New AMIPA “Politics of the Past” Screening

To celebrate and raise public awareness of some of the unique, historic collections and resources held by two archival institutions here in Southcentral Alaska, the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA) and UAA Archives and Special Collections will co-host an open house on Thursday, October 13, from 5pm-7pm, in UAA/APU Consortium Library room 305. Meet the archivists. Take a tour of the vaults. And enjoy some appetizers and other refreshments.

Immediately following the open house, at 7pm, AMIPA will present a new edition in our popular “Politics of the Past” screening series-featuring vintage political spots and other moments from Alaskan public life. This event will take place in UAA/APU Consortium Library room 307, directly across the hall from where the open house will take place.

The “Politics of the Past” series has long been a favorite among regular attendees to AMIPA’s public programs-and although it’s been nine years since the last time this event was presented to an Anchorage audience (at the 4th Avenue Theatre, in October 2002), we still regularly get positive feedback about it, and questions concerning when we might put one on, again. So don’t miss this opportunity to see a collection of gems from Alaska’s political past–some favorites from previous “Politics of the Past” events, and some new additions, as well.

Here is a quick preview video:

The screening will last approximately one hour. Please note that the room holds just over 100 people-so if you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 907.786.4980. Or email: Also note that while there is no admission fee for the “Politics of the Past”, AMIPA will be doing some fundraising at the event.

Parking in the Consortium Library parking lots will be complimentary on the evening of the event. We hope to see you there.

AMIPA's mission is to collect, preserve, catalog and provide public access to Alaska's sound and moving image material, and to encourage the ongoing documentation of Alaskans and Alaska events of historical importance; to provide knowledge and assistance to other archives, private collectors, producers, institutions, and the general public; to advocate on behalf of these materials; and to educate the public, government officials and civic leaders on the importance of preserving Alaska's sound and moving image heritage. Established as a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation in 1991, AMIPA has been pursuing this mission for over 20 years.

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