Alaska Film Archives

[KTVF television news stories from Fairbanks during 1974 and 1975]
[KTVF television news stories from Fairbanks during 1974 and 1975]
Footage includes the construction of the new State Building on Eighth Avenue (9/21/74), a United Way campaign (9/24/74), Hawaiian dancers in a bank lobby (9/24/74), men walking geese down Second Avenue on leashes (9/28/74), a mock fashion show, people on the street are being asked if Alaska should be independent (9/17/74), a small plane crash followed by an ambulance wreck on Airport Road (9/23/74), Paul Harvey speaking at a banquet (9/22/74), people on a street commenting about current election campaigns (11/4/74), Pioneers Home residents Charlie Creamer, Ilene Ferguson, Warren Taylor, Amelia Hero, and Richard Callahan being interviewed about pipeline construction (11/10/74), footage of the Doyon building under construction (11/10/74), a night time baseball game between the Pirates from Hawaii and the Goldpanners, Lathrop High School basketball scrimmage, a women's softball game, horseshoe pitching, the N.C. Machinery Company building (3/8/75), an unidentified Alaska Native man being interviewed about the annual Fairbanks Native Association potlatch, and people being asked if they believe in leprechauns (3/17/75).
[KTVF television news stories, footage and political commercials from 1974 to 1977]
[KTVF television news stories, footage and political commercials from 1974 to 1977]
Footage and news stories include the christening of the ARCO Juneau (5/18/74), a tracked vehicle unloading a large building from a barge in Prudhoe Bay (1974), the christening of the ARCO Anchorage (5/75), Granny Hamme commercials for the Pantry Market (silent), a swimming pool at Chuck Reese's home, workers flooding ice on the Yukon River while building an ice bridge (1974), Five-Mile Camp (1974), an Alaska International Air C-130 Hercules cargo plane being loaded then flown to the North Slope and unloaded (1974), the Sheldon Jackson Museum and college buildings, Jim O'Sullivan campaign commercials featuring scenes of Alaska International Air C-130 Hercules operations and Weaver Brothers trucking operations, Ted Lehne city council campaign commercials and outtakes (1977), the Fairbanks City Manager talking about transportation development, a commercial for Direct Distance Dialing (the first time callers in Fairbanks could direct dial long distance without going through an operator), and Jules Tileston speaking about planning issues involving land used by the oil industry.
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1972 - 1]
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1972 - 1]
This film includes Reporter Phil Deisher interviewing candidate for U.S. Congress Don Young, reporter Ted Lehne interviewing John Boulette about an on-going public works dispute in North Pole (2/5/72), reporter Ted Lehne interviewing North Pole Mayor Wright about utility issues (2/5/72), people testifying about air pollution, Ernie Carter speaking about the pollution control plan, a weather service story where employees joke around, a welfare hearing, Dr. Maurice Bender talking about the Arctic Health Research Center, reporter Phil Deisher interviewing a Keim boy about a story he sold, and a man testing vehicle emissions.
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1972 - 2]
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1972 - 2]
Footage includes firemen fighting the Nordale Hotel fire on Second Avenue at night (2/23/72), an interview with a fire survivor (2/24/72), workers searching hotel rubble din the daytime, the body of a hotel fire victim being removed (2/28/72), Mayor Julian Rice talking about the Arctic Winter Games (2/28/72), President Richard M. Nixon at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage (2/28/72), Fairbanks pollution hearings (silent) (2/25/72), Larry Holmstrom interviewing workers at the Fairbanks landfill (2/26/72), and reporter Tom Jensen interviewing Mr. Purdy about the Arctic Winter Games (2/28/72).
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1973]
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1973]
Stories and footage include Boy Scouts participating in Scout-O-Rama at Alaskaland, Judge Rabinowitz speaking at a Kiwanis meeting (4/30/73), a Chamber of Commerce meeting (4/10/73), children playing in water during break-up (4/11/73), people in a church (4/12/73), people riding a horse and buggy (4/14/73), students working at the Career Extension Center and staff members being interviewed (4/14/73), a reporter examining vehicles available for auction at 6-mile surplus (4/14/73), a Chamber of Commerce meeting (4/17/73), school students reviewing pollution monitoring equipment in Fairbanks (4/21/73), Mr. McFarland being interviewed about Dr. Hiatt coming to the University of Alaska (5/19/73), the new McKinley Park Hotel under construction (5/19/73), people at a banquet (5/19/73), Dr. and Mrs. Wood receiving a clock at a luncheon (5/19/73), German travellers in a Volkswagen bus on a 30,000 mile road test (6/1/73), a track meet at Ft. Wainwright, Ted Lehne interviewing Native elder Frank[?] at Evansville near Bettles about life in Old Bettles and Evansville (6/4/73), pedestrian overpass construction over Airport Way at Lathrop High School (6/5/73), an Alaska Railroad depot with a train arriving in Fairbanks (6/5/73), people at a meeting, medical supplies, Dr. Kaufmann of the AMA being interviewed (6/8/73), a log cabin under construction on Noble street (6/9/73), USDA officials at UAF (6/19/73), Chuck Smith's retirement (6/20/73), a fire at the Northward building (6/27/73), fire department equipment, and people enjoying summer weather (6/30/73).
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1977, Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
[KTVF television raw footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1977, Alyeska pipeline start-up raw footage from 1977]
Footage includes children in North Pole collecting bags of aluminum cans, vandalized airplanes at Alaskaland (5/10/77), police cars and a Loomis truck in downtown Fairbanks (5/2/77), a damaged guard-rail by the MUS Power Plant, motorcycles in a parking lot (5/18/77), an accident between two motorcycles and a car (6/8/77), murals in downtown buildings (6/9/77), traffic on Fairbanks streets (6/14/7)7, a U-2 aircraft from NASA taking off in Fairbanks (6/15/77), construction equipment at a gravel pit (6/16/77), traffic and businesses along University Avenue and Geist Road (6/16/77), highlights from a Goldpanner baseball game (6/15/77), an unidentified man being interviewed about vandalism at 12 Mile Village (sound), Midnight Sun Sale scenes in downtown Fairbanks, Peger Road Bridge construction over the Chena River (6/20/77), Dr. Darch of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company announcing the start-up of the pipeline (sound) (6/20/77), Jim Kowalski speaking about environmental concerns related to pipeline construction (sound) (6/20/77), University Car Care Center, people flying remote control model airplanes (6/11/77), and construction of the Hamme pool (6/22/77).
[KTVF television raw footage from 1976]
[KTVF television raw footage from 1976]
Footage includes a women's cross country race on the University of Alaska's West Ridge (9/4/76), Bentley Mall construction (10/14/76), Steese Expressway bridge construction (10/76), the closure of Nenana Highway at the College Road intersection (10/76), flowers at Creamer's Refuge (10/76), school children making puppets (10/76), buildings at the University (9/76), traffic and people on Second Avenue in Fairbanks (9/76), construction and traffic around Fairbanks (9/76), the Federal Building on Cushman Street (9/3/76), a North Pole Jr.-Sr. High School classrooms (11/76), Fairbanks buildings and street scenes (11/76), naturalized citizens waving flags (11/18/76), a military parachute drop at Ft. Wainwright (11/16/76), a woman operating a chemical analyzer (11/26/76), firefighters training at night (12/2/76), an Alaska Railroad crossing in Fairbanks (12/2/76), children at a Christmas play (12/76), University of Alaska instructors picketing (12/76), controls and boilers at the M.U.S. power plant (12/76), workers at the Fairbanks Rehabilitation Association (12/76), buildings and scenes at Ft. Wainwright (1976), a firefighter competition (1976), oil spill tests (1976), dead wolves being examined in a laboratory (1976), experiments in the UAF Arctic Health Building (1976), and the interior and exterior of the M.U.S. powerplant (8/18/76).
[Lee Salisbury teaches speech for the classroom teacher, tape 4]
[Lee Salisbury teaches speech for the classroom teacher, tape 4]
AAF-13179 is a 1/2-inch open reel videotape labeled "Speech 371 - Speech for the Classroom Teacher Spring 1973 Tape IV - Lee Salisbury" on the front of the case and "Lee Salisbury Speech 371 U of A Tape #4 March 20, 1973" on the reel. It contains scenes of University of Alaska Fairbanks instructor Lee Salisbury lecturing.
[Lee Salisbury teaches speech for the classroom teacher, tape 5]
[Lee Salisbury teaches speech for the classroom teacher, tape 5]
AAF-13180 is a 1/2-inch open reel videotape labeled "Speech 371 - Speech for the Classroom Teacher Spring 1973 Tape V - Lee Salisbury" on the front of the case and "Speech for Classroom Teacher, Sp. 371 Lee Salisbury Tape #5 " on the reel. It contains scenes of University of Alaska Fairbanks instructor Lee Salisbury lecturing.
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 1]
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 1]
Footage includes scenes from the Fairbanks 1947 Ice Carnival (Winter Carnival) parade, sled dog races, the 1947 Chena River break-up and flooding (possibly 1948), snowshoe baseball, and Jeff Studdert with a 37-dog team during 1957
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 4]
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 4]
Footage includes the Fairbanks Ice Carnival (Winter Carnival) in 1947, the ice carnival parade, sled dog races, the 1947 Chena River break-up and flooding (possibly 1948), snowshoe baseball, and Jeff Studdert with a 37-dog team in 1957.
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 5]
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 5]
Footage features ALCAN travel in 1946 (?) and the 1946 Fairbanks Ice Carnival.
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 6]
[Lou and Ruth McCoy collection 6]
Footage includes the Maclaren River Lodge on the Denali Highway as well as a parade and sled dog races in Fairbanks.
[Miscellaneous commercials]
[Miscellaneous commercials]
Footage includes scenes and outtakes from commercials for United Way, Sourdough Heating, Fairbanks Security Service, and Arctic Pancake House (undated) (silent).
[My Hometown – Fairbanks, Alaska]
[My Hometown – Fairbanks, Alaska]
This reel was made by combining two smaller reels. The original cans and reels are labeled: “Fairbanks U of A Exp.” and “Fairbanks High School.” Footage includes: a title screen reading “My Home Town Fairbanks Alaska;” a panoramic view of downtown Fairbanks, likely shot from the top of the Polaris Building, including views of the Cushman Street bridge, Samson’s Hardware, The Big I building, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the coal bunkers, Slaterville homes, Griffin Park ball field and ice rink, the Wendell Street bridge, downtown Fairbanks homes, the Northward Building, downtown Fairbanks looking south, the Wendell Street bridge again, and the buildings and power plant at Ladd Air Force Base (now Fort Wainwright); Fairbanks homes and flowers; the Travelers Inn sign and building; views of downtown from the Cushman Street bridge; the Fairbanks Golf and Country Club building, golfers, and archers with bows and arrows on the golf course; a downtown Fairbanks house in flames, Fairbanks Fire Department fighting the fire, and many people watching the large blaze; a large building; a person in a chef hat; children playing with a baby moose; cows at Creamer’s Dairy in Fairbanks; the University of Alaska sign and buildings, including the Geophysical Institute, Constitution Hall, campus housing, Wickersham Hall, the Brooks Building, Harriet Hess Hall, the Eielson Memorial Building, the Patty Gym, and others; more Fairbanks homes and yards; the Polaris Building and Northward Building in downtown Fairbanks; an Island Homes sign and homes and gardens; a sign for Vegetable Variety Trials (the experimental gardens at the university?), and a garden with cabbages, kohlrabi, rutabagas, corn, squash, lettuce, zucchini, peas, and grains; farm fields, people harvesting potatoes, men posing next to bags of potatoes, a man driving a tractor in a farm field, and more views of potato harvesting and fields; a summer parade in downtown Fairbanks with several marching bands; an airshow with people looking at military aircraft on display, military groups marching in formation, and military aircraft in flight; and scenes of downhill skiing.
[Pedro monument rededication]
[Pedro monument rededication]
The original Betamax videotape is labeled “Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 4, Pedro Monument Rededication Speech by Everett W. Patton July 22, 1983.” The video contains scenes of a man speaking at the site of the Felix Pedro monument, which was erected in 1947 at mile 16 of the Steese Highway near Fairbanks.
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
[Raft race, Pump Station 8 fire survivors, 1971 Miss Alaska, women's titles]
Footage includes rafts on the Tanana River during the Raft Race of 1971; survivors of the Pump Station 8 explosion and fire being interviewed in the hospital in 1977; winners of the 1971 Miss Fairbanks and Miss Alaska contest; and Nancy Mendenhall, Sandra Stringer, Bonnie McCorkendale (?), Rose Stanley, and Sonny Carpenter being asked about how they prefer to be addressed.
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
[Stewart Rothman Family films, rocket launch, camping, 2nd Avenue, winter carnival]
This video contains footage of a rocket launch, someone driving a covered all-terrain vehicle through snowy woods, dog mushing, scenic views of a lake, a family walking by a lake in fall, trailer park houses, a woman, a baby walking, a man playing with a dog, Second Avenue neon signs at night in Fairbanks, Eielson Air Force Base buildings, winter scenery, a little girl in a front yard in summer, a woman gardening, views of a lake, two men with multiple cameras filming scenery, a family starting a fire in winter, dog mushing races, children riding in a dog sled, snowshoe races, a blanket toss, sled dogs, a parade in winter with marching soldiers, floats, and clowns, a family on the steps of a building, a close-up of a small baby, a child playing in snow, aerial views of mountains, an army helicopter, and men fishing in winter.
[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.
[Trucker in Fairbanks]
[Trucker in Fairbanks]
A man gets into a Sourdough Freight Lines truck and drives through Fairbanks (several takes).
[UAF campus views]
[UAF campus views]
Footage includes students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks walking in front of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, the Wood Center, Wickersham Hall, and the Gruening Building.