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Death Notice: John Mark Kinney

...JOHN MARK KINNEYJohn Mark Kinney died July 6, 2015. He was 83.A resident of Juneau since 1976, John was the Alaska State Archivist from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. John was a private pilot and multi-talented person who lived life fully until his...
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Letter: Foundation is doing right by Sen. Stevens

...being transferred to Anchorage. The Foundation has hired the archivist who has been working with the papers at University of Alaska...Anchorage and is planning to hire additional professional archivists to ensure the processing can be done more quickly and efficiently...
Dean Dawson named State archivist

...Museums has named Dean Dawson of Juneau as Alaska State archivist. Dawson, a 26-year state employee, began his new position July 1. He previously served as the acting state archivist for 8 months. Dawson was the first responder to the flood...
Empire Editorial: Foundation plans to censor Ted Stevens' legacy

...will be trucked to Anchorage, where they will be reviewed by archivists hired by the foundation. The foundation has said the papers...They were to be released this year. He intended to work with archivists to catalogue his voluminous records, but his sudden death...
Alaska archivist begins sorting Stevens records

...Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska is getting under way at a warehouse in Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that archivist Mary Anne Hamblen is beginning her search through more than 4,700 boxes of documents gathered from Stevens' 40-year Senate...
Regional News
Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

Alaska's archivists and historians are gaining ground in a fight to keep federal records in the state, but the Anchorage office of the National Archives...
Let's get digital: Making Alaska's archives accessible

...but it is also putting the past at our fingertips. State Archivist Dean Dawson is overseeing a four-year project digitizing...certificate from a probate case, the mine claims or the gun archivists found. But an online search is arguably a much better system...
Quick action, luck save waterlogged archives

...for the Alaska State Archives is in the process of being averted, in part due to a remarkable stroke of luck that helped archivists deal with a flood of water dousing historical records. While some documents have been damaged, everything has been salvaged...
New internship seeks to get Native students involved in museums, preservation work

...internship program to encourage more Native archivists and museum curators. SHI archivist said that more Natives are needed in these...museums," said Sealaska Heritage Institute archivist Zachary Jones. Jones said having Tlingit...
SLAM part two: Digging deeper into the state's collections on Willoughby Avenue.One of the things Alaska State Archivist Dean Dawson is looking forward to as part of the State Library...will be elsewhere."Dawson, who took the position of state archivist in 2010 after 25 years with the state, helped manage damage...


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