For Researchers

Conducting Research at the Alaska State Archives

Researchers can access records held by the State Archives by searching our online catalog, contacting the State Archives, or visiting our facility in Juneau. Researchers are encouraged to contact State Archives staff by email at archives@alaska.gov 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 and digital scans of collection materials. The State Archives is located at 395 Whittier Street in Juneau.

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Overview

Under AS 40.21.030 the Alaska State Archives preserves nearly 24,000 cubic feet of government records. The bulk of the State Archives’ holdings are State government 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. The State Archives also holds select District (1884-1912) and Territorial (1912-1959) government records, with the largest pre-1959 holdings consisting of District Court records (includes land records) and the papers of Alaska’s governors.

On the right, you will find information about searching our collection catalog, digitized archival collections, collection guides, and a link to the State Library catalog to search for published State and Federal government documents.

Page last updated 11/03/2016