The Keweenaw Digital Archives surpassed an impressive milestone in April 2015 – the online repository for the Michigan Tech Archives’ digital images now hosts just over 13,000 images. The Digital Archives got its start as a grant project funded by the Michigan Humanities Council in 2004-2005. The project was geared at providing online access to . . .
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. These newspapers, along with roughly 70 other local historic newspapers . . .
“No, Kitty! Not Today!” THAT HORRENDOUS DAY, Friday the 13th is here again. It is the time to avoid breaking mirrors, walking under ladders and –. But here is Smokey, the cat, ignoring the good advice of Elinor Matteson. Of course Smoky has nine lives and he is not a bit superstitious.
The Michigan Tech Archives will be open for special hours over Winter Carnival Weekend from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 7nd. Ever since Winter Carnival debuted as the Ice Carnival in 1922, Michigan Tech students have found reason to hope for piles of snow and below freezing temperatures. Though traditions other than . . .
Have a look at these jolly Christmas advertisements for some last minute gift-giving inspiration. Below, we have provided a small curated sample of print advertising from the Daily Mining Gazette ranging from 1903 to 1953. (Clicking directly on any advertisement will make it larger for readability.) A little extra heat is always appreciated in . . .
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 . . .
The Michigan Tech Archives will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday November 28 for the holiday. Standard operating hours will resume the week of December 1. Every year we are met with advertisements for upcoming holidays, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Below, we have a small selection of Thanksgiving advertisements dating from the early . . .
The speakers for “Retrospection & Respect: The 1913-1914 Mining/Labor Strike Symposium of 2014” have been announced! FinnForum X speakers will be added soon. Full conference registration is $30.00 and includes Friday reception and Saturday sessions for both the 1913-1914 Mining/ Labor Strike and FinnForum X concurrent sessions, and includes breakfast and lunch. Keynote dinner reservations . . .
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’, . . .
Join us in celebrating Erik Nordberg’s outstanding service to Michigan Tech and the Copper Country. And, to congratulate him as the new Executive Director of the Michigan Humanities Council. Rozsa Lobby, Tuesday April 23rd, 4 – 6 PM Remarks at 5 PM