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Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper

Identifier: IAHS-001

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single issue of the Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper from January 1, 1889.


  • 1889-01-01

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

In the public domain. (

Biographical / Historical

The Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper began in 1886 and was published until 1951, when it merged with the Ishpeming Reflector. It had previously been called the Weekly Agitator from 1879 to 1881 and the Ishpeming Iron Agitator from 1882 to 1886.

This issue of the Iron Ore is particularly noteworthy because it contains many illustrations from renowned commercial artist Will Bradley (1868-1962). Bradley was an Ishpeming native who worked for the Ishpeming Iron Ore in the 1870s and 1880s. He went on to become an artist for books, magazines, posters, and catalogs as well as a filmmaker and author.

(Source: University of Delaware exhibit on Will H. Bradley,


1 item

Language of Materials



No arrangement. There is only a single item in the collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original records are held by the Ishpeming Area Historical Society. They can be contacted at

Related Materials

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives has microfilm copies of the Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper from 1874-1953.

View This Collection Online

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

Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper
In Progress
Annika Peterson
16 November 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Ishpeming Area Historical Society Repository

308 Cleveland Ave, Ste. 303
Ishpeming Michigan 49849 USA


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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