Sunday, February 24, 2008

MTU's 2008 Research Travel Awards

2008 Library News & Events

[2/22/08]The MTU Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections announce the 2008 Research Travel Awards, making a total of twenty researchers that have been funded through the program since its start a decade ago. This year's winners will use Archives collections in innovative ways. Projects include online ethnographic resources, a historical documentary, and research of Native American mining sites. The Grant is funded by the Friends of the Van Pelt Library.

This year, researchers will make use of the Archives collections in some innovative ways. Filmmaker Thomas Beach plans a 90-minute video documentary of the 1913 copper miners strike. Michelle Hamilton, University of Guelph, will research Native American mines and early mineral exploration by white settlers. A team of genealogical researchers, Cecile Jensen, Michigan Polonia, and Brother Joseph Martin, Lewis University, will enrich online resources with material on the early Polish immigrant community in Calumet.

The Friends of the Van Pelt Library provides financial sponsorship for the Michigan Tech Archives Travel Award program and makes it possible for researchers from outside the area to explore the unique Archives' unique collections. For further information about the award program or the collections at the MTU Archives, call 487-2505.