Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Documents

Title External URL Link to Document Project
Alaska Highway 1942-1991, Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum

"The Alaska Highway 1942-1991" is a comprehensive bibliography of material available in the Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.

PDF icon Alaska_Highway_official.pdf Alaska Highway
Alaska Highway Collections, University of Alaska Fairbanks

"Guide to the Collections of the UAF Alaska and Polar Regions Department Related to the Alaska Highway." By Jane Haigh, December 14, 1992 for NORS 697-Research, World War II in the North taught by Professor Terrence Cole, Northern Studies Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks. This is document is a guide to the collections in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks related to the Alaska Highway.

PDF icon Alaska_Highway_Collections.PDF Alaska Highway
Alaska Highway Construction Photos

This is a finding aid to "The Alaska Highway Construction Photographs" collection at the Alaska and Polar Region Collections & Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The collection consists of 80 images on postcard stock taken along the route of the Alaska Highway during construction of the highway, circa 1943. It mostly contains images of landscapes and scenery, but also includes images showing equipment, stages of road construction, and personnel involved with building the highway. The collection was received in 2003.

PDF icon Alaska_Highway_Const_photos.PDF Alaska Highway
Alaska Highway Photo Snapshot Album

This is a finding aid to the "Alaska Highway Snap Shot Album" collection at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The collection contains a leatherbound album of 229 black and white photographs relating to the construction of the Alaska Highway during World War II. The photos depict the many aspects of the construction of the Alaska Highway and the typical experiences of those whose job it was to build the highway.

PDF icon Alaska_Highway_snapshot_album.PDF Alaska Highway
Annotated Bibliography of Sources About the Alaska Highway

This is an annotated bibliography of sources about the Alaska Highway discovered by Stacey Carkhuff Baldridge during her master's research that she compiled in 2009. It includes books, articles, archival collections, journals, websites, and historical and interpretive museum exhibits and displays.

PDF icon Annotated Bibliography of Sources_terrence.pdf Alaska Highway
Building the Alaska Highway

"Building the Alaska Highway" is a component of a larger website titled, “Hidden History: Black History of the Yukon,” which was created in 2007 by the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. The other components are titled, "The Early Years," and "Women." The content for this web exhibit is based on a three-panel hard copy display entitled "Hidden History: Black History of the Yukon," which was produced in 2006 by the Yukon Archives, the Yukon Human Rights Commission and the Yukon Status of Women Council.

Alaska Highway
Herb Woodling's Alaska Highway Photographs

This is a brief outline of the contents of the "Alaska Highway 1953 Photograph Collection" at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The collection consists of 32 photographs taken by Herb Woodling during his 1953 trip up the Alaska Highway by private car. Most of the photos are of landscapes and the highway.

PDF icon Alaska_Highway_1953photo.PDF Alaska Highway
Stories and Songs From My Country

This is a flyer providing information about the CD "Stories and Songs From My Country" that includes oral narratives and songs by Marge Jackson, a Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Elder from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada. Marge Jackson is Ray Jackson's mother and her CD is available for purchase from Beth O'Leary at boleary@nmsu.edu for $22 US dollars (includes postage and handling) and all proceeds go to Marge.

PDF icon marge_CD.pdf Alaska Highway
The Alaska Highway: A Yukon Perspective

"The Alaska Highway: A Yukon Perspective" was created by the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. The Yukon Archives is part of the Cultural Services Branch of the Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon. This site provides information on the highway from the perspective of Yukoners.

Alaska Highway
The Alaska Highway: Background to Decision

"The Alaska Highway: Background to Decision." By Richard G. Bucksar. Arctic, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 1968, pp. 214-222. In this article, Bucksar discusses the expenses and project planning that went into building the Alaska Highway.

PDF icon Bucksar_Arctic21-4-214.pdf Alaska Highway
The Biggest and Hardest Job Since the Panama Canal

"The Biggest and Hardest Job Since the Panama Canal." By J. Kingston Pierce. American History, February 2001, pp. 52-58. In this article, Pierce discusses the extreme difficulty and criticism faced by the United States when building the Alaska Highway.

PDF icon Thebiggestandhardest.pdf Alaska Highway
The Gravel Magnet: Some Social Impacts of the Alaska Highway on Yukon Indians

"The Gravel Magnet: Some Social Impacts of the Alaska Highway on Yukon Indians." By Julie Cruikshank, date unknown. In this paper, anthropologist Cruikshank analyzes the impact of the Alaska Highway on the Indians of the Yukon Territory, Canada and how the road draws people in along its route. She argues that many people do not see the Alaska Highway as a single, defining event, but an important influence on community changes during the 20th century.

PDF icon TheGravelMagnet.pdf Alaska Highway
THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway

"THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway" formerly a website and now an exhibit publication was a joint project of the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Heritage Community Foundation. The exhibition consisted of art works, artifacts, documentary materials and films produced from the time of the Highway's inception in 1942 right up to the present day.

Alaska Highway