The Oral History Program at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce that three Project Jukebox projects have been updated and new material added, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Alaska State Library.
The updated three projects are some of the most popular of the over 50 projects. A new film and three new interviews and have been added to the existing 12 interviews on the Railroads of Alaska Project Jukebox (www.jukebox.uaf.edu/railroads). Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox (www.jukebox.uaf.edu/akmushing) has three new interviews, one that focuses on sled dog kennels in Alaska’s Denali National Park and one about being on the trail and reporting the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. The ever-popular Pioneer Aviators Project Jukebox (http://jukebox.uaf.edu/site7/aviators), originally completed in 2009, has four new interviews in addition to the original 14.
Project Jukebox (http://jukebox.uaf.edu/site7/) is the digital branch of the Oral History Program at UAF. It is an on online resource that integrates oral history recordings with associated photographs, maps, films and text. Other projects include a Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Project Jukebox, Dangerous Ice and Northern Alaska Sea Ice Project Jukebox.
In addition to the new interviews, the Railroads of Alaska Project Jukebox provides links to 3,848 images in Alaska’s Digital Archive, has 37 historic film items and links to the library catalog show 1,787 titles relating to railways in Alaska. The Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox provides links to 1,571 images in Alaska’s Digital Archive, has 15 historic film items and links to the library catalog show 761 titles related to dog mushing/dog team. The Pioneer Aviators Jukebox provides links to 651 images in Alaska’s Digital Archive, links to 82 additional recordings in the oral history collection, links to 82 film clips and links to the library cataloging showing 5,769 titles related to ‘aviation’.
For further information contact Leslie McCartney (email@example.com) or Karen Brewster (firstname.lastname@example.org).