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Day Mines Group

Records, 1890-1981

The late Henry L. Day of Wallace, Idaho, donated the records of Day Mines, Inc. and its predecessor companies to the University of Idaho in the early 1980s. Grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C program, the University of Idaho, with additional support from the Library Associates of the University of Idaho (recipients of a major bequest from Henry L. Day), and others made possible the processing of nearly 2,000 cubic feet of mining records.

The project director was Terry Abraham, Head, Special Collections at the University of Idaho Library. During 1987/1988, Herman Ronnenberg served as project director. Appraisal, arrangement, and description were begun by Richard C. Davis as project archivist from the end of 1986 into 1989 and carried on by Michael Tarabulski as project archivist in 1991-1992. Among those who worked on the two projects were Doug Carr, Gregory Eisenlein, Harriet Essiam, Susan Hamlin, Jennifer Jenness, Lena Johnson, Dana Miller, Dixie Miller, Judith Nielsen, Kelly Clark O'Brien, Marilyn Sandmeyer, Leslie Smallwood, Clay Williams, and Wilma M. Woods. Advice and comments on the appraisal of mining records were received from Earl H. Bennett, Francis X. Blouin, Jr., Maynard Brichford, William S. Greever, Michael Ostrogorsky, Duane A. Smith, Clark C. Spence, and Glenn Vent. A guide to the records has been published as Day to Day: A Guide to the Records of the Historic Day Mines Group in the University of Idaho Library; edited by Terry Abraham and Richard C. Davis; Moscow: University of Idaho Library, 1992.

The Day Mines collection deposited in the University of Idaho Library is organized into seventy-three manuscript groups and includes the records of over eighty corporations or mining partnerships acquired by, merged with, or established by the Days, or in which the Days at some time held a dominant interest. Each group documents one or more variations on the means of organizing capital and labor for the exploitation of mineral wealth. The corporate records relate to a variety of economic, social, and political topics, such as air and water pollution, the life of the working man, taxation, social welfare, and business organization and capitalization, as well as to the more specific aspects of mineral land acquisition, mine development, mine and smelter technology, metal marketing and the relations between mines and smelter companies from the 1890s into the 1980s. However, there is little related to the Coeur d'Alene mining wars of the 1890s.


Inventories:

Aetna Mining and Milling Company
Records, 1915-1938 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 238
Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company
Records, 1917-1941 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 260
Ambergris Consolidated Mining Company
Records, 1901-1950 - 4.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 250
Aurum Mining Company
Records, 1916-1953 - 15 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 235
Basin Mining Company
Records, 1902-1938 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 239
Ben Hur Mining Company
Records, 1907-1940 - 0.66 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 284
Benton Mining Company
Records, 1894-1920 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 271
Big Eight Group
Records, 1916-1943 - 0.20 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 323
Blue Grouse Mining Company, Limited
Records, 1898-1920- 0.33 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 261
Bryan Mining Company
Records, 1907-1931 - 0.33 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 285
C & R Mining Company
Records, 1904-1961 - 2 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 281
Callahan Zinc-Lead Company
Records, 1910-1948 - 0.33 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 262
Cincinnati Mining Company
Records, 1923-1961 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 295
Coeur D'Alene Mining & Smelting Company
Records, 1904-1937 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 276
Copper King Mining and Smelting Company
Records, 1901-1949 - 5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 252
Crystal Lead Mines Company
Records, 1914-1947 - 2.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 279
Custer Consolidated Mining Company
Records, 1899-1924 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 246
Dakins Company
Records, 1938-1942 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 296
Day Development Company
Records, 1917-1963 - 5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 298
Day Mines, Inc.
Records, 1921-1985 - 59 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 306
Dayrock Mining Company
Records, 1923-1953 - 17.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 272
Diem Mines Limited
Records, 1949-1967 - l cubic foot - Manuscript Group 305
Doro Company
Records, 1939-1941 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 297
Duluth Mining Company
Records, 1909-1947 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 278
East Standard Mining Company
Records, 1911-1953 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 299
Fern Mining Company
Records, 1946-1968 - 1 volume - Manuscript Group 320
Gertie Mining Company
Records, 1900-1944 - 1.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 253
Gold Hunter Mines
Records, 1918-1966 - 3 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 283
Guelph Mining and Milling Company, Limited
Records, 1900-1929 - 2.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 243
Happy Day Mining Company
Records, 1899-1947 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 277
Hercules Mining Company
Records, 1892-1947 - 73 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 236
Homestake Mining Company
Records, 1909-1943 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 258
Honolulu Mining Company
Records, 1906-1924 - 1 volume - Manuscript Group 244
Hornsilver Mining and Milling Company
Records, 1901-1960 - 1.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 282
Howard Mining Company
Records, 1939-1942 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 300
Humming Bird Mining Company
Records, 1898-1936 - 3 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 237
Idaho and Eastern Mining and Milling Company
Records, 1903-1938 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 240
Idora Mining Company
Records, 1906-1929 - 0.33 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 263
Imperial Mining Company
Records, 1904-1945 - 4.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 254
Kanaka Corporation
Records, 1937-1940 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 319
King Mining Company
Records, 1908-1961 - 2.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 251
Laclede Mining Company, Limited
Records, 1903-1950 - 2 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 242
Last Chance Copper Mining Company
Records, 1907-1940 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 286
Marsh Mines Consolidated
Records, 1888-1947 - 5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 255
Mines Contracting Company
Records, 1936-1944 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 301
Monitor Mining Company
Records, 1937-1947 - 12 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 259
National Copper Mining Company
Records, 1906-1944 - 4 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 256
Northport Smelting and Refining Company
Records, 1898-1936 - 38 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 234
Option Mining Company
Records, 1925-1951 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 274
Oreano Mining Company
Records, 1902-1929 - 1.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 270
Orofino Group
Records, 1925-1945 - 0.20 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 324
Pennsylvania Smelting Company
Records, 1899-1943 - 3 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 294
Phoenix Mining and Milling Company
Records, 1905-1955 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 280
Portland Mining Company
Records, 1912-1947 - 1 cubic foot -Manuscript Group 264
Potosi Placers
Records, 1935-1941 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 302
Puritan Mining Company
Records, 1905-1940 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 248
Ray-Jefferson Mining Company
Records, 1909-1951 - 5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 265
Roanoke Mining Company
Records, 1907-1938 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 241
Roxbury Placers
Records, 1930-1946 - 2.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 303
Sherman Development Company
Records, 1916-1922 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 269
Sherman Lead Company
Records, 1918-1953 - 23.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 268
Snowy Peak Mining Company
Records, 1906-1916 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 249
Sonora Mining and Milling Company
Records, 1897-1944 - 3 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 257
Stanley Mining Company
Records, 1900-1947 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 292
Strattons Mines Company
Records, 1923-1930 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 273
Success Mining Company
Records, 1906-1953 - 16 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 291
Sunset Lease
Records, 1940-1966 - 1.5 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 304
Sunshine Mining Company
Records, 1907-1943 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 275
Tamarack & Chesapeak Mining Company
Records, 1897-1915 - 3.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 245
Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Company
Records, 1907-1948 - 76 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 247
Treasure Vault Mining Company
Records, 1906-1947 - 1 cubic foot - Manuscript Group 290
Trinum Company
Records, 1935-1939 - 1 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 293
Tuscumbia Mining Company
Records, 1911-1941 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 266
West Sunset Mining Company
Records, 1911-1931 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 267
Western Union Mining Company
Records, 1917-1951 - 4.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 289
Wilbur Mining Company
Records, 1906-1930 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 288
Woodburn Mining Company
Records, 1937-1940 - 0.5 cubic feet - Manuscript Group 287

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