Tuzzy Consortium Library David Ongley Archives

Collection TTIMES - Tundra Times Newspaper Records

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Tundra Times Newspaper Records


  • 1968 - 1997 (Creation)


55 boxes of newspaper issues,
43 boxes administrative files
15,000 black and white print photographs in102 boxes.
1 box negatives

Name of creator

Tundra Times Newspaper

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Scope and content

This collection documents the activities of the Tundra Times Newspaper from 1962 until it ceased publication in 1997. The collection includes copies of all issues and special editions published by the newspaper, 15,000 black and white photographs taken by the newspaper photographers, and the administrative files of the organization.

System of arrangement

Series 1. Newspaper Issues are arranged in Chronological order.
Series 2. Photographs. Arranged in folders by subject of photograph.
Series 3. Administrative Records are arranged by record type, and in order as received.

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Physical access

Access to the newspaper series is limited as the newspapers are housed offsite in cold storage.

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Conditions governing reproduction

COPYRIGHT STATUS OF THE TUNDRA TIMES PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION: It is assumed that photographs contained in the Tundra Times Photograph Project database are not in the public domain. Patrons need to be aware of the several kinds of rights which might apply: copyright, donor restrictions, privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when downloading, publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections.

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Custodial history

The Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow acquired the Tundra Times Newspaper Records after the newspaper ceased publication in 1997, including the archives and copyrights, and a photograph collection that consists of negatives and over 15,000 black and white prints. In 1998 the collection was turned over to the Tuzzy Consortium Library.

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Existence and location of originals

The Photographs are stored in the Tuzzy Library Rare Book Room.
The Administrative Records are stored in Tuzzy Library Archival Storage Shelving

Existence and location of copies

The newspapers and photographs are digitized and stored on the Tundra Times server.
Backup copies exist on the Tuzzy server and external hard drive, located in the Vault.

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