Visiting the Archives

The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections houses a wide variety of print, graphic and manuscript resources. Subject coverage includes University and campus life, towns and cities in the Keweenaw, as well as the companies, social organizations, events and personalities of the Copper Country and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The department's holdings include collections from the Quincy Mining Company and the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, an extensive collection of regional newspapers on microfilm, public records from six counties in the Western Upper Peninsula and the area's largest collection of local history books and magazines.


The Archives is a closed-stack library located on the Garden Level of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. The Archives are open by appointment only for researchers Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled through our Request an Appointment form.

As a security measure, visitors will be asked to leave briefcases, book bags, and large handbags in a designated area while using the Reading Room. Laptops, notebooks, and digital cameras are permitted. Please see Duplication Services for information on fees and policies.


When visiting the archives, there are several options for parking on campus. Please see university's parking information and services Web page for more information.