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Nahma Township School records

 Collection — Box: 24-06-01
Identifier: MSS-246

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, reports, and other documents illustrating Nahma Township School operations in Nahma, Michigan during the Great Depression. The collection's materials span from 1924-1939. The bulk of the collection is concerned with the construction of an addition that would enable all pupils in the township to attend school in a single building. The one-room schools would then be closed. The addition was constructed during 1937-39 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Most of the project records, including reports and correspondence with elected officials, have survived.


  • 1924-1939


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions. Permission to publish material from the records of the Nahma Township School records 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

The Nahma Township School records were donated as part of the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company/Oconto Company records. The school board met in the offices of the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company in Nahma, Michigan and stored their records there. Thus the records were preserved when the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company records were preserved. Today the Nahma Township Schools are part of the Big Bay de Noc School District.


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Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by topic and within each file the materials are arranged chronologically. The collection is separated into six series of: Financial Records, Personnel Records, Correspondence, Nahma School Addition, Ledgerbook, and Blueprints.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Nahma Township School records were donated as part of the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company/Oconto Company records, MSS-173.

Separated Materials

The Blueprints of the Nahma School Addition are stored separately from the bulk of the collection. The blueprints are stored in Map Drawer 6-10 LRC.


Nahma Township School records
Steve Peters and Glenda K. Ward
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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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