About the Alaska State Archives

Contacting the Alaska State Archives

PO Box 110525
141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99811-0525
Fax: 907.465.2465

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Our Hours

The Alaska State Archives is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4:30pm, excluding Alaska State holidays.

Alaska State Holidays

New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 3rd Monday of January
President's Day 3rd Monday of Feb.
Seward's Day Last Monday in March
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day 1st Monday of Sept.
Alaska Day October 18
Veterans Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday of Nov.
Christmas Day December 25

Our History and Collection

The Alaska State Archives was established in 1970 and opened its doors to the public in 1972. The State Archives is the repository that preserves the government records of Alaska's history and makes these records accessible to its patrons in a safe, professional, and responsible manner.

Government records with permanent historical value include legislative bills and histories, audio recordings, meeting minutes, annual reports, birth and death records, naturalization records, incorporation records, court and probate, correspondence, publications and other agency-related material. We do not collect personal manuscript records. The Alaska State Archives holds records dated from 1874 - present, with the majority of records created in the 20th century. Areas of strength include territorial and state governor records, territorial court records, community-based state government records, and state era legislative records.

Our Service

We serve both the general public and agencies who create and maintain records in state government. Our Records & Information Management Service consults with state agencies to create streamlined records retention and disposition schedules for both permanent and non-permanent records.

If you are a state agency and records and information management assistance, please visit our Records & Information Management Service section.

If you require genealogical research assistance, please visit our Alaska Genealogy Guide.

If you require assistance with school records, please visit How to Find Alaska School Record.

Archives and the Community

The Alaska State Archives offers insights into the history of Alaska through the myriad records located on its shelves. If you would like to learn about a long lost relative, research a business owned and operated in Alaska, discover the history behind a bill, or expand your understanding of a moment in Alaska's history, then the Alaska State Archives is a great place to start.

Page last updated 12/18/2014