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Land surveying, mapping, and boundaries primary source collections

Surveying, mapping, and boundaries

Many Alaskan institutions hold archival materials related to land surveying, mapping and boundaries in Alaska. 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 to access 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 collections on these topics held by publicly accessible institutions in Alaska. This guide concentrates on still photographs and collections containing many aerial images.  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.

Below are some listings of other sources for land-related records in Alaska. 

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.

The published proceedings and atlases of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal are available in several Alaskan libraries and through interlibrary loan. 


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.