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Gildo Canale Interview

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Gildo Canale discusses his military service, his time at Northern Michigan University as a "Barracks Boy" (a group that received athletic scholarships and lived in the old military barracks on-campus), other clubs he was involved in on-campus, his master's degree at Indiana University, his time as a high school teacher and coach in Munising, and his decades as the first full-time athletic director at Northern Michigan University. He discusses the development of various sports programs at Northern Michigan University in detail, including the introduction of women's sports, the development of Upper Peninsula athletic conferences, the 1975 football championship, and fundraising for athletic teams. He also discusses advising the Saint Gerard Club (a club for married Catholic students at Northern Michigan University), the NMU ambassadors program that attracted students from around the state and the country, and the high school science fairs held at NMU in the 1950s.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Gildo Canale Interview, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


1 item (1 sound file (53 minutes))

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Existence and Location of Originals

MSS-202, Italian American Oral History Project

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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