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Scope and Contents note This collection documents eight years, between 1971 and 1978, of Michigan AFSCME-AFL/CIO Councils #7, 11, and 25 records. The collection includes: correspondence to and from Joseph Healy, union president at the time; grievances; promotion demands; union member demands and management proposals; amendments and resolutions; Michigan university agreement books; local and council minutes and bylaws; council constitution; convention proceedings; authorization for union dues; seniority lists; booklets...
Dates: 1971 - 1978
Collection — Box: 06-02-02
Scope and Contents note This collection contains correspondence between Anderson and John D. Voelker concerning fly fishing. Voelker frequently requested tied flies from Anderson and often discussed their effectiveness in his trout fishing.
Dates: 1966 - 1982.; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1971.
Collection — Box: 02-07-05
Scope and Content This collection is composed of the papers of Judith Bailey, who was the president of Northern Michigan University from 1998 to 2003. Her papers are primarily centered around her hiring and include related articles, press releases, and correspondence, dating from 1997 to 2003. Other materials include statistics about NMU enrollment, costs and productivity during her time as president.
Dates: 1997 - 2003
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains correspondence, financial records, ship manifests, legal documents, insurance, and other documents which pertain to the business transactions and shipping of Peter B. Barbeau and the Scranton family, bankers and general merchants to and from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection provides important historical insight into nineteenth century trade between the Upper Peninsula, Canada, and various cities and regions around the Great Lakes. The collection's...
Dates: 1820 - 1909
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...
Collection — Box: 26-04-01
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the activities of Beta Omega Tau, a sorority on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette, Michigan. Records include correspondence, financial materials, photographs, and meeting minutes. Photographs are of a class reunion in the late 1980s and of a dinner in Lee Hall in the 1950s. The minutes of meetings are the most important component of the collection and include the constitution, pledge riturals, some lists of members, and regular lists of officers. ...
Dates: 1929-1989; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1948
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 of...
Dates: 1800 - 2000
Collection — Box: 07-01-05
Scope and Contents Note This collection is composed of ten photo albums filled with photographs of students and staff of Bookbinders Cafe, located in the basement of the Harden Learning Resources Center. The photographs were taken between 1980 and 1993. The collection also includes news clippings, awards, letters, cards, and a biography of Maggie Britton, the cafe manager.
Dates: 1980 - 1993
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 also...
Dates: 1955 - 1982
Collection — Box: 26-03-05
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
Collection — Box: 26-07-04
Scope and Contents note This collection contains three letters written in 1927, 1930, and 1932 from John Boyd in Barcelona, Spain to his cousin Frank Ellison of Marquette, Michigan. The letters include description of life and politics in Barcelona post-World War I; Mussolini and fascism; economics and world depression; predictions concerning war; "talkie films" including the movie, "The Broadway Melody"; and family matters.
Collection — Box: 23-01-05
Content Description This collection documents Boyum's business and travel activities. Records include correspondence, publications, travel memorabilia and documents, financial material, photographs, calendars, and newsclippings.
Dates: 1922 - 1999
Collection — Box: 08-02-04
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains letters to and from Marquette, Michigan native Muriel Bunker, written while she served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Most of the correspondence is from Muriel to her parents. Other correspondence includes letters from Muriel to her sister, from Muriel to her Aunt Min and Uncle Ed Anderson, from her brother Earl to Muriel, and from the soldiers to their mother. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1942 and 1945. The collection includes a few...
Dates: 1942 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1945
Scope and Contents note Collection documents the activities of the Cambium Club, a student organization for those majoring, minoring, or interested in the field of biology, or students engaged in social activities and educational programs in biology. The collection includes financial records, constitution, by-laws, brochures and flyers, membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, club meeting minutes (1948-1955). Also includes club newsletters and the Junior Academy News, a publication of the Junior Academy...
Dates: 1938 - 1975
Collection — Box: 21-01-03
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Canisteo Mining Company president's office's executive activities for the Canisteo Mining Company from 1904 to 1932. The collection contains correspondence, leases and related negotiation memorandums, exploration records, statements: expense, inventory, labor, payroll, property taxes, and royalty documents all pertaining to Mesabi Iron Range (Minnesota) properties.Record Series 1. Financial records, including payroll, invoices and receipts for...
Dates: 1904 - 1931
Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Scope and Contents This collection, MSS-359, Catherine Witting scrapbook, consists of one green cloth-bound volume with the words “The School Girl’s Memory Book” embossed on the front cover. Catherine Witting was a student at Northern State Normal School and graduated in June 1920 with a degree in home economics. The scrapbook documents various activities and people Ms. Witting was involved with from 1917 to 1921. There is a photograph of the Northern State Normal School 1919-1920 faculty and a copy of the 1920...
Dates: 1917 to 1921
Content Description This collection, MSS-227, Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (CNW) records, documents administrative and rail activity of the CNW’s Peninsula Division from 1890 to 1998. The files are incomplete and the dates covered are not all inclusive. The materials are copies and the location of the original documents are unknown.The administrative activity is represented by timetables and brochures, along with property valuation, tax assessment, and tariff records of the CNW’s...
Dates: 1890 - 1998
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, meeting...
Scope and Contents note This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, new releases and articles, reports, membership lists, meeting minutes, and environmental reference materials of Reference files. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence, reports, and newsletters. Also included are newsletters, correspondence, occasional meeting minutes, bylaws, and miscellaneous materials of the group which was involved in general Lake Superior Basin issues. There is also scattered correspondence (1969-1989) of...
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.
Scope and Contents This collection contains business records for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company from 1905 to 1918 and consists four series:Series I - Gwinn Area Design and Development records. 33 folders. This series consists of information and correspondence relating to the design, development, and operation of CCI properties in the Gwinn/Swanzy area. Gwinn was a model company town created by the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company. The volume contains estimate and authorization records...
Dates: 1905 - 1918
Content Description This collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Raymond F. Clevenger, Democratic Congressman from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, from 1965-1967. The correspondence and other materials relate to Mr. Clevenger’s personal, political, and professional life as a lawyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to Democratic politics, congressional affairs, and the 1956 Democratic Convention, there is material relating to the Michigan State Police Red Squad, the proposal and establishment of...
Dates: 1953 - 2000
Collection — Box: 06-01-06
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the scattered records of R. Wesley Jenner, long-time employee and president (1960-1968) of the Cliffs Dow Chemical Company of Marquette, Michigan. The records primarily relate to the company which manufactured charcoal and was the largest and sophisticated wood distillation plant in the world from 1940-1968. The records include company technical reports for 1935-1950, news clippings and press releases, addresses and articles written and presented by Jenner on the...
Dates: 1934 - 1984
Scope and Contents note This collection contains papers, photographs, and audio visual records of Sam M. Cohodas, documenting his life and accomplishments from World War I when he served in the United States Army until his death at the age of 92. These materials, dating from 1903 to 1988, primarily relate to Cohodas’ latter years--in particular, celebrations in Cohodas' honor as a prominent force in Upper Peninsula banking and philanthropy both locally and internationally.The bulk of the collection was...
Dates: 1903 - 1988
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the political career of former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1991 to 1998. The collection also contains material from Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's political career as a county commissioner, state representative, and state senator. However, the bulk of the collection covers the period from 1991 to 1998. Subjects of particular note include Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's work on "culture war" issues, child welfare and adoption, and domestic...
Dates: 1989 - 1998
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.
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.
Collection — Box: 15-03-01
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the activities of the Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Records include correspondence, financial records, and photographs. Materials date from 2000 to 2003.
Dates: 2000 - 2003
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection documents the long history of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Delta Chapter, Society. DKG is a professional organization of women educators. Members must have at least five years experience in education. The national society began in 1929 and the Delta Chapter was established at the Northland Hotel in Marquette in 1939. The officers include president, vice president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer, and historian. The society works on legislation, education...
Dates: 1938 - 2000
Collection — Box: 09-01-04
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of a scrapbook that documents many of Delta Sigma Nu's activities, such as rush, various parties, and ice sculpture. Items mounted in the scrapbook include a large number of photograps, membership lists, and correspondence. The scrapbook dates from 1957 to 1961.
Dates: 1957 - 1961
- Subject: Correspondence X
- Photographs. 47
- Marquette (Mich.). 41
- Minutes (administrative records). 36
- Northern Michigan University period (1963-) 30
- Northern Michigan faculty and staff. 28
- Upper Peninsula (Mich.). 26
- Financial records. 21
- Northern Michigan alumni/alumnae. 20
- College teaching. 18
- Reports. 17
- Articles. 16
- College teachers. 16
- Membership lists. 16
- Northern Michigan College period (1955-1963) 16
- Politics and government. 16
- Newspapers. 15
- Northern Michigan College of Education period (1941-1955) 15
- Scrapbooks. 14
- Newsletters. 13 ∧ less
- English 107
- Multiple languages 4
- Italian 3
- Finnish 1
- German 1
- Northern Michigan University 38
- Northern Michigan College of Education. 14
- Northern Michigan College. 14
- Northern State Normal School (Mich.). 8
- Northern State Teachers College (Mich.). 8
- Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company 7
- Northern Michigan University. President 5
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 4
- Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives 4
- Northern Michigan University. John D. Pierce Training School 4
- Democratic Party (Marquette County, Mich.) 3
- LaSalle, Jon G. 3
- Mather Inn (Ishpeming, Mich.) 3
- Northern Michigan University. Kaye Hall 3
- Republican Party (Mich.) 3
- AFSCME-AFL/CIO Michigan 2
- American Association of University Professors. Northern Michigan University Chapter 2
- Bay de Noquet Lumber Company 2
- Bethany Lutheran Church (Ishpeming, Mich.) 2
- Boyum, Burton H. 2 ∧ less
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