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WikiProject 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.


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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.



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

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WikiProject Alaska.
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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:


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


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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:

{{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. ~~~~}}


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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  
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.
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{{Alaska History}}

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

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History of Alaska
Russian America (1733–1867)
Department of Alaska (1867–1884)
District of Alaska (1884–1912)
Territory of Alaska (1912–1959)
State of Alaska (1959–present)
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Stub notice for Alaska articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages


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


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


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


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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.


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Link to stubs[edit]

If the priority articles in the top of this page don't interest you, you can always expand one of these stubs.

Other pages[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.


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)

  • Alaska (1977-on)
  • Alaska Business Monthly (1985-on)
  • Alaska Journal of Commerce (2002-on)
  • Alaska Law Review (1984-on)
  • Alaska Oil & Gas Reporter (2002-2004)
  • Anchorage Daily News (2000-on)
  • Arctic Research of the United States (1997-on)


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]