Dear Ms. Kovacs,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled the Records Relating to the Canol Project and the Alaskan Highway, 1943 - 1944 in the Records of the U.S. Army Forces in Alaska (Record Group 547) that may include records of the African American regiments of engineers that worked on the Alaskan Highway. We also located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that contains the file units 93rd Engineer Regiment: Unit Histories, 95th Engineer Regiment: Unit Histories and 97th Engineer Regiment: Historical Reports. Plus, we located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include records of the 93rd, 95th, and 97th Engineer General Service Regiments during WWII. In addition, we located the series General Correspondence With or About Engineer Units, Other Federal Agencies, Universities, and Other Institutions and Special Projects, 1918 - 1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Record Group 77) that contains records of the ALCAN Highway. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
Photographs about the construction of the ALCAN Highway during WWII are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.
Motion picture records about the construction of the Alaskan Highway during WWII are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Motion Picture (RDSM). Please contact RDSM via email at email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2, RDSS & RDSM. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Lastly, we searched online and located several articles and other publications that might be relevant to your research:
- SB46 - October 25th – African American Soldiers' Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day
- Men Who Built the Highway | American Experience
- New book tells untold story of black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!