Author: Emily Riippa Schwiebert

Flashback Friday: All in the Family

Thurner’s Bakery at its Calumet location, 1977. Thurner Bakery was a family affair from the very beginning. At the start of its life in 1920, family businesses were hardly curiosities. Small storefronts neighbored Thurner’s all along Fifth Street in Calumet, many of them run with the assistance of a proprietor’s spouse, siblings, children, or grandchildren.…


Flashback Friday: Be True to Your School

A postcard view of Hancock Central High School. Comfortably nestled in the shadow of the Quincy Mine–Old Reliable–Hancock became one of the Upper Peninsula’s preeminent towns and the Copper Country’s first city. Along its hillside and its two main thoroughfares, the commercial and artistic amenities of a large settlement sprang up: shops, taverns, performance halls.…


Michigan Tech Archives Reopening for Reference Appointments

We’re back in the saddle! Following Michigan Tech’s resumption of on-site classes, the Michigan Tech Archives will be reopening for in-person research on a modified appointment-only basis. Appointments may be scheduled from 1pm to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, subject to availability. As in the fall semester, appointment requests must be confirmed by an archives…