Call for Participation: Be a Co-Curator! Archives & Special Collections, Consortium Library Eye of the Beholder 5: One Image, Many Perspectives October 1-31, 2012 THE EXHIBIT: Every year we pick a single photograph from our holdings. And ask you to … Continue reading
The decision to close off access to a document is not one we make easily around here. Anybody who has spent any time with me is fairly aware that I believe that the vast majority of decisions in an archives … Continue reading
Last, but not least… I saved this one for posting last mostly because it’s a little more complicated to post than the others. Well, almost impossible in fact. This entry was brought in by Anne Freitag, a long-time Archives supporter … Continue reading
We have a few more entries to show you. The first one below is by Deborah Tharp, an associate professor of photography at UAA. Sorry about the not-great photo. One of these days, maybe you can come visit the very … Continue reading
And we continue on, looking at the entries to Eye of the Beholder II from 2009. From Kristi Powell, Student Worker Supervisor and Reserves Manager here in the Consortium Library. And also a Mom. Usually I … Continue reading
And here are more! From Amy Green, an assistant professor in Culinary Arts & Hospitality at UAA. Cooking is challenging in even the best conditions but consider cooking food on gases and heat emitted from a volcano. This image depicts … Continue reading
Here are a few more pieces from our guest curators for Eye of the Beholder II. Behnaaz Irani, a UAA graduate student and a library worker at the time, was inspired to write a poem. Ode to a Sourdough … Continue reading
It’s coming up on the end of the fiscal year, traditionally a time when I try to finish off projects or clean up my office. In that spirit, I’ve been meaning to go online with some of our Eye of … Continue reading
Like most archives, we have a few collections with materials in them that are starting to age, and age badly. One example of that is the Frederick John Date papers: most of what is in the collection is in great … Continue reading
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And since we’d be bad archivists if we didn’t cite our own stuff… Clockwise from the upper left:
1. Captains Glenn & Culp, near Portage Bay, 1898. Photographer: Walter C. Mendenhall. Edwin F. Glenn papers.
2. Fur Rendezvous Queen, 1958. Photographer: Donald Arthur Post. Donald Arthur Post slides.
3. Katherine & Jack Claypool, in either Circle City of Tanana, date unknown. Charles E. Claypool photographs.
4. Dr. Fraser & Irene Lindsay in the Lindsay Hotel, Porcupine, Alaska, circa 1899-1907. Sally Irene Lindsay photographs. Photograph made available by the family of Winella and James A. Vibbert.
5. Unknown man pushing sled of supplies near Homer, Alaska, date unknown. Ann & Robert Mounteer papers.
6. “Jack the Barber” at Independence Mine, 1939. Russ Dow papers.
All of the above images (and more besides!) are available through the Alaska’s Digital Archives.
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