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Office of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company

Labor Movements, Labor Unions, Miners, Copper Miners, Miners, Copper Miners R.J. Woods Strike Declaration. [Post addressed to the employees of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company about striking for higher wages.]

Scanned: June 13, 2013


1913 Copper Miners Strike

Armed Forces, Soldiers, Labor Movements, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Children in strikers parade marching east on Red Jacket Road. [Children march past the militia's tents carrying American flags.]

Scanned: March 28, 2007


Calumet and Hecla - Coded Telegram

Labor Movements, Miners, Copper Miners, Western Union Telegram code and cipher for notice about men coming into the country on own accord to provide scab labor during 1913 strike.

Scanned: October 11, 2010


Letter from Pastor of Hungarian Reformed Church

Buildings, Church Buildings, Labor Movements, Miners, Copper Miners [Letter from pastor, Andrew Urban of the Hungarian Reformed Church, inquiring about employment for church members following the strike.

Scanned: October 5, 2010


Anonymous Threat Letter

Manners and Customs, Labor Movements, Miners, Copper Miners Anonymous note to Mr. MacNaughton at time of strike.["Mr. MacNaughton - your day has come - you are running 50,000 persons but I only will run you - Dye you MUST today, tomorrow or next year. This [picture of a knife] is your death. [signed a Christian. Death threat letter put together with words cut out from other sources and glued to a piece of paper.]

Scanned: October 6, 2010


Letter - Stockholder Support

Labor Movements, Miners, Copper Miners, Anonymous anti-Western Federation of Miners note from a stockholder to MacNaughton. [Letterhead section of letter has been removed.]

Scanned: October 6, 2010


Eviction Petition 1913 Strike

Labor Movements, Miners, Copper Miners, [Letter from employees to James MacNaughton, General Manager of C&H stating their approval of their unwillingness to recognize the Western Federation of Miners and suggesting the company remove the strikers from company houses and give them to the men who are working.]

Scanned: September 30, 2010


Mining Strike

Labor Movements, Labor Unions, Miners, Copper Miners, Buildings [Some of the picketers are shown. One carries a sign "One Man Machine - Our Agitator". Another carries a sign requesting "We Demand Higher Wages and Better Working Conditions." Another sign states "Something just as good. Miners ask for bread Jim offers lead" written below a drawing of a man. The group is gathered outside of Dunn's and the office of the Calumet Miners Union No. 203 W. F. of M.]

Scanned: October 21, 2009


Mining Strike

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Armed Forces, Soldiers, Labor Movements Detachment of soldiers going down to guard the mines. [Several soldiers are pictured along with two mining captains.]

Scanned: October 27, 2009


Mining Strike

Armed Forces, Soldiers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Labor Movements Soldiers going underground #5 shaft, August 1913. [A soldier with a pistol watches the camera as the other men head underground.]

Scanned: October 27, 2009