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Nora Silk Diary

 Collection — Box: 06-04-05
Identifier: MSS-228
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single diary that Nora Silk kept from 1941 to 1944, with the bulk of the entries being from 1941. She briefly records the events of each day. The diary also contains a few locks of hair.

Dates: 1941 - 1944

Norman M. Fabry papers

 Collection — Box: 01-07-03
Identifier: MSS-430
Content Description

This collection documents Norman M. Fabry's military experience in World War II. Fabry was a Sherman tank commander (sgt). The collection consists of several letters and photographs.

Dates: 1942 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1945

North Wind newspapers

Identifier: MSS-397
Content Description

This collection contains paper copies of the North Wind. They are also available on microfilm.

Dates: Publication: 1972 - 1992

Northern Michigan College of Education Alumni World War II correspondence

 Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Identifier: MSS-313
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains letters, postcards, v-mails, and press releases about various alumni promotions and service history sent between 1942 and 1948.

Dates: 1942 - 1948

Northern Michigan University and Area Yearbooks and Bulletins collection

Identifier: ARCHIV-010
Scope and Contents

This collection is an artificial collection that consists of yearbooks, bulletins, and "General Information Books" from Northern Michigan University. There are also a few scattered yearbooks from Iron Mountain High School, Ishpeming High School, and John D. Pierce High School (a teacher training school located in Marquette, Michigan).

Dates: 1900- Ongoing

Northern Michigan University Centennial Book photographs

Identifier: MSS-080
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains various photographs used in the publication of Northern Michigan University's commemorative centennial book. Important subjects include the Honor All Children Pow-Pow. The photographs are from 1998.

Dates: 1998

Northern Michigan University, Concert and Theater Programs

Identifier: MAS-011
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a variety of student musical, choral, and theater performances at Northern Michigan University. However, the collection is not a complete documentation of such performances.

Dates: 1908 - 1986

Northern Michigan University Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Citizenship Awards records

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-279
Scope and Contents note This collection is comprised with the recognitions and awards that have been presented to the accomplished Alumni and Faculty of Northern Michigan University and The NMU President's Award for Distinguished Citizenship. The items in this collection displays the university’s recognition of those Alumni, Faculty, and Community Members who have shown great achievement in their profession and society. The Distinguished Alumni Awards in this collection range from 1960-1986. Photographs and...
Dates: 1960-1987

Northern Michigan University Football Team photographs

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-247
Scope and Contents

This collection of the Northern Michigan University Football Team photographs consist of team photographs and miscellaneous team member photographs from 1951 to 1954. Some of the individuals included in the photographs are Bob St. Martin, Sam Bogarin, Louis Myefski, Paul Gingrass, Ed Kuivinch, John Beaumier, Adrian Anglim, Bob Monck, Ted Fellman, and assistant coach Morgan Gingrass.

Dates: circa 1951- 1954

Northern Michigan University LGBTQ Alumni Oral History project

Identifier: MSS-472
Content Description

This collection consists of ten oral history video recordings and ten transcripts of those interviews.

Dates: 2022

Northern Michigan University Women records

Identifier: MSS-239
Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes constitutions, agendas, correspondence, membership lists and directories, minutes, newsletters, and financial materials including treasurers reports.

Dates: 1926 - 2007

Northern State Normal School photographs

 Collection — Box: 26-05-02
Identifier: MSS-041
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains several images of students in groups outdoors at Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan. The students are engaged in various activities. Of particular note are images of Kaye Hall, the original Longyear Dormitory, and the Marquette Branch state prison. The photographs date from 1905 to 1910.

Dates: 1905 - 1910

Northern Supper Club records

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

Office of Indian Affairs (OIA) microfilm

Identifier: MSS-301
Scope and Contents This collection documents the correspondence of the Office of Indian Affairs with the Michigan Superintendency, Arizona Superintendency, and Agents at Mackinac (MI), Sault Ste. Marie (MI), LaPointe (WI), Chippewa Agency (MN), and the Chippewa Agency of Crow Wing (MN). It also documents Ratified Treaties of 1854-1855 and the Adjutant General's Office reports on the Returns of Military Forces encamped at Ft. Brady (MI). Also included are microfilmed copies of the Indian Census Rolls from...
Dates: 1780 - 1940

Oliver Iron Mining Company engineering blueprints

Identifier: MSS-119
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains blueprints of various types of mining equipment and structures.

Dates: 1901-1909

Jennie Eline Olson diary

 Collection — Box: 24-07-01
Identifier: MSS-298
Scope and Contents note The Jennie Eline Olson diary is a daily diary written during the years 1905-1907 and appears to be a daily log of events in her life. At the time of writing, Jennie would have been between 17 and 19 years old. In the diary she lists the names and birthdates of her parents and people who appear to be her siblings.Her father is identified as Johan Oluf Olson, born March 28, 1856, with no place of birth given. Her mother is identified as Eli and shows a birthdate of January 5,...
Dates: 1905 - 1907

One Book, One Community scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-241
Content Description

The "One Book, One Community" scrapbook from 2006 was created by Phyllis Wong and was transferred to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives by Dan Truckey. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, flyers, and press releases.

Dates: 2006

Onota Township Government records

Identifier: MSS-385
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of ledgers. There are minutes from township board meetings, treasurers' reports, voter registration ledgers, assessment rolls, and a 1938 property inventory.

Dates: 1887 - 1975

Ontonagon Area maps

Identifier: OCHS-006
Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection of maps held by the Ontonagon County Historical Society.

Dates: 1848 - 1962

Ontonagon County Individual Items

Identifier: OCHS-013
Scope and Contents

A catch-all artificial collection for individual items held by the Ontonagon County Historical Society that are not part of a larger collection. The collection includes posters and programs for events in Ontonagon, calendars, advertisements from local businesses, and tourism brochures.

Dates: 1861 - 1987

Ontonagon County Newspaper collection

Identifier: OCHS-012
Scope and Contents

An artificial collection of 39 issues from various newspapers in Ontonagon County, Houghton County, Baraga County, and Marquette County held by the Ontonagon County Historical Society. They range from 1871 to approximately 1995.

Dates: 1871 - 1995

Ontonagon County Poor House records

Identifier: OCHS-001
Scope and Contents This ledger documents demographic information about the inmates of the Ontonagon Poor House. The inmates section of the ledger includes the name of each inmate and their age, sex, residence, nationality, entrance and discharge dates, cause of pauperism, reason for discharge, whether they had a disability, and "other remarks" that often include date and place of birth, religion, and where members of the person's family lived. The deaths section describes the name, race, sex, nationality, and...
Dates: 1882 - 1946

Ontonagon High School Band and Choir records

Identifier: OCHS-008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of audio recordings and programs from concerts given by the Ontonagon (Area) High School senior and junior bands and choir from 1966 to 1981. There is also one recording of the Ontonagon High School alumni band.

Dates: 1966 - 1981

Ontonagon High School collection

Identifier: CD-004
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two yearbooks and one commencement program from Ontonagon High School.

Dates: 1900 - 1915

Ontonagon Lighthouse records

Identifier: OCHS-004
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of ledgers created by the Ontonagon Lighthouse keeper from 1871 to 1916. Most of the ledgers record supplies at the lighthouse, the amount of oil used each day, how long the lighthouse was lit, and the daily weather conditions. A 1937 blueprint titled "Ontonagon, Michigan Maitenance Soundings in Channel and Lake Approach" was tucked into the front cover of one of the ledgers. One ledger documents shipwrecks near the lighthouse.

Dates: 1871 - 1916

Ontonagon Patent Ledgers

Identifier: OCHS-009
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three indices that list the names of people who applied for patent applications. It is unclear what years the ledgers cover or what geographic region. They are simply labelled A, B, and C.

Dates: 1850 - 1950

Ontonagon plat maps

Identifier: OCHS-003
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single ledger that contains plat maps for Ontonagon County. Plat maps record who owned each plot of land, and they are also semi-detailed maps of geographic features such as rivers, lakes, and railroads.

Dates: Undated

Oral histories of underground iron miners

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

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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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