Meet the Staff

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Marcus C. Robyns, CA

University Archivist

Marcus is professor and University Archivist at Northern Michigan University.  He worked professionally in Texas and Oregon before coming to NMU in 1997.  Marcus is the author of numerous publications, including Functional Analysis in Archival Appraisal: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Traditional Appraisal Methodologies (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).  He is currently the Regent for Exam Administration, Academy of Certified Archivists. For Marcus’ complete curriculum vitae click here

Watch Marcus talk about the Archives here.

mrobyns@nmu.edu

906-227-1046

 

 

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Emily Wros

Senior Student Assistant, "Number One"

Emily is a History major and plans to be a Librarian when she grows up. She enjoys longs walks in the woods, looking at cute haircuts on Pinterest, and reading bad fanfiction. She also enjoys politics and modern history, and watching television shows three years after everyone else.

ewros@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

 

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Lucas Knapp

Records Center Specialist

Lucas is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Environmental Studies. He is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. When Lucas is not working in the Archives, or studying for classes, he's usually listening to podcasts and audiobooks, playing board games, cooking, baking, or simply watching television. Lucas likes working in the archives because it gives him the chance to learn, and he enjoys being curious about many things.

luknapp@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

 

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Eliza Compton

Arrangement and Description Specialist

Eliza Compton is a Secondary Education Social Studies major and double minoring in Secondary Education Spanish, and Secondary Education English. She is a Marquette native, and enjoys dancing very unprofessional ballet, falling in love with fictional and not so fictional characters, cuddling her dog and eating anything that has to do with cheese. She is excited to be learning more about her home town and how to work in archives in general!

elcompto@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

 

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Kyleigh Sapp

Digitization Specialist I

Kyleigh is an International Studies Major, from Hudsonville, Michigan.Her interests include learning Spanish, watching random documentaries on Youtube and Netflix, and making food with friends. She is excited to see what she can learn from working at the Archives.

ksapp@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

 

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Libby Serra

Digitization Specialist II

Libby is a junior and a Digital Cinema major from the Chicago area. She chose NMU because she loves hiking and all things outdoors and the art programs are really cool! She loves making videos with her friends and finally decided to put all that to use here at NMU. She decided to apply to the Archives because she has had an extensive background in library work as well as computer programs. She loves watching documentaries, reading, listening and discovering new music, and enjoys going on scuba diving trips with her family.

eserra@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

Glenda Ward

Glenda Ward

Senior Archives/ Library Clerk/ Bindery/ Mending

Glenda has a B.S. in Native American Studies and a minor in Public History. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate program here at NMU.  In her free time she enjoys reading Scandinavian crime thrillers, watching British crime dramas, studying and researching local history, and having a good cup of coffee.

Watch Glenda's video.

gward@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

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Annika Peterson

Archives Clerk

Annika is primarily working on updating the archives database, especially its location system. She graduated from NMU in May 2017 with majors in history and math. She enjoys reading anything and everything, watching Star Trek, and playing video games, especially old role playing games like Final Fantasy.

annipete@nmu.edu

906-227-1225

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Karen Kasper

Genealogy Specialist and Research Consultant

Karen Kasper is the Archives’ Genealogical Research Consultant. She volunteers her time in the Archives each Tuesday and Thursday. Karen was born and raised in Marquette County and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. She is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment to help patrons with their genealogical research. In her spare time, Karen enjoys crafting and being a vendor at craft shows, reading her Kindle and is addicted to Farmville 2

Karen.kasper@gmail.com

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Dr. Steven Peters

Volunteer Project Archivist

As cataloger, Steve creates bibliographic records for items in the library and archives collections. He also performs maintenance on the records in the online catalog. Steve has processed and prepared finding aids for the papers of John D. Voelker, AKA Robert Traver. Currently, he is working on processing the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company records. For questions concerning the Voelker papers or the Bay de Noquet papers, please contact Dr. Peters. 

speters@nmu.edu

906-227-2123

 

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