Mining History, The World Museum of Mining

Material Description

The material encompasses all hard rock mining related material in the Museum's collections. The objects range in date from the 1860s to 1960s. The preponderance of objects date from 1890 to 1930. The objects contained in the collection relate to mining history, history of technology, and labor history. The collection records the history of mining in significant detail. The collection contains a wide range of mining related materials including: Published material: books, magazines, equipment brochures Non-published material: manuscripts, paper, mining ephemra, business ledgers, financial records, correpondence, mining company records, newsletters, yearbooks Photographs Films Artifacts: tools,equipment,

Year Added:



World Museum of Mining


Dolores Cooney

Date Range

1860 - 1960

Geographic Scope

The geographic areas covered by the collection is the City of Butte, Southwest Montana, State of Montana, the Western United States