Here are some of the resources I use in my Alaska and Funter Bay history research. Specific source documents can also be found in the links embedded in my posts and write-ups.
Alaska’s Digital Archives – Excellent collection of digital photos and documents from Alaska history.
Alaska DNR Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys – Mine and mineral publications for the state.
Alaska Land Records – Modern and historic land surveys and plat maps.
Alaska Resource Library – Archives of historic Alaska documents and government publications.
Alaska State Library DASH – Full text of several historic Alaska newspapers.
Bob DeArmond Alaska History Project – Searchable archive of Rober DeArmond’s articles in Juneau papers, including reprints of historic news snippets and details of Southeast Alaska historic topics.
British Columbia Archives – Documents and media from Western Canada and Alaska.
Coast Survey Historic Maps and Charts – Historic nautical charts and other maps.
David Rumsey Map Collection – Historic maps and atlases.
Google Books – Also contains old government reports and publications.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum Collections – Many photos of the Juneau area and Southeast Alaska.
Juneau Nature – A website which has many historic Southeast Alaska photos, including early aerial photo surveys.
Library & Archives Canada – Includes many photos of Alaska and Western Canada not found elsewhere.
National Archives – Digital copies of many Federal government publications.
National Archives Alaska Records Project – records from the AK division being digitized in Seattle. Evolving collection that is in progress as of 2016.
National Geologic Map Database – Can be helpful for locating mines and related infrastructure.
National Museum of Forest Service History – logging and recreation related photos in Alaska and elsewhere.
NOAA Hydrographic Surveys – The original surveys from which nautical charts were based, containing additional notes and information.
NOAA Photo Library – Collection of fisheries, wildlife, scientific, and other photos.
Northern British Columbia Archives – Photos and documents pertaining to Alaska and Northern BC
Northwest Digital Archives – Indexes & finding aids to historic photos and documents of the Pacific Northwest (in various libraries and collections)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection – Older topographic maps of Alaska, and other material.
University of Alabama Map Collection – Older geologic and topographic maps of specific regions.
University of Washington Digital Collections – Another great collection of Pacific Northwest photos, magazines, and documents.
US Fish & Wildlife Service Digital Library – Many modern and historic photos of wildlife, fisheries, boats, and scientific research.
USGS Historic Topo Maps – Collection of old versions of topographic maps. Goes back generally to the 1940s or 1950s in AK.
USGS Photographic Library – High Resolution copies of photos from USGS publications
USGS Publications Warehouse – Contains many old documents and reports on mines and mineral prospecting.
Washington State University Digital Collections – Fewer photos that UW’s archives, but more newspaper and print articles.
Yukon Archives – Includes some Alaska photos and Alaska Highway construction photos.
This post/list may be updated as I come across more sources. Feel free to contact me if you know of something I’ve forgotten or overlooked!