Alaska Native Language Archive

The Alaska Native Language Archive (ANLA) in Fairbanks, Alaska, known officially as the Michael E. Krauss Alaska Native Language Archive, is an extensive repository for manuscripts and recordings documenting the Native Languages of Alaska. The Archive was created as part of the Alaska Native Language Center by state legislation in 1972.[1] In 2009 the Archive was administratively separated and now exists as a sister organization to the Alaska Native Language Center, collaborating on numerous language efforts in Alaska.[2]

ANLA is part of the Alaska & Polar Regions Special Collections and Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library. It was officially renamed in honor of Michael Krauss at a dedication ceremony on February 22, 2013.[3] ANLA is a member of the Open Language Archives Community and the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archiving Network.

Dr. Siri Tuttle was appointed Director of ANLA in 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ Krauss, Michael E. 1974. Alaska Native language legislation. International Journal of American Linguistics 40(2).150-52.
  2. ^ Holton, Gary. 2010. Behind the Map: The reification of indigenous language boundaries in Alaska. Working Papers in Athabaskan Languages, ed. by S. Tuttle & J. Spence, 75-87. (Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers 8). Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Fairbanks.
  3. ^ University of Alaska Fairbanks press release, February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ University of Alaska Fairbanks press release, July 21, 2016.

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