Alaska Film Archives

[KTVF television Alaskan news footage from 1976]
[KTVF television Alaskan news footage from 1976]
Footage includes a display of arctic equipment used by the U.S. Army (1/22/76), the exterior and interior of a building under construction during winter (1/22/76), a construction site for Bentley Mall (1/15/76), picketers in front of a BIA office (1/76), ash on snow by the M.U.S. power plant (1/76), crowds on Second Avenue (1976), prostitutes on Second Avenue (1976), soldiers and equipment during a "Jack Frost" military training exercise (1/22/76), a display of arctic equipment used by the U.S. Army, Alaska Native soldiers with snow machines during a "Jack Frost" training exercise, a gift being presented to an unidentified military officer and the officer speaking about the U.S. Army's role in Alaska (1/76), soldiers in the field during a "Jack Frost" exercise (1/76), teamster picketers in front of N.C. Machinery (1/76), a United Way banquet (1/22/76), utility workers working on a power pole, a National Weather Service office (1/76), a Boeing 747 that was damaged during landing at Fairbanks International Airport (2/76), buildings and refinery construction in North Pole (2/76), taxi cabs in downtown Fairbanks during winter (2/10/76), a man pointing out layers of ash in snow near the M.U.S. power plant and views of smoke from the plant (2/6/76), and University of Alaska buildings and students (2/18/76).
[KTVF television footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1976]
[KTVF television footage and news stories from Fairbanks during 1976]
Footage and stories include a ground-breaking ceremony (6/76), cars parking along Second Avenue (6/76), building construction, a parking garage on Barnette street (6/76), an Alaska Railroad train with a bicentennial engine arriving in Fairbanks and students from Bethel departing on a U.S. Army bus, Tom Reidenhower (?) of Independent Lumber explaining insulating houses in Alaska and using vapor barriers (6/30/76), a man looking at a Capital Site Selection book (6/28/76), telephone switching equipment at Municipal Utilities System with workers on the job (6/76), men looking at weather equipment and launching a weather balloon (5/24/76), a raft race on the Chena River, preparations at the Alaska State Fair, workers digging out sections of the pipeline to repair welds (7/76), people boarding and riding a new borough bus (8/76), building construction (8/76), a CPR and first aid class (3/22/76), a meeting in Schaible auditorium at UAF (8/76), Fairbanks Emergency Services Patrol assisting drunks and bars in downtown Fairbanks (8/76), construction of the Borough Building on Fifth Avenue (8/76), and Steese Expressway and Chena River bridge construction.
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1971]
Footage contains several news stories and silent footage from 1971. In order, the segments are: reporter Larry Carpenter reporting on the dedication of the Lawrence Irving building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (8/12/71), silent footage of Captain McQueen of the Alaska State Troopers (8/13/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on flooding at seven and a half mile on Old Richardson with resident E. R. Riddle (8/14/71), reporter Phil Deisher reporting on a firemen's competition, silent footage showing a motorcycle and automobile accident site (8/17/71), an unidentified speaker talking about pollution in waterways (8/17/71), the official ground-breaking for a Mormon church in Fairbanks (8/17/71), U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Westmoreland talking about the military's impact on the environment in Alaska and being questioned by Ted Lehne (8/19/71), and Westmoreland speaking about the strategic importance of Alaska (8/17/71). The final story, which is by reporter Larry Carpenter, is about the dedication of the new wing of the Arctic Health Research Center on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Senator Ted Stevens speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication, and Congressman Nick Begich speaking at the Arctic Health Research Center dedication (8/21/71).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1974]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from 1974]
Footage includes a ground breaking ceremony for the King 8 Motel on Lathrop Street and Airport Road on 6/19/74, a Goldpanners baseball game, and an interview with coach Jim Dietz by reporter Chuck Benson on 6/19/74.
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1974]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1974]
Footage includes the exterior and interior of the Continental Delicatassen (1/28/74), a story about the 1973 United Way campaign and footage from the annual banquet at the Travelers Inn (1/29/74), Fairbanks houses and streets during extremely cold weather, a story about the French-British supersonic transport Concorde arriving in Fairbanks for cold-weather tests (1/20/74), an unidentified speaker at an unidentified meeting (2/7/74), a story about laser equipment being used to determine air quality in Fairbanks (2/8/74), a story about the State Labor Office in Fairbanks with an interview in which James O'Rourke talks about job seekers coming for the pipeline construction (2/9/74), an unidentified man speaking at a banquet (2/23/74), a businessmen's dog sled race on Second Avenue (2/23/74), totem carvers and other artists (2/23/74), a story about the Republican Party meeting at which Congressman Bob Michaels speaks and a Democratic party meeting at which Mayor H.A. "Red" Boucher wears an Indian headdress and speaks briefly, a classroom with small children and a teacher (2/25/74), an ambulance and firefighters at a house fire (2/25/74), Mr. Johnston talking about the Alaska Railroad budget (2/28/74), Jerry Ostrow speaking about a liquor license for the Blue Marlin Restaurant on College Rd, University of Alaska President Hiatt speaking about programs at the facility (3/1/74), Chena View Hotel on First Avenue being christened by a woman breaking a bottle of champagne on a corner (3/5/74), real estate offices in Fairbanks (3/8/74), cats being judged at a cat show (4/74), Superintendant Chuck Smith talking about a shift plan for Lathrop High School during pipeline construction (4/9/74), views of lots, apartments, housing, and aerial views (4/10/74), City Councilman Bob Parsons talking about a crime report, Judge Hugh Connelly speaking briefly, attorney Dick Madsen (?) speaking (4/10/74), and children racing at Hunter School (4/18/74).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1976]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1976]
Footage and stories include U.S. Army helicopters and U.S. Air Force jets on display, a mechanic inside a jet engine (5/6/76), a fireman practicing with ladder truck (5/6/76), the interior of the M.U.S. powerplant on First Avenue (5/76), smokejumpers practicing jumping from a tower and parachuting from an airplane, people standing in line in at the DMV (?) (5/76), U.S. Army activities including a camp, soldiers, and helicopters (winter 1976), children and adults looking at a military aircraft and hardware on display at Ft. Wainwright (5/76), views of Culinary, Laborers, and Teamsters Union Halls (5/76), runners at a race that begins on Ft. Wainwright (6/76), the wood foundation of a house under construction (6/17/76), the interior of apartments in poor condition (6/76), modular apartment building construction (6/76), Steese Expressway construction (6/76), a military ceremony on Ft. Wainwright (6/76), a ground-breaking ceremony behind Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (6/76), firemen inspecting a hole in the roof of a welding shop following an explosion (6/29/76), a ground breaking ceremony for the Noel Wien Library (6/76), taxi cabs in Fairbanks and at the airport (6/76), license plates on cars (6/76), police responding to a traffic accident (6/10/76), dead spruce trees along Miller Hill Road (6/10/76), and modular apartment construction scenes (6/10/76).
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1977]
[KTVF television news stories and footage from Fairbanks during 1977]
Footage includes Jim Kowalski explaining why lawsuits were filed against construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, radio announcer Chuck Benson being arrested by Golden Days marshals (7/21/77), a charged with bombing the pipeline being taken into a court building by police (7/27/77), picketers at Green Construction Company (7/27/77), Ben Harding speaking about the development of a natural gas line in Alaska, North Star Borough Mayor John Carlson speaking about the development of a natural gas line in Alaska, a fire at Pump Station (8 7/8/77), a speaker at the D-2 land hearings (7/18/77), a leak in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline with oil on the Tundra (7/29/77), Ted Lehne reporting on the pipeline leak (7/20/77), aerial views of Prudhoe Bay and the leak in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (7/20/77), a rededication of the Pedro Monument (7/22/77), a Felix Pedro look-alike weighing a poke of gold, a crane putting in bleachers for a Golden Days parade, artists working outdoors at craft booths, the Golden Days Jail, and Golden Days activities.
[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 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).
[Lecture on shamanism]
[Lecture on shamanism]
AAF-13168 is a 1/2-inch open reel videotape with the label torn off. It contains scenes of a man lecturing about shamanism in the Bering Sea area, shamanism in general, and medicine practices.
[Lecture on the teaching of reading]
[Lecture on the teaching of reading]
AAF-13178 is a 1/2-inch open reel videotape labeled "ED 331 - Teaching of Reading, no date Tape VII - Ann Gillian." An instructor talks about linguistics and the teaching of reading. In the final two minutes, another presenter talks about rural education in Alaska and how regional high schools might slow the out-migration of young people from villages to cities.
[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.
[Legislator Andy Warwick interviews fisherman Dick Eliason and pipeline worker]
[Legislator Andy Warwick interviews fisherman Dick Eliason and pipeline worker]
Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The film features a man (Andy Warwick) interviewing a fisherman (Dick Eliason) aboard a fishing boat, scenes of mountains and a bay, Sitka's shoreline in the distance, Alaska legislator Andy Warwick being interviewed, a man and a woman with a baby being interviewed in their home (Andy Warwick and wife Judy with reporter Larry), men talking about fisheries' issues in Alaska including the 200-Mile Limit (Andy Warwick and Dick Eliason aboard Eliason's boat), a man in a hardhat being interviewed about diesel fuel storage tanks made out of discarded sections of pipeline, and outtakes from Andy Warwick's campaign materials.
[Lewis Gibson films 3]
[Lewis Gibson films 3]
AAF-13919 was filmed in 1971 and is labeled, “Chena River, Discovery I and II, Speed Boat Race, Chena Hot Springs Pool, Davidson Ditch, Alaskaland, Forty Mile Area, Old Husky on Wheels, Buffalo Crossing Road, 1971.” The film contains scenes of the Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler in Fairbanks, views from along the Chena River, speedboats racing on the river, an indoor pool at Chena Hot Springs, old cabins and abandoned mining equipment, a man near Davidson Ditch, Alaska Railroad Engine 1 at Alaskaland, a sign for Fortymile Resource Management Area, a dredge, men riding small tracked vehicles through tall grass, mountain scenery, and bison near the roadside.
[Lewis Gibson films 4]
[Lewis Gibson films 4]
AAF-13920 was filmed in 1971 and is labeled, “Wildlife, Chena River, Riverboat Discovery Tour, Alaskaland, Downtown Fairbanks, 1971.” The film contains scenes of tourists and sites during a Riverboat Discovery tour near Fairbanks, flowers on the University of Alaska campus, bird skin and gut parkas at the university museum, animal mounts at the museum, more scenes from Riverboat Discovery tours, Alaskaland scenes including gold panning and cabins, a fanboat on the river, fishwheels on the river, looking north on Cushman Street in downtown Fairbanks, the Penneys building and parking lot, traffic on Second Avenue in Fairbanks, the Chena River, the Chamber of Commerce building and other buildings along the Chena River, and bars and cafes along First Avenue in downtown Fairbanks.
[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.
[Lounsbury film collection 1]
[Lounsbury film collection 1]
Footage includes children, rotary snow plow, men outside F.E. company building, downtown Fairbanks, a dredge, Pacific Alaskan Airways (PAA) hangar and people leaving, the Cleary City Post Office, people posing, Billy Roots bus (?), Cleary Summit roadhouse, men with a caterpillar tractor, small cat train in front of Service motors, Fairbanks streets, Jimmie Mattern signing autographs at PAA Hangar at Weeks Field, Mattern's airplane “Texan” and Russian flying boat at Weeks Field during search for Sigismund Levanevsky, people departing Fairbanks on Alaska Railroad (ARR), Richardson Highway Transportation Company bus, steamship travel in Southeast, a gold dredge and thaw field, MST Company bus , boys at Fox, woman with a horse at Cleary Summit roadhouse, a boy with shovel, Chena River spring break-up, dog races, Sigrid Seppala wearing parka, Winter Carnival Parade, and dog races.
[Lounsbury film collection 3]
[Lounsbury film collection 3]
This footage includes travel outside of Alaska including a Rose Bowl parade. Alaska footage features railroad travel, a tent camp in Mt. McKinley National Park and activity at camp, sled dog races on the Chena River, sled dog demonstrations, a Fairchild 71 on skis and pilot Ed Young, Russian Junkers arriving in Fairbanks March 1931 carrying the body of Ben Eielson, a funeral procession in Fairbanks carrying the body of Ben Eielson to the Railroad Depot, road travel, a chained bear, bison and sheep at the University of Alaska, a hydraulic giant, a bi-plane in Fairbanks with pilot A.A. Bennett (?), aerial views of Fairbanks, Alaska railroad train travel, a sternwheeler in Nenana, U.S. Army Pilot Captain Hoyt in Fairbanks and hand-propping an airplane, riverboat travel, houses and yards in Fairbanks, and a summer parade in Fairbanks at which Mayor Rothenburg of Fairbanks hands flowers to George Lounsbury's mother Fay Jennings. Additional footage (from Johnny Repo) includes a canoe, a small mining operation and a cabin, moving mining equipment by barges marked as Florence and Alyum Mining Co., moving a dragline, a group of men outside the roadhouse in Wiseman with a man getting a haircut, people crossing the mouth of Wiseman Creek in boats during break-up on the Koyukuk, rowing and paddling on a river, cutting wood, a Wien Alaska Pilgrim airplane at a landing strip, a Wien airplane on a landing strip with pilot Tony Schultz, cabins at a creek, assembling dredge, flying boat Sikorsky S-42 (?), Glass Flying Service in Valdez, Ford Tri-Motor taking off from Valdez, a winter storm in Valdez, airplanes in Valdez from different companies including Lyle, Mirow and Reeve, a Pilgrim airplane on skis taking off, aerial views of mountains and a gold camp, a J-2 (?) Piper taking off, a Jim Dodson aircraft, break-up on an unidentified river, Wiseman (?), a man sawing firewood, men building a cabin, men whipsawing lumber, a mining operation with a dragline and hydraulic giants, a large dead bull moose being hauled off, a caterpillar pulling a small building, an aircraft, and aerial views of Fairbanks and mining operation. According to George Lounsbury in 2014, AAF-9547 begins with films shot by George Lounsbury's grandfather, Mr. Jennings, on a trip out of Alaska to buy a new Buick automobile. At approximately 7 minutes into the reel is a scene of Alice Nordale with Cap Lathrop, who wore a bill cap. About 20 minutes into the reel, there are scenes of a canoe and mining operations, and those films were shot by Johnny Repo (sp?). Scenes of airplanes in Valdez came from film obtained by the Lounsbury family through Bob Reeves. The final part of the reel, beginning with aerial views and then a color shot of the Ophir area, are films from Johnny Repo (sp?).
[Lounsbury film collection 4]
[Lounsbury film collection 4]
AAF-10856 includes aerial views of Nome, the Nome waterfront, aerial views of the Seward peninsula, a mining operation, a truck pulling a long length of pipe, Mirow Air Service Loening flying boat airplane, a dredge operating on the Seward peninsula, a Pacific Alaska Airways Lockheed Electra, a Caterpillar and power shovel working at a placer gold mining operation, men cleaning up gold in a sluice box, various views of placer mining operations, a small riverboat, brief views of Palmer, a hard rock mining operation in Hatcher Pass, an aerial tramway operating, an Alaska Railroad bus on rails, aerial views of Copper Center (?), aerial views of Fairbanks, a Northern Commercial Caterpillar shop on Second Avenue in Fairbanks, the interior of an office, railroad travel and family scenes, Ice Carnival Parades in Fairbanks, Ice Carnival dog races and activities on the Chena River (during 1940, 1946, and 1950), a barge trip with the riverboats Idler and Mudhen taking barges with Caterpillars and other equipment, and a Cat train during winter hauling freight through a wooded area and cross country to Wiseman. Additional film has suffered water damage. Footage includes Lounsbury boys, a village along the ocean, family and farm scenes taken outside of Alaska, winter scenes in Fairbanks, boys shoveling off a roof and playing in snow, and a family posing for photos. According to George Lounsbury, approximately the first 30 minutes are Dan Lhamon and Rod Wolff films ending with the parade sequence. The next approximately 15 minutes are Johnny Repo (sp?) and Walter Rasmussen (sp?) films beginning with the boat sequence and ending with views of the Third Rail at Wiseman. The remainder of the reel is Lounsbury family films beginning with footage of a mine at Ester Dome and scenes at Kotzebue followed by a family visit to Iowa.
[Lounsbury film collection 5]
[Lounsbury film collection 5]
AAF-10857 footage includes people on Fairbanks streets including Joe Croon with a bowtie, people on a bus, a bus trip on Steese Highway during winter, children on a street, men outside of the F.E. Company building, a rotary snowplow in operation, Ice Carnival or Winter Carnival parade floats, winter bus travel, Fairbanks street scenes, a woman with puppies, men outside a building, a woman with a baby, men with a dead wolf, men outside of Billy Root's Transportation Company office in Chatanika (?), people standing next to a bus, men pushing a car at a gas station, cars and trucks along a road, men outside of the F.E. Company building, people posing on Fairbanks streets, trucks travelling along a road during winter, a crowd lining Cushman Street and sled dog teams, Leonhard Seppala, and a Caterpillar plowing a road. According to George Lounsbury, these are Dan Lhamon and Rod Wolff films.
[Lounsbury film collection 7]
[Lounsbury film collection 7]
Footage includes aerial views of Nome; the Nome waterfront; aerial views of Seward peninsula; a mining operation; a truck pulling a long length of pipe; a Mirow Air Service Loening flying boat airplane; a dredge operating on Seward peninsula; a Pacific Alaska Airways Lockheed Electra; a Caterpillar and power shovel working at a placer gold mining operation; men cleaning up gold in a sluice box; various views of a working placer mining operation; a small riverboat; brief views of Palmer; a hard rock mining operation in Hatcher Pass; an aerial tramway operating; an Alaska Railroad bus on rails; aerial views of Copper Center (?); aerial views of Fairbanks; a Northern Commercial Caterpillar shop on Second Avenue in Fairbanks; the interior of an office; railroad travel and family scenes; Ice Carnival parades in Fairbanks; Ice Carnival dog races and activities on the Chena River in 1940, 1946, and 1950; a barge trip with the riverboats Idler and Mudhen taking barges with Caterpillars and other equipment; and Cat train hauling freight through a wooded area and cross country to Wiseman in winter. Additional film has suffered water damage: footage includes the Lounsbury boys, a village along the ocean, a family and farm scenes from outside of Alaska, winter scenes in Fairbanks, boys shoveling off roof and playing in snow, and a family posing for photos.
[Lounsbury film collection 8]
[Lounsbury film collection 8]
Footage includes people on Fairbanks streets (including Joe Crosson with a bowtie), people on a bus, a bus trip on Steese Highway in the winter, children on a street, men outside of the F.E. Company building, a rotary snowplow in operation, Ice Carnival or Winter Carnival parade floats, winter bus travel, Fairbanks street scenes, a woman with puppies, men outside of a building, a woman with a baby, men with a dead wolf, men outside of Billy Root's Transportation Company in Chatanika (?), people standing next to a bus, men pushing a car at a gas station, cars and trucks along a road, men outside of the F.E. Company building, people posing on Fairbanks streets, trucks travelling along a road during winter, a crowd lining Cushman Street, sled dog teams, Leonhard Seppala, and a Caterpillar plowing a road.
[Machetanz-Johanson collection films]
[Machetanz-Johanson collection films]
AAF-16401 is a 16mm color/silent film labeled “Personal, Family, Kenton.” The film is circa 1948, and it contains scenes of men and women visiting inside a house, Sara (Dunn) Machetanz with a white dog, Sara Machetanz working at a desk, Sara and Fred Machetanz posing next to a car, a brick home outside Alaska [possibly Kenton, Ohio, where Fred Machetanz had been born in 1908], three unidentified elderly women posing for the camera, and a man in overalls posing for the camera.