Politics and government.
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Scope and Contents MSS-373 consists of records from the city of Ishpeming, Michigan. The records are a mixture of loose papers and ledgers and cover various aspects of city government from the 1880s through the early 1950s.
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains end of fiscal year reports and audit reports by the different units and departments for the City of Marquette, Michigan. Of interest to the researcher is information provided on early businesses, individuals, and organizations with which the City did business and/or contributed to/supported, such as schools, the public library, and Departmental Reports. The collection's materials range in date from 1899 to 1962.
Summary/Abstract The City of Marquette, City Commission minutes contain thirteen bound volumes and eleven boxes of minutes, 1868-1993. The minutes contain information on the topics of city elections, city ordinances, street repair, construction and building permits, gaming, liquor bonds, public utilities, bills paid to the city, and public health. Reports are recorded from the Commission on Finance and Taxation; Commission on Police, Claims, and Grievances; Commission on Streets, Bridges, Sewer and Public...
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...
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...
Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Collection — Box 06-01-01
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.
Scope and Contents MSS-388 consists of records from Ely Township. The records are mainly ledgers. One box contains ledgers from the Ely School District; the other three boxes concern the running of Ely Township, including ledgers with board meeting minutes, financial records, and township audit reports.
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...
Scope and contents note This collection contains microfilm copies of the Henry R. Schoolcraft papers housed at the Library of Congress. A complete finding aid is located here: http://findingaids.loc.gov/db/search/xq/searchMfer02.xq?_id=loc.mss.eadmss.ms000003&_faSection=overview&_faSubsection=did&_dmdid=. Schoolcraft was a leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region; member of Michigan's legislative council; Indian agent at Sault Sainte Marie and Mackinac Island (Mich.); superintendent of...
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,...
Scope and Contents MSS-398 consists of the personal papers of Jon "Jack" LaSalle from the 1980s and 1990s. They include papers from his time on the Marquette County Labor Council, the Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council, the Marquette County Democratic Party and more.
Collection — Box 06-02-02
Scope and Contents Note This collection is comprised of published volumes of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Marquette County Board of Supervisors in Marquette, Michigan from 1933 to 1941. Each volume contains narrative reports and financial statements for each county department and service. Of particular note are the reports of the director of the Morgan Heights Sanatorium. The Sanatorium provided care for tuberculosis cases in Marquette County. These reports provide valuable demographic information...
Collection — Box 09-02-06
Scope and Contents This collection of records from the Marquette County Democratic Party includes correspondence, financial information, membership listings, meeting minutes, and event materials. The collection is separated into twelve series of thirty-four folders. Series 1. Correspondence (1996-2002). 1 folder. This series contains miscellaneous correspondence received by and sent from the organization and is arranged chronologically.Series 2. Events (1996-2002). 9 folders. This...
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the recent history of the Marquette County Labor Council, the Northern Michigan University Labor Advisory and Planning Committee, the Iron Workers Local 783, the Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council, the Economic Development Corporation, and the Marquette County Democratic Party. Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, convention records, mailing lists, memoranda, records relation to political activity and union organizing, project records,...
Scope and Contents note Includes historical information on the city of Marquette, Michigan and institutions and organizations located in the city.
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.
Scope and Contents note Contains historical information on government and politicians of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Collection — Box 11-03-01
Content Description This collection of papers from Michigan politican Robert (Bob) Davis includes correspondence and photographs from his time as a member of the House of Representatives. Although the bulk of the collection consists of photographs, the voting record files are also substantial. They contain not lists of Rep. Davis's votes but also copies of the legislation on which he voted. The photographs include various people and organizations as well as Michigan state representatives and former presidents of...
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and George Shiras III, on the conservation of wildlife, the Nature Faker Controversy between President Roosevelt and Rev. W.J. Long, the Roosevelt-Newett Libel Suit, Roosevelt's desire that Shiras write a book on Upper Peninsula wildlife, as well as correspondence relating to plans for Roosevelt Memorials and other miscellaneous letters. There are a number of handwritten personal letters from Mrs. Edith Kermit Roosevelt dating...
Scope and Contents Note This collection largely documents Swaine’s political career in Marquette, Michigan. The collection contains minutes, agendas, correspondence, and numerous reports. Of particular note to the researcher are the records related to Swaine’s tenure as a board member with the Marquette Board of Light and Power and as a city commissioner with the Marquette City Commission. The collection also includes material on the Economic Development Corporation. These papers cover the years 1975 to 1989. ...
Scope and Contents Note The collection is comprised of political papers and office materials created by Charles H. Varnum and office staff during his time in the Michigan House of Representatives. These papers include correspondence, reports, financial materials, questionnaires, news clippings and advertisements, photographs, plaques, indices, film reels, audio cassettes, speeches, project files, campaign materials, and publications from 1964-1988. These papers document his work as a Michigan Representative and as a...
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.
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