Category: Manuscript Collections

Help from Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company

Telephone directories from Calumet and Hecla The telephone has become so ubiquitous in our lives that we often forget it’s a relatively new technology.  In 1952, Calumet and Hecla  provided some help using the telephone in their telephone directory.  In case you need some help yourselves: “Before attempting to dial a call, lift the receiver…


National Park Helps With Preservation

Keweenaw National Historical Park is assisting the Michigan Tech Archives in preserving records of the Copper Range Company.  During our current processing and cataloging project (funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission), some documents of the former mining company and its common carrier railroad were discovered to be a bit moldy. This isn’t…


Grant Funds Two Archivists

Senior Project Archivist, Rachael Bussert Processing Archivist, Daniel Michelson The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections has begun a two-year project funded by a $168,000 grant from the “Detailed Processing Projects” program of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant will be used to improve access to 92 historic collections…