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Northern Michigan College of Education Alumni World War II correspondence

 Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Identifier: MSS-313

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains letters, postcards, v-mails, and press releases about various alumni promotions and service history sent between 1942 and 1948.


  • 1942 - 1948

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from MSS-313, Northern Michigan College of Education Alumni World War II correspondence, 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 / Historical

During World War II, the Northern Michigan University student newspaper "Northern News" was distributed free of charge to alumni who were serving in the military forces. The correspondence contained within this collection was written to the "Northern News" editors, circulation office, and to select faculty members by these alumni. The majority of these letters are change-of-address notifications, but some also include stories of the students' war experiences. Also included are some press releases regarding former NMCE students sent out by various military public relations units.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The correspondence in this collection is arranged chronologically. There are some documents that are not dated that have been placed in the second folder behind the letter from 1948.


This collection was previously identified as Univ Series-019. The materials was reassessed and then reaccessioned and processed as a manuscript collection in May 2015.

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

Northern Michigan College of Education Alumni World War II correspondence
Glenda K. Ward, Arrangement and Description Specialist
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2015-05-05: Glenda K. Ward

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)


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.

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