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John M. Munson papers

Identifier: MSS-326

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains John M. Munson's correspondence with colleagues, students, and family.


  • 1923 - 1933


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the John M. Munson papers, MSS-326, 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 M. Munson was the son of a Swedish immigrant farmer. He worked as a lumberjack in the Upper Peninsula before enrolling at Ferris Institute, then continuing his studies at Michigan State College and the University of Chicago. Munson served as a school administrator, eventually being appointed Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction. After four years as Director of Training and Placement at Central Michigan Normal School, he became the President of Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) in 1923. During his presidency, Northern State Normal School became Northern State Teachers College. After leaving Northern in 1933, Munson served as President of Michigan Normal College until his retirement in 1948. He died in 1950.


.75 Cubic Feet

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This collection was formerly Univ Series-121. When it became MSS-326, a new finding aid was created.
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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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