Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

Alaska's archivists and historians are gaining ground in a fight to...million less than this year.State historian Jo Antonson is among the a step backward," said state historian Jo Antonson at Wednesday's meeting...
Egan introduces bill to name SLAM after Native historian

A bill introduced Friday aims to name Juneau's new state library, archives, and museum after an Alaska Native historian.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, sponsored on the Senate side legislation that would name the building, currently under...
Grants available to study seafood canneries

...focusing on preserving the history of the hundreds of fish processing sites along Alaska's shoreline.Students, professional historians and those with a passion for the topic may apply for the grant.Applications are due by Jan. 1 and will be awarded by Jan...
Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program announced

...eligible to apply, with the exception of federal and state agencies. Applications will be accepted from students, professional historians, and others with a passion for history, as well as from organizations and businesses.Applications are due Jan. 1, and...
Coffee & Collections Program: Historical Research for Dummies

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a panel of local historians at its February Coffee & Collections program this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sandy Harbanuk, Jim Geraghty...
Historian tells the story behind Alaska Day

Alaska Day is one of John Venables busiest days of the year.The area historian and re-enactor, who created the educational program Alaska Living History, receives requests to retell the story behind the...
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Local historian spreads the word about Willoughby

...has strained his eyes in the process of going through "miles of microfilm," but for the career librarian and independent historian, each nugget of information he finds is worth its weight in gold. The subject of Whitman's current research is Richard...
Coffee & Collections Series features historian Whitman

The next Coffee & Collections series will feature historian Mark Whitman, who will present Dick Willoughby's Book of Claims. The free presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday...

...know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location.Historians say the existence of the train has never been conclusively proven, but authorities are not passing up this chance at possibly...
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Alaska Science Forum: Human-powered torpedo on Alaska's remote island

...year, has imagined the plight of elite Japanese seamen assigned to operate the subs. Two men squeezed into the ship, which historians compared to torpedoes that could fire smaller torpedoes at ships from point-blank range."I don't know if you're claustrophobic...


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