Bernard C. Peters papers
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
- 1722 - 1904
- Peters, Bernard C. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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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).]
Language of Materials
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.
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.
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