Guide to the Frank Klepetko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, circa 1880
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1042
Creators:
Davis, Henry
Klepetko, Frank, 1856-1925
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
circa 1880
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Album of cyanotype photographs of mills, mines and mining equipment, and the shipping of iron ore, mostly in Michigan.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection is an album of cyanotype photographs depicting mills, mines and mining equipment, and the shipping of iron ore. The photographs are captioned and indicate that the images were mostly taken in cities in Michigan, including Calumet, Marquette, Franklin, Sault Ste. Marie, and Hancock. Some images of Buffalo and Cleveland are also included. The photographs are arranged by the cities in which they were taken.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1, Cyanotype Album, circa 1880

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The album is inscribed, "To Henry Davis from Frank Klepetko." Klepetko was a metallurgical engineer who was an authority in copper smelting and refining. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1856, he emigrated to Cleveland, Ohoi in 1867, and obtained his degree of Engineer of Mines at Columbia University in 1880. Though it is unclear whether Klepetko was the photographer of the images in the album, the album was given to Henry C. Davis in 1880. Davis had been made president of a new Conglomerate Mining Company, originally formed on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1863.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard (intern), 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Existence and Location of Copies
A digital reproduction and copy prints of the cyanotype album available in the Archives Center.
Author
Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2007.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Preferred Citation
Frank Kleptko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cyanotypes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iron foundries -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iron mining -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mining equipment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ore -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Photographs -- Cyanotypes -- 1880-1890 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives