City of Aniak
Log Number: APP-246095-OLS-20
The City of Aniak Library will engage community members around two recently donated collections: an Aniak history-genealogy archive informed by U.S. Census records and a photo archive reflecting the city's history from 1943–1970 to include voices that were not often included in documentation of the city's history. Aniak, a remote community of approximately 500 residents, has been the subject of research and histories written by outsiders. Through a series of programs and digitization workshops, community members-especially elders-will be encouraged to share personal narratives and artifacts related to the periods covered by these collections. The inclusion of local materials and stories ensures that Native Alaskan narratives are represented in the local history.