The Good Friday Quake of 1964 is without a doubt one of my favorite earthquakes in recorded history. Not just the most powerful quake in US history, but also one that led to scientific advancements that have helped save lives and give us a greater understanding of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Some of my favorite links: the USGS Fact Sheet which looks at the quake from a historical perspective.
This great USGS Video (I love the disclaimer that everything is factual as of publication date – oh scientists!)
This playlist of quake videos from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks film archives:
Lot’s of stuff to read so get to it!