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Burton H. Boyum papers

 Collection — Box: 23-01-05
Identifier: MSS-123

Content Description

This collection documents Boyum's business and travel activities. Records include correspondence, publications, travel memorabilia and documents, financial material, photographs, calendars, and newsclippings.


  • 1922 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-123, Burton Boyum 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

Burton Boyum worked for many years as the chief geologist for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company. Boyum was also very active in historic preservation and was instrumental in the establishment of the Marquette Iron Range Heritage Theme Park. He researched and wrote extensively on local and regional history. His papers document a range of activities, from personal travel and family gatherings to local history organizations to his years living in Australia while working for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company.


1 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box containing photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, and various paper documents relating to projects and publications Burton Boyum was involved with.) : The photographs are somewhat warped and will need to be flattened if put into folders. All of the papers are in good condition. ; Photos are 4x7 inches and approximately 3x3 inches. Papers are 8.5x11 or newspaper sized.

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged thematically.

Burton H. Boyum papers
Annika Peterson
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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.

These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.

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