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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...
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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John Mark Kinney as Texas State Archivist, a position he held...While Texas State Archivist, John was active in...Society of Southwest Archivists; chairing numerous...Society of American Archivists.John met Nina Keeler...and his career as an archivist when he became State...
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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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...
Millions of images, one Alaska

...this project has also helped the State of Alaska dot some i's and cross some t's when it comes to records keeping.State Archivist Dean Dawson oversaw this digitizing of state records and said what the FamilySearch volunteers did goes beyond the $1 million...
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...
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...


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