Category: Manuscript Collections

A Man of Many Talents: The Poetry of A.E. Seaman

A.E. Seaman, undated Today, the name A.E. (Arthur Edmund) Seaman is well-known in the Copper Country, largely for his close ties to the Michigan Technological University and for the mineral museum along Sharon Avenue in Houghton that bears his name. Born in Casnovia, Michigan on December 29, 1858, Seaman was a graduate from Michigan Tech,…


Women in the Copper Country: The Hancock Home Study Club

Photograph from the Hancock Home Study Club centennial celebration, 1983. In honor of Women’s History Month we’re featuring the oldest organized women’s club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Hancock Home Study Club. Established in 1883, the club held its initial meeting on May 16 to form a club for the study of art in connection…


Christmas on Isle Royale, Diary entries of a frontier woman

The ever-white winters of the Keweenaw are beautiful, but the intense snowfall can also leave residents feeling isolated. Both of these sentiments become even more true on Isle Royale. The following set of diary entries were written by Lydia Smith Douglass in 1848 during the first year of her marriage to Columbus C. Douglass. During…


Baraga Resident Donates World War I Era Collection

Ellen Raymond, center, donated her father-in-law’s materials to the University Archives after a suggestion from her friend, Sharon Eklund, left. Archivist Beth Russell, right, formally accepted the donation.  (Photo courtesy of Tech Today) The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections was pleased to welcome a new collection this week thanks to a…


Travel Grants Awarded to Five Scholars

The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections has selected five recipients for the 2014 Research Travel Award. This year’s grant recipients take a fresh approach to the rich array of material housed in the Archives. ”]Cameron Burd, a graduate student at Central Michigan University will explore environmental activism in the Lake Superior region…