Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases?…

Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases? Many popular databases, such as Academic Search Premier, are available to all Alaska residents through SLED: http://sled.alaska.edu/sled/

And remember, you're always welcome to come visit us and use the library's computers to access your favorite research databases.

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Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minute…

Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.

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On Sunday, May 10 at 4:00pm, author Glenn Kurtz will discuss his remarkable book, "Three Minutes in Poland: discovering a lost world in a 1938 family film," in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. This event is sponsored by Congregation Beth Sholom, the @[272206678201:274:UAA/APU Consortium Library] , the UAA Campus Bookstore, and AMIPA. Mr. Kurtz's book has received considerable acclaim since it was published last November, from reviewers such as The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Times, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. "Three Minutes in Poland" is a sort of memoir--a memoir of historical research. The catalyst was a reel of 16mm motion picture film that Kurtz discovered in his parents' home in Florida, in 2009. The film was shot by his grandfather on a trip to Europe that he and some friends took in the summer of 1938. Naturally, much of the film was shot while visiting the great capitals and landmarks of Europe--however, some of it--about three minutes worth--was shot in Nasielsk, a small town in Poland with a significant Jewish population, and Kurtz's grandfather's home town. In the summer of 1938--which is to say, a few months before Kristallnacht, and about a year before WWII began. Kurtz realized that these few minutes of film were a unique window into a time and place that was on the verge of being changed forever--of the approximately 3,000 Jews who lived in Nasielsk before the war, fewer than 100 would survive--and set out to learn everything he could about the people and the place his grandfather had recorded. This research would eventually take Kurtz into archives and interviews across three continents--research that would ultimately connect him with eight survivors from Nasielsk. Please join us in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library on Sunday, May 10, where Glenn Kurtz will present a digital transfer of his grandfather's footage of pre-war life in Nasielsk, Poland, and discuss his book and the research experiences that went into writing it.
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With Anchorage’s Run-off Mayoral Election on Tuesday, May 5, Informania explores the history of elections and political parties. Listen on Thursday at 5pm on 88.1FM, www.kruaradio.org.

Monday, May 4, Deb the Librarian interviewed Forrest Nabors, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  In this interview, Professor Nabors provides information about the history of elections, and the history of the Democratic and Republican political parties.  He also shares insight into when and why Anchorage has a run-off Mayoral election.  Listen, and be informed!

Papers of the Founding Fathers Are Online

Using Founders Online, you can search through and read the correspondence, diaries, and other papers of our founding fathers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. The website is produced by the National Archives’ National Historical Publication and Records Commission and the University of Virginia Press. Enjoy reading what the Founders wrote and discussed during the first draft of the American democracy!

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Take a study break and check out the student posters showcasing community engage…

Take a study break and check out the student posters showcasing community engaged projects from this year. It's great to see all the remarkable work being done in our community!


UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning

Stop by the UAA/APU Consortium Library 1st floor this week to check out our student posters on display. It's a remarkable showcase of some of the community engaged projects from this year. Here's a preview, but come see them for yourself and help us recognize the great work of our students, faculty and their community partners!
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Ethnohistory and Archives Part 3

This blog post is a continuation of Ethnohistory and Archives Part 2, which describes what the students in UAA’s Ethnohistory of Alaska Natives course found in the Charles V. Lucier papers. Part 1 describes the work completed in the Archives by UAA’s Ethnohistory of Alaska Natives course during the Spring 2015 semester. … Continue reading
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