UAFNews-L Library places 1964 earthquake clips on YouTube

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Library places 1964 earthquake clips on YouTube

CONTACT: Suzanne Bishop, 907-474-6997, sbishop

The Alaska Film Archives has posted dozens of film clips from the Great
Alaska Earthquake of March 27, 1964, including never-before-seen footage,
on its YouTube channel.

The clips can be viewed at The archives, located in
the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, compiled the
films in commemoration of the earthquake’s 50th anniversary.

The films were shot by amateur and professional cameramen in the hours and
days following the earthquake at locations such as Anchorage, Kodiak,
Seward, Valdez, Chenega, Afognak and others.

The original films, from which the YouTube clips were produced, are housed
in specially designed climate-controlled vaults at the Rasmuson Library.
Thousands of DVD copies of films and videos related to the past 100 years
of Alaska’s history are available for checkout locally at the media desk of
the library and worldwide through interlibrary loan services.

The Alaska Film Archives is a unit of the library’s Alaska and Polar
Regions Collections and Archives. The archives hold substantial resources
for the study of Alaska’s history, politics and culture, as well as
significant international polar research materials. It serves the local,
national and international research communities with more than 150,000
monograph and serial volumes, more than 11,000 rare books, rare maps, and
manuscript maps, more than 20,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts,
in excess of one million photographs, tens of thousands of historical films
and videotapes, and more than 11,000 hours of oral history recordings.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Angela Schmidt, interim film archivist, Alaska Film
Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, 907-474-5357 or ajschmidt.


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