The Clarence Monette Collection Finding Aid is Online

He’s one of the Copper Country’s most prolific authors. His name is synonymous with local history.

With the publication of his first book in 1974, Clarence Monette has been researching and writing about the towns, businesses, railroads, and events that make up the storied past of the Keweenaw and its people. His work, over 50 individual publications, comprises the heart of any comprehensive collection on Copper Country history. Each of his volumes gathers together a wealth of facts and details about a particular topic.

In 2008, Monette donated his personal research collection to the Michigan Tech Archives. It was carefully processed by long-time Archives student worker Ryan Cooper, and described in detail by University Archivist Erik Nordberg. The finding aid is available through the Archives’ website. You can link directly to it here.

The material contained in the 54 boxes of material donated by Monette has been rehoused and organized by topic. The collection holds photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, and other information assembled by Monette during the course of his research.

To learn out more about this collection and others, call the Archives at 906-487-2505, email us at, or visit our website at

”]From the Clarence Monette Collection, this image illustrates the damage to railroad tracks caused by the 1906 Atlantic Mine earthquake. [Image #:MS058-006-001-01]

One response to “The Clarence Monette Collection Finding Aid is Online

  1. is there any place i can find clarence monette books that are out of print. i need 3 more to complete my collection. i was to the u.p in oct. and through-ly looked just about everywhere. please let me know.
    thank you

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