723 S. Valley Way
Open Daily 9am-6pm
907-746-7668
Matanuska Valley Pioneer

Matanuska Valley Pioneer

The Matanuska Valley Pioneer was the first newspaper in the Matanuska Valley. It was founded following the 1935 deaths of Will Rogers and Wiley Post in a plane crash near Point Barrow. It ran from 1935 to 1936. The museum has 45 unique editions of this paper.

Source: loc.gov/item/sn97060034/

Inventory Listing

Item #Publication DateArticle Notes & Link to PDFVolume#PagesHistoric?Collection
498/6/1936“Alaska Bureau Man Visits Valley” – Pages 1-6 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1536HistoricEckert Collection
508/22/1935Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news115HistoricEckert Collection
519/12/1935“Doctor Albrecht and Bride Welcomed Home — And How!” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news.
144HistoricBorough Collection
529/19/1935“Lt. Col. Hunt Gets O. K. on Main School Building” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
155HistoricBorough Collection
539/26/1935“Construction of Last House Gets Under Way” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
165HistoricBorough Collection
5411/14/1935“No Catholic Church Service on Sunday” – Page 4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
N/AN/A1HistoricBorough Collection
559/26/1935“Construction of Last House Gets Under Way” – Page 1 of Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
161HistoricFound in Collection
56Unknown“Legion Meeting Dates are Permanently Established” – A page of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer.
N/AN/A1HistoricFound in Collection
5710/24/1935“First Pet Show is a Success” – Page 4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
N/AN/A1HistoricFound in Collection
5810/3/1935“Church Notices” – Page 2 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
171HistoricFound in Collection
5910/3/1935“Governor Troy is Please with Progress of Project” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
175HistoricConnell Collection
6012/5/1935“Fire Brings Death and Serious Injury to Emberg Family of #21” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
N/A165HistoricConnell Collection
6110/10/1935“Difficulties Ironed Out at Two Colonist Meetings” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news185HistoricConnell Collection
6210/16/1935“Difficulties Ironed Out at Two Colonist Meetings” – Page 1 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
1N/A1HistoricConnell Collection
6310/24/1935“Valley to Have Game Warden” – Page 2 and 3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A2HistoricFound in Collection
6411/19/1935“Colonists Now To Pay All Labor They Hire” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news.244HistoricConnell Collection
6711/28/1935“Council Primary Election Returns” – Pages 3 and 4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A2HistoricFound in Collection
6811/28/1935“Project Construction Program Now Well Advanced” – Pages 1-3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1153HistoricBorough Collection
69Unknown“Legion Meeting Dates are Permanently Established” – A page of the Matanuska Valley PioneerN/AN/A1HistoricBorough Collection
7012/12/1935“Little Dixie Joins Mother After Most Valiant Fight” – Page 1 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer1171HistoricBorough Collection
7112/5/1935“Fire Brings Death and Serious Injury to Emberg Family of #21” – Page 1-3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news.N/AN/A3HistoricBorough Collection
728/22/1935“Bodies of Rogers and Post Flown Outside by Joe Crosson” – Pages 1-3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news113HistoricConnell Collection
7312/19/1935“No Marketing Problems at Fairbanks Experiment Farm” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news. Top of first page is missing pieces1185HistoricConnell Collection
7412/12/1935“Little Dixie Joins Mother After Most Valiant Fight” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1174HistoricConnell Collection
7511/21/1935“Board Acts on Vital Issues” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1145HistoricConnell Collection
761/2/1936“Holidays a Pleasant Interlude at End of Busy Summer and Fall” – Pages 1-8 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news119-208HistoricConnell Collection
771/16/1936“Alaska, Land of Promise!” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1224HistoricConnell Collection
781/23/1936“Good Fight Promised in our Beauty Queen Contest” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1234HistoricConnell Collection
791/30/1936“Large Crowd Assured for Dedication Dance” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1244HistoricConnell Collection
802/6/1936“Close Race Promised in Beauty Queen Contest” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1254HistoricConnell Collection
812/13/1936“First Colonist Wedding is Culmination of a Real Romance” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1264HistoricConnell Collection
822/13/1936“President’s Birthday Ball” – Page 4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A1HistoricBorough Collection
835/14/1936“Hospital Notes” – Page 3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news
N/AN/A1HistoricBorough Collection
842/20/1936“Pioneers Take Anchorage — Fairbanks takes Pioneers in Fast Hockey Matches” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1274HistoricConnell Collection
852/27/1936“Legion Purchases Homesite near Main Highway Turn” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1284HistoricConnell Collection
863/6/1936“Look Before You Shoot” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1295HistoricConnell Collection
873/12/1936“Palmer Makes Herself Known at First Ice Carnival Visit” – Pages 1-6 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1306HistoricConnell Collection
883/19/1936“Tent Destroyed by Fire” – Pages 1-6 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1316HistoricConnell Collection
894/2/1936“Mr. Irwin to Resign” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1334HistoricConnell Collection
904/9/1936“Here’s That Man Again” – Pages 3 and 4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A2HistoricConnell Collection
914/16/1936“Clinton Johnson Home on Tract 148 a Total Loss” – Pages 1-5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1355HistoricConnell Collection
924/16/1936“Cupid on the Job” – Page 5 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A1HistoricFound in Collection
934/25/1936“Fire Destroys Old Warehouse and Radio Station” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1364HistoricConnell Collection
944/30/1936“Safety Board Appointed” – Pages 1-3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1373HistoricConnell Collection
955/7/1936“May 16th Chosen as “Colony Day” for This First Year” – Pages 1-6 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1386HistoricConnell Collection
965/14/1936“All Plans Completed for Colony Day Celebration” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1394HistoricConnell Collection
975/21/1936“Wind and Dust Fail to Dampen Colony Day Spirit” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1404HistoricConnell Collection
985/21/1936“Wind and Dust Fail to Dampen Colony Day Spirit” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1404HistoricConnell Collection
995/28/1936“Leo B. Jacobs to Be New Assistant to the Gen. Mgr.” – Pages 1-4 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news1414HistoricConnell Collection
10011/12/1936“Zelda Pilkington Dies From Gun Wound” – Pages 1-6 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony news236HistoricConnell Collection
1017/23/1936“Palmer Needs an Air Field” – Pages 2 and 3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A2HistoricFound in Collection
102Unknown“Immunization and Vaccination” – Page 3 of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer. Matanuska Colony newsN/AN/A1HistoricFound in Collection
103Unknown“Anchorage-Matanuska Road is Allotted $100,000.00” – A page of the Matanuska Valley PioneerN/AN/A1HistoricFound in Collection

Documents