Category: Newspapers

Flashback Friday: ‘Tis the Season of Giving

Our Flashback Friday photo this week takes us to Christmastime in Calumet in 1958. The Calumet Theater must have been quite the site on December 9, 1958  with the lobby overflowing with toys and roughly 600 children in attendance for a charitable celebration. Sponsored by the Merchants and Miners Bank, the U.P. Power Co., the…


Flashback Friday: Mining History at Copper Falls Mine

Break time underground. (MTU Neg 03074) Happy Flashback Friday! We hope that you all had a howling good time at the Haunted Mine tour put on by students at Michigan Tech and hosted by the Quincy Mine Hoist Association! Undoubtedly, the deep, dark recesses of a mine like Quincy is the perfect backdrop for a…


Flashback Friday: Say Cheese!

Wheel of Gorgonzola cheese from the Stella Cheese Company, undated Just in queso didn’t know, some of the staff at the Michigan Tech Archives really love cheesy puns. So for this week’s Flashback Friday we couldn’t resist highlighting a piece of cheesy Copper Country history: the establishment of the Stella Cheese Company in Baltic, Michigan.…


Flashback Friday: Unexpected Change: Fire at the Metallurgy Building

The Metallurgy Building on fire, March 15, 1923. For this week’s Flashback Friday we’re remembering how quickly change can happen overnight, sometimes when you least expect it.  The early 20th century Michigan Tech campus looked vastly different than it does today, not only in terms of the courses and degrees it offers, but its physical landscape.…


It’s Homecoming Weekend at Michigan Tech!

Homecoming parade, 1948. Happy Homecoming, Huskies! We’re honoring homecoming weekend with a flashback to 1948. According to coverage of the event in the Michigan Tech Lode, the 1948 homecoming was the “most successful Homecoming weekend ever held at Tech.” Festivities included a parade and football rally Friday night. Attendees were told to meet at the…


Call for Volunteers, History Unfolded and Newspaper Project – Summer 2017

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is currently seeking volunteers for a temporary newspaper project. The volunteer project includes participation in History Unfolded, an internationally significant research project administered by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), as well as assisting with upkeep for the Copper Country and Michigan Tech Vertical Files.…


Happy (Vintage) Fourth of July Weekend!

Fireworks over Lake Superior and the small-town treetops, parades and campfires, cold beer and family get-togethers are some favorite, time-honored traditions of a Copper Country Independence Day weekend. While red, white, and blue are the hallmark colors of the holiday, we found some festive advertisements in black and white newsprint from our historic newspapers collection.…


Happy (Vintage) Easter!

Swapping winter wools for light spring cloths, tasty ham, rabbits and candy are just a few of our favorite Easter traditions. Scroll through some 20th century print advertisements our staff has found in a couple of our local historic newspapers. Printed in the Calumet News, April 10,1925 on page 10 Printed in the Daily Mining Gazette, April…