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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Barbeau and Scranton shipping records

Identifier: MSS-061
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains correspondence, financial records, ship manifests, legal documents, insurance, and other documents which pertain to the business transactions and shipping of Peter B. Barbeau and the Scranton family, bankers and general merchants to and from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection provides important historical insight into nineteenth century trade between the Upper Peninsula, Canada, and various cities and regions around the Great Lakes. The collection's...
Dates: 1820 - 1909

Bayliss Public Library photographs

Identifier: SLC-004
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs of ships, the building of the Soo Locks, and the James Rutherford cyanotype photograph collection showing early views of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The photographs date from as early as 1854 and as late as 1976, with the bulk of the photographs dating from 1880 to 1920.The physical collection is maintained by the Bayliss Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, and the digital version was originally part of the Superiorland Library...
Dates: 1854 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1920

Christmas Tree Ship Collection

Identifier: TTHC-019
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of the Rouse Simmons and the family of its captain, newspaper clippings and a list of resources about the shipwreck, and documentation of the modern memory of the shipwreck, including poetry, photo albums of modern commemorations of the event, and a scrapbook of a musical about the event put on by Gwinn High School.

Dates: 1912 - 2008

Little Harbor Collection

Identifier: TTHC-010
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles, and histories documenting the town of Little Harbor.

Dates: 1880 - 1985

Newton "Newt" Chapman Interview Transcript

 Digital Record

Rivers, lakes, and waterways of the Upper Peninsula, 1954 - 1981

Scope and Contents note

Contains materials related to rivers, lakes, and waterways of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Dates: 1954 - 1981

Thompson Docks collection

Identifier: TTHC-004
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs and newspaper articles related to the docks in Thompson Township, Michigan. There is also a list of ships from Thompson.

Dates: 1880 - 1976

Thompson Historical Marker Collection

Identifier: TTHC-018
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and newspaper articles related to the installation of the historic marker and interpretive panels in the town of Thompson. It also includes the full text of the marker and panels.

Dates: 2006


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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