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Ahtna Inc.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ahtna-inc.com
Address: PO Box 649, Glennallen, AK 99588
Telephone: +1-907-274-7662
Fax: +1-907-822-3495. Anchorage address: Suite 204, 406 W. Fireweed, Anchorage, AK 99503
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) comprising eight villages: Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta and Tazlina. Business activities include logging, construction, catering, real estate, security and pipeline maintenance. See also Copper River Native Association.

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Alaska Anthropological Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.alaska.net/~oha/aaa/
Address: PO Box 230032, Anchorage, AK 99523
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Association for all those interested or active in anthropological study. Promotes public awareness of anthropological research and fosters appreciation of past and present cultures of Alaskan peoples. Encourages participation of Alaskan native peoples in the elucidation of their cultures. Holds an annual conference; awards graduate and undergraduate scholarships.
Publications: Alaska Anthropological Association Newsletter (1975-, 4pa); Aurora monograph series (1986-)

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Alaska Biological Science Center

Type: Organisation
Website: www.absc.usgs.gov
Address: US Geological Survey, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-786-3512
Fax: +1-907-786-3636
Activities: Ecology and population dynamics of Pacific walrus, polar bears, seabirds, and sea ducks; quantifying the environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration and development on fish and wildlife in marine and terrestrial Arctic and subarctic ecosystems of Alaska; development and testing of inventory and monitoring protocols for fish and wildlife in Arctic and subarctic ecosystems; impacts of global change on terrestrial wildlife, seabirds, and anadromous fish.

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Alaska Court System. Law Library

Type: Library
Website: www.courts.alaska.gov/library.htm
Address: 303 K Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 264-0585
Fax: +1- (907) 264-0733
Notes:

The Anchorage Law Library came into being following statehood in 1959, with the establishment of the Alaska Court system. The collection has been developed to serve the research and informational needs of the judiciary and practicing attorneys.

Additional web address: Alaska Court System: http://www.state.ak.us/courts/

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Habitat Library

Type: Library
Website: www.habitat.adfg.alaska.gov
Address: 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99518-1599, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 267-2314
Fax: +1-(907) 349-1723
Notes:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's mission is to manage, protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game and aquatic plant resources of Alaska. The primary goals are to ensure that Alaska's renewable fish and wildlife resources and their habitats are conserved and managed on the sustained yield principle, and the use and development of these resources are in the best interest of the economy and well-being of the people of the state.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Cold regions materials.

Printed Brochure Available:

Size of Polar Collection: Books: 11,000

Acquisitions Policy: Acquire materials in fulfillment and anticipation of Habitat Division needs.

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Alaska Division of State Libraries, Museums and Archives. Alaska State Library

Type: Library
Website: http://library.state.ak.us
Address: P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, Alaska, 99811-0571, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 465-2925
Fax: +1- (907) 465-2990
Notes:

Created by the U.S. Congress in 1900, this Alaska-Arctic research collection came under Alaska territorial jurisdiction in 1922 and merged with the Alaska State Library in 1966.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collection Scope: All aspects of Alaska history and development, with additional and selective focus on surrounding regions and the Arctic outside Alaska. Resources include books, state and Federal publications, manuscripts, historic photographs, oral history tapes, maps, newspapers and periodicals, pamphlets and clippings.

ASSOCIATED ARCHIVE OR MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS: Manuscript and Photograph Collections (Primary Sources): Notable collections: Nabesna Mining records, 1931-1947; Wickersham State Historic Site Papers; Bayers collection on maritime history of Pacific Northwest; John Grainger Alaska post card collection 1897-1920; Michael J. Vinokouroff Papers (Russian emigree literature and Russian-America); Dimitri Maksutov Papers; Alaska Packers Association Records; Winter and Pond Photograph Collection; George Dale and Evelyn Butler photograph collection; Skinner Foundation Photograph Collection (tourism in Alaska); Snow Family Papers (Yukon and Juneau). Finding Aids: for most manuscript and photograph collections (many in-house); Published finding aids: $5.00 each. Secondary Sources: Books, etc. Includes some foreign language material, primarily Russian. Special Collections: Wickersham collection of government publications relevant to Alaska; vertical file of primary and secondary sources; rare volumes on discovery and exploration of Northwest Coast of North America; Dolgopolov Collections on Russian-America and Siberia military history; and Alaska periodicals and newspapers.

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Alaska Eskimo Walrus Commission

Type: Organisation
Address: c/o Kawerak Inc., PO Box 948, Nome, AK 99762.
Telephone: +1-907-443-5231

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Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 570, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-2392
Fax: +1-907-852-2303
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Manages subsistence harvest of bowhead whales and represents whaling interests of ten villages: Little Diomede, Gambell, Savoonga, Wales, Kivalina, Point Hope, Wainwright, Barrow, Nuigsut and Barter Island. Also seeks to protect the habitat of the bowhead whale, enhance Inupiat culture, and undertakes research and education activities related to bowheads.

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Alaska Geographic Society

Type: Organisation
Address: 639 West International Airport Rd., Unit 38, PO Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99518.
Telephone: +1-907-562-0164
Fax: +1-907-562-0479
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving geographical understanding of Alaska and the North, putting geography back in the classroom, and exploring new ways of teaching and learning.
Publications: Alaska Geographic (1972-, 4pa)

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Alaska Heritage Museum At Wells Fargo

Type: Library
Website: www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/museums_an.htm
Address: 301 West Northern Lights Blvd., K3212-051, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 265-2834
Fax: (907) 265-2860
Notes:

The Heritage Library is a forum of information on Alaskan subjects, established to provide for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all the people in the Anchorage community, and serve as an interpretive tool for the Alaska Heritage Museum.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The collection of the Heritage Library focuses on works dealing with Alaskan history, art, native cultures, geography, etc. Periodicals include complete runs of the Alaska Sportsman/Alaska Magazine and the Beaver.

The collection of the Alaska Heritage Museum focuses on artifacts from the various cultures of Alaska Native people and examples of art by wellknown Alaskan artists.

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Alaska Historical Society

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-276-1956
Year of foundation: In 1967 re-formed as the final action of Alaska Centennial Commission.
Activities: Association for all those interested in the history of Alaska. Annual conference.
Publications: Alaska History News (1970-, 4pa); Alaska History (1984-, 2pa)

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Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (AMNWR)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.r7.fws.gov/nwr/akmnwr/
Address: 2355 Kachemak Bay Dr., Suite 101, Homer, AK 99603
Telephone: +1-907-235-6546
Fax: +1-907-235-7783
Year of foundation: 1980
Activities: Set up by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act which created a 4.9 million-acre refuge encompassing most of Alaska's seabird nesting habitat. Carries out ornithological research particularly in the Alleutian Islands.
Publications: AMNWR Reports

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Alaska Medical Library. University of Alaska Anchorage

Type: Library
Website: http://consortiumlibrary.org/aml
Contact name: Kathy Murray
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 786-1870
Fax: +1-(907) 562-2122
Open to the public? / Opening hours: yes / M-F 7:30a-10p; Sat 10a-8p; Sun Noon-11p
Year of foundation: 1969
Activities: In addition to supporting the health sciences programs at UAA, provides fee-based medical library services to healthcare providers throughout the State of Alaska which includes: literature searching/reference, document delivery, interlibrary loan, training, circulation of books, and table of contents service. Subcontracted by the National Library of Medicine to manage the Arctic Health website (http://www.arctichealth.org/).
Publications: One page newsletter - issues can be found at: http://consortiumlibrary.org/aml/publications/
Notes:

This unit of the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage, formerly the Health Sciences Information Service and before that called the Alaska Health Sciences Library, was transferred to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 1992.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Printed Brochure Available: Yes

Acquisitions Policy: Materials are selected by the staff and purchased by the Consortium Library. Emphasis is on clinical practice and all health science subjects of particular importance to Alaska.

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Alaska Miners Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.alaskaminers.org
Address: 501 Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 203, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-276-0347
Activities: Provides mining information for the State of Alaska.
Publications: Alaska Miner (1973-, 12pa)

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Alaska Native Language Center Library. Alaska State Library

Type: Library
Website: www.library.state.ak.us
Address: Alaska State Library and Historical Collections, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Telephone: (907) 465-2921
Fax: (907) 465-2665
Notes:

The Alaska State Library is a statewide research library for Alaska State Government. State employees needing information for their work have access to a variety of library services. Some of our resources can be accessed on-line though your computer, others will require a call to a librarian or a visit to the library. The Alaska State Library (ASL) acts as a statewide consultant to all types of libraries and is a strong supporter of library science informational needs. As a member of the Alaska Library Network, the State Library is committed to providing services and sharing resources so that equal access to information is ensured and available to all. Provides patron services and collects research materials on all aspects of Alaska history and development, with a selective focus on surrounding regions and the Arctic outside Alaska.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: CCL Library Catalog: Access to the Capital City Libraries' on-line catalog that includes materials at the Alaska State Library. Magazine Collection: Emphasizing topics of concern to state government. Newspaper Collection: Major national newspapers and a complete collection of Alaska newspapers. Historical Collections: Research materials on all aspects of Alaska history and development are available in the Historical Collections. Photograph Collections, On-Line Collections and In Library Collections

Alaska Newspaper Project: historic Alaska Newspapers on microfilm.

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Alaska Native Language Center. Library

Type: Library
Website: www.uaf.edu/anlc/index.html
Address: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: (907) 474-7874 [voice]
Fax: (907) 474-6586 [fax]
Notes:

The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages. ANLC publishes its research in story collections, dictionaries, grammars, and research papers. The center houses an archival collection of more than 10,000 items, virtually everything written in or about Alaska Native languages, including copies of most of the earliest linguistic documentation, along with significant collections about related languages outside Alaska. Staff members provide materials for bilingual teachers and other language workers throughout the state, assist social scientists and others who work with Native languages, and provide consulting and training services to teachers, school districts, and state agencies involved in bilingual education. The ANLC staff also participates in teaching through the Alaska Native Language Program which offers major and minor degrees in Central Yup'ik and Inupiaq Eskimo at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. An AAS degree or a Certificate in Native Language Education is also available. The center continues to strive to raise public awareness of the gravity of language loss worldwide but particularly in the North. Of the state's twenty Native languages, only two (Siberian Yupik in two villages on St. Lawrence Island, and Central Yup'ik in seventeen villages in southwestern Alaska) are spoken by children as the first language of the home. Like every language in the world, each of those twenty is of inestimable human value and is worthy of preservation. ANLC, therefore, continues to document, cultivate, and promote those languages as much as possible and thus contribute to their future and to the heritage of all Alaskans.

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION: There are 20 different Alaska Native languages: Aleut, Alutiiq (also called Aleut or Sugpiaq), Central Yup'ik Eskimo, St. Lawrence Island Eskimo, Inupiaq Eskimo, Tsimshian, Haida, Tlingit and Eyak and 11 Athabascan languages. These languages are becoming recognized as the priceless heritage they truly are. Since the passage of the Alaska Bilingual Education Law in 1972 there has been a demand for teachers who can speak and teach these languages in the schools throughout the state where there are Native children. Professional opportunities for those skilled in these languages exist in teaching, research and cultural, educational and political development. Central Yup'ik Eskimo is spoken by the largest number of people, and Inupiaq by the next largest. In these two languages major and minor curricula are now offered. Courses are also regularly offered in Kutchin (Gwich'in) Athabascan. For work in all other languages, individual or small-group instruction is offered under special topics. Thus there have frequently been instruction, seminars, and workshops also in Tlingit, Haida, St. Lawrence Island Eskimo, Aleut and Koyukon, comparative Eskimo and comparative Athabascan. UAF is unique in offering this curriculum, which benefits also from the research staff and library of the Alaska Native Language Center.

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Alaska Native Medical Center

Type: Organisation
Address: 255 Gambell St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-279-6661
Fax: +1-907-257-1038
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: 140-bed referral hospital for Alaska native population and operated by the US Government Indian Health Service. Sponsors and participates in a variety of clinical research projects involving Alaska natives.

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Alaska Native Plant Society

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 141613, Anchorage, AK 99514
Telephone: +1-907-333-8212
Fax: +1-907-333-4989
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Educational lectures held monthly October to May. Field trips.
Publications: Borealis (1982-, 8pa)

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Alaska Oil & Gas Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aoga.org
Address: 121 West Fireweed, Suite 207, Anchorage, AK 99503

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Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC)

Type: Library
Website: www.nps.gov/aplic
Address: 605 West 4th Av., Suite 105, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Telephone: +1-907-271-2737
Notes:

Provides information on all subjects relating to public lands in Alaska. Additional centres are maintained in Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan. The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers are interagency visitor centers authorized by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The centers serve the public on behalf of eight federal and state agencies which manage public lands in Alaska. The agencies are the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Geological Survey, Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Tourism and the Department of Natural Resources. Alaska's state and federal public lands are rich and varied. The centers provide one-stop access to visitor information on Alaska's public lands, including interpretive programs, daily films, brochures, mail and phone requests and special events.

Additional web address: http://www.nps.gov/aplic/center/

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Alaska Resources Library. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Type: Library
Website: www.arlis.org
Address: 222 West 7th, #36, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, United States
Telephone: +1-907-271-5025
Fax: +1-907-271-5965
Notes:

The Alaska Resources Library was founded as a centralized source of information on natural resources land issues following passage of the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act in 1971. The library operates as a branch within the Alaska State Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Primarily Alaskan and arctic natural resources areas covered, e.g., fish, wildlife, petroleum, minerals, recreation, vegetation, soils, geology; those areas of interest to the U.S. Department of the Interior in Alaska.

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Alaska Science and Technology Foundation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.astf.org
Address: 4500 Diplomacy Dr., Suite 515,Anchorage, AK 99508

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Alaska State Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.archives.state.ak.us
Address: 141 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, Alaska 99801-1720, United States
Telephone: +1- 907-465-2270
Fax: +1-907-465-2465
Notes:

Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: Records of territorial and state officials and agencies, 1874 to present. The collection includes records from the District of Alaska, 1874 to 1911, the Territory of Alaska, 1912 to 1959 and state government, 1959 to present. Records are organized by Record Groups reflecting the agencies of government, and thereunder, by functional series.

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Alaska State Medical Association, 4107 Laurel St., Anchorage, AK 99508.

Type: Organisation
Telephone: +1-907-562-2662
Fax: +1-907-561-2063
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Tracks health legislation before State legislature and lobbies for worthwhile bills. Committees for accreditation of medical courses; assistance in review of malpractice cases; assistance and monitoring of substance abusing physicians; and mediation of grievances between patients and physicians.
Publications: Alaska Medicine (1959-, 4pa); Hearbeat (c. 6pa); Medical Directory (annual)

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Alaska State Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.museums.state.ak.us/asmhome.html
Address: 395 Whittier St., Pouch FM, Juneau, AK 99811
Telephone: +1-907-465-2901
Fax: +1-907-465-2976
Year of foundation: Established in 1900 as the Alaska Historical Library and Museum, becoming a separate organization in 1966
Collections: Carries out research on and collects/displays materials relating to the people and history of Alaska. Sizable collections for the Alaskan Eskimo, smaller Aleut and Athapaskan collections
Publications: Concepts (1986-, 3pa); Gentle craft: watercolour views of Alaska 1778-1974; Glory remembered: wooden headgear of Alaska sea hunters (Black, 1991); Native Alaskan art in the State Historical Museum, Juneau, Alaska (Keithahn, 1959); Qajaq: kayaks of Siberia and Alaska (Zimmerly); Search for the Northwest Passage: a bicentennial exhibition on the Alaska voyages of George Vancouver (Olson)

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Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.awrta.org
Address: (AWRTA) 2207 Spenard Road, Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 9950
Telephone: +1-907-258-3171
Fax: +1-907-258-3851. E-mail: info@awrta.or
Activities: Non-profit, membership-driven trade association formed to be a collective voice for wilderness-dependent businesses. AWRTA advocates the sustainability of Alaska's natural and cultural resources, responsible tourism, and tourism planning for communities.

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Alaska. Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence

Type: Organisation
Website: www.adfg.state.ak.us
Address: PO Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: +1-907-465-4147
Fax: +1-907-465-2066
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Carries out research on all aspects of the role of subsistence hunting and fishing in the lives of Alaskan residents. Maintains a Community Profile Database as a central repository of information on contemporary subsistence uses within Alaskan communities.
Publications: Technical Paper Series (1982-)

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Alaska. Department of Labor, Research and Analysis Section

Type: Organisation
Website: www.labor.state.ak.us
Address: PO Box 25501, Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: +1-907-465-4500
Fax: +1-907-465-2101
Activities: Collects and analyzes statistical information on Alaska's population, employment, unemployment, wages, occupations and careers. Also prepares and analyzes data on occupational injuries, unemployment insurance and special projects.
Publications: Alaska Economic Trends (1981-, 12pa); Employment and Earnings Report (1990-, annual) [continues Statistical Quarterly (1959-89)]; and other statistical series and reports.

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Alaska. Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Type: Organisation
Website: wwwdggs.dnr.state.ak.us
Address: 3601 C St., Pouch 7-28, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-762-2261
Fax: +1-907-762-2236
Activities: State mapping agency.
Publications: Alaska's Mineral Industry (1982-, annual)

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Alaska/Yukon Society of Professional Soil Scientists (AYSPSS)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 202761, Anchorage, AK 99520

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Aleut Corporation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aleutcorp.com
Address: 4000 Old Seward Highway, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-561-4300
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). See also Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association Inc.
Publications: Aleutian Current (1972-, 4pa); Annual Report (1972-).

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Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association Inc.

Type: Organisation
Address: 1689 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-276-2700
Activities: Non-profit wing of Aleut Corporation.
Publications: Aang Angagin, Aang Angaginas (?-, 6pa); Aleut art: Unangam Aguqaadangin / Unangan of the Aleutian archipelago (Black, 1982); Annual Report

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aaas.org
Address: PO Box 80271, Fairbanks, AK 99708
Telephone: +1-907-474-5698
Fax: +1-907-474-6722
Year of foundation: 1950
Activities: Addresses issues concerning Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and other Arctic regions, and provides a forum for networking and sharing of information among researchers by means of the annual Arctic Science Conference and other activities.
Publications: Arctic Science Conference. Proceedings (1984-, annual) [continues Alaskan Science Conference. Proceedings (1950-83)]

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American Association of Avalanche Professionals

Type: Organisation
Website: www.avalanche.org/~aaap
Address: PO Box 34004, Truckee, CA 96160
Telephone: +1-916-587-3653
Fax: +1-916-587-4313
Publications: Avalanche Review (1982-, 12pa)

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American Avalanche Institute

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 308, Wilson, WY 83014
Telephone: +1-307-733-3315
Activities: Training and educational programme.

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.agu.org
Address: 2000 Florida Av., N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: +1-800-966-2481
Fax: +1-202-328-0566
Year of foundation: 1919
Publications: Antarctic Research Series (1964-); Eos (1919-, 52pa); Geophysical Monographs (1956-); Geophysical Research Letters (1974-, 26pa); Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1987-, 4pa); Journal of Geophysical Research (1896-). [Since 1977, sub-divided into. A: Space Physics, B: Solid Earth, C: Oceans, D: Atmospheres, E. Planets]; Reviews of Geophysics (1963-, 4pa); Tectonics (1982-, 6pa); Transactions (1920-68?) [last issue in NIPR is no. 49]; Water Resources Research (1965-, 12pa)

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American Institute for Exploration

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ife.org
Address: 1809 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo MI 49007
Telephone: +1-616-381-8237

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American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ametsoc.org
Address: 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: +1-617-227-2425
Fax: +1-617-742-8718
Year of foundation: 1919
Activities: Organizes scientific meetings and conferences, and other activities serving the research and operational communities in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Publications: Bulletin (1920-, 12pa); Journal of Applied Meteorology (1962-, 12pa); Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (1984-, 6pa); Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (1962-) [continues Journal of Meteorology (1944-61)]; Journal of Climate (1986-, 12pa) [continues Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology (1983-87)]; Journal of Physical Oceanography (1971-, 12pa); Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (1950-, 12pa) [continues Meteorological Abstracts and Bibliography (1950-59)]; Monthly Weather Review; Weather and Forecasting

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American Museum of Natural History

Type: Museum
Website: www.amnh.org
Address: Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024
Telephone: +1-212-769-5100
Fax: +1-212-769-5223
Year of foundation: 1869
Collections: In addition to displays illustrating the marine and terrestrial animal life of the polar regions, the collections include artefacts relating to northern cultures and to the polar aviator Ellsworth Lincoln. The Hall of Meteorites contains three meteorites brought back by Peary from Cape York, Greenland, including the world's largest. The Library includes the Chambers Polar Research Collection (founded, 1994)
Publications: Bulletin (1881-); Anthropological Papers (1907-); Natural History (1901-, 12pa)

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American Polar Society

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 692, Reedsport, OR 97467
Telephone: +1-503-759-3589
Fax: +1-503-759-3403
Year of foundation: 1934
Activities: Provides a forum for people involved or interested in polar exploration and research. Particularly concerned with the preservation of the American heritage of polar exploration and research instruments and currently advocates saving the South Pole dome and its re-erection in the USA to house a polar museum. Carries out oral history interviews and educational activities.
Publications: Polar Times (1935-87, 1993-, 2pa) [continues Little America Times (1933-35)]

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American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH)

Type: Organisation
Address: Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Telephone: +1-907-786-4746
Fax: +1-907-786-1000

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American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.astm.org
Address: Sub-Committee (D18-19) Frozen Soil and Rock, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 1910
Activities: Develops standards on pile load testing, frost susceptibility and creep testing.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.asce.org
Address: Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering (TCCRE), PO Box 831, Somerset, NJ 0887
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Seeks to identify, assess and report effects of the cold region environment on engineering design, construction and operations and to make recommendations for the advancement of scientific knowledge and practice in the engineering solution of cold regions problems. Organizes workshops, Cold Regions Specialty conferences (biennial). Publishes handbooks on cold region processes for practising engineers.
Publications: Cold Regions Engineering: Proceedings of the ... International Conference; Journal of Cold Regions Engineering (1986-, 4pa); Technical Council on Cold Regions Monograph Series

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.asme.org
Address: Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) Division, 345 East 47th St., New York, NY 1001
Activities: Organizes the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (1981-).
Publications: Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (1987-, 4pa); Proceedings (?-, annual)

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American Society of Polar Philatelists

Type: Organisation
Website: www.south-pole.com/aspp.htm
Address: Secretary, S.H. Jacobson, PO Box 945, Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: +1-609-871-0887
Year of foundation: 1956
Activities: Polar history and polar postal history.
Publications: Ice Cap News (1956-, 4pa)

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Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Type: Museum
Address: 121 West Seventh Av., Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-343-4326
Fax: +1-907-343-6149
Year of foundation: 1968
Collections: Large collection for Alaskan history and native culture, with some Siberian and Canadian material. Library
Publications: Alaska Gallery at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art (Davis, 1990); exhibition catalogues

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Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Library

Type: Library
Website: www.anchoragemuseum.org
Address: 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6650, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 343-6189
Fax: +1-(907) 343-6149
Notes:

Started as the archives and local history collection of the Cook Inlet Historical Society, the collection moved with its artifacts to the present building in 1968. Since that time the collection has grown with financial support from the Municipality of Anchorage and donations from interested citizens. Emphasis has been on Alaskan artists. It is primarily a reference collection for staff and volunteers for preparation of exhibitions and identification of artifacts.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collection covers most aspects of Alaska history and native culture, with some related Canadian exploration and associated materials. Emphasis is on native cultures, both ancient and contemporary, and local histories from all areas of the state; natural history and hard sciences are not covered. Art as it relates to the North.

ASSOCIATED ARCHIVE OR MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION: Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: 1. Archives of the Museum - Exhibition program, monthly news letters, Alaska artists files, visuals of juried shows. 2. Local history - diaries, some oral history tapes, some personal papers dealing with Cook Inlet area. Extensive historical photograph collection. Users Policy: Available for use in house.

Additional web address: http://www.libdex.com/data/26/13229.html

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Antarctic Development Squadron Six

Type: Organisation
Activities: provides air support to US Antarctic Program.

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Antarctic Experience

Type: Museum
Website: www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica
Address: PO Box 73, Reedsport, OR 97467
Collections: Run by the Hero Foundation focusing on the Antarctic Research Vessel Hero. There is a visitor and museum centre ashore and it is planned to expand the facilities to form the Richard E. Byrd National Antarctic Center.

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Antarctica Project

Type: Organisation
Website: www.asoc.org
Address: 408 C St. NE, PO Box 76920, Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: +1-202-544-0236
Fax: +1-202-544-8483
Activities: Environmental NGO concerned with conservation issues affecting Antarctica and South Ocean. The northern hemisphere secretariat for ASOC.
Publications: The Antarctica Project (1992-, 4pa)

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Antarctican Society

Type: Organisation
Address: 905 North Jacksonville St., Arlington, VA 22205.
Telephone: +1-703-522-290
Year of foundation: 1959
Activities: Non-profit educational and cultural organization whose membership is open to all with Antarctic interests. Sponsors lectures and holds an annual dinner meeting at which an annual Memorial Lecture is delivered by a distinguished scientist.
Publications: The Antarctican Society newsletter (1969-, 6pa)

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Arctic and Offshore Research Information System (AORIS)

Type: Library
Website: www.energy.gov
Address: US Department of Energy, PO Box 880, Morgantown, WV 26507 USA
Telephone: +1-304-291-4715

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Arctic Applications Inc.

Type: Organisation
Address: 1705 14th St., Suite 126, Boulder, CO 80302

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Arctic Energies Ltd., 511 Heavitree Lane, Severna Park, MD 21146.

Type: Organisation
Telephone: +1-301-987-5454

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Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI). University of Alaska Anchorage

Type: Library
Website: www.uaa.alaska.edu
Address: 707 A Street, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 257-2700 (Institute); +1-(907) 257-2732 (Library)
Fax: +1-(907) 257-2707
Notes:

The Arctic Environmental Information and Date Center (AEIDC), founded in 1972 as a referral center and applied research center focusing on Alaska's natural resources, is a part of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI) of the University of Alaska Anchorage. AEIDC maintains specialized collections of unpublished and difficult-to-find arctic environmental literature both in-house and at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services. ENRI offers public contractual information services through AEIDC as well as through its Alaska State Climate Center, Alaska Natural Heritage Program, and Resource Solutions. The Alaska State Climate Center houses historic data files on Alaska's climatology and meteorology and conducts weather-related research on such topics as marine ice conditions, snow accumulation, and wind. It also prepares specialized climate reports and data summaries. The Alaska Natural Heritage Program has been developing and maintaining a dynamic biological database on rare and significant Alaska species, communities, habitats, and ecosystems since 1989. It provides biological and related management and land-based information that is useful in land development planning, resource management, applied scientific research, environmental review, and education. Resource Solutions provides assistance for preventing and resolving disputes on public issues.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: AEIDC's holdings are almost exclusively in English and consist of 11,500 government publications and microforms, 8,800 bound volumes, and 65 periodical titles. Its collections focus primarily on Alaska- and Arctic-related environmental and natural resources materials, but also includes publications of general historical interest to northern researchers, such as the research reports of the Alaska Historical Commission and the records of the Alaska Packers Association. AEIDC is a repository for most publications of several major University of Alaska research institutes, including the Agricultural Experiment Station, Geophysical Institute, Institute of Arctic Biology, Institute of Marine Science, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Institute of Water Resources, and Sea Grant. AEIDC is also a repository for several state agency publication series, including the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's FRED Division reports and Subsistence Division Technical Paper Series.

Other collections: 1. Arctic Petroleum Operators Association Publications 2. Alaska Oil and Gas Association reports 3. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Statewide Research Division Reports 4. National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Alaska Section, Corrosion Book and Technical Reports Collections 5. Alaska Oil Spill Commission Collection 6. Alaska Native Regional Corporation annual reports 7. ARCO Arctic Environmental Reports Collection 8. Alyeska's Port Valdez Environmental Monitoring Studies

Additional web address: ENRI: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/enri/

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://arctic.fws.gov
Address: US Fish and Wildlife Service, 101 12th Av., PO Box 20, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: +1-907-456-0250
Fax: +1-907-456-0428
Year of foundation: 1960 [until 1980, Arctic National Wildlife Range]

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Arctic Network

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 102252, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-272-2452
Fax: +1-907-272-2453
Activities: Grouping with native, environmental and health organization membership. Seeks to influence official positions adopted in Arctic Council/Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and to raise the importance of the Arctic among policy-makers. See also Arctic Network Russia.
Publications: Leads (?-, ?)

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Arctic Perspectives Fund

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 75503, St. Paul, MN 55175.
Telephone: +1-612-227-3573
Fax: +1-612-227-4811

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Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.arcus.org
Address: 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Telephone: +1-907-474-1600
Fax: +1-907-474-1604
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Association of many US universities. Main goals are to produce identifiable improvements in US Arctic science, to build Arctic research communities of scientists and scholars, and to open avenues of interdisciplinary approaches by the introduction of new techniques.
Publications: Arctic information and data: a guide to selected resources; Witness the Arctic (1993-, 2pa) [continues ARCUS Actions (1989-92)].

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Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 129, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-8633
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). The major villages are Anaktuvuk Pass, Atkasoock, Barrow, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Uqalugaanich Newsletter (1973-, 4pa).
Notes:

Anchorage address: 313 E. St., Suite 5, Anchorage, AK 99501; tel: +1-907-276-1552

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Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Coordination Center (ADCC)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://arcss.colorado.edu

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Association of Village Council Presidents

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 219, Bethel, AK 99559
Telephone: +1-907-543-3521
Fax: +1-907-543-3596
Year of foundation: 1964
Activities: Non-profit organization representing the interests of the Yup'ik Eskimo living in ca. 50 villages in the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta, Southwest Alaska and as such involved in every facet of resource management and developmental issues facing the Yup'ik, and in ongoing efforts to protect and ensure the longterm stability and viability of their traditional subsistence lifestyle.

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Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 577, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-4881
Fax: +1-907-852-488
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Provides a common forum for Americans and Russians interested in northern seabird resources to promote, facilitate and co-ordinate research, management and conservation activities of mutual concern.
Publications: Beringian Seabird Bulletin (1993-, annual)

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Bering Sea Fishermen's Association

Type: Organisation
Address: 632 Christensen Dr., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: 907-279-6519

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Bering Straits Native Corporation

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 1008, Nome, AK 99762
Telephone: +1-907-443-5252
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). The major villages are Gambell, Nome, Savoonga, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, St. Michael and Unalakleet. See also Kawerak Inc.
Publications: Annual Report (1973-); Bering Straits Agluktuk (1973-, 6pa).

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Bishop Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.bishopmuseum.org
Address: Honolulu, Hawaii
Collections: Fine holdings of Antaarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean invertebrates collected by Gressitt.

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Bristol Bay Native Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.bbna.com
Address: PO Box 189, Dillingham, AK 99576
Telephone: +1-907-842-5257
Activities: Non-profit wing of Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
Publications: Annual Report (1985-); Newsletter (?-, ?)

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.bbnc.net
Address: PO Box 198, Dillingham, AK 99576
Telephone: +1-907-278-3602
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). See also Bristol Bay Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Newsletter (1972-, 6pa)

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Bureau of the Census

Type: Organisation
Website: www.census.gov
Address: Washington, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 2041
Publications: Historical statistics of the United States: colonial times to 1970 (1976); Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-, annual); and other statistical series and reports.

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Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program

Type: Library
Website: http://library.osu.edu/sites/archives/polar/
Contact name: Laura Kissel
Address: 134 University Archives 2700 Kenny Road Columbus, Ohio 43210
Telephone: +1-614-688-8173
Fax: +1-614-688-4150
Open to the public? / Opening hours: 9-noon and 1-4:30, Monday - Friday. Appointments preferred.
Notes:

The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program (BPRCAP) is a collaborative effort of the Byrd Polar Research Center and The Ohio State University Archives. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical documents concerned with polar regions. The goal of the BPRCAP is to make rare or unique historical material about polar exploration and scientific investigation available for use in the context of an active polar research environment. Historical collections contain papers, records, photographs and other forms of documentation concerning explorers, scientists and other figures and organizations prominent in the advancement of knowledge about polar environments.

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Byrd Polar Research Center. Goldthwait Polar Library. the Ohio State University

Type: Library
Website: http://bprc.osu.edu
Address: 1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1002, United States
Telephone: +1-(614) 292-6715
Fax: +1-(614) 292-6715
Notes:

Library began with beginning of Institute of Polar Studies in 1960. Accessions cover all polar subjects, either through exchange or purchases. Emphasis is toward scientific literature in the physical and biological sciences.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Antarctic and sub-arctic regions: geology, glaciology, meteorology, biology and the history of exploration. Arctic (including Greenland): soil science, engineering, environmental studies, geology, glaciology and social sciences. Alpine (especially Peru, Chile, and Argentina): glaciology, glacial geology.

English-language publications predominate. Russian is the most represented foreign language, with some publications in French, Spanish, German and Scandinavian languages.

Additional web address: The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program (BPRCAP) http://library.osu.edu/sites/archives/polar/

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Type: Museum
Website: www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh
Address: Carnegie Institute, 4400 Forbes Av., Pittsburg, PA 15213
Year of foundation: 1896
Collections: Extensive ethnographic and natural history holdings obtained on over 50 Arctic and several Antarctic expeditions. Library.

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Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 53, Nome, AK 99762
Telephone: +1-907-443-2566
Year of foundation: 1967
Collections: Local history, archaeology and anthropology. Nome gold rush.

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Center for Northern Studies

Type: Organisation
Website: www.together.net/~cnsnorth
Address: 479 Crossroads, Wolcott, VT 05680
Telephone: +1-802-888-4331
Fax: +1-802-888-3969
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: Provides college-level multidisciplinary courses on northern circumpolar environments, cultures and issues. The academic years includes fall and spring, 4-month semesters, augmented by field studies in Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Maine, Vermont and Scotland, and a 1-month semester in January dedicated solely to a Winter Ecology course concentrating on the study of the immediate area of the Center. The herbarium includes plant specimens from Alaska, the Northwest Territories and Antarctica. Library.
Publications: Northern Raven (1974/75-) [continues Raven (1972-74)]

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Center for Northern Studies

Type: Library
Website: www.sterlingcollege.edu/CNS
Address: Box 72, Craftsbury Common, Vermont 05827, United States
Telephone: +1- (802) 586 7711
Fax: +1- (802) 586 2596
Notes:

Library opened in 1973 with the collection of Dr. Steven B. Young as its nucleus. Since then volumes have been added by gift or purchase. In 1979 the Center received a grant from the National Science Foundation jointly with Middlebury College to assist in the instructional program. Part of the money is specifically earmarked for library development. In 1981, the library was moved into new quarters.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The collection is multidisciplinary (Natural Social Sciences), generally oriented towards north polar regions. English language predominates.

ASSOCIATED ARCHIVE OR MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS: Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: Herbarium, Plant specimens from Alaska, Vermont, Newfoundland, NW Territories and other Canadian provinces. Also some specimens from South Polar regions (about 75 cu. ft.). Open to researchers.

Users Policy: Open to reseachers.

Union Lists in which Holdings are Reported: Vermont Union Catalog.

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Chambers Polar Research Collection. American Museum of Natural History Library

Type: Library
Website: http://library.amnh.org
Address: Central Park West and 79th St., New York, NY 10024, United States
Telephone: +1-212-769-5400
Fax: +1-212-769-5009
Notes:

History of the Collection: The Library at the AMNH opened in 1869 and has continued to serve its primary audience, the scientific staff of the museum, as well as the international scholarly community and interested members of the public. The Chambers Polar Research Collection was created in September 1994 with funding from Kenneth and Ann Chambers, polar enthusiasts, lecturers and guides. Mr. Chambers served on the staff of the Museum's Department of Education for many years.

Description of Polar Collection: The scope of the collection includes general reference works, with an emphasis on three areas: polar exploration and discovery; fauna, geology and ecology; and anthropology and native cultures. Funding for the Chambers Collection has enabled the library to add important serial titles, such as Polar Biology, as well as several hundred monographs.

English language publications predominate, with some publications in French, Spanish, German and others. The library's holdings relating to polar topics number in the thousands. There are 45 polar related books and manuscripts in the Library's Rare Book Collection. Reference

Series include: Antarctic Bibliography. Ed. George A. Doumani. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1965. V. 1- 21 Arctic Bibliography. Washington DC: Department of Defense, 1953. V. 1- 16 Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology. Hanover, New Hampshire: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 1973. V. 23- 47 Catalogue of the Library of the Arctic Institute of North America. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1968. V. 1-4 Dictionary Catalog of the Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions in the Dartmouth College Library. Boston: G.K.Hall & Co., 1967. V. 1-8 The Library Catalogue of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Boston: G.K.Hall & Co., 1976. V. 1-19 The Special Collections Department holds the videotapes: Antarctica Week, pts 1-5, 1988; With Byrd at the South Pole, 1928; 90 Degrees South, 1910;

The Photo collection also contains hundreds of black and white prints from various Polar Expeditions. Searching the Chambers Polar Collection. The holding of the AMNH library, including the Chambers Polar Collection, can be searched over the Internet at the following URL:

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Cold Regions Research and Engineering Library. U.S. Army

Type: Library
Website: www.crrel.usace.army.mil/home-products.html
Address: 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-1290, United States
Telephone: +1-(603) 646-4221
Fax: +1-(603) 646-4712
Notes:

The library was formed as the U.S. Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment, Wilmette, Illinois, in 1952 and was combined with Arctic Construction and Frost Effect Laboratory to form USACRREL in 1961. The book collection includes background scientific and engineering materials. The Bibliography of Cold Regions Science & Technology has been prepared by the Library of Congress for CRREL since 1951. For a brief period the laboratory was known as the Terrestrial Science Center but returned to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory name.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The Entire library collection is maintained to support research on physics and mechanics of cold regions materials, and on engineering in cold regions (Arctic, and areas with seasonal cold temperatures); subjects included in book collection are physics, mathematics, chemistry, geography and geology (including glaciology), meteorology, and engineering (especially soil mechanics). The polar collection is interfiled with our basic collection of science and engineering materials with the exception of the Cold Regions Bibliography collection on microfilm and microfiche. 45% of the Bibliography is Russian material with 10% in additional languages other than English.

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Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.cshwhalingmuseum.org
Address: Main St., PO Box 25, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Year of foundation: 1936
Collections: History and techniques of whaling. Exhibits include scrimshaw and the dory used by Robert Cushman Murphy during his voyage on the Daisy to South Georgia, 1911-12
Publications: Scrimshaw: folk art of the whalers (Earle, 1957)

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Columbia University

Type: Organisation
Website: www.columbia.edu
Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, PO Box 1000, Rt. 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: +1-914-359-2900
Fax: +1-914-365-2312
Year of foundation: 1949
Activities: Geophysical research institute active in the polar regions and elsewhere. Core Laboratory houses the world's largest collection of deep-ocean sediment cores, many taken from polar seas. Operates the research vessel Maurice Ewing.
Publications: LDEO-News (?-, 3pa)

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Consortium Library. University of Alaska Anchorage

Type: Library
Website: www.consortiumlibrary.org
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 786-1825
Fax: +1- (907) 786-6050
Notes:

The Consortium Library serves the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and Alaska Pacific University (APU), as well as health care practitioners throughout Alaska. The library was formed in 1973 when the libraries of the Anchorage Community College and Alaska Methodist University merged. In 1977 the collection of the Alaska Native Medical Center (Alaska Health Sciences Library) was also merged with the Consortium Library collection. In 1992 the administration of the services of the Alaska Health Sciences Library was transferred to the Consortium Library and the unit was renamed the Health Sciences Information Service. Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM - 11 PM; Friday 7:30 AM - 6 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM - 6 PM; Sunday 12 noon - 6 PM. Reduced hours between semesters and during the summer.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The polar collection is designated the Alaska Collection and all materials on Alaska are included, with some material on the Arctic and Antarctic regions as well. There is a small rare book collection, consisting primarily of first edition and out of print titles on polar discovery and exploration. The library is a depository for Alaska state documents. In addition, all U.S. documents pertaining to the north are housed in the Alaska Collection. The majority of the collection is in English, with little effort devoted to acquiring non-English materials.

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Consortium Library. University of Alaska Anchorage. Archives and Manuscript Department

Type: Library
Website: http://consortiumlibrary.org/archives
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 786-1825
Fax: +1- (907) 786-6050
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The department was created in the summer of 1979. At the end of 1993 it held over 400 historical manuscripts collections and numerous university record series. The department's holdings amount to over 2,600 cubic feet of records. Collections primarily concern Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Included are personal papers, organization records, and microfilm copies of government records.

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Cook Inlet Historical Society

Type: Organisation
Address: 121 West 7th St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-343-4326
Fax: +1-907-343-6149
Year of foundation: 1955

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Cook Inlet Native Association

Type: Organisation
Address: 670 West Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-278-4641
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Cook Inlet Region Inc.
Publications: Annual Report (?-)

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Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Drawer 4-N, Anchorage, AK 99509; 2525 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-274-8638
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Anchorage. See also Cook Inlet Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report; CIRI Newsletter (1973-, 12pa)

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Copper River Native Association

Type: Organisation
Address: Drawer H, Copper Center, AK 99573
Telephone: +1-907-822-5241
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Ahtna Inc..
Publications: Copper River Native Association News (AT-NA'T'AENE NENE') (?-, 12pa); Copper Valley Senior Citizen Newsletter (1985-, 4pa); Annual Report (1985-)

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Dartmouth College Library. Stefansson Collection On Polar Exploration

Type: Library
Website: www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/manuscripts/stefansson_guide.html
Address: Special Collections, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, United States
Telephone: +1- (603) 646-2037
Fax: +1- (603) 646-3702
Notes:

History: The Stefansson Collection was acquired by Dartmouth College in 1951. Founded as the personal library of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, the collection maintains an emphasis on the history of exploration of the polar regions with much of its material relating to Arctic regions. Materials relating to the polar regions outside this emphasis on exploration are classed in other libraries on campus. The collection was completely reprocessed and recataloged in 1981 with much preservation work being done at that time. For an overview of the collection, see Philip N. Cronenwett, "The Stefansson Collection: Past, Present, Future," Proceedings of the Twelfth Northern Libraries Colloquy, INSTAAR Special Publication, Glaciological Data, Report GD-22 (1988), 167-174.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Currently the collection contains some 4,500 monographs, 210 manuscript collections, approximately 25,000 photographs, and ca. 48 linear feet of vertical files. Emphasis is placed on primary research materials relating to the history of the exploration of the Arctic to 1925 and the Antarctic to 1940. Materials are collected in all languages.

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Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering

Type: Organisation
Address: Cold Regions Science, Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-2888
Activities: includes Ice Research Laboratory

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Dillingham Heritage Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Pouch 202, Dillingham, AK 99576
Telephone: +1-907-842-5610.

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Doyon Ltd.

Type: Organisation
Address: 201 First Av., Suite 200, or PO Box 74240, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
Telephone: +1-907-452-4755
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Fairbanks. See also Tanana Chiefs.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Newsletter (1972-, 6pa)

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Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

Type: Organisation
Address: 530 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10028.

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Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska and Polar Regions Department

Type: Library
Website: www.uaf.edu/library
Address: Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 310 Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6800, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 474-7224
Fax: +1-(907) 474-6841
Notes:

Founded in 1922 with less than 3,000 books. First full-time librarian was hired in 1936. After several moves, the library was housed in its present structure in 1969 and a major addition was completed in 1984. The polar collection has grown rapidly since 1970.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Alaska and Polar Regions Department: Collection covers the Arctic, Sub-arctic, and Antarctic in all languages, with a particular emphasis on Alaska. In addition, the collection contains about 4,500 publications on the Russian North, 12,000 on northern Canada, 1,800 on Greenland, and lesser amounts on Iceland, the Scandinavian North and Antarctica.

IN-HOUSE DATABASES: 1. Pioneers of Alaska Index. (All but current indexing is included on PolarPac) 2. Alaska Newspaper Tree Database 3. Alaska Oral Histories Database 4. University of Alaska Fairbanks Thesis and Dissertation Database 5. Wenger Anthropological Eskimo Database 6. Illustrations in Rare Books in Rasmuson Collection Database 7. Manuscript Maps Database 8. Project Jukebox Database (multi-media database to select oral histories)

ASSOCIATED ARCHIVE OR MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS: Archive Name: Archives and Manuscript Collections, Alaska and Polar Regions Department, Elmer E. Rasmusson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks Telephone Number: (907) 474-7261 Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection - Subject Strengths: Alaska-related anthropology, business, history, government, politics, science, church records (Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Russian Orthodox), University of Alaska administration and research units. 1,750 1/2" video tapes; 740 3/4" videos; 5,600 reels of archival movie film; 500,000 historic photographs; 6,000 audio tapes with 25% indexed;

Users Policy: Open to general public and researchers. Open to general public and researchers. Copying Facilities: Photocopying services, photographic reproduction. (Charges are made for these services.) Finding Aids or Description of Collection: Finding aids to most major collections are available. Seven formal indexes have been prepared. A general guide to all of the manuscript collections is available on computer printout. Union Lists in which Holdings are Reported: Some holdings are listed in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Some holdings are listed on GNOSIS and WLN computer databases.

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Explorers Club

Type: Organisation
Website: www.explorers.org
Address: 46th East 70th St., New York, NY 10021
Telephone: +1-212-628-8383
Fax: +1-212-288-4449
Year of foundation: 1905
Activities: The James B. Ford Library includes collections donated by Peary's son and daughter, by Wilkins' widow, and by Ted Bank. The archives include records of the Arctic Club, the Peary Arctic Club and the Explorers Club.
Publications: Explorers Journal (1921-, 4pa)

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Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library. Noel Wien Library

Type: Library
Website: http://library.fnsb.lib.ak.us
Address: 1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks Alaska 99701, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 459-1020
Fax: +1- (907) 459-1024
Notes:

The original library was built in 1909. It was run by the Episcopal Church until 1942, when it was turned over to the City. The City ran the library until 1968 when it was taken over by the Borough. In 1974 a bond issue was passed to construct a new facility. The present building opened in October 1977. It consists of 44,000 square feet and houses 250,000 items.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The collection is called the Alaskana collection. It consists of works about Alaska and works by Alaskan authors. Because of the proximity of the University Library containing scholarly and research materials, the trend of the collection is more on the popular side.

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Field Museum of Natural History

Type: Museum
Website: www.fieldmuseum.org
Address: Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605
Year of foundation: 1893
Collections: Large northern collections, particularly for Alaska where Miner W. Bruce obtained many artefacts in the Port Clarence and Kotzebue Sound areas between 1892 and 1897. Other important collections were made by Nordenskiold (Port Clarence, 1880) and Peary (Northwest Greenland, 1891-92)
Publications: Fieldiana (1895-) [sub-divided into Anthropology; Botany, Geology, and Zoology]

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Florida State University

Type: Organisation
Website: www.fsu.edu
Address: Department of Geology, Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, 108 Carraway Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306
Telephone: +1-904-644-2407
Fax: +1-904-644-4214
Activities: Maintains the US collection of rock and core samples from the following expeditions: Dry Valley Drilling Project, Ross Ice Shelf Project, Eastern Taylor Valley Project, Project CIROS (Cenozoic Investigations in the Western Ross Sea), International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expeditions, Operation Deep Freeze, USNS Eltanin/ARA Islas Orcadas Circumpolar Survey, Antarctic Peninsula and Ross Sea operations aboard R/V Polar Duke and Nathaniel B. Palmer, and from miscellaneous other vessels operating in the Southern Ocean.
Publications: Sediment description volumes for cores obtained by the following ships: USNS Eltanin/ARA Islas Orcadas, R/V Polar Duke, R/V Nathaniel Palmer, USCGC Glacier and from Deep Freeze and IWSOE operations.

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Florida State University, Polar Desert Research Center

Type: Organisation
Address: Tallahassee, FL 32306

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Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies

Type: Organisation
Address: 6205 Franktown Rd., Carson City, NV 89701
Activities: Antarctic Laboratory. Library has good holdings for Antarctic life science and whaling.
Publications: A history and atlas of the fishes of the Antarctic Ocean (1993)

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Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research Inc. (FGER)

Type: Organisation
Address: c/o Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Av. North, Seattle, WA 98109 and 541 East 1st St., Moscow, ID 83843.
Telephone: +1-208-885-6392 or +1-6382-882-1237
Fax: +1-208-882-1237. field office: 4470 No. Douglas Hwy, Juneau, AK 9980
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: Non-profit organization providing education and field training in scientific technique and methodology in the earth and environmental sciences on the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). Also monitors glaciers in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and British Columbia. A library containing 15,000 books, scientific reports and periodicals is located at University of Idaho, Glaciological and Arctic Sciences Institute.
Publications: JIRP Newsletter (annual); Reports and publications pertinent to the Juneau Icefield Research Program, Alaska and allied research projects in other geographic areas 1946-1995 (1995)

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Frederick A. Cook Society

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cookpolar.org
Address: Sullivan County Historical Museum, PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Telephone: +1-914-434-8044
Activities: Champions Cook's claim to have been first to climb Mt McKinley (1906) and to reach the North Pole (1907).
Publications: Polar Priorities (1990-, annual) [continues Newsletter (1974-89)]

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Fs-Info-Alaska. Forestry Sciences Laboratory Library

Type: Library
Website: www.fs.fed.us/pnw/wenlab/pages/info-index.html
Address: 2770 Sherwood Lane, Suite 2A, Juneau, Alaska 99802, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 586-7810
Fax: +1-(907) 586-7848
Publications: Monthly Alert - new accessions to the FS INFO database.
Notes:

Before 1966 this library was a field station research collection. Since 1967 it has served the U.S. Forest Service Region 10 as well as the research unit. The research unit has been known as Alaska Forest Research Center, Northern Forest Research Station, and since 1966 has been a division of Pacific NW Forest & Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon, as the Institute of Northern Forestry and later Forestry Sciences Laboratory. The unit at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is now known as Institute of Northern Forestry.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The library collection consists of material on forestry and related disciplines such as entomology, hydrology, botany, geology, pathology. Also included are materials on fisheries and wildlife. Material on southeast Alaska is emphasized, however, information is also collected from Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, China and Japan. The library maintains a complete collection of U.S.D.A. Forest Service Experiment Stations publications.

Additional web address: http://fsinfo.fs.fed.us/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon

Additional Internet resources: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/library/find-articles/subjects/lifesciences.html

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Geological Society of America (GSA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.geosociety.org
Address: PO Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301
Telephone: +1-303-447-2020
Fax: +1-303-447-1133
Year of foundation: 1888
Activities: Promotes scientific information to the geologic community through meetings, publications, etc.
Publications: Bathymetry of the Arctic Ocean (1986); Bulletin (1888-, 12pa); Geology (1973-, 12pa); Geology of North America (1989- multivol. series); Memoirs (1934-); Special Papers (1973-)

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Geophysical and Polar Research Center Reading Room. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Type: Library
Website: http://library.wisc.edu
Address: Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, 1215 W. Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States
Telephone: +1- (608) 262-1921
Fax: +1- (608) 262-0693
Notes:

The GPRC "Library" is actually a reading room. We have no purchasing funds and rely entirely on donations from various sources. We have a good collection of Russian scientific books, periodicals and reprints. GPRC is a sub-department of the Dept. of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The main Department has a library which has purchasing abilities for the whole Department. The Geology & Geophysics Library absorbed much of our collection when we moved into Weeks Hall in 1974.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The Center Library contains periodicals, books, reports, pamphlets, some reprints, and maps pertaining to the history and research of the Arctic and Antarctic. Special subjects include geophysics and any information regarding polar activities and discoveries. Information contained in the library includes foreign articles in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Primary users of the library are geology and geophysics professors, research and teaching assistants, and graduate students.

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Geophysical Institute, Keith B. Mather Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Type: Library
Website: www.gi.alaska.edu/services/library/
Address: Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks 930 Koyukuk Drive Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 474-7512
Fax: +1-(907) 474-6846
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Open to the public / 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
Year of foundation: 1946
Publications: Bibliographies available on library's web page: Barrow, Alaska, 1947-2004 HAARP Bibliography, 1990-2008 International Geophysical Year (1957-1958) Wildfires in the North, 1950-2004
Notes:

The library was established in 1946 at the same time as the Geophysical Institute. As the northern most special library in the United States, it supports the research of the Geophysical Institute (GI), the International Arctic Research Center (IARC), and the geophysical research community.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The library collects materials in the following areas: atmospheric sciences, aurora, glaciology, global change, ice, meteorology, permafrost, remote sensing, sedimentation, snow, space physics, and volcanology with an emphasis on the arctic regions especially Alaska. Special collections include the Alaska Climate Data, Alaska Department of Transportation, Alaskan Geologic and Mining Theses and Dissertations, Army Meteorological Team Data-Alaska, International Geophysical Year, International Historical Glaciological Collection, and USGS and Bureau of Mines Alaska Publications.

Languages: English as well as Japanese, Russian,and Chinese.

Library holdings can be found in Goldmine, the online catalog used by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and WorldCat, an international catalog of library holdings.

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Glacier Society

Type: Organisation
Website: www.glaciersociety.org
Activities: Non-profit 501-(c)3 Educational Foundation based in Bridgeport, CT, dedicated to uniting polar interests around the globe through the restoration and operation of the USS/USCGC <i>Glacier</i>, the largest icebreaker of her time. Once restored, the <i>Glacier</i> will return to public service as a fully operational platform for scientific and environmental education and research.

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Goddard Space Flight Center

Type: Organisation
Website: http://denali.gsfc.nasa.gov
Address: Oceans and Ice Branch, Greenbelt, MD 2077

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Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Type: Museum
Website: www.brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/
Address: Brown University, Mount Hope Grant, Bristol, RI 02809
Telephone: +1-401-253-8388
Fax: +1-401-253-1198
Year of foundation: 1956
Collections: Has extensive northern collections almost exclusively from Alaska where the museum has an ongoing archaeological research programme begun by its first director, J.L. Giddings, and continued by the museum's Circumpolar Laboratory under D.D. Anderson
Publications: Published catalogue: Out of the North: the Subarctic Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology (Hail and Duncan, 1989)

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Hanscom Air Force Research Library

Type: Library
Website: www.hanscom.af.mil/library
Address: AFRL/VSIL, 5 Wright Street, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts 01731-3004, United States
Telephone: 1-(781) 377-4619
Fax: +1-(781) 377-4896
Notes:

History of Library: Founded in 1948, now contains about 30,000 volumes: one-third monographs, two-thirds scientific and technical journals. Small rare book section of ca. 2500 volumes including a few classics of the polar literature.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: In the 1950s and 1960s some polar research was conducted at Phillips and the library acquired current books and journals together with some earlier literature in both categories, but since then very little polar-related research has been performed here and the library has acquired very little polar-related material.

Languages: mainly English, some Russian

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Heritage Museum

Type: Museum
Address: 301 West Northern Lights Blvd., PO Box 100600, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-265-2834
Fax: +1-907-265-2002
Year of foundation: 1968
Collections: Founded by the National Bank of Alaska to provide a showcase for Alaskan culture and history. The Museum displays baskets, weapons, paintings, photographs of the native peoples. Library.

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Hood Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.dartmouth.edu
Address: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Collections: Sizeable ethnographic and archaeological holdings for northern peoples. Collections include Eskimo/Inuit artefacts collected by F.C. and C.G. Churchill (1899-1909), S.P. and A.L. Haight (1953-62) among others. The Athapaskan materials were primarily collected by R. McKennan.

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Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Information Center. University of Colorado

Type: Library
Website: http://instaar.colorado.edu/index.html
Address: Campus Box 450, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States
Telephone: +1- (303) 492-1867
Fax: +1- (303) 492-6388
Notes:

The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Colorado. The study of some of the earth's extreme environments found at high altitudes and high latitudes, or that existed during the Quaternary period, is carried out in the area of ecology, paleoecology, environmental processes and Quaternary research aimed at paleoclimatological interpretations. Geographic areas in which field work is concentrated are alpine Colorado, Alaska, eastern arctic Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, and southern South America.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: As one of its several facilities to support research and teaching, INSTAAR maintains a special library, known as the INSTAAR Information Center. This special collection serves to support the research and teaching requirements of INSTAAR faculty, research associates, and graduate students. Connections to the main CU Libraries ensure that users can reach beyond the core collection.

Additional web address: INSTAAR Information Center: http://instaar.colorado.edu/resources/library/

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Institute of Arctic Studies and of International Environmental Governance, Dartmouth College

Type: Organisation
Website: www.dartmouth.edu/~arctic
Address: 6214 Steele Hall, Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-1278
Fax: +1-603-646-1279
Activities: Primarily social science and policy studies research institute forming part of the John Sloan Dickey Endowment for International Understanding. Seeks to promote international cooperation via three programmes - Arctic Peace and Cooperation, US/Russia Arctic Collaboration, and Arctic Indigenous Peoples.
Publications: Northern Notes (1989-) [continues Polar Notes (1959-75)]

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Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nsf.gov/od/opp/arctic/iarpc/start.htm
Address: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Year of foundation: Established in 1984 under the Arctic Research Policy Act.
Activities: Seeks to improve the coordination of Arctic research carried out by Federal, State and local agencies. Works with the US Arctic Research Commission to develop an integrated national Arctic research policy to guide Federal agencies in the development of their Arctic research programmes.
Publications: Arctic Research of the United States (1987-, 2pa); Principles for the conduct of research in the Arctic

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International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.iarc.uaf.edu
Address: University of Alaska Fairbank

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International Design for Extreme Environments Association of the United States of America

Type: Organisation
Address: Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SISCA), College of Architecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204
Publications: Network News Briefs (?-, ?).

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International Ice Patrol

Type: Library
Website: www.uscg.mil/lantarea/iip/home.html
Address: Cominticepat, Avery Point, 1082 Shennecossett Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340-6096, United States
Telephone: +1- (203) 441-2635
Fax: +1- (203) 441-2773
Notes:

Materials collected since beginning of ice patrol in 1913.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: International Ice Patrol related documents dating from commencement of patrol in 1913. Materials are: operational conduct of the patrol and related research on icebergs and ocean currents. Also library on icebreaker cruise reports. Library also contains many photographs.

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Kawerak, Inc.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.kawerak.org
Address: PO Box 948, Nome, AK 99762
Telephone: +1-907-443-5231
Activities: Non-profit wing of Bering Straits Native Corporation.
Publications: Kawerak Nipliksuk (?-, ?).

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Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.codetalk.fed.us/planet/spirit.html
Address: 402 Center St., Kodiak, AK 99615
Telephone: +1-907-486-5725
Activities: Non-profit wing of Koniag Inc..
Publications: Annual Report (?-); KANA Kasitaq Newsletter (1976-)

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Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.baranovmuseum.org
Contact name: Tiffany Brunson, Executive Director
Address: 101 East Marine Way, Kodiak AK 99615, USA
Telephone: +1-907-486-5920
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Winter: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00–15:00; Summer: Monday–Saturday, 10:00–16:00
Year of foundation: 1954
Activities: Through the operation of the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Historical Society creates opportunities for the public to explore the natural, cultural and artistic history of Kodiak Island and neighbouring communities. Our collections are catalysts in the learning process and the museum is a community gathering place where knowledge is discovered, shared and exchanged.
Collections: Extensive collection of objects relating to the Russian and American periods of Kodiak history and objects from Kodiak’s prehistoric and historic Alutiiq peoples as well as from the Aleutian and Polar Regions.

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Koniag Inc.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.koniag.com
Address: PO Box 746, Kodiak, AK 99615
Telephone: +1-907-486-4147
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Kodiak. See also Kodiak Area Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Koniag Nation (?-, 4pa).

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Kotzebue Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Inc., PO Box 46, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Telephone: +1-907-442-3401
Fax: +1-907-442-3742
Year of foundation: 1967
Collections: Archaeological and ethnographic collections for Eskimos and Indians of region.

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Library of Congress

Type: Library
Website: www.loc.gov
Address: The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Telephone: +1-202-707-5000
Year of foundation: 1800
Notes:

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy and to direct and support programs and activities to accomplish the Library's mission. As Librarian of Congress,

COLLECTIONS: Manuscript Division holds very extensive collections relating to the history and development of the polar regions. These include the Archives of the Russian Church in Alaska (removed from Alaska in 1872); the papers of Alexander S. and Nathaniel B. Palmer relating to early nineteenth century America sealing and exploration activities in region of South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula; and much else.

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Library of Congress, Cold Regions Bibliography Project

Type: Library
Website: www.loc.gov/rr/frd/coldregions/
Address: 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20540 USA
Telephone: +1-202-707-1181
Fax: +1-202-707-1925
Year of foundation: 1963
Notes:

This project is carried out under an interagency agreement between the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). Its mission is to disseminate information on cold regions science and technology. The staff accomplishes this mission by maintaining and continually updating a database which is an accumulation of over 40 years of materials on the science and technology of the world's cold regions. It contains over 221,000 bibliographic records-- many with abstracts--and is increasing by approximately 3,000 accessions annually. This effort was begun in the 1950s under sponsorship of CRREL and, between 1962 and 1998, by the Office of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation. For direct access to the database as well as more information on this project, please visit some of our other pages.

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Maniilaq Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.maniilaq.org
Address: PO Box 256, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Telephone: +1-907-442-3311
Year of foundation: Founded in 1966 as the Northwest Alaska Native Association (NANA), becoming the Mauneluk Association in 1972, and adopting its present title in 1981.
Activities: Community organization serving 11 Alaskan Eskimo villages forming the Northwest Arctic Borough. Seeks to promote health and welfare; Eskimo culture, arts and language; economic activity; and social understanding between natives and non-natives. See also NANA Corporation.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Maniilaq Directory (?-, annual); Northwest Arctic NUNA (1980-, 6pa)

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Marine Mammals Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Type: Organisation
Address: 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503.
Telephone: +1-800-362-514

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Mariners' Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.mariner.org
Address: Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23606
Telephone: +1-804-595-0368
Year of foundation: 1930
Collections: Archives include papers relating to the US Exploring Expedition (1837-40), including the journal of James Alden. Whaling prints, paintings and scrimshaw.

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Michigan Technical University, Snow Research Institute

Type: Organisation
Address: Houghton, MI 49931
Telephone: +1-906-487-2750

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Migratory Bird Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Type: Organisation
Address: 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503.
Telephone: +1-907-786-344

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Milwaukee Public Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.mpm.edu
Address: 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Year of foundation: 1882
Collections: Sizeable ethnographic collections, particularly for the Athapaskans and Saami.

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Minerals Management Service

Type: Organisation
Website: www.mms.gov
Address: Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, 949 East 36th Av., Rm. 110, Anchorage, AK 99508
Telephone: +1-907-271-4010
Fax: +1-907-271-6805
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Carries out resource evaluation and classification, environmental review, leasing activities, lease management, and inspection and enforcement programmes for Outer Continental Shelf Lands.
Publications: OCS Studies (?-)

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Museum of the Aleutians

Type: Museum
Website: www.aleutians.org
Address: PO Box 648, Unalaska, AK 99685
Telephone: +1-907-581-51150
Fax: +1-907-581-1496
Year of foundation: 1998?
Collections: Muesum's mission is to preserve and share the human history of Unalaska and the Aleutian Island region. Collections include archaeological, ethnological and archival materials.

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Museums Alaska

Type: Museum
Website: www.museumsalaska.org
Contact name: Bianca Carpeneti
Address: PO Box 20153 Juneau, AK 99802, USA
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Statewide museum association of individuals and institutions

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Mystic Seaport

Type: Museum
Website: www.mystic.org
Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06335
Telephone: +1-860-572-0711
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Hours vary with the season
Year of foundation: 1929
Collections: Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving American wooden sailing whaleship, is the major exhibit, together with much else relating to whaling and sealing activities, and some ethnographic materials. Substantial research library.
Publications: A guide to the manuscript collections of the G.W. Blunt White Library at the Mystic Seaport Museum (Stein, 1983); American maritime documents, 1776-1860 (Stein, 1992); Dictionary of scrimshaw artists (Frank, 1991); Graven by the fishermen themselves: scrimshaw in Mystic Seaport Museum (Malley, 1983)

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NANA Corporation

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 49, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Telephone: +1-907-248-3030
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Kotzebue. See also Maniilaq Association.
Publications: Newsletter (1973-) - since 1984, published quarterly in Tundra Times.

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NANA Museum of the Arctic

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 49, Kotzebue, AK 99752

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Nantucket Historical Association - The Peter Foulger Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554
Telephone: +1-508-228-1894
Fax: +1-508-228-5618
Year of foundation: 1894
Collections: Whaling museum with displays of whaling artefacts, scrimshaw and South Seas exploration. Library contains the Arctic and Antarctic Book Collection of Benjamin Sharp and a collection of ships logs
Publications: Guide to the manuscript collections of the Nantucket Historical Association (Haring and Michael, 1986)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nasa.gov

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National Archives - Alaska Region

Type: Library
Website: www.genealogy.com/00000094.html?Welcome=1050311854
Address: 654 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, United States
Telephone: +1-(907) 271-2444
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Records of Government agencies throughout Alaska, from 1867 to the present, although the bulk of the collection is in the 20th century.

Researchers should note that the collection isn't "polar" per se, but deals with all of Alaska. Some portions date into the 19th century, but records for most agencies date from around the 1920s and later.

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National Center for Atmospheric Research

Type: Organisation
Website: www.acd.ucar.edu
Address: PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307
Fax: +1-303-497-1348

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National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ncep.noaa.gov
Address: Suite 209 5200 Auth Rd., Camp Springs, MD 2746
Telephone: +1-301-763-8000
Fax: +1-301-763-854
Activities: The <a href="http://polar.wwb.noaa.gov/">Ocean Modeling Branch</a> is active in polar work, including sea ice remote sensing and modeling, vessel icing prediction, and fog and visibility studies in high latitudes.

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National Climatic Data Center/ Noaa

Type: Library
Website: www.noaa.gov
Address: National Climatic Data Center, Federal Building - Library, 37 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28808-2733, United States
Telephone: +1- (704) 271-4677
Fax: 650 2643 731
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Printed Brochure Available: No

Size of Polar Collection: Small

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National Geographic Society

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nationalgeographic.com
Address: 17th and M Sts. N.W., Washington, DC 20036
Fax: +1-292-429-5731
Activities: The library includes A.W. Greely's collection and contains reports and other material relating to the Peary, Byrd, Macmillan, Ziegler, and US Navy expeditions.
Publications: National Geographic (1882-, 12pa); National Geographic index, 1888-1988 (1989); The National Geographic Society: 100 years of adventure and discovery (Bryan, 1987)

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National Geographic Society Library

Type: Library
Website: www.ngslis.org
Address: 17th and M Streets N.W., Washington, DC 20036, United States
Telephone: +1- (202) 857-7787
Fax: +1-(292) 429-5731
Notes:

The Library of the National Geographic Society was established in 1920. It is the central research library - with books, maps, magazines and files. It has an online catalog. Its collections are available for use by the public for research purposes. It has a staff of 26, 9 professionals and 15 non- professionals. Hours: 8:30-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Antarctic and Arctic regions are covered. The National Geographic Society research reports are part of the collection and include the Peary, Byrd, Macmillan, Ziegler, and U. S. Navy Expeditions. Also, the Herbert G. Ponting Collection (Antarctica) and the library of General A. W. Greely (Arctic) are part of the Library's polar collection.

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National Ice Center (NIC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.natice.noaa.gov
Address: 4251 Suitland Rd. FOB#4, Washington, DC 20395
Telephone: +1-301-457-5306
Fax: +1-301-457-5300
Year of foundation: 1993 [formerly Joint Ice Center]
Activities: Cooperative, interagency organization of US Federal Government, responsible for performing analyses and forecasting of global sea ice and Antarctic icebergs. The NIC includes the Naval Ice Center (NAVICEN), the US Coast Guard, and several line organizations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Publications: Guide to environmental services (1995); ice distribution and forecast charts available for many polar areas using autopolling system.

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National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)

Type: Organisation
Address: US Geological Survey, MS 975, PO Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225
Telephone: +1-303-236-3703
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: National facility for storing, curating, and studying ice cores from the polar regions, operated jointly by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and US Geological Survey.

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National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nima.mil
Address: Washington, DC 20305. Fax. +1-314-260-1236
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Responsible for survey and mapping work carried out for defense purposes, but some products are available for public distribution. Note that aeronautical maps are available from the Defense Mapping Agency Aeronautical Chart Distribution Center, located at the National Ocean Service.
Publications: Country gazetteers compiled by the US Board on Geographic Names [Antarctica (1969), Finland (1962), Iceland (1961), Norway (1963), Sweden (1963), USSR (1970)]; Notice to Mariners (?-, 52pa); Sailing directions (planning guide) and (enroute) for Antarctica (1985)

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National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov
Address: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E. Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: +1-206-526-4045. Fax. +1-206-526-6615
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Research branch of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service responsible for fisheries research in the coastal oceans off Alaska and the west coast of the United States.

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National Museum of Natural History

Type: Museum
Website: www.mnh.si.edu
Address: Smithsonian Institution, 10th St. and Constitution Av., NW, Washington, DC 20560
Year of foundation: 1846
Collections: Extensive collections from Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland of which very little is on display. Important early work on Arctic and sub-Arctic peoples was carried out by the Bureau of Ethnology which later merged with the Department of Anthropology, within which an Arctic Studies Center was set up in 1988. This has an active research programme on the anthropology and archaeology of Alaska, northern Canada and other circumpolar regions
Publications: Anthropological Papers (1938-66); Arctic Studies Center Newsletter (1992-); Catalog to manuscripts at the National Anthropological Archive (1975); Explorations and field-work of the Smithsonian Institution (1910/11-40); Guide to the Smithsonian Archives (1978); Handbook of North American Indians (Sturtevant, 1978-); Inua: spirit world of the Bering Sea Eskimo (Fitzhugh and Kaplan, 1988); Northern Studies monograph series; Smithsonian (1970-, 12pa); Smithsonian Contributions [separate series for Anthropology (1965-), Astrophysics (1956-), Botany (1969-), Earth Sciences (1969-), Marine Sciences (1977-), Paleobiology (1969-), and Zoology (1969-)]

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National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Type: Museum
Website: www.nmai.si.edu
Address: Smithsonian Institution, Administrative Office, 470 L'Enfant, Suite 7103, MRC 934, Washington, DC 20560
Telephone: +1-212-825-6700
Fax: +1-212-825-8180
Year of foundation: 1916 [formerly known as Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation and sited in New York. Since 1990, part of Smithsonian and due to open in Washington, DC in 2001]
Collections: Northern material from Alaska, Canada and Greenland is well-represented in the displays and collections. Extensive library. Exhibits facility: George Gustav Heye Center, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
Publications: Arctic art: Eskimo ivory (Smith, 1980)

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National Museum of the United States Navy

Type: Museum
Website: www.history.navy.mil/museums/NationalMuseum/org8-1.htm
Contact name: Edward M. Furgol
Address: 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374 USA
Telephone: +1-202-433-4882
Fax: +1-202-433-8200
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes. Monday-Friday: 0900-1700; Saturday, Sunday and US federal holidays: 1000-1700
Year of foundation: 1961
Activities: Exhibits, public and educational programs
Collections: Contains substantial polar exhibits including the accommodation/housing portion of Byrd's Bolling Advance Weather Base and other memorabilia relating amongst others to Byrd, Ronne and Scott. Also, models of ships used in Dumont d'Urville (1837-40) and Wilkes (1838-42) expeditions to Antarctica.

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National Ocean Service (NOS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nos.noaa.gov
Address: NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, Riverdale, MD 2073
Activities: Carries out hydrographic surveys and mapping in both polar regions. Aeronautical charts in the GPC, JNC, ONC and TPC series are available from the Defense Mapping Agency Aeronautical Chart Distribution Center sited here.

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National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office

Type: Organisation
Address: 2525 Gambell St., Rm. 107, Anchorage, AK 99503

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National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Polar Programs

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nsf.gov/od/opp/start.htm
Address: 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: +1-703-292-8030
Fax: +1-703-292-9081
Activities: Responsible for the planning and management of programs covering all areas of research within both polar regions. Exercises Antarctic responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty (1959) and Arctic responsibilities under the Arctic Research and Policy Act (1984). Awards grants to US scientists for polar research and maintains operational capabilities for field support of this research. Encourages co-operation with scientists of other nations. Library.
Publications: Antarctic Journal of the United States (1966-, 5pa); Antarctic News Clips (1981?-, annual); Arctic Research of the United States (1987-, 2pa).
Notes:

Logistics centre: C/- Air Post Office (APO), Christchurch, New Zealand; tel: +64-3-358-8139; fax: +64-3-358-9060

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National Science Foundation. Nsf Information Center

Type: Library
Website: www.nsf.gov/publications/obtain.jsp
Telephone: (703) 292-5111 for general inquiries about NSF. (TDD: (703) 292-5090 or (800) 281-8749; FIRS: (800) 877-8339).
Notes:

Open to the public by appointment. Has microfiche collection of full text of majority of documents listed in the Antarctic Bibliography.

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National Science Foundation. Polar Information Program

Type: Library
Website: www.nsf.gov/od/opp/ipy/ipyinfo.jsp
Address: NSF, OPP, Arlington, Virginia 22230, United States
Telephone: +1- (202) 357-7817
Fax: +1-(202) 357-9422
Notes:

Reprints, books, and serials from grantees and institutions received as gifts or by exchange since mid-l96Os.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Scientific and technical literature on recent investigations in the polar regions.

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National Snow and Ice Data Center

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nsidc.org

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Naval Historical Collection

Type: Library
Website: www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/Maritime-History/Naval-Historical-Collection-(1).aspx
Address: Naval Historical Collections, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, Rhode Island 02841-1207, United States
Telephone: +1-(401) 841-2435
Notes:

History of Library: The Naval Historical Collection was organized in 1969 as a division of the Naval War College Library. Its main focus was to document and preserve the history of the institution as well as to collect naval papers relating to the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay. U.S. Naval History, the Navy in Narragansett Bay, Naval Warfare, the Naval War College, Newport, RI. Archives, Manuscripts, Oral Histories and Special Collections are the main components of our holdings.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Charles Stockton papers include a journal (1889-1890) of USS THETIS, cruise in Arctic waters and photographs; George Peterson papers include materials on North Pole Expedition, 1950-1951; Oral history of RADM Richard B. Black, Polar Explorer and Researcher. Microfiche, for Columbia University Oral History Program and oral history of Captain Clarence O. Fiske, USN, who was engaged in Polar research and participated in various Arctic research and construction projects, 1946-1956. Naval War College Oral History Program. Typescript.

Languages: English

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New Bedford Free Public Library, Melville Whaling Room

Type: Library
Website: www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us/SERVICES/LIBRARY/library2.htm
Address: 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA 02740 USA
Telephone: +1-617-999-6291
Notes:

COLLECTIONS: Large collection of whaling logbooks

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New Bedford Whaling Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.whalingmuseum.org
Address: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740-6398
Telephone: +1-508-997-0046
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Jan-Mar: Tue-Sat 9.00-16.00, Sun 11.00-16.00; Apr-Dec: Mon-Sun 9.00-17.00
Year of foundation: 1903
Collections: Materials relating to the history of the New England whaling industry. Extensive art collection including scrimshaw and many Eskimo artefacts purchased by whalers at Bering Straits, Hudson Bay and West Greenland. The library has particularly extensive holdings for the history of American whaling, including many logbooks, journals and business records

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New York Public Library. Research Libraries

Type: Library
Website: www.nypl.org
Address: Research Libraries, General Research Division, Fifth Av. and 42 St., New York, NY 10018 USA
Notes:

The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City. That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving private-public partnership. The research collections (for reference only, and organized as The Research Libraries, with four major centers) resemble the holdings of the great national and university libraries, and the community circulating libraries (organized as The Branch Libraries) resemble classic American municipal libraries.

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Nicholson Whaling Collection. Providence Public Library

Type: Library
Website: www.provlib.org/ri_image/Whaling Collection/Sites/pages/specialcollections/nicholsonwhaling/index.html
Address: 225 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903, United States
Telephone: +1- (401) 455-8000
Fax: +1- (401) 455-8080
Notes:

Providence Public Library, founded more than 100 years ago, is a privately-governed institution. It operates a central research library and nine branches. In 1989 the Providence Public Library was designated by law as Rhode Island's Statewide Reference Resource Center. As such, it serves a statewide network of public libraries and a population of approximately 1,003,000 persons. Special Collections at the Providence Public Library consists of several discrete collections with research interest as well as a general collection of rare books. The major collections within this Department are the C. Fiske Harris Collection of Civil War and Slavery, the Danial Berkeley Updike Collection on Printing, the Edith Wetmore Collections of Children's Books, the Potter/Williams Collection on Irish Culture, the Nicholson Whaling Collection, and the Percival Magic Collection. In addition to printed books, these collections include manuscripts, maps, sheet music, prints and photographs, and some scrimshaw, harpoons, ship models, and other realia.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The Nicholson Whaling Collection contains 750 manuscript logbooks, several account books and other manuscripts relating to whaling, over 300 printed books, 77 pieces of scrimshaw, four harpoons, a harpoon gun, three ship models and a narwhal tusk. A significant amount of this material relates to whaling in the polar regions. The logbooks and account books have been microfilmed, and the microfilms can be borrowed on interlibrary loan. The manuscripts range in date from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

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North Pacific Rim Native Association

Type: Organisation
Address: 611 East 12th Av., Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-276-2121
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Chugach Alaska Corporation.
Publications: Around the Rim (?-).

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North Slope Borough, Commission on Inupiat History

Type: Organisation
Address: Language and Culture, PO Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-2611 ext. 270
Activities: Responsible for developing a common writing system for the Inupiaq language, for the translation of relevant documents into Inupiaq, and for the general promotion of Inupiaq and of Inupiat history and culture.

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North Slope Borough, Public Information Office

Type: Library
Website: www.co.north-slope.ak.us
Address: PO Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723 USA
Telephone: +1-907-852-0215
Fax: +1-907-852-0216
Publications: Qausagniq (1989-, 12pa); Taking control: the North Slope Borough. The story of self-determination in the Arctic (1993); Uiniq / Open Lead (1986-, 4pa)

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North Slope Science Initiative

Type: Organisation
Website: www.northslope.org
Address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13 Anchorage, Alaska 99513
Telephone: 1.907.271.3431
Fax: 1.907.271.4596
Year of foundation: 2005
Activities: Scope, Mission and Vision of the North Slope Science Initiative - The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) was developed by federal, state and local governments with trust responsibilities for land and ocean management, to facilitate and improve collection and dissemination of ecosystem information pertaining to the Alaskan North Slope region, including coastal and offshore regions. The mission of the NSSI is to improve scientific and regulatory understanding of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems for consideration in the context of resource development activities and climate change. The vision of the NSSI is to identify those data and information needs management agencies and governments will need in the future to develop management scenarios using the best information and mitigation to conserve the environments of the North Slope. The NSSI adopts a strategic framework to provide resource managers with the data and analyses they need to help evaluate multiple simultaneous goals and objectives related to each agency’s mission on the North Slope. The NSSI uses and complements the information produced under other North Slope science programs, both internal and external. The NSSI also facilitates information sharing among agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, academia, international programs and members of the public to increase communication and reduce redundancy among science programs.
Publications: Emerging Issue Summaries 2009 Connectivity Paper 2011 (in press)

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Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www.afsc.noaa.gov
Address: NOAA, 7500 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115

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Oceanites

Type: Organisation
Address: 2378 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723
Telephone: +1-301-854-6262
Publications: Antarctic Century (1988-)

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Ohio State University

Type: Organisation
Website: www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu
Address: Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC), 1090 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: +1-614-292-6531
Fax: +1-614-292-4697
Year of foundation: 1960 (previous to 1987, known as the Institute of Polar Studies).
Activities: Multidisciplinary center established to promote research in the polar and alpine regions. Field work focuses primarily on Antarctica but work is also carried out in the Andes, Greenland, Alaska, China and Siberia. Library. The papers of the explorers Byrd and Wilkins are housed in Ohio State University Archives.
Publications: BPRC Reports 1987-) [continues Institute of Polar Studies. Reports (1969-84)]; Register of the Sir George Hubert Wilkins Papers, Record Group 56.6 (Grossi 1991)

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Oil Spill Public Information Center

Type: Library
Website: www.arlis.org
Address: 3150 C Street Anchorage, Alaska 99503, United States
Telephone: +1-907/272-7547
Fax: +1-907 / 271-4742
Notes:

History of Library: On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled almost 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Prince William Sound, Alaska. Cleanup, damage assessment,and restoration efforts that followed continue to generate large amounts of scientific and economic information. Recognizing the value of this information to the public, the U.S. Department of Justice established Oil Spill Public Information Center (OSPIC). Administration of the OSPIC currently falls under the auspices of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, a six member panel representing three Federal and three State of Alaska agencies.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The Oil Spill Public Information Center provides public access to information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The OSPIC collection includes information for numerous disciplines of the natural and social sciences, economics, and law. Visitors to the OSPIC will find technical reports, books, journals, maps, audio and video tapes, slides, and computerized databases. Special collections include: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Studies, shoreline oiling evaluations, a comprehensive collection of newspaper articles indexed in the Western Library Network's PolarPac CD-ROM and the Administrative Record of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.

Languages: English

Additional web address: http://www.arlis.org/oillinks.php3

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Orthodox Church In America

Type: Library
Website: www.oca.org
Address: P.O. Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791-0675
Telephone: 516-922-0550
Fax: 516-922-0954
Notes:

Official repository of records of the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska. This material is most easily consulted in Alaska State Library which has microfilm copies of the entire manuscript collection.

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Pacific Science Center

Type: Organisation
Website: www.pacsci.org
Address: Glacier Research Foundation, 200 2nd Av. North, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone: +1-208-882-1237

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Peabody Museum of Salem

Type: Museum
Website: www.pem.org
Address: East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: +1-508-745-1876
Fax: +1-508-744-6776
Year of foundation: 1799
Collections: The oldest continuously operated museum in the United States. Founded by the East India Marine Society, whose membership was restricted to Salem men who had navigated in seas near or beyond the Cape of Good Hope or around Cape Horn. Members were enjoined to bring back artefacts obtained on their voyages and the collection includes ethnographic material from Alaska, Canada and Greenland in addition to many items relating to whaling. The Philips Library contains many books describing early voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as ethnographic material for Arctic peoples, a large collection of whaling logbooks, and the Francis B. Lothrop Collection of whaling prints
Publications: American Neptune (1941-, 4pa); Review of Archaeology (1980-, 2pa); Whaling prints in the Francis B. Lothrop Collection (Ingalls, 1987)

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Type: Museum
Website: http://academic.bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum
Address: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011
Telephone: +1-207-725-3062/3416
Fax: +1-207-725-3499
Year of foundation: 1967
Collections: Includes displays of artefacts and photographs associated with the Arctic explorers Robert E. Peary and Donald B. MacMillan. The College Library holds MacMillan's personal library and papers as well as a large collection of papers and photographs concerning Robert A. Bartlett. The Arctic Studies Center, established 1985, seeks to link the resources of the museum and library with teaching and research, and to house travelling exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and educational outreach efforts.

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Polar Associates Inc. (PAI)

Type: Organisation
Address: 100 Burns Place, Goleta, CA 93117.
Telephone: +1-805-683-7674
Fax: +1-805-683-3309
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Provides advice, training and full logistic support to Arctic expeditions. Manufacture and modification of equipment for Arctic environments, e.g. Nansen-type and heavy cargo sleds, hot water hole melter, generator sleds and survival kits.

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Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.pico.unl.edu
Address: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB 6858
Year of foundation: 1974 [moved here from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1995]
Activities: Provides administrative, engineering, and logistics support services for worldwide ice coring projects.
Publications: Bulletin (1989-), Operational Report (?-, ?); Technical Note (?-); Technical Report (?-).

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Polar Research Board (PRB)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nationalacademies.org/prb
Address: Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Av. NW, Rm HA454, Washington, DC 20418
Telephone: +1-202-334-3479
Fax: +1-202-334-1477
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Advises federal government on matters of science and technology affecting public policy on environmental quality, natural resources, and other issues in both polar regions. Assists federal agencies in the development and maintenance of strong programmes of polar research that respond to national interests and international opportunities in the Arctic and Antarctic. National Member of SCAR and IASC.

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PolarArt Productions - Arctic 4K Media

Type: Organisation
Website: www.polarartproductions.com
Address: Barter Island, Arctic Ocean Box 96 Kaktovik, Alaska 99747
Fax: n/a
Year of foundation: 2008
Activities: Based on-location in the Alaskan arctic since 2004, PolarArt creates media for documentary, outreach, education, and archival purposes. We work region-wide. Examples of our products include: • films • broadcast programs • TV commercials • “mini-docs” • multimedia exhibits/installations • project DVDs • live satellite uplinks from field sites • web streaming • PSAs. Full-service, theatrical quality ultra-HD (4K resolution) media production for arctic researchers, expeditions, and service-providers. Exclusive stock footage & natural sound library, specializing in arctic natural history content.
Publications: Content provider for PBS "Nature," National Geographic, and Discovery Channel. Multimedia installation at Burke Museum of Natural History (Seattle). Award-winning documentary film "Ice Bears of the Beaufort." DVD "Polar Bears of Arctic Alaska." "Heaven's Shore," DVD produced for City of Kaktovik, Alaska, at the mayor's invitation.
Notes:

Camera package: RED ONE ultra-HD (4K resolution) camera; O'Connor 2575d fluid head tripod; Leica & Nikon lenses. On-site Final Cut Pro edit suite.

Filmmaker Arthur C. Smith III is a member of the Visiting Speakers Program coordinated by the Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS). For more information, see:
http://bit.ly/arctic_filmmaker_visit

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Pratt Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.prattmuseum.com
Address: 3779 Bartlett St., Homer, AK 99603
Telephone: +1-907-235-8635
Fax: +1-9007-235-2764
Year of foundation: 1968
Collections: Set up by the Homer Society of Natural History to collect, preserve and interpret the natural and cultural history of the Kenai Peninsula, lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay
Publications: Newsletter (4pa); monographs of regional interest

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Raytheon Technical Services Company, Polar Services

Type: Organisation
Website: www.rpsc.raytheon.com
Address: 61 Inverness Dr. East, Suite 300, Englewood, CO 80112
Telephone: +1-303-790-8606
Fax: +1-303-790-9130
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Provides logistical support to 3 permanent and numerous temporary research facilities and operates 2 research vessels including the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer under contract to the National Science Foundation for the US Antarctic Program.

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Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG)

Type: Library
Website: www.oclc.org
Address: 1200 Villa St., Mountain View, CA 94041 USA
Telephone: +1-415-962-9951
Fax: +1-415-964-0943
Year of foundation: 1975
Notes:

RLG has merged with OCLC

RLG is a not-for-profit membership corporation of over 160 universities, national libraries, archives, historical societies, and other institutions with remarkable collections for research and learning. Rooted in collaborative work that addresses members' shared goals for these collections, RLG develops and operates information resources used by members and nonmembers around the world. Founded in 1974 and incorporated in 1975 by Columbia, Harvard, and Yale Universities and The New York Public Library, RLG was conceived to help achieve the economies and power of service that come from pooling resources, expertise, and operations. The organization became a pioneer in developing cooperative solutions to the problems that research collections and their users face in the acquisition, delivery, and preservation of information. Today RLG is an international member alliance, including universities and colleges, national libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and independent research collections, and public libraries. To develop, coordinate, and operate their joint initiatives, RLG provides a highly skilled staff, sophisticated technical resources, and a long, successful track record in managing and supporting interactions among its members.

Libraries cooperative maintaining the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) bibliographic file and CitaDel online host and document delivery service.

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Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology

Type: Museum
Address: University of California, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Year of foundation: 1901
Collections: Sizeable Arctic and sub-Arctic collections include material acquired by agents of the Alaska Commercial Company during the period 1868 to 1898 and donated in 1904; and artefacts collected by Charles L. Hall between 1894 and 1901.

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Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center

Type: Library
Website: http://nsidc.org/rocs
Contact name: Gloria Hicks
Address: CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder 449 UCB, 1540 30th Street Boulder, CO 80309
Telephone: +1.303.492.5171
Fax: +1.303.492.2468
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Open to Public / Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5pm Monday-Friday
Year of foundation: 1957
Activities: ARC offers a unique set of collections focused on both science and history in the Earth’s frozen regions, including the Arctic, the Antarctic, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, frozen ground, and more. The information and resources at ARC support NSIDC’s mission “to improve our understanding of the Earth’s frozen regions” and the Earth as a system. The ARC Archives specializes in historical science materials. Its holdings include thousands of maps, photographs, prints, expedition journals, and other items of interest to those researching the history of science or studying past climate. The ARC Resource Center holds more than 44,000 cryospheric-related monographs, serials, reprints, videos, maps, atlases, microforms, and CD-ROMs. We currently receive over 40 periodicals and newsletters relating to the Earth’s frozen regions and to remote sensing of ice and snow.
Notes:

In 1957, the American Geographical Society (AGS) was designated as the U.S. World Data Center (WDC) for Glaciology under Director William O. Field. In part, the AGS was chosen as a repository for these materials because of their extensive holdings of glaciological materials dating back to the International Polar Year in 1882-1883.

The collections of the WDC formed the core of the present day Archives and Resource Center. In 1976, the United States Geological Survey transferred responsibility for the WDC to its current location at the University of Colorado in Boulder under the direction of Dr. Roger G. Barry. In the decades since the move, the Archives and Information Center's collections have continued to expand through purchases and donations by scientists and historians from around the world.

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San Diego Museum of Man

Type: Museum
Website: www.museumofman.org
Address: 11350 El Prado, Balbao Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Year of foundation: 1915
Collections: Sizeable northern collections, with Alaska well-represented particularly by the Charles D. Brower Collection.

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Scar Library

Type: Library
Website: http://usarc.usgs.gov
Address: USGS National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 22092 USA
Telephone: +1-703-648-6010
Fax: +1-703-648-5755
Notes:

The USARC is the United States contribution to the SCAR Library system and is managed through an interagency agreement with the National Science Foundation which also provides support to the USGS for mapping and geodetic activities of the U.S. Antarctic Program. For further information or assistance in ordering any of these materials, write to or visit the USARC at the USGS National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 515, Reston, VA 20192, between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact us for an appointment.

COLLECTIONS: Aerial photographs, maps, charts and satellite images of the Antarctic.

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Sealaska Corporation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.sealaska.com
Address: 1 Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: +1-907-206-8400
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971).
Publications: Annual Report (1973-); Sealaska Shareholder (1977-, 6pa)

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Sealaska Heritage Foundation

Type: Organisation
Address: 1 Sealaska Plaza, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: +1-907-463-4844

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Sheldon Jackson Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.museums.state.ak.us/Sheldon Jackson/sjhome.html
Address: (State of Alaska, Dept. of Education, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums), 104 College Dr., Sitka, AK 99835
Telephone: +1-907-747-8981
Fax: +1-907-747-3004
Year of foundation: 1887
Collections: Ethnographic material from Eskimo, Aleut and Alaska Indian cultures
Publications: Faces, voices & dreams: a celebration of the centennial of the Sheldon Jackson Museum (Corey, 1987)

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Simon Paneak Memorial Museum

Type: Museum
Address: 341 Mekiana Rd., PO Box 21085, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK 99721
Telephone: +1-907-661-3413
Fax: +1-907-661-3429
Year of foundation: 1986
Collections: Focuses on recording and preserving the history, traditions, and artifacts of Nunamiut Inupiat, or inland Eskimos, of Anaktuvuk Pass who base their existence on hunting caribou and sheep. Describes itself as "America's farthest north museum". The museum is named after an early community leader instrumental in the re-settlement of this area and a keen observer of his own culture. Houses the Hans van der Laam Brooks Range Library Collection.

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Snowmetrics

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 52, Wilson, WY 83014
Telephone: +1-307-739-0848
Fax: +1-307-739-9458
Year of foundation: 1986
Activities: Manufacturer of snow density measuring equipment for new snow, snowpacks and glacier surveys; snow strength measuring equipment (rammsonde) etc.; snow research kits for field or laboratory applications in snow hydrology, avalanche forecasting, glacier mass balance studies. Consulting services.

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Society for Marine Mammalogy

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 362, Lawrence, KS 66044
Publications: The bowhead whale (Burns et al, 1993); Marine Mammal Science (1985-, 4pa); Special Publications

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State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources

Type: Organisation
Website: www.dnr.state.ak.us
Address: Public Information Center, 550 W 7th Ave. Suite 1260, Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-269-8400
Activities: Maintains public information service providing information on subjects such as land status, gold panning and prospecting, and remote cabin reservations within State of Alaska.

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State University of New York

Type: Organisation
Website: www.suny.edu
Address: Ice Core Laboratory, 4240 Ridge Lea Rd., Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone: +1-716-831-3054

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Sullivan County Historical Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Telephone: +1-914-434-8044
Year of foundation: 1960
Collections: Displays relating to Frederick A. Cook.

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Tanana Chiefs

Type: Organisation
Website: www.tananachiefs.org
Address: 201 First Av., Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: +1-907-452-8251
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Doyon Ltd..
Publications: The Council (1976-, 12pa); Hunik Zoo (1980-, 12pa)

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The Antarctic Circle

Type: Library
Website: www.antarctic-circle.org
Contact name: Robert Stephenson
Address: 8 Main Street, Unit 2 P. O. Box 435 Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03452 USA
Telephone: +1-603-532-7653
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes. By arrangement.
Year of foundation: 1996
Activities: The Antarctic Circle is a non-commercial forum and resource on historical, literary, bibliographical, artistic and cultural aspects of Antarctica and the South Polar regions. The Antarctic Circle itself—as distinct from the website—is an informal international group of scholars and knowledgeable amateurs interested or involved in non-scientific Antarctic studies.
Collections: The Antarctic Circle maintains a very large library of books on the Antarctic from Cook's second voyage to the present. Many high-points of polar bookcollecting are included. The collection is particularly strong on the Heroic Age. Also, maps, art, photographs and artifacts.
Notes:

The Antarctic Circle occasionally plans and holds informal conferences on south polar subjects.

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The Explorers Club. James B. Ford Library

Type: Library
Website: www.explorers.org
Address: 46 East 70th Street, New York, New York 10021, United States
Telephone: 1-(212) 628-8383
Fax: 1-(212) 288-4449
Notes:

The Club was founded in New York City in 1905, and from the start a library was established. The accession of early material for the library was funded in the 1920s by James B. Ford after whom the library is named. The Sir Edmund Hillary Map Room has a small collection of maps. Bi-annual Friends of the Library events are held to thank our supporters who raise all acquisition funds. Most materials are gifts of authors and books sent for review by publishers.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Approximately 1500 volumes in the General and Reserve collections. Adm. Robert E. Peary's son and daughter donated their collections to the Club in 1965. In addition, there is a small case of books donated by the widow of Sir Hubert Wilkins relating to polar matters.

Archives: Small. Records of the Arctic Club, the Peary Arctic Club and those of the Explorers Club make up the bulk of the 12 4-drawer cabinets. Various early photo albums from Albert Operti, Peary expeditions, etc.

Languages: English, some Scandinavian, French and Italian editions.

Additional web address: Native American library collection: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL.html

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Thirteenth Regional Corporation

Type: Organisation
Address: 13256 Northrup Way, Suite 12, Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: +1-206-641-6162
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) for all Alaska Natives residing outside Alaska.
Publications: Annual Report (?-); Newsletter (1982-, 4pa)

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Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.philau.edu
Address: University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Telephone: +1-206-543-5590
Fax: +1-206-685-3039
Year of foundation: 1885
Collections: Extensive collection with Alaska and Chukotka particularly well-represented. Major collections are the Hachman-Konig Collection (ca. 1900), and those obtained by Birket-Smith (1933), James Swan (1890), James White (1895), Stefansson and Walter Waters (1920s), Joseph T. Bernard (1924), and Robert Gierke (1910-30). Also over 700 photographic prints of ethnographic interest taken 1880s-1950s.

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Toolik Field Station

Type: Organisation
Website: www.uaf.edu/toolik
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 9977
Telephone: +1-907-474-5063
Fax: +1-907-474-551

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Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.trb.org
Address: National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Av. NW, Washington, DC 20418
Activities: Committee on Frost Action meets annually (75th meeting, 1996).

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Library

Type: Library
Website: www.cga.edu/display.aspx?id=537
Address: 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, Connecticut 06320-4195, United States
Telephone: +1- (203) 444-8516
Notes:

Not a separate library or collection on polar resources. Because of Coast Guard interest in ice, Alaska, etc., the Coast Guard Academy Library includes a number of books in the general collection.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Subjects include ice, ice-breaking vessels, Alaska, polar regions, Arctic regions, Antarctic regions, North Pole, South Pole.

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U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Civil Reference Branch

Type: Library
Website: www.archives.gov
Address: 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20408, United States
Telephone: +1- (202) 501-5395
Fax: +1- (202) 501-5005
Notes:

Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: Record Group 401 - National Archives Gift Collection of Historical Material Relating to the Polar Regions - is designed to serve as a depository for gifts of collections of papers from individuals pertaining to operational, research, and other types of U.S. activities in the polar regions. The primary objectives are to preserve, arrange and describe polar-related records and to facilitate research. Record Group 401 has approximately 140 separate gift collections totalling 1,105 cubic feet. Among the donations are papers and historical materials of Louise A. Boyd, Bernt Balchen, Svend Frederiksen, William Carlson, E.J. Demas, Carl Eklund, Charles J. Hubbard, Robert E. Peary, Russell W. Porter, Thomas Poulter, Harold Saunders and Paul A. Siple. Federal Records include: RG 126 - U.S. Antarctic Service; RG 307 - National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs; RG 313 - Records of Naval Operating Force, Naval Support Forces, Antarctica; RG 330 - Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer, 1949-1965; RG 27 - Weather Bureau, Polar Expeditions, 1881-1965.

Union Lists in which Holdings are Reported: 1. Partial listing in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

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Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation-National Arctic Research Laboratory (UIC-NARL)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box UIC-NARL, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-7800
Fax: +1-907-852-9183
Year of foundation: Formerly US Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (1947-80) and site of IBP Tundra Biome, 1969-74.
Activities: Provides logistics services in support of scientific research, education and industrial development. The Department of Wildlife Management of the North Slope Borough is also located here.

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University Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.philau.edu
Address: University of Philadelphia, 33rd and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Year of foundation: 1889
Collections: Extensive Arctic collections, with Alaska particularly well-represented. Library.

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska State Climate Center (ASCC)

Type: Organisation
Address: 707 A St., Anchorage, AK 99501. Tel +1-907-257-2737.
Fax: +1-907-276-6847
Activities: Provides current and historical climatic data for Alaska. Part of the Arctic and Environmental Data Center.
Publications: Alaska Climate Summaries (?-)

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for High Latitude Health Research

Type: Organisation
Address: Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-786-1267
Fax: +1-907-786-1247

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies

Type: Organisation
Address: Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-786-4746
Fax: +1-907-786-1000

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Type: Organisation
Address: 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Telephone: +1-907-786-7710
Year of foundation: 1961 [formerly Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research (ISEGR)]
Activities: Teaches classes in public administration, survey research and economics. Carries out research into issues relating to Alaskan public policy.
Publications: Alaska Review of Social and Economic Conditions (1964-, 4pa); Annual Review (?-); Fiscal Policy Papers (1989-); Occasional Papers (1970-); Reports (1965?-); Research Summaries (1979-); Working Papers (1985?-).

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES)

Type: Organisation
Address: School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, PO Box 757140, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-7083
Fax: +1-907-474-6567
Activities: Research in agriculture and forestry at high latitudes.
Publications: Agroborealis (1969-); Experiment Station Bulletin (1906-); Experiment Station Circular (1906-); Forest Sciences Notes (1995-); Georgeson Botanical Garden Review (1982-); Miscellaneous Publications (1948-); Natural Resources News (1994-); Plant, Animal and Soil Sciences Notes (1995); Resource Management Notes (1995-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC)

Type: Organisation
Address: 218 Eielson Bldg., PO Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7874
Fax: +1-907-474-6586
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Teaching and research centre for the study of all languages spoken by Alaskan native peoples. The library contains a comprehensive collection of publications written in or about these languages, including those shared with native peoples living in Canada and the Russian Federation.
Publications: Research Papers (1979-); maps - Native peoples and languages of Alaska (Krauss, 1982); Inuit-Yupik-Aleut-world (1995); monograph series

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Quaternary Center (AQC)

Type: Organisation
Address: University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7817
Fax: +1-907-474-5469
Year of foundation: 1983 [formerly Office of Quaternary Studies]
Activities: Carries out teaching and research on all Quaternary topics, including palaeoecology, permafrost and periglacial activities.
Publications: Journal of Northern Sciences (1987-?); Newsletter (?-, 3-6pa)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Institute of Arctic Research (CIFAR)

Type: Organisation
Address: Research Center for Global Change and Arctic Systems, 203 Eielson Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: Funded by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to carry out research on the atmosphere, environmental assessment, tsunami prediction, fisheries and sea ice, climate dynamics, and numerical modelling.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Anthropology

Type: Organisation
Address: 310 Eielson Bldg., PO Box 757720, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7288
Fax: +1-907-474-7453
Year of foundation: 1930s
Activities: The only department in an American university offering a specialised PhD. degree in the anthropology of the North.
Publications: Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska (1952-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Northern Studies

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 756420, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-5266
Activities: Runs MA and PhD interdisciplinary programmes in northern studies.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute

Type: Organisation
Website: www.gi.alaska.edu
Address: Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-7558
Fax: +1-907-474-7290
Year of foundation: 1946
Activities: Carries out research into upper atmospheric physics, meteorology, physics and solid earth studies in both polar regions. Research facilities include: Poker Flat Research Range; the Alaska Climate Research Center; the Alaska Volcano Observatory; the Alaska Earthquake Information Center; the Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility; snow, ice and permafrost laboratories; and many field stations. Also houses the GeoData Center which maintains a variety of geophysical data collections, principally covering Alaska and the Arctic. This data includes Landsat quick-look imagery, AVHRR data, colour infrared and black and white aerial photography, together with numerous smaller collections. The series UAG-R consists of Scientific Reports, Technical Reports and Final Reports issued by the Geophysical Institute on all contracts and grants. Provides an aurora forecasting service. Library.
Publications: Contributions. Series A and B (1950-); Quarterly (1982-); UAG-R (1975-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)

Type: Organisation
Address: 309 Irving Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7640
Fax: +1-907-474-6967
Year of foundation: 1963
Activities: IAB has operated Toolik Lake Field Station (68 ø 38'N; 149 ø 38'W) since 1975, one of 18 Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in the USA and Antarctica designed to develop an ecological baseline for the polar regions. Library.
Publications: Biological Papers of the University of Alaska (1955-); Biological Papers of the University of Alaska. Special Reports (1975-); Occasional Papers (?-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science

Type: Organisation
Address: 905 Koyukuk Av. North, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Year of foundation: 1960
Activities: Library.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering

Type: Organisation
Address: 539A Duckering Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7775
Fax: +1-907-474-6087
Publications: Northern Engineer (1968-92); Northwater (1974-, 2pa)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Forestry

Type: Organisation
Address: 308 Tanana Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7449
Fax: +1-907-474-3350

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northern Studies Program

Type: Organisation
Address: College of Liberal Arts, 601A Gruening Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-5266
Fax: +1-907-474-5187
Activities: Runs the Northern Studies Graduate Program, including the M.A. in Northern Studies, and undergraduate and Ph.D. programmes.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Research Center for Global Change and Arctic Systems

Type: Organisation
Address: 203 Eielson Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-5698
Fax: +1-907-474-6722
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Serves as university's focal point for developing, coordinating and implementing research and education related to the role of the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the Earth system, and to stimulate and facilitate global change research in this region.

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University of Alaska Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.uaf.edu/museum
Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-7505
Fax: +1-907-474-5469
Year of foundation: 1912
Collections: Extensive collections and displays for the natural and cultural history of Alaska. The primary State repository for natural history
Publications: Alaska mining history: a source document (Heiner, 1977); Otto Speaks (1988-); Setting it free: an exhibition of modern Alaskan Eskimo ivory carving (Larsen and Dickey, 1982); Some warmer tone: Alaska Athabaskan bead embroidery (Duncan, 1984)

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University of California, Bancroft Library

Type: Library
Website: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu
Address: Berkeley, CA 94720. USA
Telephone: +1-510-642-6481
Fax: +1-510-642-7589
Notes:

The Russian American Collection gathered for H.H. Bancroft's History of Alaska, includes much manuscript material for the early history of Alaska and the Yukon.

Additional web address: http://www.libdex.com/data/19/9830.html

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University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Type: Organisation
Website: www.sio.ucsd.edu
Address: Mail Code 0233B, La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone: +1-619-534-3624
Fax: +1-619-534-5306
Year of foundation: 1903
Activities: Major centre for global science research including biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Operates fleet of four research vessels for worldwide exploration and two research platforms.
Publications: Explorations (1994-, 4pa)

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University of Chicago, Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA)

Type: Organisation
Address: Yerkes Observatory, PO Box 258, Williams Bay, WI 53191
Publications: Antarctic Astrophysics (1992-, 2pa)

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University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Type: Organisation
Address: Division of Cryospheric and Polar Processes, Boulder, CO 80303

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University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://instaar.colorado.edu
Address: 1560 30th St., Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309
Telephone: +1-303-492-6387
Fax: +1-303-492-6388
Year of foundation: 1951
Activities: INSTAAR develops scientific knowledge of physical and biogeochemical environmental processes at local, regional and global scales, and applies this knowledge to improve society's awareness and understanding of natural and anthropogenic environmental change. Our traditional focus has been on polar and alpine regions, where effects of global change are especially pronounced. In recent decades, our research has broadened to include environmental challenges that span local, regional, and global scales. Research topics vary widely and include Quaternary and modern environments, human and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape evolution, hydrology, oceanography, and climate. Operates the Mountain Research Station at 2910 m in the Rocky Mountains (41.01'N; 105.32'W). Library.
Publications: Arctic and Alpine Research (1969-, 4pa); Occasional Papers (1971-)

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University of Idaho

Type: Organisation
Website: www.juneauicefield.org
Address: Glaciological and Arctic Sciences Institute, College of Mines and Earth Resources, 226-N020, Moscow, ID 83843
Telephone: +1-208-885-6195
Activities: Teaching and research centre. Has run Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) since 1946 (since 1955, with the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research). The FGER library is located here.

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University of Maine

Type: Organisation
Website: www.umcs.maine.edu
Address: Institute for Quaternary Studies, 5711 Boardman Hall, Orono, ME 04469
Fax: +1-207-581-1203

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University of Michigan, University Library, Dept. Rare Books & Special Collections

Type: Library
Website: www.lib.umich.edu
Address: Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Telephone: +1-313-764-9377
Fax: +1-313-763-5080
Notes:

Library of the polar scholar William Herbert Hobbs. In addition to many books, this includes a large quantity of correspondence to and from figures such as Amundsen, Byrd, Freuchen, Mawson, Nansen and Peary, as well as materials relating to the four University of Michigan expeditions to Greenland led by Hobbs.

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University of Minnesota

Type: Organisation
Website: www.umn.edu/twincities
Address: Cold Climate Building Research, 89 Curch St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: +1-612-626-7866

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University of New Hampshire

Type: Organisation
Website: www.unh.edu
Address: Oceans & Space, 940 North 17th St., Durham, NH 03824
Telephone: +1-603-862-1991
Fax: +1-603-862-2124
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Specializes in the recovery, analysis and interpretation of chemical records available from air, snow and ice. GRG is developing a series of such records from atmospherically teleconnected high latitude (e.g. Antarctic & Greenland) and high altitude, low to middle latitude sites (e.g. Asia and N. America) in order to investigate a variety of global change problems.

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University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Type: Museum
Website: http://natural-history.uoregon.edu
Contact name: Kristin Strommer / Roben Itchoak
Address: 1680 East 15th Ave. Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA
Telephone: +1-541-346-3024
Fax: +1-541-346-5334
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes. Tuesday-Sunday 11.00-17.00
Year of foundation: 1936
Activities: A wide range of family and community programs
Collections: One of the largest Arctic collections in the lower 48 states, alongside extensive anthropological, paleontological, and geological collections emphasizing Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Notes:

The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History recently adopted the Jensen Arctic Collection from the Paul Jensen Arctic Museum at Western Oregon University. The Jensen Museum is no longer in operation.

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University of Washington, Polar Science Center (PSC)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://psc.apl.washington.edu
Address: Applied Physics Laboratory, 1013 NE 40th St., Seattle, WA 98105
Telephone: +1-206-543-6613
Fax: +1-206-543-3521
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Research focuses on remote sensing, sea ice dynamics, and polar oceanography particularly with regard to the relationship between polar regions and the global climate system. Provides comprehensive logistics and support for numerous polar field experiments.

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University of Washington, Quaternary Research Center

Type: Organisation
Address: AK-60, Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: +1-206-543-3836
Activities: Facilities include Periglacial Laboratory.

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University of Washington, Suzzalo Library, Pacific Northwest Collection

Type: Library
Website: http://content.lib.washington.edu/aipnw
Address: Seattle, WA 98195 USA
Telephone: +1-206-543-1929
Fax: +1-206-685-8049
Notes:

Much published, unpublished and photographic material relating to the early history of Alaska and the Yukon, particularly gold rush, steamships, etc.

Additional web address: http://www.lib.washington.edu/suzzallo/

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Geophysical and Polar Research Center (GPRC)

Type: Organisation
Address: Department of Geology and Geophysics, 104 Weeks Hall, 1215 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706.
Telephone: +1-608-262-1921
Fax: +1-608-262-0693
Year of foundation: 1960
Activities: Geophysical and glaciological research particularly in the Antarctic.
Publications: Research report (1961-)

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. American Geographical Society Collection

Type: Library
Website: www.amergeog.org/ags_collection.htm
Address: PO Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
Telephone: +1-414-229-6282
Fax: +1-414-229-3624
Year of foundation: 1852
Notes:

Extensive library rich in polar material, particularly for the early history of Antarctic exploration. Archives include papers relating to Edmund Fanning and Lincoln Ellsworth.

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US Arctic Network

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 102252, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-2722452
Fax: +1-907-2722453
Activities: Non-governmental organization representing native, environmental and health organizations with the intention of influencing government policy with regard to the Arctic in general and the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and Arctic Council in particular.
Publications: Arctic Observer (1993-); Leads (1994-, 5pa)

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US Arctic Research Commission

Type: Organisation
Website: www.arctic.gov
Address: 4350 North Fai
Telephone: +1-907-257-2738
Fax: +1-907-257-2707
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Advisory body appointed by the President to work with the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee to develop an integrated national Arctic research policy guiding Federal agencies in the development of their Arctic research programmes. Established under the Arctic Research and Policy Act (1984).
Publications: Annual Reports to the President and the Congress (1986-); Background and Reports (1990-); Findings and Recommendations (1988-); National needs and Arctic research: a framework for action (1986)

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US Army, Arctic Medical Research Laboratory (USARIEM)

Type: Organisation
Address: Alaska, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Telephone: +1-907-353-4201
Year of foundation: 1967 [formerly US Air Force. Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory]

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US Army, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.crrel.usace.army.mil
Address: 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 01290
Telephone: +1-603-646-4712
Fax: +1-603-646-4712
Year of foundation: 1951 [until 1961, known as the US Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Establishment (SIPRE) before combination with the Arctic Construction and Frost Effect Laboratory to form CRREL]
Activities: Mission is to study and understand the characteristics of cold regions in order to solve cold-related problems of the US Army and United States in general. CRREL's Arctic-related research focuses on snow, ice, frozen ground, and cold-weather engineering. CRREL also maintains a substantial library and information centre (housed in the Technical Information Analysis Center) and funds production of the Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology, a major component of the COLD database.
Publications: Benchnotes (1976-); Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology (1951-, annual); Cold Regions Technical Digest (1981-); Monographs (1981-) [continues Cold Regions Science and Engineering Monographs (1961-75)]; Reports (1976-) [continues Research Reports (1953-75) and Technical Reports (1950-75)]; Special Reports (1949-)

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US Army, Cold Regions Test Activity (CRTA)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://crta-www.army.mil
Address: Fort Greely, Alaska. [address: 501 Second St., #3110, APO AP 96508-3110]
Telephone: +1-907-873-4215
Fax: +1-907-873-1990
Year of foundation: 1949
Activities: Performs cold regions environment developmental tests and evaluations for the US Army Material Command. All types of equipment are tested including vehicles, weapons, clothing and individual equipment.

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US Army, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)

Type: Organisation
Address: Natick, MA 01760
Telephone: +1-508-651-4865
Activities: Carries out research into the effects on humans of work in environmental extremes. Subjects studied include how performance is affected by cold, and the design of training and treatment programmes to prevent and treat cold-related injuries.

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US Board on Geographic Names

Type: Organisation
Address: 523 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Responsible for coordinating geographical naming activities within the United States. Maintains the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database.
Publications: Country gazetteer series (1955-) [Antarctica (1969), Finland (1962), Iceland (1961), Norway (1963), Sweden (1963), USSR (1970)]; Decisions on Geographic Names in the United States (?-, ?); Foreign Names Decisions of the US Board on Geographic Names (?-, ?); Gazetteer of the Antarctic (1989)

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US Bureau of Indian Affairs

Type: Organisation
Website: www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html
Address: ANCSA Office, 1675 "C" St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-271-3695
Fax: +1-907-271-4083
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Responsible for investigating the eligibility of historical places and cemetery sites selected by the Alaska Native regional corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), 1971.

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US Bureau of Land Management

Type: Organisation
Website: www.blm.gov/gis
Address: Arctic District Office, 1150 University Av., Fairbanks, AK 9970

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US Coast and Geodetic Survey

Type: Organisation
Publications: Pacific and Arctic coasts: Alaska, Cape Spences to Beaufort Sea (1964). (United States Coast Pilot 9)

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US Coast Guard (USCG)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.uscg.mil
Address: 2100 Second St. SW, Washington, DC 20593
Telephone: +1-202-267-1450
Fax: +1-202-267-4425
Activities: The <a href="http://www.uscg.mil/hq/atcmobil/popdiv/">Ice Operations Division</a> is responsible for managing the US Coast Guard's icebreaking facilities, oceanographic programmes, and the International Ice Patrol (IIP). Coast Guard icebreakers support US government and non-government research in the polar regions and assist with the annual resupply of Thule AFB Greenland. Iceberg data collected by the IIP is archived at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Publications: Guide to U.S. polar icebreaker cruise reports (1985)

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US Coast Guard Museum

Type: Museum
Address: New London, CT 06320
Telephone: +1-860-444-8511
Fax: +1-860-444-8289
Year of foundation: 1967
Collections: Important holdings from Revenue Cutter Service including logbooks of Bering Sea Patrol, photographs, uniforms, Ward Room china and silver, kayak models, and large collection (ca. 200 pieces) of Eskimo carved ivory and bone export goods; all dating from 1880s-1920s.

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US Department of State, Division of Polar Affairs OES/OA/PA

Type: Organisation
Address: Rm. 5801, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20520.
Telephone: +1-202-647-3262
Fax: +1-202-647-1106
Activities: Responsible for coordinating US international policy in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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US Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.dos.state.pa.us
Year of foundation: 1879
Activities: Principal federal mapping agency, carrying out topographic as well as geological and resource mapping. The National Antarctic mapping centre is located at Reston. Publishes four main Antarctic topographic series at 1:50 000, 1:250 000, 1:500 000, and 1:1m.
Publications: Bulletin (1883-); Circular (1933-); Dictionary of Alaska place names; New Publications of the US Geological Survey (?-, 12pa); Professional Papers (1974-); Water Resources Investigations (?-); Water Supply Papers (1896-)
Notes:

Divisions and offices: - Alaska Biological Science Center; <a href="http://www.absc.usgs.gov/">website: www.absc.usgs.gov</a>;. - Alaska Office-Earth Science Information Centre (ESIC), 4230 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508; tel: +1-907-786-7011; fax: +1-907-786-7050. - Earth Science Information Centre, 507 National Center, Reston, VA 22092; tel: +1-703-648-6045; fax: +1-703-648-5548; e-mail: esicmail@usgs.gov . - Information Services, PO Box 25286, Bldg. 810, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225; tel: +1-303-202-4700; fax: +1-303-202-4693. - National Mapping Division, 516 National Center, Reston, VA 22092.

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US Naval Academy Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.usna.edu/Museum
Address: Annapolis, MD 21402
Telephone: +1-301-267-2108
Year of foundation: 1845
Collections: Artefacts and journals from expeditions of DeLong (1879-81), Greely Relief Expedition (1884), Peary (1905-06), and Byrd (1926). Oil portraits of Kane and DeLong, bust of Byrd, and the Jeanette Monument.

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US Navy, Antarctic Support Unit (NASU)

Type: Organisation
Address: PSC 467 Box 291, FRO AP 96531-2000 logistics centre: Operation Deep Freeze, Private Bag, Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-358-1402
Fax: +64-3-358-1409
Activities: Provides communications support for US stations in Antarctica, contracts and stores supplies, and offers other logistical support to US Navy and National Science Foundation Antarctic programmes.

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US Navy, Arctic Submarine Laboratory

Type: Organisation
Website: www.csp.navy.mil/asl
Address: Officer in Charge, SUBDEVRON FIVE DET ASL, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone: +1-619-553-0190
Fax: +1-619-553-097
Activities: A detachment of Submarine Development Squadron Five. Supports the deployment of US and British Royal Navy submarines to the Arctic. Provides Arctic-specific equipment installation, training, operational and underway support. Maintains an archive of environmental data collected by US submarines during Arctic deployments. Periodically establishes ice camps to support submarine deployments, classified and unclassified research.

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US Navy, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nrl.navy.mil
Address: Polar Oceanography Branch, 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-4593
Activities: Carries out research focusing on the remote sensing of sea ice, including the characterising of sea ice and studies of the physics of the snow/ice interface. Also carries out oceanographic and meteorological research in the polar regions, tactical and coastal oceanographic research, and research into engineering aspects of under-ice acoustics and naval systems performance in cold regions.

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US Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.onr.navy.mil
Address: 1800 North Quincy St., 1125 Arlington, VA 2221

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Utah Avalanche Forecast Center, PO Box 526246, Salt Lake City, UT 84152.

Type: Organisation
Telephone: +1-801-524-4030

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VECO Polar Resources (VPR)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.vecopolar.com
Activities: Logistics support provider to the National Science Foundation's Arctic Research Program.

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Whaling Museum Library. Old Dartmouth Historical Society

Type: Library
Website: www.whalingmuseum.org/library
Address: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740, United States
Telephone: +1-(508) 997-0046
Fax: +1-(508) 997-0018
Notes:

The library's collections have grown through gifts and purchases since the Society's founding in 1903. In June 1981, a new building was completed to house the collections in an environment which would enhance accessibility while ensuring their security and preservation.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: The library of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society contains the most comprehensive single collection of published works pertaining to the history of the American whaling industry. The collection includes logbooks and journals kept on northern voyages, related business records of whaleship agents and published accounts pertaining to the arctic fishery. Microfilm holdings reflect the acquisition of the International Marine Archives, Inc., formerly of Nantucket.

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Wilderness Society

Type: Organisation
Website: www.wilderness.org
Address: 430 West 7th Av., Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-272-9453
Fax: +1-907-272-1670
Year of foundation: 1935
Activities: Non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America's prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American ethic.
Publications: Wilderness (1935-, 4pa)

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Wildlife Library. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Type: Library
Website: www.uaf.edu
Address: Irving Building, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-0180, United States
Telephone: +1- (907) 474-7174
Notes:

The Wildlife Library was begun several years ago to make various publications, documents and reprints available to faculty, staff and students since periodicals can not be checked out from the main campus library. Major emphasis for the reprint collection has been obtaining arctic region bird and mammal articles.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Publications on arctic birds and mammals: including management, basic biology, ecology, physiology, behavior.

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Wildlife Society

Type: Organisation
Website: www.wildlife.org
Address: 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 2081
Publications: Bulletin (?-, 4pa); Journal of Wildlife Management (1937-, 4pa); Wildlife Monographs (1958-)

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William Hammond Mathers Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.iupui.edu
Address: Indiana University, 601 East 8th St., Bloomington, IN 47405
Telephone: +1-812-855-6873
Fax: +1-812-855-0205
Year of foundation: 1962
Collections: Sizeable collection of Alaskan Eskimo artefacts chiefly donated by Mollie Griest and Mrs L.B. Williams, the former collection made at Point Barrow (1916-36), the latter on St. Lawrence Island, Point Barrow and Nome (1942-55). Library.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.whoi.edu
Address: Woods Hole, MA 02543
Telephone: +1-508-457-2000
Year of foundation: 1930
Publications: Oceanus (1952-, 2pa); Technical Report (?-)

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Yugtun Qaneryaramek Calivik [University of Alaska Fairbanks, Yup'ik Language Center (YLC)]

Type: Organisation
[University of Alaska Fairbanks, Yup'ik Language Center (YLC)]
Address: Kuskokwim Campus, PO Box 368, Bethel, AK 99559
Telephone: +1-907-543-4555
Fax: +1-907-543-4527
Year of foundation: 1969 [until 1978 named the Eskimo Language Workshop]
Activities: Teaching and research centre dedicated to the study, preservation and cultivation of the Central Yup'ik language.

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