Oral histories of underground iron miners
MSS-180

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Bjork, Glenn
Creator
Kaarina, Lucas
Creator
La Jeunesse, Louis
Creator
Lucas, William
Creator
Maki, Ralph
Creator
Smail, Duane Tibbet
Creator
Smail, Lowell K.--Interviews
Creator
Tippett, Dewey B
Title
Oral histories of underground iron miners
ID
MSS-180
Date [inclusive]
1960-1994
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the Oral histories of underground iron miners, MSS-180, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

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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, Lucas Kaarina, Louis La Jeunesse, William Lucas, Ralph Maki, Duane Tibbet Smail, Lowell K. Smail, and Dewey B. Tippett. Each miner recounts his experiences as an underground iron miner working for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company on the Marquette Iron Range in Marquette County, Michigan. Also included in the collection are release forms and other documentation of the project.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives

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

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mary Tippett Andes in 1997.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company--Employees--Interviews.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Marquette Iron Range (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Andes, Mary Tippett
  • Bjork, Glenn--Interviews
  • Kaarina, Lucas--Interviews
  • La Jeunesse, Louis--Interviews
  • Lucas, William--Interviews
  • Maki, Ralph--Interviews
  • Smail, Duane Tibbet--Interviews
  • Smail, Lowell K.--Interviews
  • Tippett, Dewey B.--Interviews

Subject(s)

  • Iron miners--Michigan--Marquette County--Interviews.
  • Iron miners--Michigan--Marquette Iron Range--Interviews.
  • Iron mines and mining--Michigan--Marquette County.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Box 1 of 1 

18-02-16

Transcript--Underground Mining--Glen Bjork 

Transcript--Underground Mining--Louis LaJeunesse 

Transcript--Underground Mining--William Lucas 

Transcript--Underground Mining--Ralph Maki 

Transcript--Underground Mining--Lowell K. Smail, Apr 5, 1994 1994 

"The Last Generation Underground" Stories of the Men who Mined the Ore, by Mary Tippett Andes 

Underground Mining--Interview Paperwork--Blank 

Underground Mining-- Proof Sheets and negitives 

"Conducting Oral Interviews" 

Underground Mining- Miner's Lingo and Completed Interview Data sheets 

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Cassette

Cassette tapes   24.0 tapes

2-6-2

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