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Marquette County Board of Supervisors Proceedings of the Annual Meeting records

 Collection — Box: 06-02-02
Identifier: MSS-013

Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of published volumes of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Marquette County Board of Supervisors in Marquette, Michigan from 1933 to 1941. Each volume contains narrative reports and financial statements for each county department and service. Of particular note are the reports of the director of the Morgan Heights Sanatorium. The Sanatorium provided care for tuberculosis cases in Marquette County. These reports provide valuable demographic information on patient ethnicity, length of residence, and employment. The researcher will also find reports of the Marquette County Mine Inspector. These reports include safety information, production, and number of miners employed by all companies on the Marquette Iron Range.


  • Creation: 1933 - 1941


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Marquette County Board of Supervisors Proceedings of the Annual Meeting records, MSS-013, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical Note

Named in honor of the Jesuit priest and explorer Jacques Marquette, Marquette County lies in the rich iron ore district of the north-central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To the east are Delta and Alger counties, to the south Dickinson and Menominee counties, to the west Iron and Baraga counties. Lake Superior establishes the northern boundary. These lines were set in 1843, when the Upper Peninsula was divided into six counties established simultaneously to facilitate the completion of a topographical survey being taken by the eminent geologist and surveyor, Dr. Douglas Houghton. Marquette County was not formally organized, however, until April 4, 1848.


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Arranged chronologically.

Marquette County Board of Supervisors Proceedings of the Annual Meeting records
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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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