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David Stone Papers, 1980-2012

Identifier: MS 277

Scope and Contents

The collection contains David Stone’s research files related to his work as an historian of gold mining in Alaska, particularly in the Juneau Mining District.

Boxes 1 through 3 contain photocopies of original documents detailing the history of each of the mines which eventually were consolidated into the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company.

Box 4 includes cassette tapes with interviews conducted by David Stone while researching Hard Rock Gold.


  • 1980-2012

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian.


David Guy Stone was born in Hillsboro Oregon in 1957. When David was in the seventh grade, his family moved to Juneau, Alaska, where David graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School. He held a BS in Geology from the University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979. In 1980, he co-authored Hard Rock Gold, a history of the three major mines in Juneau, published by the Juneau Centennial Committee.

Stone worked for the Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AELP) as vice president of Consumer Affairs and for a sister company, AJT Mining Properties, from 1980-1989.

By l989, Echo Bay Mines, an international mining company, had come to Juneau to try to re-open the AJ Mine. The company brought David on staff to manage public affairs in Juneau from 1990-1996. The attempt to re-open the AJ was discontinued in mid-1996 and the company moved Stone to its head office in Denver, Colorado, where he worked through 1997. David was married to Laurel Anne Hanson on July 8, 1996.

Stone returned to Alaska to begin a consulting service in 1998, leading to position with the McDowell Group. He then went back to work for AELP/AJT in an executive position.

Stone served as Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska State Department of Labor and Workforce Development from 2008 until his death on Nov. 20, 2012. He served a time as Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell's Chief of Staff from late 2010 to mid-2011 after which he returned to his previous position.

Stone was very involved in Juneau and Southeast Alaska communities. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2003 and re-elected twice more, serving as Deputy Mayor during his last term which ended in October 2012. He was active in the Southeast Conference (awarded lifetime membership) and in the Alaska Municipal League, and Rotary International. He was a president of the Alaska Miners Association, a trustee of the Alaska Miners Hall of Fame, and chairman 1993-1997 of the Juneau Historic District Advisory Committee.

Information from the Juneau Empire: and pid=161451223


6 boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated by Laurel Stone. Acc. # 2013-045

Processing Information

This collection has been described at the folder level. Original order maintained.

Finding aid for the David Stone Papers, 1980-2012
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Processed by: James Simard, Dec. 2014 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
2019 July
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

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