (segment titled "Brown Muleskinner"), a truck on a road, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman working at a desk, truck views, a man and woman talking (segment titled "Phil and Annie cutaways"), a truck hauling pipeline sections on the Haul Road in winter (segment titled "Winter Shots - Pipe"), an ambulance driving through Fairbanks, a man in a hospital bed, interior hospital views, views of the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, men and a yellow vehicle (segment titled "Pipeline Report #4 outs"). Haul Road views, a Happy Valley sign, a construction camp, trucks on a road, snow on mountains and tundra, a wooden cross and a fence in a wooded area, a truck inspection by a NANA official, small pipes being unloaded, and a truck on a Yukon River bridge (no title).
[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).
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
This film is labeled “Train.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett train station in Canada, a log cabin, the Trail of ’98 sign, a railroad trestle over a gorge, an Inspiration Point sign, people gathered at a monument, Skagway, a ferry, an engineer, and a church at Bennett Lake.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
This film is labeled “Poor quality, train trip.” The footage contains scenes of buildings at Bennett Lake in Canada, a conductor and passengers within a train car, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad travel and scenery, the Caribou Hotel in Carcross in Canada, a sternwheeler in Carcross, and more train scenes.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
This film is labeled “Reel 1, Reel 2, Steam engine trip to Whitehorse August 1961, Railroad shorts June 1960.” The footage contains scenes of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, a steam engine pulling a train, a train crossing a bridge and arriving at Carcross in Canada, scenery along the railroad route, black–and-white scenes of derailed train cars, train travel, a bulldozer at work, a train at Bennett Lake in Canada, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Bennett Lake, a train operating under snowy conditions, black-and-white scenes of a bulldozer pushing railroad cars down a ravine, passengers inside a train car, train travel in winter, a White Pass and Yukon Route sign in Whitehorse in Canada, horses along a railroad route, a machine with a shovel filling a train car, and train travel in summer.
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
This film is labeled “Reel #3 Unknown, Part Railroad.” Footage contains scenes of Skagway, passengers disembarking from a ferry or ship, a White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad steam engine and railroad cars, sites along the railroad from Skagway to Carcross in Yukon, Canada, the Caribou Hotel and the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross, and a sternwheeler in Carcross.