The facility houses an immense collection of historical documents and records, including records about Alaska and the Indigenous peoples of the area.
When Redoubt erupted in 1989, the Alaska Volcano Observatory was just one year old and relayed information by fax machine and floppy disk. Today AVO uses an array of sensors, receivers and satellites to monitor dozens of Alaska volcanoes, including Redoubt.
Both scholarly and affable, Terrence Cole was a beloved and respected professor at UAF, where he taught for 30 years and penned key works about Alaska.
Hallie Dixon settled in Anchorage with her husband, eight years before Alaska became a state. They also spent 14 years in St. Mary’s.
Humans have found their way to St. Matthew from time to time — but none for very long.
A new study proves for the first time that people who lived in Interior Alaska more than 11,000 years ago ate salmon along with big game like bison.
McCandless’s sister says the bus can be a powerful educational tool, including about the mistakes her brother made that led to his starvation in the wilderness.
“You can’t put a price on photos taken from somebody from within the culture and in this case, somebody from within the community as well,” said Chuck Smythe of Sealaska Heritage.
Newspapers from 1918 describe devastated hotel industry, tell readers to ‘keep your hands clean and keep them out of your mouth.’
The ‘Into the Wild’ bus where Christopher McCandless died will likely find a home at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Museum of the North.