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Connie Binsfeld papers

Identifier: MSS-081

Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the political career of former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1991 to 1998. The collection also contains material from Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's political career as a county commissioner, state representative, and state senator. However, the bulk of the collection covers the period from 1991 to 1998. Subjects of particular note include Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's work on "culture war" issues, child welfare and adoption, and domestic violence, and environmental legislation. The collection also documents much of Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's family life through photographs and memorabilia. The collection includes, but is not limited to, personal correspondence, memoranda, published pamphlets and reference material, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, legislative material, Family Independence Agency material, awards, honorary degrees, calendars, journals, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes.


  • Creation: 1989 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Donor retains copyright.

Biographical Note

Connie Binsfeld was the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1992 to 2000 and chaired the Binsfeld Commission on Adoption in 1991-92 and the Childrens Commission in 1995-96. She is a native of Munising, Michigan, and is the only women in Michigan History to hold elective office in the Michigan House of Representatives, Senate, and executive office.


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Arrangement note

Arrangement is alphabetical by subject except for the press clippings, which are arranged chronologically.

Related Archival Materials Note

Connie Binsfeld appeared on WNMU-TV's "Media Meet" on July 1, 1991. A VHS recording of this appearance can be found at 0500-08, 2/28, 20-03-36.

Connie Binsfeld papers
Annika Peterson
1 August 2016
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Repository Details

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

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