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Mr. Fredric L. Quivik

Wrong Fredric L. Quivik?

Editor, IA

Journal of the SIA

Employment History

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  • PhD
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Society for Industrial Archeology Contacts. SIA Headquarters, Officers and Board Members, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Fredric L Quivik, Editor, IA: Journal of the SIA
By Fredric L. ..., 1 July 2011 [cached]
By Fredric L. Quivik
Fredric L. Quivik is a historian of technology at Michigan Technological University and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Houghton, Michigan.
Fred Quivik, University ..., 21 Oct 2009 [cached]
Fred Quivik, University of Pennsylvania
History of Superfund and Related Environmental Litigation: Presentation and Discussion
Fred Quivik will launch the discussion with a short presentation on his work as an expert historian on Superfund and related environmental litigation. The rest of the gathering will be devoted to general networking and socializing.
Quivik is Consulting Historian of Technology and a member of the Associated Faculty in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Miners faced rough times in early American West, 30 April 2007 [cached]
Frederic Quivik, a consulting historian of technology, noted that mining in the United States didn't start in the West. People along the Atlantic Seaboard were already mining copper and iron during Colonial times. Westward expansion brought lead mining to the Mississippi Valley. Mining in the American West began with the California Gold Rush of 1848 and spread to Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Montana.
A former Butte resident, Quivik has researched and written extensively about the environmental history of the copper industry in Butte and Anaconda. Besides his consultant work, he is an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gold and silver lured prospectors to the West, Quivik said.
Quivik said some early miners used a series of ladders that descended hundreds of feet into the ground. At the end of the day, when the miners were tired, not everyone made it to the top successfully. Hoists and open cages replaced ladders, but miners sometimes fell or banged into jutting rocks.
Power drills and electric lights were advancements that also carried risks, Quivik said.
Quivik looked at litigation in the early 1900s involving the Anaconda smelter.
SIA Past Presidents [cached]
Fredric L. Quivik 1996-1998
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