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Archives related to: Shaw, Quincy Adams, 1826-1908

titleLetter to Quincy Adams Shaw, [July 1863].
repositoryMassachusetts Historical Society
collection titleLetter to his brother, Quincy Adams Shaw, regarding the death of the former’s son, Robert Gould Shaw, in combat with his Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment.

Format: Manuscripts
Call number(s): Special Colls. Loose mss. Shaw
Contained in: In E187 loose mss.
extent4 p.
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titleCalumet and Hecla Mining Companies Collection, 1855-1973 (MS-002)
repositoryMichigan Technological University
collection titleCollection, 1855-1973, of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

Includes corporate records, administrative correspondence, financial and legal documentation, employment and medical records, property and miners2 housing records, as well as operational records from the company2s underground, surface, stamp mill, reclamation, railroad, and smelting operations.

Also includes records of numerous subsidiary and related companies operating in the Michigan copper district and other regions throughout North America. Although the Calumet and Hecla Mining Companies Collection often lacks the depth of specific detail evident in other mining company collections at the Michigan Technological University Archives, it provides comprehensive coverage of Calumet and Hecla's diverse corporate activity during its century of operations.

It contains great detail on the buildings, equipment, technologies, ancillary industries, and communities created to mine and treat the copper ore, and provides surprisingly comprehensive coverage of the workforce employed the company.

The Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company was the most successful corporation to have mined native copper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Through nearly a century of mining activity, the company produced in excess of 4.5 billion pounds of refined copper and issued over $200 million in shareholder dividends. Unlike many of its competitors along the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet and Hecla successfully expanded its operations over several separate mineral bodies, developed capital-intensive ancillary industrial facilities, explored diversified non-mining enterprises, and remained a significant mining corporation at the national and international level well past the district's most productive era.

Arranged in 12 series with 3 appendices: 1. Calumet Mining Co. Records, 1864-1871. 2. Hecla Mining Co. Records, 1864-1871. 3. Calumet and Hecla Corporate Records, 1871-1969. 4. Administrative Records, 1866-1970. 5. Financial/ Legal Records, 1866-1972. 6. Departmental Records, 1858-1969. 7. Divisional Records, 1902-1968. 8. Subsidiary and Related Companies, 1855-1972. 9. Operational Records, 1864-1973. 10. Workforce Records, 1870-1971. 11. Property Records, 1864-1972. 12. Community Records, 1869-1969. Appendix 1. Corporate Offices. Appendix 2. Chronological List of Officers and Executives. Appendix 3. Alphabetical List of Officers and Executives
extent697.0 cubic feet; 623 paige boxes, manuscript boxes, bound volumes and foldered items.
formatsBusiness Papers Administrative Records Correspondence Financial Records Legal Papers
accessContact the staff at the Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections for further assistance.
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