Many Alaskan institutions hold aerial photographs. This guide lists collections of aerial photos publicly accessible at Alaskan libraries, archives, and museums. Collections are grouped by the holding institution listed on the left hand side of the page. Click on the linked collection names for more detailed descriptions of the collections. Not every collection listed has a description online. For more information about a collection, please contact the institution that owns the collection.
This guide is not a comprehensive guide to all aerial photograph collections held by publicly accessible institutions in Alaska. This guide concentrates on still photographs and collections containing many aerial images. Many institutions may hold collections with a small number of aerial images or moving image footage which is not represented in this list. If you are not seeing the geographic area or types of images you are seeking represented on this list, you may also want to search a variety of other online catalogs and resources. Aerial photographs that have been published in books or are in library map collections or government documents may be found through the Alaska Library Catalog, which is searchable from many Alaskan library websites. Many archives in the state have listings or catalogs of their holdings that can be accessed through their websites. You may also want to consult with your local library for assistance with tracking down other resources.
For the most part, this guide does not reflect aerial photographs taken by or held by US federal government agencies such as the United States Geological Survey. You may want to consult with the National Archives or individual agencies for more information about what resources they hold. Many Alaska state government agencies may also have aerial photographs that are not in the holdings of the Alaska State Archives. You may want to consult with those offices as well.
If you represent an institution that holds publicly available aerial photographs and you would like to see them included in this guide, please contact the UAA/APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections.
This guide is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Alaska State Library.