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Lew Allen Chase papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-322
Scope and Contents note This collection comprises the reference file of Lew Allen Chase, chair of the History Department at Northern from 1919 to 1944. Although blind, Chase possessed almost total mental recall and engaged his students to read to him from newspapers and other publications on a regular basis. The file covers a wide variety of subjects including agriculture, banking, Native Americans, the Civil War, occasional student term papers, the Upper Peninsula, and much miscellany.

Processed July 1994.
Dates: 1915 - 1935

Ruth Craig papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-114
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of items formerly part of a retirement scrapbook given to Ruth Craig on her retirement from Northern Michigan University in 1963. The collection consists of photographs of campus scenes, student activities, former students, faculty and staff, and images from the retirement dinner. The collection also consists of numerous letters of tribute written to Craig from staff and former students. All materials are dated 1963.
Dates: 1963

Donald F. Dreisbach papers

 Collection — Box: 31-05-04
Identifier: MSS-172
Scope and Content This collection contains the papers of Donald F. Dreisbach, a Northern Michigan University Professor of Philosophy. His papers include manuscripts and drafts of articles he has written (most of which are concentrated on the works of Paul Tillich), his dissertation work, and his faculty evaluation forms. The materials range from the years 1969 to 1998.
Dates: 1969-1998

Fillmore C.F. Earney papers

 Collection — Box: 06-01-01
Identifier: MSS-186
Scope and Contents Note This collection is comprised of some of the professional publications of Dr. Fillmore C.F. Earney. The collection's focus is on mining and mineral resources. Of particular note is the report entitled "Marquette County Growth Impact Study (1975)." This report examines the impact of mining operations by the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company on the population and economic growth of Marquette County.
Dates: 1965-1994

Elisha Greifer papers

 Collection — Box: 02-07-01
Identifier: MSS-171
Scope and Content This collection includes political science-related articles written by Dr. Elisha Greifer and other materials of which he was the editor or translator.
Dates: 1951 - 1969

Earl Hilton papers

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Identifier: MSS-320
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the career of Dr. Earl Hilton, formerly a professor of English at Northern Michigan University. It consists of syllabi, lecture notes, and handouts relating to a variety of English courses taught by Hilton while at Northern. The collection also contains Hilton's writings, presentations, and publications, which largely focus on American literature as do his course materials. Also included is a student term paper on music at Northern and correspondence and course...
Dates: 1947 - 1990

Miriam B. Hilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-319
Scope and Contents note The collection contains the papers of Miriam Hilton. The collection includes drafts, notes, news clippings, alumni questionnaires, and transcriptions of faculty interviews (Meyland, Hedgecock, Wahtera, and O'Dell) relating to her book Northern Michigan University: The First 75 Years. Also included are records relating to Church Women United of Marquette and writings of Hilton's father, Dr. John Elder.

Processed March 1995
Dates: 1949 - 1975

John N. Lowe scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Identifier: MSS-362
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a cloth-bound field journal and a bound scrapbook. The field journal is embossed with the title: “Simmons Wood, Biological Survey; By John W. Lowe. June 20, 1930.” The field journal contains a research journal documenting the field work done at Simmons Wood, located in Western Mackinac County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The journal has information relating to lakes, streams, game animals, birds, and plants that can be found in Simmons Wood. It also includes...
Dates: 1930 - 1938

John R. Watanen papers

 Collection — Box: 02-02-04
Identifier: MSS-372
Scope and Contents note Papers of John R. Watanen, an English professor at Northern Michigan University, relating to his involvement with the university's Academic Senate and various senate committees.
Dates: 1947 - 1971

Gene D. L. Jones papers

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Identifier: MSS-318
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the service files of Northern Michigan University history professor Gene D. L. Jones. It contains the records (1968-1979) of the Upper Great Lakes Teacher Education Council, the 1984 report of the Task Force on Liberal Education Requirements, and the constitution and minutes (1970) of the Upper Peninsula Regional Council for the Social Sciences. Also in the collection are syllabi for Jones's courses, some of his research notes, and documentation of the Robert F....
Dates: 1967-1989

Judith DeMark papers

 Collection — Box: 02-07-03
Identifier: MSS-205
Scope and Contents These files contain research documents by Judith DeMark, a former Northern Michigan University history professor, on the history of Marquette. Topics include mining, immigration, Finnish folklore, and tuberculosis.
Dates: 1848 - 1998

Sylvia Kinnunen papers

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Identifier: MSS-138
Scope and Contents Note This collection represents a partial documentation of the personal and professional life of Dr. Sylvia Kinnunen, who spent the majority of her career as a professor in the Department of Education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The collection includes a scattering of personal photographs, correspondence, and teaching materials. The collection's materials range in date from 1920 to 2005.
Dates: 1920-2005

Philip Legler papers

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Identifier: MSS-327
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the career of former Northern Michigan University English professor and poet Philip Legler. It includes his published poetry and an unpublished manuscript as well as news articles and miscellaneous materials.

Processed June 1996
Dates: 1960 - 1989

Russell M. Magnaghi papers

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Identifier: MSS-317
Scope and Contents note This collection contains original records and manuscripts, photocopies of historical documents, project materials, news clippings, student term papers, correspondence, research notes, presentations, and publications of Dr. Russell M. Magnaghi, Northern Michigan University Professor Emeritus of History, known for his broad interest and involvement in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, ethnic groups in the U.P. (particularly Italian-Americans), and Northern Michigan University.The...
Dates: 1840 - 1998

Clifford F. Maier papers

 Collection — Box: 25-03-05
Identifier: MSS-175
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed of handwritten research notes compiled by and personal papers collected by Dr. Clifford "Cliff" F. Maier between 1960 and 1992. Dr. Maier's research involved the immigration history of French-Canadians to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection also includes a paper titled "The Canadian Immigrants of Michigan's Marquette County in the Nineteenth Century," delivered at the 1980 Great Lakes History Conference. Dr. Maier's personal papers document his...
Dates: 1960 - 1992

Richard O'Dell papers

 Collection — Box: 04-05-04
Identifier: MSS-054
Scope and Contents note The collection contains documents related to both O'Dell's personal life and his professional life, including correspondence, event and committee files, photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and publications. There is also a file of correspondence and other material related to Lavinia Spindler, who worked at Western Michigan University. While there is nothing to indicate exactly why O'Dell had Spindler's materials, he does refer to an Aunt Lavinia in some of his personal...
Dates: 1896 - 1997

Rudi Prusok papers

 Collection — Box: 06-01-01
Identifier: MSS-188
Scope and Contents note This collection documents Dr. Rudi Prusok's professional career at Northern Michigan University. The bulk of the collection covers the 1980s and includes professional and personal correspondence, flyers, brochures, records of the Foreign Language Teachers Conference, course syllabi, faculty evaluation (1994), a copy of an article Prusok wrote about Thomas Mann, and a sabbatical leave proposal. Some of the personal correspondence discusses scheutzen rifles.
Dates: 1977 - 1994

William H. Rigby papers

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Identifier: MSS-033
Scope and Contents note This collection contains papers that document the development of William Rigby's article "Space Age Research in the Ceramics Laboratory," subsequently published in the Industrial Arts and Vocational Education magazine in 1970. Records include manuscripts, journal articles, photographs, and correspondence related to the article's publication.
Dates: 1970

Robert F. McClellan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-311
Scope and Content Note The McClellan papers offer excellent documentation of the faculty organization and agitation for union recognition in the early 1970s. The collection also offers insight into the establishment of the AAUP after becoming the collective bargaining unit for the faculty at Northern Michigan University. McClellan was the informal faculty advisor for the Black Student Union, and his papers include records documenting the black student sit-in of the dean of students office in 1969. Records include,...
Dates: 1963 - 1985

Forest Roberts papers

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Identifier: MSS-050
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents some of the highlights of Forest Robert's career at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Topics include the Lydia Olson Library dedication (1950), forensics and debate team program, U.P. Debate League, 1966 speech for a history marker dedication, and a teacher tenure issue. Records include newspaper clippings, Alumni News, programs, photographs, brochure of college songs (1949), correspondence. The collection's materials date from 1917 to 1997.
Dates: 1917 - 1997

Marcus Robyns papers

 Collection — Box: 23-03-06
Identifier: MSS-339
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, course materials (from courses that Robyns took and courses that he taught), professional materials, copies of journal articles about archival topics, and applications for promotion. With the exception of two folders (one of personal newspaper articles and one of correspondence with former student assistants at the Northern Michigan University Archives), the entire collection deals with Robyns' career as an archivist.
Dates: 1988 - 2014

Howard R. Swaine papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-051
Scope and Contents Note This collection largely documents Swaine’s political career in Marquette, Michigan. The collection contains minutes, agendas, correspondence, and numerous reports. Of particular note to the researcher are the records related to Swaine’s tenure as a board member with the Marquette Board of Light and Power and as a city commissioner with the Marquette City Commission. The collection also includes material on the Economic Development Corporation. These papers cover the years 1975 to 1989. ...
Dates: 1969 - 1989

Dwight B. Waldo papers

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Identifier: MSS-321
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of photocopies of portions of the Dwight B. Waldo Papers held by Western Michigan University. It documents his time spent as the first principal of Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University). It includes correspondence and letters of reference which cover the 1899-1904 period which Waldo spent at Northern. Also included are a 1939 obituary and eulogy for Waldo.

Processed April 1995
Dates: 1899 - 1939

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