Alaska Historical Collections
Input Requested: Priorities for NARA Digitization
NARA in Anchorage needs to hear from you by June 30th!
Participation and feedback is essential to the operations of the National Archives. As you may be aware, as part of ongoing budget adjustments, the National Archives at Anchorage will permanently close in the coming months, and the archival records will be moved to the National Archives at Seattle.
In order to make these records more broadly available to the public, they are planning to begin to digitize records from the Anchorage holdings. Pamela Wright, is heading up their digitization efforts. She is seeking your participation to help select the records that should be prioritized for digitization.
There are two documents to review:
- A list of the accessioned holdings relating to Alaska. (PDF)
- The 24 series of records from the Alaska facility that have historically received the most reference requests. You may also write-in your choice of records if it does not appear on the list. (PDF)
After they receive your feedback, NARA will also take into consideration access and use restrictions, preservation issues, series size, and ease of digitization when determining the final prioritization. Your participation will also help NARA better understand the interests and needs of researchers and stakeholders, as well as further participation and transparency in an open government.
Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and participation!
- Start Here: Accessing Our Collections
- Alaska's Digital Archives
- Library Catalog
- Collection Guides, Indexes
& Educational Resources
- Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm, 1866-1998
- Historical Collections Publications
& Genealogy Guides
- Researchers for Hire (PDF)