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Onota Township Government records

Identifier: MSS-385

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of ledgers. There are minutes from township board meetings, treasurers' reports, voter registration ledgers, assessment rolls, and a 1938 property inventory.


  • 1887 - 1975

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-385, Onota Township records, must be obtained from the Univeristy Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at (906) 227-1225 or email, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Biographical / Historical

Onota Township is located in the southwestern part of Alger County. It was formed in 1887 and is still in existence today. Year round residents number only about 300 with many summer camps, vacation homes and deer camps in the area. Historically there was some farming in the township but the main use was for logging.


70 Volumes

Language of Materials



The materials in this collection, MSS-385, Onota Township records, are arranged in the following series: 1. Governmental Records (by ledger), including township meeting minutes 2. Financial (by ledger) including financial audits and treasurer's records 3. Property Inventory - 1938 (by section) 4. Assessment Rolls (by Ledger) from 1912 to 1976 5. Voter Registration Records (by ledger)

Custodial History

The Onota Township records are covered under a general depository agreement and there is no specific paperwork.

Condition Description

Very good condition.

Onota Township Government records
Karen Kasper
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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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