Iron mines and mining.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note 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.
Collection — Box 21-01-03
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Canisteo Mining Company president's office's executive activities for the Canisteo Mining Company from 1904 to 1932. The collection contains correspondence, leases and related negotiation memorandums, exploration records, statements: expense, inventory, labor, payroll, property taxes, and royalty documents all pertaining to Mesabi Iron Range (Minnesota) properties.Record Series 1. Financial records, including payroll, invoices and receipts for...
Dates: 1904 - 1931
Scope and Contents This collection contains business records for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company from 1905 to 1918 and consists four series:Series I - Gwinn Area Design and Development records. 33 folders. This series consists of information and correspondence relating to the design, development, and operation of CCI properties in the Gwinn/Swanzy area. Gwinn was a model company town created by the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company. The volume contains estimate and authorization records...
Dates: 1905 - 1918
Collection — Box 06-01-01
Scope and Contents Note 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.
Collection — Box 21-02-02
Content Description This material was received in 1 banker box that contained 4 legal-size expanding wallets. The markings on the wallets were: “W31948 Frank Stone-Personal-Iron Duke Mine.” Inside of one was a pocket file with “Frank B. Stone from Bigelow the last gasp I’m sure” written on it. These wallets contained correspondence, large manila envelopes, stock options, proxy certificates, meeting minutes, financial reports, tax records, documents pertaining to the purchase and selling of the mine....
Dates: 1867 - 1962
Collection — Box 19-01-03
Scope and Contents The Roland Juchemich memoirs, MSS-336, consists of five series with a total of 8 folders. Series 1: Events -- Biannual Tracy Mine Reunion, 1 folder containing flyers and news articles referencing the reunions.Series 2: News Clippings, 1 folder containing newspaper and newsletter articles relating to the Tracy Mine. The majority of these clippings were taken from the Jones and McLaughlin Ore Company newsletters.Series 3: Memories, 1 folder containing...
Dates: 1951 - 1993
Collection — Box 02-07-03
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1848 - 1998
Collection — Box 06-02-02
Scope and Contents Note This collection is comprised of published volumes of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Marquette County Board of Supervisors in Marquette, Michigan from 1933 to 1941. Each volume contains narrative reports and financial statements for each county department and service. Of particular note are the reports of the director of the Morgan Heights Sanatorium. The Sanatorium provided care for tuberculosis cases in Marquette County. These reports provide valuable demographic information...
Dates: 1933 - 1941
Collection — Box 04-07-01
Scope and Contents This collection consists of miscellaneous documents on the mining and timber industries in Marquette County in the twentieth century. It was donated by Pat Schierup from the Sloan Museum in Flint, MI. The records and correspondence include listings of mining properties, accident reports, complaints, and timbering information and planning. The documents were obtained at the same estate sale and were organized into an artificial collection.
Dates: 1928 - 1975
Scope and Contents note Includes various publications and printed material relating to the mining industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Scope and Contents MS 86-100 is the largest of the collection’s record groups and includes 2,908 items and 235 maps. The record group consists of numerous record series, including Routine Business records Formal Business records, Agents Annual Reports, Mining records, Transportion records, Correspondence, and Maps and Plans. These record series include, but are not limited to, a variety of record types, including payroll books, ledgers, balance sheets, deeds, leases, bondholder agreements, contracts, and cost...
Scope and Contents note This collection contains blueprints of various types of mining equipment and structures.
Scope and Contents note This collection contains a 24 audiocassettes and selected transcripts of interviews with eight former underground iron miners, as conducted by Mary Tippett Andes between 1960 and 1994. The miners interviewed are Glenn Bjork, Louis La Jeunesse, William Lucas, Ralph Maki, Lowell K. Smail, and Dewey B. Tippett. Two miners' wives, Kaarina Lucas and Dawne Tippett Smail, were also interviewed. Each miner recounts his experiences as an underground iron miner working for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron...
Scope and Contents note The Red Dust records consist of approximately 800 oral history interviews documenting the history of the Central Upper Peninsula. The collection's materials include transcripts of oral history interviews, stories written for the “Red Dust” publication, cassette tapes of various interviews, and videos documenting the local history. Those who are interested in the local history of the Central Upper Peninsula as well as the impact of major historical events such as the Depression and World War...
Scope and Contents note This collection documents Ernest "Ernie" Ronn's activity as a union organizer and labor leader for the United Steel Workers headquartered in Negaunee, Michigan. The collection includes photographs, personal memorabilia, books on labor history, manuscripts of his memoirs, and correspondence. The collection also includes an oral history interview conducted by Dr. Russell M. Magnaghi on December 15, 1998. A new accession to the original collection includes memorabilia, photographs, awards,...
Dates: 1946 - 1999
Collection — Box 15-05-02
Scope and Contents note This collection contains general correspondence concerning business activities include invoices and receipts of The Soo Hardware Company in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The correspondence dates from 1911 to 1918. The material has intrinsic value as an example of early twentieth century business correspondence.
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of black and white photographs in various sizes from 1946. The photographs document groups (including the United Steelworkers of America Local 4950), individuals, organizing activities, publicity events, negotiating sessions, picket lines, and parades that occurred during the Iron Workers' Strike of 1946 in Ishpeming and Negaunee, Michigan.
Collection — Box 09-05-03
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business correspondence of the Winthrop Iron Company. This correspondence is in the form of letters and Western Union telegraphs. The materials cover the time span of August 1899 to October 22, 1901, the time period covering the take over of Winthrop Mine by National Steel. Correspondents are: Winthrop Iron Company, Oliver Iron Mining Company, I. B. Davis and Son, Manufacturers, Chapin Mining Company, M. A. Hanna and Company, and F. Braastad and Company.
Dates: 1899-08 - 1901-10-22
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