Alaska Collection


The Alaska Collection encourages the appreciation and enjoyment of Alaska's history, culture, development, institutions, and natural resources and is relevant to the study and understanding of the state. This extensive collection includes materials available to assist those conducting research as well as those interested in a weekend read about Alaska's people and historic events. 

Alaska Research Guides

This section is currently being reviewed and updated with new information and resources.

Athabascan (Den'a) Guide

Unangax̂ (Aleut) & Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) Guide

Yup'ik & Cup'ik Guide

Iñupiaq & St. Lawrence Island Yupik Guide

Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, & Tsimshian Guide

Note: Historical documents and publications may not refer to Alaska Native and indigenous peoples in a way considered culturally appropriate or sensitive. Depending on your research, you may find that pejorative or outdated terminology is used.

Alaska History Day Resource Guide

Alaska Legal Materials Toolkit

Alaska Research Guide - Genealogy How-to

Alaska Research Guide - Genealogy Resources at Loussac Library

Anchorage High School Yearbooks Index 1971-1978

Anchorage Newspapers Obituaries Index 1981-2001

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's 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.