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 . . .
This category will include posts about the holdings of the Michigan Tech Archives: manuscript materials, photographs, maps, books, and other physical items held by the department.
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’, . . .
The Archives Reading Room reopened for research on Tuesday, April 2. Current hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This has allowed the Garden (lowest) Level of the library to be reopened as well. Delays associated with the freeze-drying and delivery processes — our materials are being managed by . . .
The Michigan Tech Archives is pleased to announce three recipients of awards in its 2013 travel grant program. Funding for the program is provided by the Friends of the Van Pelt Library, and encourages out-of-town scholars to visit Houghton to undertake research using the collections of the Michigan Tech Archives. Robert Goodrich, associate professor of . . .
A temporary Archives service will operate on a limited basis starting on Monday, Nov. 19. An area will be accessible through the library’s north stairwell and will operate from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Due to the disaster, portions of the Archives collections will not be accessible initially. But other materials, including . . .
Originally published in Tech Today, November 1, 2012 by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Tech The Michigan Tech Archives are recovering from the Oct. 26 fire and ensuing water damage. Though the facility remains closed, recovery crews are working to restore the area and its documents, with the aim of reopening it to the public. At about . . .
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 . . .
A new exhibit in the reading room of the Michigan Tech Archives explores 125 years of history at Michigan Technological University. Documents and memorabilia make up the exhibit, showing how the University has grown and changed with time. The University’s unique culture can be seen in everything from a class catalogue from 1890 – when . . .
“People, Place and Time: Michigan’s Copper Country Through the Lens of J.W. Nara,” a traveling exhibit created by the Michigan Tech Archives, has moved to the Sulo and Aileen Maki Library at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan. The exhibit explores the life and times of Calumet photographer J.W. Nara and is open to the public . . .
Historical photographs from the Michigan Tech Archives depicting the 1913 Michigan Copper Strike and relating to the tragedy at Calumet’s Italian Hall on December 24, 1913, are featured in a new film to be screened on October 5 and 6 in Calumet. The film, entitled “1913 Massacre,” explores the historical events as well as the lasting cultural impact . . .