The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections has received funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission under its “Detailed Grant” category.
The project, entitled “Extracting Buried Treasure: Enhancing Access to Manuscripts About Michigan’s Copper County,” will fund two full-time archivists to arrange, preserve, and describe to current archival standards 92 manuscript collections that document the lives and residents of Michigan’s “Copper Country,” a four-county region in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Collections to be processed are primarily paper-based and include diaries, personal papers, organizational records, and corporate documents relating to Michigan’s historic Keweenaw copper mining district. A full list of the collections is available here.
Project funding is for two years and should extend into early 2014.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is a Division of the National Archives and Records Administration, a United States federal agency based in Washington, D.C.