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Harold Wiitala photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-020

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains photographs of families in "Vetville," the common name for married student housing at Northern Michigan University, preparing to move or for graduation, including images of the students' children. The collection also contains photographs of a Rod and Gun Club outing and of fans and concession stands at Memorial Field (located where the Berry Events Center now stands) during an NMU football game. The photographs were taken by Harold Wiitala between 1952 and 1955.

Dates

  • 1952 - 1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Harold Wiitala photographs, MSS-020, 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 Note

Harold Wiitala was born in 1927 and graduated from Northern Michigan College of Education in June of 1955. He also attended NFSI in the summer of 1960 at Northern. He had experience in the logging industry as a cook's helper, as well as skidding logs, loading trucks, and railing cars. He worked at a sawmill piling lumber and at a veneer plant, which was located where Northern's Lumber Services building is presently, and he was a janitor's helper at the Cliff Dow office. Mr. Wiitala spent over six years in the military service, mostly in the North Pacific and a few months north of the Canadian mainland. He taught high school math and science for fourteen years. He was self-employed, and his last job was as the area leader for the Green Thumb Program. He retired in 1988.

Extent

2 folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Harold Wiitala in 1990.
Title
Harold Wiitala photographs
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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