Alaskan Archives

Juneau Fire Department on Front Street with hose cart, ca. 1890
Juneau Fire Department on Front Street with hose cart, ca. 1890

Alaskan Archives and Curriculum Resources
Collections that are focussed on Alaskan history and culture.

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Alaska’s Digital Archives:
This website is an entry point to many Alaskan history and culture archives – including Alaska Native History and CultureYou can also search by content type:  albumsoral historiesmoving imagesmapsdocumentsphysical objects.

Alaska History and Cultural Studies:
This website is designed to teach Alaskan high school students about their state, its rich history and its people. The curriculum is designed to meet Alaska’s Alaska History graduation requirement and related performance standards.

The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN):
This website serves as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing.

Project Jukebox:
Oral histories presented in a multimedia exhibit

Discover Alaska’s Rich History and Culture
Browse a variety of historical subjects


Image credit: Juneau Fire Department on Front Street with hose cart, ca. 1890

Courtesy of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections, Winter and Pond photograph, ASL-PCA-87
Members of the Juneau Fire Department stand Front Street with hose cart in 1890. These were the men and boys of Hose Company Number 1. Valentine’s Jewelry Store is at left. Emery Valentine, later the Mayor of Juneau, is second fire fighter from left. Percy Pond is seventh from left, and Lloyd Valentine Winter is tenth. Signs in image: Hose CoM’Y 1, Central Telephone Office, Bakery, The Juneau, Joe’s Popular Restaurant, Dealer in General Merchandise.