Building the West: Mining Landscape Project
Boise State University, Albertsons Library, Special Collections Department
A collection of field notes, tape-recorded interviews, sketches, slides, and other papers, documenting buildings, structures, architecture, and landscapes associated with mining and mining history in the Coeur d’Alene and Silver Valley region of northern Idaho.
Compiled 1995 by faculty and students from Boise State University and University of Utah and by local researchers for the Silver Valley Solidarity Committee. Transferred to the Special Collections Department by Professor Robert McCarl of the Anthropology Department, March 2000.
Includes photocopies of documents and clippings dating back to 1887. Interviews contain information on labor history as well as mining.
Assembled in 9 volumes (in 3 boxes). Plus 111 cassette tapes. An accompanying "User’s Guide" was compiled by project staff and presented to the Special Collections Department along with the collection.
This collection forms part of the Ethnographic Archive of the Intermountain West.
Volume 1: Interview logs; Measured drawings
Volume 2: Transcripts of Hardrock Mining Culture conference, 1990
Volume 3: Interview transcripts
Volume 4: Interview transcripts
Volume 5: Interview transcripts (Pete Piekarski)
Volume 6: Interview transcripts, reminiscences (Pete Piekarski)
Volume 7: Northwest Metal Workers Auxiliary scrapbooks 1960-71 (photocopies)
Volume 8: Slides
Supplement: Partial duplication of volume 2, plus administrative material
Short vol 1: Abridged version of Volume 1, without oversize measured drawings and sketches
Tape cassettes (111) in tape drawers
Additional papers presented by Pete Piekarski, in Box 4
Folder 1 Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union, Local 18: Newsletters (1954-1961)
Folder 2 Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union: News bulletins (1953-1959),
Folder 3 Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union, Local 18: Strike bulletins (1955-1960)
Folder 4 Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union: Miscellaneous
Folder 5 United Steelworkers, Local 7854: Newsletters (1962-1977)
Folder 6 United Steelworkers, Local 7854: Strike bulletins (1977)
Folder 7 Mine-Mill vs. Steelworkers representation campaigns (1955-1962)
Folder 8 Union songs, etc.
Folder 9 Miscellaneous labor publications