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Leslie Bourgeois family films

 Collection — Box: 09-01-04
Identifier: MSS-046
This collection contains extensive home movies documenting the activities of the Bourgeois family in and around Marquette, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from 1920 to 1969. Footage includes scenes on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette. The collection includes VHS production originals and user duplicate copies.

Dates

  • 1920-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Leslie Bourgeois family films, MSS-046, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, archives@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Extent

9 items

Biographical Note

Leslie Bourgeois was born on July 28, 1901, in Marquette, Michigan, and lived there for many years. Mr. Bourgeois left Marquette to work in Livonia, Michigan, as a tool and die maker. After retiring, he moved to Phelps, Wisconsin, where he lived for the last 12 years of his life. Mr. Bourgeois married Myrtis in 1931. He died in 1984.

Throughout his life, Leslie Bourgeois enjoyed amateur filmmaking, mainly of family activities around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

This collection of VHS tapes must be reviewed with the use of a VHF playback machine.

Custodial History Note

Myrtis Bourgeois donated the collection to Northern Michigan University (NMU). Alison Crockett, an NMU graduate assistant, discovered the collection while conducting research for the centennial celebration documentary of Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan University contracted a vendor in 1999 to convert the original 16mm film to VHS format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Myrtis Bourgeois in 1998.
Title
Leslie Bourgeois family films
Status
completed
Date
5/4/2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 5/4/2010: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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