The Archives is Hiring!

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The Archives is hiring five new student assistants this fall! We are looking for an Educational Outreach Specialist, a Website Designer, and three general Archives employees. For more information about these jobs, check out the links above. Drop off your on-campus application with a resume and cover letter at the Archives! We will be accepting applications until September 5th.

News And Information
Clover-Land Newspaper circa 1916

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.
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!

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Independent Research

The Archives maintains Carey_Hall.jpgmany collections that support genealogical research.  These records include, but are not limited to, the Immigration and Naturalization Records for Marquette County,  the Cleveland–Cliffs Iron Mining Company Records, and an assortment of census materials.

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

For more information please visit the archives resource page or genealogical resource guide.

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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