The Michigan Tech Archives recently installed its traveling exhibit, Becoming the Pride of the Upper Peninsula: The Formative Years of the Copper Range Railroad, at the Ontonagon County Historical Society in Ontonagon. The six exhibit panels will be on view at the OCHS on an open-ended loan this summer. The exhibit may be viewed onsite . . .
The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, a department within the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, is currently accepting applications for its annual Travel Grant Program. The travel grant, which is returning after a brief hiatus, brings scholars and researchers to Michigan Technological University to work with . . .
The Michigan Tech Archives reading room will be closed to patrons for two weeks over winter break. The closure begins on Monday, December 20. Normal appointment hours will resume January 3, 2022. Remote research requests may be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org, but responses may be delayed during the closure. On behalf of the entire Archives team, have . . .
The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, a department within the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, is currently seeking applicants for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Archives Internship for spring 2022. The intern selected will receive experience in a variety of collections processing tasks . . .
K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is today! An annual tradition at Michigan Tech, held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day, K-Day is a great way to make new connections, learn about student involvement, and catch a break from classes. This year’s theme is Camp K-Day and will include a student organization fair . . .
In October 2018 the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections launched its traveling exhibit, Becoming the Pride of the Upper Peninsula: The Formative Years of the Copper Range Railroad. The first installation took place in the Van Pelt and Opie Library from October 2018 – May 2019, then traveled the Upper Great . . .
Today’s Flashback Friday celebrates local strawberries…and all the sweet delights they help us create. What better way to kickoff Strawberry Festival weekend! Strawberries have been an important part of the Chassell economy since the early 1920s. Strawberries became such an important part of the local economy that it was decided to recognize the local Growers . . .
Flashback Friday takes us back to a winter tradition oft forgotten; the annual ice harvest. In frozen waters across the Great Lakes region, the new year took commercial fishermen and local folks to the shoreline to harvest “ice cakes.” Townsfolk up and down the coasts of Lake Superior and inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula . . .
The Upper Peninsula Digital Network (UPLINK) project is currently seeking an archivist or related professional to serve as the Digital Project Manager for a term-funded project. This position is made possible with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Implementation Grant program. UPLINK is a collaborative administered by the Northern Michigan University . . .
Flashback Friday looks back to this weekend in 1978. It seems appropriate to share, given the fact we’ve been in a snowglobe for the past few days, with 12-14 inches of accumulation in some Copper Country areas. “You’ve seen them picking it up, but where on earth do they put it down? Houghton’s extra snow . . .