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Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm, 1866-1998

The Alaska State Library has compiled a guide to the Alaskan newspapers currently available on microfilm.

From here, you can download the guide and related information as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Search the index for newspaper titles, cities of publication, available microfilm holdings, and more.


  1. Make sure your web browser can read Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.
  2. Click on one of the selections below to download that document.
  3. Use the "Find..." feature in Adobe Acrobat to search the document for keywords, or
  4. Scroll through the document.
Fairbanks Area and Juneau Empire Newspaper Indexes
Searchable database of Juneau and Fairbanks newspapers. Fairbanks area indexing coverage varies within 1901-1975 and Juneau Empire indexing covers 1/20/1990-1/30/1999.
Guide to Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm by Place
Lists cities alphabetically [PDF, 895 kb]. Under each city, the newspapers published there are listed alphabetically. Lists publication dates, frequency of publication, editors, history, and information on microform holdings for each newspaper.
Guide to Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm by Title
If you know the title of the newspaper [PDF, 93 kb], use this list to find out where it was published.
Chronologies of Alaskan and Regional Newspapers
Shows timelines of newspaper history for principal settlements and regions.

Page last updated 06/20/2019