First-Year Read
at Albertsons Library
The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption
 in America's Richest Silver Mine



 

Come to Albertsons Library to find print and audio copies of Gregg Olsen's The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine, primary source material and government publications related to the Sunshine Mine disaster.

Print copies of the book are available in the Library at these locations:
Reserve, 1st floor
Circulating collection, Call no. TN315 O58 2005, 4th floor
Special Collections, Call no. TN315 O58 2005, (non-circulating), 2nd floor

Audio copies are available:
 Two CDs are on Reserve in the Curriculum Resource Center
    Call no. crc TN315 .O582 2005, 2nd floor.
A downloadable audiobook is available from NetLibrary in the library catalog:
  
Select the link beside "Linked Resources."  You can download the file to your computer or an MP3
    player.  MP3 players are available for checkout in the library in the Curriculum Resource Center

Primary Source Material:
 Available in Special Collections, 2nd Floor.  See sample documents from the Andrus, Church and
   
Jordan collections.

Government reports:
 Interim Report on the Sunshine Mine Disaster of May 2, 1972 / [James M. Day].
   
Arlington, Va. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, 1972.
    Call no. Spec. Coll. TN315 .D26 1972, (non-circulating), 2nd floor. 
   
 Sunshine Mine disaster, Kellogg, Idaho, May 2, 1972 : final report / [James M. Day].
   
Arlington, Va. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, 1972.
    Four copies:
    Call no. Doc. Dept. I 28.2: Su 8x, located in Government Publications, 1st floor
    Call no. Doc. Dept. I 28.2: Su 8x, located at Reserves, 1st floor 
    Call no. Spec. Coll. TN315 D27, located in Special Collections, 2nd floor
    Call no. TN315 D27, 4th floor
   

 Preliminary Report of Major Mine Fire Disaster, Sunshine Mine, Sunshine Mining
    Company, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho
/ [by Stanley M. Jarrett ... [et al.]].
    [United States] : United States, Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, [1972].
    Call no.  Spec. Coll. TN315 .J37 1972, (non-circulating), 2nd floor.

Final Report of Major Mine Fire Disaster, Sunshine Mine, Sunshine Mining Company,
    Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho
/
[by Stanley M. Jarrett ... [et al.]].
    Four copies:
    Call no. Doc. Dept. I 28.2: Su 7, located in Government Publications, 1st floor
    Call no. Doc. Dept. I 28.2: Su 7, located at Reserves, 1st floor
    Call no. Spec. Coll. TN315 U5, located in Special Collections, 2nd floor
    Call no. TN315 U5, 4th floor

You Are My Sunshine, DVD of interviews with survivors
  This video was produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
     at the Spokane Research Laboratory and became available on DVD in April 2007.

  Two copies are available in the Curriculum Resource Center, one on Reserve with a
     24-hour checkout and one with a one-week checkout.
     Call no.
crc TN315.Y68 2007, 2nd floor.
  One copy is also available in Special Collections at Call no. TN315.Y68 2007,
     (non-circulating), 2nd floor.


To find other related materials in the Albertsons Library:


   1) Go to the Library catalog (the 'Find Books and Media' link on the Library's web page)

   2) Subject Headings
       Select the Basic Search tab and do a Subject Browse search for one of these subject headings:
        Geology -- Idaho -- Coeur d’Alene Mining District.
        Mine accidents -- Idaho.
        Mine fires -- Idaho.
        Silver mines and mining --Accidents --Idaho.

        Sunshine Mine Disaster, Kellogg, Idaho, 1972
        Sunshine Mine Disaster, Kellogg, Idaho, 1972 -- Poetry.
        Sunshine Mine Disaster, Kellogg, Idaho, 1972 -- Psychological aspects.
        Sunshine Mine (Kellogg, Idaho)

 
 
3) Mining in Idaho: A Sampling of Sources at Albertsons Library


To find magazine and newspaper articles:

    1) Go to Find Articles on the Library's web page.

    2) Search for articles in these suggested indexes:
        a. Academic OneFile (all subjects)
        b. America: History and Life
        c. Idaho Statesman (Fulltext articles available back to 1999.  Older articles are available on microfilm.)
        d. InfoTrac OneFile (all subjects)
       
e. Lewiston Morning Tribune (Search for this title in Find Articles. Select the '' link for login and password information
              for viewing fulltext articles in the Archives back to 1989. Older articles are available on microfilm.)

        f. National Newspapers (fulltext articles from the New York Times, Washington Post and many more)
        g. Proquest Dissertations and Theses

    3) If you do not find the complete article in one of the indexes above, do a search for the magazine/journal name
        in the Journals List .
 
    4) You can also use Google Scholar .


Websites about the book, the Sunshine Mine Disaster and memorial:


Author Gregg Olsen's website about the book, including an NPR interview and book reviews
http://www.greggolsen.com/darkRev.php

Mining Disaster: An Exhibition. 1972 Sunshine Mining Company Mining Disaster
Kellogg, Idaho (U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration)

http://www.msha.gov/DISASTER/SUNSHINE/SS1.asp
Includes photographs of the Sunshine Mine site as the events of that day are retold.

Outdoor Idaho's Silver Valley Rising (Idaho Public Television)
http://www.idptv.state.id.us/outdoors/shows/silvervalleyrising/mining.cfm
Includes a map of Silver Valley where the Sunshine Mine is located and mention of the Sunshine Mine Disaster.

Sunshine Mine Fire: A View from the Inside (United States Mine Rescue Association)
http://www.usmra.com/saxsewell/sunshine_view.htm


Sunshine Mine Memorial:
    U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

    http://www.msha.gov/TRAINING/MUSEUM/ID/SUNSHINE.HTM

    VisitIdaho.org
    http://www.visitidaho.org/thingstodo/view-attraction.aspx?id=30621


    Western Mining History: Reliving the Industrial Revolution of the West

   
http://www.westernmininghistory.com/gallery/idaho/kellogg/modern/towns/1/
     

Contact a Librarian for additional information.


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