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Conducting Research at the Alaska State Archives

Researchers can access records held by the State Archives by contacting and visiting the State Archives facility in Juneau. Researchers are encouraged to contact State Archives staff by email at or submit a Research Inquiry Form prior to arrival. The State Archives provides a research center with workstations where clients can study and make photocopies of collection materials. The State Archives is located at 395 Whittier Street in Juneau and is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, excluding State holidays.


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 Researchers inquiring about unpublished District, Territorial, and State records should click on the “Ask Us” link to submit a research request.

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