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Miner-Denver floating bull wheel at Beaver Mountain, Utah, 1967.


































         Line sheaves of Yan  gondola  at Keystone,
         Colorado, 1985.
         continued from page 22
         operation of ropeway systems; Moun-
         tain Scholar:  Digital Collections of
         Colorado and Wyoming, which has im-
         ages and digital publications; and the
         Library Catalog of the Colorado School
         of Mines, which offers books, articles,
         maps and more.
           • Virtual  resources  are available
         through  the Center’s  Ropeways &
         Wire  Rope Research  Guide (http://
         libguides.mines.edu/specialcollections/
         ropeway),  which  offers  basic  informa-
         tion on Ropeways, types of ropeways,
         ropeways by form and function, compo-                                       Men inspecting sheave assemblies.
         nents, operational characteristics,  re-
         search  suggestions,  organizations  and   org/. Mountain Scholar is a collaborative collection shared by several universi-
         web sources.                       ties. Through it you can access photos and materials pertaining to lumber and ore
           • Access additional digital content in   tramways, ropeway towers and ore buckets. There are photos of a tramway that
         Mountain Scholar Mines’ institutional   once spanned Niagara Falls. Dunn emphasizes that, “Every state or university
         repository,  https://mountainscholar.  does not need a ropeway center, but having it in the USA is important to our in-
                                                              dustry and to historians.”
                          Contact the Center
            Information Center for Ropeway Studies:           History and Supporters of the Center
                  libguides.mines.edu/specialcollections/ropeway  The Information Center for Ropeway Studies was founded
            Ropeways & Wire Rope Research Guide:              in 1991 with the OITAF-NACS playing a major advisory and
                  libguides.mines.edu/specialcollections/ropeway  funding role in its growth and development. It is governed by
            Mountain Scholar: mountainscholar.org/            the Ropeway Center Advisory Board, comprised of industry
            Digitization Service:                             members. Joanne Lerud-Heck was the first manager until
                  www.mines.edu/library/services/digitalinitiatives/  2016 when current manager Lisa Dunn took the helm.
                                                                The Center is funded almost entirely by endowments and
            Contact: Lisa G. Dunn                             gifts, most notably the 2005 OITAF-NACS Endowment
            Research Librarian & Special Collections Manager  of $39,000; the 2008 Associated Wire  Rope Fabricators
            Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines
            1400 Illinois St., Golden CO  80401               (AWRF) Endowment of $25,000; and in-kind support in the
            303-273-3687 • ldunn@mines.edu                    form of staffing and space by the Mines Library at the Colo-
                                                              rado School of Mines. WRN
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