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Clifford F. Maier papers

 Collection — Box: 25-03-05
Identifier: MSS-175

Scope and Contents note

This collection is composed of handwritten research notes compiled by and personal papers collected by Dr. Clifford "Cliff" F. Maier between 1960 and 1992. Dr. Maier's research involved the immigration history of French-Canadians to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection also includes a paper titled "The Canadian Immigrants of Michigan's Marquette County in the Nineteenth Century," delivered at the 1980 Great Lakes History Conference. Dr. Maier's personal papers document his involvement with various committees and issues at Northern Michigan University such as strategic planning, unionization, the American Association for University Professors, Longyear and Pierce Hall preservation, the building of the Superior Dome, and the Department of History.


  • 1960 - 1992


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Clifford F Maier papers, MSS-175, 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.

Biographical note

Clifford "Cliff" F. Maier was born in Edam, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1932. In 1968, he joined the Department of History at Northern Michigan University and completed his PhD in history at the University of Washington in 1971. From 1983 to 1992, Maier worked as the University Archivist and is credited with the establishment of the archival program at Northern Michigan University. Dr. Maier retired from NMU in 1993.


2 boxes

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Arrangement note

Series: I. Personal papers II. Research records. Folders arranged alphabetically by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift received from Dr. Clifford F. Maier in three accessions: 1989, 1992, and 1993.
Clifford F. Maier papers
Marcus C. Robyns Processed 7/1994 by G. Martinson.
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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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