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Dewey Tippett Interview Transcript

 Digital Record


  • 1994-04-24


Dewey Tippett, a Cleveland Cliffs miner, describes the life of an Upper Peninsula miner in the 1950s. The interview is conducted by his daughter. She asks him to define different mining terms such as drifting, sublevel caving, lagging, dog drifts, caging, timbering, contract mining, and more. Much of the interview is Dewey discussing his jobs as a dispatcher and a timbering supervisor and describing his responsibilities for each of his jobs.

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Permission to publish the Dewey Tippett Interview Transcript must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


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Existence and Location of Originals

Logan ? (The Scope and Contents note on MSS-180, Oral histories of underground iron miners, says that there is an interview with Dewey Tippett. However, this interview is not listed in the actual inventory...)

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