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Wilfred Erickson Oral History Interview collection

Identifier: CRHS-002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three items. The first is an oral history interview with copper miner Wilfred Erickson conducted by Jim Dulemba in 1968. Erickson discusses life in the Copper Country, his work as a copper miner, and the history of the Atlantic Mine area. The other two items are videos created by the Copper Range Historical Society and Painesdale Mine and Shaft using audio from the Erickson interview.


  • 1968
  • 2021


Conditions Governing Access

Available online and open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copper Range Historical Society holds the copyright to materials that are not in the public domain and reserves all rights. Permission to use materials outside of fair use from the Wilfred Erickson Oral History Interview collection (CRHS-002) must be obtained from the Copper Range Historical Society. They may be reached by phone at 906-487-9412 or 906-482-6125.

Biographical / Historical

Wilfred Erickson was born in 1903 and died in 1983. He lived in Atlantic Mine, MI and worked as a miner.


903 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection has only one series, Audiovisual materials. The items within the series are arranged chronologically.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original records are held by the Copper Range Historical Society. They can be contacted at 44 Trimountain Ave., P.O. Box 148, South Range, MI, 49963 or by phone at 906-487-9412 or 906-482-6125.

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Wilfred Erickson Oral History Interview collection
In Progress
Annika Peterson
16 August 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Copper Range Historical Society Repository

44 Trimountain Ave.
P.O. Box 148
South Range MI 49963


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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