ARLIS Hidden Collections


Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game Annual Management Reports, 1959-1994: this geographically based series compiled data in a cumulative manner for catch, escapement, economic factors, and fishery management policies for each regional fishery. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Annual Narratives, 1960s-present: annual reports originating from the various wildlife refuges in Alaska, reporting on projects and status of each refuge. Chock-full of photos, they are a rich source of history regarding each refuge. Exxon Valdez oil spill, raw footage, 1989-1991: Comprised of raw footage of the early days of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, its subsequent clean-up, shoreline evaluations, and many other government-led activities related to the spill. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Shoreline Surveys, 1989-1993: Surveys conducted by interagency groups to assess oiling conditions in the spill area. Bureau of Land Management Wild and Scenic Rivers photograph and file collection, 1908-: Multi-agency collection of original files and slide photos documenting selection of the rivers for inclusion, including all candidate rivers. Environment & Natural Resources Inst., Historical photo collection, pre-statehood to 1970s: Many photos are related to particular industries important to Alaska and are rich in cultural documentation. Alaska Climate Center Ice Records, 1972-2004, including ice records and ice analysis. ARLIS backlog: 44,000 items, but only the agency series are under consideration.


Cataloging Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded

Year Added



University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library


  • Celia Rozen

Collection Size

240 linear feet, 5500 objects

Date Range

1959 - 1994

Geographic Scope

Alaska, including regional fisheries, wildlife refuges, Prince William Sound and the surrounding oiled coast, Iditarod trail, Wild and Scenic Rivers