Papers are collections of materials from an individual or family.
Records are collections of materials about an institution or organization.
The extent is the physical size of the collection. It is usually measured in cubic feet (one cubic foot equals about one archival box).
To search for a finding aid within the NMU Archives, type a term into the search box. You can also scroll through the alphabetical listing to select a finding aid by name.
To search within a finding aid, use your computer's "find" function (control+f or apple+f on the keyboard).
Each finding aid has an "ID." It will look something like this: MSS-123. Make note of the ID so that a member of the Archives staff can assist you in locating the materials.
We are digitizing some of our more frequently used collections, and those that have been completed are available online. To view the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company records, click here, and to view the Local Government Records, click here. A select number of Italian Oral History interviews are also available for listening online here.
Please feel free to call the Archives at 1-906-227-1225, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by during our business hours (Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-5 during the school year, Monday-Thursday 7:30-12 and 1-6 during the summer).