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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 also...
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

Lew Allen Chase papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-322
Scope and Contents note This collection comprises the reference file of Lew Allen Chase, chair of the History Department at Northern from 1919 to 1944. Although blind, Chase possessed almost total mental recall and engaged his students to read to him from newspapers and other publications on a regular basis. The file covers a wide variety of subjects including agriculture, banking, Native Americans, the Civil War, occasional student term papers, the Upper Peninsula, and much miscellany.

Processed July 1994.
Dates: 1915 - 1935

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

Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-285
Scope and Contents This collection came to the Archives as an embossed bound scrapbook.This collection contains photographs of the dedication ceremony held on October 16, 1976 for the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center. There are also newspaper clippings, materials relating to the planning of the event and news releases on the history of the Health Service at Northern Michigan University from 1924-1968. There are also copies of telegrams, Aurelia Hooper's tribute speech for Ada B. Vielmetti, and Mrs....
Dates: 1976

Donald F. Dreisbach papers

 Collection — Box: 31-05-04
Identifier: MSS-172
Scope and Content This collection contains the papers of Donald F. Dreisbach, a Northern Michigan University Professor of Philosophy. His papers include manuscripts and drafts of articles he has written (most of which are concentrated on the works of Paul Tillich), his dissertation work, and his faculty evaluation forms. The materials range from the years 1969 to 1998.
Dates: 1969-1998

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

Luther O. Gant papers

 Collection — Box: 06-01-03
Identifier: MSS-049
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of memorabilia of Luther Gant's career at Northern Michigan College (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan. The collection is scattered and incomplete. Materials include numerous photographs of Kaye Hall, particularly during winter, and photographs of Luther Gant's retirement celebration. The collection also includes honorary degrees and correspondence from noted Michigan educators. Materials date between 1930 and 1961.
Dates: 1930 - 1961

Elisha Greifer papers

 Collection — Box: 02-07-01
Identifier: MSS-171
Scope and Content This collection includes political science-related articles written by Dr. Elisha Greifer and other materials of which he was the editor or translator.
Dates: 1951 - 1969

Jack H. Greising papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-092
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains class and lecture notes for couses taught by Dr. Jack Greising primarily in United States history and the Reformation, with particular emphasis on Martin Luther. The collection also includes Greising's dissertation, "The Status of Confessional Conservatism: Background and Issues in the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod (1972)." The collection also contains records of the Northern Michigan University School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council, including department...
Dates: 1968-1992

Lynn H. Halverson papers

 Collection — Box: 08-05-02
Identifier: MSS-144
Scope and Contents note This collection contains materials from Lynn Halverson's personal and professional life. The largest portion of the collection is his publications, followed by syllabi for several courses. There are also personal and childhood pictures as well as such personal items as his wedding certificate. The single folder of correspondence contains some letters related to his position as Lake Independence Campers' Association President, which including writing a letter to and briefly meeting Henry Ford,...
Dates: 1953-1970

Earl Hilton papers

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Identifier: MSS-320
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the career of Dr. Earl Hilton, formerly a professor of English at Northern Michigan University. It consists of syllabi, lecture notes, and handouts relating to a variety of English courses taught by Hilton while at Northern. The collection also contains Hilton's writings, presentations, and publications, which largely focus on American literature as do his course materials. Also included is a student term paper on music at Northern and correspondence and course...
Dates: 1947 - 1990

Miriam B. Hilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-319
Scope and Contents note The collection contains the papers of Miriam Hilton. The collection includes drafts, notes, news clippings, alumni questionnaires, and transcriptions of faculty interviews (Meyland, Hedgecock, Wahtera, and O'Dell) relating to her book Northern Michigan University: The First 75 Years. Also included are records relating to Church Women United of Marquette and writings of Hilton's father, Dr. John Elder.

Processed March 1995
Dates: 1949 - 1975

James L. Carter papers

 Collection — Box: 09-05-03
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: 1971-1972, 1988, 1980-1983, 1986-1993

John X. Jamrich photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-100
Scope and Contents note This collection of photographs documents some of former Northern Michigan University President John X. Jamrich's official duties on campus. Of particular note are the images of the Physical Education and Instructional Facility (PEIF) ground-breaking and Kaye House (the official residence of the President) receptions. The photographs date from 1968 to 1983.
Dates: 1968 - 1983

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 includes...
Dates: 1930 - 1938

John R. Watanen papers

 Collection — Box: 02-02-04
Identifier: MSS-372
Scope and Contents note Papers of John R. Watanen, an English professor at Northern Michigan University, relating to his involvement with the university's Academic Senate and various senate committees.
Dates: 1947 - 1971

Gene D. L. Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-318
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the service files of Northern Michigan University history professor Gene D. L. Jones. It contains the records (1968-1979) of the Upper Great Lakes Teacher Education Council, the 1984 report of the Task Force on Liberal Education Requirements, and the constitution and minutes (1970) of the Upper Peninsula Regional Council for the Social Sciences. Also in the collection are syllabi for Jones's courses, some of his research notes, and documentation of the Robert F....
Dates: 1967-1989

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

Clifford F. Maier papers

 Collection — Box: 25-03-05
Identifier: MSS-175
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed of handwritten research notes compiled by and personal papers collected by Dr. Clifford "Cliff" F. Maier between 1960 and 1992. Dr. Maier's research involved the immigration history of French-Canadians to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection also includes a paper titled "The Canadian Immigrants of Michigan's Marquette County in the Nineteenth Century," delivered at the 1980 Great Lakes History Conference. Dr. Maier's personal papers document his...
Dates: 1960 - 1992

Ellwood Mattson photographs

 Collection — Box: 08-06-01
Identifier: MSS-073
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains photographs of Ellwood Mattson and his role with the School of Banking at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan during the early 1980s.
Dates: 1982

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