Going for the Gold

The 91st annual Academy Awards were held Sunday night, with its gold Oscar statuettes handed out to a number of talented individuals in the motion picture industry. Alaska has its own history of gold, as can be found in countless articles in historic newspapers. Take a look at the following news items of those whoContinue reading “Going for the Gold”

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Each year on February 16, Alaska honors activist and civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Peratrovich. Peratrovich is responsible for the Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945,  a statute that guaranteed equal accommodations throughout the state. It is the very first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Since the arrival of Russian fur traders and the influx of whiteContinue reading “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day”

Library Lovers’ Month

February marks Library Appreciation Month, an appropriate designation given that this project is based out of the Alaska State Library! Although it’s easy to take public libraries for granted, several news items from the Cordova Daily Times point to the general public’s desire for not only books, but music and art and “a Fine ExhibitContinue reading “Library Lovers’ Month”