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MIning in Alaska primary source collections

Mining in Alaska

This guide consists of collections of primary source material held by Alaskan archives, libraries, and museums, which deal with mining activities in Alaska. The guide is divided into sections, based on the type of ore or mineral. You can navigate between these sections using the menu on the left-hand side of the page. This guide is an overview of collections containing significant amounts of material relating to the mining in Alaska and is not meant to be comprehensive or include every collection containing material related to the topic. For collections related to oil, petroleum, or the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, these can be found in a separate guide.

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. The institution names in the lists are linked to each institution's main page. Some individual collection links will take you to a catalog search: usually searching the title of the collection in the catalog search will bring up the finding aid.

Selected items related to mining in Alaska from many of the institutions represented in this guide have been digitized and added to Alaska's Digital Archives. You can use the search box at the top right of the homepage to search for these materials.

If you represent an institution that holds primary source material related to mining activities in Alaska and you you like to see it included in this guide, please contact the UAA/APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections.

General collections covering many types of mining


Institute of Museum and Library Services

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.