Guide to Museum and Archival Collections I-M
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection
An artificial collection of objects, books, records, and photographs associated with Copper Country Odd Fellows lodges including Calumet Lodge No. 134, Calumet Encampment, No. 77, Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, No. 15, Hecla Lodge No. 90, Stella Rebekah Lodge No. 206, and Keweenaw Lodge No. 535. Furniture, regalia, and records make up the bulk of the collection. Other highlights of the collection include decorative/symbolic prints used in the lodge hall. Records in the collection include ledgers, meeting minutes, reports, membership information, and various other materials related the administrative and ceremonial activities of the lodges. Records were produced between 1870 and 1994.
CAT # KEWE 40005
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Janet Anuta Dalquist Papers
A 1962 paper by Janet Anuta Dalquist, "Singers and Songs: A paper on early music in the Copper Country," written for a presentation to the Home Study Club, and associated records.
ACC # KEWE-00089
A small collection of photographs, some records, and a short memoir documenting Jean Marjorie Munn's experience working for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in the 1940s.
ACC # KEWE-00038
Joan Truscott Postcard Collection
19 uncirculated postcards from the Keweenaw Peninsula in the early 20th century.
ACC # KEWE-00244
John Garber Collection
A bronze C&H medal awarded to Joseph Cosso, a souvenir copper crumb tray, and materials documenting John Garber's tenure as a member of the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, 1998-2000.
ACC # KEWE-00297 & ACC # KEWE-00322
John Sullivan National Park Papers
A collection of records documenting the establishment of Keweenaw National Historical Park.
ACC # KEWE-00284
John Surbeck Papers
Two clippings and a program regarding John Surbeck and the Surbeck Orchestra, of Hancock.
ACC # KEWE-00257
Jon Lohla Copper Country Railroads Collection
Assorted Copper Country railroad and mining company (and related companies) stock certificates and other business records collected by photographer and railroad enthusiast Jon Lohla.
ACC # KEWE-00246
Kaleva Sick & Accident Aid Association Records
Copies of Finnish-language membership applications dating from 1899-1909 and an English-language medical examination form.
ACC # KEWE-00249
Kananen Family Movies
A small collection of 8mm film footage originally shot by Bill Kananen and transferred to DVD, documenting parades, recreational activities, the fire which destroyed the Calumet Congregational Church in 1949, and other aspects of life in the Keweenaw in the mid 20th century.
ACC # KEWE-00279
Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's Records
A small collection documenting the history, adaptation, finances and publications of the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's.
ACC # KEWE-00255
Keweenaw National Historical Park Oral History Project Collection
A collection of audio recordings and associated transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by park staff with local people about the history of the Keweenaw, and some related materials.
An artificial collection of printing plates, presses, and furniture used by the Keweenaw Printing Company in the 20th century. The collection also includes many of the company's business records from the same period.
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Laurium National Register Nomination Records
A collection of binders containing the 1994-1995 survey card, a 2003 survey sheet, an historical information sheet, and some 2003 and historic photos of properties in the Village of Laurium, as well as some associated records and the completed nomination.
ACC # KEWE-00
Lawrence T. Fadner Navy Radio Research Papers
A small collection documenting the Navy wireless Marconi station at Calumet, Michigan, 1915-1922 and the life and career of Leo Young.
A small collection of photographs and household furnishings belonging to the family of Charles Lawton, reportedly used by the family when he was superintendent at the Quincy Mining Company.
ACC # KEWE-00272 & ACC # KEWE-00277
An assembled collection of photographs and records produced by or for the Quincy Mining Company, documenting their operations in the early 20th century.
ACC # KEWE-00001
Lucchesi Family Papers
A collection of photographs, correspondence, business records, scrapbooks, other papers and some objects documenting the life of an Italian immigrant family in the Copper Country in the early 20th century.
Lutz Family Collection
A small collection of Sunday school picture cards, two letters, a large silk banner from a Red Jacket Hungarian fraternal organization, and an embroidered baptismal font cover from the Hungarian Reformed Church in Kearsarge.
ACC # KEWE-00223 & ACC # KEWE-00229
A collection of photographs, correspondence, and other papers, as well as a few objects and a number of books, documenting the life of a large, extended Finnish immigrant family in Calumet in the early 20th century.
ACC # KEWE-00281
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McLean-Kennedy Insurance Agency Records
A small collection of records from the Union Building in Calumet.
ACC # KEWE-00181
A collection of photographs produced by Myrno M. Petermann, a local professional photographer, in the early 20th century. Many of the professional photos documenting buildings and sights of the Keweeenaw included in the collection were produced for the Keweenaw Printing Company. Some associated publications are included in the collection. A large number of personal and family snapshots are also included in the collection, with an emphasis on outdoor recreational activities in the Keweenaw. A few objects are also included in the collection; most notably a large wall clock which reportedly came from the Cliff Mine office.
ACC # KEWE-00052, ACC # KEWE-00084, ACC # KEWE-00164, ACC # KEWE-00182, ACC # KEWE-00196, ACC # KEWE-00224, ACC # KEWE-00273 & ACC # KEWE-00278
Did You Know?
Many copper mining companies in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula followed a management practice known as corporate paternalism. The companies provided housing, schools, hospitals, libraries, bath houses and other amenities in order to attract and retain a loyal and productive workforce.