Fairbanks is located in the interior of Alaska. It is the second largest city after Anchorage. Population of the area is approximately 65,000. It was founded in 1902 and named after Charles W. Fairbanks, the senior senator from Indiana. The senator later became vice president of the U.S. under Theodore Roosevelt (The Milepost 1998:460).
This project was designed by Bill Burke, a Research Technician in the Oral History Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks. It was the result of a semester long independent study course (Fall 1999)taught by Dr. William Schneider, Curator of Oral History, Rasmuson Library. The Archives, located in the Alaska Polar Region Department, Rasmuson Library, was the source of the oral history recordings and many of the photographs used in this project. Additional photos were provided by University Relations and Shirley Watson (Rev. and Mrs. Leeroy Parham's daughter).
The purpose of this Project Jukebox was to provide an example of what could be done on a larger scale in the community of Fairbanks.
Photos taken from the collections located in Archives, Alaska Polar Regions Department, Rasmuson Library.
Other photos of Howard Luke courtesy of:
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