National Archives Records Stored in Anchorage bound for Juneau and Seattle

About a quarter of the records stored in the National Archives office in Anchorage are being transferred to the state archives in Juneau, the head of the National Archives told Sen. Lisa Murkowski Friday. The transfer includes court records from territorial days and documents concerning the history of the Alaska Railroad, archivist David Ferriero wrote to Murkowski. The documents include birth and marriage records, mining paperwork and other legal paperwork.

The balance of the federal and territorial records stored in Anchorage by the National Archives and Records Administration would be moved to Seattle this summer as part of a plan to close the Anchorage facility.

You can read more in an article by Dermot Cole in the Anchorage Daily News at

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These are federal records of potential historical interest far beyond the borders of Alaska and should remain accessible to researchers using NARA facilities. What arrangements are being made for copies of the records being transferred to the state archives, digital or otherwise, to be retained by NARA, either in Seattle or elsewhere?


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