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Alaska State Archives Closure Notice


Our Research Room is closed and all collections have been relocated to our new building. Due to the active construction of our new facilities, we cannot transfer materials in and out at this time. In some cases, reference inquiries with a narrow scope may be fulfilled. Please direct your questions to:
Chris Hieb | | 907-465-2245


Under AS 40.21.030 the Alaska State Archives preserves more than 30,000 cubic feet of state and territorial records. The bulk of the State Archives’ holdings are State records (1959—present) that document the work of State agencies (Office of the Governor, Department of Fish & Game, Department of Natural Resources, etc.), as well as the Alaska State Legislature and State Court System. The State Archives also holds select District and Territorial records (1867—1959), with the largest holdings consisting of Territorial Court records, Governors’ correspondence, and land records from the Recorders Office.

Listed below you will find information about digitized archival collections, collection guides, and a link to the State Library catalog for information about published State and Federal government documents. Researchers inquiring about unpublished District, Territorial, and State records should click on the “Ask Us” link to submit a research request.

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