The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections received a federal grant in 2009 to support a two-year project to improve the description of its historical collections and share more of this information across the web. The grant, Award No: RB-50059-09 “Coming to the Surface: Revealing Hidden Collections in Michigan’s Copper Country,” was awarded by the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration. The following represents the records now discoverable through OCLC’s WorldCat and Michigan Tech’s catalog. While the grant ended on October 31, 2011, this list will continue to be updated as new collections become available.
The Michigan Tech Archives was awarded a second grant from the NHPRC, Award No: NAR11-RP-50064-11 “Extracting Buried Treasure: Enhancing Access to Manuscripts About Michigan’s Copper Country.” This grant supported further description of 92 manuscript collections. These finding aids can be found on the Archives’ website, Finding Aids to Archives’ Manuscript Collection and will continue to be updated as new finding aids are published.
MS-001 Quincy Mining Company Collection
Collection, 1848-1988, of the Quincy Mining Company of Hancock, Michigan. Documents the development of the company from its humble start in 1846 through the cessation of underground mining in 1931 and the sale and disbursement of its Michigan properties in the 1970s and 1980s. Includes corporate records, administrative correspondence, financial and legal documentation, employment and medical records, property and miners’ housing records, as well as operational records from the company’s underground, surface, stamp mill, reclamation, railroad, and smelting operations. Also includes records of several mining companies related to the Quincy Mining Company which operated in Houghton, Ontonagon, and Keweenaw Counties and on Isle Royale.
MS-002 Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Collection
Collection, 1855-1973, of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Includes corporate records, administrative correspondence, financial and legal documentation, employment and medical records, property and miners’ housing records, as well as operational records from the company’s underground, surface, stamp mill, reclamation, railroad, and smelting operations. Also includes records of numerous subsidiary and related companies operating in the Michigan copper district and other regions throughout North America. Although the Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Collection often lacks the depth of specific detail evident in other mining company collections at the MTU Archives, it provides comprehensive coverage of Calumet and Hecla’s diverse corporate activity during its century of operations. It contains great detail on the buildings, equipment, technologies, ancillary industries, and communities created to mine and treat the copper ore, and provides surprisingly comprehensive coverage of the workforce employed the company.
MS-003 Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1892-1967, of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. Images document all aspects of mining company activity: rocks, drilling and blasting, timbering, tramming, rockhouses, milling, smelting, electrolytic, dredge, leaching, docks and shipping, engines and compressors, pumps, surface shops, and power plants. Also includes photographs from more than twenty Calumet and Hecla companies, including the mines (Calumet & Hecla, Ahmeek, Allouez, Centennial, Isle Royale, Kingston, LaSalle, Osceola, Superior, Tamarack) other ancillary companies (Lake Milling, Smelting and Refining Co., Mutual Water, Light and Power Co., Goodman Lumber) operated by the company in Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado and New Mexico. There are also a variety of community photographs documenting social activities of the company in the Calumet, Michigan region.
MS-004 Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Media Collection
Media collection, circa 1954-circa 1961, of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. Includes audio and moving image recordings documenting copper mining and manufacturing, the Osceola unwatering project, union/labor relations, community events, safety awareness and work procedures, and agriculture.
MS-005 Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Drawings Collection
Drawings, 1871-1970, of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Companies. Contains hand sketches, tracings, blueprints and related manuscript items as well as a card index created by the company. Includes more than 80,000 engineering and architectural drawings gathered by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company during its active life as a copper mining company in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Much of the machinery was built in-house at Calumet & Hecla and they also had need of maps of both aboveground and underground for the layout of buildings, mine shafts and railroads. For all machinery ordered from other manufacturers, Calumet & Hecla needed drawings of the buildings for this machinery, the foundations for it, and as years went by, alterations and repairs to it that were carried out with the company’s capabilities. Occasionally Calumet & Hecla bought machinery, or brought it from other mines and made drawings for future use. In addition, the collection includes significant documentation of non-industrial structures and sites such as company housing, public parks, schools, and libraries, municipal water and sewer systems, and local churches.
MS-006 June Ross Cornish American Collection
Collection, undated, of June and Richard Ross of Redlands, California. Includes an eleven volume index of information documenting the Cornish diaspora in America. Information was culled from around the United States in newspapers, court records, census records, vital records, passenger lists and mining company records.
MS-007 June Ross Marriage Indexes of Cornwall, England
Indexes, 1530-1925, of marriages in Cornwall, England, not included in Boyd’s marriage index of Cornwall. The indexes are arranged alphabetically by surname in groups of 25 years and are microfilmed copies of typed cards compiled by June and Richard Ross of Redlands, California, filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Genealogical Society. Also includes unindexed marriage records from Cornwall, 1837-1925, arranged alphabetically by parish and then chronologically.
MS-008 June and Richard Ross Collection
Collection, 1860-1964, compiled by June and Richard Ross of Redlands, California. Many of the records provide genealogical information concerning individuals of Cornish descent residing in Michigan’s Copper Country while other items are of more historical value. Includes an index to Cornish persons in 1860 in Ontonagon County and declaration of intention records for Keweenaw County from 1904-1914 as well as a 1915 diary excerpt, cemetery listings for the Cliff Mine Cemetery and the St. Joseph’s Hospital graveyard, abstracts from The Daily Mining Gazette and an index to the Keweenaw Historical Society obituaries.
MS-009 The Fortnightly Club Collection
Collection, 1937-2004, of the Fortnightly Club in Hancock, Michigan, originally a religious study group for young married couples that has evolved into an education and social group. Includes a history of the club, constitutions, and minutes.
MS-010 Brockway Diary Collection
Diary collection, 1866-1897, of the Brockway family, including Daniel D. Brockway, his wife Lucena Brockway, J. N. Scott and his wife Mrs. J. N. Scott. It is probable that this last individual is the Brockway’s daughter, Sarah L. Scott, one of the earliest white persons to have been born in the Lake Superior region. The majority of the diaries (twenty-seven of the thirty-two items) are by Lucena Brockway.
MS-012 Quincy Mining Company Engineering Drawings Collection
Collection, 1860-1979, of the Quincy Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan. Drawings include commercial, domestic, industrial, and public buildings, machinery, subterranean maps, surface maps, transportation systems, utilities, and tools.
MS-013 Ross Christenings Records of Cornwall, England
Records, 1837-1885, of christenings in Cornwall, England. Compiled by June and Richard Ross of Redlands, California, the unindexed records are organized alphabetically by parish and then by surname.
MS-014 Warren H. Manning Agassiz Park Collection
Collection, circa 1920, of drawings by Warren H. Manning for the design of Agassiz Park in Calumet, Michigan. Manning was commissioned to design Agassiz Park as a memorial to the late president of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, Alexander Agassiz. Includes presentation drawings, plans for the park layout and various structures, plans for the Agassiz statue, and various area maps and plans.
MS-015 Quincy Mining Company Survey for Historic American Engineering Record
Survey, circa 1978, of the Quincy Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan for the Historic American Engineering Record. Includes narrative report detailing business and economic history, technological changes, housing and community service. Also includes photographs taken for the survey and measured drawings, detailing not only the structures but the processes of mining as well.
MS-016 Daniel Brockway Family Collection
Collection, 1852-1924, of the Daniel Brockway family, an early merchant and community building family in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Contains correspondence, financial records and legal records of Daniel Brockway’s many land and business ventures throughout the Great Lakes region, particularly the activity of several stores Brockway operated with his son, Albert A. Brockway, under the partnership D.D. Brockway & Son. The collection also includes records of several mining enterprises with which Brockway was involved, as well as personal records of several other members of Brockway’s extended family.
MS-018 Scott Turner Collection
Collection, 1838-1972, of Scott Turner, an alumnus of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Through his long career, Turner worked around the globe in various mining jobs, including managing the Arctic Coal Company in Spitsbergen (now known as Svalbard) and director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines as well as surviving the sinking of the Lusitania. He received many awards during his career, including the first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan Technological University. Collection includes personal and business correspondence, reports, minutes from various companies, financial records, records from various clubs, diaries, notebooks, articles, professional and fraternal association records, clippings, and photographs.
MS-019 Brockway Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1860-1970, of several generations of Brockway descendants, an early merchant and community building family in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Includes many photographs of the descendants of Daniel D. and Lucena Brockway, including members of the extended Farwell, Gardner and Childs family lines.
MS-020 Roy Drier Collection
Papers, 1912-1968, of Roy W. Drier, a native of Calumet, Michigan and alumnus and professor of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Contains items pertaining to Michigan’s Copper Country, including record books, correspondence, deeds, maps, family histories, lighthouse journals, and company records. Also includes work done under appropriate duty orders for the U.S. Navy on x-ray investigations and a scrapbook with clippings, letters, invitations and programs as well as Drier’s doctoral hood and graduation cap, the first issued by the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
MS-021 White Pine Solution Mining Papers
Papers, 1995-1997, for the proposed acid solution mining project by the Copper Range Company in White Pine, Michigan. Includes environmental aspect and impact studies, permit applications, work plans for the remedial investigation, stockholder review drafts, lawsuit records, reports, and closure plans and reports.
MS-023 Arizona and Michigan Mining Company Ledgers
Ledgers, 1908-1913, of the Arizona and Michigan Mining Company, based in Calumet, Michigan with mining in Globe, Arizona. Includes invoice ledger, cash ledger, journals, stock registers, stock transfer registers, and payroll ledger.
MS-024 League of Women Voters of the Copper Country Records
Records, 1961-2005, of the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s branch of the national nonpartisan political organization. Includes organizational election records, board meeting minutes, annual meeting records, voters guides, school guides as well as the records collected by a representative of the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country while attending and observing public meetings of local municipal organizations.
MS-025 John Harry Reeder Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1954-1967, of black-and-white photographs taken by John Harry Reeder, a retired mining engineer in Houghton, Michigan. Images include Great Lakes shipping, Michigan copper mining locations, and the construction of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
MS-026 Temple Jacob Jewish Congregation Records
Records, 1900-1997, of the Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan. Includes articles of incorporation, bylaws, minutes, property records, financial records, membership lists, correspondence, building repair and maintenance records, and other printed ephemera.
MS-027 Copper Country Cemetery Collection
Collection, contains printed listings, microfilm and other information about cemeteries in Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Baraga counties as well as microfilm of records from the Forest Hill cemetery in the city of Houghton.
MS-028 J. Robert Van Pelt Copper Range Company Research Collection
Collection, circa 1853-circa 1975, of research files and manuscript drafts compiled and written by Dr. J. Robert Van Pelt, former president of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Van Pelt was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Copper Range Company, during which time he began writing a history of the company. Includes original documents and photocopies of records from the Copper Range Company and its subsidiary companies. Also inclues copies of a book manuscript in various stages of completion and editing. The manuscript is comprised of twenty-five chapters discussing the history, operations, economics, and personnel of the Copper Range Company and its subsidiaries.
MS-029 William H. Brinkman Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1890-circa 1980, of William H. Brinkman of Redridge, Michigan. Greater part of collection includes images of the Freda and Beacon Hill area of Houghton County, Michigan. Depicts local people, area mining operations, schools, town scenes and group photos.
MS-031 Longyear Spitsbergen Collection
Collection, 1819-1978, of John Munro Longyear relating to the coal operations of the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of Norway, especially on Spitsbergen, the largest island. Includes photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, maps, and correspondence. Some published items are in various non-English languages; English translations are available for a portion of the publications.
MS-032 Kukkonen Studio Photograph Collection
Photographic collection, 1913-circa 1970, from the Kukkonen Studio of Hancock, Michigan. Includes a register with names, addresses, and negative numbers of the people who came to the studio. Also includes number negatives that correspond with the register as well as unnumbered and unidentified negatives.
MS-033 Quincy Mine Hoist Association Collection
Collection, 1917-2009, from the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. Includes board of directors’ records, photographs, negatives, clippings, postcards, correspondence, blueprints, publications and other printed ephemera related to Quincy Mining Company as well as the establishment of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. Also includes slides of the paintings by James K. Lawton of various Quincy Mining Company buildings hanging in the museum. James Lawton is the nephew of Charles Lawton, a Quincy Mining Company mine superintendent from 1905 to 1946.
MS-034 Peter Crebassa Collection
Collection, 1831-1891, of Peter Crebassa, a fur trader and agent for the American Fur Company at Mackinac, Michigan. Includes personal and business correspondence to and from Peter Crebassa, as well as on his behalf. Also includes statements of accounts, contracts, court cases and photographs of Crebassa and his family. These records relate to Crebassa’s involvement with the fur companies, the Chippewa Indians, the Catholic Missions and the federal government and offers a unique view of the relationships between these institutions as well as demonstrating the significance of the fur trade to the early settlement of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Great Lakes Region.
MS-035 Copper Country Masonic Lodge Collection
Collection, 1861-1996, of records from numerous Masonic lodges which have operated in Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes membership lists, formal record and minute books describing rites and rituals, financial records, and organizational bylaws as well as partial records of Masonic building associations in Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet.
MS-036 Burton H. Boyum History of Surveying Collection
Collection, 1980-1994, of Burton H. Boyum’s history of surveying material. Boyum was a resident of Ishpeming, Michigan and dedicated much of his time to understanding the art of surveying, past and present, especially within the state of Michigan. Includes Boyum’s manuscript for “Eighty Chains,” correspondence with William Burt’s family members, surveyors’ notes (including William Burt’s), biographies of William Burt and information on his solar compass as well as books and magazines relating to surveying. Also includes other research material for Boyum’s manuscript including information on Global Positioning Satellite Systems, sundials, mining, units of measure, etc. in addition to other writings by Burton Boyum.
MS-037 U. S. Navy Seafarer Program/ Project ELF Collection
Collection, 1971-1994, of material relating to the Navy’s Seafarer Program and Project ELF, compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes research reports, ecological and biological monitoring reports, Seafarer site surveys, ELF public hearing minutes, environmental impact statements, activist files, correspondence, and other printed ephemera related to the implementation of and protest against the Seafarer Program and Project ELF.
MS-038 Herman Gundlach Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1913-2005, of Herman Gundlach, Jr., president of Herman Gundlach, Inc., a construction company based in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographs from 84 photo albums showing buildings constrcuted by Herman Gundlach and successive contruction firms. Most buildings are in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, espcially Houghton and Ontonagon counties.
MS-039 The Hulbert Mining Company and the Boston and Lake Superior Mineral Land Company Papers
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Records)
Papers, 1852-1936, of the Hulbert Mining Company and the Boston and Lake Superior Mineral Land Company. Includes tax records, vouchers, stock information, deeds, maps, correspondence, books and miscellaneous printed ephemera. Also contains papers of companies owned or operated by the Hulbert Mining Company and the Boston and Lake Superior Mineral Land Company, including the Dollar Bay Mining Company, the Nokomis Mining Company, and the Douglass Copper Company.
MS-040 Miscowaubik Club Records
Records, 1903-2003, of the Miscowaubik Club, a private membership club in Calumet, Michigan. Includes constitution, bylaws, minutes, annual reports, financial reports, memberships lists, newsletters, programs, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MS-041 Herman Gundlach Architectural Drawings Collection
Collection, 1899-2007, of the Herman Gundlach, Inc. construction company in Houghton, Michigan. Includes architectural construction drawings for many of the buildings at Michigan Technological University and the Newberry State Hospital as well other significant structures in Michigan’s Copper Country.
MS-042 John T. Reeder Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1867-circa 1967, of John T. Reeder, a resident of Houghton, Michigan and employee of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company. Includes photographs of buildings, communities, copper mining operations, and family members, as well as wildlife, plants, and flowers.
MS-043 Keweenaw Historical Society Collection
Collection, 1767-1962, of the Keweenaw Historical Society of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes mining company reports dating from before 1870, personal papers, including correspondence, and pamphlets as well as printed ephemera representing the history of Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Baraga counties.
MS-044 Earl Gagnon Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1864-circa 1976, of Earl Gagnon, a resident of Ripley, Michigan and staff writer and photographer for the Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of ships, railroads, lighthouses, schools, copper mines and minings and buildings as well as local sports teams, local residents and Keweenaw scenery. Also includes photographs of the construction and installation of the Bishop Baraga monument on Keweenaw Bay.
MS-045 Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Geological Map Collection
Map collection, circa 1896-circa 1966, of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Includes geological maps of surface and underground mines and properties owned by the company as well as properties owned by other entities. Also includes some mechanical drawings of machinery and building plans for company-owned buildings.
MS-046 Historic Districts and Buildings of the Upper Peninsula Collection
Collection, undated, of material on the historic districts and buildings of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes National Register of Historic Places nomination forms as well as Michigan Technological University faculty and student reports and research papers.
MS-047 Mount Bohemia Ski Resort Collection
Collection, 1988-2001, of documents relating to the development and establishment of Mount Bohemia as a ski resort near Lac La Belle, Michigan. Includes local newsletters, economic development plans for the area, weather and environmental reports, and an early resort plan and brochure.
MS-048 Mining Company Abstracts
Abstracts, circa 1845-circa 1929, compiled by Calumet & Hecla in support of the publication of USGS Professional Paper 144. Files contain information abstracted from a variety of sources including newspaper and magazine articles, published stockholder reports, mine superintendent reports, state and federal geological surveys, and unpublished company reports. Many files include blueprint maps of underground workings, surface buildings and property ownership. More than one hundred mines and mining companies are detailed.
MS-049 Houghton Club Records
Records, 1905-1993, of the Houghton Club, a private organization formed by and for the social elite of Houghton, Michigan in 1905. Includes correspondence, membership cards, financial records, photographs, and other printed ephemera. Also includes building records for the construction of the original club and its renovation and use in 1993 as a community building and municipal office space.
MS-050 Harold Putnam Collection
Collection, undated, of photographs by Harold Putnam, the photographer of the husband and wife publishing team, Putnam Feature Services. Includes photographs, negatives and contact prints taken for the Putnam’s various publications about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Also includes the original mock-up of the travel guide, “North to Adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”
MS-051 Daily Mining Gazette Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1952-1979, of the Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper published daily in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images taken by the newspaper’s photographers for publication. Covers local and regional subjects and events.
MS-052 Hodge Foundry Lake Superior Iron Works Records
Records, 1880-1902, of the Hodge Iron Foundry of Ripley, Michigan, also known as the Lake Superior Iron Works. Includes indexed accounts, general ledgers and payroll accounts.
MS-053 Portage Entry Quarries Company Collection
Collection, 1893-1918, of the Portage Entry Quarries Company of Jacobsville, Michigan. Includes business correspondence, ledger books, maps and photographs. The bulk of this collection relates to James W. Wyckoff’s tenure as superintendent of the Portage Entry Quarries Co.
MS-054 Portage Lake United Church Records
Records, 1861-1999, of the First Congregational Church of Hancock, Michigan, the First Presbyterian Church of Houghton, Michigan and the Portage Lake United Church of Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, financial reports, membership records, photographs, correspondence and other records.
MS-055 Edwin J. Collins Collection
Collection, 1897-1956, of Edwin J. Collins, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, a 1903 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (later Michigan Technological University) and eventual member of the board of directors for the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company. Includes diaries, photographs, textbooks, instruments and mine maps of properties he worked on as well as several souvenir spoons and service medals from the Spanish-American War.
MS-056 Hancock Home Study Club Records
Records, 1883-present, of the Hancock Home Study Club, the first women’s club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Formed in connection with the Society for the Encouragement of Study at Home, located in Boston, Massachusetts, the collection includes yearly programs, minutes from meetings and annual reports as well as financial records, programs from anniversary celebrations and other special events and various documents pertaining to the Club’s history.
MS-057 Historical Newspapers Collection
Collection, 1846-present, of historical newspapers from Michigan’s Copper Country. Daily and weekly newspapers are available in both print and microfilm copies.
MS-058 Clarence Monette Collection
Collection, undated, contains research materials, articles, photographs, historical documents and objects relating to the publications of Michigan’s Copper Country historian and author Clarence Monette.
MS-059 Institute on Lake Superior Geology Collection
Collection, 1955-, of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology, a non-profit professional society dedicated to the exchange of geological ideas and scientific data and promoting better understanding of the geology of the Lake Superior region. Includes programs from annual meetings as well as presentation abstracts. Also includes geological field trip guide books from the various annual meeting locations. Periodic additions to this collection will occur.
MS-061 Paul LaVanway Papers
Papers, 1865-2010, consist of research material compiled by Paul LaVanway on topics including Keweenaw County roads and highways, Brockway Mountain Drive and Copper Country history in support of his publications. The collection includes maps, blueprints, photographs, personal interviews and photocopies from other archival collections and original documents compiled by Paul LaVanway while researching; “A History of Keweenaw County’s Roads and Highways” tracing the route of Military Road through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and “The Brockway Mountain Drive Story.” Photographs include descriptions provided by Paul LaVanway. Subjects and research topics include but are not limited to Copper Country history, transportation and roads, the Great Depression and Copper Harbor.
MS-062 “Atlas Powder in Senter, Michigan” Research Papers
Research papers, 1929-2007, for the book “Atlas Powder in Senter, Michigan” by Bill Haller, a resident of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Copper Country historian. Includes correspondence, clippings of articles, newspapers, photographs, handbooks and manuals as well as research papers, maps and drafts.
MS-064 Copper Country Boat Club Collection
Collection, 1938-1939, of the Copper Country Boat Club, an organization formed in Houghton, Michigan. Scrapbook pages include the constitution, a membership list, copies of letterhead, photographs, newsletters, race material, and newspaper clippings.
MS-065 Richard M. Hoar Correspondence
Correspondence, 1859-1910, received and sent by Richard M. Hoar, a prominent early citizen of Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence pertaining to his business with his brother, J. Hoar & Brother, a general merchandise business, as well as other business related correspondence, bills and receipts. Also includes correspondence from his capacity as a member of the Michigan state legislature and Houghton town official.
MS-066 Snow Removal Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, of snow removal equipment and processes in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Includes images of snow removal techniques involving railroads, machinery, and horse-drawn equipment.
MS-067 Carlos Wenberg Collection
Collection, before 1959, of photographs, postcards and stationary compiled by Carlos Wenberg, a former mayor of Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographs of the proposed Portage Lake Lift Bridge as well as other civic activities. Also includes several examples of city stationary, one version of which is on copper sheets.
MS-068 Letterhead and Stationary Collection
Collection, undated, of blank letterhead and stationary from mining companies, civic entities and other organizations from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
MS-069 Collection on the Osceola Mine Dewatering Project
Collection, 1954-After 1982, of manuscripts based on civilian diver Carl Peterson’s account of his participation in the Osceola Mine Dewatering Project. Also included are copies of photographs of the project and an article “Unwatering the Osceola Lode” (Kramer, A.S. et al. Reprinted from Mining Engineering, April 1956).
MS-070 White Pine Mine Remediation Plan Collection
Collection, 2000, of papers related to Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality’s plan for the remediation of the White Pine mine site in White Pine, Michigan. Issues include filling the mine with fresh water, revegetation of the tailings basins, protecting endangered wetlands and encouraging economic redevelopment of the site.
MS-073 Daily Mining Gazette Subject Indexes
Indexes, 1940-1973, for subjects in the Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper published in Houghton, Michigan. Indexes include articles about Michigan Technological University from 1946 to 1967 and the Copper Country from 1940 to 1958 as well as Green Sheet articles, a local history series published weekly from 1952-1973.
MS-075 Lloyal Bacon Papers
Papers, 1928-1969, of Lloyal Bacon, a professor of geophysics at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes reports written or co-written by Bacon, papers submitted by graduate students and other research in the field of geophysics as it relates to the geology of the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior region. Research areas include magnetic and resistivity surveys conducted in search of minerals including iron and copper.
MS-076 Larry Chabot Papers
Papers, 1953-2008, compiled and written by Larry Chabot, document the history of the White Pine Copper Company located in Ontonagon County and operated by the Copper Range Company. Includes newspapers, clippings, photocopies, newsletters, reports and correspondence related to the history of the White Pine Copper Company from the time the mine opened in 1953 to its closure in 1995.
MS-078 Calumet and Hecla Inc. and Quincy Mining Company Project Records
Records, 1995-1996, of the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections’ acquisition and processing of the Calumet and Hecla Inc. and Quincy Mining Company Records. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the project included organizing the records of two Upper Peninsula copper mining collections to provide access to researchers.
MS-079 WHDF Radio Station Records
Records, 1929-1979, of the WHDF Radio Station operating in the Copper Country of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes correspondence, reports, financial records, stock certificates, licenses, newspaper clippings, history of the station and other related ephemera. Also includes oversize maps and geological surveys of the surrounding area.
MS-080 Copper Range Company Collection
Collection, 1851-1983, of the Copper Range Company of Painesdale, Michigan as well as its subsidiary companies: Atlantic Mining Company, Baltic Mining Company, Champion Mining Company, Copper District Power Company, Copper Range Motor Bus Company, Copper Range Railroad, C. G. Hussey & Co., Michigan Smelting Company, Trimountain Mining Company and White Pine Mining Company. Includes correspondence, corporate reports, business records, financial records and land deeds as well as company housing records, rental agreements, employee aid fund records, employment records and printed ephemera.
MS-081 Swedish United Sons of America Records
Records, 1901-1939, of the Swedish United Sons of America, also known as the Sveriges Förenade Söner of Amerika, located in Laurium, Michigan. The Copper Crown Lodge (Logen Koppar Kronan) records include a minute book and an account book. While the account book appears to have some lists of members, both books are in Swedish.
MS-082 Reverend Herman Page Collection
Collection, 1890-1996, compiled by Reverend Herman Page on the history of Michigan’s Copper Country with a particular focus on Copper Country railroads. This collection covers most of the railroads of the Copper Country including the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway, the Mineral Range Railroad, and the Hancock and Calumet Railroad as well as information on various mining companies and locations in the Copper Country. Includes glass plate negatives, photographs, clippings, correspondence, maps, diagrams, postcards and memorabilia.
MS-083 Captain John H. Bruce Papers
Papers, circa 1965-circa 1981, of Captain John H. Bruce, USCG (Ret.) relating to his work for Congressman Philip Ruppe on the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries in the United States House of Representatives. Includes reports, papers and correspondence on Great Lakes issues, including shipping, icebreakers, shoreline erosion, fisheries and environmental management.
MS-086 Myrtle Exley Photograph Albums
Photograph albums, 1911-1924, of Myrtle Exley, a native of Hancock, Michigan and 1916 graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Contains photographs of Hancock and the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan as well as scenes from her enrollment at the University of Michigan and subsequent teaching posts. Also includes snapshots from various vacations. One page also includes wedding and birth announcements from friends.
MS-088 “What Is It Like to Live in a Lighthouse?” Manuscript
Manuscript, before 1981, by Dorothy Bennetts Crocker, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper at the Portage Canal Lighthouse north of Houghton, Michigan. Details her early childhood growing up at the lighthouse, circa 1916 to circa 1922.
MS-089 Helen Frenette Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1900-circa 1920, of photographs by Upper Peninsula photographers. Includes mainly portraits of unidentified people, arranged by photographer, type and description. Includes several tintypes as well as a group portrait of the 1911-1912 I.E. Swift Company sponsored hockey team.
MS-090 Houghton County Board of Commissioners Records
Records, 1957-1977, of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes organizational meeting minutes for the Board of Supervisors, minutes for the Houghton County Parks and Recreation Commission, minutes of the Houghton County Overall Economic Development Planning Committee and minutes of the Houghton County Planning Committee as well as financial records, annual reports, correspondence, publications, magazines and newspaper clippings.
MS-095 Lake Superior Radio Club Records
Records, 1948-1958, of the Lake Superior Radio Club, a group of amateur radio enthusiasts in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes minutes of the club’s meetings, copy of the by-laws and amendments, mailing list and correspondence as well as an amateur radio license.
MS-100 Congressman Philip Ruppe Collection
Collection, circa 1966-circa 1978, of Congressman Philp E. Ruppe, a former politician from Michigan and a native of Laurium, Michigan. Collection documents his role in Congress and consist of correspondence from constituents, statements on Upper Peninsula issues, tapes and memorabilia.
MS-101 Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region Records
Records, circa 1977-circa 1981, of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region, located in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a master list of sites in the western Upper Peninsula that are included on the National Register of Historic Places as well as survey materials and nomination forms for Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties.
MS-104 Michigan Department of Conservation Fire Report Records
Records, 1942-1976, of fire reports for the Michigan Department of Conservation, kept by Sulo Levanen, a long-time employee of the department in Keweenaw and Houghton counties. In addition to field reports of fires, there are daily log books, payroll reports, maps and drawings of the Upper Peninsula, fire summary reports and burning permit records.
MS-106 Sturgeon River Lumber Company Records
Records, 1873-1902, of the Sturgeon River Lumber Company of Hancock, Michigan. Includes articles of incorporation, minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and minutes of the stockholders meetings.
MS-109 Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company Blueprint Collection
Collection, circa 1922 to circa 1967, of blueprints and blueline prints from the Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company. Includes prints from various firms employed by the company such as Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation and General Electric Company as well as prints produced by employees of Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company.
MS-112 W. J. Richards Notebook
Notebook, 1906-1918, of W. J. Richards, a master mechanic at the Champion Copper Co. of Painesdale, Michigan. Photocopy of 6 ring binder with published materials including different tables of weights, strengths and calculations. Near end of notebook are tables of calculations for the Champion, Trimountain and Baltic mines.
MS-114 Lawrence Rakestraw Research Papers
Research papers, circa 1974-circa 1979, of Lawrence Rakestraw, a faculty member of the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes research papers and field notes on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore as well as research papers on land ownership in Ontonagon County, the Sturgeon River Lumber Company and a history of the Department of Forestry (now the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science) at Michigan Technological University.
MS-115 St. Mary’s Canal Mineral Land Company Collection
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Records)
Collection, 1853-1978, of the St. Mary’s Canal Mineral Land Company of Boston, Massachusetts, a land holder with mineral rights on property along the Lake Superior copper region. Includes correspondence, financial records, land deeds and holdings, field journals and reports. Material in this collection complements material in the Copper Range Company Collection.
MS-119 Paavola Senior Citizens Center Records
Records, circa 1970, of the Paavola Senior Citizens Center, formerly located in Paavola, Michigan. Includes new releases and correspondence related to the founding of the senior citizens center.
MS-120 James Lisa Papers
Papers, 1889-1910, of Dr. James R. Lisa, a native of Calumet, Michigan and World War I veteran. Includes a Distinguished Service Cross medal, correspondence (some in Italian), photographs and certificates (some in Italian).
MS-121 August Parta Grocery Daybook
Daybook, 1912-1914, for August Parta’s grocery store in Centennial Heights, Michigan. Listed as number 18, includes customer’s names with records of their purchases and payments.
MS-125 Societa Beneficenza Figli d’Italia Records
Records, 1918-1946, of the Societa Beneficenza Figli d’Italia, an Italian benefit society in South Range, Michigan. Includes minutes and an account book. Text is in Italian.
MS-126 Copper Country Chorale Collection
Collection, 1971-1982, of the Copper Country Chorale, a community choir in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. Includes cassettes of performances and printed programs.
MS-131 S. S. Seminole Records
Records, 1935, of the steamship Seminole, a 188-foot steamer constructed for the U. S. Coast Guard and repurposed as a passenger ship in Houghton, Michigan after decommissioning by the Coast Guard. Includes correspondence, financial records, purchase order records, payroll records and passenger ticket stubs as well as other printed ephemera.
MS-134 Save Lake Superior Association Records
Records, circa 1970-circa 1990, of the Save Lake Superior Association, a citizen’s group that works to prevent the further degradation of Lake Superior and to promote its rehabilitation. Includes correspondence, reports, clippings, and photographs.
MS-135 Historic American Buildings Survey Collection
Collection, circa 1975, of the Historic American Buildings Survey’s work in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Copper Country. Includes source people, considered buildings, structures, sites and districts, nominations for State Register of Historic Places and research documents on specific buildings, structures, sites and districts in Baraga, Delta, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Luce and Ontonagon Counties.
MS-137 Russell Magnaghi Collection
Collection, circa 1934-circa 1978, created by Russell Magnaghi focusing on the Italian-American community of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes programs, tickets and booklets from various Italian-American organizations and beneficial societies as well as a funeral flag from the Giordano Bruno Society.
MS-139 Daughters of the Eternal City Records
Records, 1915-1980, of the Daughters of the Eternal City, an Italian women’s benefit society in Calumet, Michigan. Includes minutes of monthly meetings (earlier minutes in Italian), ledgers with payments of dues recorded as well as other financial records and reports. Also includes a ritual book, in Italian, and a certificate of appreciation from the Knights of Columbus.
MS-143 Superior Foods Cooperative Inc. Records
Records, 1976-1982, of the Superior Foods Cooperative Inc. in Ahmeek, Michigan. Includes organizational records, financial records and newsletters from Superior Foods as well as records from other cooperatives in the area. Includes bylaws, stock certificates, membership information, order forms and newsletters from Common Health Warehouse Cooperative Association in Duluth, Minnesota, their food supplier, and newsletters from the Keweenaw Cooperative Inc. in Hancock, Michgan.
MS-144 Walter G. Swart Papers
Papers, 1904-1911, of Walter G. Swart, a mining engineer associated with the American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Company. Includes correspondence between Swart and Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, as well as reports to stockholders for companies in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, including Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, Osceola Consolidated Mining Company and Seneca Mining Company.
MS-146 Wendell J. and M. Jean Kraft Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1947, taken by Wendell J. Kraft with preservation help by his wife, M. Jean Kraft. Photographs and negative include aerial images of Houghton and Keweenaw Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Also includes some historic mine site photographs.
MS-149 William McCurdy Photograph Album
Photograph album, 1898, of William Alexander McCurdy depicting scenes from Michigan College of Mines. Includes photographs of classes, local scenes and student antics.
MS-157 Northland College Ethnic Heritage Sound Archives
Sound archives, 1979-1981, includes 13 oral history interviews of Copper Country natives.
MS-165 Benjamin Knight Correspondence
Correspondence, 1873-1874, from Benjamin Knight, a miner in Calumet, Michigan to his brother John Knight, a blacksmith in Wisconsin. Includes some details on their relatives and friends in Cornwall, England as well as the lack of trustworthy banks in Calumet and the lack of clothing stores. Also contains clipping of Benjamin Knight’s obituary.
MS-166 Seaman Family Collection
Collection, 1882-1945, of the Seaman family, the majority created by Arthur Edmund Seaman and Wyllys Arthur Seaman. Includes correspondence to and from the Seamans, publications by the Seamans, poetry by A. E. Seaman, research notes on various topics and miscellaneous ephemera.
MS-168 Friends of the Italian Hall Records
Records, 1977-1983, of the Friends of the Italian Hall, a non-profit organization located in Calumet, Michigan. Although the building was razed in 1984, the group organized a monument and memorial park on the site, dedicated to the victims of the Italian Hall fire in 1913. Includes by-laws, minutes, correspondence, land records, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings and preservation grant materials as well as an audiocassette, “Italian Hall Show – Spring ’80,” a button, “Save Italian Hall,” and two blank membership cards.
MS-173 Louis G. Koepel Collection
Collection, 1911-1978, compiled by Louis Koepel, a resident and historian of Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes Securities and Exchange Commission filings for the merger of the Copper Range Company with Louisiana Land & Exploration Company, SEC paperwork for the Calumet & Hecla, Inc. sale to Universal Oil Products, auction catalogs for disposition of the W. Parsons Todd Collection, parts catalogs, patents. Also includes blueprints for the J. P. Cooper house in East Hancock, Michigan.
MS-182 Hancock Chamber of Commerce Minutes
Minutes, 1928-1947, of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce in Hancock, Michigan. Bound volume includes minutes of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce; separate folder includes correspondence.
MS-183 Samuel Alexander Parnall Autobiography
Autobiography, 1943, of Samuel Alexander Parnall, a graduate of the first class of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan, and president of the alumni association from 1892-1893. Written as a letter to his half-sister, Isabella Parnall Begle, it details his experience growing up in Rockland, Michigan, his attendance at the Michigan Mining School and subsequent career as a mine engineer and superintendent around the western United States and Mexico.
MS-191 Isle Royale Township Records
Records, 1873-1898, of Isle Royale Township, Michigan, an island in the northwest of Lake Superior. Includes county legal records, with tax records, state census records, lists of residents, oaths of office for justices, treasurers and constables as well as correspondence.
MS-193 Upper Peninsula Federation of Landowners Papers
Papers, 1978-1982, compiled by the Upper Peninsula Federation of Landowners, a non-profit organization in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, founded in 1974. Includes copies of the original Kutak, Rock & Huie versions of Michigan’s House Bill 4706, “Legislative Proposal for the Organization and Financing of Forest Development Districts in Michigan” an analysis of the bill by the Department of Natural Resources, copies of the Commercial Forest Act amendments of 1981 and Forest Improvement Act of 1980. Also includes correspondence, clippings and files on uranium mining in the upper Midwest as well as files and resources pertaining to water resources and the Great Lakes.
MS-197 James Kerr Collection
Collection, 1866-1894, compiled by James Kerr. Consists of miscellaneous printed ephemera from Michigan’s Copper Country, including a graduation program from Hancock High School (1894), a personal account book, a dance card, blotter paper with advertisements, tickets and letters to and from unidentified persons. Also includes pages from an unidentified general merchandise store ledger.
MS-202 Lucius L. Hubbard Correspondence
Correspondence, 1866-1925, of Lucius L. Hubbard, a one-time professor at the Michigan Mining School and State Geologist of Michigan.
MS-206 Upper Peninsula Power Company Case Records
Records, circa 1975, of the Upper Peninsula Power Company’s petition to increase their rates. Includes Michigan Public Service Committee case record, testimony of Clifton F. Rogers and a reply brief of the Commission staff.
MS-207 Geno Lucchesi Collection
Collection, 1929-1983, of Geno Lucchesi, a long-time resident of South Range, Michigan. Includes correspondence, pilot log books, pilot instruction manuals, airplane maintenance parts catalogs, Safety Shield financial and business records, clippings, photographs and other printed ephemera as well as an album containing a song written by Geno Lucchesi, audio tapes with interviews and buttons from aviation and firemen events.
MS-217 Harold H. Heikkinen Collection
Collection, 1872-2001, compiled by Harold H. Heikkinen consists of photographs of the Atlantic Mine, Michigan area companies, churches, schools and recreation. Most photographs are fully identified with individual names, locations and dates. Also included are maps and newspaper clippings that further help identify the photographs.
MS-220 Ben R. Chynoweth Collection
Collection, circa 1835-circa 1970, of Ben R. Chynoweth, a resident of Hancock, Michigan and amateur historian of Isle Royale, Michigan. Collection documents the shipping, mining endeavors and fishing industry of Isle Royale in addition to the formation of Isle Royale National Park in 1940. Photographs in the collection show the island’s geographical features, the people, the fishing industry, and the Great Lakes ships. Includes pamphlets, correspondence, maps, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings as well as an unpublished manuscript by Ben Chynoweth on the history of Isle Royale, “Here’s Isle Royale.” In addition, a bibliographic citation index is included.
MS-221 Marie McCurdy Autobiography
Autobiography, circa 1984, of Marie McCurdy, a native of Ripley, Michigan. Includes description of her early life in Ripley and Hancock, her stay in the sanitorium with tuberculosis, as well as her time in Canada where her husband was a gold miner near Ontario. Also includes anecdotes upon returning to Michigan with accounts of her husband’s illness from silicosis and her subsequent activities after his death.
MS-229 Keweenaw County Clerk’s Office Records
Records, 1849-1966, of the Keweenaw County Clerk’s Office in Eagle River, Michigan. Includes indexes and records for births, marriages, and deaths as well as naturalization records for Keweenaw County. Also includes an index and records to land deeds in Keweenaw County and Isle Royale County (from 1875-1897, Isle Royale County was separate from Keweenaw County).
MS-230 Fraternal Order of Eagles Records
Records, 1928-1953, of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Calumet, Michigan, established in 1903 as a benefit society. Includes minutes of meetings, records of quarterly audits, sick and funeral benefit records, 50th anniversary booklets and various printed ephemera.
MS-231 Ontonagon County Historical Society Collection Index
Collection index of the holdings of the Ontonagon County Historical Society.
MS-234 Upper Peninsula Section of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Records
Records, 1946-1986, of the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Includes bylaws, procedural manuals, correspondence, financial records, meeting programs and membership records.
MS-235 Mendota Lighthouse Journals
Journals, 1895-1930, kept by the lighthouse keepers at the Mendota Lighthouse in Bete Gris, Michigan. Daily entries include lighthouse duties and upkeep, some weather information, housekeeping activities, visitors and trips for provisions.
MS-236 General Store Account Books
Account books, 1858-circa 1880, for unidentified general stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Day book entries include lists of goods purchased, lists of items to purchase, recipes for various medicines, notes and short diary entries. One day book appears to be for a store near L’Anse, Michigan. Also includes a ledger with customer’s purchases and day book listed.
MS-239 Frederick Fraley Sharpless Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1889-1895, of Frederick Fraley Sharpless, a former professor of the Michigan Mining School in Houghton, Michigan and mining engineer consultant. Includes an album of cyanotype photographs as well as a collection of glass plate slides depicting local and mining scenes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, taken during his tenure at the Michigan School of Mines. There is also a speech given by Sharpless to accompany the slides. The photographs duplicate most of the glass slides and provide captions for identification.
MS-240 Lake Copper Company Ledger
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Records)
Ledger, 1906-1910, of the Lake Copper Company, a company operating in Ontonagon County, Michigan. Includes invoices pasted into a ledger, documenting the company’s operating expenses.
MS-241 Portage Range Light Station Correspondence
Correspondence, 1897-1923, from the Light-House Inspector of the Eleventh District to the keeper of the Portage Range Light Station in Jacobsville, Michigan. Includes administrative information, general circulars and notices to mariners.
MS-249 Mary Bracco Manger Papers
Papers, circa 1908-circa 1941, of Mary Bracco Manger of Calumet, Michigan. Includes personal correspondence, photographs and other printed ephemera as well as two notary public certificates for Emil H. Manger and portraits of Mary Bracco Manger and Emil H. Manger.
MS-254 Eleanor E. Beaudry Flight Publications
Flight publications, 1943-1960, compiled by Eleanor E. Beaudry, a local resident of Houghton, Michigan and licensed pilot. Includes instruction texts and workbooks as well as Civil Air Patrol and U. S. Air Force manuals.
MS-256 Walfrid Been Collection
Collection, circa 1917-circa 1931, compiled by Walfrid Been, a Michigan Technological University alumni and professor. Includes unidentified photographs, probably of early students at Michigan College of Mining and Technology as well as a menu and dinner program from the Houghton Club in 1931. Also includes a 1917 fund raising letter in support of the equipment of a metallurgical testing laboratory and financial report for the George Koenig Endowment Fund (George Koenig, who passed away in 1913, is generally considered to be the father of chemical education at Michigan Technological University).
MS-260 James W. Guider Collection
Collection, circa 1936, of James W. Guider’s class notes, taken as an undergraduate at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan. Includes general metallurgy notes and X-1 Petrology notes.
MS-262 Quincy Hill Ethnic Research Papers
Research papers, circa 1880, on the ethnic makeup of various communities in Quincy Mining Company housing on Quincy Hill, Hancock, Michigan. Includes research papers, housing statistics and maps.
MS-263 Calumet & Hecla Mining Company Smelter Correspondence
Correspondence, 1899-1913, consisting of exchanges between James Cooper, the superintendent of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company’s smelter in Lake Linden, Michigan and H.Y. Bassett, a Calumet & Hecla Mining Company executive from the East Coast offices. The letters, including reports, address metallurgical issues as well as the results of comparative testing of Michigan copper versus copper from other regions as used by consumers of copper.
MS-264 Houghton County Fair Board of Directors Records
Records, 1983-1984, of the Houghton Country Fair Board of Directors. Includes minutes and other ephemera.
MS-266 Italian American Federation of the Upper Peninsula Records
Records, 1909-1982, of the Italian American Federation of the Upper Peninsula, a mutual benefit association that united the various Italian mutual benefit societies of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes convention programs, membership cards, minutes, correspondence and newspaper clippings as well as a gavel and several photographs.
MS-267 Italian Mutual Beneficial Society Records
Records, 1905-1930, of the Italian Mutual Beneficial Society in Calumet, Michigan. Includes doctor and insurance papers, bills paid, bank statements, checkbooks, ticket books, a journal and several copper postcards.
MS-268 Club Alpino Pont e Locana Records
Records, 1906-1923, of the Club Alpino Pont e Locana. Includes account ledgers, minutes of meetings, membership books, checkbooks and bank passbooks. Most of the writing is in Italian.
MS-269 Ladies’ Industrial Society of the Lake Linden Congregational Church Records
Records, 1925-1978, of the Ladies’ Industrial Society of the Lake Linden Congregational Church in Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes ledgers, minutes, notebooks and correspondence as well as receipts and records of cash disbursements.
MS-272 Oliver St. Andre Correspondence
Correspondence, 1924-1937, between Oliver St. Andre and the Lighthouse Service, later the Bureau of Lighthouses and the War Department Engineer Office. Includes several commendations for St. Andre and his assistant as well a description of a buoy recovery operation after ice had moved the mark off-station.
MS-273 Copper Country Heritage Council Records
Records, 1976-1995, of the Copper Country Heritage Council. Includes point system and nomination forms for the architectural heritage award given annually by the Council, documents regarding historic home tours and other programs, clippings and press releases as well as membership lists, meeting minutes, correspondence and annual reports.
MS-283 Mary Harrington Diaries
Diaries, 1941-1985, kept by Mary Harrington of Hubbell, Michigan. Documents the daily life of a local woman.
MS-284 Lieutenant Robert J. Stolzy Diary
Diary, 1943-1944, of Lieutenant Robert J. Stolzy. Describes his experience as a pilot in World War II, flying sorties over Europe. Last entry by Stolzy is five days before his death, although an additional entry was made by his commander, Captain Sedman (?), explaining the circumstances of Stolzy’s last mission, although at the time it was undetermined if he had managed to bail out safely.
MS-287 Kevin Duke Collection
Collection, 1973-1983, compiled by Kevin Duke. Includes newsletters, leaflets, journals and newspapers of various socialist, communist and feminist organizations in the United States as well as several publications of cooperative associations including “SCOOP: Cooperation in the Northcountry” and “Common Health Warehouse Cooperative Association”.
MS-290 American Association of University Women Copper County Chapter Collection
Collection, 1957-1985, of the American Association of University Women Copper Country Chapter, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating women’s rights. Includes financial reports, minutes, correspondence, dues reports, membership lists and profiles, guest book, scholarship information, foundation programs and grants, newsletters, and other printed ephemera.
MS-291 Hulbert Mining Company Stock Certificates
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Collection)
Stock certificates, 1864-1913, of the Hulbert Mining Company. Bound volume includes canceled stock certificates as well as some blanks.
MS-292 Eagle Harbor School District Records
Records, 1853-1917, of the Eagle Harbor School District No. 1 in Eagle Harbor, Michigan. One volume contains minutes from 1853-1895, including minutes from the meeting establishing the school district. Also included in the volume are expense records from 1871-1917 for the school district.
MS-296 National Weather Service Weather Data
Weather data, 1968-1978, from the National Weather Service in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes daily hourly and weekly surface weather observations including sky and ceiling observations, visibility, temperatures, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction as well as a summaries of the hourly readings with maximum and minimum temperatures, snow falls, snow depth, etc. Also includes United States Department of Commerce Weather Bureau (precursor to the National Weather Service) publications, along with climatological data sheets.
MS-306 Lydia Smith Douglass Diary
Diary, 1848, of Lydia Reed Smith Douglass. Photocopies of original and typed transcript of the diary describe her first year of marriage to Columbus C. Douglass, including trips to Illinois and Wisconsin to meet her in-laws and her trip to and subsequent life on Isle Royale, Michigan where her husband, then an employee of the Ohio and Isle Royale Mining Company, had moved to open and manage a mine and smelting operation.
MS-313 Copper Harbor Light Station Records
Records, circa 1850-circa 1900, pertaining to Copper Harbor Light Station in Copper Harbor, Michigan. Includes letters and appointments of lighthouse keepers and lighthouse inspectors for the 11th district which includes Copper Harbor.
MS-314 Calumet Ingot Club Records
Records, 1948-1985, of the Calumet Ingot Club, also known as the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Calumet-Laurium, Michigan. Includes minutes, history and charter of the organization and correspondence files.
MS-315 Arnold Mining Company Records
Records, 1898-1907, of the Arnold Mining Company of Copper Falls, Michigan. Includes computations and tables of latitude and departures for number 1 and number 2 shafts.
MS-318 Copper Country Council of Service Agencies Records
Records, 1976-1997, of the Copper Country Council of Service Agencies. Includes minutes, correspondence, workshop letters and membership lists.
MS-321 Percy Ross Videotape Collection
Collection, 1977-1985, of Percy Ross, a native of Laurium, Michigan and syndicated newspaper columnist and philanthropist reknowned for his goal of giving away his entire fortune. Includes videotapes with interviews by various news organizations, profiles of Percy Ross and coverage of some of his gifts and offers.
MS-326 Painesdale Oral History Project Oral history project, 1984-1987, conducted by Lillian Tretin as part of her dissertation through the University of Michigan, “Traprock workers: the culture of work and risk at an underground copper mine, 1900-1945.” Includes cassettes as well as transcriptions of the interviews of local residents of Painesdale, Michigan, a company town for the Champion Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Copper Range Company.
MS-330 Indiana Mining Company Records
Records, 1854-1963, of the Indiana Mining Company. Originally established as the Indiana Copper Company, the records Include articles of incorporation, by-laws and minutes.
MS-332 Bosch Brewing Company Radio Commercials
Commercials, 1959-1964, for the Bosch Brewing Company, a brewery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Produced by Clinton E. Frank, Inc., includes 33-1/3 rpm recording disks, possibly master copies, of Bosch Brewing Company’s radio advertising campaigns.
MS-334 Allouez Mining Company Payroll Records
Payroll records, 1891-1905, of the Allouez Mining Company. Bound volume lists employees alphabetically and tallies earnings as well as deductions for rent, fuel, supplies, doctors, club fees, mine store and mine meat store purchases.
MS-335 “A School in the Woods” Manuscript
Manuscript, circa 1987, of “A School in the Woods” by Charles Symon about Thomas Bright Wyman’s forestry school, the School of the Woods once located in Munising, Michigan. Includes a manuscript copy of an article that appeared in Michigan History magazine (Jan/Feb 1987) with a few variations.
MS-337 Albert Paine Memorial United Methodist Church Records
Records, 1902-1975, of the Albert Paine Memorial United Methodist Church in Painesdale, Michigan. Includes records of members, probationers, marriages, baptized children, baptisms and deaths of members as well as articles of incorporation, board meeting minutes and printed ephemera.
MS-338 St. James Methodist Episcopal Church Records
Records, 1901-1928, of the St. James Methodist Episcopal Church in Trimountain, Michigan. Photocopies include marriage and baptism records.
MS-339 Methodist Episcopal Church Records
Records, 1903-1929, of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Stanton, Michigan. Photocopies include marriage and baptismal records, as well as church history.
MS-340 Atlantic Methodist Episcopal Church Records
Records, 1895-1941, of the Atlantic Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlantic Mine, Michigan. Includes records of pastors, official members, classes, members in full connection, probationers, marriages, and baptisms.
MS-345 Calumet Brewing Company Records
Records, 1903-1930, of the Calumet Brewing Company. Includes correspondence, bills and receipts. Although the company was dissolved in 1923, there is paperwork and correspondence with lawyers and insurance companies attempting to collect debts owed to the Calumet Brewing Co.
MS-347 Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers’ Association Collection
Collection, circa 1979-circa 2000, of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers’ Association. Includes publications primarily by members T. Kilgore Splake, Ruth B. MacFarlane and Moira Davison Reynolds as well as minutes, newsletters, correspondence and annual conference material.
MS-349 August Mayworm Papers
Papers, 1886-1914, of August Mayworm, a saloon owner in Hubbell, Michigan around 1900. Includes bank passbooks, ledgers with assorted names and company accounts, tax records, liquor license records and various ephemera.
MS-350 “U. P. the Hard Way” Transcript
Transcript, 1987, of “U.P. the Hard Way,” a talk given by Walter Koski for the Ontonagon County Historical Society in Ontonagon, Michigan. Details his early life in Winona, Michigan; his return to Finland shortly after its independence from Russia; and his illegal return to the United States, using his brother’s papers. Also details his career with various cooperative societies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
MS-351 Shelden Avenue Historic District Collection
Collection, 1986, of documents, maps and forms supporting the nomination of the Shelden Avenue Historic District in Houghton, Michigan for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes a facade study and a copy of the nomination form by David Snyder, sub-contractor for John Roger Johansen Architect and Isle Royale National Park Historian.
MS-353 Vertin’s Department Store Ledger
Ledger, 1892-1897, from Vertin’s Department Store in Calumet, Michigan. Bound volume includes individual charge accounts that indicate the good purchased, prices and dates accounts are paid.
MS-358 Charles M. Harry Photograph Albums
Albums, 1918-1921, two albums of photographs by Charles M. Harry. First album shows U.S. Army Signal Corps training at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A & M University) and Yale University as well as recreational activities in Galveston, Texas and football games at the Yale Bowl. Second album shows construction of a mining facility, thought to be the Montreal Mining Company in Hurley, Wisconsin. Also includes winter snapshots.
MS-363 American Red Cross – Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter Collection
Collection, circa 1919-circa 1956, of the Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross. Includes a manuscript history of the organization’s history, written circa 1919, describing the work of the chapter during World War I as well as the staffing of an emergency hospital set up at the Michigan College of Mines to combat the influenza epidemic of 1918. Also contains minutes of the chapter as well as correspondence, membership lists and other office documents.
MS-365 William George Cowell Letters
Letters, 1854-1856, sent to William George Cowell, one of a group of men to lay out a town site at Superior, Wisconsin. Includes typed transcriptions of correspondence from apparent investors, acquaintances and friends discussing land sales, debts due and news of shared friends.
MS-370 Jay A. Hubbell Scrapbooks
Scrapbooks, 1872-1884, documenting the early political career of Jay Abel Hubbell, a native of Avon, Michigan and Houghton’s first U.S. Representative in Congress. Includes newspaper clippings from numerous papers as well as other publications.
MS-371 Sutton Family Collection
Papers, circa 1860-circa 1940, of the E. F. Sutton family. Includes records from E.F. Sutton company, correspondence, personal papers of Elias F. Sutton and Walter Harris Sutton, photographs and day journals.
MS-373 Perkins & Company Store Ledgers
Ledgers, 1864-1881, for the Perkins & Company store located in Hancock, Michigan. Includes detailed accounting of items bought by customers, inventory, profit and loss statements, and freight charges. Customers include several mining companies as well as unidentified school districts and hospitals. Two of the day books are embossed with the initials “JHS,” one also has James H. Seager written on the inside cover. Seager was a local entrepreneur and general store owner in Franklin Mine and Ripley.
MS-375 Isle Royale Natural History Association Records
Records, circa 1986-1988, of the Isle Royale Natural History Association (now known as the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association). Includes board files.
MS-383 Phoenix Mine Progress Reports
Progress reports, 1929-1930, of the Phoenix Mine. Consists of weekly progress reports by the Geological Division of Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company.
MS-384 Cliff Mine Progress Reports
Progress reports, 1929-1930, of the Cliff Mine in the now-abandoned town of Clifton, Michigan. Consists of weekly progress reports by the Geological Division of Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company.
MS-385 Franklin Pardee Collection
Collection, 1962-1970, compiled by Franklin Pardee documenting the beginnings of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, Inc. Includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, studies and maps concerned with the feasibility of transforming the Quincy Mining Company site into a tourist site.
MS-395 George D. Bellows Papers
Papers, 1923-1969, of George D. Bellows, a 1923 graduate of Michigan College of Mines. Includes a program from the 1923 commencement of Michigan College of Mines with a list of degrees conferred, correspondence and a biography of Bellows from the Paul Weir Company, a photograph of George Bellows and a leather-bound scrapbook with newspaper clippings enclosed.
MS-398 Nils P. Johnson Papers
Papers, 1890-1893, of Nils P. Johnson, resident of Red Jacket (or Calumet), Michigan during the 1890s. Includes some Finnish (?) manuscript material, as well as a dues book and certificate from the Calumet Lodge #134 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a law office receipt for articles of association for the Finnish National Evangelical Lutheran Congregation.
MS-400 Quincy Mining Company Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1913-1914, assembled by Louis G. Koepel, long-time employee of the Quincy Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan. Includes photographs of the 1913-1914 Michigan Copper Miners’ Strike as well as Quincy Mining Company.
MS-405 Greenland Study Club Annual Publications
Annual publications, 1925-1984, of the Greenland Study Group, a charitable and educational club for the women of Rockland, Greenland and Mass City, Michigan. Includes yearbooks and annual announcements.
MS-416 Ellen Carlson Correspondence
Correspondence, circa 1922-circa 1960, of Ellen Carlson, a school teacher born in Rockland, Michigan. Documents through personal correspondence the experience of a young woman growing up in Michigan’s Copper Country. Also includes photographs, clippings and cards.
MS-417 Peggy Germain Collection
Collection, 1989, of author Peggy Germain. Two children’s stories, with space on each page for children to illustrate. Copyrighted by Peggy Germain, the author is noted as Mary Kitti (which may be a pseudonym) and the series is noted as Germain Sister Series, No. 1 and No. 2. Includes “How Lake Superior Got Its Name” and “Why the Copper Country Gets So Much Snow.”
MS-418 Copper Country Dairy Records
Records, 1954-1986, of the Copper Country Dairy, Inc. of Dollar Bay, Michigan. Includes deeds and construction plans, financial records, inventory lists, distribution documents, marketing data and operational data as well as bankruptcy and closing documents and an embossing stamp. Also includes some records from the Copper Country Cheese Co-op, Inc.
MS-419 Rotary Club of Houghton Collection
Collection, 1950-1998, of the Rotary Club of Houghton, Michigan. Includes bulletins, newsletters, programs, Seafood Fest material, Bridge Fest material, financial records, certificates and awards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a felt banner hung at the annual Rotary picnic at Wink Gundlach’s camp.
MS-420 Ruth G. Butler Papers
Papers, circa 1961-circa 1983, of Ruth Butler, a native of Republic, Michigan and long-time resident of Houghton County, Michigan. Includes personal papers, files on the founding of the Houghton County Historical Society and the Upper Peninsula State Fair Board as well as files relating to Mrs. Butler’s political activities with the Michigan Constitutional Convention and the Michigan State Central Committee. Also includes various certificates, recognition awards, photographs and clippings.
MS-421 William J. Trestrail Notebook
Notebook, 1907-1911, of William J. Trestrail of Iron Mountain, Michigan. Includes reports on various smelters of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula copper companies, as well as various definitions of terms, notes and drawings. Trestrail is thought to have been a student while using this notebook.
MS-423 Chassell Family Tree Project
Family tree project, circa 1989, includes genealogical charts for 16 families in Chassell, Michigan.
MS-424 Copper Island Sentinel Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, after 1978-before 1986, from the Copper Island Sentinel, a newspaper published weekly in Calumet, Michigan from 1978 to 1986.
MS-426 Peter Wolfe Oral History Interview
Oral history interview, 1974-1986, of Peter Henry Wolfe. Based on his journals of his hike on the North Country Trail, Mr. Wolfe reads his entries and expands upon them on tape. Includes two of the journals and transcriptions of the interviews.
MS-427 Thomas R. and Lily S. Ford Correspondence
Correspondence, 1935-1942, between Thomas R. Ford and his wife, Lily S. Ford as well as general correspondence and writings. Documents a difficult time during their marriage while she was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mass City, Michigan and he was located primarily in Sault St. Marie, Michigan.
MS-428 Portage Lake United Ministries in Higher Education Records
Records, 1969-1994, of the Portage Lake United Ministries in Higher Education, located in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, corporation records, financial records, minutes, reports and background information as well as other gathered ephemera. While independent of Michigan Technological University, there was an obvious geographical and mission-oriented connection to the university and some of the records relate to programs and outreach to the university.
MS-429 Mass Co-Operative Company Records
Records, 1918-1969, of the Mass Co-Operative Company of Mass, Michigan with branches in Bruce Crossing and Baraga. Includes an account ledger, bills, receipts, stock certificates, and a check book with canceled checks.
MS-435 Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company Forest Survey Records
Forest survey records, 1896-1943, describes land owned by the company on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Along with the survey notes are copies of notes prepared by Henry S. Graves in 1896 as part of his working plan for the management of the company’s forest lands, and a copy of a report on forest management of the area in the 1930s, written by J. W. Toumey. The land described in these records extends from the edge of the Ottawa National Forest to Sault Ste. Marie.
MS-442 Torch Lake Research Collection
Collection, 1973-1994, of research papers, reports and bibliographies about Torch Lake in Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes material prior to, during and after the designation of Torch Lake as an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site.
MS-443 H. Kenneth Hamar Collection
Collection, 1855-1927, compiled by H. Kenneth Hamar. Contains a history of Chassell, Michgan and records from various lumber companies of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula including Hamar Land and Lumber Company, Worcester Lumber Company and the Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Company as well as land grant certificates, Houghton Chassell & Southwestern Railroad papers and various correspondence.
MS-444 Dr. Clarence Bennetts Collection
Collection, 1893-1901, compiled by Dr. Clarence Bennetts. Includes programs and invitations for receptions and dances by the Calumet Light Guard, programs and invitations to various fraternal organizations, church groups and a wedding, a commencement program for Calumet High School, newspaper clippings on Central Mine and a photocopy of John R. Bennetts’ journal containing information on the Bennetts and Rosewarne families and the people of Central Mine.
MS-445 Coppertown USA Mining Museum Records
Records, 1981-1990, from the Coppertown USA Mining Museum contains the Board of Directors’ files from 1981-1990. Includes minutes from board meetings and financial records.
MS-447 Wesley Perron Railroad Collection
Collection, 1865-1987, compiled by Wesley E. Perron, an avid railroad enthusiast and Marquette, Michigan resident. Includes photographs, information and clippings about numerous area railroad companies, particularly the Copper Range Railroad and the Mineral Range Railroad.
MS-448 Upper Peninsula Firefighters Memorial Museum Records
Records, 1925-2000, of the Upper Peninsula Firefighters Memorial Museum in Calumet, Michigan. Includes minutes, agendas, correspondence, project files, newsletters, and other organizational files.
MS-454 Dorothy Simonson Diary
Diary, 1932-1933, of Dorothy Peterman Simonson. Written during a winter spent on Isle Royale, Michigan as a school teacher to her son as well as the children of the island’s innkeepers. Includes a typewritten transcription as well.
MS-455 Kenneth L. Dorman Collection
Collection, 1898-1993, of Kenneth L. Dorman, a long-time resident of Houghton, Michigan. Includes reports from Dorman’s time as a legislative liaison with State Representative Dominic J. Jacobetti on mining, economic development, Seafarer Program/ Project ELF, veterans affairs, land use, and environmental issues. Also includes conference proceedings, records on the operations of Douglass Houghton Hall at Michigan Technological University and project files from Dorman’s involvement with Upper Peninsula development, public relations, and advertising.
MS-456 “Memories of the Calumet Women’s Club” Manuscript
Manuscript, 1990, by Marian Kettenbeil chronicling the history of the Calumet Women’s Club of Calumet, Michigan in preparation for their centennial celebration. Documents the social aspects of the club as well as the scholarly and philanthropic activities from 1901 to 1990.
MS-457 Lumberjack Folklore Student Paper
Paper, 1980, written by Susanne Monasa as an undergraduate student at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. “Lumberjack Life” includes an oral history interview with H. Kenneth Hamar.
MS-458 Martin Kaurala Manuscripts
Manuscripts, 1990-1994, written by Martin Kaurala of Mass City, Michigan. Contains memoirs and recollections of growing up in the Finnish-American community in Michigan, especially the political and social aspects of the co-operative in the community. Manuscripts include “The Co-operative Experience,” “Meditations of 1992,” “The Mass Co-operative Company,” “Interesting Experiences and Random Thoughts,” and “Potpourri of 1994,” as well as recollections of a stump farmer and lumberjack.
MS-461 North Lake Mining Company Records
Records, 1910-1937, of the North Lake Mining Company as well as the South Lake Mining Company and the Franklin Mining Company. Includes minutes of stockholder meetings, directors meetings and by-laws for the North Lake Mining Company, stockholder meetings, stock and accounting records for the South Lake Mining Company and cost records of the Franklin Mining Company. Also includes a division of time and labor ledger that records the amount of time spent on various tasks such as timbering, tramming, sharpening drills, etc. and one issue of a Michigan College of Mining and Technology alumni bulletin from November 1, 1937 as well as various letters of resignation from officers in 1933.
MS-462 Harley Sachs Board Games
Board games, 1969-1988, developed by Harley L. Sachs. Includes “Police State,” a game of strategy and survival and its later iteration “Comrades”.
MS-464 Theodore Dengler Mining Blueprints
Blueprints, circa 1898-circa 1913, collected by Theodore Dengler, an alumnus of the Michigan Mining School in Houghton, Michigan. Dengler worked at the Atlantic, Baltic, Mohawk and Wolverine mines. Includes blueprints of machinery, buildings, and maps, mainly from the Atlantic and Baltic mines with some from the Mohawk, Wolverine, Allouez, Champion and Central mines. Also includes correspondence and other printed ephemera.
MS-465 Pearl L. Olson Zint Collection
Collection, 1910-1991, compiled by Frederick Zint. Includes photographs, school notebooks, confirmation certificates, and printed ephemera from his mother, Pearl L. Olson Zint. In addition, collection contains military history research documents on Michigan’s Copper Country regiments including a bibliography on the 32nd Infantry Division, photocopies of several articles on the 107th Engineer Regiment and the 142nd Aero Squadron, correspondence concerning the U.S. Coast Guard vessel, YANTIC (built 1864) and photocopies of various photographs (non-military).
MS-469 “On Copper Rocks and Copper Foundations of Lake Superior” Manuscript
Manuscript, 1890, by John Luther Harris while he was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Handwritten copy of “On Copper Rocks and Copper Foundations of Lake Superior,” Boston, Massachusetts.
MS-470 Ontonagon Citizens Information Committee Records
Records, circa 1987, of the Ontonagon Citizens Information Committee, located in Ontonagon County, Michigan, a grassroots organization mainly concerned with hazardous waste disposal issues. Includes minutes, correspondence, guidelines and clippings.
MS-471 Michigan Copper Mining District Historical Resources Management Plan Photographs
Photographs, circa 1990, from the summary report of the Michigan Copper Mining District Historical Resources Management Plan. Includes an executive summary of the plan and a film index with sketch maps indicating the location of photographs as well as photographs from the Upper Peninsula’s Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.
MS-473 O. David Boutilier Collection
Collection, 1956-1990, of Oscar David Boutilier, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes an Engineers Field book binder, film from the 1956-1960 U. S. Hockey Nationals, slides of the faculty in the chemistry and chemical engineering departments and University Senate minutes.
MS-475 Friends of the Land of Keweenaw Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper clippings, 1987-1990, collected by the Friends of the Land of Keweenaw about FOLK. Also includes several issues of the FOLK newsletter and reprinted articles from various sources.
MS-488 Copper Country Community Arts Council Records
Records, circa 1972-circa 1982, of the Copper Country Community Arts Council based in Hancock, Michigan. Includes minutes, annual reports, correspondence, newsletters, membership records, grant application and award files, program and program proposal files, clippings, scrapbooks, and other printed ephemera.
MS-491 Elizabeth Fichtel Collection
Collection, 1873-1926, compiled by Elizabeth Fichtel. Includes commencement invitations for Hancock High School, Lake Linden High School and the Michigan Mining School as well as invitations to local parties, some printed on fabric or sheets of copper. Also contains stock certificates from various mining companies in Arizona, Minnesota, and Michigan in addition to lumber, truck body and development businesses.
MS-496 Carolyn Rowland Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1930-circa 1965, from Carolyn Rowland. Photographs are from her grandmother’s albums and include images from Freda, Redridge, Beacon Hill and Eagle River, Michigan. In addition to snapshots of family and friends, there are photographs of the Freda school, the Champion Mill (including some construction), the Finnish Lutheran Church in Redridge, and the Beacon Hill Mill.
MS-497 Martin L. Britz Collection
Letter books, 1866-1906, from various law offices in the Houghton County, Michigan area. Also includes several freight books from the steamer IVANHOE as well as ledgers from J. Hoar & Brother.
MS-500 Houghton County Memorial Airport Collection
Collection, 1968-1978, of the Houghton County Memorial Airport. Includes photographs of the construction, grand opening and use of the airport as well as newspaper clippings about the airport. Also includes correspondence with local officials and printed ephemera.
MS-503 John J. Kroll Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1930-1931, of John J. Kroll, an alumnus of Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Images include individual and group photographs of students, the Michigan College of Mining and Technology campus, and the local Upper Peninsula area.
MS-505 Joseph Austrian Autobiography
Autobiography, 1906-1908, of Joseph Austrian (Oestreicher), a German immigrant who moved to Eagle River, Michigan and became a shopkeeper associated with the mining towns of Eagle River, Hancock and Calumet. Written between 1906 and 1908, Austrian covers his life from his early childhood in Wittelshofen, Bavaria and his emigration to America with his sister in 1850 up until his final months before his death in 1908.
MS-506 Bartle Family Genealogy Research
Genealogy research, 1991, for the Bartle family, some descendants of whom lived in Lake Linden, Michigan. It appears that variations of the name include Bartle, Barkel, Barkle and Barkell. While Bartle may have been the first spelling, Barkell is used by most of the descendants. Comprised mostly of genealogical data sheets there are a few photocopies of naturalization papers, employment papers from Calumet & Hecla Mining Company and census records.
MS-507 Italian Hall Disaster Inquest Testimony
Testimony, December 29, 1913-December 31, 1913, from the Italian Hall Disaster Inquest by the coroner of Houghton County, Michigan. Typed testimony from witnesses and others involved in the Italian Hall tragedy that killed 73 people, mostly children, on December 24, 1913.
MS-508 Rangers Outdoor Club Records
Records, 1933-1935, of the Rangers Outdoor Club of Dollar Bay, Michigan. Includes minutes, correspondence, membership cards, and tickets as well as other printed ephemera.
MS-509 Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Records
Records, before 1992, of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition. Includes bulletins, newsletters, correspondence and other publications.
MS-511 Mass Mining Company Letter Book
Letter book, December 26, 1889-December 2, 1891, copy of letters from B. F. Chynoweth, agent for the Mass Mining Company.
MS-516 Copper Country National Organization for Women Records
Records, 1975-1990, of the Copper Country Chapter of the National Organization of Women in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, financial records, minutes, membership rosters, corporation papers, newsletters, clippings, and audiocassettes.
MS-520 Copper Country Intermediate School District Records
Records, 1962-1975, consisting of graduation programs, memos to employees, enrollment lists, career pamphlets, notebooks with student absences, substitute teachers and sick leave noted and related ephemera.
MS-522 Karki Hill Cemetery and Askel Cemetery Restoration Notes
Notes, 1970-1975, taken by Eva F. Rintala about the restoration of Karki Hill Cemetery in Portage Township, Michigan as well as the upkeep of the nearby Askel Cemetery (formerly the Otter Lake Public Cemetery). Includes notes on the physical restoration as well as the interaction with the Portage Township government.
MS-525 Roland Burgan Collection
Collection, 1934-2008, of Roland Bruce Burgan, a local resident of Hancock, Michigan. As the photographer for the City of Hancock’s website, the collection includes photographs taken by Burgan of local events, including parades, new construction, college commencements and local scenery as well as audio cassettes on the early history of radio broadcasting in the Copper Country and Michigan Technological University.
MS-526 Community Action Agency Records
Records, 1967-1982, of the Community Action Agency for Michigan’s Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties. Includes minutes of meetings.
MS-527 Roy Drier Papers
Papers, 1912-1968, of Roy W. Drier, a native of Calumet, Michigan and alumnus and professor of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes work done under appropriate duty orders for the U.S. Navy on x-ray investigations and a scrapbook with clippings, letters, invitations and programs. Also includes Drier’s doctoral hood and graduation cap, the first issued by the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
MS-528 Lawrence J. Remington Mining Collection
Collection, circa 1863-circa 1883, of mining company records compiled by Lawrence J. Remington of Houghton, Michigan. Includes stock certificates, insurance policies, indenture letters, bills and receipts, correspondence, inventories and other printed ephemera from the South Pewabic Copper Company, Sheldon Mining Company of Lake Superior, Columbian Mining Company, Quincy Mining Company and Douglass Houghton Mining Company.
MS-529 Two Continent Canoe Expedition Collection
Collection, 1986-1989, covering the Two Continent Canoe Expedition by Verlen Kruger and Valerie Fons. Includes newsletters, a magazine article about the expedition and newspaper clippings.
MS-530 Houghton County Board of Supervisors Minutes
Minutes, 1846-1873, of Houghton County, Michigan. Includes photocopies of the minutes of Houghton County from just after the county’s establishment in 1845 and continuing beyond its division into Houghton and Keweenaw counties in 1861.
MS-531 Trinity Episcopal Church Records
Records, 1860-1989, of Trinity Episcopal Church of Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes of annual, vestry and women’s auxiliary meetings, correspondence, parish registers, marriage records and church service registers. Also included are the founding documents with the articles of agreement. Additionally, partial records of several smaller Episcopal churches in Michigan with connections to Trinity Episcopal Church, including St. Luke’s Church of Dollar Bay, St. George’s Church of Hancock, St. Mary’s Church of Painesdale and St. Peter’s Church of South Range/Winona.
MS-534 Marconi Wireless Station WCM and Navy Radio Station NUG Research Papers
Research papers, 1915-1922, compiled in 1993 by Lawrence T. Fadner documenting the Navy Radio Station NUG in Calumet, Michigan, formerly owned and operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America with the call sign WCM. The radio station was taken over by the U. S. Navy in April, 1917 and was located on the Tamarack Junior location, owned by the Osceola Mining Company.
MS-536 Michigan Naval Brigade, Second Battalion Correspondence
Correspondence, 1905-circa 1911, between commanders of the Michigan Naval Brigade, Second Battalion in Hancock, Michigan and various officials. Topics range from ill-fitting uniforms to munitions and troop and officer assignments. A large portion of the correspondence is from H. Stuart Goodell, commander of the YANTIC and owner of the South Range Mercantile Company in Painesdale. Also included is a “Boat Book,” published by the U.S. Navy in 1905 and covers all topics related to proper boat handling, boat etiquette, drills, exercises and signalling.
MS-541 Quincy Mining Company Glass Plate Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1908-circa 1912, of the Quincy Mining Company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Oversize glass plate negatives include images of shaft houses, dwellings, drawings, plat maps, and scenes in the Hancock, Michigan area.
MS-553 Western Federation of Miners Collection
Collection, 1901-1935, of the Western Federation of Miners, the labor union that organized both hard rock miners and smelter workers in the western United States and British Columbia. Includes microfilm copies of Western Federation of Miners constitution, executive board minutes, convention proceedings, hearings, Miners Bulletin, and weekly publications concerning the copper strike in Michigan. Also includes five handbills warning people of the strike in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, four are in foreign languages.
MS-558 Copper Mining and Copper Smelting Patents
Patents, 1896-1943, by various inventors and assignees pertaining to copper mining and copper smelting inventions granted by the United States. Includes specifications and drawings.
MS-576 Tony Vranesich Collection
Collection, 1903-1960, of Tony Vranesich, a resident of Copper Harbor, Michigan. Includes U.S. Coast Guard material that consists of a log from Jacobsville, Michigan and law enforcement material as well as material from a shorthand correspondence course, images depicting Copper Country life and other printed ephemera.
MS-577 Northern Technical Services Records
Records, 1972-1974, of Northern Technical Services, Inc. located in Laurium, Michigan. Includes a catalog, and supplements, for machined and fabricated replacement parts for the mining industry as well as a letter announcing a stockholders’ meeting.
MS-579 Isle Royale Copper Company Time Book
Time book, 1901-1902, for shafts number 1 and number 2 of the Isle Royale Copper Company. Includes the names of the workers, their time and their pay.
MS-580 Paul Hinzmann Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1954-1982, of photographs taken by Paul Hinzmann documenting Copper Country landmarks, including mining company structures and Michigan Technological University buildings.
MS-581 Copper Hoppers Square Dance Club Guest Register
Guest register, 1955-1969, for the Copper Hoppers Square Dance Club of Houghton, Michigan. Some programs and tickets are also included.
MS-582 Wesley Williams Ephemera
Ephemera, 1931-1975, collected by Wesley Williams, a resident of Ahmeek, Michigan. Includes scrapbooks with newspapers clippings, mostly from the Daily Mining Gazette with indexes of the articles and obituaries included. Also contains a chronological summary from newspaper accounts of the Copper Miners’ Strike, 1913-1914 as well as other ephemera including poems by Wesley Williams, memorabilia cards and admission tickets.
MS-583 Robert Wood Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1911-1915, of Robert Wood, a 1906 Michigan College of Mines alumni. Images were taken during his employment at the Quincy Smelter in Ripley, Michigan and include photographs of the smelting machinery and process as well as the end product – copper ingots, ingot bars, wire bars and cakes. Also included are two scrapbook pages with photographs of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse and surrounding area.
MS-584 William S. Thomas Papers
Papers, 1867-1880, of William S. Thomas, a one-time resident of Eagle River, Michigan. Includes a diary as well as a weather journal that in addition to documenting the daily weather, also describes some of his plant finds. Also included is a photo album featuring images from Marquette, Michigan and north into the Copper Country.
MS-585 Swande Godell Collection
Collection, 1912-1979, of Swande Godell of Chassell, Michigan. Includes biographical and genealogical material as well as personal and business correspondence, field notebooks, logging camp account books and Chassell Lumber Company records.
MS-586 William J. Uren Papers
Papers, 1900-1925, of William J. Uren of Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographs of the Ahmeek Mill construction, building of the Douglas Houghton Memorial in Eagle River, Michigan as well as other mining related images. Also includes postcards, newspaper clippings and two legal briefs on the proceedings of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company acquisition of the Bigelow group of mines, including the Ahmeek, Isle Royale, Osceola Consolidated, Seneca and Tamarack Mining Companies.
MS-587 Daily Mining Gazette Records Collection
Collection, 1899-1963, of the business records of the Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper published daily in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, memorandums, financial records and reports. Also includes personal papers relating to the Rice family, original owners and publishers of the Daily Mining Gazette.
MS-588 Owls Club Records
Records, 1939-1949, of the Owls Club of Houghton County, Michigan, a social club that afforded an opportunity to members to associate and promote and maintain a spirit of good fellowship among its members. Includes minutes, membership lists and financial records.
MS-589 Emma Goldman Memorial Collection
Collection, 1953-1982, in honor of Emma Goldman, a Russian emigrant to the United States and an anarchist in the early twentieth century. Includes anarchist literature, pamphlets and political buttons.
MS-590 Michigamme Mine Analyses
Mine analysis, 1878-1888, of the Michigamme iron mine in Michigamme, Michigan. Includes written analyses of mine samples taken at the Michigamme Mine. The samples were taken by some of the noted engineers and geologists of the time, including State Geologist Charles E. Wright and Major T. B. Brooks, author of the Michigan Geological Survey of 1873.
MS-591 Frank Schwarzenberg Collection
Collection, 1901-1975, of Frank C. Schwarzenberg, a 1917 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes maps and blueprints of the Houghton and Hancock area, geological maps of the Copper Range, clippings, mine reports, technical machine data and correspondence.
MS-592 Mining Companies’ Reports
Reports, 1847-1920, from mining companies operating in Michigan submitted to the Corporation and Securities Commission as required by the State of Michigan. Information compiled includes name of firm, post office address, character of business, places of operation, amount of authorized capital stock, value of property owned, cash on hand, and other assets. Also included is information on all debts and liabilities, names and post office addresses of corporate directors, and occasionally, the names and post office addresses of stockholders with data on their respective holdings.
MS-593 Andrew Jackson Collection
Collection, circa 1903-circa 1918, of material of Andrew Jackson, a 1913 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photograph albums with captions of family photographs of the Jackson and Rowe families, local scenery, student field trips and activities at the Michigan College of Mines (including snowball fights and athletic team photographs), and scenes of road construction. Also includes loose photographs of family members, field notebooks, two diplomas from the Michigan College of Mines and several first aid certificates.
MS-594 Barbara Williams Collection
Collection, 1929-1979, of Barbara Williams, a local of Calumet, Michigan. Includes correspondence of Williams’ from throughout her adult life as well as photographs featuring images of student activities and graduation ceremonies from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, Ms. Williams’ alma mater.
MS-595 Floyd Doane Papers
Papers, 1914-1958, of Floyd Doane. Includes correspondence, photographs and clippings regarding the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 and several of the vessels that were stranded in the storm. Also includes photographs of the Sault St. Marie Locks and the shore line.
MS-596 Keweenaw Cooperative Inc. Collection
Collection, 1976-1990, of material from the Keweenaw Cooperative Inc. of Hancock, Michigan. Includes minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors, minutes from general membership meetings, newsletters, land contract for the storefront, recordings of annual picnics and photographs.
MS-597 Hansen Family Papers
Papers, 1892-1922, of the Hansen family of Calumet, Michigan. Includes graduation diplomas from the Calumet Public School, one for the Latin-French course of study and one for the vocational course. Also includes church documents, both confirmation and baptismal certificates from the Apostolic Lutheran Church.
MS-598 Carmen DelliQuadri Papers
Papers, 1959-1976, of Carmen DelliQuadri, a Professor Emeritus of Michigan Technological University’s School of Business and Engineering Administration. Includes correspondence, publications and minutes relating to his different positions as professor and president of the Faculty Senate at Michigan Technological University, the first member from the Upper Peninsula for Michigan’s State Board of Education and a member of the State Board for Community Colleges as well as being an active participant in local, regional and state Democratic politics.
MS-599 Houghton County Historical Society Collection
Records, 1981-1990, of the Houghton County Historical Society in Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, memos and lists of members as well as personal histories and programs from society events.
MS-600 T. M. Broderick Research Papers
Papers, 1926-1930, of Thomas Monteith Broderick, a long-time employee of Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in Calumet, Michigan as well as a visiting professor at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan. Papers include “Research laboratory report on the beneficiation of iron ore deposits at Michigan College of Mining and Technology,” “Iron carbonyl” by Louis Koepel and Nick Kaiser, Jr., “Iron ore investigations, 1926-1928,” and “Application of geology to problem of iron ore formation” by Broderick as well as two U.S. Bureau of Mining publications.
MS-601 Wilbert Salmi Collection
Collection, 1864-1953, of Wilbert Salmi, a member of the Workers Alliance of America in the 1930s and resident of Hancock, Michigan. Includes blueprints with an index, many from Quincy Mining Company, Houghton High School commencement programs, invitations and announcements of social events, bylaws of the Lake Superior Knights of Pythias, declaration of intention for James Makan, and photographs of boats and places.
MS-602 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Oversize Framed Item Collection
Collection, late 19th century-20th century, of oversize framed items compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes paintings and photographs, including portraits of local dignitaries, aerial photographs and Michigan Technological University class photographs.
MS-603 Keweenaw National Historical Park Planning and Development Collection
Collection, circa 1980-circa 1995, of Stanley J. Dyl, a longtime resident of Calumet, Michigan and curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Technological University. Contains planning documents for the establishment of the Keweenaw National Historical Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as well as exploratory studies on alternatives to a national park. Including correspondence, minutes from various local organizations, newsletters, clippings, legislation, and paperwork.
MS-604 Copper Country Audubon Club Constitution
Constitution, 1997, of the Copper Country Audubon Club of Houghton, Michigan. The club was established in 1904, this copy of the constitution was amended in 1997.
MS-605 Iron County Museum Microfilm Collection
Microfilm collection, 1825-1987, includes copies of selected archival collections and indexes held by the Iron County Museum in Caspian, Michigan.
MS-606 John Kaleita Newsletter Collection
Collection, 1996-1999, of newsletters written and distributed by John Kaleita in Lac La Belle and Copper Harbor, Michigan. Includes copies of the North Shore Scene, the South Point Points and the South Shore Scene.
MS-607 Isle Royale National Park Newsletters
Newsletters, 1995-2002, contains the Wilderness & Backcountry Management Plan newsletters and the General Management Plan newsletters for Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.
MS-608 United Steelworkers of America Local 5024 Records
Records, 1954-Circa 1995, of the United Steelworkers of America Local 5024 in White Pine, Michigan. Includes minutes, administrative files, contract agreements, bargaining notes, grievance and compensation files, arbitration files, and 1983 White Pine Mine strike records.
MS-609 Calumet Women’s Club Collection
Collection, 1891-1990, of the Calumet Women’s Group of Calumet, Michigan, a civic minded group dedicated to community service and personal growth. Includes scrapbooks, press book, annual report and award plaque.
MS-610 Mining Company Time Books
Time books, 1871-1876, from the copper mining company Schoolcraft Mining Company in Calumet, Michigan and the lead mining company Elevator Mine in Wisconsin.
MS-611 History of Newspaper Publishing in the Copper Country Research Papers
Research papers, before 1975, compiled by Donald Chaput, former resident of Lake Linden and one-time editor of Michigan History Magazine. Includes lists of newspapers in the Copper Country as well as detailed files on newspapers filed by county and town.
MS-612 Shaft Sinking Apparatus Patents
Patents, 1943-1944, issued to John Murray Riddell for improvements to mine shaft sinking apparatus. Includes patent issued by the United States in 1943 as well as a patent issued by the Union of South Africa, a dominion of Great Britain.
MS-613 Chassell Historical Organization Newsletters
Newsletters, 1992-2003, of the Chassell Historical Organization of Chassell, Michigan.
MS-614 Ontonagon County Historical Society Newsletters
Newsletters, 1998-2004, of the Ontonagon County Historical Society, Michigan.
MS-615 Florida Water Company Cash Book
Cash book, 1909-1918, of the Florida Water Company, a local utility in Florida Location near Laurium, Michigan. Started in 1909, the company was still operating in 1985, although further information is not available.
MS-616 Houghton County Emergency Welfare Relief Commission Records
Records, 1933, of the Houghton County Emergency Welfare Relief Commission (also known as the Houghton County Relief Commission) in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes correspondence and reports.
MS-617 Houghton Nickle Club Minutes
Minutes, 1914-1917, of the Houghton Nickle Club, a social welfare organization in Houghton, Michigan. Later known as the Houghton Civic Club, the minutes include a constitution, minutes of meetings, membership lists, officer lists, and accounting of people helped, listed by social status and nationality.
MS-618 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Mystic Lodge 109 Minutes
Minutes, 1925-1936, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall of Mystic Lodge, No. 109 of Hancock, Michigan. Includes names of officers, minutes of meetings, and some financial information.
MS-619 Copper Range Company Photograph Collection
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Records)
Photograph collection, 1902-1976, of the Copper Range Company of Painesdale, Michigan. Includes images of various mines and plants as well as employees, the Copper Range Motor Bus Company buses, and the Copper Range Band.
MS-620 “Akogibing” Research Papers
Research papers, undated, created and compiled by Marko Lulich used in writing the book, “Akogibing, at, in, from, or to the Lake Called Akogib.” Includes handwritten notes, excerpts from other sources, maps, newspaper articles and photographs. The main focus of the collected documents is Michigan’s Lake Gogebic region, but some surrounding towns are included as well.
MS-621 Superior & Globe Copper Company Records
Records, 1909-1920, of the Superior & Globe Copper Co., a mining company located near Globe, Arizona. Volume of financial records includes record of bills audited, detailing office expenses and incidental expenses.
MS-622 Sivert Olson Furniture Store Records
Records, 1897-1901, of the Sivert Olson Furniture Store, located in Calumet, Michigan. Includes a store accounting journal and a merchandise ledger.
MS-623 Camp Waboose Guest Register
Guest register, 1932-1966, of a restaurant and camp run by Oscar Ongie in Hancock, Michigan. Variously referred to as Camp Waboose and Waboose Lodge, includes signatures of guests with numerous comments, poems, and sketches.
MS-624 Steamship Ivanhoe Freight Books
Freight books, 1878-1881, of the steamship IVANHOE. The mail steamer ran between L’Anse and Hancock, Michigan with mail, passengers and express freight. Details the consignor, consignee, description, and weight for freight carried.
MS-625 United States Navy Record Books
Record books, 1918-1941, of the United States Navy. One volume is a log for the Navy Radio Station NUG in Calumet, Michigan. Formerly operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, the station was located at Tamarack Junior location, owned by the Osceola Mining Company. Second volume is a drill attendance book for the Navy Reserve fleet based in Hancock, Michigan.
MS-626 Ed Koppelman & Bro. Account Ledger
Account ledger, 1916-1922, for Ed Koppelman & Bro., a candy store in Dollar Bay, Michigan. Details accounts with various customers.
MS-627 White Pine Mine Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1952-1953, compiled by Edward Yarbrough of the White Pine mine. Contains photographs of the construction undertaken in 1952-1953 of the new “White Pine” project that would mine and mill the previously thought to be worthless chalcocite. Also includes photographs of the town and the mine.
MS-628 Conglomerate Mining Company Surface Time Book
Surface time book, 1884-1889, for the Conglomerate Mining Company of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Contains records for surface workers at the Conglomerate mine, including occupation, name, days, rate and remarks.
MS-629 Quincy Mining Company Ephemera
Ephemera, undated, of the Quincy Mining Company, includes clubhouse bath coupons, instructions and rules, blank checks, scrip and safety posters and announcements. Material in this collection complements The Quincy Mining Company Collection (MS-001).
MS-630 Houghton County Bank Stockholder Lists
Lists, 1912-1938, of the stockholders in banks in Houghton County, Michigan. As required by Michigan law, these lists of stockholders were filed with the County Clerk of Houghton County, Michigan.
MS-631 Dave Chimino Oral History
Oral history, before 1998, audio recording and transcript of talk given by David Chimino, a professor at Michigan Technological University. Reminisces about his time as a student in the Adams Township school system, especially Jeffers High School in Painesdale, Michigan.
MS-632 John F. Campbell Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1892-circa 1912, compiled by John F. Campbell. Includes images of Copper Country railroads, particularly the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad.
MS-633 Erasmus Darwin Leavitt Research Papers and Biography
Research papers and biography, 1997-1999, on Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr. compiled and written by David Hayes, a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Hayes’ research focuses on Leavitt’s association as a consulting engineer with the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company and his relationship with the president, Alexander Agassiz. Includes photocopies of material from the Michigan Technological University Archives as well as other institutions.
MS-634 Henry Trathen Personal Store Account Books
Account books, 1878-1900, personal store account books for Henry Trathen, small notebooks kept by the customer to record purchases made on credit. Includes account books from general stores Harris Seager & Co. in Ripley, Michigan and Graham Pope in Houghton, Michigan.
MS-635 Diamond Drill Reports
Reports, 1923-1925, of diamond drilling at various sites in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including Cherokee, Clark, Copper Range, Keweenaw Copper, Mass, Naumkeag, New Baltic, Oneco and Torch Lake mines. The field work was done by both Calumet & Hecla Consolidated Copper Company’s Geological Division and the United States Geological Survey, probably in support of Professional Paper 144, “The Copper Deposits of Michigan.”
MS-636 William H. Brockway Research Papers
Research papers, before 1999, compiled by historian Mary Jane Doerr. Consists of several biographies of William H. Brockway and a short narrative on the history of Brockways in America, beginning in 1638. Also includes a photocopy of a letter from “Louisa” that describes a voyage from Copper Harbor to Sault St. Marie and where Lucena Brockway and her family are mentioned (the identity of “Louisa” is unknown, as are the “Brother and Sister” to whom the letter is addressed).
MS-637 Williams, Engstrom, and Liddicoat Family Papers
Papers, 1913-1956, compiled by Eloise Liddicoat, pertaining to the Williams, Engstrom, and Liddicoat families of Kearsarge, Michigan. Includes birth certificates, diplomas, marriage certificates, Army and Coast Guard commissions and discharges, photographs, and clippings as well as genealogical information.
MS-638 Calumet & Hecla Mining Company Stereographs
Stereographs, circa 1910, produced by the Keystone View Company depicting the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company operations in Calumet, Michigan. Images include above ground and below ground mining scenes, as well as miners, buildings, and railroads.
MS-639 Schleeter Family Papers
Papers, circa 1922-circa 1939, of the Schleeter family of Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes correspondence, financial documents, ledgers, certificates, clippings, and photographs.
MS-641 “Brook” Student Newspapers
Newspapers, 1971-1973, published by students at Houghton High School in Houghton, Michigan. The “Brook,” in its initial issue, states its purpose as an alternative to the established student newspaper, “Gremlin.”
MS-642 “The Pathfinders Printing Press” Newsletters
Newsletters, 1971, of the Off the Beaten Pathfinders organization. The “Pathfinders Printing Press” was published monthly with the stated purpose of highlighting local, state, and national environmental issues as well as providing information on the stands of local congressional members and addresses for letter writing campaigns.
MS-646 Calumet Theatre Event List
Event list, 1900-circa 1970, from the Calumet Theatre in Calumet, Michigan. Includes a chronology of events and performances held at the Calumet Theatre and the attached ballroom.
MS-647 Traprock Valley Grange Records
Records, 1909-1940, of the Traprock Valley Grange No. 12852, located in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes subordinate grange record book, dues account and roll books, quarterly reports, dues receipt books, bills, receipts and correspondence as well as a ritual manual and Journals of Proceedings publications.
MS-648 Michigan Underground Abandoned Mine Inventory
Inventory, 1998, of the underground metallic mines in Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, and Ontonagon Counties. Under the direction of the Mineral Technology Research Group of the Michigan Technological University Mining Engineering Department, researchers and students worked on a project to produce an inventory of the abandoned underground metallic mines in Michigan. Over 800 mines were identified and over 2,000 shafts cataloged. Field inspections prioritized over 130 shafts, openings or cave-ins that needed attention.
MS-649 U. S. Bureau of Mines Report Reprints
Reprints, 1930-1951, of reports by the U. S. Bureau of Mines. Topics include mining methods, milling methods, mining laws, coal mining, quarrying and gravel methods, iron ore, petroleum, operating details, elements, minerals, radium, metal consumption, metallurgy, safety work, physical abstracts, geophysical abstracts, and trace elements. The geographical areas covered are international in scope.
MS-650 Copper Country Habitat for Humanity Newsletters
Newsletters, 1995-2002, of the Copper Country Habitat for Humanity located in Houghton, Michigan.
MS-651 Mining Industry Supply Catalogs
Catalogs, 1901-1969, for mining industry supplies. Includes catalogs for equipment, parts, and supplies.
MS-652 Calumet High School Student Papers
Papers, 2003, of Calumet High School Advanced Placement English students, Calumet, Michigan. Paper topics include the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, the Houghton County Infirmary/Poor House, World War II fighter pilot Wilbert Junttila, and the Crowley Funeral Home.
MS-653 Engineering and Lab Supply Catalogs
Catalogs, 1913-1950, for engineering and lab supplies.
MS-654 Keweenaw County Road Commission Correspondence and Maps
Records, 1942-1959, of the Keweenaw County Road Commission relating to the proposed Long Range Highway Program. Includes correspondence and maps.
MS-655 Upper Peninsula Power Company Records
Records, undated, of the Upper Peninsula Power Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Also includes records from the Houghton County Traction Company and the Houghton County Electric Light Company, both of which were bought by the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Includes service contracts, right of way records, ordinances, permits, leases, stockholder lists, and miscellaneous printed ephemera.
MS-656 NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit Collection
Collection, 1995, from the exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit held at Michigan Technological University in September 1995. Includes project documents, banners, letters, photograph album, videos, and other miscellaneous ephemera.
MS-657 Copper Country Photograph Album Collection
Photograph albums, various dates, of Michigan’s Copper Country. Photographs span a wide range of topics and dates, providing a detailed look at the lives of copper miners and their families. Some of the photographs are by noted local photographer, Adolph F. Isler.
MS-658 Geology and Mineralogy Research Collection
Collection, 1940-1981, of various articles and clippings on the geology and mineralogy of Michigan’s Copper Country. Compiled by noted author and collector, Russell P. MacFall.
MS-659 Mining Company Time Books
Time books, 1904-1912, from Calumet and Hecla Mining Company Amygdaloid Shaft #13 mine captain William Harvey, Ojibway Mining Company mine captain Richard Trevarthen and three unidentified mining companies.
MS-660 Houghton High School Band Scrapbook
Scrapbook, 1968-1969, recording the attempt of the Houghton High School Band from Houghton, Michigan to get an invitation to march in the 1969 Inauguration Parade for Richard M. Nixon. Includes correspondence with local members of Congress, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
MS-661 Grant Township Records
Records, 1866-1867, from Grant Township, Michigan includes two bonds: an 1866 bond of Frank Mayer as Highway Commissioner and an 1867 bond of William Bodinus as Constable.
MS-662 Delaware Mining Company Records
Records, 1876-1877, of and pertaining to the Delaware Mining Company. Includes pay dockets for miners as well as freight bills for goods shipped to the Delaware Mining Company.
MS-663 Portage Lake Foundry & Machinery Company Records
Records, 1886-1901, of the Portage Lake Foundry & Machinery Company as well as William S. and Letitia O. Cleaves, owners of the foundry. Includes bank drafts and correspondence. Also includes ink on linen plan of “Elevation of Improved Stamps Showing Iron Foundation, S.E. Cleaves and Son, Houghton, Michigan, 1886.”
MS-664 Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s Collection
Collection, 1976-2000, of the Keweenaw Heritage Center located in Calumet, Michigan. Includes pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs pertaining to the establishment of the Keweenaw Heritage Center, its location in the historic St. Anne’s Catholic Church building and the renovation of the building.
MS-665 Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society Records
Records, 2000-2003, of the Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society of Calumet, Michigan, a non-profit organization founded to maintain, restore, and facilitate future use of the historic church building. Includes the articles of incorporation, constitution, and minutes from meetings. Also includes an agenda from the first annual meeting of the society.
MS-666 Stock Certificate Collection
Collection, 1868-1901, of stock certificates from various companies. Artificially created collection includes certificates from Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, Calumet & Hecla Consolidated Copper Company and National Mining Company.
MS-667 Keweenaw County Historical Society Collection
Collection, circa 1970-2005, of the Keweenaw County Historical Society, an organization formed to preserve and share the history of Michigan’s Keweenaw County. Includes minutes, correspondence, membership lists, historical files, clippings, photographs, and records of the Lauri W. Leskinen Memorial Award winners. Also contains records on the society’s properties including the Rathbone School, Rock of Ages Fresnel lens, Amour’s Fishing Boat, the Mandan House, and St. Mary’s Church museum.
MS-668 James R. Dee Photograph Albums
Photograph albums, circa 1911-circa 1935, of James R. Dee and his family. Includes details of family homes, boats, local scenery, and family vacations. Some photographs include images of a German ice skating show.
MS-669 George C. Edwards Negative Collection
Negative collection, circa 1890, of George C. Edwards. Glass negatives include images from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including hunting, sailing, and camping as well as landscapes, houses, and copper mining buildings.
MS-670 Mason Family Collection
Collection, 1913-1994, of the Mason family of Painesdale, Michigan. Includes papers and printed ephemera from Diadama Mason, a school teacher at Jeffers High School in Painesdale, as well as journals and ledgers from Mason’s Hilltop Cabins and Mason’s Gas Station.
MS-671 Stephen Pierce Personal Store Account Books
Account books, 1894-circa 1910, personal store account books for Stephen (Steven) Pierce (Pearse). Small notebooks kept by the customer to record purchases made on credit. Includes account books from Hendrickson & Mantta Co. (later Mantta Co.), a general store in Hancock, Michigan, Frank Eilola & Co., a store providing groceries, meats and provisions in Hancock, Michigan and an unidentified store in Ripley, Michigan.
MS-672 Francis Jacker Diary
Diary, 1886-1891, of Francis Jacker, the lighthouse keeper at Raspberry Island, Wisconsin, part of the Apostle Islands group in Lake Superior. Includes descriptions of daily activities, with notes on ships passing the lighthouse.
MS-673 Charles Hyde Mining History Book Collection
Collection, 1874-1998, of mining history books compiled by Charles K. Hyde. Includes both copper and iron mining industry and history volumes.
MS-674 Alfred Nicholls Papers Papers, 1897-circa 1999, of Alfred Nicholls, Cornish emigrant to Central Mine, Michigan. Includes theater playbills and photographs for the Calumet Theatre’s production of “Princess Bonnie,” starring Nicholls’ daughter, Mildred, as Bonnie and Red Jacket Opera House’s production of “The Grand Duchess.” Other photographs include the Central Mine reunion, the Central Mine coronet band and family photographs. Also included is a photocopy from “The Cornish Overseas” by Philip Payton on the Upper Peninsula and Alfred Nicholls.
MS-675 Lake Shore Engine Works Trade Catalog
Postcards, undated, showing machinery made for different clients by Lake Shore Engine Works of Marquette, Michigan. Series of 27 promotional postcards bound in accordion folded catalog. On the back of each postcard is a caption for the image, sometimes including specifications as well as solicitations for customers.
MS-676 Miner’s Bulletin Newspaper
Miner’s Bulletin newspaper, 8/13/1913-4/14/1914, published by the Western Federation of Miners during the Copper Miners’ Strike in Michigan’s Copper Country.
MS-677 Arthur Douglas DeFoe Correspondence
Correspondence, 1915-1918, between Arthur Douglas DeFoe and colleagues at the Michigan College of Mines in the years just before and during World War I. Includes correspondence with A.E. Seaman, geology professor, J.B. Cunningham, metallurgy assistant professor and Arthur Sweet, metallurgy professor.
MS-678 Mining History Research Material
Research material, 1726-1978, compiled by Charles K. Hyde on mining history. Includes photocopies and microfilm of articles, journals, and book chapters pertaining to United States copper mining with a particular focus on Lake Superior copper as well as material on the British iron and steel industry. Also includes index cards with citations and research notes pertaining to the Quincy Mining Company, other Michigan copper mining activities, general topics in U.S./international mining, and the British steel industry.
MS-679 Kerredge Hardware Records
Records, 1883-1896, for Kerredge Hardware Store of Hancock, Michigan. Includes account books and a partial journal for Kerredge Hardware as well as bills, receipts and miscellaneous lists and notes.
MS-680 Charter Oak Mining Company Collection
Collection, 1788-1857, assembled by Erastus Hurd consists of one military commission from 1788 as well as papers related to the Charter Oak Mining Company. These papers include articles of association, Hurd’s contract to provide maps, notes and a report on mining prospects in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, instructions for Hurd to act as an agent for the Charter Oak Mining Company and a list of stockholders and eight stock certificates for stock owned by Hurd.
MS-681 Michigan Radioactive Waste Control Committee Records
Records, 1985-1990, produced by the Michigan Radioactive Waste Control Committee including minutes of meetings, published reports and state legislation relating to the selection of sites for storage of radioactive waste in Michigan in conjunction with the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact, comprised of member states Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa.
MS-682 Portage Lake Area Church Women United Records
Records, 1967-1998, of the Portage Lake Area Church Women United association, drawn from nine local churches includes board meeting minutes, the treasurer’s ledger, general minutes and a photo album with clippings.
MS-683 Perkins Burnham Correspondence
Correspondence, 1859-1867, between Perkins Burnham and various members of his family as well as some unidentified business correspondence. As a clerk in a general store in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, Burnham describes to his family his job dealing with the miners from the Copper Falls Mine and the Central Mines in addition to his living quarters, meals and entertainment.
MS-684 Goodman Lumber Company Collection
Collection, compilation by James Pollock, chief geologist at Calumet & Hecla, Inc. of articles, pamphlets and maps on the Goodman Lumber Company, bought in 1955 by Calumet & Hecla, Inc. and known as the Goodman Lumber Division of Calumet & Hecla, Inc.
MS-685 Houghton County 911 Records
Records, 2002, of the Emergency Measures Office of Houghton County, Michigan. Includes documents from the readdressing process in order to update the emergency 911 system. Documents show old addresses, plat and lot number, owner of record in 2001, and new addresses assigned in 2001. In addition, in the Calumet area, the old address is generally the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company house number.
MS-686 Paine Family Collection
Collection, circa 1887, includes survey book and photocopies of a Paine family genealogy and a letter. The genealogy is from the “Paine Genealogy and Allied Lines” by Ruth F.W. Paine (wife of William A. Paine) and the letter is from S.S. (Sarah Sargent) Paine to her son William Paine and his wife Ruth, dated April 19, 1887.
MS-688 Isabelle Hagen Collection
Collection, undated, of Isabelle Hagen, a Calumet, Michigan native. Isabelle was actively involved with the local theater as well as being a talented piano teacher and performer. Includes programs, posters, clippings, and photographs from Isabelle’s involvement with the Little Theater and the Michigan Technological University Women’s Club.
MS-689 Kenneth R. Opal Family Papers
Papers, circa 1955-circa 1984, of Kenneth R. Opal of Hubbell, Michigan. Includes photographs, certificates, and genealogy papers.
MS-690 Newton C. Marshall Photograph Collection
Photograph collections, 1910-1944, of Newton C. Marshall, a 1913 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes mining and smelting images from Michigan’s Copper Country and Iron Range as well as images from the Columbian mining operations of the South American Gold & Platinum Co. Also includes roles of film from the South American operations. Marshall was employed by the company from 1915 through his retirement in the early 1950s, eventually becoming the general manager.
MS-691 C. Harry Benedict Collection
Collection, 1953, 1964, contains a manuscript by C. Harry Benedict of an article published in January, 1953 in Montana Magazine of History, “The Calumet and Hecla Story” as well as an address by Dr. J. R. Van Pelt for the dedication of the Michigan Technological University’s Benedict Laboratory in April, 1964.
MS-692 “Copper For America” Manuscript
Manuscript, 2004, Charles K. Hyde’s updated manuscript for “Copper for America : the United States copper industry from colonial times to the 1990s” (Tucson : University of Arizona Press).
MS-693 St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Records and Research Collection
Records, 1911-2001, of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Hancock, Michigan. Also includes records from the hospital after it changed its name to Portage View Hospital and Portage Health System as well as from the School of Nursing. Includes corporation, management and development papers, staff minutes, pay dues books, staff books, newspaper clippings, video and audio cassettes and photo albums. In addition, there are also binders from G. A. Hellman, chairman of the Board of Trustees during the transfer of ownership from the Sisters of St. Joseph’s. Also includes research notes of Nancy Manninen pertaining to local medical and hospital history.
MS-694 Harry T. Mercer Collection
Collection, undated, of Harry T. Mercer, long-time employee of the Copper Range Mining Company and resident of Painesdale, Michigan. Includes technical drawings, a card index, and field notes.
MS-695 “The Seeberville Murders: Death and Life in the Copper Country in 1913″ Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 2003, of images from Professor Kim Hoagland’s presentation, “The Seeberville Murders: Death and Life in the Copper Country in 1913,” given as part of the Fourth Thursday in History series sponsored by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections and the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Includes descendants of Joseph and Antonia Putrich, the owners of the boarding house where the murders took place in 1913.
MS-696 Fight For Justice Tribal Takeover Collection
Collection, 1981-2003, of the grassroots organization, Fight For Justice, whose membership included tribal elders, men, women and children of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Assinins, Michigan. Includes transcripts and audio recordings with fifteen people involved in the takeover of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Center. Also includes information on the initial takeover of the center and the aftermath, consequences and opinions of the takeover as well as tribal history, elections and enrollments papers, casino information and an outline of Tribal Council chairman Fred Dakota’s trial for receiving casino kickbacks and income tax fraud.
MS-697 George Henry Smith Papers
Papers, 1930-1931, of George Henry Smith collected while working for Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation at Ahmeek Stamp Mill in Michigan. Includes business correspondence with the Boston office, photographs and a description of an underground tour at the Red Jacket Shaft.
MS-698 Quincy Mining Company Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper clippings, 1909-1918, about the Quincy Mining Company, collected by Tenney de Sollar, an alumni of the Colorado School of Mines and an assistant engineer at Quincy Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan.
MS-699 R. A. Brotherton Papers
Papers, undated, of R. A. Brotherton, a civil engineer with the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company and with the City of Negaunee, Michigan. Includes correspondence, field notebooks, timber cruise cards, and maps as well as the personal papers of Mary, Helen, and Walter Brotherton.
MS-700 Ocha Potter Autobiography
Autobiography, 1878-1950, by Ocha Potter, a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, head of the Keweenaw Road Commission and superintendent of the Ahmeek mine. Two versions found in collection. The expanded version includes photographs, newspaper clippings and additional material added by his descendants. Also includes an epilogue written twelve years after the initial memoir detailing the intervening years. The second version is a typescript copy shared by the National Park Service and is an abbreviated version of the autobiography without any of the photographs or other additional material. Collection also includes a CD-ROM with photographs.
MS-701 Keweenaw County Election and School Records
Records, 1918-1947, include elector registers for Eagle Harbor Township, Michigan as well as monthly reports, elementary student records and monthly grade registers from public schools in Keweenaw County, Michigan.
MS-702 Lake Superior Mining Institute Records
Records, 1893-1939, include the published proceedings of the Lake Superior Mining Institute as well as other ephemera.
MS-703 “1913 Massacre” Film Project Collection
Collection, 2004, videotape trailer for film documentary “1913 Massacre” by Louis Galdieri and Ken Ross.
MS-704 Calumet Matinee Musicale Club Programs
Programs, 1915-1948, of the Calumet Matinee Musicale Club, an community chorale organization in Calumet, Michigan. Includes the annual printed programs.
MS-705 United States Bureau of Mines Map Collection
Collection, before 1989, consisting of aperature cards produced by the United States Bureau of Mines. Contains microfilmed underground maps, primarily from Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, Michigan. Also includes an index for the aperature cards.
MS-706 United States Bureau of Mines Arizona Mining Films
Films, undated, of copper mining, refining, leaching and smelting in Arizona by the United States Bureau of Mines at locations owned by the Phelps Dodge Corporation.
MS-707 Quincy Mining Company Housing Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1998, black-and-white photographs taken in 1998 by Nancy Fisher documenting the remaining Quincy Mining Company housing in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Also includes photocopies of maps showing the different housing locations on Quincy Hill including Limerick, Pewabic, Lower Pewabic, and Sing Sing.
MS-708 Italians in the Copper Country Research Papers
Research papers, before 2004, pertaining to Italian immigrants in Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes research notes, census data and oral history tapes.
MS-709 John Forester Letters
Letters, after 1864-before 1899, written by John H. Forester to the editor of the Portage Lake Mining Gazette, a local paper published between 1864 and 1899 in Houghton, Michigan. Written as recollections of early life in the Copper Country of Michigan, always signed as “A Pioneer”.
MS-710 “Here’s Isle Royale” Manuscript
Manuscript, circa 1968, typescript manuscript of “Here’s Isle Royale,” a history of Isle Royale National Park written by Ben Chynoweth.
MS-711 “Red Metal: The Calumet and Hecla Story” Manuscript
Manuscript, before 1952, for the book “Red Metal: The Calumet and Hecla Story” by C. Harry Benedict. Includes 20 unopened copies of the printed book as well as printer’s plates for the book’s illustrations.
MS-712 Teaching Experiences in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Oral History Project
Oral history project, 1914-1972, includes oral history tape recordings, partial transcriptions, field notes and reports from interactions with ten teachers from towns across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in collaboration with Northern Michigan University.
MS-713 Houghton County Corporations’ Annual Reports
Annual reports, 1910-1953, filed with Houghton County by local corporations in Houghton County, Michigan. Some of the included reports are for nonprofit organizations. Companies, corporations, and non-profit organizations, by law, had to file two copies of these reports. One copy went to the state, while the other stayed in the county. The information on the reports regards financial information for the year and names of higher-ranking officials within the companies.
MS-714 Algomah Mining Company Records
Records, 1913-1920, of the Algomah Mining Company of Mass City, Michigan. Includes minutes of the stockholder meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.
MS-715 Keweenaw Printing Company Samples
Samples, circa 1907-circa 1972, of printed material from the Keweenaw Printing Company. Includes menus, entertainment programs, business brochures and cards and programs for various local clubs, organizations and unions.
MS-716 Franklin Mining Company Records
Records, 1875-1878, of the Franklin Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan. Includes two bound volumes of cost sheets for the mine, detailing the operational costs associated with the mine.
MS-717 Scott Print Shop Samples
Samples, 1908-1970, of printed material from the Scott Print Shop in Calumet, Michigan. Includes theater programs, advertisements, business stationary, brochures and signs as well as cards, invitations and programs for various local clubs and organizations. Also includes political signs, union meeting notices and strike ballots.
MS-718 Socrates Antioho Oral History Interview
Oral history interview, 1974, with Socrates Antioho, a Calumet, Michigan resident and Greek immigrant. Includes audiocassettes as well as a typed transcript.
MS-719 Joseph Donnelly Manuscript Collection
Collection, manuscript and research notes written by Joseph Donnelly on the development of child guidance and mental health programs in the Copper Country, specifically on the Child Guidance Clinic of which he was instrumental in founding. The clinic was moved from St. Joseph’s Hospital to the Copper Country Mental Health Center, of which Donnelly was a director.
MS-720 Endicott R. Lovell Correspondence
Correspondence, circa 1927 to circa 1940, of Endicott R. Lovell. Includes correspondence relating to Michigan College of Mining and Technology (later Michigan Technological University), University of Michigan, Phillips Exeter Academy, Calumet & Hecla Smelting Works, financial transactions and travel.
MS-721 Apostolic Lutheran Mission Papers
Papers, 1974-1978, of the Apostolic Lutheran Mission, the Lutheran church established by Finnish-Americans in Calumet, Michigan. Includes newsletters in both Finnish and English with religious articles as well as details of church schedules and other activities of the mission.
MS-722 Bosch Brewing Company Delivery Log
Delivery log, 1915-1916, of the Bosch Brewing Company. Details delivery schedule of beer for Hancock, Michigan. Indicates date of delivery, customer names, number of barrels ordered and any payments received.
MS-723 Swicegood Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1911, includes photographs and postcards documenting Michigan College of Mines classes and class reunions, boating scenes with some lifeboats and the local buildings and people.
MS-724 Flora Baumgartner Diary
Diary, 1899-1905, of Flora Baumgartner (Mrs. P.G. Baumgartner), a resident of the Copper Country, Michigan.
MS-725 Van Den Beldt Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1912-circa 1974, of unidentified family’s snapshots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Includes family, recreational and scenic snapshots in Houghton, Calumet, Ontonagon County, Freda, Eagle Harbor and Hurontown. Also includes company housing shots in Hurontown, scenes from the CITY OF BANGOR (built 1896) shipwreck of 1926, Winter Carnival at Michigan Technological University and the Michigan State Militia encampment in Calumet, during the 1913 copper miners strike.
MS-726 Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Contracts
Contracts, 1904-1928, between Michigan Bell Telephone Co. and various customers. Includes service station contracts, exchange service station contracts, exchange contracts for four party line service and extension telephone contracts as well as some correspondence.
MS-727 Huron Creek Watershed Student Papers
Student papers, undated, on the future of the Huron Creek, south of Houghton, Michigan. Students are from the Copper Country Intermediate School District which comprises Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties.
MS-728 Care Family Papers
Papers, 1913-Circa 1918, of the Care family of Painesdale, Michigan. Includes a certificate of naturalization for Richard James Care with wife, Constance, and daughter, Gladys, mentioned as well as a baptismal certicate. Also includes photographs of James, Constance, and Gladys in addition to a silver child’s cup with a monogrammed “G” and several lodge ribbons.
MS-729 Arizona & Michigan Mining Company Research Collection
Research collection, before 2004, contains research notes, photographs and other material relating to research conducted by Erik C. Nordberg and Frank Lewis Orrell into the history of the Arizona & Michigan Mining Company, as well as other links between mining in these two states.
MS-730 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad Buildings Engineering Field Notes
Engineering field notes, circa 1916, from the Interstate Commerce Commission Bureau of Valuation’s survey of railroad structures. Includes photocopies from the National Archives and Records Administration of building survey sheets with descriptions, photographs and floor and elevation plans of buildings owned by the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad, such as the depot in Calumet originally constructed by the Mineral Range Railroad.
MS-731 West Houghton Neighborhood Association Records
Collection, 1893-2001, of the West Houghton Neighborhood Association, Houghton, Michigan. The bulk of dates is 1998-2001 and includes meeting minutes, project documents, organizational bylaws as well as other organizational records.
MS-732 Jay A. Hubbell Speeches
Speeches, 1869-1882, given by Jay A. Hubbell. Includes copies of six printed speeches, the majority given while Hubbell was serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
MS-733 Norwegian Fremad Society Membership Records
Records, 1890-1915, membership records of the Norwegian Fremad Society, a reading society in Calumet, Michigan. Pages are photocopies of ledger pages.
MS-734 First National Bank of Calumet Ledger
Ledger, 1886-1889, expense ledger of the First National Bank of Calumet in Calumet, Michigan.
MS-735 Calumet Area Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, of the Calumet, Michigan area including the “Calumet Encampment,” Freda beach and various unidentified people. The “Calumet Encampment” may be the National Guard encampment at Calumet, Michigan during the 1913 Copper Miners’ strike.
MS-737 Electrical Self-potential Geophysical Prospecting Records
Records, undated, on the use of electrical self-potential geophysical prospecting as well as other dowsing techniques to locate copper and gold deposits in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
MS-738 Mary Ann Rule Letter
Letter, 1905, transcription of a copy of a letter written by Mary Ann Rule as a reminiscence of her life, including her time as a resident of Keweenaw County, Michigan from 1855 to 1860.
MS-739 Leo H. Roy Collection
Collection, 1952-2004, compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections contains biographical information on the life of Leo H. Roy, Michigan Technological University alumnus and state senator for the four-county Copper Country district. Includes scans of newspaper clippings, photographs and other material describing the life of Leo H. Roy. Also contains supporting information for the nomination of Leo H. Roy to the Michigan Technological University’s Sports Hall of Fame.
MS-741 Jacobsville Community Club Records
Records, 1973-2000, of the Jacobsville Community Club of Jacobsville, Michigan. Includes the constitution and by-laws of the club, calendars, correspondence, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, a membership card valid for 1984-1985, financial reports, flyers, and other ephemera.
MS-742 Michigan Office of Civil Defense Records
Records, circa 1953-circa 1961, of the Michigan Office of Civil Defense in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. Includes a typed overview of the organization structure of the state office as well as flyers listing the civil defense ground observers and their contact information for Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties.
MS-743 Cliff Mine Excavation Report
Report, 1973-2005, on the archaeological excavation of Site 20 KE 53, Cliff Mine in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, done in 1973 by Eleanor Andrews, at that time on the faculty of Michigan Technological University’s Department of Social Sciences. Includes the final report, maps, references, bibliographies, research notes and field notes and material.
MS-744 Spitsbergen Photograph Album
Photograph album, 1910-circa 1923, with photographs of Spitsbergen, Norway. Includes images of villages, docks, landscapes and mining operations. Several images are from other regions of Norway, including Tromso and feature May Day and Independence Day celebrations.
MS-745 Upper Peninsula Fisheries Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1957-circa 1965, of the U.P. Fisheries, Inc., a fisherman-owned co-operative in Hancock, Michigan. Includes photographs of the processing building, equipment and workers in the cleaning, filleting and packaging room. U.P. Fisheries, Inc. is probably a subsequent name of Lake Superior Fisheries, a fisherman-owned co-operative active during the 1940s.
MS-746 Copper Range Historical Society Records
Records, 1988-2006, of the Copper Range Historical Society of South Range, Michigan. The Society is responsible for running the Copper Range Historical Museum in South Range. Includes minutes, annual reports, agendas, financial records, memberships lists, correspondence, newsletters, and project files.
MS-747 Bill Stewart Papers
Papers, 1906-2002, collected by Bill Stewart relating to the “Keweenaw Venture” joint operation between Homestake Copper Company and International Nickel Company. Also includes documentation from Stewart Holdings, Peninsula Copper Industries, Great Lakes Minerals, and several other mining initiatives.
MS-748 Johnson Vivian, Jr. Research Papers
Research papers, circa 1915-circa 1936, of Charles Stetter on Vivian Johnson, Jr., a prominent resident of Laurium, Michigan and on the Vivian house and the Vivian Block building, both in Laurium. Includes what appears to be an oral history transcript as well as documents, photographs and clippings.
MS-749 Central Mine Research Papers
Research papers, 1907-2002, of Charles Stetter on Central Mine, Michigan, including information about the Central Mine Methodist Episcopal Church. Includes photographs, photocopies, research notes, clippings and manuscript documents.
MS-750 Keweenaw National Historical Park Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper clippings, undated, about the Keweenaw National Historical Park, collected by R. Charles Stetter, a resident of Calumet, Michigan and an amateur historian of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
MS-751 Copper Country Store Ledgers
Store ledgers, 1868-1888, from unidentified stores in Michigan’s Copper Country. While the seven ledgers probably come from different stores, they all appear to have been general stores, selling a variety of goods from foodstuffs to hardware. The corporate customers listed indicate the general geographical area as the Copper Country.
MS-752 Charles Stetter Collection
Collection, undated, contains personal papers of Charles Stetter as well as photographs and framed objects. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, research documents, and photographs. Framed objects include a pastel portrait of Charles Stetter by Janet Niemala, a collage of photographs of Ruby Stetter and a photograph and letter from President Ronald Reagan.
MS-753 F. Peter Ambrosiani Mining Contacts
Contacts, undated, of F. Peter Ambrosiani, a professional mining engineer and 1938 graduate of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a notebook with handwritten entries for mining companies of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula primarily with their chief officers, superintendents, engineers and agents listed. Probably associated with Ambrosiani’s job with Jeffrey Manufacturing Company where he was the sales manager for the Western Mining Territories.
MS-754 Copper Country Audubon Club Newsletters
Newsletters, 1993-, of the Copper Country Audubon Club, the Houghton, Michigan chapter of Michigan Audubon. Includes copies of “Brockway Lookout” from 1993 through 2006 with additional copies added as available. Also includes a partial history of the club.
MS-755 Portage Coal & Dock Company Ledger
Ledger, 1903-1924, of the Portage Coal and Dock Company located in Ripley, Michigan. Includes financial records for expenditures, bills payable and bills receivable as well as records for the Hancock and Calumet retail branches, rents, dock repairs, hard and soft coal sales and some corporate accounts.
MS-756 Aerial Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, of aerial photographs of Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
MS-757 Houghton Post Office Collection
Collection, 1905-1953, from the Houghton Post Office in Houghton, Michigan. Includes copies of newspaper articles concerning the Houghton Post Office, postal rates, employees of the postal service and other related history.
MS-758 “Players of the International Hockey League” Manuscript
Manuscript, 2004, with the text written by Ernie Fitzsimmons and other material compiled by James Milks. Includes an unpublished manuscript, “Players of the International Hockey League (1904-1907),” with hockey player sheets printed from the Society for International Hockey Research’s statistical database. The paper was presented at the Society for International Hockey Research annual meeting in 2004.
MS-759 Pentti Family Farm Chronology
Chronology, updated 2007, of the Pentti family and the Pentti Family Farm of Kenton, Michigan. Includes the major events in the Pentti family’s history as well as the events leading up to their purchase and operation of the farm in Kenton, Michigan. Begins in 1870 when the Chicago and Northwestern Railway transferred the property to the State of Michigan and ends in 1964 with the death of Sophia Pentti. Lists births, deaths and marriages of the Pentti family as well as employment history with some photocopied photographs and documents included. Also notes events of national significance (i.e. Henry Ford opens assembly line, Prohibition begins, US enters World War I, etc.).
MS-760 Allouez Township Records
Records, 1867-1925, of Allouez Township in Michigan. Collection is photocopies of original records, including minutes of the Township Board, register of voters and an account book that contains a list of books in Township Library.
MS-761 “Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways” Calumet Programming Records
Records, 2007, of the local steering committee of the “Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways” exhibit in Calumet, Michigan. Committee members included Julia Blair, Alison K. Hoagland and Erik Nordberg. Includes minutes of committee and public meetings and promotional materials developed by the steering committee to advertise the events as well as reports and other documents. Promotional materials include buttons and vinyl banners.
MS-762 Redridge Dam Records
(now part of MS-080 Copper Range Company Records)
Records, circa 1951-circa 1979, concerning the disposition of the Redridge dam and emergency repair efforts. Includes correspondence, documents from both the Copper Range Company and Stanton Township and photographs.
MS-763 Broadcasting in the Copper Country Ephemera
Ephemera, 1996-2007, compiled by Roland Bruce Burgan on the history of radio and television broadcasting in Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes newspaper clippings as well as other printed ephemera.
MS-764 911 Service in the Copper Country Ephemera
Ephemera, undated, compiled by Roland Bruce Burgan on the history of 911 emergency service in Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes newspaper clippings as well as other printed ephemera.
MS-765 Houghton County Jail Construction Proposal Records
Records, 1999-2002, contains committee minutes, construction proposals, and plans for the Houghton County Courthouse, Sheriff’s Department, and Jail facilities renovations for Houghton County, Michigan.
MS-766 Houghton High School Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, before 1989, of photographs of Houghton High School, located in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of the Houghton High School fireplace and tile detail over a door taken sometime before the demolition following the construction and opening of a new high school in 1989.
MS-767 Houghton County Corporation Stockholder Lists
Lists, 1915-1921, of stockholders in corporations operating in Houghton County, Michigan. Lists include personal information such as names and addresses of the stockholders as well as how many shares of common and preferred stock they own.
MS-768 Houghton County Election Collection
Collection, 1898-1938, of election materials from Houghton County, Michigan. Includes results from local, primary, presidential and special elections as well as town notices, posters, advertisements, propaganda, lists of registered voters, lists of delegates, pamphlets of electoral procedures, voting results and other ephemera pertaining to elections.
MS-769 Houghton County Juror Lists
Lists, 1883-1943, of jurors that were summoned for courts operating within Houghton County, Michigan. Includes the names and precincts of the individuals that were summoned and the date in which they were to serve on the jury. Also includes witness and juror certificates that confirm the jury member did complete their duty and were compensated for their time and distance traveled.
MS-770 A. L. Dickerman Photograph Album
Photograph album, circa 1913, with scenes of Houghton and Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, taken by A.L. Dickerman, a mining engineer. Includes photographs of the Mayflower, Old Colony and Wolverine mines as well as scenes from the 1913-1914 Michigan copper miners’ strike.
MS-771 Quincy Mining Company Smelter Theft Letters
Letters, 1923-1924, series of correspondence between a Quincy Mining Company Smelter superintendent and a former worker, Charles Heikkinen, regarding the theft of copper and repayment. Heikkinen contacts the Quincy Mining Company Smelter 16 years after the theft in order to repay the value of 16 pounds of copper.
MS-772 Jorma Kalliokoski Geological Research Papers
Research papers, compiled by Dr. Jorma Kalliokoski pertaining to his research on Jacobsville (Michigan) sandstone, kimberlite and miscellaneous mineral research in the Copper Country and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Includes research notes, maps and drawings.
MS-773 Isabelle Hagen Memorial Scrapbook
Scrapbook, 2007, compiled by Janet Anuta Dalquist commemorating the life of Isabelle Nadeau Hagen, a resident of Houghton, Michigan. Includes service bulletins from the First Presbyterian Church in Houghton, programs from various recitals, photographs and newspaper clippings. Also includes remembrances of Isabelle from friends, musicians, students, parents, actors, directors and choir members.
MS-774 Reverend Robert V. Langseth Ordination Anniversary Video
Video, 2008, of the service celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Reverend Robert V. Langseth, retired long-time pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet, Michigan.
MS-775 William and Maud Rowe Collection
Collection, 1897-1958, of William and Maud (Colenso) Rowe, residents of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Includes Maud’s birth certificate, William’s certificate of citizenship and miner’s certificates from British Columbia as well as household bills, mortgages and contracts.
MS-776 Hiltunen Potato Farm Papers
Papers, 1937-1983, from the Hiltunen Brothers potato farm near Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes photographs, a certificate of attainment documenting producing more than 500 bushels of potatoes per acre as well as clippings from local newspapers.
MS-777 Keweenaw Mountain Lodge & Golf Course Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge & Golf Course in Copper Harbor, Michigan. Includes images of the interior and exterior of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, cabins at the site, the golf course and other area scenes. In addition, it includes a blueprint map of the golf course, a copy of a menu and postcards of Brockway Mountain and highway M-26.
MS-778 Upper Peninsula Hockey Scrapbooks
Scrapbooks, 1934-1952, of newspaper clippings of semi-professional hockey leagues in Michigan’s Copper Country and Upper Peninsula.
MS-779 Lake Superior Fisheries Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1940, of photographs of the Lake Superior Fisheries. Depicts commercial fishing and fish processing in Hancock, Michigan.
MS-780 Nissila Livery and Greenhouse Collection
Collection 1899-1996, consists of financial and operational records, correspondence and photographs relating to the livery and floral businesses operated by the Nissila family of Ripley, Michigan. Also included are photographs and negatives unrelated to the business operations, including negatives taken during the family members’ services in WWII and the Vietnam War.
MS-781 Tribute to Maude Sincock Roberts
Tribute, undated, to Maude Sincock Roberts, a resident of Hancock, Michigan and a TITANIC survivor. Includes biographical information, Maude’s account of her rescue, newspaper clippings and other copies of TITANIC-related ephemera.
MS-782 Calumet High School Commencement Invitation
Invitation, 1917, for the Calumet High School commencement. Includes a list of graduates as well as recognizing the class officers.
MS-783 New Venice Cafe Menu
Menu, circa 1931, from the New Venice Cafe, formerly located in Hancock, Michigan in the Elk’s Temple Building. Offering both classic American dishes as well as Italian fare, the front cover invites the customers to “Dine and Dance”. Joe Fenili is listed as the proprietor.
MS-784 Railroad Tie Patents
Patents, 1906, issued to Thomas R. Hasley of Houghton, Michigan. The patents are for a new and improved railway tie that is described as being cheap to manufacture, relatively light yet strong enough to make it easily handled without the danger of breaking.
MS-785 Lawton Family Collection
Collection, circa 1881-circa 1933, of the Lawton family of Michigan. Includes field notebooks of Charles DeWitt Lawton, written during his tenure as the State of Michigan Commissioner of Mineral Statistics, as well as correspondence of Charles Latham Lawton and Swaby Lawton. Also contains biographical information on family members including Charles Latham Lawton, Swaby Lawton, Nathan Oliver Lawton, Charles E. Wright and Ross Dunbar Blackburn.
MS-786 Sampling Report of the Redridge Tailings
Sampling report, 1945, compiled for the Copper Range Company by the Department of Mineral Dressing at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University). Book 1 of a 3 volume report, includes information about work done to determine the approximate assay and tonnage of the Redridge tailing bank in Redridge, Michigan.
MS-787 Central School Records
Records, 1877-1890, of the Central School in Central Mine, Michigan. Census book records the number of children ages 5-19 in the school district, listing their names and their ages annually.
MS-789 Walter S. Prickett Papers
Papers, 1868-1941, of Walter S. Prickett, a resident and farmer in Sidnaw, Michigan. The majority of this collection is correspondence, but also includes maps, land deeds, farm reports and documents as well as articles and clippings.
MS-791 “Support the Troops March” Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 2003, of the “Support the Troops March,” a parade and rally for the troops in Iraq. Includes photographs and a newspaper article.
MS-792 Northland Historical Consortium Records
Records, 1985-2003, of the Northland Historical Consortium, an informal association of local historical societies, archives and historians in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Central and Western Upper Peninsula. Includes information from meetings.
MS-793 Copper Country in Print : 1843-1968 Bibliography
Bibliography, 1843-1968, compiled by Allen R. Good of sources for Copper Country historical research.
MS-794 Quincy Mining Company and Huron Mining Company Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, featuring glass plate negatives of the Quincy Mining Company in Hancock, Michigan and the Huron Mining Company in Houghton, Michigan. Both mine and mill sites are depicted, as well as other Copper Country locations.
MS-795 Campbell, Hovey, and McGee Family Papers
Papers, circa 1870-circa 1950, of the Campbell, Hovey, and McGee families of Houghton, Michigan. Includes account books, correspondence, photographs, and other family records.
MS-796 Adams Township School Records
Records, 1871-1878, of the Adams Township School in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes daily registers for teachers recording the attendance of every pupil. Lists names and ages of the students as well as their attendance.
MS-797 J. W. Nara Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1892-circa 1920, of J. W. Nara, one of the Copper Country’s first commercial photographers. Includes photographs of Michigan’s Copper Country, capturing the people and places in the midst of the Keweenaw Peninsula’s most productive decades of copper mining.
MS-798 Almon P. Young Papers
Personal papers, circa 1900-circa 1946, of Almon P. Young, a professor at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes personal correspondence, correspondence from India, expense records, scrapbooks, clippings, and other printed ephemera as well as a banner from Purdue University, of which Young was a graduate. In addition to having worked at the Nadiad Industrial Institute, Young did missionary work in India.
MS-799 Oliver A. Farwell Papers
Papers, circa 1880-circa 1940, of Oliver A. Farwell, a famous botanist and grandson of Daniel D. and Lucena Brockway. Includes business and personal correspondence, photographs, and records.
MS-800 John T. McCall Papers
Papers, circa 1900-circa 1940, of John T. McCall, an insurance agent in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, ledgers, photographs, postcards, licenses, receipts, and Houghton High School annuals. Also includes Masonic related items from the Houghton Lodge and other organizations as well as a Miners’ Bulletin broadsheet from the 1913-1914 Copper Miners’ Strike.
MS-801 Nathan O. Lawton Papers
Papers, circa 1910-circa 1949, of Nathan O. Lawton, a graduate of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan and practicing mining engineer. Includes correspondence, field notebooks, maps, records, and other printed ephemera.
MS-802 Florence V. Youngs Papers
Papers, circa 1914-circa 1955, of Florence V. Youngs, wife of Meywin W. Youngs of Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, day books, photograph albums, scrapbooks, financial records, clippings, and condolence cards on the death of Youngs’ husband in 1955. Several scrapbooks cover the World War II era and include newspaper accounts of the war as well as cartoons and illustrations.
MS-803 Valvoja Publishing Company Records
Records, circa 1930-circa 1959, of the Valvoja Publishing Company, the publisher of “Valvoja,” a Finnish, semi-weekly newspaper published in Calumet, Michigan. Includes advertising account ledgers and accounts payable and receivable ledgers.
MS-804 Douglas S. Buchanan Business Records
Business records, circa 1920-1929, of Douglas S. Buchanan, a partner in Hogan & Buchanan, an insurance agency in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, advertisements, receipt books for insulation and weather stripping estimates, and other printed ephemera. Also includes photographs of camping and fishing expeditions.
MS-805 First Baptist Church of Calumet Textbooks
Textbooks, 1921-1934, compiled by the First Baptist Church of Calumet for teaching Sunday school classes. Includes texts for teachers as well as books for students, primarily young adults.
MS-806 Foley Brothers and Company Store Ledger
Ledger, 1866-1876, of the Foley Brothers and Company Store, a general mercantile business in Eagle Harbor, Michigan. Includes records of accounts, charges, and payments by customers.
MS-807 Mine Site Construction Photograph Albums
Photograph albums, 1909-1910, documenting the progress of mine construction at the Winona Copper Company, the King Philip Copper Company, and the Challenge Mine sites in Houghton County, Michigan.
MS-808 Franklin School Records
Records, circa 1915-circa 1940, from the Franklin Township school in Houghton County, Michigan. Includes report cards, attendance records, grade books and work books.
MS-809 Upper Great Lakes Timber, Inc. Records
Records, 1968-1974, of the Upper Great Lakes Timber, Inc., a consortium of forestry leaders formed to work on timber industry issues, including product field testing, cooperative work with small landowners, and other business issues. Its formation led to the Timberman Association, a trade association to represent forestry businesses, and the Michigan Forest Association, focused on the special needs of forest land owners. Records include minutes, reports, employment applications, and other business records.
MS-810 William A. Childs Papers
Papers, 1864-1940, of William A. Childs, a Civil War veteran and long-time employee of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in Calumet, Michigan. Includes a transcription of a portion of Childs’ diary during the Civil War, a history of Copper Harbor by Oliver A. Farwell, and photocopies of letters between sisters Charlotte Farwell and Sarah “Sallie” Scott.
MS-811 Nara Brothers & Pfeifer General Store Ledger
Store ledger, 1899-1904, for the Nara Brothers & Pfeifer General Store in Jacobsville, Michigan.
MS-812 Huss Ontonagon Mill Division Records
Records, 1957-1974, of the Huss Ontonagon Mill Division of Hoerner Boxes, Inc., based in Ontonagon, Michigan. The company operated a pulp mill, power plant, and paper mill in addition to the paperboard mill that was originally operating when the company purchased National Container Corporation’s paperboard mill. Includes correspondence, mill expansion bid information, business studies, and maps.
MS-813 “Italians in the Copper Country” Oral History Interviews
Oral history interviews, 1974, of Italian residents of Michigan’s Copper Country. Interviews by Tony Salani include oral histories by Louis Fredianelli, Leo Lucchesi, Joe Nozero, and Bruno Ricchi.
MS-814 Densham Family Correspondence
Correspondence, 1889-1899, to and from various members of the Densham family as well as from the First National Bank of Ironwood, Michigan regarding the settlement of Francis’ estate after his death at the East Norrie Mine in Ironwood. Also includes some genealogical sources and information about the cave-in that lead to Francis’ death.
MS-815 Frederick J. Haun Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1915-circa 1917, taken by Frederick J. Haun, a resident of Calumet, Michigan. Includes images of local scenery, the village of Calumet, and area mines.
MS-816 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Glass Slide Collection
Collection, mostly undated, of glass slides collected by the Michigan Technological University Archives in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a Michigan College of Mines alumni reunion in 1911, miscellaneous copper and iron mining scenes, a photographic print of the Calumet & Hecla dredge, and images of the ammonia leaching process at the Calumet & Hecla Lake Linden plant.
MS-817 “The Red Metal News” Artwork
Artwork, 1955-1956, created by Lauri Leskinen, an artist and native of Mohawk, Michigan. Includes graphic material for reproduction, composed only of black and white as well as photographs of Calumet and Hecla mining operations. Created for “The Red Metal News,” a monthly newsletter published by and for the employees of the Calumet Division of Calumet & Hecla, Inc.
MS-818 Historic Houghton Walking Tour Research Material
Research material, 2001, for the Historic Houghton Walking Tour, a walking tour of Houghton, Michigan that illustrates the roles of various influences that built and changed the city through the years. There is a virtual tour available on-line that complements the walking tour. Includes research data and text for the walking tour signage. While the project was made possible by the City of Houghton Preservation Committee, the historic research and text was provided by Erik Nordberg, University Archivist at Michigan Technological University. Additional research was completed by undergraduate students in an architecture class taught by professor Kim Hoagland.
MS-819 Upper Peninsula Newspaper Project Records
Records, circa 1987-circa 1989, of the Upper Peninsula Newspaper Project, a joint venture between Central Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. Includes correspondence between project staff as well as with participating communities and potential participants and funding agencies. Also includes reports on the status of the project.
MS-820 Local Public Records Inventory Records
Records, 1975-1976, on the state-wide local records inventory conducted in Michigan. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and under the direction of the Michigan History Division, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections participated in a regional inventory of county and municipal records. Includes correspondence, reports, and inventories.
MS-821 United States Coast Guard Station Telephone Line Records
Records, 1940-1978, of telephone lines for three United States Coast Guard stations in Lake Superior, Michigan: Huron Island, Eagle Harbor, and Portage Entry. Records include location diagrams of poles in relation to surrounding structures, span of cables, kind of material and date set. Also includes Bell System Practices manuals, by AT & T, for private branch exchange installation and maintenance.
MS-822 Jack K. Pastor Papers
Papers, circa 1903-1930, compiled by Jack Pastor, a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes an annual report from the Franklin Mining Company with a handwritten debt dispute and the town budget for Torch Lake in Houghton County, Michigan.
MS-823 Old Settlers Ball and Copper Country Homecoming Collection
Collection, 1874-2004, of the 2004 Old Settlers Ball and the Copper Country Homecoming events in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. Includes contents of a time capsule including information about the first and second Old Settlers balls in 1874 and 1890 as well as the third Old Settlers Ball and Copper Country Homecoming held in 2004. Also includes programs, committee documents, financial records, press releases, clippings, and other printed ephemera from the 2004 organizing committee and symposium.
MS-824 Copper Miners’ Strike Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1913-1914, by J. W. Nara of Calumet, Michigan. Although not true stereographs, the double images depict the 1913-1914 Copper Miners’ Strike in Michigan’s Copper Country, including images from the Italian Hall disaster. Captions are in English and Finnish.
MS-825 Quincy Mining Company Smelting Works Preservation Study
Preservation study, 2002-2003, by the National Park Service of the Quincy Mining Company Smelting Works in Hancock, Michigan. The study produced a preservation and rehabilitation plan for the site. Includes a Historic Land Use Survey by Michigan Technological University as well as critical safety and preservation needs assessment documents, condition and stabilization studies, and alternative use studies.
MS-826 Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal Company Invoices
Invoices, 1870, from Cleveland Rolling Mill Co. billed to Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal Company of Houghton, Michigan. Legislation for construction of the canal was passed in 1861 and created the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal Company.
MS-827 Gundlach Family Collection
Collection, circa 1890s-2003, of the Gundlach family of Houghton, Michigan. Includes business papers and records from the Herman Gundlach, Inc. construction company and the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home as well as personal papers, photograph albums, notebooks, clipping albums, audiovisual materials, and other printed ephemera.
MS-828 St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1920-2005, of the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton, Michigan. Includes school graduation class photographs, Silver Jubilee images, interior and exterior images and images from a restoration project in 2005. Also includes two articles from the Daily Mining Gazette marking the 125th anniversary of the church.
MS-830 Historic Calumet Walking Tour Research Material
Research material, 1979, for the historic walking tour of Calumet, Michigan, “A Step in Time: A Walking Tour of Calumet, Michigan.” Includes brochures, notes and source material, an annotated copy of the 1979 Calumet Downtown Historic District Plan, and a photocopy of and notes from the 1899-1900 Polk Directory for Calumet.
MS-831 “Copper Baron” Board Game
Board game, 1981-1987, developed by Stanley J. Dyl, a resident of Calumet, Michigan. Includes game board, pieces, and rules as well as design notes.
MS-832 Temperance Society of St. Anne’s Church Minutes
Minutes, 1875-1885, of the Temperance Society of St. Anne’s Church in Hancock, Michigan. Includes constitution and some minutes. Volume was also used for other records and contains a listing by age of children for the Hancock Township school census, algebra calculations, toothpaste recipes, school notes, and other unidentified writing.
MS-833 Western U. P. Forest Improvement District Equipment Design Proposal
Design proposal, 1986-1987, for a compact skidder for small logging operations by the Western U. P. Forest Improvement District (doing business as Forest Restoration, Inc. of Pelkie, Michigan). Includes photographs of the VTR 2000 and prototype blueprints as well a written proposal for grant funding, specifications, and a letter of support for the grant proposal.
MS-834 Upper Peninsula Teachers’ Association Meeting Program
Meeting program, 1901, from the Upper Peninsula Teachers’ Association sixth annual meeting in Hancock, Michigan, referred to as the “Copper Country Meeting.” Includes lists of officers, the executive committee, and the local committee and provides the schedule of events for the two day meeting. Also includes handwritten notes commenting on the quality of the speakers and changes to the program and available excursions.
MS-835 Frederick C. Hibbard Biographical Papers
Papers, 1950-1951, about Frederick C. Hibbard, sculptor of the Civil War Soldiers monument in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a list of Hibbard’s works, an article from “Who’s Who in America,” an obituary from the New York Times, and several photographs.
MS-836 Calumet Historic District Collection
Collection, 1974, created by Kathryn Eckert from the Michigan History Division and David Thomas, a native of Calumet, Michigan about the historic district of Calumet. Includes architectural descriptions by Kathryn Eckert and photographs by David Thomas.
MS-837 Copper Country Reading Council Records
Records, 1979-2005, of the Copper Country Reading Council of Hancock, Michigan, a local literacy group. Includes bylaws, directories, membership lists, pamphlets, reading awards, clippings, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MS-838 St. Joseph’s Society of Brotherly Aid Constitution
Constitution, 1904, of the St. Joseph’s Society of Brotherly Aid, a mutual beneficial society for Polish Americans in Bessemer, Michigan. Text is in Polish.
MS-839 Robert W. Van Evera Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1938-1939, of images by Robert W. Van Evera, then a mining engineering student at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Contains images of the daily lives and activities of a group of college friends in the late 1930s, including student life at home and at locations in and near Michigan’s Copper Country.
MS-840 Copper Country Citizens for Recycling Records
Records, 1988-1990, of the Copper Country Citizens for Recycling, a community-based advocacy group in Michigan’s Copper Country concerned with recycling issues and options. Includes correspondence, financial records, clippings, work proposals, meeting agendas, and other printed ephemera.
MS-841 T. Kilgore Splake Collection
Collection, undated, of T. Kilgore Splake, a poet, photographer, and editor from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes photographs and a partial manuscript on the history of copper mining.
MS-842 Atlas Powder Company Records
Records, 1890-1973, from the Atlas Powder Company, an explosives company in Senter, Michigan. Includes correspondence, order receipts, a manual of technical and competitive information, blasting tables, loading guides, and blasting record books.
MS-843 James Chynoweth Papers
Papers, 1899-1979, of James Chynoweth, an early developer of Michigan copper mining. Includes correspondence relating to his mining and business interests. Also includes a reminiscence from his granddaughter, Elizabeth Viola Boersma.
MS-844 Rural Ventures, Inc. Business Papers
Business papers, 1982-1984, created by Rural Ventures, Inc. in support of a tentatively named Snow Country Produce Cooperative, a proposed produce co-op in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Includes a market study and two drafts of a business plan.
MS-845 Alfred Nicholls Cornish Reminiscences
Reminiscences, circa 1909-circa 1937, of Alfred Nicholls, a Cornish miner who emigrated to Michigan’s Copper Country in 1882. Includes stories of the life of the Cornish immigrant at Central Mine and Calumet. Some may be copies of his regular newspaper stories about Central Mine and his romantic look at the town in its working days.
MS-846 Calumet Congregational Church Records
Records, 1897-1945, of the Calumet Congregational Church of Calumet, Michigan. Includes minutes from Consistory meetings, correspondence, financial records, church bulletins, membership lists, clippings, and photographs as well as documents relating to the organ and subsequent iterations of the Calumet Congregational Church as it transformed through the years to the Community Church of Calumet in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church of Calumet.
MS-847 Calumet Theatre Collection
Collection, circa 1970-circa 1983, of the Calumet Theatre in Calumet, Michigan. Includes minutes, agendas, correspondence, budgets and financial records, events and fundraising records, pamphlets, and photographs as well as a history of the theatre.
MS-848 Keweenaw County Taxpayer Announcements
Announcements, circa 1887-1904, of tax information for the residents of Keweenaw County, Michigan. Includes a handbill against state taxes as well as an advisory booklet with the tariff of rates for villages and mines in Keweenaw County.
MS-849 Calumet High School Collection
Collection, 1937-1997, of the Calumet High School in Calumet, Michigan. Includes documents, research notes, historical articles, clippings, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MS-850 Yesteryear House Collection
Collection, 1951-1995, about the “Yesteryear House” in Central Mine, Michigan, a mine clerk’s house that was first rented, and then bought and restored by the Stetter family. It was opened to the public for tours while still maintained as a summer residence for the family. Includes several leases between Reuben Stetter and the Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company, promotional material for the house, a register for visitors, photograph albums, and historic research as well as appraisals from several companies made when Charles Stetter was ready to sell the property.
MS-851 Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region Survey Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1994, of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region, a regional planning support program for the western six counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes photographs and slides in support of an economic diversification study of the Forest Interior Heritage Area in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, specifically logging sites, copper mines and mining sites, agricultural sites, and Native American sites.
MS-852 State of Michigan Sesquicentennial Papers
Papers, 1986-1987, about the celebrations in the Copper Country for Michigan’s sesquicentennial, compiled by Clarence J. Monette, a local historian and resident of Lake Linden, Michigan. The Copper Country Sesquicentennial Coordinating Agency was composed of leaders in industry, history, religion, politics, and education. The Agency had official recognition to act as the clearinghouse for the 150th celebrations. Includes correspondence, photographs, planning documents, grant applications, clippings, and other printed ephemera.
MS-853 Allen Family Genealogy
History, circa 1961, tracing the lineage of George Issac Allen, a millwright at the Champion Copper Mill in Freda, Michigan, buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton, Michigan. Includes published sources, copies of plat maps, genealogical information, and oral history interviews.
MS-854 Hanchette & Lawton Court Case Records
Case records, 1913-1914, of the law firm Hanchette & Lawton of Houghton County, Michigan regarding several incidents surrounding the Copper Miners’ Strike of 1913-1914. In the case People vs. Cooper, et al, the verdict in the case was manslaughter by Copper Range Company deputies of two striking miners, sometimes referred to as the Seeberville murders. Hanchette & Lawton were contacted to investigate the appeal, eventually motioning for a Governor’s pardon. Striking miners were also being evicted from company housing and Hanchette & Lawton represented the Quincy Mining Company during the proceedings and trials. Several public investigations examined the causes and events of the strike. The most important of these was an investigation taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives sparked largely by the Italian Hall disaster, which examined working conditions in Michigan Copper Mines. Hanchette & Lawton corresponded with Quincy Mining Company president, W.R. Todd on this matter, discussing events and tactics. Collection includes court records, inquest documents, private correspondence, photographs, and drawings.
MS-855 Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School Library Board Records
Records, 1976-1988, of the Board of Education for the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School Library in Lake Linden, Michigan. Includes minutes, agendas, and supporting documents.
MS-856 Keweenaw Publishing Regional Publication Papers
Papers, 1983, by Keweenaw Publishing about regional publications. Includes correspondence to local Copper Country writers and photographers soliciting material for the “Guide to Michigan’s Copper Country,” a directory of attractions, museums, points of interest, and events. Also includes articles submitted by Clarence J. Monette, a local historian from Lake Linden, and Jean Petermann Kemp, the curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and clippings from local newspapers with promotions of the guide.
MS-857 Donald L. Nelson Maritime Collection
Collection, 1904-2003, of Donald L. Nelson, a local maritime historian and former lighthouse keeper and retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Includes research files on lighthouses, life saving stations, Coast Guard vessels, and other maritime topics as well as photographs, articles, and books written by Donald Nelson.
MS-858 Ontonagon High School Survey Project Collection
Collection, 1957-1974, of school surveys given to students in the Ontonagon, Michigan high school system by individuals at Michigan State University. These surveys contain personal information, opinions and community views of high school students. There are also follow-up surveys for the same students, several years later. Includes instructions, survey booklets, data collections, code keys, and overall plans of the project. Since this collection contains personal information, much of it is restricted and can only be viewed by arrangement with the archivist.
MS-859 “History of Pequaming” Research Collection
Collection, circa 1998, of research notes and drafts for the book “The History of Pequaming” by Earl L. Doyle and Ruth B. MacFarlane. Often considered the most famous ghost town in Michigan, the complete story of Pequaming is told from the time of Native American settlement, through the Henry Ford “model community” era, and up to the present. Includes correspondence, manuscript drafts, notes, clippings, financial records, maps, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MS-860 Michigan Department of Agriculture Farm Directories
Directories, 1973-1997, published yearly by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The directories are a guide to pick-your-own farms and roadside farm markets. Includes addresses, directions, hours of operation, and available crops. Later editions also include a guide to wineries and some recipes.
MS-861 Ruth Ann Miller Tragedy Papers
Papers, 1966, chronicling the tragic death of 7-year old Ruth Ann Miller. Miller was playing around the abandoned No. 4 shaft of the Tamarack Mine in Houghton County, Michigan when she slipped under its cap and fell to her death. Includes photocopies and scans from local and regional papers about the accident and the subsequent unsuccessful attempts at rescue and recovery. Also includes newspaper accounts about the vandalism of the memorial erected at the site.
MS-862 Copper Tariff of 1932 Papers
Papers, 1932, about the copper tariff of 1932, a protectionist measure to support the copper producers in the United States. Includes a statement to stockholders of copper mining companies from A. E. Peterman, the attorney for the Calumet & Hecla Consolidated Copper Company, encouraging them to support the tariff and contact their members of Congress. Also includes a brochure, “Some facts about copper and its need for tariff protection,” prepared by A. E. Peterman with support from copper companies in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Montana, Arizona, and Tennessee as well as a copy of the bill proposed by Congressman W. Frank James of Michigan that would place a tariff on imported copper. The three documents were sent together to all stockholders of copper companies in order to garner support.
MS-864 Michigan State University Extension Annual Reports
Annual reports, 1913-1945, for the Houghton-Keweenaw County branch of the Michigan State University Extension program. Includes the annual reports of the agricultural agent for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties as well as reports from local 4-H club agents.
MS-868 Copper Country Chamber of Commerce Records
Records, 1903-0970, of the Copper Country Chamber of Commerce in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, tourist inquiries, event information files, business directories, financial records, and other printed ephemera.
MS-869 Victoria Copper Mining Company Records
Records, 1866-1931, of the Victoria Copper Mining Company in Ontonagon County, Michigan. Includes correspondence, financial records, time sheets, cost sheets, invoices, accident reports, field books, and mine notes and daily reports as well as records pertaining to the Victoria Dam and water-powered air compressor.
MS-870 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Map Collection
Collection, 1855-present, of maps compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. This historical map collection is composed of lake survey charts, mineral and mining, land ownership, topographical and road maps dating from 1855 to the present. An important series of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are available on microfilm, charting Keweenaw Peninsula towns and mining locations in great detail for the period 1884-1949.
MS-871 Nordberg Manufacturing Company Engineering Blueprints Collection
Blueprints, circa 1890-circa 1946, of the Nordberg Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes blueprints of valve engines, pumps, hoists, compressors, and similar equipment, much of which was used by mining companies in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
MS-872 Schoolcraft Township Register of Deaths
Register, 1898-1920, of deaths recorded in Schoolcraft Township in Houghton County, Michigan.
MS-873 Rock of Ages Lighthouse Logbook
Logbook, 1939-1945, for the Rock of Ages Lighthouse, a U.S. Coast Guard maintained lighthouse west of Isle Royale in Michigan’s Keweenaw County.
MS-874 Douglass Houghton Papers
Papers, 1830-1846, of Douglass Houghton, Michigan’s first state geologist as well as a physician and scientist. Includes correspondence, survey maps, geological field notes for the interior Lower Peninsula, the shorelines of the Lower and Upper Peninsulas, and the southern shoreline of Lake Superior, Isle Royale, and the Upper Peninsula. Also includes a calendar and a small index volume with names.
MS-875 Copper Harbor Light Station Accounts
Accounts, 1894-1925, of the United States Coast Guard at the Copper Harbor Light Station in Copper Harbor, Michigan. Includes daily expenditures and daily accounts of stores as well as the general account of supplies for Gull Rock Light Station, located off the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Also includes an unidentified ship’s log.
MS-876 City of Bangor Logbook
Logbook, circa 1926, of the steamer City of Bangor (built 1896). Converted to an automobile carrier in 1925, the steamer went aground off Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula in November, 1926. Several automobiles were lost; however, the crew and the remainder of the cargo were rescued, although it took until February to free the autos from the ice. Logbook records location and weather conditions, as well as progress made at various intervals during the day. Also includes remarks about weather, delays, and cargo.
MS-877 Faith Lutheran Church Records
Records, 1854-1988, of Faith Lutheran Church of Calumet, Michigan. Also includes records from the Bethlehem Finnish Evangelical Church, Carmel Evangelical Swedish Lutheran Church, and First Norwegian Lutheran Church. Includes minutes, church newsletters, financial records, building planning reports, yearbooks, membership lists, birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records, and other printed ephemera. In addition to English, records appear in Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
MS-878 Frances Hoffman Collection Collection, 1908-1910, of Rufus R. Goodell, a prominent businessman in Houghton, Michigan. Includes business correspondence to and from Goodell in a letterpress book.
MS-879 Nancy Harkness Love Research Collection
Research collection, undated, about Nancy Harkness Love, compiled by Richard M. Rupley, a professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan and local historian. Nancy Harkness Love was an American pilot and commander during World War II and is credited with the creation of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and its successor organization, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Includes correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and research notes.
MS-880 Copper Country Suzuki Association Records
Records, 1976-2007, of the Copper Country Suzuki Association, an organization dedicated to music education for the youth of Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, grant applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, employee records, and concert and recital announcements.
MS-881 Great Lakes Boat Works, Incorporated Papers
Papers, 1959-1962, including financial reports, correspondence and stock certificate of the Great Lakes Boat Works Incorporated. The Great Lakes Boat Works operated in Dollar Bay, MI.
MS-882 Adventure Mine Records
Records, 1845-2003, of the Adventure Mining Company, the Adventure Copper Company, the Adventure Consolidated Copper Company, and the modern Adventure Mining Company in Ontonagon County, Michigan. Includes company reports, claims, correspondence, permits, contracts, payroll books, clippings, maps, and other printed ephemera.
MS-884 F. Peter Ambrosiani Photograph Collection
Negatives taken by F. Peter Ambrosiani while a student at Michigan Technological University, 1934-1938.
MS-885 Jacobsville Volunteer Fire Department Collection
Collection, 1950-1989, of the Jacobsville Volunteer Fire Department in Jacobsville, Michigan. The fire department ceased operation in the 1980s; this collection includes records from its inception in 1950 through its demise. Includes financial records, minutes, correspondence, and other printed ephemera.
MS-886 Ivy Rebekah Lodge #163 Minutes
Minutes, 1952-1955, of Ivy Rebekah Lodge # 163, a chapter of the fraternal order residing in Lake Linden, Michigan.
MS-887 World War II Ration Books
World War II ration books, published by the United States Office of Price Administration and issued to Paul P. Dennis and Thomas J. Dennis of Hancock, Michigan. Includes unused stamps for consumer goods and foods.
MS-888 School Song Knapsack : a collection of songs for common schools
School songbook, “School Song Knapsack : a collection of songs for common schools,” 1918, compiled by H. R. Pattengill, Michigan’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and publisher of the Michigan School Moderator.
MS-889 da Rutabaga
Satirical newspaper, “da Rutabaga,” September 2010 issue, published by the Keweenaw Press of Houghton, Michigan.
MS-891 Hennes Family Collection
Collection, 1860-1901, of the Hennes family, owners of several general stores in Michigan’s Copper Country. Includes an original diary as well as transcribed and translated diaries of Louis Hennes. Also contains photographs, business records, clippings, and digitized photographs and documents.
MS-892 Pine Mountain Music Festival Collection
Collection, 2011, of material relating to Pine Mountain Music Festival’s production and premiere of “Rockland: The Opera,” an original opera based on events in 1906 in the copper mining town of Rockland, Michigan, when Finnish miners went on strike over wages and working conditions. Includes souvenir programs and promotional material relating the “Rockland, the Opera,” as well as promotional material for season 21 of the Pine Mountain Music Festival.
MS-893 Druggist’s Prescription Notebook
Prescription notebook, circa 1900s, probably for druggist George H. Nichols of Hancock, Michigan. Includes notebook with formulas and ingredients for prescriptions as well as scripts from local physicians. Nichols had the scripts preprinted for the doctors with his address on the back to fill the prescription.
MS-894 Delaware Copper Mining Company Contract Book
Contract book, 1876, of the Delaware Copper Mining Company of Delaware, Michigan. The mine also operated under the names Northwest Copper Company, Pennsylvania Mining Company, and Conglomerate Mining Company between 1847 and 1887. Contract book includes names of the miners, as well as the type of work contracted for and the rate to be paid.
MS-895 The Diapason
“The Diapason,” May 2012, an international magazine devoted to the organ, the harpsichord, the carillon, and church music. Includes article by Janet Anuta Dalquist about the organ at St. Albert the Great University Parish in Houghton, Michigan. “An Update on the Organs of the Keweenaw” details the restoration work on the A. B. Felgemaker organ which was built in 1882 for a Lutheran church in Wisconsin before making its way to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
MS-896 Report on Physical Property of the Houghton Country Traction Company
Volume, November 1920, detailing the physical property of the Houghton County Traction Company, a street-railroad that ran between Houghton and just north of Mohawk in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The report was written by John Ralph, Jr., superintendent of the company.
MS-898 Kauppi Family Collection
Photographs, circa 1925-circa 1997, of the Kauppi family’s commercial fishing operations in Gay and Copper Harbor, Michigan, as well as their subsequent passenger service and ferry service between Copper Harbor and Isle Royale.
MS-899 Letter from War Department, United States Engineer Office, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Letter, May 17, 1920, from an unidentified father to his daughter, Mary. On letterhead from the War Department, United States Engineer Office in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the letter includes local news, including a description of a fire that destroyed a local high school and news from the local country club.
MS-900 Manila Gipp Collection
Collection, 1961-2003, detailing the career of Manila Gipp, a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. During her 33 year career at the Calumet Public Hospital, Gipp served as a nurse, nursing supervisor, and hospital administrator. Includes photographs and newspaper clippings.
MS-901 Hans E. Fredeen Collection
Collection, 1940-2008, detailing the life of Hans E. Fredeen, a science teacher raised in Marquette, Michigan. Fredeen was born in Sweden and emigrated as a small child. He visited Isle Royale frequently as a young man, eventually writing a history of the area. Fredeen was also active with the Boy Scouts of America as a scout, scoutmaster, handicraft instructor, or Assistant Director at the summer Boy Scouts of America camps in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Includes genealogies, biographies, clippings, postcards, and several articles on Isle Royale and the Boy Scouts written by Hans E. Fredeen.
MS-902 Mackinac Bridge Collection
Collection, 2007-2009, of material about the Mackinac Bridge, the bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Includes a special edition of Michigan History magazine, “The Mighty Mac at 50,” July/August 2007 as well as the nomination package compiled by the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers which was looking to recognize the Mackinac Bridge as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in September 2009.
MS-903 “Miniatures” Souvenir Photograph Album
Photograph album, 1906, of miniature photographs of Houghton, Michigan. Fifteen of the leaves are strip folded accordion style, with the first leaf mounted on the portfolio-like cover, two remaining leaves are mounted on the flaps of the cover. Illustrations include copper mining, landscape scenery, and various street scenes.
MS-904 Douglass Houghton Postmark Cancellation Collection
Postmark cancellations, November 7, 2009, celebrating the bicentennial of Douglass Houghton’s birth. The United States Postal Service held a special ceremony at the Douglass Houghton Hall Station at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, stamping cancellations for local dignitaries, speakers, guests, and many descendants of Douglass Houghton.
MS-905 Huron Dam Disaster Collection
The Huron Mining Company constructed a dam to provide power for their stamp mill around 1863. On January 1, 1884, the dam suddenly burst, destroying two homes and killing six people. A committee, which included Houghton County Clerk Thomas D. Meads, was formed to search for bodies and provide aid to victims. The collection consists of a list of people who searched for bodies after the dam collapse and various payment notes. The material was created by Thomas D. Meads, either as a member of the relief committee or in his role as county clerk.
MS-906 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Facilities Research Papers
Research papers, 1980-1991, covering the process of locating low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities in Michigan and the public reaction to the plan. Includes background information on radioactive waste disposal and its effects, reports, and criterial and governmental regulations for disposal. Also includes clippings, newsletters, and publications documenting the contentious public debate.
MS-907 Tossava Family Collection
Collection, 1897-1960, consists of record books, ledgers, photographs, and lease information concerning the Finnish Workmen’s Co-Operative Company and the Kearsarge Store Company in Kearsarge, Michigan, managed by Matthew Tossava and Charles Tossava respectively. Also included in the collection are items detailing the lives and interests of the Tossava family including cookbooks, poultry magazines, government agriculture publications, Scholastic magazines, and correspondence school materials.
MS-909 David S. Coon Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence
Collection, 1846-1954, contains newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to the history of the Copper Country compiled by David S. Coon, a Hancock, Michigan native and business owner.
MS-910 Ollila Household Account Ledgers
Account Ledgers, 1946-1974, kept for the household accounts of the Ollila family of Houghton County, Michigan. The family account books were kept by Sally Maria Wilhelmina Piippo Ollila. The collection includes seven account books which kept track of family income and expenditures from the time period as well as some correspondence, receipts, and a form related to purchases and payments.
MS-911 Mihelcic and Reagan Family Papers
Papers, 1913-1979, of the Mihelcic and Reagan families of Houghton County, Michigan. The collection includes academic, personal, and professional materials of the Reagan and Mihelcic families. Houghton, Isle Royale, Ripley, and Trimountain are the prominent areas of interest as the families resided and vacationed in these areas. The collection contains photographs, a book, booklets, clippings, memorabilia, paychecks, and other ephemera.
MS-912 Copper Country Survey Records
Records, 2012-2013, of the Copper Country Survey, a historic preservation project which surveyed above-ground structures and historic resources in Keweenaw, Houghton, and Ontonagon counties as well as northwestern Baraga county. The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission oversaw the survey. The reports contain information about the historic resources identified over the course of the project. The Final Report and Historic Preservation Plan identifies critical issues for historic preservation in the Copper Country and discusses goals that address those issues. The collection includes interim and final reports and DVDs. The DVDs contain digital photographs, maps, survey forms, worksheets, databases, and copies of the reports.
MS-913 Combo Family Genealogy
Histories, 1994-2002, tracing the lineage of the Combo family, originally from County Cork, Ireland and later Houghton, Michigan. The collection includes a Combo family history book created for the 2002 family reunion, pedigree charts, notes, transcribed articles, obituaries, and other ephemera.
MS-916 Baril Family Genealogy
Genealogy, 1992-2007, of the Baril family lineage. The genealogical research was compiled into a book called “Our Family,” written by Mary Jean Schoos-Wiitanen. “Our Family” traces several branches of the Baril, Turcotte, Houle, Rivard, Lanouette, Schoos, and Sanchegrin family names as the family migrated from France to Canada, and then eventually the United States. Family members have settled in various parts of the United States with some establishing permanent residence in Hancock and Lake Linden, Michigan.This collection includes loose, printout pages of the book “Our Family.”
MS-917 United States Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite Investigation Report and Photograph
Investigation Report and Photograph, 1989-1990, detailing the grounding of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite, which was grounded near Keweenaw Point in Lake Superior, December 4, 1989. The report contains the official findings of the investigation into the grounding of the USCGC Mesquite. The report includes witness statements, weather reports and navigation logs. There is also a photograph of when the ship was deliberately sunk on July 14, 1990.
MS-918 Harvey William Raymond Papers
Papers, 1902-1928, bulk dates 1918-1919, documenting the personal life and military experiences of Harvey William Raymond of Baraga, Michigan. The collection includes correspondence, especially between Harvey and his wife Ruth, photographs, certificates, and other printed ephemera.
MS-920 Brodeur and Banks Family Papers
Papers, 1889-1976, documenting the family history of the Brodeur and Banks family, primarily Alvin J. Brodeur and Esther Ruby Banks and various family travels. The majority of the collection is comprised of family scrapbooks documenting national and internationl travel in the mid-twentieth century. The collection also includes correspondence, creative writing in the form of short stories, poetry, and plays, certificates, diplomas, and loose photographs.
MS-921 Bosch Brewing Company Photographs
Photographs, circa 1950, from the Bosch Brewing Company of Houghton County Michigan. Subject matter includes employee group photographs and an example of a company postcard showcasing the company’s Houghton plant on the Portage canal.
MS-922 Houghton/Keweenaw County Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Ceremonies Program
Program, 2014, from the ceremonies of the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial order of events that took place at the Legion Field in Calumet, Michigan July 10 through July 14. The program includes a list of scheduled activities, poems, and an alphabetical list of the fallen soldiers from the Copper Country.
MS-923 Frances Mary Potter Photograph Album Collection
Photograph albums, 1946, compiled by Frances Mary Potter during extended summer travel in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with brief stops in northern Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. Includes two photograph albums.
MS-924 Dr. Robert and Ruth Nara Collection
Collection, 1972-2012, of personal and professional importance compiled by Dr. Robert and Ruth Nara. The collection includes professional materials and publications created for or by Dr. Robert Nara, D.D.S. and his professional dental practice Oramedics in Houghton, Michigan. There is also a family history album that includes the story of his life and marriage to Ruth Nara. The collection includes books, booklets, memorabilia, newsletters, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera.
MS-925 Quincy Mine Hoist No. 2 Photograph Collection
Photographs, circa 1910, depicting the construction and interiors of the Quincy Mine Hoist No. 2. Included are 23 black and white photographs.
MS-926 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hecla Lodge 90 Financial Ledger
Ledger, 1940-1967, documenting the expenditures of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hecla Lodge, No. 90, in Calumet, Michigan. Contents include a bound financial ledger and some miscellaneous printed ephemera.
MTU-001 Michigan Technological University Senate Records
Records, 1958-present, of the University Senate (formerly the Faculty Senate) of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes handbooks, annual reports to the faculty, minutes of meetings, committee reports, proposals, and memos.
MTU-002 Alberta Sawmill / Ford Forestry Center Collection
Collection, 1921-1998, compiled by Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections contains manuscript material and photographs documenting a sawmill developed by the Ford Motor Company in Alberta, Michigan and its subsequent reincarnation as the Ford Forestry Center, a learning center for the School of Forestry and Wood Products at Michigan Technological University. Also includes oversize plat books and timber records denoting reserves, ownership and type of growth.
MTU-003 William Hockings Research Papers
Papers, 1949-1983, of William A. Hockings, an assistant professor of mineral research and assistant director of the Institute of Mineral Research at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (later Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes Hockings’ thesis, patents held by Hockings and research material on mass flow balances, cyanide leaching (White Pine), ammonia leaching (stamp sands), reduction nucleation and various other projects connected with the Institute of Mineral Research. Also includes reprints of secondary literature with a card index.
MTU-004 Michigan Technological University Communications Services Photograph Collection
Collection, circa 1940-circa 2000, of photographs, contact prints, and slides taken by the Communications Services (now University Marketing and Communications) department of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes sports and recreation, campus events, student activities, faculty, staff and administration images and campus scenes.
MTU-005 Michigan Technological University Communications Services Slide Collection
Collection, circa 1970-circa 2000, of slides taken by the Communications Services (now University Marketing and Communications) department of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes sports and recreation, campus events, student activities, faculty, staff and administration images and campus scenes.
MTU-006 Michigan Technological University Communications Services Film Collection
Collection, 1949-1984, of the Communications Services (now University Marketing and Communications) department of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Film, videocassette and audiocassette recordings of university events including Winter Carnivals, Homecoming parades and celebrations, and Commencements.
MTU-007 Michigan Technological University Board of Control Collection
Collection, 1898-present, of the Board of Control of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. An on-going collection, includes minutes and agendas from regularly scheduled meetings, as well as various resolutions and certificates relating to name changes to the university and separation papers of Lake Superior State College.
MTU-008 North Central Association Accreditation Records
Records, 1986-1998, created and compiled by Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan in preparation for a review of the University by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The review was done in order to obtain accreditation from the Association, a status that was granted with the highest rating, 10 years of accreditation. Includes self-studies, course descriptions, University publications, committee reports, and annual reports.
MTU-009 Alpha Phi Omega Collection
Collection, circa 1940-circa 1990, of Alpha Phi Omega’s Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Consists largely of the organization’s documents, memorabilia, and photographs and includes meeting minutes, national documents, member information, officer documents, clippings, photographs and memorabilia.
MTU-010 Michigan Tech Lode Binding Collection
Collection, 1921-present, of the Michigan Tech Lode, the official newspaper of Michigan Technological University. It first began publication in 1921, and has been published ever since. Includes bound volumes of issues, with the inserts removed.
MTU-011 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Audiovisual Collection
Collection, 1926-2007, of audiovisual material from the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Formats include VHS tapes, DVDs, audiocassettes, and film reels.
MTU-012 Michigan Technological University Mining Engineering Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, compiled by the Mining Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan for use in classroom instruction. Includes glass lantern slides, photographic negatives, and photographic prints of Michigan copper and iron mining, as well as mining from other parts of the world.
MTU-013 John MacInnes Papers
Papers, 1939-2002, of John MacInnes, head coach of the Michigan Tech Hockey Huskies from 1956 to 1982 and one-time “winningest coach in college hockey.” Includes class rosters, team data, and correspondence related to the work of coaching and managing the hockey program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Also included are college hockey league policies and regulations, documenting some of the changes in college league activity in the 1960s and 70s. Scrapbooks and clipping files reflect media coverage of the Michigan Tech hockey team and of MacInnes’ professional accomplishments as well as the many awards and achievements accorded to MacInnes. Memorials, testimonies, and an outpouring of heartfelt sympathy cards written to John’s wife Jerry at the time of his death are included. MacInnes also collected the rulebooks and regulations of the various amateur and professional organizations he was involved with. Finally there is material on the history of hockey that MacInnes collected as well as photographs, ephemera and miscellaneous documents.
MTU-014 Ernest Townsend Collection
Collection, 1920-1976, of Ernest Townsend, a professor at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes personal diaries or date books of Ernest and his wife Libby, awards, photographs, and playbills as well as information about the various organizations he was part of and about his years of employment and service to the college.
MTU-015 “Trailertown” Collection
Collection, circa 1950-circa 1960, on the Garnet Hill Trailer Park in Houghton, Michigan, also known as “Trailertown.” With housing shortages at the college, and no married housing, the trailer park was used by Michigan Technological University students from the 1940s through the 1960s. Includes photographs, scrapbook pages and reminiscences from past residents.
MTU-016 Copper Fittings Research Project Patent Records
Records, 1933-1961, of patents issued to Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan relating to copper extrusion research conducted by university faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering: Rex R. Seeber, Griffith N. Thresher and Almon P. Young. From 1934-1956 the extrusion research known as the Copper Fittings Research Project resulted in the issuance of 3 U.S. Patents, 15 foreign patents and 2 U.S. patent applications. Records include correspondence, patents and documentation related to royalties and litigation regarding associated patents issued to Michigan College of Mining and Technology by the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Sweden.
MTU-018 Michigan Technological University Century II Campaign Records
Records, 1983-1988, of the Century II Campaign, a fundraising campaign by Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, financial records, updates to the office of the chairman, news releases, reports, brochures, departmental project review sheets, and photographs.
MTU-019 Michigan Technological University J. R. Van Pelt Library and John and Ruanne Opie Library Collection
Collection, 1918-2007, of material from and about the J. R. Van Pelt Library and John and Ruanne Opie Library at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes papers of former directors and employees of the Library, as well as annual reports, minutes, agendas, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, reports, building specifications, employee photographs, and information about acquisitions and holdings.
MTU-020 The Ventures Group, Inc. Collection
Records, 1987-1992, related to the Ventures Group Inc. activities and the legal investigation into the activities of the organization and its leaders. Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence and documents.
MTU-021 Grover C. Dillman Papers
Papers, 1845-1974, of Grover Cleveland Dillman, the fourth president of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries and photographs from Dillman’s career both prior to and including his presidency at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
MTU-022 “Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale” Collection
Collection, 1960-2010. Includes field notebooks (1960- 2009) of 25 different researchers, predominantly from the research project’s first and second primary investigators, Durwood L. Allen and Rolf O. Peterson. Includes originals and some photocopies of field notes of observations at Isle Royale National Park concerning the interactions of moose and wolves in the island ecology. Also included are an incomplete run of published annual reports (1972-2010).
MTU-023 Fred W. McNair Papers
Papers, 1899-1920, of Fred Walter McNair, second president of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan from 1899-1924. Includes correspondence concerning the demobilization of the 107th Engineers at Houghton, correspondence with the U. S. Geodetic Survey and others about the North Tamarack Mine Experiment, correspondence with his mother on the occasion of becoming president of the Michigan College of Mines and photographs and news clippings pertaining to his work with the U.S. Navy involving control instruments for the firing of large cannons.
MTU-024 Raymond L. Smith Papers
Papers, circa 1965-circa 1979, of Dr. Raymond Lloyd Smith, sixth president of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, correspondence and clippings as well as files and reports on long range planning, campus building plans, the Ford Forestry Center and the Sault St. Marie branch of Michigan Technolgical University. Also includes photographs and audiovisual materials.
MTU-025 Dale F. Stein Papers
Papers, 1989, of Dr. Dale F. Stein, seventh president of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes research, publications and correspondence relating to his position on the Cold Fusion Research Advisory Board, a panel appointed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The panel had three main tasks: review the experiments and theory of recent work on cold fusion; identify research that should be undertaken; and identify what research and development direction the Department of Energy should pursue in regards to cold fusion.
MTU-026 Michigan Technological University Student Council Records
Records, 1928-1990, of the Student Council (now Undergraduate Student Government) at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, budgets, president and vice president files and landlord files.
MTU-027 Michigan Technological University Commencement Collection
Collection, 1894-1983, of commencement records for Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes commencement programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings as well as correspondence, clippings and ephemera of and about Michigan Technological University and Michigan’s Copper Country.
MTU-028 Tau Beta Pi Association Records
Records, 1953-1979, of the Michigan Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi Association at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, by-laws, correspondence and national, regional and local chapter records.
MTU-029 Michigan Technological University Administrative Services Records
Records, 1959-1981, of the Administrative Services office for Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes records of the reorganization of Michigan Technological University from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. Also includes framed award certificates and a commemorative poster with a flag and patch from Columbia Space Shuttle’s inaugural mission in April, 1981.
MTU-030 Michigan Technological University Institute of Wood Research Collection
Collection, 1947-1973, of the Institute of Wood Research, a division of the Department of Forestry (now the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science) at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, phone logs, gift reports, project reports, field trip reports, general reports, resumes and memos. Also includes photographs and slides.
MTU-031 Conscious Stomach Records
Records, 1977-1981, of the Conscious Stomach, a campus organization at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The club was founded in 1977 and was dedicated to educating people about health and nutrition. Includes membership lists, Dorm Food Committee surveys and results, clippings, recipes and other printed ephemera. Also includes scrapbook with clipping from the Lode newspaper as well as photographs from events sponsored by the Conscious Stomach.
MTU-032 Michigan Technological University Blue Key Honor Society Records
Records, 1957-1973, of the Blue Key Honor Society chapter at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes and scrapbooks of Winter Carnival, managed by the Blue Key Honor Society as well as several t-shirts and a goblet.
MTU-033 WGGL FM 91.1 Collection
Collection, 1967-1980, of WGGL FM 91.1, a locally broadcast radio station of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, eventually becoming an affiliate of Minnesota Public Radio. The majority of the collection includes reel to reel magnetic tapes with some office files and other printed ephemera.
MTU-034 Longyear Fund Cash Book
Cash book, 1891-1913, of the Longyear Fund, an endowed loan established by J. M. Longyear, a member of the Board of Control of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. The financial aid was awarded to students, based on need, who were expected to pay back the loan with interest after graduation. Bound volume details payments made by recipients.
MTU-035 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Social Sciences Records
Records, 1962-1987, of the department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes department meeting agendas and minutes, memorandums, course proposals, long range planning documents and Fort Wilkins Project documents.
MTU-036 Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Student Papers
Papers, circa 1980 and ongoing, of undergraduate students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes papers from the Dept. of Social Sciences and the Dept. of Humanities. Paper topics include local history of Michigan’s Copper Country and aspects of campus history.
MTU-037 Michigan Technological University Blue Line Club Records
Records, 1990-2009, of the Michigan Tech University Blue Line Club, a community organization that supports and promotes Michigan Technological University’s NCAA Division I hockey program.. Includes meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, by-laws and event documents.
MTU-038 Michigan Technological University Alumni Association Keweenaw Chapter Records
Records, 1989-2005, of the Michigan Technological University Alumni Association Keweenaw Chapter. Includes meeting minutes, financial records and event documents.
MTU-039 Michigan College of Mines State Auditors Reports
Reports, 1925-1943, of the State Auditor for the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. The State Auditor is responsible for conducting financial and performance audits for various branches of the State of Michigan, including universities and colleges. Also includes a revenue and expense account summary.
MTU-040 Kiril Spiroff Collection
Collection, circa 1920-circa 1973, of Kiril Spiroff, professor at Michigan Technological University and long-time curator at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, located in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence and papers related to his career at Michigan Technological University as well as a memory book signed by students, former students and friends on the occasion of his retirement from teaching, cards and photographs. Also includes records of the Isle Royale Mining Company and records of his involvement with the company.
MTU-041 Michigan Technological University Husky Amateur Radio Club Collection
Collection, circa 1930-circa 1982, of the Husky Amateur Radio Club Collection at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, licenses, correspondence, logbooks, membership cards, financial records and photographs.
MTU-042 Edward V. Sittler Dismissal Records
Records, 1949-1962, documenting the dismissal of Edward V. Sittler, an assistant professor of German at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, clippings and legal papers documenting the hiring and dismissal of Sittler and the subsequent lawsuits brought by Sittler against the college. Also includes transcripts of some of Sittler’s broadcasts during World War II. Sittler was a United States citizen who renounced his citizenship to become a German citizen just before World War II. As a member of the Nazi party, he engaged in English-language broadcasts of falsified news stories designed to damage the morale of American troops. In addition, he misrepresented his citizenship status during his employment with the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
MTU-043 Michigan Technological University Procedures Development Office Records
Records, 1982, from the Procedures Development Office of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes procedures rescinded in 1982 by the Board of Control with the reasons for the changes.
MTU-044 Women’s Heritage Collection
Collection, 1970-2010, of the “Discovering Copper Country Women’s Heritage” programs coordinated by the Copper Country Women’s Heritage Committee in conjunction with the Humanities Department of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. This collection also contains records pertaining to several Michigan Technological University women’s committees and conferences, such as WomenSphere, Affirming Diversity: Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s), History of Women at Tech, and the Academic Women’s Caucus. Contents include video and audio recordings of programs as well as papers pertaining to grant funding, reports, correspondence, programs, clippings, meeting minutes, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-045 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Humanities Collection
Collection, 1980-1991, consists of material from Michigan Technological University Dept. of Humanities. Includes audiovisual material and clippings.
MTU-046 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Nursing Collection
Collection, 1973-1982, of the Department of Nursing at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes departmental records, correspondence, minutes, course overviews, syllabi, handouts and exams as well as photographs and clippings.
MTU-047 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Education and Public Services Collection
Collection, 1963-1989, of the Department of Education and Public Services at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes files, reports, correspondence, annual reports, photographs and clippings of various programs associated with the department including the Science and Technology Education and Information Project (STEP), the fundraisers for the Sherman Gym and Walker Arts Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Tenure and Promotion Task Force and continuing education programs.
MTU-048 WomenSphere Collection
Collection, 1980-1984, of WomenSphere, a program of events at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, minutes, files, programs and clippings as well as audiovisual recordings of several events.
MTU-049 Svitlana Winnikow Ephemera
Ephemera, after 1960, of Dr. Svitlana Winnikow. Includes her degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois as well as a report of her grades and a certificate of membership for the University of Illinois, Urban Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi. Additionally contains photographs of Svitlana Winnikow and one of presumably her husband, Mistislaw Winnikow. Mistislaw Winnikow’s passport is also included.
MTU-050 Michigan Technological University General Education Ad Hoc Committee Records
Records, before 1983, of the General Education Ad Hoc Committee of Michigan Technological University. Includes minutes, memos and other printed ephemera.
MTU-051 Michigan Technological University Educational Technology Services Collection
Collection, 1972-2000, of audio and video cassettes recorded by the Instruction Resources department documenting Michigan Technological University events, lectures and speeches.
MTU-052 Gilbert W. Boyd Papers
Papers, 1942-1968, of Gilbert W. Boyd, a professor in the Metallurgical Engineering department of Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, research files, class lectures, outlines, quizzes and exams.
MTU-054 Michigan Tech Fund Collection
Collection, 1941-2000, of the Michigan Tech Fund, the official fund management agency of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, photographs of university events, audiovisual material and records on various projects including the Memorial Union Building, Mont Ripley Ski Hill, and Portage Lake Golf Course. Also includes minutes, correspondence, reports and financial records of the Michigan College of Mining & Technology (now Michigan Technological University) Alumni Foundation.
MTU-055 National Youth Administration Correspondence
Correspondence, 1941-1942, received and sent by Julius T. Nachazel, supervisor of the National Youth Administration’s local vocational education program and a professor at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. As the supervisor of the War Training program held at the college under the auspices of the National Youth Administration, Nachazel’s correspondence includes letters to and from the War Department, the State Board of Control for Vocational Education and the Federal Security Agency’s National Youth Administration for Michigan as well as various companies trying to find supplies, recruit students and place graduates in jobs. Also includes correspondence from companies regarding unpaid invoices.
MTU-056 Marriott W. Bredekamp Papers
Papers, circa 1939-circa 1953, of Dr. Marriott W. Bredekamp, a professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes lab notebooks, chemical engineering courses lab experiments, research documents, class notes and homework, departmental files and publications.
MTU-057 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Administrative Council Minutes Minutes, 1949-1954, of the Administrative Council of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. The council was a committee of the Board of Control and met regularly to discuss issues related to the college. Its membership was comprised of both members of the administration and faculty.
MTU-058 Gordon Hellman Oral History Interview
Oral history interview, 1988, interview with Gordon Hellman, retired Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, as well as having been the first Physical Plant Director for the university and Assistant to Vice President for Operations & Finance.
MTU-059 Michigan Technological University Physical Plant Dept. Collection
Collection, 1930-1983, of the Physical Plant Department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photograph albums that document building projects, correspondence, memorandums, and blueprints.
MTU-060 Bart Park Correspondence
Correspondence, 1926, of Bart Park, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a series of letters from various companies and government agencies in response to Park’s request for information on either the use of or recommendation of a spectrograph for the quantitative and qualitative determination of impurities in copper and iron.
MTU-061 Michigan Technological University Academic Affairs Records
Records, 1930-1988, of the office of Academic Affairs (now the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs) at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes budgets and other financial documents as well as correspondence for the Faculty Development committee, the Campus Enrichment committee, the Academic Council, the Academic Officers and Academic Affairs.
MTU-062 Michigan College of Mines Alumni Association Collection
Collection, 1893-1961, of the Alumni Association of the Michigan College of Mines and the subsequent Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Tech Alumni Association) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, minutes, programs, clippings and photographs for the planning and celebration of various reunions.
MTU-063 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Electrical Engineering Records
Records, 1954-before 1989, of Michigan Technological University Dept. of Electrical Engineering. Includes department minutes from 1954 to 1984, department history files, and building construction files.
MTU-064 Michigan Tech Canadian Foundation Records
Records, 1959-1961, of the Michigan Tech Canadian Foundation, a scholarship foundation started with a bequest from John Edgar McAllister. McAllister was a graduate of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan and established the scholarship to support Canadian students attending either the University of Toronto or Michigan Technological University. Includes copies of McAllister’s will as well as the incorporation papers and by-laws for the Michigan Tech Canadian Foundation
MTU-066 Smith-Schnelle Case Commentary
Commentary, 1969, by Dr. Milton O. Peach, a professor of engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. A dispute arose between President Ray Smith and Dr. Kenneth Schnelle as to Dr. Schnelle’s fitness to teach. Includes commentary and inter-office memorandums written by Dr. Milton O. Peach, a supporter of Dr. Schnelle, agitating against the secrecy of the proceedings, structures of universities, faculty work load, compensation policy and tenure policy. Also includes a request for observers and a list of proposed witnesses for the hearing before the Committee on Academic Tenure from the university’s lawyers.
MTU-067 Michigan Technological University Coed Hall Memorandums
Memorandums, 1963-1970, from advisers of Coed Hall, a coeducational dormitory and food service complex at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes memos on key privileges, security, telephones, women student and annual reports. Also includes a paper on the non-participants in the Optional Hour Program and a letter to the Dean of Women at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute inquiring about campus life for women.
MTU-068 J. Robert Van Pelt Papers
Papers, circa 1922-circa 1984, of Dr. J. Robert Van Pelt, president from 1956-1964 of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes office files and reports, correspondence, copies of speeches, letters of congratulations on his appointment as president and newspaper clippings as well as the “Report of the Secretary’s Survey Committee on the Geological Survey,” a committee for the Department of the Interior in 1954, chaired by Dr. Van Pelt.
MTU-069 Michigan Technological University School of Business and Engineering Administration Records
Records, circa 1977-circa 1980, of the School of Business and Engineering Administration at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The majority of the files pertain to a cooperative education program provided by the school, including available jobs, interview forms, questionnaires and correspondence. Also includes departmental files, correspondence and committee reports.
MTU-070 James D. Spain Papers
Papers, circa 1955-circa 1973, of James D. Spain, a biochemistry professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The faculty papers include research and proposals on the production of tumors in rats, mathematical modeling of biological processes, water research in Portage Lake, Lake Superior and Torch Lake, grant proposals, correspondence, and copies of Spain’s master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation as well as various files and reports.
MTU-071 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Physics Records
Records, circa 1955-circa 1982, of the Dept. of Physics at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes department meeting minutes as well as various committee records on instruction, promotion and tenure, the faculty association, and the science and arts advisory committee.
MTU-072 Michigan Technological University Army ROTC Collection
Collection, 1943-circa 1960, of material from the Army Air Corps student training program at Michigan Technological University, Squadron 5 of the 98th College Training Detachment and the 1st Arctic Battalion. Includes photographs and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence and a yearbook publication, “Pinfeathers.”
MTU-073 Michigan Technological University Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Branch Records
Records, 1928-1976, of the Michigan Technological University Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Branch (MTU IEEE Student Branch). Includes minutes, correspondence, financial records, constitution, newsletters, student papers, speaker directory and references, slides, pins, and posters.
MTU-074 Michigan Technological University Faculty Association Records
Records, 1949-1994, of the Faculty Association of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes constitution and amendments, minutes and agendas, financial records, memorandums, correspondence, committee reports, social programs, and miscellaneous documents. Also documents the association’s membership in the Association of Michigan Collegiate Faculties, a statewide faculty organization.
MTU-075 Michigan Technological University Centennial Celebration Collection
Collection, circa 1985, of material related to the centennial celebration of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Founded in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School, the centennial was a year-long celebration of the event. Includes correspondence, programs, committee reports, action plans, drafts of the yearbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-076 Michigan Technological University Division of Continuing Education Reports
Reports, 1962-1965, from the Division of Continuing Education at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The reports were generated for the president’s office.
MTU-077 Keweenawan Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1977-1985, of photographs from various editions of the ‘Keweenawan,” the yearbook of Michigan Technological University.
MTU-078 Michigan Technological University Health Services Records
Records, 1958-1984, of the University Health Services at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes monthly case statistics, memorandums and correspondence.
MTU-079 Michigan Technological University Office of Activities Scheduling Records
Records, 1966-1974, of the Office of Activities Scheduling at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes records from the formation of the office in 1970, facility use policies, rental agreements, and correspondence. Also includes constitutions or various other documents from organizations proving their acceptance as approved organizations on campus.
MTU-080 Michigan Technological University Oral Histories
Oral histories, circa 1974-circa 1984, of people associated with Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Subjects include graduates from the class of 1902 to 1940 , the first woman graduate, members of the Board of Control, a past president, and faculty members.
MTU-081 Sigma Rho Fraternity Records
Records, 1922-1946, of the Sigma Rho Fraternity. Includes one book of minutes from 1922 to 1946 as well as one Sigma Rho bulletin from 1930.
MTU-082 Michigan Technological University Ad Hoc Task Force on Promotion and Tenure Records
Records, 1981-1982, of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Promotion and Tenure for Michigan Technological University. Includes committee files.
MTU-083 Michigan Technological University Office of Institutional Analysis Studies
Studies, 1955-1977, compiled by the Michigan Technological University Office of Institutional Analysis. Includes faculty and staff wage studies, position classification studies and budgeting of student activity fee reports. Also includes report on Master of Science degrees awarded by Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
MTU-084 Model United Nations Club of Michigan Technological University Records
Records, circa 1977-circa 1987, of the Model United Nations Club of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes constitution and bylaws, Arrowhead Model United Nations conference programs, delegates handbooks, and position papers as well as correspondence between Professor David Halkola, adviser, and University administration.
MTU-085 Michigan Technological University Women’s Club Records
Records, circa 1959-circa 1997, of the University Women’s Club of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes bylaws and constitution, minutes, agendas, correspondence, committee reports, and photographs and negatives as well as 50th anniversary material and other printed ephemera.
MTU-086 Sigma Tau Gamma House Research Collection
Collection, undated, of research on the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity house at Michigan Technological University and its former owners. Includes clippings and photocopies of research documentation, much of it compiled from the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collection.
MTU-087 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering Records Records, 1897-1988, of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Includes correspondence, departmental annual reports, faculty publications, photographs and other printed ephemera. Also contains files on the Institute of Lake Superior Geology as well as “A History of the Geological Department of the Michigan Technological University 1886-1990″ by Paul Zimmer. The bulk of this collection is from 1941-1981.
MTU-088 Michigan Technological University Inter-Fraternity Association Records
Records, 1957-1971, of the Inter-Fraternity Association, a governing body for fraternities at Michigan Technological University. Includes 2 volumes of minutes as well as a brochure for Inter-Fraternity Association fraternities and sororities.
MTU-089 Michigan Technological University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Records
Records, 1979-1990, of the Michigan Technological University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, also known as the Permanent Floating Riot Club (PFRC). Includes “The Riot Act,” the PFRC newsletter as well as meeting minutes, a membership questionnaire and a slide rule.
MTU-090 Michigan Technological University Athletic Department Collection
Collection, 1930-2004, of the Athletic Department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Contains department records including minutes from department meetings, Athletic Council meetings and staff meetings, correspondence, memorandums, project files, student files, budget and scheduling records. Also includes souvenir programs for hockey, score books for women’s varsity basketball and volleyball, audiovisual materials as well as photographs.
MTU-091 Michigan Technological University Memorial Union Building Renovation Records
Records, 1985-1987, for the renovation of the Memorial Union Building on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes the minutes of the Memorial Union Building Expansion Committee, the building program prepared by the Physical Plant Department and the schematic design proposal prepared by Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc.
MTU-092 A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum Collection
Collection, 1905-2004, of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the official Mineral Museum of Michigan, located on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, financial reports, collection catalogs, collection documentation, mineral show papers, visitor records, photographs, awards, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-093 Phi Lambda Beta Guest Book
Guest book, 1962-1969, of the Phi Lambda Beta at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes guest registers for events hosted by the association such as socials, rush parties, hayrides, sleigh rides and various other functions.
MTU-094 Real Estate Auction Catalogs
Catalogs, 1991-1993, for real estate auctions offered by The Ventures Group, Inc., a for profit organization associated with Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes auction catalogs, property information packages and financial reports prepared for the Board of Control of Michigan Technological University.
MTU-095 Michigan Technological University Faculty Development Committee Records
Records, 1979-1994, of the Faculty Development Committee of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes committee minutes, agendas, memorandums, budgets, correspondence, reports and workshop papers.
MTU-096 Michigan Technological University Daniell Heights Apartments Records
Records, 1956-1993, of the Daniell Heights Apartments at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes records, correspondence and blueprints from Yamasaki & Associates, the architects, as well as records from Herman Gundlach, Inc., the general contractor. Also includes minutes of the Board of Control, payment vouchers, loan applications, payroll records, furniture and equipment bids, photographs, and other printed ephemera from the construction of the apartments. In addition, there are Daniell Heights pamphlets about living in the apartments.
MTU-097 Michigan Technological University Enrollment Services Records
Records, 1930-1987, of the Enrollment Services department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes enrollment reports, calculations of teachings costs for the Houghton campus as well as the former Sault Ste. Marie campus, records on foreign students, part-time students, graduate students, scholarship students and new students, awards, and the North Central Accreditation Review & Self-study for 1986-1987.
MTU-098 Michigan Technological University College of Engineering Annual Reports
Annual reports, 1965-1988, for the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes annual reports for the college as well as for all its departments.
MTU-099 Michigan Technological University Computer Advisory Committee Records
Records, 1978-2001, of the Computer Advisory Committee of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes, strategy plans, reports, and memorandums.
MTU-100 Michigan Technological University Industrial Learning Center Records
Records, 1976-1982, of the Industrial Learning Center at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The Industrial Learning Center was an occupational training program, located in the former Naval Reserve Center in Hancock, offered by the University to area students. Includes papers on the acquisition of the Hancock Naval Reserve Center for the ILC, reviews of the ILC prior to the decision to close the Center, clippings and photographs.
MTU-101 Professional Women’s Caucus Records
Records, 1969-1993 (bulk 1992), of the Professional Women’s Caucus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes rules, policies, procedures, minutes, agendas, articles, and President’s Cabinet Observer Reports.
MTU-102 Michigan Technological University Presidential Commission for Women Records
Records, 1992-1994, of the Presidential Commission for Women at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes minutes of the Commission.
MTU-103 Michigan Technological University Facilities Management Collection
Collection, circa 1956-circa 1965, of Facilities Management at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes slides and lantern slides of campus systems and operating records including piping diagrams, steam distribution diagrams, central heat plant daily, monthly and yearly logs, and various other schematics. Also includes series of aerial photographs of the campus in 1956 with markings indicating planning for the relocation of highway US 41.
MTU-104 Michigan Technological University Faculty Publications
Faculty publications, 1885-present, includes books, monographs, and journal articles published by Michigan Technological University faculty members. Items are added to this collection as they become available.
MTU-105 Michigan Technological University Deans and Directors Minutes
Minutes, 1995-1997, of the Deans and Directors meetings at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The Deans and Directors act as an advisory group for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
MTU-106 Michigan Technological University Memorial Union Building Renovation Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1988-1989, of the renovation of the Memorial Union Building at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographs and negatives, including images of the “hippie” mural that hung in the building.
MTU-107 Michigan Technological University Hotchkiss Hall Construction Log
Log, 1929-1932, of the Buildings Department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Construction log details meetings, visits from contractors, and the construction of the Engineering Building, later renamed Hotchkiss Hall.
MTU-108 Milligan-Jensen vs. Michigan Technological University Collection
Collection, 1990-1993, of the Patricia Milligan-Jensen lawsuit against Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Milligan-Jensen claimed sex discrimination and retaliation which resulted in her termination as a public safety officer at Michigan Technological University. Initially Milligan-Jensen’s lawsuit was successful; however, it was overturned on appeal due to a technicality. Includes correspondence by both sides of the dispute, depositions, court judgments, and clippings.
MTU-109 George P. Schubert Papers
Papers, 1905-1952, of George P. Schubert, a professor of civil engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes course descriptions, lecture notes, and samples of grade books.
MTU-110 Michigan Technological University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Records
Records, 1931-1942, of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
MTU-111 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Douglass Houghton Hall Building Specifications
Building specifications, 1939, for construction of the residence hall Douglass Houghton Hall at Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes specifications for the furniture and equipment for the student rooms, dining rooms, laundry facilities, and kitchen.
MTU-112 Michigan College of Mines Sperr Hall Building Specifications
Building specifications, 1924-1925, for the addition to Sperr Hall at Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Blueprints detail specifications for fireproof vaults and steel lockers.
MTU-113 Michigan College of Mines Campus Surveyor Notebooks
Notebooks, 1904-1947, of students taking a surveyor class at the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes measurements from various parts of the campus as field practice has been a strength of the program.
MTU-114 Michigan Tech Fund Newsletters
Newsletters, 1990-2004, “Foresight” for the Michigan Tech Fund from the Development Office of Michigan Technological University.
MTU-115 Joseph H. Hodgson Class Notebook
Notebook, 1887, of Joseph H. Hodgson, a mechanical engineering student at the Michigan Mining School in Houghton, Michigan. Includes lecture notes from an assaying class.
MTU-116 Osmo Koski Class Notebooks
Notebooks, 1929-1930, of Osmo Koski while a student at Michigan Technological University. Includes mine survey notes and sketch books from mining engineering classes.
MTU-117 Reynolds M. Denning Notebooks
Notebooks, 1923-1968, of Reynolds M. Denning, a graduate of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan. Subsequently Denning became a professor at Michigan Technological University and later the University of Michigan. Field notebooks include undergraduate class work in mines in Ishpeming and Negaunee, Michigan as well as notebooks from his work in Bolivia during World War II and Little Rock, Arkansas. Also includes clippings. The bulk of this collection dates from 1937-1943.
MTU-119 Michigan Technological University Admissions Promotional Material
Promotional material, 1983, created by the Admissions Office for a Tech Night student recruitment program. Includes slides and audiocassettes.
MTU-120 Michigan College of Mines Lode Correspondence
Correspondence, 1922-1926, of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) Lode, the official student newspaper of the college. Includes letters to incoming students, replies to inquiries, requests for subscriptions, and bank statements as well as other organizational business correspondence.
MTU-121 Michigan Mining School Student Records
Student records, 1888-1965, from the Admissions Office of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes admission records, correspondence, and photographs as well as an index. Records continue through the name changes to the Michigan College of Mines (1897-1927) and the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (1927-1964).
MTU-122 Michigan Technological University Archaeology of Industry Student Papers
Papers, circa 2009 and ongoing, of undergraduate and graduate students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Papers are from the class SS3230/5600 Archaeology of Industry, Department of Social Sciences. Paper topics focus on the local history of Michigan’s Copper Country, in particular historic sites.
MTU-124 Michigan Technological University Four Million Fund Records
Records, 1970-1972, of Michigan Technological University’s first major capital campaign, the Four Million Fund. Includes correspondence, reports, guest lists, and proposals.
MTU-125 Michigan Technological University Winter Carnival Slides
Slides, 1965-1978, of Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival. Features elaborate snow statues made by student organizations, university housing groups and off-campus associations. Earlier images also feature buildings no longer standing, such as Sperr Hall and Hubbell Hall.
MTU-126 Michigan Technological University Faculty Teaching Load Records
Records, 1967, of faculty teaching loads for faculty of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes printed copy of faculty teaching loads sorted by department, faculty member, and credits taught.
MTU-127 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Humanities Videotape Collection
Collection, 1986-1995, of videotapes created by the Department of Humanities and the Glitch Student Video Club of Michigan Technological University. Videotape subjects include Winter Carnival activities, Michigan Technological University athletics, and Copper Country scenes.
MTU-128 Michigan Technological University Dean of the Graduate School Search Committee Minutes
Minutes, 2001, of the search committee for the Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Also includes comments.
MTU-129 Carl Gruhzit Student Papers
Ephemera, 1970-1972, from Carl Gruhzit, a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes copies of a proposed student body constitution with notes, proposed student council budgets, fliers from homecoming with Michigan Technological University fight songs and handwritten notes on student unrest at the University.
MTU-130 John Baker Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1965-1971, of photographs taken by John R. Baker during his time at Michigan Technological University as an undergraduate. Photographs represent general interest shots from around the Upper Peninsula and Michigan Technological University’s campus as well as events, including Winter Carnival, Homecoming and sports games.
MTU-131 Michigan Technological University Dow Environmental Science and Engineering Building Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1996-1997, documenting the construction of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
MTU-132 Michigan Technological University African American Student Organizations Minutes
Minutes, 1968-1981, of the Afro-American Society and the African Student Association at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Both were precursors of the Black Student Association.
MTU-133 Corbin T. Eddy Collection
Collection, 1930-1935, of papers related to the award of the Alfred Noble prize for science to Corbin T. Eddy, a member of the faculty at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence to and from the president of the College, William O. Hotchkiss as well as congratulatory letters to Eddy, Eddy’s acceptance speech, bulletins, and publications. Also includes a copy of the prize-winning paper, “Arsenic Elimination in the Reverberatory Refining of Native Copper.”
MTU-134 Seaman Mineral Museum Society Records
Records, circa 1986-circa 2001, of the Seaman Mineral Museum Society, a society established to support and promote the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, located on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, newsletters, membership lists, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-135 Frederick W. Sperr Correspondence
Correspondence, 1906-1911, between Professor Frederick W. Sperr of the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan and the Grand Rapids Plaster Company, a gypsum mining company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sperr was contacted as a consultant for the company regarding several cave-ins of the roof and falling rock that the mine was experiencing.
MTU-136 John C. Alexander Wood Sample
Wood sample, circa 1936, of John C. Alexander, a 1927 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Sample of guijo wood, cut from a wall plate of the Longos mine shaft in the Philippines, dewatered by the United Paracale Mining Company. Includes inscription on wood “Piece of Guijo Wood was cut from a wall plate of Bongos [probably Longos] shaft, an English Mining Co. sunk this shaft 47 years ago, but were driven out by the Insurrectos [sic]. The shaft was flooded and remained so for 46 years. The United Paracale Mining dewatered this shaft and found its timber in perfect state of preservation. In March, 1936 I made an important Gold discovery on this property. JCA.”
MTU-137 Michigan College of Mines Micomi Club Program
Program, 1914, for the Micomi Club’s production of the “The Plaid MacKinaw,” a musical comedy presented by the student-run dramatic group from the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. This souvenir program includes photographs of the cast, the orchestra, and the club officers, as well as including a synopsis of the play, a membership list for the Micomi Club, and advertisements for local businesses.
MTU-138 “Miserable Tech Load” Student Newspapers
Newspapers, 1970-1971, by students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The “Miserable Tech Load” takes a satirical and humorous look at events and issues on campus, real and fictional.
MTU-139 “Poker, Stoker & Bellows” Student Newsletters
Newsletters, 1971-1972, of the Student Life Committee at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
MTU-140 James Langenberg Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1959-1961, by James Langenberg, a 1961 graduate of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images from the campus as well as from the local Keweenaw area. Also includes images from Winter Carnival, the annual celebration at the college featuring snow sculptures.
MTU-141 Frederick P. Burrall Diary
Diary, 1908-1909, of Frederick P. Burrall, documenting his time in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway as company manager for the Arctic Coal Company. Diary is a transcription from the original.
MTU-142 Michigan College of Mines Class of 1911 Memorabilia Memorabilia, 1908-1911, for the Class of 1911 of the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes two class portraits and one quarter centennial celebration dinner program.
MTU-143 M. H. Greve Class Papers
Papers, 1910-1912, of Myron H. Greve, a 1912 alumni of the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a textbook on mechanical drawing, a notebook from a surveying class, a binder with class notes and blueprints as well as a degrees confirmed program and a dinner program and menu.
MTU-144 Michigan Technological University Institute of Mineral Research Reports and Publications
Reports and publications, before 1971, documents generated by the Institute of Mineral Research at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Also includes some maps.
MTU-145 Frank Kerekes Papers
Papers, circa 1926-circa 1954, of Frank Kerekes, dean of faculty and professor of civil engineering at Michigan Technological University. Papers appear to span his career at Iowa State University and include correspondence, papers, reports and plans as well as some publications.
MTU-146 Michigan Technological University Dept. of Physics Photograph Collection
Photographs, circa 1980, taken by R. H. Mount of Michigan Technological University Department of Physics faculty and staff.
MTU-147 Michigan College of Mines Class of 1912 Memorabilia
Memorabilia, 1911-1912, for the Class of 1912 of the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes one quarter centennial celebration dinner program, menu and photograph of the event, one annual banquet program and menu for the Michigan College of Mines Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi and a commencement program for the Michigan College of Mines from August 31, 1912.
MTU-148 Margaret Holley Chapman Records
Records, circa 1933-circa 1934, of Margaret Holley Chapman, the first woman to receive a degree from Michigan Technological University, then known as the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Michigan. She received her B.S. in General Science in 1933 and a B.S. in Chemistry the following year, also completing some graduate work.
MTU-149 Michigan Tech Lode Index
Index, before 1994, of the Michigan Tech Lode, the student newspaper of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes indexed entries to articles in the weekly newspaper.
MTU-150 Michigan Technological University Sperr Hall Slide Collection
Collection, before 1970, of slides from Sperr Hall, the mining engineering building at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of Michigan’s copper mining industry, particularly in the Upper Peninsula, as well as local and campus scenery.
MTU-151 Stanley J. Dyl II Research Collection
Research collection, material collected by Stanley J. Dyl while earning his Master of Science degree in Geology at Michigan Technological University. Material includes field notes, photographs and slides.
MTU-152 Ron Helman Collection on Michigan Tech Fund
Collection, circa 1976-circa 1996, accumulated by Ron Helman during his tenure as Vice President of the Michigan Tech Fund at Michigan Technological University. Includes campus publications, typed manuscripts, photographs and negatives.
MTU-153 Eleanor B. Fournier Collection
Collection, undated, of photographs of Eleanor Fournier, a former secretary at Michigan Technological University. Includes a childhood portrait and a photograph of Miss Fournier as an adult. Also includes an undated photograph of her father next to a Christmas tree, on the wall is a framed portrait of Fournier that is now included in the Portrait Collection as well as a nameplate from her time as a secretary.
MTU-154 Allan M. Johnson Papers
Papers, 1888-2000, collected and produced by Dr. Allan M. Johnson during his career as student, professor, and research leader at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes research material, articles and photographs relating to different geological projects, scientific journals and papers. The majority of these pertain to minerals of the Upper Peninsula as well as the safety and environmental issues of local mines in the Upper Peninsula.
MTU-155 Fred J. Murphy Photograph Album
Photograph album, 1907-1910, of Fred James Murphy, a one-time student at the Michigan College of Mines in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images from high school in Petoskey, Michigan, mostly class pictures. Also continues in Houghton with less formal images including student activities, the “Lemon Squad” in surveying class and field trips to the Iron Country and local mines. Continues with pictures from the Colorado School of Mines, where Murphy may have matriculated after Michigan College of Mines, as well as from different mines in Colorado, including the Cripple Creek gold mine.
MTU-156 AFSCME Local 1166 Strike Scrapbook
Scrapbook, 1972, of the AFSCME Local 1166 strike at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan when 210 food handlers, lab technicians and maintenance personnel walked out after negotiations between the union and the university failed to come to an agreement on a new contract. Includes newspaper clippings, memos and notes.
MTU-157 Robert T. Brown Papers
Papers, circa 1951-circa 1983, of Robert T. Brown, a long-time faculty member of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes personal papers and publications as well as information about his role in the formation of the Biological Sciences department in 1962 and his research into various aspects of tree biology and environmental policy.
MTU-158 Henry Olk Field Notebooks
Field notebooks, 1908-1946, of Henry J. Olk, a graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes three field notebooks, two of which date from his time at the College, while one is dated considerably later, probably while he was working as the City Engineer in Antigo, Wisconsin. Also includes a textbook, apparently compiled by Olk from a mining class.
MTU-159 Michigan College of Mines Printing Blocks
Printing blocks, circa 1920-circa 1927, for publications by the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes blocks for the yearbook, the Keweenawan, as well of other college publications. Blocks consist of wood bases with metal face plates.
MTU-160 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Alumni Association Collection
Collection, circa 1927-circa 1964, collected by the Alumni Association of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of alumni reunions, building construction, students and student activities, faculty and staff, Winter Carnival, parades, and other campus events.
MTU-161 Julius T. Nachazel Papers
Papers, 1886-1954, of Julius T. Nachazel, a graduate and long-time employee of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. He was instrumental in establishing the Army ROTC program at the College and as a veteran of World War I, he was active with the local American Legion chapter. Includes personal and professional correspondence, information of organizing the ROTC program, photographs, and books on the American Legion and World War histories.
MTU-162 Robert C. Matson Collection
Collection, circa 1900-circa 1959, of Robert C. Matson, a professor of mining and civil engineering at the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes several research volumes containing lists of mines with sources of information, facilities reports from the Sault St. Marie and Houghton campuses for the College, and correspondence.
MTU-163 Rex R. Seeber Correspondence
Correspondence, 1927-1945, between Rex R. Seeber, a graduate and professor at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan and his former students. Includes details of the former students’ jobs at various mining companies, both nationally and internationally, as well as Seeber’s news about the College and former classmates.
MTU-164 Michigan Technological University Building Records
Records, 1963-1970, of the residence halls and apartments and the Memorial Union Building at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes financial reports for the operation of the buildings.
MTU-165 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Exhibit Records
Records, 1980-1982, of exhibits mounted by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes information on publicity prior to 1981, information and planning on the refurbishment of the library, and descriptions of various exhibits and projects, including the Keweenaw Coop Picnic, Class of 1931, Isle Royale, and Winter Carnival.
MTU-166 Michigan Mining School Administrative Records
Administrative records, 1885-1953, of the Michigan Mining School (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. The records continue into subsequent name changes: Michigan College of Mines and Michigan College of Mining and Technology. Includes student applications, scholarship administration records, transcripts and tuition bills, reports on various programs at the School, including photograph-illustrated weekly updates from training programs during World War I and various other printed ephemera.
MTU-167 Michigan Technological University Winter Carnival Collection
Collection, 1928-2003, of Winter Carnival, a long-standing tradition at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes programs, correspondence, pictorials, videocassettes, photographs, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-168 Michigan Tech Lode Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, undated, of the Michigan Tech Lode, the official student newspaper of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographic negatives, prints, and slides of Winter Carnival, sports, and miscellaneous events.
MTU-169 Michigan Technological University Building Dedication Material
Material, circa 1964-circa 1998, generated during the groundbreaking, construction, and dedication of a series of building projects at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes promotional material, programs, publications, audiovisual material, and other program details and information.
MTU-170 Michigan Technological University Graduate Student Council Minutes
Minutes, 1999-2005, of the Graduate Student Council at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
MTU-171 Michigan Technological University Computer Executive Committee Records
Records, 1992-2004, of the Computer Executive Committee at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Established to set the overall computing strategy at the University, the records include minutes, reports, and correspondence.
MTU-172 Michigan Technological University Transition 2000 Papers
Papers, 1999-2000, for Transition 2000, the switch from quarters to semesters by Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes brochures, newsletters, distribution lists, and course schedules for the calendar transition.
MTU-173 Michigan Technological University Intramural Hockey Records
Records, 1975-1980, for the intramural hockey teams at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes schedules, rosters, and statistics, especially for the “Ringers A” team as well as documents from hockey coaching clinics.
MTU-174 Michigan Technological University Freshman Orientation Papers
Papers, 2003-2005, for first-year students and family orientation at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes event schedules, planners, mailings, and brochures.
MTU-175 Lloyd and Jan Dalquist Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, 1973-1977, by Jan and Lloyd Dalquist, of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of campus buildings as well as campus events such as Winter Carnival, K-Day, and various sports games.
MTU-176 Michigan Technological University Proposed Degree Documentation
Documentation, 1967-1995, of basic institutional data for a preliminary accreditation at the PhD level for Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Also includes proposals to develop doctorate degrees in a selection of disciplines.
MTU-177 Michigan Technological University Records Retention Survey Collection
Collection, 2001, of records retention survey forms from the Internal Audit department at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes forms returned by departments at the University describing types of records created and stored in their offices.
MTU-178 Robert H. Boehmer Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1925, by Robert H. Boehmer, a 1925 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of campus and campus events, as well as area mining and other activity. Also includes copper sheet menu from a MCM Lode Banquet.
MTU-179 Henry V. Snell Collection
Collection, 1908-1921, of Henry V. Snell, an 1898 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes photographs, programs and copper medallions from the 1910 reunion at the College, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-180 Michigan Technological University Veterans Club Records
Collection, 1968-1997, from the Michigan Technological University Veterans Club, a social group comprised of university alumni and students who also served in the armed forces. The collection includes the organization’s charter and constitution, meeting minutes, photographs, account books, journals, a scrapbook, and an assortment of textiles with logos, objects, and memorabilia.
MTU-181 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Winter Carnival Photograph Collection
Photograph collection, circa 1960-circa 1969, of Winter Carnival at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Features elaborate snow sculptures made by student organizations, university housing groups, and off-campus associations. Images also feature buildings no longer standing, including Hubbell Hall.
MTU-182 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Forest Products Research Division Reports
Reports, 1949-1955, by the Forest Products Research Division of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes “Forest Resources in the Copper Country: A Basis for Industrial Development” by Arlie W. Toole and “Second Growth Hardwood Thinning Study” prepared by Leland W. Hooker.
MTU-183 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Facilities Management Collection
Collection, 1945-1969, of Julius T. Nachazel and Facilities Management of the Michigan College of Mining Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes construction and survey notebooks for various buildings on campus, water and sewer line notebooks, and classification and salary reports.
MTU-184 Michigan Technological University Women’s Climate Survey Collection
Collection, 1992-2000, of Women’s Climate Survey documents, a survey aimed at understanding the concerns of women at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes surveys, reports, promotional material, questionnaires, notes, newspaper clippings and slides used in assembling a child care report, the Women’s Climate Study and a presentation about the results.
MTU-185 Janet Locatelli Papers
Papers, 1968-1998, of Janet Locatelli, a librarian at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes memorandum and reports from the various university committees Locatelli served on, as well as university publications for the library, the archives, parking, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-186 Michigan Technological University Employee Biographical Collection
Collection, undated, of biographical files of the faculty and staff of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Files were created by the news bureau, a department within the University’s communications department. Files include resumes, biographical information sheets, academic vitae, newspaper clippings, press releases, and some photographic prints.
MTU-187 YES! Expo Promotional Material
Promotional material, 2004-2006, for the Youth Engineering & Science Expo (YES! Expo), a program designed to highlight educational pathways and exciting careers in science, engineering, and technology. Participants included state agencies, corporations, universities, youth organizations, professional societies, and business development organizations from throughout Michigan.
MTU-188 Michigan Technological University International Programs and Services Collection
Collection, 1989-2006, of the International Programs and Services office at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Includes programs, member lists, phone trees, and a scrapbook of the International Club.
MTU-189 Jack Jobst Folklore Collection
Collection, circa 1980, of material from a humanities course in folklore taught by associate professor John W. “Jack” Jobst at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The material contains information on local, regional, and statewide folklore and legends and includes assignments, topics, clippings, and notes.
MTU-190 Michigan Technological University Assessment Reports
Reports, 1995-2003, of the Assessment Council of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Established to promote assessment within the university and to share those results, the reports include a planning guide for departments as well as yearly reports from various academic departments.
MTU-191 Michigan Constitutional Proposal C Collection
Collection, 1984, about the Michigan constitutional Proposal C, a proposal that would have amended the constitution relating voter or legislative approval for taxes and other revenues. Includes newspaper clippings, reports, and direct mailings.
MTU-192 Michigan Technological University Emeriti Luncheon Group Papers
Papers, 1992-1999, of the Michigan Technological University Emeriti Luncheon Group. Started by several retired professors, the group was a way for emeriti and former faculty to keep abreast of research and scholarly work at the university. Includes correspondence, membership lists, proposed menus, and notes.
MTU-193 Mining Engineering Teaching Scrapbooks
Scrapbook pages, circa 1920, from two instructional scrapbooks documenting mining engineering field trips. Includes labeled black-and-white photographs of mine interior and exterior structures.
MTU-194 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Textbooks
Textbooks, 1937-1947, published by the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Owned by student Paul Frair, the textbooks include “Mine Surveying Notes” by F. W. Sperr, revised by Roland D. Parks; “A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology” by A. N. MacIntosh and R. M. Denning; and “An Introduction to the Interpretation of Geologic Maps and Structures, Part II” by A. N. MacIntosh. Includes some marginalia and completed assignments.
MTU-195 “Wadsworth Washline” Student Newsletters
Newsletters, 1958-1972, written by and for the students of Wadsworth Hall, one of the residence halls at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. It was a vehicle for resident counselors and the student council to communicate with students, but also for humorous articles and cartoons.
MTU-196 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Postcard Collection
Collection, undated, complied by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Primarily includes images of copper mines and mining, the Keweenaw Peninsula, and Michigan Technological University.
MTU-198 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Numbered Negative Collection
Collection, circa 1895-circa 1985, of negatives compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections. Includes images of Michigan’s Copper Country, copper mines and mining, and Michigan Technological University’s campus and events.
MTU-199 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Photographic Print Files
Files, undated, of photographs compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes images of Michigan’s Copper Country as well as the Michigan Technological University campus and events. Covers a broad range of topics in Copper Country history, including companies, Michigan Technological University, towns, buildings, events and people.
MTU-200 Michigan Technological University Archives’ Vertical Files
Files, undated, of newspaper clippings and printed ephemera compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes regional historical information about Michigan’s Copper Country and Michigan Technological University campus and events as well as biographical information on significant and noteworthy individuals in local history. Covers a broad range of topics in Copper Country history, including companies, Michigan Technological University, towns, buildings, events and people.
MTU-201 Michigan Technological University Buildings Collection
Collection, undated, compiled by the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. Includes building plans, drawings, and maps of buildings at the university through its history. Contains colored architectural renderings and presentation drawings as well as blueprints.
MTU-203 James Fisher Collection
Collection, 1854-1948, of Dr. James Fisher, Jr., a professor at Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes a grade book from Dr. Fisher’s early teaching career, correspondence sent and received, minutes, articles, dinner programs, Michigan College of Mining and Technology publications, a handwritten manuscript on stamp mills, and clippings. Also includes medals, a camera that uses either glass plates or roll film, an early movie projector, and other photographic equipment.
MTU-204 Michigan Technological University Hockey Photograph Collection
Collection, 1903-1999, of photographs with some other materials related to the Michigan Tech Hockey team, the Huskies. The collections consists of photographs, awards, clippings, and videos. Subjects include individual players, coaches, team photos, games and practices, playoffs, awards, youth clinics, and the construction of the Michigan Tech Hockey Educational Center.
MTU-205 Michigan Technological University Reminiscences
Reminiscences, 1947-1999, of graduates of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Compiled by the Michigan Technological Archives in 1999, includes memories of life at what was then the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in the late 1940s to the early 1950s as well as articles and newspaper clippings.
MTU-206 WMTU Collection
The WMTU collection contains a large variety of material ranging from 1956 until 2005 about a student-run radio station on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The collection contains photographs, which record the operations, personnel, programming, and technological changes at the station. Also included in the collection are promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and the original constitution from 1956. The majority of the materials post-date 1975.
MTU-207 Wilfrid C. Polkinghorne Collection
Collection, circa 1907-circa 1959, of Wilfrid C. Polkinghorne, a professor and the first head of the Civil Engineering Department at then Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes diary pages, correspondence, degree and membership certificates, clippings, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, clippings, and church programs collected by his father, Reverend Stephen Polkinghorne.
MTU-208 Winter Carnival Contest Photograph Collection
Digital images, 2011-2012, of Winter Carnival in Houghton, Michigan. Enrolled students of Michigan Technological University are invited to enter the annual photograph contest sponsored and judged by the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library’s student assistants. Includes winning images as well as honorable mention photographs.
MTU-209 Michigan College of Mining and Technology Freshman Handbook
Handbook, 1933-1934, for incoming freshman at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. Includes both curricular and extra-curricular information.
MTU-210 Michigan College of Mines Freshman Handbook
Handbook, 1922-1923, for incoming freshman to the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. In addition to curricular and extra-curricular information, the handbook also includes advertisements from local merchants and space for the student to record their schedule and grades.
MTU-211 William J. Shedwick, Jr. Autobiography
Autobiography, circa 1986, by William J. Shedwick, Jr., a 1909 graduate of the Michigan College of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan. While only a portion of the autobiography was donated, this material describes Shedwick’s time as a student in Houghton.
MTU-213 Michigan Technological University Generations of Discovery Records
Records, 2010, to promote the kick-off of the Generations of Discovery campaign at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The materials for the Generations of Discovery kick-off served to promote the campaign and inform the university community, stakeholders, and the general public about the new initiative. These materials were conceived and created by Michigan Technological University Marketing and Communications in Houghton, Michigan.
MTU-214 Lindo Bartelli Diplomas and Yearbook
Diplomas and Yearbook, 1935-1958, of Dr. Lindo J. Bartelli, a former Dean and Professor for the Michigan Technological University School of Forestry and Wood Products. This collection includes Bartelli’s high school diploma from Iron Mountain High School, his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Michigan State, his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and a copy of the Michigan State Yearbook, the Wolverine, from 1938.
MTU-215 Kenneth Larm Photograph Collection
Photographs, 1946-1950, taken by Michigan College of Mining and Technology alumnus Kenneth Larm during his time as an undergraduate student at the college. Includes 75 black and white photographs depicting various scenes from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology campus, the Copper Country, Isle Royale, and the Soo. Subject matter includes automobiles, buildings, nature scenes, parades, people, the Soo Locks, street scenes, and Winter Carnival.
MTU-216 Michigan Technological University Hockey Collection
Collection, 1954-2000 (bulk dates 1954-1957), of ephemera related to the NCAA Division I Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team. This collection includes newspaper clippings, programs, photographic prints, and other printed ephemera.
MTU-217 Michigan Technological University Kaleidoscope Records