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Scope and Contents Note The John D. Voelker papers document Voelker's life, his career as a lawyer, prosecuting attorney of Marquette County, and associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and his activities as a writer and trout fisherman. The legal case files shed light on economic and social conditions in Marquette County during the 1930s and 1940s. The published and unpublished manuscripts document Voelker’s development as a writer and the effort he put into crafting his works. The correspondence covers a...
Dates: 1871 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1990
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
Processed April 1995
Dates: 1899 - 1939
Collection — Box: 08-06-01
Scope and Contents note This collection contains papers, correspondence, and memorabilia of Charles Westen's years at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The collection also includes photographs of Westen and the Marquette area that date to the 1950s. Also included is the "Sixth Grade Reporter," a student newspaper for J.D. Pierce School. Photographs document Westen's J.D. Pierce School class, his professional teaching career, family fishing and camping trips, and cross-country ski trips. The...
Dates: 1948 - 1960
Collection — Box: 09-02-06
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of the log and journal of James Scanlan, dated June 1, 1908 through November 24, 1909. The log documents Scanlan's employment at the White Deer Lake Lodge formerly located north of Champion, Michigan. Information includes orders to local and external businesses for building materials, grocery supplies, reports on the progress of work projects, and replies to inquiries from the owners and their agents. The collection also includes a set of photographs of the White Deer...
Collection — Box: 25-01-02
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of Northern Michigan University memorabilia. Items include photographs of homecoming (1949), basketball and football teams, and the Tri Mu Fraternity; a homecoming program for 1948, a commencement program from 1981, copies of Horizons, and a personal scrapbook. The materials date from 1948 to 1993.
Dates: 1948 - 1993
Scope and Contents note This collection contains photographs of families in "Vetville," the common name for married student housing at Northern Michigan University, preparing to move or for graduation, including images of the students' children. The collection also contains photographs of a Rod and Gun Club outing and of fans and concession stands at Memorial Field (located where the Berry Events Center now stands) during an NMU football game. The photographs were taken by Harold Wiitala between 1952 and 1955.
Dates: 1952 - 1955
Scope and Contents note This collection features four ledgers from the William Bonifas Lumber Company. Each ledger contains information about lumber lands with land descriptions, jobbers, and various accounts. Although the writing is at times difficult to read, this collection can be useful to someone researching local and/or Upper Peninsula lumbering. The ledgers date from 1910 to 1936.
Collection — Box: 09-05-03
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business correspondence of the Winthrop Iron Company. This correspondence is in the form of letters and Western Union telegraphs. The materials cover the time span of August 1899 to October 22, 1901, the time period covering the take over of Winthrop Mine by National Steel. Correspondents are: Winthrop Iron Company, Oliver Iron Mining Company, I. B. Davis and Son, Manufacturers, Chapin Mining Company, M. A. Hanna and Company, and F. Braastad and Company.
Dates: 1899-08 - 1901-10-22
Collection — Box: 06-06-03
Scope and Contents This collection, MSS-378, Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (WC) collection, documents a 1998 proposed track connection in Escanaba, Michigan. The materials are copies and the location of the original documents is unknown.
Scope and Contents note This collection contains campaign material for various female candidates for regional and state political office between 1972 and 1995. The candidates represent both the Democratic and Republican parties. The material consists of campaign fliers, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and informational flyers. The more substantive files also contain contact information and donor information.
Dates: 1972 - 1995
Scope and Content As part of the 40th Anniversary of The Women's Center in 2013, Jane Ryan began a series of oral history interviews of women who founded, volunteered, received services, or worked at the Center, located in Marquette, Michigan. Taken together the oral histories describe how and why women organized and established the Women's Center. Interviewees discuss the nature of early educational workshops and programs benefiting women and families in the Marquette area. Recipients of the Center's services...
Dates: 2013 - 2014
Scope and Contents This collection contains audio-visual materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, publications, membership lists, financial documents, legal documents, workshop files, events files, committee files, and more from the Marquette Women's Center. It documents the local women's rights movement from the 1970s through the 2010s and the Women's Center involvement with policy and programs related to women's access to employment and higher education, discrimination against women, domestic...
Dates: 1975 - 2014
Collection — Box: 24-07-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, newsclippings, and memorabilia of various events that Phyllis Wong participated in while at Northern Michigan University. The photograph file contains pictures of various events to include:Izzo-Mariucci Golf Classic (July 1, 2005) with 2 photos of Les and Phyllis Wong with Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci University Garden Club (December 2005) Phyllis Wong with USOEC athelete William Farley (August 26, 2005) NMU Mascot Wildcat Willy with...
Dates: 2004 - 2012
Content Description This collection of Woods Distribution Company Records was transferred to us by the Michigan Tech Archives. The records cover the Woods Dist. Co. bankruptcy case in Manistique. The collection includes correspondence, closing documents, and liquidation inventories.
Dates: 1986 - 1988
Item — Folder: Map Cabinet 1--Drawer 6
Scope and Contents note This collection contains one sepia photograph (83 cm x 21 cm) of the Negaunee troops before deploying for World War I. The photograph was taken by Lassie Studio.
Collection — Box: 08-06-01
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the autobiography of Roscoe Cyprian Young, including his life in Blue Earth, Minnesota; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Escanaba and Marquette, Michigan. Of special interest is his account of life and work in the late nineteenth century, including working for civil engineer S. H. Selden, his work on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad beginning in 1883, and the building of the railroad across the Upper Peninsula and points south and west. Included after receipt of the...
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the correspondence, financial records, committee records, audit reports, meeting minutes, and agendas, newsletters, and membership records, annual reports, bylaws correspondence, committee records, and International District reports of the Zonta Club in Marquette, Michigan.
- Correspondence. 114
- Photographs. 97
- Marquette (Mich.). 91
- Northern Michigan University period (1963-) 67
- Northern Michigan faculty and staff. 52
- Upper Peninsula (Mich.). 52
- Northern Michigan alumni/alumnae. 44
- Minutes (administrative records). 42
- Student activities. 36
- Articles. 31
- College teachers. 31
- College teaching. 30
- Northern Michigan College of Education period (1941-1955) 29
- Scrapbooks. 29
- Financial records. 28
- Northern Michigan College period (1955-1963) 28
- Newspapers. 24
- Marquette County (Mich.). 22
- Northern State Teachers College period (1927-1941) 22
- Reports. 22 ∧ less
- Northern Michigan University 93
- Northern Michigan College of Education. 29
- Northern Michigan College. 26
- Northern State Teachers College (Mich.). 19
- Northern State Normal School (Mich.). 17
- Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company 11
- Jamrich, John X. 8
- Northern Michigan University. John D. Pierce Training School 8
- Northern Michigan University. President 8
- Magnaghi, Russell M. 6
- Northern Michigan University. Kaye Hall 5
- Mattson, Ellwood A. 4
- Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives 4
- Money, C.V. "Red" 4
- Closser, Bruce 3
- Democratic Party (Marquette County, Mich.) 3
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- LaSalle, Jon G. 3
- Mather Inn (Ishpeming, Mich.) 3
- Northern Michigan University. Board of Trustees 3 ∧ less
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