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Bernard C. Peters papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-308

Scope and Contents

This collection, MSS-308: Bernard C. Peters papers, is arranged by subject. The series identified as Research Notes are in numerical order based on the microfilm the notes were taken from.

I. Publications II. Research Notes -- Microfilm III. Research Notes -- Douglass Houghton's 1840 Field Journal IV. Manuscripts V. Photographs VI. Correspondence VII. Maps

Dates

  • 1722 - 1904

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-308, Bernard C. Peters paper, 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. NOTE: VERY LITTLE OF THIS COLLECTION CONSISTS OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL. WE CANNOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MATERIAL CONTAINED IN THIS COLLECTION THAT WAS COPIED FROM OTHER REPOSITORIES, AND WE ARE NOT THE PROPER SOURCE FOR CITATION OF SAID MATERIALS. PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE ARCHIVIST BEFORE CITING/PUBLISHING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION.

Biographical/Historical

A native of Illinois, Bernard C. Peters came to Northern Michigan University in 1960 and taught in the Geography Department until his retirement in 1994. A geographer/historian by training, he received his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University, master's degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph. D. from Michigan State University. His dissertation and early publications dealt with landscape perception and pioneer settlement in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

In 1983, the Northern Michigan University Press published "Lake Superior Journal: Bela Hubbard's Account of the 1840 Houghton Expedition," edited by Dr. Peters. In recent years, Dr. Peters has been concentrating his research and publishing efforts on the history of Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior. His most recent publications include, "Hypocrisy on the Great Lakes Frontier: The Use of Whiskey by the Michigan Department of Indian Affairs," (The Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 18 [Fall 1992], pp. 1-13) and "John Johnston's 1822 Description of the Lake Superior Chippewa," (The Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 20 [Fall 1994], pp. 25-46).

[Information contained in the Biographical Note was obtained from "Lake Superior Place Names" From Bawating to the Montreal" written by Dr. Bernard C. Peters (1996).]

Extent

3 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged by subject and in numerical order. The subject identified as Dr. Peters' research notes are arranged in numerical order based on the publication and reel number of the microfilm the notes were taken from.

Related Archival Materials

Researchers using this collection may also be interested in MSS-301: Office of Indian Affairs (OIA) Microfilm collection.

General

Much of this collection consists of material copied or photographed from manuscript collections at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library, Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library, and other libraries and archives inside and outside Michigan.
Title
Bernard C. Peters papers
Status
Completed
Author
Glenda K. Ward, Arrangement and Description Specialist
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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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