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Bethany Lutheran Church papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-303
Scope and Contents This collection includes various administrative and financial records and reports, as well as publications and bulletins, photographs, and correspondence, and ranges in date from 1870 to about the year 2000. The early records of the church are mostly in the older ledgers and journals and are in Swedish through about 1928-1929, although some groups, like the youth group and Young Ladies Sewing Circle, changed to English at an earlier date. The records from the later years are a combination...
Dates: 1800 - 2000

Bietila Brothers photographs

 Collection — Box: 08-06-01
Identifier: MSS-072
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains photographs from of Walter Bietila and his brothers Ralph and Paul. The pictures chronicle the family's success in the sport of ski jumping. The photographs are dated between 1936 and 1942.

Dates: 1936 - 1942

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Postcard collection

 Collection — Box: 19-01-03
Identifier: MSS-374
Content Description

This is an artificial collection of postcards relating to Northern Michigan University and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that have been received at the NMU Archives from various sources.

Dates: 1900 - 1985

City of Ishpeming records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-373
Scope and Contents

MSS-373 consists of records from the city of Ishpeming, Michigan. The records are a mixture of loose papers and ledgers and cover various aspects of city government from the 1880s through the early 1950s.

Dates: 1880 - 1945

Consolidated Fuel and Lumber Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-117
Scope and Contents note

The collection is comprised mainly of stock certificates and one Joint Stock Ledger for the Consolidated Fuel and Lumber Company. The minutes of the board of directors represents the most important component of the collection and is comprehensive for the period, 1914-1950.

Dates: 1914-1950

Geraldine DeFant papers

 Collection — Box: 26-04-01
Identifier: MSS-027
Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a taped oral interview with Geraldine Defant conducted by Jennifer Grondin on March 26, 1990, and includes an interview transcription. Of particular note is the interview's coverage of the 1949 H.W. Gossard Company Garment Workers Strike in Ishpeming, Michigan. The collection also includes copies of a scrapbook and photographs. The collection's materials cover the range between 1946-1990.

Dates: 1946 - 1990

Henry Jacobson papers

 Collection — Box: 08-05-01
Identifier: MSS-386
Content Description

This collection consists primarily of memorabilia and correspondence from Henry Jacobson from 1932-1984. Other notable items include photographs and a scrapbook. This collection may be of interest to those researching employees of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company or Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming.

Dates: 1932 - 1984

Interactive Historical Sanborn Fire Maps project

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-446
Content Description

This collection is a digital collection of interactive maps that combine a current aerial view with historical Sanborn fire insurance maps, allowing the user to compare what cities looked like in the past with how they look today. Historic photographs have also been pinned into the map at significant locations. The following cities and towns are included in this project: Marquette, 1917; Ishpeming, 1911; Negaunee, 1911; Republic, 1922; Michigamme, 1902; L'Anse, 1938.

Dates: 1902 - 2022

Iron Duke Mine Company records

 Collection — Box: 21-02-02
Identifier: MSS-352
Content Description This material was received in 1 banker box that contained 4 legal-size expanding wallets. The markings on the wallets were: “W31948 Frank Stone-Personal-Iron Duke Mine.” Inside of one was a pocket file with “Frank B. Stone from Bigelow the last gasp I’m sure” written on it. These wallets contained correspondence, large manila envelopes, stock options, proxy certificates, meeting minutes, financial reports, tax records, documents pertaining to the purchase and selling of the mine....
Dates: 1867 - 1962

Ishpeming Co-Operative Society account book

 Collection — Box: 15-05-02
Identifier: MSS-149
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains an account book that lists the grocery purchases made by John W. Bath at the Ishpeming Co-Operative Society store. The book lists various sundry items and their costs.

Dates: 1919

Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper

 Collection
Identifier: IAHS-001
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single issue of the Ishpeming Iron Ore newspaper from January 1, 1889.

Dates: 1889-01-01

Ishpeming Pioneer Kiwanis Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-357
Scope and Contents

This record contains meeting minutes, official Kiwanis reports, service projects, publications member lists and financial information. The records are from the year 1977 to 2014 with some gaps.

Dates: 1977 - 2014

Ishpeming Ski Club records

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-254
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the Ishpeming Ski Club in Ishpeming, Michigan from 1904-1948. The materials consist of skier biographies, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes and annual reports, and correspondence.

Dates: 1904-1948

John Langaas diaries

 Collection — Box: 07-01-04
Identifier: MSS-161
Scope and Contents Note This collection is composed of five hard-bound diaries of John Langaas. The diaries are dated from November 1909 to June 1924, and are written in Norwegian. The collection also includes handwritten translations of nearly all of the first two bound volumes into English, done by Clara Lee Swanson, and Swanson's research materials, including an article from the Norse Civic News article, a 1992 sermon from one Pastor Skrenes of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming (Langaas's church), a Trinity...
Dates: 1899 - 1992

Mather Inn Preservation Society records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-053
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the Mather Inn Preservation Society's efforts to save the old Mather Inn in Ishpeming, Michigan as an operating business or historical landmark. The most important activities documented by the collection include legal issues involving local courts and state government; tax information regarding the group’s standing as an “S” organization; correspondence between the organization and local governments; and minutes from organizational meetings. The materials date...
Dates: 1984-1987

The Mather Inn records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-055
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records that document the general operations of the Mather Inn in Ishpeming, Michigan. Records include time cards and employee payroll, general correspondence, correspondence related to construction, establishment of the Inn, and documents regarding the Inn's eventual sale. Records also include tax and lease information and correspondence of William Mather and William Manning (architect). The materials date from 1923 to 1986.

Dates: 1923 - 1986

Jennie Eline Olson diary

 Collection — Box: 24-07-01
Identifier: MSS-298
Scope and Contents note The Jennie Eline Olson diary is a daily diary written during the years 1905-1907 and appears to be a daily log of events in her life. At the time of writing, Jennie would have been between 17 and 19 years old. In the diary she lists the names and birthdates of her parents and people who appear to be her siblings.Her father is identified as Johan Oluf Olson, born March 28, 1856, with no place of birth given. Her mother is identified as Eli and shows a birthdate of January 5,...
Dates: 1905 - 1907

Pythian Sisters of Ishpeming records

 Collection — Box: 26-07-04
Identifier: MSS-010
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a minute book with records from 1960-1968 of the Ishpeming chapter of the Pythian Sisters, Cloveland Temple No. 106, a women's service organization, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection also includes a meeting attendance record for 1963-1964.

Dates: 1960-1968

David Spelgatti letters

 Collection — Box: 15-05-02
Identifier: MSS-150
Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of letters between David Spelgatti and friends in Italy. The letters are in Italian with English translation. In his letters, Spelgatti comments on the Catholic religious practices in Ishpeming. There are letters dated from 1981, 1992, and 2000. A list of the members of the Societa M.S. Lomarda Veneta in Negaunee, Michigan, dated 1959, is also included in the collection.

Dates: 1958 - 2000

United Steelworkers of America Local 4950 records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-037
Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of black and white photographs in various sizes from 1946. The photographs document groups (including the United Steelworkers of America Local 4950), individuals, organizing activities, publicity events, negotiating sessions, picket lines, and parades that occurred during the Iron Workers' Strike of 1946 in Ishpeming and Negaunee, Michigan.

Dates: 1946

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This is your guide to our historical collections of personal papers, organizational records, and manuscripts. Our collections cover 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. Search by Keyword, Name, Title, Subject, or Collecting Areas. The finding aids for our collections will give you an overview of the contents and information on where they are located.


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