Luther O. Gant papers
Scope and Contents Note
This collection consists of memorabilia of Luther Gant's career at Northern Michigan College (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan. The collection is scattered and incomplete. Materials include numerous photographs of Kaye Hall, particularly during winter, and photographs of Luther Gant's retirement celebration. The collection also includes honorary degrees and correspondence from noted Michigan educators. Materials date between 1930 and 1961.
- 1930 - 1961
- Gant, Luther O. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions. Open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to publish material from the Luther O Gant papers, MSS-049, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.
Luther Gant was born in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1888. He graduated from DePauw University and did graduate work in Physics at the University of Chicago. From 1913 to 1917, Gant taught and coached at Ishpeming High School in Ishpeming, Michigan, and came to Northern Michigan College (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan as a coach and mathematics teacher. He served as Northern's football coach from 1919 to 1921. In 1926, Gant was appointed Registrar and became director of Admissions in 1956. He retired in 1959. In recognition of his service, Northern Michigan College awarded Gant an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1959 and dedicated Gant Hall dormitory on November 22, 1964. Gant died in 1971.
1 box (metal edged, gray box)
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Separated Materials Note
The following items have been separated from the collection: 1) a large commerative certificate award now located in oversized, flat storage at 6-1-2; and 2) a 1930 Kawbawgam yearbook now located at 20-05-21. Please ask the archives staff for help accessing these materials.
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Gant, Luther O.
- Honoraria (awards). Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Memorabilia. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Northern Michigan College of Education period (1941-1955) Subject Source: Local sources
- Northern Michigan College of Education.
- Northern Michigan College period (1955-1963) Subject Source: Local sources
- Northern Michigan College.
- Northern Michigan University
- Northern Michigan University. Kaye Hall
- Northern Michigan faculty and staff. Subject Source: Local sources
- Northern State Teachers College (Mich.).
- Northern State Teachers College period (1927-1941) Subject Source: Local sources
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Luther O. Gant papers
- Marcus C. Robyns
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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