Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company records
MSS-036

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company.
Creator
Manning, Warren H., (Warren Henry), 1860-1938
Creator
Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951
Title
Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company records
ID
MSS-036
Date [inclusive]
1905 - 1918
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company records, MSS-036, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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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 for various mine locations, correspondence, and financial material related to the establishment of Gwinn. Also included are correspondence from Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company president William G. Mather and urban architect Warren Manning.

Series II - Blueprints and Maps. 1 folder. This series consists of six blueprints and 4 maps of the Gwinn Townsite and various mines.

Series III - Estimate and Authorizations Ledger. This series consists of one ledger containing Estimate and Authorization (E&A) reports for the Gwinn/Swanzy area from 0ct. 1905 - Jan. 1913.

Series IV - Gwinn Area Payroll Ledger. This series consists of one ledger containing payroll records for the Gwinn area.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 04/19/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  07/23/2013

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from William J. Brumm in 1997.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Researchers interested in the history of iron mining in the Upper Peninsula should also consult the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company records on deposit from the State Archives of Michigan. For more information, see the web site at http://webb.nmu.edu/Archives/SiteSections/Collections/CCI/CCI.shtml

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company--History--Sources.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Gwinn (Mich.)--History--Sources.

Personal Name(s)

  • Brumm, William J.

Subject(s)

  • City planning--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Company towns--Michigan--Gwinn.
  • Iron mines and mining--Michigan--Gwinn.

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Collection Inventory

 MSS-036 Gwinn Area Design and Development records (Box 1 of 2) 1905-1916   1.0 box

Box
18-06-10

Ashland Mine 1905-1910 

Austin Mine 1907-1910 

Barnes Mine 1909 

Chase Mine 1913 

Cliffs Shaft Mine 1907-1909 

Crosby Mine 1907-1910 

Gwinn Hotel 1908 

Gwinn Hospital 1908-1909 

Gwinn Townsite 1907-1910 

Hard Ore Mine 1907-1909 

Imperial Mine 1909-1912 

Kidder/Jopling Mine 1908-1916 

Lake Angeline Basin 1907-1910 

Lake Mine 1908-1911 

Lucy Mine 1910 

Maas Mine 1908-1912 

Moro Mine 1907-1908 

Negaunee Mine 1907-1912 

North Lake Mine 1908-1911 

Northwestern/Francis Mine 1908-1915 

Presque Isle Stocking Ground 1908-1911 

Princeton Mine 1907-1911 

Salisbury Mine 1912-1913 

Smith, Morris, and Lloyd Mines 1910-1913 

South Jackson Mine 1909-1910 

Stephenson Mine 1908-1910 

Cliffs Cottage 1908 

Ground Improvements: Various Mines 1912 

Rescue Stations: Various Mines 1911 

Steam Electrical Systems: Various Mines 1909-1913 

Stocking Ore Reports: Various Mines 1907-1909 

Water Power Plants: Carp and AuTrain Rivers 1909-1912 

Correspondence 1907-1911 

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 MSS-036 Blueprints and Maps (Box 2 of 2) 1905-1913   1.0 box

Box
18-06-09

Blueprint--Crosby Mine, Nashwauk, MN - Sketch of Five Room Cottage 

Blueprint--North Lake (SEC 6-47-27): N-S Cross Section through Shaft #2 

Blueprint--North Lake (SEC 1-47-28): N-S Section through Shaft #1 

Blueprint--E-W Section Showing Shafts 1 and 2 

Blueprint--Austin Location Sewer Line Proposal 

Blueprint--Maas Mine Dry-Proposed Addition for Toilet Room 

Map--Crosby Mine Surface 

Map--Townsite of Gwinn, MI (SEC 21-T45N-R25W): Electric Lighting Distribution, Telephones to Use Same Alleys, Proposal (Nov. 12, 1909) 

Map--Townsite of Gwinn, MI (SEC 21-T45N-R25W): Plan Showing Location of Cemetary (May 20, 1908) 

Map--Township 47N, Range 27W, Marquette County, MI 

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Estimate and Authorization Ledger (Oct. 1905-Jan. 1913) 

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Gwinn Area Payroll Ledger (1918) 

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