National Archives at Anchorage

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) opened the Anchorage facility in the summer of 1990. Housed in the Old Federal Building, the facility was constructed in 1939 to house the U.S. Post Office, federal courts, and other federal agencies. Today, it houses the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Customs Service, Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC), and other federal agencies. The National Archives is located in the rear annex (added in 1955) and on the former site of the U.S. Jail at Anchorage.

The records held at the National Archives at Anchorage are a crucial resource for both the public and the government. We hold original and microfilmed copies of U.S. government agencies carrying out federal policies in Alaska, and free access to our online resources including,, and Heritage Quest.

There are original records from over 60 federal agencies, with almost 20,000 cubic feet of records dating from the 1880s to the present, with some coverage as early as 1867. The original records are unique—they do not exist elsewhere in their original form. There are a variety of records held in the collection; documents, photographs, ledgers, drawings and maps.

Army Corps of Engineers

Earthquake Photos

4 boxes

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Anchorage  (4 folders)

Damage to JC Penney’s Store and Other Miscellaneous Stores in Downtown Anchorage, AK

Earthquake Damage to the Turnagain Arm Residential Area

Earthquake Damage and Reconstruction Pictures of Denali Elementary School


Box 2

Elmendorf A.F. B

Fort Richardson


Homer (2 folders)


Moose Pass


Seldovia (folder 1 of 2)

Box 3

Seldovia (folder 2 of 2)

Seward (folders 1-5 of 6)

Box 4

Seward (folder 6 of 6)


Turnagain Arm

Valdez  (3 folders)



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