HistoryMakers offers more than 149,000 stories from interviews with 2,701 historically significant African Americans.
Search on Alaska to hear local experiences.
More than 200 local stories are available on HistoryMakers which is a featured database on SLED. https://lam.alaska.gov/sled
The HistoryMakers program was recently featured on 60 Minutes:
Special Podcast Episode (throwback from last year): Collecting Our Community: Documenting Civic Action in Anchorage.
Arlene Schmuland, Head of Archives and Special Collections and Gwen Higgins, Archivist and Assistant Professor, discuss work with individuals and organizations in the Anchorage Community to document civic engagement in Anchorage.
Available here: https://archives.consortiumlibrary.org/2021/09/13/archiving-ak-special-episode-collecting-our-community-documenting-civic-action-in-anchorage/
ANCSA Research Resource Guide Now Available Online
The Alaska Historical Society has launched its new online publication, Guide to the Sources for the Study of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The three-part guide includes an extensive survey of archival resources, a bibliography of popular and scholarly print materials as well as films, oral histories, webinars, and radio programs (many of which are available online), and a guide designed for social studies teachers and instructors who teach the history of ANCSA.
William Schneider directed the two-year project to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of ANCSA. The guide, edited by Karen Brewster, was a collaborative effort funded by Doyon, Sealaska, Calista, Bering Straits, and Koniag Regional Corporations as well as the Rasmuson Foundation and the Atwood Foundation.
It is online on the AHS website at www.tinyurl.com/ANCSAguide or ScholarWorks@UA at www.tinyurl.com/ANCSAguideUA
This resource of 149,160 stories is assembled from oral history interviews with 2,700 historically significant African Americans
This database is available on SLED (sled.alaska.edu) and by searching for HistoryMakers in the A-Z database list.
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