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Alaska State Library

     The Alaska State Library coordinates library services throughout the state and serves as the information resource for the state government and the Legislature. The main library and reference section is located in the State Office Building in Juneau. It includes the Historical Section, which collects Alaskana and preserves private papers and materials of historical value to the state. The State Library also collects, catalogs and makes available state agency publications. This is done through the Documents Depository, which also distributes the publications to depository libraries in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Alaska State Museum

     The Alaska State Museums (Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum) is an educational agency, whose Mission is to: identify, collect, preserve, and exhibit Alaska’s material and natural history and provide public access to services and collections of the Museums. The Museums interpret and disseminate knowledge of the history of the state, its people and its resources and supports others in these efforts. The Museums also assists and advises in the growth, development, and excellence of other museums within Alaska.

Alaska State Archives

     The Alaska State Archives   and Records Management provide services to all branches of state government. The Records Management Section establishes records retention schedules, offers off-site storage and retrieval of inactive records, provides training in current files management, and sets statewide standards for the management of public records. The Archives Section identifies, preserves and makes available for research the public records of the state. In addition, this section offers micrographic services to state agencies including source document filming


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