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Marquette Mining Journal newspapers

Identifier: PWPL-001

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of microfilm copies of the Marquette Mining Journal from 1868 to the present. As of November 2022, 1868 to 1955 are digitized and available online.


  • 1868

Conditions Governing Access

The (Daily) Mining Journal from 1868-1940 is available online and open for research.

The rest of the paper is available on microfilm at the Peter White Public Library. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Newspapers published after 1978 are still under copyright. Permission to use them beyond fair use must be obtained from the Marquette Mining Journal.

Biographical / Historical

The Marquette Mining Journal began in 1860 as the Lake Superior News (1860-1862). It was subsequently called the Lake Superior News and Journal (1862-1864), the Lake Superior Mining Journal (1864-1868), the Mining Journal (1868-1886), the Daily Mining Journal (1886-1946), and the Mining Journal (1946-present). It publishes news from the city of Marquette and surrounding areas as well as national news.


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Existence and Location of Originals

The original records are held by the Peter White Public Library. They can be contacted at or by phone at (906) 228-9510.

Related Materials

Microfilm copies of the Marquette Mining Journal can also be found at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Marquette Mining Journal newspapers
In Progress
Annika Peterson
20 September 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Peter White Public Library Repository

217 N. Front Street
Marquette MI 49855 USA


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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