Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA)

The mission of the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association is to collect, preserve, catalog and provide public access to Alaska’s moving image (i.e., motion picture, film, and video recording) and sound recording heritage; to advocate on behalf of these materials; to educate the public, government officials and civic leaders on the importance of preserving these materials; to encourage the ongoing events of Alaskans and Alaskan events of historical importance; and to provide knowledge and assistance to other archives, private collectors, producers, institutions and the general public.

AMIPA holds a number of collections of motion picture film and audio recordings relating to the 1964 earthquake, subsequent tsunamis, and other regional effects.  Some of these items are unique, original materials; some are published works.  Subject matter includes: damaged and destroyed infrastructure in Anchorage, Seward and Valdez; seiching and waves in Kenai Lake, resulting from landslides brought on by the earthquake; property salvage activity in downtown Anchorage; and reconstruction activity in Anchorage, Cordova, Seldovia, Seward and Valdez.

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