[Northern Michigan] University’s (NMU) Archiving Department recently scanned and posted over 70,000 documents relating to CCI’s (Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company) annual reports and lumber company.
They also scanned over 500 maps and 200 photographs.
It took the staff of five over a year to scan and touch up the documents.
NMU acquired the records from from the State of Michigan in 2003 as part of NMU’s local government project
The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company Digitization project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, focuses on three record series from the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company collection. The three series include over 70,000 historical documents contained in lumber, land, and mining annual reports, and over 235 maps dated 1893-1960. There is also a blog documenting the progress of the project; an assortment of photographs pertaining to or contained within the collection; and lesson plans utilizing the source materials to meet Michigan education standards.