Alaska Collection

Historic photo of Anchorage from the Sydney Laurence Collection, Anchorage Museum

The Alaska Collection holds over 20,000 items with many rare and unique collections of historical importance, especially those that illuminate the rich cultural heritage of Anchorage and south-central Alaska. It's extensive collections includes materials available to assist those conducting research into historical and genealogical topics.

**Note: the collection has been relocated to Loussac Library's third floor while the Alaska Wing is closed for repairs. If you need help finding an item, please ask a librarian at our 3rd floor help desk. To learn about our future plans for the collection, click here:

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Alaska Public Review Shelf & Notices

Public Review Documents and Notices may be mailed or delivered to Loussac Library to: Jill Galbraith, c\o Adult Services Dept., Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK 99503. Municipal of Anchorage documents may be sent via inter-departmental mail. 

Upon receiving, the public review documents and notices are located/posted across from the Reference Desk on the third floor.

Current Month: Public Review Documents List

Alaska Resources on the Internet

Anchorage 1910-1940 'Legends & Legacies' - Cook Inlet Historical Society was the prime sponsor for project initiated by the late John Bagoy, long time member of the society, which features the people who lived and settled in Anchorage in the early 20th century. 

Alaska Digital Archives - a single easy to use location for Alaska institutions sharing their historical resources.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Alaska - Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large-scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series - an online encyclopedia of Alaska wildlife.

Alaska Polar and Periodical Index (APPI) - Alaska and Polar Periodical Index cites articles about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica. APPI does not contain the full-text of those articles. Coverage is from the 1980s to 2016. 


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