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Furs, Skulls & Bird Mounts

A popular collection at birds-furs-skullsARLIS is its large selection of Alaskan animal furs, skulls, and bird mounts, available for check-out by any walk-in patron (ARLIS will not mail them due to their fragility).  The collection is frequently used by teachers and other educators, camp counselors, artists, and scout groups.  Most of the items were donated to ARLIS by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Conservation Division. See also, Kits, for more hands-on items for the classroom. Links to collection guides are available at www.arlis.org/resources/for-educators/furs-skulls-bird-mounts/

Please note: Due to construction during the summer of 2018,

this collection will not circulate after Friday, April 27, 2018.

Circulation will resume in the fall semester of 2018.

More about the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed.

Map-enabled boreal database

ARLIS databases includes the search tool created by North West Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) and ARLIS. The database includes reports and articles, mainly post-2010, addressing land management in the boreal region of Alaska and western Canada. From the ARLIS database list, search the NWB Alaska and Canada bibliography using any combination of the GIS map interface and/or keyword.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

Edward H. Cobb compiled and annotated the Index of Metallic Mineral Deposits of Alaska from Published Reports of Federal and State Agencies through 1972. Arranged by quadrangle, this index is invaluable for locating published geological literature of Alaska by location, such as name of creek.

The index is well known to librarians and library users as “Cobb’s Index.” In the ARLIS Library Catalog, the index is the first result returned by a keyword search on Cobb metallic mineral state federal .

Paper copies of Cobb’s Index are maintained in Special Collections at ARLIS, call number SPEC COLL QE 76 .I64 v. 1 – v.6. The Index is also available as a large (62 megabyte) download from the ARLIS website.

The Alaska Geologic Data Index (AGDI) is again available as a web-based tool, now with a map-enabled interface. AGDI is the index to the Anaconda Collection at ARLIS and other minerals and mining collections in Alaska. AGDI is online at
maps.dggs.alaska.gov/agdi/ and is linked from the Minerals and Mining menu at ARLIS.

The US Bureau of Mines began the Minerals Availability System (MAS) n the early 1960’s to measure and classify identified mineral resources according to their extraction technologies, economics and commercial availability. The files contain information on occurrences, deposits, mines and processing facilities. When the US Bureau of Mines was closed in 1996, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was given responsibility for the Alaska MAS files located in Juneau and Anchorage. Those files in BLM are known as AMIS, Alaska Minerals Information System. The paper version of the Alaska MAS files was housed at the John Rishel Mineral Information Center in Juneau until July 2008 when the Center closed and the files were transferred to ARLIS Special Collections. The MAS files are arranged numerically by quadrangle number and indexed by quadrangle and property. The indexes, by quadrangle and property, are located next to the files. The quadrangle index is available at the ARLIS reference desk and in MAS Cases 1-4 in the Map Atrium, along with associated MAS maps and overlays.

The collection includes about 10,500 indexed items in digital and paper format of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) mineral exploration data, collected between 1974 and 1984  throughout Alaska by the Anaconda Minerals Company and other mining companies. The collection index is part of the Alaska Geologic Data Index, available at maps.dggs.alaska.gov/agdi/.
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Collection Highlights

ARLIS Hidden Collections

ARLIS Hidden Collections are highlighted in a new finding aid. Check it out for information about more Alaska resources collections at ARLIS.

Alaska Kardex Quadrangle Overlays

Scans of Alaska Kardex Quadrangle Overlays, arranged by location (quadrangle).

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill FAQs – Updated June 30, 2017

FAQs, facts and links about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, download at www.arlis.org/docs/vol2/a/EVOS_FAQs.pdf.

Cobb's Index

Edward H. Cobb compiled and annotated the Index of Metallic Mineral Deposits of Alaska from Published Reports of Federal and State Agencies through 1972. Arranged by quadrangle, this index is invaluable for locating published geological literature of Alaska by location, such as name of creek. A searchable, digital version of Cobb's Index is available at ARLIS.

National Park Service
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council