Iron mines and mining.
Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of one blueprint design of a mine shaft for the Briar Hill Mine. The blueprint includes a detailed list of supplies and labor required to sink the shaft. Information includes cost of labor, timber, explosives, cost of fuel, hoistings, blacksmithing and supplies. The shaft was expected to reach a depth of 1,200 feet and take two years for construction. The blueprint is signed by "Captain William Bond" and dated 1911.
This collection is comprised of some of the professional publications of Dr. Fillmore C.F. Earney. The collection's focus is on mining and mineral resources. Of particular note is the report entitled "Marquette County Growth Impact Study (1975)." This report examines the impact of mining operations by the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company on the population and economic growth of Marquette County.
These files contain research documents by Judith DeMark, a former Northern Michigan University history professor, on the history of Marquette. Topics include mining, immigration, Finnish folklore, and tuberculosis.
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION GUIDE
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.
These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.
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