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    National Historical Park Michigan

Guide to Museum and Archival Collections D-H

 
 
Historic Photo: Man shoveling snow on Hecla Street in Laurium in 1933.

Man shoveling snow on Hecla Street in Laurium in 1933.

Eleanor Likovich Photograph Collection
A collection of photographs and family photograph albums documenting life in and residents of the Copper Country in the late 19th and early 20th-centuries, and some local publications.
ACC # KEWE-00293
 
Flora M. Dawe Personal Papers
A small notebook containing handwritten diary entries, some from as early as 1885.
ACC # KEWE-00201
 
Forest Hill Cemetery Records
Microfilm copies of the sexton's records for the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.
ACC # KEWE-00057
 
Foresters of America Records
A collection of records from Foresters of America Court North Star, No. 17, of Calumet. Records in the collection include receipt books, financial reports, membership information, and various other materials pertaining to the administrative and ceremonial activities of Court North Star, produced between 1890-1969.
CAT # KEWE 40502
Download the finding aid for the Foresters of America Records (Adobe pdf)
 
Founding and Administering Keweenaw National Historical Park Oral History Collection
A collection of oral history interviews with former staff and others involved with the establishment and administration of Keweenaw National Historical Park.
[Multiple Accessions]
 
Frank Beatty Papers
A small collection of C&H records, three copies of the C&H employee newsletter "The Drift," and two photos of the Freda Mill.
ACC # KEWE-00280
 
photo: fraternal organization garment

Masonic robe

Free & Accepted Masons Collection
An artificial collection of regalia, books, and other objects, and a few records from Copper Country Masonic lodges, including F.&A.M. Calumet Lodge No. 271, the Knights Templar Montrose Commandery, No. 38, and the Royal Arch Masons (R.A.M.) No. 153. Records include booklets, financial documents, membership information, and various other materials related to the administrative and ceremonial activities of the lodges. Records in the collection were produced between 1870 and 1994, and complement records held by the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections.
CAT # KEWE 40008
Download the finding aid for the Free & Accepted Masons Collection (Adobe pdf)
 
Historic Photo: Lake Superior Produce workers posed for a photo. Circa 1915

Lake Superior Produce workers pose for a photo, circa 1915.

George Rowe Photograph Collection
A small collection of photographs documenting life and work in the Copper Country in the early 20th century.
ACC # KEWE-00289
 
Historic Photo: Gipp residence at Wolverine Mine in 1899.

Gipp residence at Wolverine Mine in 1899.

Gipp Family Collection
A small collection of photographs, a nurse's uniform, pin, and commemorative plaque which belonged to long-time Calumet Public Hospital administrator Manila Gipp, and an oil portrait of Ms. Gipp.
ACC # KEWE-00228
 
Archival material: A letter from Capt. Wm. Alburtus to his brother Sam from Fort Wilkins, dated October 12, 1845.

A letter from Capt. Wm. Alburtus at Fort Wilkins to his brother Sam, dated October 12, 1845.

Grahek Postal Covers Collection
A small collection of postal covers from the Copper Country, 1845-1865.
 
Greenland Township Records
A collection of records documenting the governmental services and operations of the Township of Greenland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, on loan to Keweenaw National Historical Park from Greenland Township.
ACC # KEWE-00299
 
HABS/HAER NPS Records of the Quincy Mine
A collection of copies of the reports, drawings, and field photos associated with the HAER survey of the Quincy Mine in 1978.
ACC # KEWE-00202 & ACC # KEWE-
 
April 1968 color slide of Champion Mill at Freda.

April 1968 color slide of Champion Mill at Freda.

Helsel Slide Collection
A small collection of color transparencies of the Baltic Mill at Freda and what are probably the hoists at the C&H Ahmeek 3&4 shafts in the 1960s, shortly before they were demolished/scrapped.
 
Historic Photo: The Masons hold their 50th Anniversary banquet in the third floor ballroom of Calumet's Union Building.

The Masons hold their 50th Anniversary banquet in the third floor ballroom of Calumet's Union Building.

Historic Keweenaw Photograph Collection
An artificial collection of historic studio portrait card photos and other images documenting life in the Keweenaw in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[Multiple Accessions]
 
Historic Photo: A stereoview of a Calumet & Hecla rescue crew near a shafthouse, circa 1910.

A stereoview of a Calumet & Hecla rescue crew near a shafthouse, circa 1910.

Historic Keweenaw Stereoview Collection
An artificial collection of stereoviews including a series on C&H produced by the Keystone Views company, and a series on the Italian Hall disaster and its aftermath.
[Multiple Accessions]
 

Did You Know?

A small memorial park in Calumet, Michigan where the Italian Hall once stood is for the 74 people killed in a stampede on Dec. 24, 1913.

Woody Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre" brought attention to a tragedy that occurred in Calumet, Michigan on December 24, 1913 during a bitter copper miner's strike. Reports claim that a shout of fire caused panic at a party at the Italian Hall. 73 people died in the stampede down the steep stairway.