Historical NMU Buildings

Welcome to a look at some early history of Northern Michigan University as shown by its early buildings.

Specifically limited to campus buildings constructed during the period 1899-1951, materials for this history were researched at the Central Upper Peninsula and University Archives at Northern Michigan University. Original photographs, news articles, published and unpublished histories of the university, building dedication programs and other archival materials in the archives provided the bulk of information located.

Northern Michigan University: The First 75 Years (1975), by Miriam Hilton; Happened Long Ago; Like 1899 (1971), by Don Bottum; and an unpublished history of the university written after 1945 by F. R. Copper proved to be the most helpful and are available in the archives for use.