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WikiProject Alaska
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This WikiProject is about the U.S. state of Alaska
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"For decades there have been as many different ideas about Alaska as the proverbial blind men had about the elephant." – Harold L. Ickes, 1945

"...Alaska was largely a terra incognita; the literature pertaining to it was scanty and of dubious accuracy. In fact, so much was so misleading that it became natural and a seeming duty to put down facts and to correct the inaccuracies found everywhere in the public print." — Edward L. Keithahn, 1966

Welcome to WikiProject Alaska! This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the U.S. state of Alaska with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed at the project's talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the member section below.

Overview[edit]

Clipboard.svg Open tasks for Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska.

Edit or discuss these tasks.


Shortcuts: Recent changes | Categories | History

See the talk page (or archives of same) of WP:ALASKA, or of the articles in question, for more information.

This WikiProject was created to organize, format, expand, and exemplify Alaska related articles on Wikipedia. Our to-do list is located to the right, and is in a constant state of flux.

Project divisions[edit]

  • Communities (talk) — Cities, towns, villages and boroughs.
  • Physical geography (talk) — Regions, parks, climate, physical features.
  • Transportation (talk) — Roads & highways, trails, railroads, ferries, airlines & airports, general aviation, trucking, ships, and pipeline.
  • Culture (talk) — Music, art, popular culture & cultural icons, mass communication, & cultural groups/peoples.
  • People (talk) — Biography on people native to Alaska and those residents who have shaped Alaska.
  • Government (talk) — Government: federal, state and local politics in relation to Alaska.
  • History (talk) — History of Alaska during and prior to statehood.
  • Economy (Talk) — Major Alaska industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Alaska.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Very important to coordinate and collaborate with are the following:

Also:

Participants[edit]

WikiProject Alaska members should add one of the following Wikitext expressions to their user page.

Wikitext Userbox
[[Category:WikiProject Alaska members]] no userbox
{{User WikiProject Alaska}}
Flag of Alaska.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Alaska.
{{User WP Alaska}}
Flag of Alaska.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Alaska
{{User WPAlaska}}
Flag of Alaska This user is a member of WikiProject Alaska.

New participants: feel free to add yourself to the members or sympathizers sections of the full list of participants on the Alaska WikiProject.

We also have an advertisement! Add {{wikipedia ads|ad=142}} to your userpage, which displays like this:

Infoboxes[edit]

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{{Alaska}}

Infobox for use on regions, cities, and boroughs; placed at the bottom of article pages.

Award[edit]

The Alaskan Barnstar.png

The Alaskan Barnstar is awarded to users who have made particularly fine contributions to Alaska-related articles, and/or to WikiProject Alaska.

To award the Alaskan Barnstar, use the following code:

==YOUR TOPIC HERE==
{{AKBarnstar|YOUR TEXT HERE ~~~~}}

For example:

==Alaskan Barnstar for excellent edits==
{subst:AKBarnstar|I hereby award you the Alaskan Barnstar for your excellent edits in Anchorage-related articles. ~~~~}}

Templates[edit]

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{{WikiProject Alaska}}

Template showing an article, image, category, or template is part of this WikiProject. Placed at the top of talk pages, not articles.

After tagging an article, you can add it and its talk page to Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska/Alaska recent changes if you want it to show up before the next update.

WikiProject Alaska (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Alaska, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of Alaska on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
{{Alaska History}}

Template to categorize different periods in Alaska's history; placed toward the top of history-related article pages.

Flag of Alaska
History of Alaska
Prehistory
Russian America (1733–1867)
Department of Alaska (1867–1884)
District of Alaska (1884–1912)
Territory of Alaska (1912–1959)
State of Alaska (1959–present)
Other topics
{{Alaska-stub}}

Stub notice for Alaska articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages

{{Alaska-geo-stub}}

Stub notice for articles dealing with Alaska locations or geographical features; placed at the bottom of article pages

{{Alaska-politician-stub}}

Stub notice for Alaska politicians; placed at the bottom of article pages

{{Alaska-school-stub}}

Stub notice for Alaska schools (but not colleges or universities); placed at the bottom of article pages

For Alaska-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Alaska}} in the talk page, which adds the article to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Alaska. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images.

Userboxes[edit]

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{{Template:User Alaska}}
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{{Template:User interest Alaska|6}}
Flag of Alaska.svg This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska
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{{Template:User interest Alaska|8}}
Flag of Alaska.svg This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska
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{{Template:User interest Alaska|10}}
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{{Template:User interest Alaska|12}}
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{{Template:User WikiProject Alaska}}
Flag of Alaska.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Alaska.
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{{Template:User WP Alaska}}
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WikiProject Alaska
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{{Template:User WPAlaska}}
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{{User:Dailynetworks/ubx/Alaska}}
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Article alerts[edit]

Categories for discussion
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Files for discussion

Alaska stubs[edit]

If the priority articles in the to do list aren't of interest to you, you can always expand any of the multitude of Alaska-related stubs. The Alaska stub tree is outlined below.

Code Result Alaska categories Other categories Links
{{Alaska-stub}} Category:Alaska stubs None Links
{{Alaska-baseball-team-stub}} Category:Western United States baseball team stubs Links
{{Alaska-basketball-team-stub}} Category:Western United States basketball team stubs Links
{{Alaska-footyclub-stub}} Category:Western United States soccer club stubs Links
{{Alaska-newspaper-stub}} Category:Western United States newspaper stubs Links
{{Alaska-sport-stub}} Category:Western United States sport stubs Links
{{Alaska-sport-team-stub}} Category:Western United States sports team stubs Links
{{Alaska-transport-stub}} Category:Western United States transportation stubs Links
{{Alaska-tv-station-stub}} Category:Western United States television station stubs Links
{{Alaska-airport-stub}} Category:Alaska airport stubs None Links
{{Alaska-baseball-venue-stub}} Category:Alaska building and structure stubs Category:Western United States baseball venue stubs Links
{{Alaska-bridge-struct-stub}} Category:Western United States bridge (structure) stubs Links
{{Alaska-church-stub}} Category:Western United States church stubs Links
{{Alaska-hospital-stub}} Category:Western United States hospital stubs Links
{{Alaska-museum-stub}} Category:Western United States museum stubs Links
{{Alaska-railstation-stub}} Category:Western United States railway station stubs Links
{{Alaska-sports-venue-stub}} Category:Western United States sports venue stubs Links
{{Alaska-struct-stub}} None Links
{{Alaska-geo-stub}} Category:Alaska geography stubs Links
{{Alaska-protected-area-stub}} Category:Western United States protected area stubs Links
{{Alaska-road-stub}} Category:Western United States road stubs Links
{{Alaska-geologic-formation-stub}} Category:Alaska geologic formation stubs None Links
{{Alaska-bio-stub}} Category:Alaska people stubs Links
{{Alaska-mayor-stub}} Category:Alaska politician stubs Category:Western United States mayor stubs Links
{{Alaska-politician-stub}} None Links
{{Alaska-radio-station-stub}} Category:Alaska radio station stubs Links
{{Alaska-NRHP-stub}} Category:Alaska Registered Historic Place stubs Links
{{Alaska-school-stub}} Category:Alaska school stubs Links
{{Alaska-university-stub}} Category:Western United States university stubs Links
{{AleutiansWestAK-geo-stub}} Category:Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska geography stubs None Links
{{DenaliAK-geo-stub}} Category:Interior Alaska geography stubs Links
{{FairbanksNorthStarAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SoutheastFairbanksAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{JuneauAK-geo-stub}} Category:Juneau Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{KenaiPeninsulaAK-geo-stub}} Category:Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NorthSlopeAK-geo-stub}} Category:North Slope Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NomeAK-geo-stub}} Category:Northern Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NorthwestArcticAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{AnchorageAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southcentral Alaska geography stubs Links
{{MatanuskaSusitnaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{HainesAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southeast Alaska geography stubs Links
{{HoonahAngoonAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KetchikanGatewayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{PetersburgAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{PrinceofWalesHyderAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SitkaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SkagwayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{WrangellAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{YakutatAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{AleutiansEastAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southwest Alaska geography stubs Links
{{BethelAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{BristolBayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{DillinghamAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KodiakIslandAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KusilvakAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{LakeAndPeninsulaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{ValdezCordovaAK-geo-stub}} Category:Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{YukonKoyukukAK-geo-stub}} Category:Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska geography stubs Links

Assessment[edit]

Find a photograph[edit]

Many Alaska articles lack photographs: some of these can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Alaska. If any are located near you, you can help Wikipedia by uploading a freely licensed photograph to Wikimedia Commons.

Resources[edit]

The following periodicals are indexed and available from various subscription databases for the time periods indicated, in either audio, video, abstract, citation, or full-text format. If you wish information from them, or regarding a specific topic, and cannot access them, please send me an e-mail indicating your e-mail address and the topic you are interested in, and I will forward to you what I can recover. John Carter (talk) 18:39, 6 February 2011 (UTC)