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Alaska Highway construction primary sources

Alaska Highway construction

This guide consists of collections of primary source material held by Alaskan and Canadian archives, libraries, and museums, as well as United States Federal Archives, which relate to the construction of the Alaska Highway (also known as the ALCAN and the Alaska-Canadian Highway). The guide is divided into three sections based on the location of the repositories where the archival collections are housed. 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 construction of the Alaska Highway and is not meant to be comprehensive or include every collection containing material related to the topic. 

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.

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

US Federal Archives

Other Institutions


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.