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Scope and Contents This collection consists of documents relating to the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette County, Michigan, its closure by the Air Force in 1995, and its conversion into a civilian airport, as well as the impacts of those changes on the community and on the natural environment.
Dates: 1950 - 2000
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the personal files of Ellwood Mattson pertaining to his role as chairperson of both the K.I. Sawyer Support Group (KISSG) and the K.I. Sawyer Base Conversion Authority. The bulk of the collection, ranging in date from 1990 to 1993, consists of correspondence that documents the group’s effort to save the base. Remaining material includes copies of the laws, studies, reports produced on both sides of the issue, and a sparse amount of administrative records. A large...
Dates: 1990 - 1993