Copper Commando: The Official Newspaper of the Victory Labor-Management Production Committees of Butte, Anaconda and Great Falls, Montana, was the first known labor-management publication in the United States. Published biweekly from 1942-1945, Copper Commando was distributed to all employees of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. This "picture newspaper" depicts workers supporting the war effort through increased metal production. Robert I. Nesmith was the chief photographer until early 1944.
November 20, 1942
In this issue...Navy bombers, echelon formation, Thanksgiving, war, student stopes, training, Butte Mutual Labor Bureau, Lester Bishop, Bill Herbert, Homestake, homefront, Oscar Landet, Rifle Club, jungle, bushmasters, scrap, American Brass Co.
November 6, 1942
In this issue...Robert P. Patterson, School of Mines, Butte, copper, communication systems, Wire and Cable Co., production records, metal, Charlie Curtis, garden, converters, Gus Schoenfeld, armature winders, regrinding, war cost, bonds
October 23, 1942
In this issue...O.P. Echols, Army Air Force, Larry Williams, Newfoundland, Joseph Prochazka, copper, Alaska, Scrap, Wire and Cable Co., Hawkesworth, bit and pattern shop, foundry, Anaconda, Sam Blair, Henry Hansen, N. E. Smith, Axis, Hitler, safety
October 7, 1942
In this issue...Anaconda, war bonds, Robert L. Denig, devil-dogs, mining, safety, Pennsylvania Mine, Japanese, Americans, dying, smelter, Great Falls, copper, production, interviewing, Commandos, Rangers, fires, camera club
September 19, 1942
In this issue...War Production Board, shortages, Japs, Germans, East Mill, Anaconda, Tubie (Hubert Joseph) Johnson, Missouri River, refinery, skips, cages, shaft, hoist installation, AWVS, women, Axis, war bonds, stamps, R.I. Nesmith, World War ll
September 5, 1942
In this issue...C.H. Woodward, Rocker, Montana, timber, refinery, Ike Moe, Renaldo Petrini, soldiers, boys, labor union officials, ore processing, war materials
August 22, 1942
In this issue…War Department, Butte, Bob Nesmith, copper, Mountain Con, Anaconda, smelter, copper-pouring, Great Falls, refinery, war needs, Uncle Sam, Leonard headframe completion, food, worker’s wives, Jack Gaffney, carpenter
Index for volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Aug. 1942 - Aug. 1945) lists personal names, places, subjects; page and issue numbers.