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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...
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...
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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...
This week's Sound and Motion lecture to feature historical films

At this week's Sound and Motion presentation at UAS, archivist Damon Stuebner will host the fourth annual collection of vintage and historic films from the Alaska State Archives and Library...
Let's get digital: Making Alaska's archives accessible

...Burgeoning technology may remind us that the future is nigh, but it is also putting the past at our fingertips. State Archivist Dean Dawson is overseeing a four-year project digitizing the state's vital records. The State Archives is home...
New internship seeks to get Native students involved in museums, preservation work

...encourage more Native archivists and museum curators. SHI archivist said that more Natives are needed in these fields that are...working in their museums," said Sealaska Heritage Institute archivist Zachary Jones. Jones said having Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian...
Broken water main hits Archives

A broken water main at the State Archives Building doused several boxes of records Thursday morning, but Archivist Dean Dawson said the items were able to be dried without suffering permanent damage. "It just does really ram home the need for...
Parnell announces board appointments

...has appointed Gladi Kulp of Juneau to serve on the State Historical Records Advisory Board. A former acting Alaska state archivist, Kulp is a member of the Alaska Historical Society, the Alaska Native Advisory Board and the Alaska Digital Archived Project...
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A new look at an old battle

"It was called the "Kake War" of 1869 but few people today know of it, said Zachary Jones, archivist with the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Among those who are aware of it are the Keex' Kwaan Tlingit of the Kake area, as well...
Native American Heritage Month lectures continue

...this week, with "Un-silencing the Past: Reassessing American Military Relations with the Tlingit in 1869." Led by SHI Archivist Zachary Jones, also an adjunct instructor of history at UAS, the lecture will focus on American military relations with...


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