Welcome to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives!

We have two very interesting events planned for the month of April:

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On April 2nd, student employees will be giving a presentation detailing several student protests that took place on Northern's campus in the 1960s.

On April 16th, Aaron Howe, last year's recipient of the Grace H. Magnaghi Visitor Researcher Grant, will be hosting a presentation about the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. 

Both of these events will begin at 7:00pm in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center and are free to attend. Call the Archives at (906) 227-1225 if you would like to request more information.



We are located in Room 126 of the LRC and are open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, with extended hours 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
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 archives@nmu.edu, or give us a phone call at (906) 227-1225.
News And Information

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.

The home page of the John D. Voelker Papers website

The John D. Voelker Papers Collection
The John D. Voelker papers document his 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. A website has been created to make information about him, his work, and the scope and content of the collection available to the public.

The home page of the Oral History Project website.

NMU Audio Collection
The Oral History Project at the NMU Archives involves identifying and digitizing important interviews on cassette tapes for preservation. Though the collection is still being digitized, the audio files are being entered into a cataloguing site linked to the Lydia Olson Library, giving researchers the ability to listen to the tapes in the comfort of their own homes.
NMU Burning The Battle for Shared Governance
This article reviews the formative history of the Northern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (NMU-AAUP). The article is reproduced here courtesy of The Michigan Historical Review. For more history on faculty unionization and the faculty’s role in shared-governance, please visit the Archives to examine the records of the NMU-AAUP.
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 two independent researchers available. For more information, please contact Karen or Ted directly.

Karen Kasper
Hours: Thursdays 8am-Noon
Email: karen.kasper@gmail.com

Ted Bays
Telephone: (906) 362-1488
Email: mmearle@chartermi.net

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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