Lode or Placer: Mining Records and Their Use in the University of Idaho Library

A presentation by Terry Abraham
for the Third International Mining History Conference
Golden, Colorado
June 10, 1994

Session title: Archival Resources for Mining History: Who Should Use them, Why, and Where are they

Accompanied by Additional Mining Records in the University of Idaho Library (1994)

Looking for documentary materials is often like metals mining. Sometimes it's on the surface, sometimes it's deep in the ground. You have to know your geology before you set out to do placer mining or lode mining. I hope to give some practical and theoretical tools that will help you locate, sort, and mill the ore bodies found in archives.

Mining Records at the University of Idaho

The largest and most comprehensive collection of mining records at the University of Idaho is that of the Day Mines Group of Wallace, Idaho. Donated to the University by Henry M. Day a decade ago, they originally consisted of about 1600 cubic feet of corporate and personal records from northern Idaho's lead-silver region dating from the late 1890s to the 1980s. They included over ninety corporations or partnerships forming what was at one time the fifth largest silver producer in the United States.

The processing of these records, supported by grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Idaho, and the Library Associates began in 1986 and continued through 1992. In the initial phase of the effort, the project archivist was Richard C. Davis; later, Michael Tarabulski was the project archivist. The products of this activity were the appraisal, analysis, and weeding of the records; organization into record groups along corporate lines; individual inventories for the larger bodies of materials; a published guide, "Day to Day: A guide to the Records of the Historic Day Mines Group in the University of Idaho Library" (1992); descriptive entries regarding each mining group in the library's on-line catalog; as well as entries in the Western Library Network (WLN), a regional bibliographic utility. Access to the material is available through a number of means. WLN has a CD-ROM product that supplies bibliographic access to the collections of over 500 northwest libraries. The University of Idaho is a participant in the CARL system, and our holdings are available as a menu item on the CARL terminals here in Colorado and in many other institutions across the country. It is also possible to TELNET directly to the University of Idaho's computer and enter the bibliographic catalog (ida.lib.uidaho.edu) or dial in directly with your modem (208-885-7721). These high-tech devices are the major tools in use today for locating archival resources in the United States. Older printed guides are still useful, however, and should not be overlooked.

As in most archival information systems, the mining records are approachable through a tiered (one might almost say sedimentary) system; starting with abstracts and guides and expanding to box and folder inventories. "Day to Day," the printed guide, provides a specific description for each of the corporate groups. It includes a brief corporate history and a summary of the major record series for each.

The bulk of the guide, and the most innovative part, is entitled "Mining records as historical sources." It explicates the corporate structure of the mining companies as reflected in their records and illustrates how that information can be used as a tool to extract data from the archival records. For instance, the discussion of corporate property insurance records identifies two major record series, the Policy Register and Appraisements. Each of these is described in detail. In addition, it notes that these records are particularly useful because they "give specific descriptions of the structures, machinery, equipment, and supplies" of the company.

As an example of the abstract and descriptive data available on-line, I have compiled this list of other significant materials relating to mining in Idaho and the West that can be found in the University of Idaho Library. This list concentrates specifically on mining records, and is not therefore comprehensive of all mining-related materials in the collection. In addition, let me add that it demonstrates, to certain extent, the broad range of materials that might contain or be related to mining records.

Abe Goff's records of the Moscow Queen Mining Company demonstrate that relevant records may sometimes be found in unlikely places. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Goff had a distinguished and high-ranking military career, and served the federal government as a lawyer and administrator for many years. Among his personal files were materials related to a small local mining venture. These would not be apparent to researchers except that it was specifically brought out in the cataloging record.

The next level of description, for the larger collections, is the inventory or collection register. Both Goff's papers and many of the larger Day properties have substantial inventories describing in some detail the contents and organization of the material. The inventory has a standard form and consists of a biography or corporate history, a summary description of the records, a list of the series included in the records, and a folder-by-folder inventory. In almost all cases, the folder entries are the ones used by the company in maintaining its own files. Here is where one has to really dig into the ore body. Folder listings can be extremely precise or very general. As a consequence, archival research is very much a hands-on activity.

Meeting Users' Needs

Now that we have identified the ore bodies and the appropriate tools, what additional resources do you need? Here is where we can begin to apply some theoretical tools. First is the realization that the researcher in the archives, unlike the miner, is not looking at raw ore bodies. This material has been refined to a certain extent. It has not, in most cases, been purified and cast into ingots for you, but some of the ore has been crushed, milled and separated. For example, the cost to the granting agencies and the University of Idaho in processing the 1600 cubic feet of Day Mines Records was over $175,000.00 not including the continuing storage costs. That is a lot of refining.

Contributions are, of course, always welcome. As Sir William Osler remarked, "Money invested in a library gives much better returns than mining stock."

Second, we have to realize that archival resources contain more than one kind of source material. And, by extension, more than one kind of user. These include genealogists, lawyers, engineers, and scholars.

For the genealogist, perhaps more than any other group of researcher, the personnel records found among those of the mining companies may be the most important body of records. I was once given a tour of a mining company storage area together with a few local citizens. What most excited their interest were the payroll ledgers in which they looked up and found not only the records of their own work in the mines but also those of their fathers before them. That these ledgers were organized by chronological period rather than by name made it difficult, but not impossible, to find a specific person's name. Among the records in the Day Mines group are alphabetical personnel records, in addition to the payroll ledgers, that provide substantial information on individual miners. The Hercules Mine, for instance, includes 3 c.f. of employment cards as well as 6 ½ c.f. of payroll and compensation ledgers.

Lawyers are another user group whose use of mining records is increasing. Mining records have always been primary sources for, and documentation of, litigation. The Day's purchase and restarting of the moribund Northport Smelter in 1915 led to a number of pollution claims by local farmers. The largest and perhaps most interesting effort going on today is that by the Army Corps of Engineers to identify hazardous waste sites at abandoned or reallocated military and other installations. Among the surprises to me was the finding of unexploded bombs in the national forests that were used for bombardier training during WWII. The Corps of Engineers team of archivists and historians is literally combing the country's local, state, and federal archival agencies for clues about these little-known hazards.

As an academic repository, we anticipate that most often our users will be academics, faculty, and students. As such, we focus on their needs as our primary clientele. Yet, in organizing and processing material we have to keep a broader perspective in mind. Institutionalized records will be around for a lot longer than you or I or the most recent scholarly fad. Anticipating those needs now and in the future has meant gaining some sense of how records are created, maintained, and used. Researchers must rely on archivists as miners rely on geologists.

It is an archival truism that records creation is a structured activity. Few offices are so inefficient that they keep no records and maintain no filing system. We have learned that such an organized body of records is of use not only to subsequent researchers, but also that the order of materials provides important clues to the structure and activities of the organization. Thus the archival processing activity is to reveal and maintain the original order of the material. It is of course, less expensive in the long run to maintain an existing order rather than attempting to create a new and artificial one based on some pre-conceived plan.

For example, in processing the records of the Day Mines group, we developed a formal appraisal plan in consultation with an advisory committee of scholars, archivists, and records creators. The intent of the plan was to give due consideration to primary and secondary evidential values while considering the value of the information in relationship to its bulk. With their help, we were able to reduce the bulk of the records about 67%. In addition, the appraisal plan guided the organizational process as we established the research values of the records series. This "assay" operation is a major component of the analytical material in "Day to Day," the guide to the Day Mines Group materials, and may prove useful to others working with coporate records.

The mining of mining records, is, like metals mining, a complex and sometimes pointless activity. But, if "gold is where you find it," this is equally true in archives. When I was in England last fall I found in Oxford a wonderfully perceptive collection of letters on California in the 1870s. The reason the letters were in England? Because the author had written them to her son and daughter-in-law in Liverpool. And, like these letters, sometimes you find what you weren't looking for. Similarly, in some parts of the West there are gravel operations that wash out just enough gold dust to make a significant profit over their expenses.

Serendipity aside, finding what you want and using it effectively requires asking the right questions; of the archives, of the archivists, and of the documents themselves. And that means, as my colleague Richard Davis pointed out in his article in the first Mining History Annual, scholars need to be familiar with archival activities and purposes. Understanding the process of records creation, storage, and use is critically important for scholars working with primary source materials and the place to learn it is in the archival repository.

When I originally referred to archival research as similar to lode mining or placer mining, I exaggerated. In the western tradition of tall tales and frontier humor I made the task seem far more difficult than it really is. Archives are really more like Fort Knox, except that our doors are open and you are welcome to come in and seek your fortune (metaphorically speaking).

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Additional Mining Records in the University of Idaho Library

Compiled by Terry Abraham

May 31, 1994

AUTHOR(s): Aulbach, Adam, 1846-

TITLE(s): Scrapbook, 1906-1947.
9 leaves.

Summary: Newspaper clippings; primarily of activities in the Coeur d'Alene Mining District.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 92

AUTHOR(s): Barnard Studio (Wallace, Idaho)

TITLE(s): Barnard-Stockbridge photograph collection, 1886-1964.
241.5 c.f.

Summary: Negative file of the Barnard Studio established by T.N. Barnard (1861-1916) continued by Nellie J. Stockbridge (1868-1965) in Wallace, Idaho, depicting life in the Wallace-Kellogg area and the development of the Coeur d'Alene mining district.

Indexes: Card index in repository.

CALL #: Spec Col PG 8

AUTHOR(s): Ben Hur Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1907-1940.
0.66 cubic ft.

Summary: By-laws, minutes of meetings, annual reports, financial statements, correspondence with stockholders, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, and tax returns of a silver-lead mining company in Mineral County, Montana.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 284

AUTHOR(s): Blue Grouse Mining Company, Ltd.

TITLE(s): Records, 1898-1920.
0.33 cubic ft.

Summary: Stock ledger and journal, list of stockholders, financial ledger and list of disbursements of a small mining company in the Coeur d'Alene mining district of northern Idaho.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 261

AUTHOR(s): Bryan Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1907-1931.
0.33 cubic ft.

Summary: Financial ledger and journal, voucher register, and tax returns of a silver-lead mine in Saltese, Montana.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 285

AUTHOR(s): Bunker Chance Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1931-1937.
3 items

Summary: Correspondence, February 23-24, 1937, between R. L. Brainerd, Secretary, Bunker Chance Mining Company, Kellogg, Idaho, and C. R. Barfty, Lewiston, Idaho, concerning Bunker Chance's plans to develop Bogovich mining claims in Wardner, Idaho; also an assay report for R. L. Brainerd, Nov. 25, 1931.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5092

AUTHOR(s): Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Company.

TITLE(s): Affidavits, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1905.
2 items.

Summary: Affidavits of Charles M. Fassett and Elton Fulmer in suit of Timothy McCarthy vs. Bunker Hill, alleging pollution of water in the Coeur d'Alene river and lake, Idaho.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5075

AUTHOR(s): Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Company.

TITLE(s): Court transcripts, 1899-1902.
1.5 l.f.

Summary: Eleven typed transcripts and 2 vols. of exhibits for cases resulting from claims disputes involving Bunker Hill, Empire State-Idaho Mining and Developing Co., and Last Chance Mining Company.

Gift of Howard Buchanan, 1975.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 188

AUTHOR(s): Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1894-1937.
5 l.f.

Summary: Correspondence, mine leases, legal documents, maps, and other papers of this Kellogg, Idaho, company.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 130

AUTHOR(s): Burroughs, Ambrose Hammet, Jr.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1919-1954.
0.5 l.f.

Summary: Reports on mine at Talache, Idaho; maps of mines near Atlanta, Idaho; business correspondence of the Sawtooth Company, Boise; and other records relating to mining.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 77

AUTHOR(s): Chan, Samuel S. M.,

TITLE(s): Papers, 1962-1988.
1 cubic ft.

Summary: Charts, graphs, and articles authored by Samuel S.M. Chan, University of Idaho professor of metallurgical enginering, 1962-1989; photographs and other material, especially correspondence concerning the career of Wlodzimierz Rymon-Lipinski.

Gift of Samuel S.M. Chan, July, 1990.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 349

AUTHOR(s): Crawford, W. R.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1917-1935.
1 l.f.

Summary: Business correspondence and financial records of the Weddle Bar Mining Company, Riggins, Idaho; records and minutes of the Columbia River-Puget Sound Natural Gas Company, Kennewick, WA; account book for Mountain Bell Mining Company, Vancouver, WA; and other papers.

Mining engineer.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 98

AUTHOR(s): Easton, Stanly Alexander, 1873-1961.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1900-1916.
1 l.f.

Summary: Primarily reports of operatives working in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine from 1900 to1905.

Manager of Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine after 1902.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5

AUTHOR(s): Empire Copper Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1900-1946.
99 l.f.

Summary: Business records, including correspondence of manager Frank Leland.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 143

AUTHOR(s): Goff, Abe McGregor, 1899-1984.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1915-1968.
30 c.f.

Summary: Interstate Commerce Commission, Post Office Department, and military service files; also personal and professional records including speeches, mementos, photographs and scrapbooks. Included are records of Moscow Air Transportation Company and the Moscow Queen Mining Company.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 148

AUTHOR(s): Hammon, W. C.

TITLE(s): Correspondence, Jan. 24-July 28, 1942.
7 items.

Summary: Letters from Leo Brust, San Fernando, Calif. (4 items) and carbon copies of letters from Hammon to Brust (3 items), all concerning a gold placer mine on the Salmon River, Idaho.

Purchased from Sun Dance Books, Hollywood, Calif., Jan. 1988.

Hammon Engineering Co., San Francisco, Calif.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5476

AUTHOR(s): Horsley, Albert E., 1866-1954.

TITLE(s): The autobiography of Harry Orchard written at the Idaho State Penitentiary, Boise : typescript, 1948. 1 v. (169 l.)

In presentation box.

Title page annotated: compliments of Harry Orchard, Nov. 25, 1949.

Summary: Includes newspaper clippings, mostly mounted. Accompanied by correspondence between Harry Marsh and J.E. Buchanan, president of the University of Idaho, and an obituary for Harry Orchard (Apr. 13-16, 1954, 3 items).

Carbon copy.

Gift of Harry Marsh, Idaho Mining Association, Boise, 1952.

Harry Orchard, the man God made again. Nashville: Southern Publishing Co., [1952].

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5390

AUTHOR(s): Howard Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1939-1942.
0.5 cubic ft.

Summary: Business correspondence, financial statements, financial ledgers, tax returns, and payroll records of a placer mining partnership operating in Siskiyou County, California.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 300

TITLE(s): Idaho mining scrapbook, 1927-1928.
0.5 l.f.

Summary: Newspaper clippings about mining in Idaho, Robert N. Bell, Idaho Mining Association, Ravenal Macbeth, Northwest Scientific Association, Payette Gas & Oil, and Francis A. Thomson.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 165

AUTHOR(s): Last Chance Copper Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1907-1940.
1 cubic ft.

Summary: Bylaws, minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence concerning mine operations, letters from stockholders, annual statements, stock ledgers and journals, canceled stock certificates, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers, and tax returns of a Mineral County, Montana, copper mining company.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 286

AUTHOR(s): Lewis, David, 1844-1936.

TITLE(s): Papers, 1879-1977 (bulk 1907-1935)
0.5 c.f.

Summary: Photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents, chiefly relating to "Cougar Dave" Lewis and his Big Creek cabin and ranch in the Idaho Primitive Area. Also correspondence and photographs relating to Jess and Dorothy Taylor, who purchased the ranch in 1936, and to their mining claims, 1955-1970.

Gift of University of Idaho College of Forestry, Mar. 1990.

Civil War veteran and frontier scout; settled on Big Creek, in the Salmon River region of Idaho, about 1879 and patented a homestead there in 1924. Employed after 1910 as a predatory animal hunter for the United States Forest Service.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Left by Lewis with Jess Taylor in 1936; donated by Jess and Dorothy Taylor to the University of Idaho College of Forestry in 1969 when the university bought the ranch for use as a wilderness research station.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 190

AUTHOR(s): Magnuson, Richard G. collector.

TITLE(s): Papers relating to Wyatt Earp in Idaho, 1884-1959.
12 items.

Summary: Includes photostatic copies of sections Coeur d'Alene Weekly Eagle, July 11 and 18, 1884, and the Coeur d'Alene Miner, Apr. 1, 1893; and a copy of the Kellogg Evening News, Dec. 24, 1959, relating to the 1884 gunfight in Eagle, Idaho; a photocopy of a certificate of sale of a tent and equipment, Apr. 26, 1884 (with a typed transcription); two typed transcriptions of a quartz claim location notice, May 12, 1884; a photocopy of a certificate of tax sale of real property, Eagle, Idaho, Dec. 26, 1884; and photocopies of the compiler's correspondence (4 items, 1959).

Gift of Richard G. Magnuson.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5508

AUTHOR(s): Marsh, Harry Webb, 1886-[196-]

TITLE(s): Papers, 1918-1966.
6 l.f.

Summary: Scrapbooks on Idaho and Northwest history; also correspondence, photographs, motion pictures and other materials on mining, flood control, and historical topics.

Indexes: Unpublished register in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 23

AUTHOR(s): Musselshell Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1901-1908.
0.5 l.f.

Summary: Business correspondence and financial material of Lafayette Russell Parsons, business manager of this Pierce, Idaho, mining district mine.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 31

AUTHOR(s): O'Rourke, Philip.

TITLE(s): Notice of location, Sept. 10, 1885.
3 items.

Summary: Notice of location of the Bunker Hill lode claim, accompanied by a photocopy of same, a motion to substitute copy, and a court order directing that the original location notice in the Shoshone County courthouse be delivered to the University of Idaho Library, dated Aug. 16, 1967.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5376

AUTHOR(s): Pierce, Elias Davidson, 1824-1897.

TITLE(s): Manuscript, [189-]
4 folders.

Summary: Reminiscences as told to Lou A. Larrick. Accompanied by correspondence (82 items, 1922-1970) of Leslie L. Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, grandson of Lou A. Larrick. Correspondents include Ralph Burcham, Jr., editor of the Pierce manuscript; Pierce's niece Hattie Van Horn of Pennville, Indiana, and Pierce's nephew Charles Worthington Jones of Sierra Madre, California. The correspondence relates largely to the subject matter of the manuscript and to Johnson's efforts to find a publisher. Also accompanied by clippings relating to the Jones family, a genealogical chart, and historical photographs relating to places mentioned in the manuscript.

Reminiscences of E.D. Pierce, discoverer of gold in Idaho. Ed. by Ralph Burcham, Jr. Pullman: 1957. Thesis (Ph.D.), State College of Washington.

The Pierce chronicle: personal reminiscences of E.D. Pierce as transcribed by Lou A. Larrick. Moscow: Idaho Research Foundation, 1975.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5384

AUTHOR(s): Pontiac Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1919-1935.
0.5 l.f.

Summary: Business correspondence, mostly 1929-1933, related to refinancing the company and reactivating the Terrible Edith mine in Shoshone County, Idaho.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 48

AUTHOR(s): Potosi Placers (Mining partnership)

TITLE(s): Records, 1935-1941.
0.5 cubic ft.

Summary: Correspondence, financial statements, contracts, insurance forms, drillers field logs, and vouchers of a placer mining partnership in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 302

AUTHOR(s): Roxbury Placers (Mining partnership)

TITLE(s): Records, 1895-1946 bulk 1930-1946
2.5 cubic ft.

Summary: Correspondence, reports, insurance records, tax returns, financial records, time books, and other records of a placer mine in Siskiyou County, California.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 303

AUTHOR(s): Spalding, William L.

TITLE(s): Letter: Florence (Idaho), to H.K. Moore, Moscow, Feb. 10, 1901. 1 item (2 p.)

Summary: Relating to a survey of mining claims.

Mine surveying Idaho Florence History Sources.
University of Idaho Library,Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID 83843-4198

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5039

AUTHOR(s): Summit Flat Mining District No. 2 (Idaho)

TITLE(s): Records, 1870-1888.
1 v.

Summary: Copies of location and claim notices, deeds, and bills of sale relating to a mining district near Florance, Idaho.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 5148

AUTHOR(s): Thomas, William Henry, 1874-1922.

TITLE(s): Photographs, 1911-1919.
26 items.

Summary: Copy photographs of logging and mining activities, people, and buildings around Delta, Wallace, Burke, St. Joe, and other places in northern Idaho.

Gift of Dan L. Thomas, Pingree, Idaho, 1968; Gift of Marie Thomas Covington, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1968.

Superintendent of Clear Grit Mine near Delta, Idaho, 1908-1912; later, logger near Blackfoot, Idaho.

CALL #: Spec Col PG 74

AUTHOR(s): Tiger Hotel Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1914-1944.
6 l.f.

Summary: Correspondence, inventories, lists of boarders and financial records of a mining community hotel.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 80

AUTHOR(s): Trinum Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1935-1939.
1 cubic ft.

Summary: Assays, correspondence with suppliers, general ledger sheets, state insurance fund claims, leases, ore records, payroll sheets, financial reports, a voucher register, and tax returns of a lead-zinc-silver mining partnership in the Coeur d'Alene mining region of Shoshone County, Idaho.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 293

AUTHOR(s): University of Idaho. Dept. of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy.

TITLE(s): Records, 1977-1983.
0.5 c.f.

Summary: Drafts of the graduate program reviews conducted by the department.

CALL #: Spec Col UG 27

AUTHOR(s): Woodburn Mining Company.

TITLE(s): Records, 1937-1940.
0.5 cubic ft.

Summary: Minutes of meetings, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, and tax returns of a Mineral County, Montana, mining company.

Gift of Henry L. Day, 1984-1985.

Indexes: Unpublished inventory in the repository.

Forms part of the Day Mines Group of records.

CALL #: Spec Col MG 287

University of Idaho Library
Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844

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