More Changes at the Archives!

We are getting some updates at the Archives: look forward to seeing some renovations beginning July 27 and lasting for 8 weeks. For more information, you are welcome to contact the University Archivist, Marcus Robyns,  


We are located in Room 126 of the LRC and are open from 8-11am and 1-5pm Monday through Friday.
If you are interested in genealogy, searching for primary sources, or need research assistance through our records, please contact us! Stop in and visit, shoot us an email at, or give us a phone call at (906) 227-1225.
News And Information

Student Protests at Northern Michigan University in the '60s

A website exhibition created to help viewers explore the information the Archives has in its records relating to the many protests that took place on Northern's campus in the 1960s. The website is being updated regularly. 


Cloverland Article by Former Senior Student Assistant Olivia Ernst

This article explores the marketing of the UP as "Cloverland" in the early 20th century. After logging jobs had disappeared, some sought to lure settlers to the UP to farm the now-deforested land. Learn more about this moniker and the ideas behind it with this article!

CCI Website Screencap The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company Records
This website features two series of digitized records of the mining company, which includes Agents Annual Reports from the Lumber, Land, and Mining departments, as well as over 235 historic maps. These documents can be accessed through the EAD finding aid. Also available on the website is a collection of historic photographs, lesson plans for Michigan fourth grade students, and a blog about the project.
Genealogical Research

A collection of genealogical recordsThe Archives maintains many collections that support genealogical research.

If you are searching for your family history, check out our Genealogical Research tab to get started! 

If you are unable to come into the Archives, we have an independent researcher available. For more information, please contact Karen Kasper directly.

Karen Kasper
Hours: Thursdays 8am-Noon

Looking for Old Photographs of the UP?

Check out the Superior View website for photos of people, mining, logging, shipping, and a variety of other topics. 


Statistics for the 1910 Census for the UP are now Online!

Click here to view the Census!

Where Are They Now?

Over the years the Archives have had employees who have gone on to accomplish great things. Wondering what past employees are up to? Click here to find out!

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Check out our Flickr for photos from the Archives and the Upper Peninsula and help identify unidentified photographs.

Check out The Northern Tradition, the blog of the Archives and the Beaumier Heritage Center, for posts about interesting collections, events, & more!

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