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Gildo Canale sports memorabilia

Identifier: MSS-034

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of Northern Michigan University basketball and football game programs; photographs of teams, athletic activities, and coaches; and news articles related to NMU sports from 1928 to 1992. The collection also includes a football program from 1992.


  • 1928-1992


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Gildo Canale sports memorabilia, MSS-034, 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

Gildo Canale, a native of Crystal Falls, Michigan, began his Northern Michigan University career as NMU’s first full-time trainer. He also served as director of intramurals, head golf coach, assistant athletic director and was appointed director of athletics in 1971. Canale served as director of athletics until 1985. Canale continued to serve NMU until his retirement in 1993. Canale was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the NMU Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. He received the NMU Alumni Service Award in 1995. Canale died on February 26, 2009 at the age of 77.


4.5 Cubic Feet

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Arrangement note

This collection is divided into four series: I. Articles and programs; II. Scrapbook and memorabilia; III. Basketball and football programs; and IV. Photographs.

Separated Materials note

Sports artifacts with the collection have been transferred to the University Museum. Photographs of teams, athletes, and coaches have been transferred to the General Topical Collection. Please see the Archives staff for help accessing these materials.

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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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