Alaska Film Archives

[1971 Fairbanks news stories]
[1971 Fairbanks news stories]
This film contains news stories from 1971. Footage and stories include Larry Holmstrom interviewing tourists in a motorhome caravan and at Norlite Campground. Larry Carpenter presents a story on Manley Hot Springs that aired in July 1971. Footage includes the springs, the town, and several residents. Residents identified include Gus Benson, Bob Lee, and Bob "Whitey" Yule. Additional footage includes a report on a water project in Hamilton Acres in Fairbanks, a story about life in Mekoryuk village on Nunivak Island, and adult bicycle riding in Fairbanks in September 1971. People identified in the bicycle story include C.B. Bettisworth, Carol Bettisworth, Alexander Bettisworth, Amy Bettisworth, Andy Kleinfleld, Dr. William James, Geraldine James, Adam James, John James, and Mrs. James.
[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.
[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.
[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).
[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 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).
[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).
[KTVF news stories, 1972 interviews, Tundra Times banquet, Steel Hotel, election analysis]
[KTVF news stories, 1972 interviews, Tundra Times banquet, Steel Hotel, election analysis]
Some segments of this film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features a dorm building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, students being interviewed about the rural student dorm at UAF (October 14, 1972) (sound), a broken railing on a bridge, divers helping to retrieve a vehicle from a river as spectators watch (1972) (silent), the Tundra Times newspapers and offices, editor Howard Rock being interviewed about the newspaper's history (October 15, 1972) (sound), views of Island Drop-In Center (October 16, 1972) (silent), construction scenes at Fairbanks Medical Center, a health spa, El Dorado Estates condominiums, Pioneer Chevron Station on Minnie Street (October 17, 1972) (sound), men speaking at a banquet ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tundra Times (October 21, 1972) (sound), grand opening ceremonies at a bank (title of segment is "NBA") (October 21, 1972) (silent), actor Leonard Nimoy getting off an airplane in Fairbanks and being interviewed about the television show Star Trek (October 23, 1972) (sound), people at a meeting speaking about corruption charges against a legislator (segment is titled "Anti-Bradner") (October 26, 1972) (sound), military personnel pumping up a liquid spill (title of segment is "Leak") (October 27, 1972) (silent), people at a hearing, maps of Denali Park (segment is titled "Parks") (October 27, 1972) (silent), people giving blood at a blood bank (October 28, 1972) (sound), people leaving the Steel Hotel, views of the Polaris apartment building (October 30, 1972) (silent), views of airplanes re-routed to Fairbanks because of bad weather in Anchorage (October 30, 1972) (sound), people signing documents (segment is titled "Crisis Line Program") (November 1, 1972) (silent), meeting scenes (segment is titled "ASIS") (November 2, 1972) (silent), views of a road and intersection (segment titled "Gillam etc.") (November 2, 1972) (silent), elementary school students voting in a mock Presidential election and being interviewed (segment is titled "Denali") (November 2, 1972) (sound), a man speaking at a Kiwanis Club about legislation and the oil industry (segment is titled "Havelock") (November 2, 1972) (sound), an election center analysis (segment titled "Election Night") (November 7, 1972) (silent), a Fairbanks American Legion flag-raising ceremony at a Veteran's Day Ceremony (November 11, 1972) (sound), displays of crafts and ribbons, a girl with a baton, and a girl with a unicycle (segment is titled "Youth Fair") (November 11, 1972) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, archaeology digs, Fairbanks homes]
[KTVF news stories, archaeology digs, Fairbanks homes]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film shows crowds of people and policemen at a car auction (June 2, 1975) (sound), scenes from an archaeological dig near Gulkana River, interviews with archaeologists (June 11, 1975) (sound), more interviews with archaeologists (June 12, 1975) (sound), a news story about changes to the structure of Bechtel Company (June 9, 1975) (sound), employees picketing a McDonald's Restaurant (June 14, 1975) (silent), the U.S. Army celebrating its 200th birthday with open house activities and military demonstrations in Fairbanks (June 14, 1975) (sound and silent), a family being evicted from their home to make room for the Gaffney Road project in Fairbanks (June 13, 1975) (sound), a man (Bennie) arriving at the Fairbanks airport (June 13, 1975) (silent), land belonging to Grace Lowe being surveyed for the Gaffney Road project, a news story about Lowe's eviction from her property (June 5, 1975) (sound), drawings of a proposed mall to be built in downtown Fairbanks (June 16, 1975) (silent), a man being interviewed about problems with the home he was moved into after being evicted from his property because of the Gaffney Road project in Fairbanks (June 16, 1975) (sound), a warehouse facility being built south of Fairbanks for pipeline storage (June 25, 1975) (sound, Fairbanks neighborhood and city scenes (June 27, 1975) (silent), women and children at various daycare centers in Fairbanks, women being interviewed (June 27) (sound and silent), Governor Hammond being interviewed after a governors' conference (June 1975) (sound), community softball teams playing games, and a news story about area leagues and problems with softball fields (June 1975) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, bison hunt, Chena Hot Springs, baseball, snowmachines, Bike-A-Thon]
[KTVF news stories, bison hunt, Chena Hot Springs, baseball, snowmachines, Bike-A-Thon]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features a basketball game at the Patty Gym on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The University of Washington Huskies won over the University of Alaska Nanooks (January 16, 1970) (sound). The film also shows snowmobiles racing around a short track (the title of the segment is "North Pole snowmobiles") (February 7, 1970) (silent), men with rifles shooting at targets, bison running through the woods, men shooting and butchering a bison (1970) (silent), Chena Hot Springs Resort, reporter Larry Holmstrom talking about the history of the resort and the affects of the 1967 flood, owner Carl Wilson being interviewed about the new pool house he built (circ. May 1971) (sound), a ceremony at the Goldpanners baseball stadium in Fairbanks, men making announcements, teams running out onto the field (June 22, 1971) (silent), an Alaska Native elder being interviewed on the history of the Eskimo Olympics games, scenes from a ceremony at the Olympics (July 30, 1971) (sound), men in running shorts and t-shirts using axes to mark and clear a trail through the woods (September 15, 1971) (silent), snow machines lining up for a race off of Farmer's Loop Road north of Fairbanks, the winner of the race being interviewed, scenes following a snow machine accident (the segment is titled "North American Snow Machine Race 1972") (silent and sound), a safety awards ceremony at Joy Elementary School, ice cream being served to students (January 28, 1972). (sound), a man talking about budget issues at the 1972 United Good Neighbors Campaign ceremony (January 29, 1972) (sound), people riding in dogsleds, dog sled races, an announcer in a booth, spectators at the races (the segment is titled "old dog racing footage" and "dog sled races March 15, 1972") (silent and sound), people on bikes gathering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and riding to Nenana, bikers resting at the Nenana Civic Center, and bikers boarding a train (segment is titled "Bike-A-Thon") (June 1972) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Chitina, Riverboat Discovery II]
[KTVF news stories, Chitina, Riverboat Discovery II]
Some segments of this film have sound, and others are silent. Specific dates and titles were noted on some segments and are included here in parentheses. The footage includes views from a Winnebago camper as it drives along the highway, people swimming in a lake, boats and houses on a lake, a person water-skiing (July 10, 1972) (silent and sound), Liberty Falls Campground, a KTVF Winnebago camper, men and boys with fish, a Chitina sign, views of a road and buildings, a Chitina store, old vehicles, people dip-netting, a Pioneer Access Road sign, an old log church, hikers, old buildings (August 28, 1972) (sound), a man in a hard hat being interviewed about fighting a fire at the McKinley Park Hotel (no date) (sound), clouds and sunsets (August 1, 1972) (sound), Carpenter's Local 1243 on strike, picketers in front of a Tanana Valley Clinic construction site and married-student-housing site (August 1, 1972) (silent), United States Secretary of the Interior Morton speaking about progress on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline project (August 2, 1972) (sound), a small airplane taking off (August 2, 1972) (silent), Japanese men stepping off an Alaska Railroad train car (August 3, 1972) (silent), women holding up an award plaque, reception scenes (August 3, 1972) (segment is titled "Fohn-Hansen Award") (silent), a man being interviewed on the UAF campus about the similarities between Australia and Alaska (August 4, 1972) (segment is titled "Ambassador Plimsoll") (sound), exhibits at the University of Alaska museum (August 4, 1972) (silent), a man being presented with a gold key and a gold pass (August 4, 1972) (segment is titled "Barker Award") (silent), the Fairbanks railroad station, a pile of cabbages (August 4, 1972) (silent), and people boarding the Riverboat Discovery II on a fundraising tour for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. Aboard the boat, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Morton talks with Senator Stevens about the pipeline, conservation and development issues, jobs and population growth in Alaska, and hiring preferences on the pipeline project. Subsequent footage shows Captain Jim Binkley talking about the future of tourism and riverboats in Alaska (August 7, 1972) (sound), people viewing paintings (August 7, 1972) (segment is titled "Engles Art Show") (silent), firefighters battling a blaze in a burning house (August 8, 1972) (segment is titled "Grahhl Fire") (silent), Dr. William Wood and others speaking (August 9, 1972) (segment is titled "Reindeer Symposium") (silent), a man being interviewed about traffic flow on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus (August 9, 1972) (sound), buildings and satellite dishes, a man being interviewed (August 10, 1972) (segment is titled "Space Data Acquisition Facility") (sound), people boarding a small riverboat, river views, a Ronald McDonald clown entertaining children (August 9, 1972) (segment is titled "Openings/Fisher") (silent), protestors holding signs about a rent-raise at Birch Park housing (August 9, 1972) (silent), the construction of apartments, a health spa, a service station (August 12, 1972) (sound), circus trucks and a tent, circus animals (August 12, 1972) (silent), the M.B. Equipment Company building, and junk in a field (August 12, 1972) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, commercial outtakes, hang-gliding]
[KTVF news stories, commercial outtakes, hang-gliding]
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. This film contains outtake scenes from local Fairbanks commercials (title of segment is "Bloopers") (undated) (sound), views of a Winnebago vehicle equipped with broadcast gear and advertisements for Jim Thompson Ford driving around Fairbanks (segment is titled "Mini Winnie") (undated) (sound), time-lapse views of KTVF staff at work (segment is titled "Our Staff") (undated) (silent), a bride and groom, humorous scenes of a man on skis, an interview with a man at a softball game (untitled and undated segment) (silent and sound), and hang-gliders attempting to get airborne (August 27, 1975) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, construction, crime, Lathrop band]
[KTVF news stories, construction, crime, Lathrop band]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features road and dike construction (1976) (silent), aerial views of landscapes (1976) (silent), aerial views of the pipeline (1976) (silent), aerial views of pipeline construction (1976) (silent), outtakes from a western show (title of segment is "old movies") (undated) (sound), a KTVF news director speaking about the news department in a promotional spot, various reporters speaking from various locations (undated) (sound), a man cleaning up trash and driving a boat (title of segment is "Marlin Hewlit 1976 Primary Spots") (silent and sound), shots for a political ad (title of segment is "Jim O'Sullivan 1976 Primary") (silent), a story about water usage in a small community, Edith Tegoseak in her home kitchen, a man repairing plumbing, the president of the Association of Interior Eskimos speaking (title of segment is "Eskimo Village") (January 11, 1974) (sound), a newly constructed apartment building on Turner Street in Fairbanks (title of segment is "Wise Apartments") (January 14, 1974) (silent), views of damage to a small concrete block building, an ambulance at the scene (title of segment is "Explosion") (January 16, 1974) (silent), views of an ATCO trailer in a pipeyard (January 17, 1974) (silent), Joe Josephson of the Joint Federal State Land Use Planning Commission speaking at a banquet about the Native Claims Settlement Act (January 22, 1974) (sound), exterior and interior views of the new Goldstream Theater in Fairbanks, men installing seats in the theater (1974) (silent), a police captain being interviewed about organized crime in Fairbanks (January 23, 1974) (sound), a police chief being interviewed about the expected increase in Fairbanks's crime rates because of factors associated with pipeline construction (January 23, 1974) (sound), views of the Alaska National Bank of the North, reception at the bank, Frank Murkowski sitting at a desk, views of an office (1974) (silent), people at a meeting (title of segment is "Y.P.A.") (1974) (silent), scenes from a Lathrop High School band practice, the director of the Malemute Band being interviewed, and student and oboe player Carol being interviewed about a band trip (January 28, 1974) (sound and silent).
[KTVF news stories, construction, Yak Estates, traffic]
[KTVF news stories, construction, Yak Estates, traffic]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features State of Alaska Supervisors on strike, people picketing in front of the Department of Fish and Game building and other Fairbanks buildings (April 1976) (silent), people working in an office, senate bill files, maps on a wall (segment is titled "Legislative Information Office") (April 1976) (silent), a wrecked automobile near railroad tracks, a tow truck arriving (April 1976) (silent), a Yak Estates sign and buildings (April 1976) (silent), two men demonstrating theater makeup and costumes to a class (April 1976) (silent), a man speaking to a panel (Segment is titled "Handsome Sam") (April 14, 1976) (silent), a car lot, North Star Motors VW Repair and Parts shop, a sign indicating the shop was closed by order of the Attorney General's office (April 16, 1976) (silent), the opening ceremonies at the Market Basket store in North Pole, a man and women being interviewed (April 16, 1976) (sound), a story about Vietnamese refugees in America, Eglin Air Force Base (April 29, 1976) (silent and sound), the construction of a building (segment is titled "Old Folks Home") (May 4, 1976) (silent), carvings and baskets and other artifacts in drawers and on shelves in a museum, Col. Ben Eielson's generator in storage (May 1976) (silent), men working at a power plant, boilers (May 1976) (sound and silent), President Harding's railroad car on display at Alaskaland, interior and exterior views of the railroad car (May 1976) (silent), Golden Fleece Second Hand Store in Fairbanks (May 13, 1976) (silent), children watching the musical "The Sound of Music" being performed onstage (May 1976) (silent and sound), children and adults picking up roadside trash (May 1976) (silent), antique cars on display (May 1976) (silent), buildings and traffic, Big Bear Liquor Mart and other stores along the road (May 1976) (silent), army personnel picking up roadside trash (May 1976) (silent), traffic and roads, downtown Fairbanks, Airport Way in Fairbanks (May 1976) (silent), construction on a new school building (University Park Elementary School?) (May 1976) (silent), roads, aerial view of an industrial area in Fairbanks (May 1976) (silent), and people in lines at a government office (May 1976) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
[KTVF news stories, Cordova, 1977 mushers]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. Footage features views of a nighttime rocket launch (no date or description) (silent). Aerial views of Fort Wainwright (no date or description) (silent). A commercial for Nerland's Warehouse Store on Illinois Street with views of the furniture store and the downtown Fairbanks area (no date) (sound). An Alaska Railroad engine painted in a red, white and blue color scheme (no date or description) (silent). A woman interviews Moe Samuelson about his race boat (no date) (sound). Men and women at a pancake feed in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). A man demonstrates goldpanning to a crowd in a J.C. Penney's parking lot in Fairbanks (no date) (sound). Women try on Golden Days-style hats (no date) (sound). Ralph Migliaccio speaks about his candidacy for city council and about a failed Fairbanks water project and traffic problems (no date) (sound). Views of men and women at an airport baggage claim, trucker Sam Little among crowd of people, people waiting in line and holding Teamsters paperwork, airport scenes (segment is titled "Union Call and Airport") (no date) (silent). People go through a banquet line at potlatch, Native Dancing at Lathrop High School Gym (no date or description) (sound). Men and women speak at meeting about the borough assembly's cutting of the school budget (no date) (sound). Two girls congratulated by adults (segment is titled "Spelling Bee") (no date) (silent). Views of Cordova harbor and town streets, story about town's history and economic struggles (no date) (sound). Two KTVF promos (no date ) (sound). Aerial view of a road, sign at the road link-up site at the South Fork Koyukuk River Valley, pipeline workers celebrate (no date or description) (sound). Spectators watch as dog mushers start and end a race in Fairbanks (notes accompanying film identify Marvin Kockrine, Roxi Brooks Wood, and George Attla), mushers Carl Huntington and George Attla are interviewed (segment is titled "1977 Mushers") (sound). Woman is interviewed (segment is titled "Marge Pentland") (no date) (silent). Views of children and the elderly (segment is titled "Pioneer Home") (no date) (silent). A woman talks to a girl (segment is titled "SS - Mae and Kid") (no date) (silent). A woman talks on phone and performs office tasks (segment is titled SS - Receipt") (no date) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, downtown Fairbanks, North Star Terminal development plans]
[KTVF news stories, downtown Fairbanks, North Star Terminal development plans]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features a biologist tracking moose with a radio transmitter in a light airplane (December 11, 1973) (silent), interior views of the Chena Five power plant (December 12, 1973) (silent), a land auction in the Fairbanks North Star Borough being reported by Pat McGuire (no date) (sound), a commercial for Tommy's Elbow Room and the Firelite Room restaurant in Fairbanks (December 8, 1973) (silent), Phil Deicer interviewing developer Chuck Reese as he displays a model of the proposed North Star Terminal development (December 13, 1973) (sound), U.S. Army soldiers picketing in protest of the military making the Flame Lounge and French Quarter off limits to soldiers (December 15, 1973) (sound), Ernest Gruening signing his book "Many Battles" (December 18, 1973) (sound), a hamburger eating contest at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (December 19, 1973) (sound), reporter Larry Holmstrom interviewing Pat Patterson, Darwin Bruce, Roland Bonneville, Steve Berman, Russell Shinn, and Dick Randolph about their predictions for Fairbanks in 1974 (December 31, 1973) (sound), buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks including the University Museum, the University Commons, and the Wood Center (December 30, 1973) (silent), a group of people at a dinner party (January 8, 1974) (silent), teamsters picketing Independent Lumber (January 8, 1974) (silent), U.S. Senate candidate C.R. Lewis explaining his views (January 9, 1974) (sound), Cub Scouts picking up trash along the roadside (May 13, 1974) (silent), Burl Ives and Walter Hickel at Fairbanks International Airport (May 17, 1974) (silent), rescue workers in a riverboat using a crane to pull a car from the Chena River (May 21, 1974) (silent). Mr. Sarnoff speaking at the 1974 University of Alaska commencement in Fairbanks (May 20, 1974) (sound), animals at the Alaskaland zoo (May 22, 1974) (silent), firefighters fighting a fire in a small Fairbanks pawn shop (May 27, 1974) (silent), golfers at Arctic Acres Golf Course on Ft. Wainwright (July 12, 1974) (silent), a Golden Days fashion show (July 16, 1974) (silent), a Felix Pedro look-alike weighing a poke of gold during Golden Days festivities (July 16, 1974) (silent), Glenn Hackney in the Golden Days jail (July 16, 1974), Native Alaskan dancers at Alaskaland (no date) (silent), rubber boat races on the Chena River (no date) (silent), a Golden Days Parade (no date) (silent), an Airstream trailer caravan (no date) (silent), and nurses picketing the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (July 18, 1974) (silent).
[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, Fairbanks coal bunker, President Ford visits pipeline]
[KTVF news stories, Fairbanks coal bunker, President Ford visits pipeline]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film includes cars going in and out of a parking lot, a toll-booth, a sign with a list of fees (title of segment is "Penney's Parking Lot") (October 21, 1975) (silent), ATCO units and tractor trailers parked near a river and railroad, a voice-over story about the ways in which Healy-area coal is utilized in Interior Alaska (November 1975) (sound), coal bunkers, coal cars, a front end loader scooping coal, a Fairbanks power plant (no date) (silent), exterior views of a Fairbanks power plant, piles of coal (no date) (silent), army helicopters, soldiers in arctic gear, war games (no date) (silent), a Fairbanks power plant (no date) (silent), views of Alyeska's Fairbanks Highway Movement Center, asphalt being laid on a road bed, Fairbanks traffic (no date) (silent), people sleeping and waiting at the airport (no date) (silent), a power plant, a reporter talking about a crisis at GVEA (title of segment is "Power Shutdown") (November 20, 1975) (sound), interior and exterior views of a military hangar, a "Welcome Betty and Gerald" sign (no date) (silent), president Ford and Betty Ford stepping off of an airplane, Ford giving a speech and touring pipeline facilities (no date) (sound and silent), Yukon bridge construction (October 1975) (silent), icy streets and cars in Fairbanks (no date) (silent), jack-o-lanterns and Christmas trees on display (segment is titled "Pumpkins and Christmas") (October 30, 1975) (silent), a view of GVEA power plant facilities (segment is titled "GVEA Breakdown Power") (December 9, 1975) (silent), gas stations, road signs and traffic along Alaska highways in the Delta Junction area (no date) (silent). Christmas decorations are displayed on utility poles (no date) (silent). Sewage treatment plant in Fairbanks (segment is titled "Sewage Plant") (December 1, 1975) (silent), an Alaska Air National Guard hangar and aircraft (no date) (silent), a man being interviewed about the economic future of Delta Junction in a post-pipeline-construction era (December 1975) (sound), a group of women being interviewed about the future of the Delta Junction area (no date) (sound), and firefighters walking around a school to examine fire and water damage (title of segment is "One of Elementary School Fires - Summer 1975 - outs") (1975) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, Fairbanks housing and traffic, smokejumpers]
[KTVF news stories, Fairbanks housing and traffic, smokejumpers]
Some segments of film contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film features men being interviewed about the housing shortage in Fairbanks and borough rezoning efforts that would regulate boarding houses, the borough mayor being interviewed (June 1975) (sound and silent), a reporter touring facilties used by the BLM smokejumpers (June 1975) (poor sound), Fairbanks mobile home park scenes (June 1975) (silent), a machine called the "Kar Killer" being used to crush junk cars (June 1975) (sound), a military representative being interviewed about the Chena Flood Control project (June 24, 1975) (sound), bystanders watching as a body is pulled from the Chena River (June 1975) (silent), the NASA Ames Research Center and high altitude views of a large city (June 1975) (silent), the groundbreaking ceremony for the Fairbanks Federal Building (July 23, 1975) (sound), a man being interviewed about the (Pan-Am) airline service to Fairbanks (July 14, 1975) (sound), banquet scenes (July 14, 1975) (poor sound), animals at the Alaskaland zoo (July 14, 1975) (silent), Fairbanks neighborhood scenes (July 15, 1975) (silent), rainy downtown Fairbanks scenes (July 15, 1975) (silent), the NOAA Gilmore Creek Facility (July 16, 1975) (silent), Disneyland's construction in California (July 17, 1975) (sound), an Air Force C-5 cargo airplane loaded with luggage and equipment (July 19, 1975) (silent), a police officer and "Safety Bear" meeting with children to talk about summer safety (July 19, 1975) (sound), an interview with the city manager of Juneau about the possible impact of moving the capital (July 29, 1975) (sound), men in Revolutionary War and Civil War costumes, a choir singing (July 25, 1975) (sound), athlete Jesse Owens being interviewed by a Fairbanks reporter (July 25, 1975) (sound), aerial views of wildfire (July 1975) (silent), a small airplane overturned near Fort Wainwright (July 1975) (silent), traffic on Lathrop Street (July 1975) (silent), traffic on Cushman Street (July 4, 1975) (silent), and scenes of various old Fairbanks cabins (July 31, 1975) (silent).
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
[KTVF news stories, fires, proposed gas pipeline, Fairbanks growth]
Some segments contain a soundtrack, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The film includes construction workers tearing apart the old St. Joseph's Hospital, interior and exterior views of the hospital (April 1975) (silent), poll workers, voters, voting booths (April 1975) (silent), roadside litter in Fairbanks (May 13, 1975) (silent), views of the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks as the river nears floodstage (May 13, 1975) (silent), a fire destroying Chatanika Lodge (May 15, 1975) (silent), crews putting out fires on an electric line (May 12, 1975) (silent), the tripod on the Tanana River in Nenana, water flowing, an "Ice Pool" hut (May 10, 1975) (silent), firefighters battling a blaze on top of the Northward Building in Fairbanks (May 31, 1975) (silent), U.S. Senator Mike Gravel being interviewed about the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline, D2 land withdrawals, Alaska's growing population (May 29, 1975) (sound), kids registering bicycles, the bikes being inspected, kids participating in a bike safety course (May 30, 1975) (silent), a group of men listening to people speak (May 27, 1975) (silent), crowded campground scenes, men being interviewed, a discussion about pipeline workers who live in campgrounds (May 24, 1975) (sound), airport scenes, a man being greeted (May 1975) (silent), a nighttime fire at Van Horn Lodge, firefighters battling a large blaze (May 1975) (silent), the teamsters building, traffic on a street (May 1975) (silent), aerial views of the Chena River (and overflow near Moss Creek Dam), water pouring over a road (silent), people standing in a line being interviewed (sound), Prudhoe Bay area scenes, caribou, waterfowl, research area signs, aerial views of mountains, arctic gas pipeline maps (May 8, 1975) (silent), borough landfill scenes, a man being interviewed about the future of the landfill (June 9, 1975) (sound), a building fire at Miller Machinery, people carrying out belongings, firefighters and a bulldozer (June 6, 1975) (sound), post office scenes, a story about a shortage of post office boxes and postal workers (June 6, 1975) (sound), and construction projects in the Fairbanks area (June 3, 1975) (sound).