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Archives & Collections

Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center
As the Anchorage Museum's library and archives, the Atwood Resource Center maintains a library of more than 12,000 titles with the primary focus on history, ethnography and art of Alaska and the North. Circulation of resources is restricted to staff and volunteers, but the general public is welcome to reference the collection. The archival collections, including more than 500,000 photographs, are also available for on-site research.

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The Collections
The Anchorage Museum's collections exist primarily as a means of fulfilling the Museum's mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret cultural materials which illustrate the art and history of Alaska and the circumpolar North. The Museum has important collections of Alaska Native artifacts, historical and contemporary artwork, and objects that illustrate Alaska's history. Non-northern collections exist to be used in the Museum's exhibit and education programs.