NHPRC “Detailed Grant” Processing Project, 2012-2014

The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections has received funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission under its “Detailed Grant” category.

The project, entitled “Extracting Buried Treasure: Enhancing Access to Manuscripts About Michigan’s Copper County,” will fund  two full-time archivists to arrange, preserve, and describe to current archival standards 92 manuscript collections that document the lives and residents of Michigan’s “Copper Country,” a four-county region in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Collections to be processed are primarily paper-based and include diaries, personal papers, organizational records, and corporate documents relating to Michigan’s historic Keweenaw copper mining district. A full list of the collections is available here.

Project funding is for two years and should extend into early 2014.

Project documents from this project are available here.
Blog postings about this project are available here.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is a Division of the National Archives and Records Administration, a United States federal agency based in Washington, D.C.

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