Employee Records - Coming in 2023!
What is the employee record dataset?
With the support a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) the Keweenaw Time Traveler Team with the support of our partners in the the Michigan Technological University Archives, Michigan Tech Social Sciences Department, and the Historical Environments Spatial Analytics Lab are in the process of making a rare collection of 40,000 employee records from the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company available through the KeTT Explore App. These employee records contain addresses and family information that will help the team to connect them at the household level with census and city directory records already in the Keweenaw Time Traveler.
What can I discover using this data?
This archival collection provides insights into the lives of mine company workers and their families unavailable in other public records, including details like the types of jobs they worked, wages, previous employers, as well as injury and death records.