Researchers can find a trove of ghoulish retro Halloween photographs in the Daily Mining Gazette Photograph Collection. The Daily Mining Gazette photograph collection contains photographs documenting people and events in the Copper Country. Most of the photographs were taken between 1952 and 1979. This collection was able to be fully processed during the NHPRC grant . . .
For the first NHPRC project blog posting after the October fire, I felt it would be appropriate to take a look at a much more unfortunate case. In 1917, the resident agent of the St. Mary’s Canal Mineral Land Company, F. W. Nichols, was trying to find some early land records. He wrote to Richard . . .
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 and listen for the ‘dial tone’, . . .
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 . . .
What are footprints doing on this Copper Range Company document? A note from Florence E. Gregorich documents that certain records from the Copper Range Company’s old Boston headquarters were sent to Houghton for the use of Dr. J. Robert Van Pelt (former president of Michigan Tech and the library’s namesake) in writing a history of . . .
As this year’s graduate summer intern at the Archives, I’ve come a long way this summer. I mean this both in terms of distance (over 1500 miles from Austin, Texas!) and in my knowledge and appreciation of the Copper Country. While working with the staff here and with the collections, I’ve learned much more about copper mining than . . .
Sometimes when processing manuscript collections we archivists come across unique home storage systems. These slides from the Harold Putnam Photograph Collection have been stored in a waxed paper box with the Harold Putnam’s original filing system. Although FRESHrap may have kept the slides vitamin fresh for many years the slides will be moved to a . . .
As part of a grant-funded project to process manuscript collections, I have been working closely with the records of the Copper Range Company and its subsidiary holdings. In 1913, the Copper Range Railroad Company (CRRR) constructed the Painesdale Cut Off, which altered the course of the main line built in 1899. As in all of the CRRR’s . . .
The Michigan Tech Archives is pleased to have the assistance of Megan Dirickson as a graduate student intern this summer. Megan is currently enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a master of science degree in information studies with a specialization in archives and preservation. During her archival coursework Megan also completed a . . .
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 documenting the history of the Michigan’s Copper Country. The . . .