The Iron Range Historical Society was awarded a mini-grant of $250 from the Arrowhead Library System in the Spring of 2021. The Iron Range Historical Society bound over 50 special sections from the Mesabi Daily News into eight books. The issues date from 1976 to 2020. A few of the sections are: Our Communities, Education, A Century on the Range, Rural Lifelines, Iron Range Progress, Iron Range History, Business and Industry, Tourism, and a complete set of the Mine editions. Each bound book cost $85. Binding these newspapers will benefit patrons and volunteers of the IRHS by making it much easier to look through the newspaper sections when they are completing research or simply curious about special events or subjects located within these special sections. The papers were organized and bound in date order. An index of subject matter for each of the issues will be created by IRHS to ease locating specific topics. The shipping to and from Michigan and sales tax was paid for by a generous private donor.
The Iron Range Historical Society was awarded a mini-grant of $250 from the Arrowhead Library System in the Spring of 2020. IRHS is a special member library with ALS. With the grant money awarded, IRHS was able to purchase sixteen new and used books to add to the IRHS library. These books will be used by our patrons doing research for a wide variety of projects. Patrons include local government officials, media outlets, students, and authors. Our collection is valuable to researchers as many of our books are no longer easily found. In purchasing these books, we are looking forward 30, 40, and 50 years to have books that were published from the 1960s to today available to researchers of the future.