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Five Good Reads for 2014

...1958, and I was reminded of it when I resolved to read the best 67 Alaska history books (as listed by the Alaska Historical Society in a 2006 publication). You probably know the vague history of the Klondike Gold Rush, but there's a reason...
One Heart and One Spirit

...Marjorie finally decided that it was time to acknowledge what had happened in 1942. Their first contact was Alaska Historical Society's Marie Darlin, who had kept a folder on the affected families and was just waiting for the opportunity to...
Governor names Jensen to Alaska Historical Commission at the University of Alaska Kenai Peninsula College. Hawfield is appointed to a seat nominated by the Alaska Historical Society. Cole is the director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Public History. Cole is reappointed...
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

The Alaska Historical Society 2014 Awards, presented named for a founder of the Alaska Historical Society who wrote, supported, and...them. With the awards, the Alaska Historical Society annually recognizes outstanding...
Editorial: Keep Alaska's archives in Alaska

...Guard, among others. Those documents are used by genealogists, historians and writers alike.This week, the Alaska Historical Society denounced the closure, demanding the federal government recant its decision.The National Archives and Records...
National Archives to close Alaska office

...It's just hard to put into words what a loss this would be to us," said Katie Ringsmuth, president of the Alaska Historical Society and an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. "It would be devastating to see that national...
National Archives defends closing Alaska facility digitize first, he said.Alaska historians oppose closure of the archives. J. Pennelope Goforth, an Alaska Historical Society board member, said in an email to U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the closure will affect research for Anchorage's...
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Alaska Historical Commission awards grants

...Historical Society & Sitka National Historical Park, Russian America conference proceedings publication.? Alaska Historical Society, historic cannery preservation initiative planning."Villages, cities and towns around Alaska have discovered...
State Historical Records Board seeks nominations for award

...self-nominations will be accepted.The award winner(s) will be announced Sept. 27 at the Museums Alaska-Alaska Historical Society Joint Annual Conference awards banquet in Haines. The winning recipient(s) will receive a plaque. Nominations...
Alaskans mark 100th anniversary of big eruption

...students whose ancestors had to abandon villages in the region located at Katmai National Park and Preserve. The Alaska Historical Society sponsored a centennial poster contest among elementary school students, with the theme, "Novarupta: A Volcano...


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