What Has Alaska
About Alaska and the North
Pocket Guide to Alaska. Prepared by the
Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army, in cooperation
with the Office of Strategic Services. War and Navy Departments, Washington, D.C.
(1943). A brief account of Alaska for the use of servicemen stationed there. (Not
Answers to Questions by Servicemen about Land Settlement in
Alaska. Prepared by General Land Office, United States Department of the Interior
General Information, Territory of Alaska. Prepared by Division
of Territories and Island Possessions, United States Department of the Interior
Alaska: Information Relative to the Disposal and Leasing of Public
Lands in Alaska. Prepared by General Land Office, United States Department
of the Interior (1944).
Agriculture in the Matanuska Valley. By Herbert
C. Hanson. Prepared by Division of Territories and Island Possessions. United
States Department of the Interior (1943).
The above four folders, free on
application to the United States Department of the Interior, Washington 25, D.
C., contain much useful and authoritative information.
By Hobson D. Anderson and Walter C. Eells. Published by Stanford University Press,
Stanford University, California (1.935). A sound and detailed discussion.
of Alaska. By Hector Chevigny. Published by Viking Press, 18 East 48th Street.
New York 17, N. Y. (1942). Biography of Baranov, governor of Russian Alaska.
The Last Frontier. By Henry W. Clark. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1107
Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. (1939). A good brief popular history.
to Alaska. By Douglas Coe. Published by Julian Messner, 8 West 40th Street,
New York 18, N. Y. (1944). A well-illustrated narrative of the construction of
the Alaska Highway, written for children, but of interest to adults.
to Alaska. Last American Frontier. By Merle Colby. Published by Macmillan
Company, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y. (1939). A Federal Writers Project.
The standard guide to Alaska.
War Discovers Alaska. By Joseph Driscoll.
Published by J. B. Lippincott Company, 227 South 6th Street, Philadelphia 5, Pa.
Our Hidden Front. By William Gilman. Published by Reynal
and Hitchcock, 386 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, N. Y. (1944).
Victory. By Howard Handleman. Published by Random House, 20 East 57th Street.
New York 22. N. Y. (1943). These three volumes are accounts of the present war
in Alaska. The last two are mainly concerned with the Aleutian campaign.
Comes of Age. By Julius C. Edelstein. No. 8 of Far Eastern Pamphlets,
published by Institute of Pacific Relations. 1 East 54th Street, New York 22,
N. Y. (1942).
Canada Moves North. By Richard Finnie. Published by
Macmillan Company, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y. (1942). An excellent discussion
of the Canadian Northwest.
Journey through the Fog. By Cornelia Goodhue.
Published by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City, N. Y. (1944). A narrative
of Berings explorations.
Alaska and the Canadian Northwest: Our
New Frontier. By Harold Griffin. Published by W. W. Norton and Company, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. (1944).
I Went to the Soviet Arctic.
By Ruth Gruber. Published by Viking Press, 18 East 48th Street. New York 17, N.
Y. (1944). Interesting account of Russian advances in the Soviet Arctic regions.
New edition with new material.
Alaska Diary, 19261931. By Ales
Hrdlicka. Published with the permission of the Smithsonian Institution by Jaques
Cattell Press. Lancaster, Pa. (1943). The travel diary of a noted scholar and
U. S.-Canadian Northwest: A Demonstration Area for International
Postwar Planning and Development. By Benjamin H. Kizer. Published in cooperation
with the American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, by the Princeton University
Press. Princeton, N. J. (1943). Contains much valuable material on the postwar
development of Alaska and the Canadian Northwest.
Alaska: Its Resources
and Development. Prepared by the National Resources Committee. Printed at
the Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C. (1938). A rather full discussion,
by specialists, of the resources of Alaska.
Here Is Alaska. By Evelyn
Stefansson. Published by Charles Scribners Sons, 597 Fifth Avenue, New York
23, N. Y. (1943). A lively entertaining popular account, well illustrated.
Manual. By Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Published by Macmillan Company, 60 Fifth
Avenue, New York 11, N. Y. (1944). A handbook to the Arctic regions.
Northward Course of Empire. By Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Published by Harcourt,
Brace and Company, 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. (1922). A discussion
of the role of the North in modern civilization.
Continental Frontier Outpost. By Ernest P. Walker. No. 13 of War Background
Studies published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington 25, D. C. (1943).
An authoritative account of Alaskas geography, resources, and people, with
an excellent discussion of the strategic importance of the Territory.
Alaska Chambers of Commerce, the Alaska Game Commission, the Alaska Road Commission,
and other Alaskan agencies frequently publish material of interest to visitors
or prospective settlers, available on request.
Most federal departments
which are concerned with Alaska have published important material concerning Alaskan
resources and development. These include the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National
Park Service, the Geological Survey, the Office of Education, the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and the Alaska Railroadall in the United States Department of the
Interior; the Office of Experiment Stations and the Forest Service of the United
States Department of Agriculture, and others. A list of government publications
relating to Alaska is available from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington,
D. C. The Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska, obtainable from the Division
of Territories and Island Possessions, United States Department of the Interior,
contains valuable material. Useful to those interested in Alaskas future
is the Alaska Development Plan, issued by the Alaska Planning Council, Juneau.