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The Midget Quill Magazine

Identifier: MSS-331

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains numerous volumes of the Midget Quill, a student newspaper for the J.D. Pierce Training School. The quality and scope of content varies from year-to-year. Information covered school activities and also included some short stories and other literary contributions.


  • 1916 - 1922

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Midget Quill Magazine, MSS-331, 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.

Historical Note

The Midget Quill was the student newspaper of the J.D. Pierce Training School. The first edition was published in 1916 and the last in 1924.


12 Volumes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids note

This collection was formerly Univ Series-005. When it became MSS-331, a new finding aid was created.

The Midget Quill Magazine
Marcus C. Robyns
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Revision Statements

  • 7/29/2014: Annika Peterson

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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