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Northern Michigan College period (1955-1963)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Beta Omega Tau records

 Collection — Box 26-04-01
Identifier: MSS-121
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the activities of Beta Omega Tau, a sorority on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette, Michigan. Records include correspondence, financial materials, photographs, and meeting minutes. Photographs are of a class reunion in the late 1980s and of a dinner in Lee Hall in the 1950s. The minutes of meetings are the most important component of the collection and include the constitution, pledge riturals, some lists of members, and regular lists of officers. ...
Dates: 1929-1989; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1948

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

Cambium Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-338
Scope and Contents note Collection documents the activities of the Cambium Club, a student organization for those majoring, minoring, or interested in the field of biology, or students engaged in social activities and educational programs in biology. The collection includes financial records, constitution, by-laws, brochures and flyers, membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, club meeting minutes (1948-1955). Also includes club newsletters and the Junior Academy News, a publication of the Junior Academy...
Dates: 1938 - 1975

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

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

Delta Sigma Nu scrapbook

 Collection — Box 09-01-04
Identifier: MSS-082
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of a scrapbook that documents many of Delta Sigma Nu's activities, such as rush, various parties, and ice sculpture. Items mounted in the scrapbook include a large number of photograps, membership lists, and correspondence. The scrapbook dates from 1957 to 1961.
Dates: 1957 - 1961

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

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

 Collection
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

Industrial Arts Club records

 Collection — Box 15-05-01
Identifier: MSS-147
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the activities of the Industrial Arts Club (sometimes called the Industrial Education Club), particularly the construction of a float for the homecoming parade and selection of a club emblem. The collection ranges in date from 1958-1967 and includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1958-1967

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

Kappa Phi Chi records

 Collection — 26-07-04
Identifier: MSS-083
Scope and Contents note This collection mainly documents the Kappa Phi Chi sorority's reunion in 1999. Records include photographs, a history of the sorority (1961-1969), and various publications.
Dates: 1960 - 1999

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

Laverne Simonen scrapbook

 Collection — Box 02-07-06
Identifier: MSS-218
Content Description This scrapbook collection by Laverne Simonen was given to the archives by the university. Documents include cards, pamphlets, pictures, paper art projects, reading materials, letters, and Delta Sigma Nu newspaper articles.
Dates: 1948 - 1957

Longyear Forest/Tract Property records

 Collection — Box 04-07-01
Identifier: MSS-268
Scope and Contents note This collection includes a copy of John Longyear's original deed to the Longyear Forest property, as well as the deeds of both transfers of Longyear Forest property to Northern Michigan College of Education.
Dates: 1948 - 1958

Michigan Student Education Association scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-333
Scope and Contents note The scrapbook contains booklets and pamphlets relating to teaching as a career, greeting cards, certificates, correspondence, newsletters, programs, photographs and newsclippings relating to the Michigan Student Education Association and to the Don Bottum Chapter of Future Teachers of America.
Dates: 1952 - 1967

C.V. "Red" Money papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-166
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of basketball scorebooks from teams coached by or associated with C.V. "Red" Money. Scorebooks from the 1949-1950 season through the 1954-1955 season are for the Northern Michigan University basketball team. Also included are summaries of his basketball and football seasons, a paper written by Money, and plaques honoring him.
Dates: 1927-1974

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 Women records

 Collection
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

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

Forest Roberts papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-050
Scope and Contents Note This collection documents some of the highlights of Forest Robert's career at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Topics include the Lydia Olson Library dedication (1950), forensics and debate team program, U.P. Debate League, 1966 speech for a history marker dedication, and a teacher tenure issue. Records include newspaper clippings, Alumni News, programs, photographs, brochure of college songs (1949), correspondence. The collection's materials date from 1917 to 1997.
Dates: 1917 - 1997

Henry A. Tape papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-325
Scope and Contents note The collection consists of correspondence, news articles, a scrapbook, and yearbook clippings largely relating to Henry Tape's birthday in 1954 and his retirement in 1956.

Processed June 1996
Dates: 1945 - 1957

The Masquers scrapbook

 Collection — Box 26-07-01
Identifier: MSS-337
Scope and Contents note Newsclippings, play programs, and photographs related to the Masquers, a student drama organization. The Masquers were organized to provide for practical training in dramatic arts.
Dates: 1949 - 1958

George Tomasi papers

 Collection — Box 08-05-04
Identifier: MSS-170
Scope and Content This collection contains the memorabilia of George W. Tomasi. It includes photographs, papers, and articles relating to the "Barracks Boys," as well as Northern Michigan University athletics. Also included are family photographs and Hermansville High School memorabillia including a basketball program and class picture from 1952.
Dates: 1951 - 2004

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