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Helen and Ebba Eklund papers

 Collection — Box: 24-07-01
Identifier: MSS-300

Scope and Contents note

This manuscript collection contains the memorabilia of Helen and Ebba Eklund and their time at Northern, spanning from 1925 until 1941. It is comprised mainly of documents and papers for Sorority events, Rush day and other college-related social events. The collection also contains lists of the college courses and copies of Northern newspapers from 1925-27 and 1934-38.


  • 1925-1941
  • Majority of material found within 1925 - 1938


Conditions Governing Acess note

Permission to publish material from the Helen and Ebba Eklund papers can 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.

Conditions Governing Use note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

Ebba Eklund attended Northern State Normal College and graduated in 1927. This collection contains some of her memorabilia from her involvement in various campus activities and events, mainly as a member of the Phi Kappa Nu Sorority. Her sister, Helen Eklund, also attended the university in 1935 and graduated in 1938, which was then known as Northern State Teachers College. Like her sister, Helen was involved with many events on campus including Rush Day and Phi Kappa Nu Sorority.


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Arrangement note

This collection is ordered by subject in the following record series:

Record Series 1: Social Events, 2 folders

Record Series 2: Student papers, 1 folder

Record Series 3: Greek Societies, 1 folder

Record Series 4: Northern News, 2 folders

Record Series 5: 2 volumes of Yearbooks 1926-1927

Custodial History note

The Helen and Ebba Eklund papers were donated to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives by Bill Bennett. The University Archives retains all rights to this collection as stated in correspondence with the donor. This collection was processed and the Finding Aid completed by Archives Student Assistant Morgan Paavola in May 2014.

Separated Materials note

A Northern State Teachers College banner has been sent to the Beaumier Heritage Center.

Helen and Ebba Eklund papers
Morgan Paavola
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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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