Author: Emily Riippa Schwiebert

Michigan Tech Archives Reading Room Open by Appointment

Beginning Monday, July 27, the Michigan Tech Archives will reopen to patrons on an appointment basis. Appointments may be requested through a form available on the library website, by emailing copper@mtu.edu, or by calling (906) 487-2505. Please note that all appointments must be confirmed by an archives staff member via telephone or email at least . . .

Discovering Cousin Jacks and Cousin Jennies

They crossed the ocean, and with them, they brought years of mining experience, spirited hymns, and pasties.  Countless Copper Country residents and descendants of former residents trace their heritage to one of the innumerable Cousin Jacks and Cousin Jennies–allegedly so named because the miners always spoke of myriad relatives by these names–who came to the . . .