Browse Exhibits (10 total)

Dear Jellybean: fan letters to a radio show announcer


In 1954 and 1955, KFQD, an Anchorage radio station, had a half-hour daily children's show of songs and stories featuring a host that went by the name of Jellybean. A file of letters written by listeners to the show were kept and donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2007. Those letters are housed and available at Archives and Special Collections, UAA/APU Consortium Library. In this exhibit are digitized copies of the letters and drawings in that collection. 

Alaskan restaurant menus


The Archives has a small collection of menus from Alaskan restaurants. Please contact us if you have menus you would like to donate to this collection. 

Alaska Highway construction


A selection of digitized photographs relating to the construction of the Alaska Highway. From the holdings of Archives & Special Collections, UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Photographs selected and information compiled by Amber McKenna.

Military Food


An online exhibit of military menus from Archives and Special Collections. Please click the links to the right of the page to see the menus.

These are only a sample of the military specific menus we have on our collection. 

Post Offices of Alaska


The following exhibit includes images from the UAA/APU Archives and Special Collections, and is in not a comprehensive view of all the post offices in Alaska.



Join us on a virtual tour of Alaska, featuring images and documents representing locations around the state. Click on the A-Z listings to the right to see what places we've featured. Or follow us on Twitter (CLArchives) as we post regular updates there.

100 Years of Anchorage

Celebrating the Anchorage Centennial.

This started out as a Twitter project for us in January 2015: twice a week throughout 2015 we tweeted a single document, photograph, or object for each year of Anchorage's history. Some iconic, some more obscure. Enjoy browsing through the items by decade: select the 1915-2015 link on the right.