Coming October 18th: “Reel Life Alaska: Films from UAA Archives & Special Collections”!

Join us for “Reel Life Alaska: Films from UAA Archives & Special Collections,” a showing of archival film footage from our collections!

WHEN: 7pm – Thursday October 18, 2012
WHERE: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
WHAT: We will be opening up our film collection and screening some choice gems, including:

  • Edwin G. Beu, Jr.’s classic 1958 promotional film for Alaska tourism, “A Look at Alaska”
  • Footage from nurse Elinor Delight Gregg’s 1936 trip with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Nome, Kivalina, and other locations
  • “The Ascent of Great Sitkin,” a 1949 film made by anthropologist and explorer Ted Bank documenting his climb of the Great Sitkin Volcano in the Aleutian Islands with the University of Michigan Expedition
  • Footage from the 1964 Alaska Earthquake, the Finley-Church Expedition to Alaska in 1926, home movies documenting homesteading, skiing, and other activities in Alaska in the 1940s and 1950s, and other films to be announced!

For questions, contact us at 907-786-1849 or archives@uaa.alaska.edu

“Reel Life Alaska” is an Archives Month event, sponsored by the Northwest Archivists.  In honor of Archives Month, UAA Archives & Special Collections is also hosting a series of free preservation workshops throughout the month of October.

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