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Apr 8

New online: John D. Lyle Papers | Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives

For full record of this photo see http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cdmg11/id/36686"></a>

The John D. Lyle Papers contain correspondence, clippings, articles, publications, and photographs with an emphasis on Kaltag, Alaska. The images from Kaltag include persons, activities, dog sleds, and class rooms. Family names include Stanley, Semaken, Esmailka, Nickoli, Alexi, Solomon, Pitka, Saunders, and Wiseman. There is correspondence from the city of Kaltag and Jacques Cousteau. Many of the articles written about Kaltag are by John Lyle.

Read the blog post, then check out the collection. If you want to know more about the photo above, check out its record on Alaska’s Digital Archives.

Apr 6

Jay S. Hammond Collection Description

One more Governor Hammond item for you. His personal papers are at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This finding aid is silent on whether any of the records have been digitized. But it gives you an idea of the scope of his activities. 

Apr 6
Here&#8217;s another picture of my favorite Alaskan governor. Aside from the things I talked about in my last post, Governor Hammond (who I never worked for) was known for giving state employees &#8220;sunshine days&#8221; off. In a state capitial that averages four sunny days a month, this was a big deal. 
I also mentioned my chapter of the Alaska Library Association is reading:
Hammond, Jay S. 1994. Tales of Alaska&#8217;s bush rat governor: the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press.
Details about this photo:
Collection Name Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213
Identifier ASL-P213-4-176
Title [Gov. Hammond&#8217;s visit to Aniak. 1976.]
Subject.TGM
GovernorsPeopleChildren
Personal Name Hammond, Jay S.
Thanks to Alaskas Digital Archives for this picture.

Here’s another picture of my favorite Alaskan governor. Aside from the things I talked about in my last post, Governor Hammond (who I never worked for) was known for giving state employees “sunshine days” off. In a state capitial that averages four sunny days a month, this was a big deal. 

I also mentioned my chapter of the Alaska Library Association is reading:

Hammond, Jay S. 1994. Tales of Alaska’s bush rat governor: the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press.

Details about this photo:

Collection Name Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213

Identifier ASL-P213-4-176

Title [GovHammond’s visit to Aniak1976.]

Subject.TGM

Governors
People
Children

Personal Name Hammond, Jay S.

Thanks to Alaskas Digital Archives for this picture.

Apr 6
It might surprise you to know that my favorite Alaskan governor is a Republican. Jay Hammond served as our governor from 1974 - 1978. In addition to working with others to get us the Permanent Fund Dividend, he was an environmentalist who seemed to care about all Alaskans. He went on to host a television show called Jay Hammond&#8217;s Alaska that I haven&#8217;t seen.
It&#8217;s my personal belief that in today&#8217;s federal Republican environment, Jay Hammond could not get past the primaries even though I don&#8217;t think &#8220;liberal&#8221; is a word that would really hang on him.
My local state library association chapter is reading his autobiography for their next book club book.  
Details about this picture:
Collection Name Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213
IdentifierASL-P213-4-175
Title [Gov. Hammond on farm in Palmer.]
Subject.TGM
GovernorsPortrait photographsFarms
Thanks to the Alaska Digital Archives for this photo.

It might surprise you to know that my favorite Alaskan governor is a Republican. Jay Hammond served as our governor from 1974 - 1978. In addition to working with others to get us the Permanent Fund Dividend, he was an environmentalist who seemed to care about all Alaskans. He went on to host a television show called Jay Hammond’s Alaska that I haven’t seen.

It’s my personal belief that in today’s federal Republican environment, Jay Hammond could not get past the primaries even though I don’t think “liberal” is a word that would really hang on him.

My local state library association chapter is reading his autobiography for their next book club book.  

Details about this picture:

Collection Name Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213

IdentifierASL-P213-4-175

Title [GovHammond on farm in Palmer.]

Subject.TGM

Governors
Portrait photographs
Farms

Thanks to the Alaska Digital Archives for this photo.

Apr 5
Collection Name AMRC. O.D. Goetze Collection
Identifier AMRC-b01-41-185
Title Unloading beer at Nome, Alaska, June 16, [19]08.DescriptionTitle taken from front. Barrels of beer being unloaded from ship onto barge, Nome, Alaska, with ship in background. Photographer&#8217;s number 1066. June 16, 1908.Photographer: O. D. Goetze.
For more information and related photos, see the full record. For random fun, click on one of the words above. 

Collection Name AMRC. O.D. Goetze Collection

Identifier AMRC-b01-41-185

Title Unloading beer at NomeAlaskaJune 16[19]08.DescriptionTitle taken from frontBarrels of beer being unloaded from ship onto bargeNomeAlaska, with ship in backgroundPhotographer’s number 1066June 161908.PhotographerODGoetze.

For more information and related photos, see the full record. For random fun, click on one of the words above. 

Apr 5
Collection NameEd Andrews. Photographs, 1900-1936. ASL-PCA-162IdentifierASL-P162-138TitleDouglas, Alaska, street scene, ca. 1900-1935.Description
Snow piled up high in middle of street between many commercial establishments, including Pacific Coast Steamship Co., Douglas Pool Room, Grand Restaurant,Douglas News Depo, and a place serving &#8221;Olympia Beer on Draught; people stand next to buildings Printed from original, cracked, glass-plate negative


For more information and links to related photos, see the full record. 
My neighborhood, about a 100 years ago. Thankfully I&#8217;ve never seen snow piled up this high in my neighborhood.

Collection NameEd Andrews. Photographs, 1900-1936. ASL-PCA-162
IdentifierASL-P162-138TitleDouglasAlaskastreet scene, ca. 1900-1935.Description

Snow piled up high in middle of street between many commercial establishmentsincluding Pacific Coast Steamship Co.Douglas Pool RoomGrand Restaurant,Douglas News Depo, and a place serving ”Olympia Beer on Draughtpeople stand next to buildings 
Printed from originalcrackedglass-plate negative

For more information and links to related photos, see the full record

My neighborhood, about a 100 years ago. Thankfully I’ve never seen snow piled up this high in my neighborhood.

Apr 1

The American Library Association honors Ann K. Symons with 2013 Equality Award | News & Press Center

Most recently Symons was a consultant to the American School of Lima (Peru) for their parent challenge to eight GLBT picture books with same-sex parents.  Her conference program, “Serving GLBT Families: Where Access, Equality, and Intellectual Freedom Collide,” has been presented at the joint Washington/Oregon Library Association Conference and the Alaska Library Association Conference. It will be on the program at the 2014 Texas Library Association Conference in April.  She is currently the chair elect of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

Symons’ career includes many notable achievements and awards.  With a career spanning over 40 years, primarily with the Juneau (Alaska) School District, she has also done international library work in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Latvia, Russia, Germany, Brazil and Peru.   She is a both a past treasurer and a past president of ALA.  Her writings include “Protecting the Right to Read: A How-To-Do-It Manual for School and Public Librarians,” with Charles Harmon (Neal-Schuman, 1995), “Speaking Out: Voices in Celebration of Intellectual Freedom” with Sally Gardner Reed (ALA Press, 1999) and various articles. 

I feel blessed to know Ann Symons and claim her as an Alaskan. 

Mar 9

sleepyliz:

alaskanlibrarian:

I want to say this is from Pioneer park, but I’m not sure. What do other Alaskans say?

It’s the ‘First Family” statue that sits in the Golden Heart Plaza. You can tell because the Immaculate Conception church is right behind it. 

Thanks for the correct id!

(Source: gettyimages.com)

Mar 8

I want to say this is from Pioneer park, but I’m not sure. What do other Alaskans say?

(Source: gettyimages.com)

Mar 6

Getty Images now can be freely shared for non-commercial purposes. See http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/why-getty-going-free-is-such-a-big-deal-explained-in-getty-images/284264/ for more.