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Tom Peters sports memorabilia

Identifier: MSS-030

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains memorabilia collected by Tom Peters documenting Northern Michigan University (NMU) football, basketball, and ice hockey from 1968 to 1996. The collection consists of various promotional flyers, brochures, and newsletters. Also included are photographs, newspaper clippings, memoranda, programs, and some correspondence. Of particular note is a large collection of season programs for football, basketball, and ice hockey.

The photographs depict Peters in various University relations activities with alumni and state officials. Of particular note are the photographs of the Superior Dome ribbon cutting ceremony at the first game in 1991 and dedication ceremonies for the Physical Education and Instructional Facility (PEIF) and the Harden Learning Resources Center (LRC).


  • 1968-1996


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Tom Peters sports memorabilia, MSS-030, 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.

Biographical note

Tom (R. Thomas) Peters graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. degree in 1955, and again with an M.A. degree in 1960. He served as the first director of Alumni Relations at NMU and for many years as the assistant to the President of NMU.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Tom Peters in 1997.

Separated Materials note

Sports artifacts with the collection have been transferred to the University Museum. Photographs (including the construction of the Superior Dome, the Great Lakes Training Complex, Muhammed Ali's visit to campus, and the 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary) have been transferred to the General Topical Collection. An additional set of photographs, records, correspondence, and published material have been transferred to the Dominic J. Jacobetti papers, MSS-078. To access any of these materials, please see the archives staff.

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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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