The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, a department within the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, seeks applicants for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Archives Internship for summer 2024. Approximately 70% of the intern’s time will be spent gaining hands-on experience processing archival collections, . . .
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Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Archives Intern Martin recently wrapped up his tenure at the Michigan Tech Archives. He had a busy summer packed with field trips, writing reports, and processing collections! Martin shares his thoughts on the last day of work in the blog post that follows. It’s hard to believe that . . .
This year’s pool of applicants for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Archives Internship was the most competitive in recent memory. We’re delighted that Martin has joined us to process collections and provide departmental support! Read on to get to know him and what he’s excited to do this summer in his own . . .
Winter Carnival is almost here! The Michigan Tech Archives is pleased to co-host the Alumni Social on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Opie Reading Room of the Library. On view will be the limited-time exhibit “Queens of Carnivals Past,” featuring crowns, photographs, and other artifacts from past carnivals. This . . .
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 brings scholars and researchers to Michigan Technological University to work with the archives’ collections. Financial support for the . . .
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 summer 2023. Under the direct supervision of one of the archivists on staff, the intern . . .
Today’s blog post was written by one of our outstanding archives student assistants, a 2022 Michigan Tech grad. Now beginning life in the real world, she shares in her experiences in the Michigan Tech Archives in her own words. I guess I’ll introduce myself first — hi, I’m Madison (Madi) Degnitz, and I worked as . . .
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 . . .
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and that means that the reading room at the Michigan Tech Archives is about to get busier. As one might imagine, the average driver finds traveling to the Copper Country in July more appealing than in January. Elsewhere in the country, too, genealogists, students, faculty, authors, . . .
Planes, trains, and automobiles: there was a time when a person bound for the Copper Country could choose any of the three ways to travel. Although many decades have passed since train whistles echoed through Keweenaw towns, cars naturally remain popular, and our Houghton County Memorial Airport continues to serve Copper Country fliers. Early airports . . .