Alaska Collection

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

***The Alaska Wing is closed until further notice to repair recent flood damage.***

The Alaska Collection at the Loussac Library has over 20,000 books and other resources about Alaska and its history. Most of the collection has been temporarily relocated to the third floor while the Alaska Wing is closed for repairs.

Public Review Shelf & Notices

Public Review Documents and Notices may be delivered to ZJ Loussac Library, to Jill Galbraith or Douglas McAllister, C/O The Alaska Collection at Z. J. Loussac Library. Municipal documents may be sent via inter-departmental mail.

Upon receiving, the public review documents are temporarily located on the third floor next to Reference Desk. Public notices are posted on the bulletin board across from the Reference Desk.

Current Month: Public Review 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.