Callahan Zinc-Lead Company Records, 1910-1948

Overview of the Collection

Day Mines, Inc.
Callahan Zinc-Lead Company Records
1910-1948 (inclusive)
0.33 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 262
Stock journal and miscellaneous records.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The manuscript group is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English.
Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C "Strengthening Research Library Resources" program, the Library Associates of the University of Idaho and other donors.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Incorporated in Arizona in 1912, the Consolidated Interstate-Callahan Mining Company merged the holdings of the former Interstate Silver-Lead Mining Company and the Callahan Mining Company in the Placer Center and Beaver mining districts of Shoshone County, Idaho. The name was changed to the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company in 1920. Its mines were prosperous during World War I, but all closed down between 1923 and 1931. The Monitor Mining Company acquired the firm in August 1945. At that time its holdings consisted of 79 patented and 4 unpatented claims.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the Callahan Zinc Lead Company span the years 1910 to 1948, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1918 to 1948. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, annual and quarterly reports and a stock journal.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.

Preferred Citation

Callahan Zinc-Lead Company records, MG 262. Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Since there are so few items in the records of the Callahan Zinc Lead Company, the records were not divided into series, however they retain the same order as series in other mining groups.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.

Processing Note

Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Judith Nielsen in June 1988. Processing was completed by Michael Tarabulski in January 1992.

Separated Materials

Related materials can be found in the records of the Monitor Mining Company.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Stock journal, 1910-1912
1 2-3 Miscellaneous records, 1918-1948

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Callahan Zinc-Lead Company