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George Tomasi papers

 Collection — Box: 08-05-04
Identifier: MSS-170

Scope and Content

This collection contains the memorabilia of George W. Tomasi. It includes photographs, papers, and articles relating to the "Barracks Boys," as well as Northern Michigan University athletics. Also included are family photographs and Hermansville High School memorabillia including a basketball program and class picture from 1952.


  • 1951 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the George Tomasi papers, MSS-170, 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 note

George Tomasi attended Hermansville High School in Hermansville, Michigan, where he played on the basketball team. He was one of the original "Barracks Boys," a group of sixteen men given scholarships in 1952 by athletic director and coach C.V. Money to attend Northern Michigan University as a part of the G.I. Bill following World War II. Tomasi graduated from NMU in 1956 with a degree in business administration. Tomasi and his wife Bettey have nine children and taught SCUBA lessons through NMU's continuing education program for many years. He worked at NMU for 23 years before his retirement.


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This collection is arranged into four series: Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs, and Press Clippings. Each series is then arranged alphabetically.

George Tomasi papers
Annika Peterson
15 August 2016
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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)


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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