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Bay de Noquet Company and Oconto Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-173
Scope and contents note The Bay de Noquet Company and Oconto Company records document lumbering in northeastern Wisconsin and the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan from the end of World War I to about 1950. While the records for each company are scattered, the combined records give a reasonable picture of the problems faced by the industry in the upper Great Lakes region due to the declining availability of usable timber and the Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as some of the issues faced by the companies...
Dates: 1895-1952

Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-096
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the activities of the Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing. Led by Dr. Donald Snitgen, Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University, the group successfully prevented the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from allowing the construction of campgrounds and other commercial activities in the area. The collection contains correspondence, position papers, taskforce records, "In Memory of the Lorax," chronology, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1986-1993

County of Marquette, County Commission Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-176
Abstract

MSS-176 consists of meeting minutes and agendas created by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners from regular, special, and committee meetings from 1852 through 2005. The records in this collection document the political, economic, and environmental history of Marquette County, Michigan.

Dates: 1852-2005

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

Economic Club of Marquette County records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-160
Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the Economic Club of Marquette County's Board of Directors' Meetings and includes minutes and agendas. It also includes information on monthly dinner meetings. The collection has been arranged into 6 series: Series 1: Finances, Series 2: Governance, Series 3: Membership, Series 4: Dinner Meetings, Series 5: Correspondence, and Series 6: General Club Information.

Dates: 1996 - 2010

Girl Scouts of Peninsula Waters meeting minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SLC-006
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single book of meeting minutes from 1951-1952 from the Girl Scouts of Peninsula Waters. The minutes have been transcribed and are full-text searchable.

Dates: 1951 - 1952

Gwinn Area Chamber of Commerce records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-106
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the history of both organizations and their effort to stimulate business development in the Gwinn / K.I. Sawyer Air base area. The collection consists of records relating to Chamber activities, such as Fun Daze, UP 200, Our Town, K.I. Sawyer Museum, K.I. Sawyer Base closure and conversion, Christmas Stocking Project, Student of the Month, Community Breakfast on Main Street, and the promotion of tourism. The collection contains correspondences, reports, studies,...
Dates: 1984 - 2004

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

Dominic J. Jacobetti papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-078
Scope and Contents note The Dominic Jacobetti Collection documents his position as Representative from Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula, including his activities on the House Appropriations Committee and several other committees on which he served. His position as Representative encompassed at various times the 108th, 109th, and 110th Districts. The records cover the years 1954 to 1994 and include a wealth of materials pertaining to the following:Ø Upper Peninsula local governments,...
Dates: 1954-1994; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1994

K.I. Sawyer Regional Documents Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RDC-1
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

K.I. Sawyer Support Group records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-062
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

Marquette Ambassadors Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-028
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a photocopied scrapbook and photographs of the Marquette Ambassadors Club from 1964-1969. The photographs depict the club members at various meetings and events. The scrapbook documents their visit to Lansing, Michigan and meetings with then-Governor Romney, Dominic Jacobetti, and various business representatives. Letters in the scrapbook are addressed to President Nixon.

Dates: 1964-1969

Marquette Area Glass Negatives collection

 Collection
Identifier: SLC-014
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of glass negatives taken in Marquette County and Alger County in the early-to-mid twentieth century. Many of the images concern mining, logging, fishing, Presque Isle Park, and the Marquette ore docks.

Dates: 1912 - 1951

Marquette County Board of Supervisors Proceedings of the Annual Meeting records

 Collection — Box: 06-02-02
Identifier: MSS-013
Scope and Contents Note This collection is comprised of published volumes of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Marquette County Board of Supervisors in Marquette, Michigan from 1933 to 1941. Each volume contains narrative reports and financial statements for each county department and service. Of particular note are the reports of the director of the Morgan Heights Sanatorium. The Sanatorium provided care for tuberculosis cases in Marquette County. These reports provide valuable demographic...
Dates: 1933 - 1941

Marquette County Democratic Party records

 Collection — Box: 09-02-06
Identifier: MSS-248
Scope and Contents This collection of records from the Marquette County Democratic Party includes correspondence, financial information, membership listings, meeting minutes, and event materials. The collection is separated into twelve series of thirty-four folders. Series 1. Correspondence (1996-2002). 1 folder. This series contains miscellaneous correspondence received by and sent from the organization and is arranged chronologically.Series 2. Events (1996-2002). 9 folders. This...
Dates: 1990-2004

Marquette County Labor Council records

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1960 - 2002

Marquette County Record of Nurses records

 Collection — Box: 09-01-01
Identifier: MSS-250
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five ledgerbooks that were donated by the Marquette County Clerk's Office. These ledgerbooks contain an indexed alphabetical listing of the names of the nurses whose licenses are included. Ledgerbook 1 contains documents entitled "Record of Certificate of Registration of Nurses-State of Michigan" covering the time period March 27, 1911 through October 14, 1935. Attached to the front page inside the cover is a "Certificate of Registration of Trained...
Dates: 1911-1958

Marquette County Timber and Mining records

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-258
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous documents on the mining and timber industries in Marquette County in the twentieth century. It was donated by Pat Schierup from the Sloan Museum in Flint, MI. The records and correspondence include listings of mining properties, accident reports, complaints, and timbering information and planning. The documents were obtained at the same estate sale and were organized into an artificial collection.

Dates: 1928 - 1975

Morgan Heights Tuberculosis Sanatorium records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-151
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains photographs that documents the staff and patients at the Morgan Heights Sanatorium near Ishpeming, Michigan. The photographs are dated between 1930 and 1935.

Dates: 1930 - 1935

Negaunee Iron Herald newspapers

 Collection
Identifier: SLC-012
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of only two issues of the Negaunee Iron Herald newspaper from 1887.

Dates: 1887

Negaunee Public Library photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SLC-013
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs from the Negaunee Public Library depicting a wide variety of places and people around the Upper Peninsula. The photographs date from approximately 1880 to 1900.

Dates: 1880 - 1900

Oral histories of underground iron miners

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-180
Scope and Contents note This collection contains 24 audiocassettes and selected transcripts of interviews with eight former underground iron miners, as conducted by Mary Tippett Andes in 1994. The miners interviewed are Glenn Bjork, Louis La Jeunesse, William Lucas, Ralph Maki, Lowell K. Smail, and Dewey B. Tippett. Two miners' wives, Kaarina Lucas and Dawne Tippett Smail, were also interviewed. Each miner recounts his experiences as an underground iron miner working for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company on the...
Dates: 1994

Peter White Land Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-052
Scope and Contents note This collection contains a record of property owned, rented, and sold by the Peter White Land Company, a business located in Marquette, Michigan. Included is information on assessed value, taxes paid, and a graphic depiction of lots sold. The record is divided by sections of the city of Marquette and the surrounding area. The collection also contains a folder of legal documents chattel mortgage (1876) between the Peter White Land Company and Joseph L'Huillier, including a detailed inventory...
Dates: 1876-1932; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1932

Red Dust Oral History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-113
Scope and Contents note The Red Dust records consist of approximately 800 oral history interviews documenting the history of the Central Upper Peninsula. The collection's materials include transcripts of oral history interviews, stories written for the “Red Dust” publication, cassette tapes of various interviews, and videos documenting the local history. Those who are interested in the local history of the Central Upper Peninsula as well as the impact of major historical events such as the Depression and World...
Dates: 1983-2000

Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-012
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, constitution, collected publications (including books, pamphlets, plays, and periodicals), socialist party propaganda and information, and miscellaneous materials of the Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association, a radical Finnish Socialist labor hall which was established in Rock, Michigan in 1912. The materials cover years 1873-1983 and are mostly in Finnish.

Dates: 1873 - 1983

Ernest Ronn papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-029
Scope and Contents note This collection documents Ernest "Ernie" Ronn's activity as a union organizer and labor leader for the United Steel Workers headquartered in Negaunee, Michigan. The collection includes photographs, personal memorabilia, books on labor history, manuscripts of his memoirs, and correspondence. The collection also includes an oral history interview conducted by Dr. Russell M. Magnaghi on December 15, 1998. A new accession to the original collection includes memorabilia, photographs, awards,...
Dates: 1946 - 1999

SEAFARER Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Submarine Command and Control Communications System records

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Identifier: MSS-249
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials relating to the Department of the Navy's Project ELF program, Seafarer Program, and Project Sanguine (1971-1989). SEAFARER was a Department of the Navy communications system designed to provide highly reliable command and control communications that were principally for use by the Submarine Forces. Series 1 - Correspondence (1977-1989). 1 folder. Arranged in chronological order. This series consists of correspondence relating to the ELF...
Dates: 1971-1989

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

John D. Voelker papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-039
Scope and Contents Note The John D. Voelker papers document Voelker's life, his career as a lawyer, prosecuting attorney of Marquette County, and associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and his activities as a writer and trout fisherman. The legal case files shed light on economic and social conditions in Marquette County during the 1930s and 1940s. The published and unpublished manuscripts document Voelker’s development as a writer and the effort he put into crafting his works. The correspondence covers a...
Dates: 1871 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1990

White Deer Lake Lodge journal

 Collection — Box: 09-02-06
Identifier: MSS-118
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of the log and journal of James Scanlan, dated June 1, 1908 through November 24, 1909. The log documents Scanlan's employment at the White Deer Lake Lodge formerly located north of Champion, Michigan. Information includes orders to local and external businesses for building materials, grocery supplies, reports on the progress of work projects, and replies to inquiries from the owners and their agents. The collection also includes a set of photographs of the White...
Dates: 1908-1909

ABOUT THIS COLLECTION GUIDE

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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