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County of Marquette, County Commission Minutes

Identifier: MSS-176

Scope and Content

MSS-176 consists of one series of documents, Series I: Meeting Minutes and Agendas of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. This series contains minutes and agendas from regular, special, annual and committee meetings and supporting documents collected by commission members relating to special and committee meetings from 1852 through 2005. Committees in these records of particular importance are Budget and Executive, Environmental Quality Committee, Committee of the Whole, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Finance Committee, Planning Commission, Social Services Board, Environment, Lands, and Buildings Committee, and Personnel Committee.


  • 1852-2005


Restrictions on Access

The documents in Box two, folders ten through thirteen that were created by the Union Negotiating Committee are restricted. Box thirteen, folder 36, Committee of the Whole, Closed Session, 1982-10-27 is also restricted. Permission to view restricted files must be sought from the University Archivist or from the Marquette County Clerk. The remainder of the records are unrestricted and open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and copyright holder.

Biographical Historical Note

Marquette County is located in the north central Upper Peninsula bordering Delta, Alger, Dickinson, and Menominee counties. County level government was formally organized in April 4, 1848. The Marquette County Board of Commissioners acts as the policy-making body of the county. The County Administrator carries out policy set forth by the Board of Commissioners and is responsible for financial management of the county. The members of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners are elected for 2 year terms. At the beginning of each calendar year the board elects a chairman and vice-chairman. The chairman presides over the meetings, which are open to the public. The meetings are held on a monthly basis and the annual meeting is held the second Monday of October. The board of commissioners is comprised of a system of committees and boards. Committee actions are advisory only and the final action is made by the entire board.


64.4 Cubic Feet (56 boxes)

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MSS-176 consists of meeting minutes and agendas created by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners from regular, special, and committee meetings from 1852 through 2005. The records in this collection document the political, economic, and environmental history of Marquette County, Michigan.


The meeting minutes of the Marquette County Commission are arranged chronologically by month and year in one series, Series I: County Commission meeting minutes.

Custodial History

The minutes of the Marquette County Commission were deposited to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives June 28, 2011 and remain under the ownership of Marquette County.


June 28, 2011

Location of Originals

Electronic copies of the the Binder Minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1956-1978 are on deposit at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. The originals were returned to Marquette County after digitization.

Alternative Form Available

PDF copies of the meeting minutes and agendas can be accessed through internal links in the inventory of the online EAD finding aid.

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Processed by

Christopher Kern and Miranda Revere, 2011

County of Marquette, County Commission Minutes
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Rachael Bussert
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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.

These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.

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