Collection Guides, Indexes and Educational Resources
Note about Our Collections
The majority of our collection is not available digitally. Visit Alaska's Digital Archives to view items available for download. If you find an image here that is not offered digitally, contact the Historical Collections for more information.
Important Note About Finding Aids
We’re in the process of implementing a new system, which we think will make finding and accessing our collections easier. In the meantime, we are working on inputting all of the data as quickly as possible. This means online accessibility to our finding aids is temporarily incomplete. Please check it out and share any suggestions to help us make it more useful! Please contact us, and we will assist you with your research.
Indexes & Guides
- Guide to Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm [PDF, 895 kb]
- Juneau, Alaska: Funeral Records Master Index, January 1898 - March 1964 [PDF]
- Index for Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers, 1850-1950, v. 1-5. [Word]
- Index to names found in Alaska Searchlight [Word]
- Index to cover photographs of Alaskan Sportsman magazine [Excel]
- Index to photographers of Alaska, by Candace Waugaman [Excel]
- Index to mining-related articles in Ketchikan newspapers [PDF]
- Index to Alaska Gold Rush Pioneers of the Juneau-Douglas Area 1880-1921 [Word]
Published by: Juneau Pioneers of Alaska Igloo and Auxiliary No. 6 Juneau, Alaska
- Index to Alaska Free Press [Excel, 417 kb]
- Index to Alaska Weekly and Alaska Sportsman obituaries [PDF]
- Anchorage Times Obituary Index: 1915-1965 [PDF]
- Anchorage Times Obituary Index: 1966-1980 [PDF]
- Alaska's Digital Archives
A searchable archive of photographs and other primary source documents, principally covering the Alaskan Territorial period, 1867 to 1959. An ongoing collaborative effort of the Alaska State Library, UAA, and UAF.
- Alaska's Gold
Primary source materials from Alaska's Gold Rush enhanced with questions, suggested activities and a teacher's resources packet. Includes diaries, newspapers, maps, photographs, government documents, and more.
- Alaska's Gold Lode – Located within Alaska's Gold
This is a larger selection of documents related to the Alaska's Gold project themes. It is a virtual archives/library consisting of documents and materials associated with the Klondike and Alaska gold rushes selected from the Alaska State Library's Alaska Historical Collections, the Alaska State Archives, and the Alaska State Museum.
- Eight Stars of Gold
The story of Alaska's flag
- Gold Rush Centennial Photographs, 1893 - 1916
Celebrates Alaska's Gold Rush Centennial (1994-2004) by providing a sampling of the photographs from 1893-1916.