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Manuscript Group 262

Callahan Zinc-Lead Company

Records, 1910-1948
0.33 cubic feet

The records of the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985. Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Judith Nielsen in June 1988. Processing was completed by Michael Tarabulski in January 1992. Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C "Strengthening Research Library Resources" program, the Library Associates of the University of Idaho and other donors.


Incorporated in Arizona in 1912, the Consolidated Interstate-Callahan Mining Company merged the holdings of the former Interstate Silver-Lead Mining Company and the Callahan Mining Company in the Placer Center and Beaver mining districts of Shoshone County, Idaho. The name was changed to the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company in 1920. Its mines were prosperous during World War I, but all closed down between 1923 and 1931. The Monitor Mining Company acquired the firm in August 1945. At that time its holdings consisted of 79 patented and 4 unpatented claims.


The records of the Callahan Zinc Lead Company span the years 1910 to 1948, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1918 to 1948. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, annual and quarterly reports and a stock journal.

Related materials can be found in the records of the Monitor Mining Company.


Since there are so few items in the records of the Callahan Zinc Lead Company, the records were not divided into series, however they retain the same order as series in other mining groups.


Box	Folder	Description                
1	1	Stock journal, 1910-1912
	2-3	Miscellaneous records, 1918-1948

mg262.htm / February 1995

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