About Us

     Alaska Gold Rush was developed by the Alaska Rich Mining Project Committee to make archival, library and museum materials more accessible to users throughout the state and to assist teachers in using primary source materials in classrooms.

List of members:

Advisory Committee

George V. Smith
Deputy Director, Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums, Chair

Joan Antonson
State Historian, Office of History & Archaeology, Dept. of Natural Resources

Brenda Campen
Teacher, Mt. Edgecumbe High School

Chris and Katie Cueva
Students, Anchorage

Jim Ducker
Historian, U.S. Bureau of Land Management #930

Gaylin Fuller
Director, Library Media Service, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Dorothy Gray
Teacher, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Mary Mangusso
Historian, Dept. of History, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dorothy Moore
Teacher, Valdez School District

Candy Waugaman
Historical Community, Fairbanks

Resource Committee

John Stewart
State Archivist, Alaska State Archives, Chair

Judy Bittner
State Historical Preservation Officer, Office of History & Archaeology

Bruce Kato
Chief Curator, Alaska State Museums

Marjorie Menzi
Social Studies Specialist, Dept. of Education

Bruce Parham
Archivist, National Archives- Pacific Alaska Region (Anchorage), National Archives & Records Administration

Kay Shelton
Head of Historical Collections, Alaska State Library


The text and suggested activities of Alaska's Gold Themes written by Cristine Crooks, Alaska Consultants in Education. Alaska's Gold Themes website developed by WEB Design. The Alaska's Gold Lode website developed by Tracy Swaim.