Showing Collections: 1 - 30 of 56
Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two folders. One is photographs of the club members and their activities. The other is a manual containing a history of the club and summaries of their activities. It documents the activities of Digital Cinema majors and those interested in film at Northern Michigan University in the 2010s.
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: 09-03-03
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains extensive home movies documenting the activities of the Bourgeois family in and around Marquette, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from 1920 to 1969. Footage includes scenes on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette. The collection includes VHS production originals and user duplicate copies.
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: 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: 19-01-03
Content Description This is an artificial collection of postcards relating to Northern Michigan University and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that have been received at the NMU Archives from various sources.
Dates: 1900 - 1985
Dates: 1976 - 1996
Collection — Box: 26-05-02
Scope and Contents note This collection contains photographs of buildings designed by architect Frederick Charlton throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The photographs are undated but appear to be from the 1920s.
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 This collection consists of records relating to appraisals needed for various purposes, most frequently for sale of the property, commercial loans, or to value an estate. The largest group of appraisals, at just over a third of the collection, are of business properties, including commercial, industrial, and medical buildings. Appraisals of residential structures, primarily homes and cottages, make up about a quarter of the collection. Appraisals of vacant, forest, and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1967 - 2013
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
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.
Collection — Box: 26-04-01
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
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of appraisals performed by Earl Closser for highway expansion and relocation in the Upper Peninsula between 1955 and 1966. Highway projects are given a CS prefix by the Michigan Department of Transportation and have a suffix indicating the nature of a parcel, U indicating urban and R indicating rural. Parcels were at times subdivided, with one or more of the subdivisions being designated with a suffix indicating the purpose of that portion of the parcel....
Dates: 1955 - 2014
Scope and Contents note The records of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan consist of materials that document the history of Diocese. The collection is contained within 20 cubic foot sized boxes, three smaller boxes, and one drawer in oversized item storage. The collection is organized into eight record series: Diocesan Conventions, Diocesan Women’s Groups, Executive Affairs of the Diocese, General Committees, Correspondence, History of the Church, Publications, and Audio/Visual/Photographic. The collection...
Dates: 1894 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1994
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single journal. The journal contains photos, art, newspaper articles, and entries written by the Erickson family and their friends detailing their stays at the camp.
Dates: 1931 - 1969
Scope and Content Note This collection documents Pat Gagliardi’s political career in the Michigan House of Representatives. The collection includes, but is not limited to, newspaper clippings, brochures, correspondence, petitions, laws, bills, personal notes, grant applications, blue prints, maps, reports and studies, meeting minutes, and photographs. The collection is only partially processed and currently arranged into one record series: Project Files. Among the most significant subjects of interest to the...
Dates: 1981 - 1998
Scope and Content Note This collection documents the political career of James Goulette (Democrat, Iron Mountain) as a state representative from the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection covers the period from 1936 to 1993. The collection consists of awards, correspondence, memorabilia and scrapbooks of James Goulette, pertaining to his terms of office while serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from Iron Mountain, Michigan. One component that may be of interest to...
Dates: 1936 - 1993
Partial collection — Box: Microfilm Cabinet 1--Drawer 3
Scope and Contents This collection represents a portion of the Bingham family papers, held in their entirety by the Clarke Historical Library and microfilmed by the Clarke. It includes Hannah (Brown) Bingham's diary for April of 1858 and letters received by members of the Bingham family from 1778 to August 13, 1847.
Dates: 1778 - 1858
Collection — cassette: Audio Cabinet: 2, Shelf: 9
Scope and Contents Note This oral history interview with Judge Garfield W. Hood documents the history of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribal court and government. Judge Hood was interviewed by Debra Williams. The complete interview is available online at the Recorded in Stone web site: http://voices.nmu.edu.
Scope and Content Note This collection documents the activities of Iron Workers Local 783. The collection consists of by-laws, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, financial records, audits, Pension Fund, Benefit Fund, and Health and Welfare Trust records. The collection also includes election information. The significant components of the collection are the by-laws, contracts, and a complete set of membership meeting minutes since 1957.Bylaws and Meeting Minutes, 1957-1997 Records include a...
Scope and Contents note This collection includes a membership roll and dues book from 1922 covering various local Italian-American fraternal associations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (see Russell M. Magnaghi's "Miners, Merchants, and Midwives" (1987), pp. 65-72). Also included are correspondence from Italian-Americans to Msgr. David Spelgatti of Ishpeming, Michigan. The collection is entirely in Italian.
Scope and Contents note This collection primarily consists of audiotapes of the interviews, arranged alphabetically by interviewee surname, as well as an inventory of contents, a subject index to the interviews, and transcripts and/or summaries of certain interviews. Also included are some student papers that used the project's interviews as sources.
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
Collection — Box: Microfilm Cabinet 1--Drawer 3
Scope and Contents The collection includes Pitezel’s correspondence mostly to family and friends (with notes and related materials), journals, and writings (essays and a poem), many of which later became books.Most of his letters are to his mother, brother, Joshua, and sisters, Caroline and Mary. They detail his religious activities, beliefs, the people and situations in which he traveled, preached, and lived, family news, the weather, and illnesses. He was strongly anti-Catholic and reported often on...
Dates: 1824 - 1889
Collection — Box: 09-05-03
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
Collection — Box: 02-07-03
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
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers, data, audio cassettes and open reel tapes of interviews, and books dealing with place names in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including their origin and folkloric materials dealing with loggers, miners, Finnish-Americans, and Native Americans. The collection contains maps and file cards listing place names of all topographical features including cities, towns, and settlement areas in the Upper Peninsula. It contains copies of papers that describe Dr....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Collection — Box: 28-01-04
Content Description This collection contains three scrapbooks of photographic and paper materials. It consists mostly of photographic material that documents Boots’ career as the Director of Education for the City of Marquette, from about 1944 to 1951, as well as other photographs that depict Boots’ time as both a sports coach and player, from about 1936-1941. The photographs depict various events and sports that he oversaw. Especially notable subjects from the photographs include the Palestra, which was an ice...
Dates: 1936 - 1985
Scope and Contents This collection, MSS-379, Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad (LSI) collection, documents administrative and rail activity of the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad from 1896 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 rail activity of the LSI is documented by Railroad Modification and Track Construction plans, Right of Way and Track Maps, and a map of the...
Dates: 1855 - 2006
- Subject: Upper Peninsula (Mich.). X
- Correspondence. 26
- Photographs. 18
- Marquette (Mich.). 8
- Minutes (administrative records). 8
- Northern Michigan faculty and staff. 7
- Politics and government. 7
- Articles. 6
- College teachers. 6
- College teaching. 6
- Financial records. 6
- Indians of North America. 6
- Iron miners. 6
- Maps. 6
- Northern Michigan University period (1963-) 6
- Publications (document genre). 6
- Railroads. 6
- Research notes. 6
- Italian Americans. 5
- Labor unions. 5 ∧ less
- English 51
- Italian 2
- Multiple languages 2
- Norwegian 1
- Northern Michigan University 12
- Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company 5
- Magnaghi, Russell M. 4
- Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives 4
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- Northern Michigan College of Education. 3
- Northern Michigan College. 3
- Northern State Teachers College (Mich.). 3
- Republican Party (Mich.) 3
- Boyum, Burton H. 2
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company 2
- Clarke Historical Library 2
- Closser, Bruce 2
- Mather Inn (Ishpeming, Mich.) 2
- Mather Inn Preservation Society (Ishpeming, Mich.) 2
- Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives. Appropriations Committee 2
- Republican Party (Mich.). State Central Committee 2
- Spelgatti, David 2
- 4Reels Club 1
- Ablewhite, Hayward, Bishop 1 ∧ less
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION GUIDEThis is your guide to our historical collections of personal papers, organizational records, and manuscripts. Our collections cover 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. Search by Keyword, Name, Title, Subject, or Collecting Areas. The finding aids for our collections will give you an overview of the contents and information on where they are located.
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave. • Marquette, MI 49855-5301 • 906–227–1000
© 2018 by the NMU Board of Trustees. NMU is an equal opportunity institution.