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Miriam B. Hilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-319

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the papers of Miriam Hilton. The collection includes drafts, notes, news clippings, alumni questionnaires, and transcriptions of faculty interviews (Meyland, Hedgecock, Wahtera, and O'Dell) relating to her book Northern Michigan University: The First 75 Years. Also included are records relating to Church Women United of Marquette and writings of Hilton's father, Dr. John Elder.

Processed March 1995

Dates

  • 1949 - 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Miriam B. Hilton papers, MSS-319, 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.

Biographical/Historical note

Miriam Hilton was born in Iran, to missionaries John and Ruth Elder. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA from the University of Michigan. In 1947, she married Earl Hilton. In 1974, she authored Northern Michigan University: The First Seventy-Five Years, the first book-length history of Northern Michigan University. From time to time, prior to Earl Hilton’s retirement, Miriam Hilton taught adjunct courses for the Departments of English and History. Over the years, she has also become known for her very active volunteer service activities in both the Marquette community at large and in her church.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

General note

This collection was previously Univ Series-63. When it was changed to MSS-319, a new finding aid was created.
Title
Miriam B. Hilton papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

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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