Who are the Friends?
The mission of the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum is to enhance and support the effectiveness of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum in their task of collecting, preserving, and interpreting Alaska's rich and diverse cultural heritage for present and future generations.
For over 45 years, the Friends have diligently supported this cause by:
  • Sponsoring cultural and educational programs and event
  • Recruiting and managing volunteer support for museum functions 
  • Producing publications, catalogs, exclusive museum products, educational information kits, videos, and films relating to special exhibits and themes of the permanent collection
  • Hosting receptions for exhibit openings and other events
  • Purchasing artifacts and artwork for the museum’s collection
  • Providing educational interpretation to the public by effective management of the Museum Store; and responding with assistance to special projects as requested by the museum.
  • Supporting the SLAM and contributing towards land acquisition for the project.

"Thunderbird House" panel of the Shangookeidi Clan, Yakutal Tlinglit 

Become a Member
Friends volunteers and board members host receptions, plan special events and provide other help as needed. Benefits of being a Friends member include discounted admission for the member and a guest to the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum in Juneau, discounts at the Museum store and cafe, Friends newsletter, educational opportunities, invitations to exhibition openings and other special events, and a vote at membership meetings.
To become a member of The Friends of the Alaska State Museum, Archives & Museum, submit a Friends membership form and fee using the link below. Your membership is essential to achieving our mission of helping to preserve the past, the present and each other.​

Yup'ik Masks - ASM Collection​ 

Become a Member 

Marie Drake & Eleanor Dusenbury, ​
Writers of the Alaskan flag song 

Join us in our support!
Join us today in Preserving the past, honoring the present, framing the future. The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum is a 503(a) (1) subcategory 509(a) (1) corporation. An organization through which interested persons can work effectively with the Division of Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museums and their professional staff to enhance the mission of the Division by way of carrying out the corporation's objectives of furthering the Division’s mission and purposes.