This program documents, preserves and perpetuates the region’s rich cultural heritage in all North Slope communities. By working closely with regional educational institutions and each community, the goal of this program is to help make IHLC collections more easily and readily available to all stakeholders.

Oral history collections include traditional land use studies, historical accounts, photo collections, stories, legends and life histories.

Check out our archives on Past Perfect.


Charles Sollie Hugo, Oral Historian (Anaktuvuk Pass)
Phone Number: (907) 661-2575  

Molly R. Ahkivgak, Oral Historian (Atqasuk)
Phone Number:  (907) 633-3900

Ruby Rexford, Oral Historian (Kaktovik)
Phone Number: (907)

Gwendolyn Pikok, Oral Historian (Point Lay)
Phone Number: (907) 833-4310

Travis Lisbourne, Oral Historian (Point Hope)
Phone Number: (907)

John Ipalook, Oral Historian (Nuiqsut)
Phone Number: (907) 480-2920
Fax Number: (907) 480-6818

Sophia Segevan, Oral Historian (Wainwright)
Phone Number: (907) 763-2091
Fax Number: (907) 763-2092