The Dalton Highway: A Multi-Media History of Alaska's Arctic Road

Moving Images

The video segments included in this website are historic film footage of the construction of the Hickel Highway and the Haul Road. The segments are from longer films archived at the Alaska Film Archives, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. DVD copies can be checked out for viewing from the Library's media desk. The name, description, and the call number of the full video are included for reference. Click here for more information about the Alaska Film Archives or contact them at (907) 474-5357.

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First Overland Truck and Cat Train Trip to Prudhoe Bay, Winter '68-'69
(1:49, 2.8MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
Plowing the Route
(0:26, 1.3MB)
From "Footage of the Winter Haul Road - Hickel Highway Construction"
Harold Tilleson Video Collection, 1969.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-3092
Sagwon Camp
(0:13, 0.6MB)
From "Footage of the Winter Haul Road - Hickel Highway Construction"
Harold Tilleson Video Collection, 1969.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-3092
Road Sign Construction
(0:26, 1.4MB)
From "Footage of the Winter Haul Road - Hickel Highway Construction"
Harold Tilleson Video Collection, 1969.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-3092
Loading Bay of a C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft
(0:28, 0.8MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft Take Off Sequence
(0:57, 1.3MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
View of the Initial Condition of the Hickel Highway Route
(0:17, 0.4MB)
From "Footage of the Winter Haul Road - Hickel Highway Construction"
Harold Tilleson Video Collection, 1969.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-3092
Working on the Road
(0:19, 0.7MB)
From "Footage of the Winter Haul Road - Hickel Highway Construction"
Harold Tilleson Video Collection, 1969.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-3092
Sealift Barge Activities Nearing Prudhoe Bay
(0:44, 1.0MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
Working on the Barges
(0:32, 0.9MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
Barges Preparing to Dock
(0:22, 0.5MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
Unloading Supply Barges at Prudhoe Bay
(1:13, 1.4MB)
From "Long Haul North"
KOMO Television Program (Seattle), 1970.
Color. Silent Film Footage
AAF-6156
Bears Along the Future Haul Road Corridor
(0:17, 0.8MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Wiseman Resident, Florence Jonas, Eskimo Dancing
(0:22, 0.6MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Wiseman Resident, Ross Brockman, Talking About Sheep
(0:58, 1.9MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Click here to view Brockman's interview in the Gates of the Arctic Project Jukebox.
Wiseman Resident, Harry Leonard, Talking About Caribou
(0:19, 0.6MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Bird Flight Along the Future Haul Road Corridor
(0:21, 0.9MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Filmmaker, Jay Coggeshall, Fording a River
(0:25, 1.2MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
Commentary on the Haul Road Construction Camps
(0:55, 1.5MB)
From "A Sense of Privilege" Documentary by Jay Coggeshall, 1975.
Color; Sound Film Footage
AAF-2494
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