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United States Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office : Aerial Views of Alaska Villages, 1972-1977

Identifier: PCA 252-2

Scope and Contents

Many of the photographs were taken in 1974 by North Pacific Aerial Survey, Inc. of Anchorage for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and used to document land selection and land claims for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The villages photographed were organized at the time under the following Alaska Native regional corporations: AHTNA, Inc., Aleut Corp., Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Bering Straits Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Calista Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Cook Inlet Region, Inc., Doyon, Limited, Koniag, Inc., NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.


  • circa 1972-1977

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.


~1268 Photographic Prints (3 boxes of ~1,268 black and white photographs)

Language of Materials



In 1985, the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau, transferred this series of aerial photographs to the Historical Collections library. They received it over time from the Bureau of Land Management. Acc. # 1985-012.

Related Materials

Other BLM aerial photograph collections include, The Photographic Atlas of Alaskan Communities, PCA 252-1 Oversize.

Processing Information

The folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of the village. The views are not sleeved but are filed in archival folders. The collection is stored in archival boxes. There is a finding aid available to the folder level.

Finding Aid for the United States Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office : Aerial Views of Alaska Villages, 1972-1977
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Revised by: Staff, Feb. 2004 ; Revised by: Connie Hamann, May 2019 ; ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Connie Hamann
2019 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

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