Alaska Film Archives

[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.
[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.
[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 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, land use, UAF graduation, Circle Hot Springs, Pipeline Report]
[KTVF news stories, land use, UAF graduation, Circle Hot Springs, Pipeline Report]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features people on strike in front of MUS buildings (May 4, 1973) (silent), Nenana views, a toppled tripod, ice going out on the Tanana River (May 4, 1973) (silent), a Fairbanks playground in need of repair, a story about confusion over who is responsible for playground upkeep (May 7, 1973) (sound), people (including Senator Mike Gravel) being greeted at an airport (May 12, 1973) (silent), members of the Joint Federal State Land Use Planning Commission being introduced to a Fairbanks audience, a portion of State Senator John Sackett's testimony to a commission (May 17, 1973) (sound), views of MUS telephone wires that have been cut, people picketing in front of a MUS building (story titled "Sabotage Cuts") (May 18, 1973) (sound), a graduation ceremony at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, author James Michener speaking (May 21, 1973) (sound), a no trespassing sign, junk (story titled "Suit") (May 23, 1973) (silent), a man being interviewed about school district issues (story titled "Smith Superintendent") (May 22, 1973) (sound), people gathering at Harding Lake for games and contests, a tug-of-war event, races (story titled "1973 Water Carnival") (July 2, 1973") (sound), Steese Highway views, Circle City, Circle Hot Springs, a story about the Steese Highway's history and upgrades, the history of Central and Circle (story titled "The End of the Road") (July 3, 1973) (sound), Mayor Gillam being interviewed about problems with public drinking and disorderly conduct in Fairbanks (July 9, 1973) (sound), an update on pipeline progress, a man speaking about the growth expected in the state's economy, views of Valdez, views of Anchorage, views of Fairbanks (December 12, 1972 - not 1973) (sound), children in costumes, a Fairbanks parade (story titled "Kiddy Parade") (July 20, 1973) (silent), trucks and RVs, fishing scenes, Sheep Creek Lodge, the McKinley Park train station and hotel, a bridge near the park (July 23, 1973) (silent), scenes at an Eskimo Olympics ceremony (story titled "Eskimo Olympics") (July 27, 1973) (silent), a Mt. McKinley National Park sign, a train, a bus, a hotel, and a restaurant and saloon in old railroad cars (story titled "Alaska Railroad Hotel") (July 31, 1973) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Large Animal Research Station, fair, interviews]
[KTVF news stories, Large Animal Research Station, fair, interviews]
Some segments of this film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features a story about Valdez City Council's approval of the building of more trailer courts to ease the housing shortage in Valdez, views of men in hard hats boarding a boat, trailer courts, trailer court residents being interviewed, RVs and tents, a banker being interviewed about land availability in Valdez, a ferry, a police chief being interviewed about the transient population (undated) (sound), man-on-the-street interviews about whether or not President Richard Nixon should be impeached (undated) (sound), musk oxen at the Large Animal Research Station in Fairbanks, a man being interviewed about the loss of musk ox calves due to a viral epidemic (undated) (sound), people drinking at a bar, a woman being interviewed about her obtaining the first liquor license in the College area and about her petition to get the liquor license, a Blue Marlin sign (title of segment is "Blue Marlin Open") (undated) (sound), Airport Way businesses and signs (undated) (silent), the construction of display booths and shelves at fairgrounds in Fairbanks (undated) (silent), boys at football practice being interviewed about the upcoming season (segment is titled "Benson Sports") (July 15, 1974) (sound), a beluga dome being inflated at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (August 15, 1974) (silent), men in a boat netting fish and taking measurements of the fish (title of segment is "Fish Shocking") (August 14, 1974) (silent), scenes from the Tanana Valley Fair (title of segment is "Fair Open/Close") (undated) (silent), composer and pianist John Cage being interviewed and playing a piano (undated) (sound), a man being interviewed about a Fairbanks methadone treatment program (title of segment is "Frank Gold") (October 8, 1974) (sound), a body on a gurney being wheeled out of an apartment building (title of segment is "Murder") (October 8, 1974) (silent), views of precincts on election day (title of segment is "MUS Bond Election") (June 13, 1972) (silent), the Major League Baseball commissioner being interviewed in Fairbanks about the importance of organized sports for youth (title of segment is "Bowie Kuhn") (June 13, 1972) (sound), an aerial view of camp facilities, men speaking at the official opening ceremonies for a youth conservation camp operated by the Bureau of Land Management along the Chatanika River (June 15, 1972) (sound), and senator James Buckley of New York being interviewed at the airport about the conference he just attended in which nations of the world came together to discuss global pollution topics such as ocean-dumping, whale protection, air and water monitoring, and environmental consciousness (June 16, 1972) (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).
[Television commercial outtakes]
[Television commercial outtakes]
This film includes a series of KTVF television commercial outtakes from Nerland's Home Furnishings in Fairbanks with an unidentified female announcer and Larry Holmstrom, Captain Jim Binkley standing by the Discovery II and giving a political endorsement for Andy Warwick, and Darrell Russell of Russell's Union 76 Station talking about car repairs and working in the garage. Additional silent portions of the film include a man in makeup dressed like a trapper at a campfire and a couple at the Sunset Strip restaurant having dinner and dancing at the bar.