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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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State archives closes access to researchers

...within an active construction zone.Because of construction, the archives cannot transfer material in or out of the vault. A return to normal service is scheduled for October.For details, contact archivist Chris Hieb at 465-2245.
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...
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...
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...


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