Albert Burch papers, 1897-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Burch, Albert, 1867-1943
Title
Albert Burch papers
Dates
1897-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (1 container and 2 folders. )
Collection Number
A 171
Summary
Albert Burch (1867-1943) was a mining engineer during the early 1900s in California. The collection (1897-1942) contains papers related to mine work and photographs, including those of workers of the Mountain Copper company.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Burch (1867-1943) was a mining engineer during the early 1900s in California. During December 1924, Burch was the consulting engineer of the Mountain Copper Co., the company that mined Iron Mountain in Northern California. He died October 11, 1943.

The Iron Mountain Mine has been designated a toxic waste site and is listed as a federal Superfund site. According to EPA.gov, "from the 1860s through 1963, the 4,400-acre Iron Mountain Mine (IMM) was mined for iron, silver, gold, copper, zinc, and pyrite. Though mining operations were discontinued in 1963, underground mine workings, waste rock dumps, piles of mine tailings, and an open mine pit still remain at the site. Historic mining activity at IMM has fractured the mountain, exposing minerals in the mountain to surface water, rain water, and oxygen."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Albert Burch papers, A 171, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

PapersReturn to Top

0.1 linear feet

Photographs (PH227), not yet assignedReturn to Top

0.25 linear feet
Burch, Albert, 1867-1943
Description Dates
PH227_01: Officials of the Mountain Copper Co., Ltd. Photographed at Iron Mountain, Calif., Dec. 1924. From left to right: Mr.T. Tyson Middleton, Director. Mr. M.J. Murphy, Superintendent. Mr. Albert Burch, Consulting Engineer. Mr. Wm. F. Kett, General Manager. Mr
1.0 photographic print
4.75 x 4.5 inches
1924 Dec
PH227_02: Juro. C. Veatch Blaine Hallock A. Burch. Harold Wendell, - Stricklin. 855. Sanctuary Authority 1940 [Five men in suits standing inside, near chemical equipment. Four men have on hats, two of them are also smoking..]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1940
PH227_03: — Stricklin, Harold Endell, Juno. C. Veatch, A. Burch, Blaine Hallock. 855 Sanitary Authority- 1940 [Five men in suits standing outside near a small mobile office, four men are wearing hats, three of the men have pipes..]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1940
PH227_04: Believe this is T.A. Richard, Burch [Two men in suits standing in front of front steps to house..]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_05: [From hillside looking down on mining operation and buildings.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_06: [Looking down rutted dirt road with barb wire fence to one side, a few buildings are on hillside opposite the vantage point.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_07: [on open grass area looking across valley to buildings on opposite hillside.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_08: [looking down into valley area at houses and buildings with a few trees around. A large light colored barn with windows in the roof is at one end.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_09: [looking down on mined area, buildings to one side, large light colored barn with windows in roof with tracks leading into top level is in distance.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_10: [Large gravel pile behind barbed wire fence with small wood building next to pile, trees in background.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_11: [Large gravel pile to one side behind fence with equipment in center and small buildings to other side.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_12: [Looking down on buildings and houses in valley, leafless tree in foreground.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_13: Burch [looking down fence line to building, piles of lumber poles next to building in distance, open area in foreground.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_14: [Two men crossing railroad tracks next to railroad passenger car, building in background.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_15: A. Burch [Five men in mining clothes with pit helmets standing near two rails in muddy area, stacks of lumber behind them and to the side.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_16: A. Burch [Three men in work clothes with hats on standing on wood floor in open sided structure (being built?).]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_17: A. Burch [Three men in work clothes with hats on standing on wood floor in open sided structure (being built?), closer view than no.16.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_18: A. Burch [Three men in work clothes with hats on standing on wood floor in open sided structure (being built?).]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_19: A. Burch [Four men in mining clothes standing on a set of tracks in muddy area, next to man in hat and overcoat, a pile of lumber is behind them.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_20: A. Burch [Five men in mining clothes with pit helmets standing near two rails in muddy area, stacks of lumber behind them and to the side.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_21: [Four men in work clothes standing in grassy area with mining equipment behind and below them.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_22: [Two men tying down luggage on to car (Model A?), another man standing behind them watching, buildings in background.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_23: [Five men in work clothes standing on grassy lawn with picket fence behind them, other buildings are behind and below them.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_24: [Two men standing on dirt path, rocks to one side and debris and brush to the other side and behind them.]
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_25: [Two men standing on gravel road with gravel pile and trees behind them, one man holds a cigar.]
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_26: A. Burch [Looking across dirt road to house with folding chairs leaning against it, a large tree is in the yard.]
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_27: A. Burch. [6 men lined up on gravel area with buildings behind them, three men are in suits, three are in work clothes.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Loring, William J.
1920s-1940s
PH227_28: A Burch [3 men stand at bottom of steps to front porch in front of house with large porch.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1920s-1940s
PH227_29: [Older balding man in pinstripe suit standing with right hand up over head of dog sitting in bird bath outside.]
1.0 photographic print
8.25 x 6 inches
1920s-1940s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mining camps--California--History--19th Century
  • Personal Names :
  • Burch, Albert, 1867-1943
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Silver gelatin prints