• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car

    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Researcher Information

Historic photo: the reception desk at the C&H Public Library.
The circulation desk at the former C&H Public Library in 1905.
Keweenaw NHP Archives, Jack Foster Collection
 

Keweenaw National Historical Park’s museum and archival collections are accessible to researchers by appointment only. At least twenty-four hour advanced notice is required, but does not guarantee staff availability. No rush orders will be accepted. Please see Access Policy for more detailed information regarding research in the museum collection. The collections are closed on all federal holidays and weekends.

Please Note: The Keweenaw History Center, home of the park's museum and archival collections, is a historic structure that is not accessible to wheelchair users at this time. Future projects for the building will provide for universal accessibility.

 

Research Requests

To access Keweenaw’s museum and archival collections, researchers must complete and sign the following forms: Access Policy, Researcher Registration form and Copyright Waiver. Anyone interested in obtaining reproduction copies in the form of one-time use digital files of historic images from the museum collections, please review the reproduction fee information. You may submit your request electronically to park archivist, Jeremiah Mason, who will respond with the email address for sending in your forms, or you may mail the forms to:

Keweenaw National Historical Park
Attention: Park Archivist
25970 Red Jacket Road
PO Box 471
Calumet, MI 49913

For further information, please contact the park archivist at:
(906) 337-1207, ext. 260.

 

Additional Area Resources for Researchers

Listed below are other institutions or organizations that manage museum collections or archives and provide services for historical research.

MTU Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections
The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections houses a wide variety of print, graphic and manuscript resources. Subject coverage includes University and campus life, towns and cities throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, and the companies, social organizations, events and personalities of the Copper Country and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Finnish American Heritage Center & Historical Archive at Finlandia University
The Finnish American Historical Archive houses the largest collection of Finnish-North American materials in the world. Along with archival materials, the collection includes genealogical resources, information about Finnish culture, artifacts, and North America's largest collection of Finnish-American artwork.

Did You Know?

Once the scene of buslting industry, the Quincy shaft-rock house at the number 2 shaft and accompanying hoist house sit silent today.

Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.