The Anchorage Museum library includes books, maps, and print resources focused on Alaska and the Circumpolar North. The public is welcome to access the collection and conduct research on-site during open hours, or by appointment.
The Anchorage Museum archives include historic photographs and print materials covering a broad range of topics related to Alaska and the Circumpolar North. A select collection of these holdings are accessible online at Alaska’s Digital Archive.
SELECT PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS
The following is an overview of major photograph collections. Some materials are available online, while others are available for detailed research on site at the Northern Center for Art + Inquiry.
Ward W. Wells CollectionCollection of stock and commercial work ranging from 1945-1982, as well as studio portraits from 1972-82. Specifically includes 2,000 images of Anaktuvuk Pass, taken from 1962-1973.
Redington Family CollectionCollection includes slides taken from 1948-1995, reflecting the history of dog mushing and the Iditarod race, a summit of Denali, as well as rescue and reclamation work for the US Army.