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Marquette County Labor Council records

Identifier: MSS-098

Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the recent history of the Marquette County Labor Council, the Northern Michigan University Labor Advisory and Planning Committee, the Iron Workers Local 783, the Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council, the Economic Development Corporation, and the Marquette County Democratic Party.

Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, convention records, mailing lists, memoranda, records relation to political activity and union organizing, project records, reports, publications, and meeting minutes. The collection is particularly strong in documenting political and electoral activities, especially in conjunction with the Marquette County Democratic Party. The bulk of the collection documents Jack LaSalle's participation in NMU's Labor Advisory and Planning Committee (LAPC) as a member and the chair. The collection's materials date from 1960 to 2002.


  • 1960 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Marquette County Labor Council records, MSS-098, 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

The Marquette County Labor Council is an umbrella organization made up of representatives from all AFL-CIO affiliated labor unions in Marquette County, Michigan. The Council was established with the principal mission of providing a central organization to the labor community and to provide their point of view in politics through legislative and community activity within the local jurisdiction. The Council coordinates union activities throughout the county.


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Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into seven series. Each series is organized by folder title and within each folder documents are organized chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Jon (Jack) LaSalle donated the Marquette County Labor Council records in 1997. A second accession occurred in 1999. LaSalle was chairman of the Council at the time of the donation.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Archives maintains several union records. Brief descriptions can be found on the Archives web site:

Marquette County Labor Council 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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