Travel Grants

Annually, the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections offers travel grants to non-local researchers and scholars who wish to conduct research in the Archives. The Travel Grant Program is designed to increase awareness of the Archives' collections and encourage the use of lesser-known collections. 

Past recipients of these grants have examined a diverse range of topics including the roles fraternal orders had in Lake Superior mining communities, the development of mine company housing and the Upper Peninsula's shift from an industrial driven economy to one focused on tourism. Visiting scholars have traveled from locations as nearby as the lower peninsula of Michigan and as far away as Sweden and England. 

The Travel Grant Program is funded by The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library, a support organization for the Library and Archives of Michigan Tech. 

Past Award Recipients

2016

  • Red Sports on Lake Superior: The Labor Sport Union in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, 1928-1935.
    Researcher: Dr. Gabe Logan, Associate Professor, Northern Michigan University
  • The Strength of Steel: Life, Labor and Politics at the Rouge, 1941-1991
    Researcher: Dr. Gordon P. Andrews, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University