University Records for Researchers

The collection supports research into the history of the University, higher education, student life, territorial and state politics, Alaska's economic development, biography and genealogy, arctic sciences, agriculture, the Interior's cultural life, and much more.

Highlights of the University Archives include:

  • Board of Regents—minutes, reports (1917-2002)
  • Office of the President—correspondence, reports, subject files (1921-2000)
  • University Relations—photographs, publications (1973-1997)
  • Alumni Association—minutes, financial reports, chapter files (1956-1991)
  • Cooperative Extension Service—correspondence, newsletters, 4-H scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes (1932-1998)
  • Chancellor's Office—correspondence, reports, subject files (1974-1997)
  • Governance Office—minutes, actions, curriculum proposals, (1964-1997)
  • Department of Athletics—photographs, clippings, histories, awards, (1949-1965)
  • Institute of Arctic Biology—field notes, correspondence, publications (ca. 1960)
  • UAF Theatre Arts—programs, scripts, costume sketches, photos (1950-2001)

University historical manuscript collections include:

  • Otto Geist Papers (faculty, archaeologist, museum founder)—correspondence, writings, photos, field notes (1927-1963)
  • Norman "Chip" Wagoner Papers (president, ASUA)—correspondence, speeches, reports, re: voter registration, student evaluation of faculty, aviation (1969-1972)
  • Alaska Federation of Teachers (faculty union)—correspondence, newsletters, salary studies (ca. 1985)
  • University Women's Association (social and civic club)—minutes, directories, newsletters (1949-1977)

Collections are available for research in the Alaska and Polar Regions research room, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Unpublished finding aids and inventories are available. A growing number of collections are cataloged in Goldmine, the library's online catalog.

This page was last modified on January 15, 2013