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John X. Jamrich papers

Identifier: MSS-315

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, speeches, reports, and publications of John X. Jamrich, Northern Michigan University president from 1968 to 1983.

The bulk of the collection consists of publications and reports relating to higher education for which Jamrich had some responsibility. Several of the reports were the result of work conducted by the Survey of Higher Education in Michigan prepared for the Michigan Legislative Study Committee on Higher Education.

There are also working copies of speeches given by Jamrich at various occasions spanning the period 1976 to 1983, congratulatory letters to Jamrich upon his retirement as NMU president, and some correspondence regarding the United States Olympic Education Center.

Processed July 1994.


  • 1957 - 1994


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the John X. Jamrich papers, MSS-315, 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 note

John X. Jamrich was the President of Northern Michigan University from 1968 to 1993.

He was born June 12, 1920 in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. His parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Jamrich graduated from the University of Chicago in 1943 with a B.S. degree in physical sciences. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, during which time he received training in meteorology and Russian and served as the U.S. Liaison Weather Officer to the Soviet Squadron in Fairbanks, Alaska. After World War II, he went back to college. He earned a Master’s in mathematics from Marquette University in 1948 and a Ph.D. in administration, teacher education, and mathematics from Northwestern University in 1951.

He was previously an Associate Dean of the College of Education and the Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Michigan State University. As an consultant on higher education, he visited every institution of higher learning in Michigan as well as various universities in other states and countries. Much of this collection dates from those years.


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Related Archival Materials note

See the Presidential microfilm (currently has no call number) for more of Jamrich's correspondence while in office.

General note

This collection was previously Univ Series-036 but was changed to MSS-315, necessitating the creation of a new finding aid.

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Revision Statements

  • 7/24/2014: 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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