Contact the Staff


Marcus C. Robyns, CA
University Archivist and Records Manager

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. You can contact Marcus at or 906-227-1046.


Sara Kiszka
Records Analyst

Sara recently graduated with her MLS (specialization in Archives and Records Management) from Indiana University. Her experience working with paper and digital records as a student cemented her love of records management as a professional. A native Hoosier, Sara likes her pasty with rutabaga. You can contact Sara at or 906-227-1241.


Anne Krohn
Digitization Specialist

Anne is a Digital Cinema major with a minor in Film Studies. She plays the saxophone for the NMU band and is also involved in Northern's movie making club 4Reels. On a normal day you’ll find her immersed in a book, watching a movie, or enjoying the beauty of Marquette hiking and taking pictures.You can contact Anne at or 906-227-1225.


Allison Engblom
Senior Student Assistant

Allison is a Ecology major, born and bred in Minnesota. She loves anything involving the outdoors, such as camping and fishing, and is a Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatic. Allison loves animals and has volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Allison’s hobbies include dancing, playing the violin, and collecting Bambi paraphernalia. You can contact Allison at or 906-227-1225.


Morgan Paavola
Records Center Coordinator

Morgan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is majoring in History with a Public History minor. On the weekends Morgan often travels to Breweries around the state. She also enjoys hiking, bonfires, and reading. You can contact Morgan at or 906-227-1225.


Annika Peterson
Reference and Reading Room Coordinator 

Annika is a History major from Marine City, Michigan. Her interests include genealogy, reading, and watching Youtube videos on history/math/science related subjects. She is also slightly obsessed with Star Trek and Doctor Who. You can contact Annika at or 906-227-1225.

Glenda Ward

Glenda Ward
Arrangement and Description Specialist

Glenda, a Native American Studies major, came to the Marquette area during the Vietnam era as a member of the U.S. Air Force. In her free time, when she's not busy on campus or raising her two kids, Alexis and Alex, Glenda enjoys reading, writing, watching documentaries, and doing historical research. We know that, thanks to her love of history and affinity for the smell of old books, she'll fit right in. Glenda can be reached at or at 227-1225.

Steven Peters

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 you can contact Steve at or 906-227-2123.