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Marcus Robyns papers

 Collection — Box: 23-03-06
Identifier: MSS-339

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, course materials (from courses that Robyns took and courses that he taught), professional materials, copies of journal articles about archival topics, and applications for promotion. With the exception of two folders (one of personal newspaper articles and one of correspondence with former student assistants at the Northern Michigan University Archives), the entire collection deals with Robyns' career as an archivist.


  • 1988 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Series VI, Promotion Materials, is restricted, as are the folders Student Progress Report and Application for Released Time. Everything else is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-339, Marcus Robyns papers, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail,

Biographical / Historical

Marcus Robyns became the University Archivist at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives in 1997. As of the writing of this finding aid in 2015, he is still the University Archivist. He teaches classes about archival management.

He was born in Eugene, Oregon. He received a Bachelor's in History from the University of Oregon in 1988. He received a Master's in History with a certification in Archival Management from the University of Oregon in 1990. From 1990 to 1992, he was an archivist at the Tyrrell Historical Library in Beaumont, Texas. From 1992 to 1997, he served as the Archivist for the City of Portland, Oregon. From 1994 to 1997, he was an adjunct professor at Portland State University.


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Language of Materials



The materials in the Marcus Robyns papers are arranged thematically.

Marcus Robyns papers
Annika Peterson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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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