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Wesley Perron Railroad collection

Identifier: SLC-017

Scope and Contents

The Wesley Perron Railroad collection is a compilation of transcribed and summarized newspaper articles and other documents relating to railroads in the Upper Peninsula, especially the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic (DSS and A) railway. The materials range from 1885 to 1976, though the bulk of the material dates from between 1885 and 1900.


  • 1885 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1885 - 1900

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some items have no copyright (; others are in copyright (


1132 items

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

The original records are held by the Peter White Public Library. They can be contacted at (906) 228-9510 or at their Contact Us page (

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Wesley Perron Railroad collection
Annika Peterson
17 June 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Superiorland Library Cooperative Repository

1615 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette MI 49855
(906) 228-7697


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.

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