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Robert M. Bordeau papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-009
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains Northern Michigan University memorabilia collected by Robert M. Bordeau while a student at the school and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the NMU Development Fund. The collection contains contains mostly correspondence, including Bordeau's criticism of the Northern Michigan University administration's decision to close the Department of Music's string program. Responses from Robert Glenn, President Jamrich, and Elda Tate are also included. The collection...
Dates: 1955 - 1982

Jeannette S. Bowden papers

 Collection — Box: 26-03-05
Identifier: MSS-095
Scope and Contents note This collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs that document Jeannette Bowden's receipt of the Northern Michigan University (NMU) Distinguished Alumni Award (1971) and her retirement in 1980. Most of the correspondence is laudatory and congratulatory in content and tone. The collection contains very little substantive material documenting her career at NMU. The collection also contains a transcript of a speech given by Bowden in 1965 that summarizes her work...
Dates: 1936 - 2005

Gildo Canale sports memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-034
Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of Northern Michigan University basketball and football game programs; photographs of teams, athletic activities, and coaches; and news articles related to NMU sports from 1928 to 1992. The collection also includes a football program from 1992.

Dates: 1928-1992

James L. Carter papers

 Collection — Box: 05-02-01
Identifier: MSS-360
Scope and Contents

Scattered papers of James L. Carter including biographical materials; press releases, news clippings, and brochures relating to the Greenwood Nature Center, which was a nature education facility operated by Northern Michigan University during the early 1980s; a summary of activities, list of titles published, and selected memos associated with the NMU Press; and progress reports and correspondence regarding the American Indian Program at Northern during the 1970s.

Dates: 1968 - 2000

Martha Clark letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-023
Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a letter written by Martha Clark in 1911 that describes the J.D. Pierce Training School's kindergarten room and the children's activities. The letter also describes the teaching of drawing by the teacher, Miss Edwards. The J.D. Pierce Training School was located on the campus of Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan and functioned as a training laboratory for student teachers.

Dates: 1911

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

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

Future Teachers of America Workshop photographs

 Collection — Box: 26-05-02
Identifier: MSS-043
Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of several photographs depicting students and faculty from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan attending a workshop sponsored by the Future Teachers of America. The photographs are not labeled with identifying information.

Dates: 1964

Edgar L. Harden papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-077
Scope and Contents note The collection documents Dr. Edgar L. Harden's tenure as president of Northern Michigan College beginning in 1956 through 1967, then under the name Northern Michigan University. The most significant component of the collection is a complete set of speeches delivered during and after his presidency. Also included is a selection of handwritten notes, particularly of a trip to Germany. Records include photographs, calendars, programs, correspondence, proclamations, and honorary degrees. The...
Dates: 1935 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1967

John D. Pierce School memorabilia

 Collection — Box: 02-07-04
Identifier: MSS-375

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...
Dates: 1930 - 1938

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

Kaye House scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-240
Content Description

The Kaye Hall scrapbook was transferred to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives by Dan Truckey. The scrapbook includes photographs of Kaye House, John and June Jamrich's life there, and events they sponsored.

Dates: 1968 - 1983

John Kiltinen papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-231
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs, financial reports, correspondence, event programs and schedules, meeting minutes, math placement scores, problem sets, Seaborg Summer Academy participant personal information, and evaluations. The items included document the activities of the AAUP, the Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Seaborg Summer Science Academy, Visiting Lecturer Series Program, and Math Department Records. The collection also includes published works of Dr. Kiltinen....
Dates: 1968-1993; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1990

Sylvia Kinnunen papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

C.V. "Red" Money papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-166
Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of basketball scorebooks from teams coached by or associated with C.V. "Red" Money. Scorebooks from the 1949-1950 season through the 1954-1955 season are for the Northern Michigan University basketball team. Also included are summaries of his basketball and football seasons, a paper written by Money, and plaques honoring him.

Dates: 1927-1974

Northern Supper Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-059
Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the activities of the Northern Supper Club in Marquette, Michigan. Records include correspondence, promotional flyers, financial information, and mailing lists dating from 1995 to 1996.

Dates: 1995 - 1996

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

Forest Roberts papers

 Collection
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...
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

Elyssa Sanner papers

 Collection — Box: 04-07-04
Identifier: MSS-343
Scope and Contents These papers consist of evaluations of Elyssa Sanner as well as her evaluations of student interns and co-workers, subject files for projects that she was involved in, and notes for two lectures that she gave. Subject files include meeting minutes and notes for Academic Information Services committees and the Honors Program Board, correspondence and notes regarding Archives metadata and grant applications, notes regarding projects in the library dealing with Digital Commons, Early English...
Dates: 2011 - 2014

Strolle, Roland S. reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-312
Scope and Contents note

Letter written by Dr. Strolle to director of Alumni Relations Paul Suomi, containing a seven-page reminiscence of his childhood, education, and career.

Dates: 1986

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

Henry A. Tape papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-325
Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of correspondence, news articles, a scrapbook, and yearbook clippings largely relating to Henry Tape's birthday in 1954 and his retirement in 1956.

Processed June 1996

Dates: 1945 - 1957

Dwight B. Waldo papers

 Collection
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

William L. Robinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-191
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains field research notes and data compiled by Dr. William L. Robinson of the Northern Michigan University Biology Department pertaining to his Michigan wildlife research, as well as correspondence from his time at Northern Michigan University. Significant topics include St. Mary's Mammals, Citizens to Save Superior Shorelines, Spruce Grouse research, Ruffed Grouse research, and his relocation of wolves to the Upper Peninsula project. The collection includes reports,...
Dates: 1950 - 2000

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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