Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan records
MSS-031

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan.
Title
Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan records
ID
MSS-031
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1994
Date [inclusive]
1894-1994
Extent
24.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan records, MSS-031, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Historical Note

In 1854, construction began on the first two churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. They were located in Houghton, Michigan, and Ontonagon, Michigan, and were established to accommodate the sudden influx of immigrants searching for jobs in the region’s copper mines.

In 1836, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan expanded its territory to include Michigan’s newly acquired Upper Peninsula. In 1891, the Upper Peninsula was designated as an archdeaconry, and Gershom Mott Williams was named as the new Archdeacon. In 1895, the archdeaconry became the Episcopal Diocese of Marquette with Archdeacon Williams consecrated as the first Bishop.

Bishop Williams died in 1918 of influenza. The congregation elected Robert Leroy Harris as Bishop and he presided over the Diocese until his health declined and he resigned in 1929. Hayward Ablewhite was elected as his successor, and led the diocese through the Great Depression until he was indicted in a defalcation and embezzlement case in 1939. The case led to the establishment of the Trust Association, which presided over the financial affairs of the Diocese. During Ablewhite’s tenure, the Diocese was renamed the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. In 1939, Bishop Herman Page was elected as Bishop of the diocese, and presided until his death in 1941. With the help of Henry Ford, Bishop Page set about rebuilding the finances of the Diocese. After his death, his son, Herman Riddle Page, succeeded him. The younger Bishop Page continued his father’s work and established the Page Conference Center in Little Lake as part of his campaign for a stronger youth program. Page also consecrated the first Vestry Woman in Michigan, Anne Frazier.

Following Bishop Page’s retirement in 1964, George Rhys Selway was elected the new Bishop of the Diocese. He began to implement new procedures which stressed the dispersal of more leadership responsibilities to lay people, paving the way for the implementation of the Mutual Ministry model used today. Bishop Page retired in 1971 and passed leadership of the Diocese to the new Bishop, Samuel J. Wylie. Only two years after his ordination, Wylie unexpectedly died and was replaced by William A. Dimmick in 1975. Bishop Dimmick ordained the first woman priest, Catherine Scott and prompted the spread of new prayer book revisions throughout the Diocese. He resigned in 1982 and Thomas Ray succeeded Dimmick as Bishop the following year. Bishop Ray made major revision to the Diocese Constitutions and Canons, and officially established the Mutual Ministries model. He retired in 1999, and the Diocese elected James A. Kelsey. Kelsey worked to refine the Mutual Ministry model until his death in a car accident in 2007. The Diocese elected the current Bishop Rayford J. Ray in 2007.

Source: Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. "Centennial History."

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan consist of materials that document the history of Diocese. The collection is contained within 20 cubic foot sized boxes, three smaller boxes, and one drawer in oversized item storage. The collection is organized into eight record series: Diocesan Conventions, Diocesan Women’s Groups, Executive Affairs of the Diocese, General Committees, Correspondence, History of the Church, Publications, and Audio/Visual/Photographic. The collection documents the affairs of the Diocese since its founding. Major events, theological movements, and historical people, are documented as well as everyday sermons and correspondence, annual events, miscellaneous church members, and general maintenance of the Diocese.

Of particular note is the complete set of Annual Diocesan Convention catalogs (1893 - 1990) and a complete set of reports by the Women’s Auxiliary and Episcopal Church Women (1897 – 1980). The collection includes compiled histories and publications done by members of the Diocese. The correspondence, annual reports, publications, and records of administrative committees chronicle the changes within the Diocese as well as Diocesan reactions to events in the state, country, and world.

Series Descriptions

Record Series I. Diocesan Convention, 1893-2009. 2 Cubic Feet (117 folders). Arranged chronologically. The Annual Diocesan Convention records document the proceedings and include information on special conventions and annual reports from early women’s groups. The series includes pamphlets, agendas, and notes from the Annual Diocesan Conventions, special conventions, and early meetings of diocesan women’s groups.

Record Series II. Diocesan Women’s Groups, 1925-1980. 1 Cubic Foot (59 folders). Arranged alphabetically by group, and then chronologically. The Diocesan Women’s Groups records document the proceedings of the annual Women’s Auxiliary Meetings and the annual meetings of the Episcopal Church Women. This record series also includes reports from special meetings, directories, correspondence, note books, the Episcopal Church Women constitution and by-laws, correspondence, and minute books.

Record Series III. Executive Affairs of the Diocese, 1896-1982. 4 Cubic Feet (256 folders). Divided into subseries: General, Properties, Personnel, Executive Hearings, Trust Association/Standing Committee/House of Bishops, and arranged chronologically. The record series contains manuals, constitutions, Diocesan seals, real estate papers on 54 properties of the Diocese, notes and correspondence relating to personnel searches, personnel files, election papers, ordination and consecration records, Letters of Dismissory, Letters of Resignation, Consent for Remarriage, baptism records, ministry notices, minutes of the Finance Committee, Trust Association papers, Trust Fund papers, Diocesan Council minutes, Bishop and Council meeting minutes, Standing Committee papers, Executive Council papers, and House of Bishops papers. The Executive Affairs of the Diocese records are divided into five subseries: General, Properties, Personnel, Executive Hearings, and Trust Association/Standing Committee/House of Bishops. The General subseries contains information on the establishment of the Diocese’s constitutions and canons and Bishop’s symbols and council. The Properties subseries documents the acquisition and establishment of the various churches and church properties within the diocese. The Personnel subseries documents various personnel searches, elections and ordinations, and employment terms. It also contains personal files on several Bishops and Clergy. (Some of the Personnel files are restricted, for information on which files are accessible, see University Archivist.) The Executive Hearings subseries documents sensitive decisions of the Diocese like the Ablewhite embezzlement case (some embezzlement files are restricted, see University Archivist), consent for remarriage, official letters and decrees of the Bishop, and confirmation records. The Trust Association/Standing Committee/House of Bishops subseries documents trust funds, financial committees, as well as governing committees of the Diocese.

Record Series IV. General Committees, n.d. 1.5 Cubic Feet (96 folders). Arranged by committee type and alphabetically. The record series contains annual church reports and notes from commissions, committees, conferences, conventions, departments, associations, and lay groups. The General Clubs and Committees record series documents special interest groups in the Diocese. These groups cover topics like the armed forces, college campuses, Easter celebrations, Christian social groups, alcoholism, Native Americans, missions, and youth ministries.

Record Series V. Correspondence, 1941-1995. 2.5 Cubic Feet (68 folders). Divided into subseries: Bishops, and Significant Persons. The record series contains the correspondence of William A. Dimmick, Samuel J. Wylie, George Rhys Selway, Herman page, Herbert A. Wilson, Herman Riddle Page, Thomas Ray, Ben Edward Helmer, Albert E. Miller, Thomas Lippart, and various clergy from Iron Mountain, Iron River, Ironwood, L’Anse, Little Lake, Mackinac Island, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, Munising, Nahma, Newberry, Ishpeming, and Negaunee. The Correspondence record series is divided into two subseries: Bishops, and Significant Persons. Of particular interest in the Bishop’s correspondence are the letters between Bishop Herman Page and his son, Reverend Herman Page, correspondence about the Sanguine/Seafarer Project at KI Sawyer, the consecration of women, correspondence with John X. Jamrich and Walter Gries of NMU, correspondence with and about Henry Ford and Princess Ileana of Romania, and correspondence with the Liquor Control Commission about liquor laws that pertain to the church. The Significant Persons correspondence documents various clergy from churches in the Diocese as well as the correspondence of Albert E. Miller, Chancellor and Treasurer for the Diocese.

Record Series VI. History of the Church, 1860-1996. 1 Cubic Foot (30 folders). Arranged alphabetically. This record series contains historical sketches, compiled histories, record books, local and regional histories, centennial papers, and personal historical accounts. The History of the Church record series documents the project to research and write a history of the Diocese in celebration of its centennial. The record series contains drafts and manuscripts of historical reports and sketches done by various members of the Diocese, including Gershom Mott Williams, Harold E. Wagner, and Thomas Lippart. It also contains personal testimony by significant players in the history of the church, such as Herman Page and his ancestors.

Record Series VII. Publications, 1942-2009. 3 Cubic Feet (22 folders). Divided into subseries: Pamphlets and Newsletters, and Hiawathaland. This record series contains Hiawathaland monthly editions (1952-current), newsletters, reports, bulletins, directories, correspondence, event flyers and pamphlets, The Living Church, and The Episcopalian. The first subseries contains various publications of the church like the Diocesan Press Service, Ecumenical Bulletin, The Episcopalian, The Living Church, and various pamphlets from events and services in the Diocese. The second subseries contains the Hiawathaland newspapers from 1952 on.

Record Series VIII. Audio/Visual/Photographic, 1949-2001. 6 Cubic Feet (176 folders) Divided into subseries: Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Audio Cassette Collection, and VHS Collection. This record series contains documentation of conventions and conferences, ministry and lay groups, youth groups, churches, services and ceremonies, retreats, church camp, events, and clergy. This series contains photographs, slides, audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and one audio reel. Of particular interest are the stereo slides, which produce 3D images, and the extensive material covering Diocesan Conventions, Church Camp, and Church Retreats.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 2/16/2012

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  2/16/2012

Conditions Governing Access note

Fourteen folders relating to reverend, bishop, and diocese materials are permanently closed to the public. The folder on Bishop Herman R. Page will be open for research in 2024. All other materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use Note

Permission to publish material from the records of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan must be obtained from the University Archivist. Some of the files in this collection are restricted, and those files are labeled restricted in the collection inventory. Requests for restricted information must be approved by the University Archivist and the current Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Michigan. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1046, or e-mail, mrobyns@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Custodial History Note

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan donated the organization’s archival records to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives in 1997. Working with the late Lois Prusak and former Bishop Ray, University Archivist Marcus Robyns completed a donor agreement and accessioned the records on December 3. Archives Student Assistant Jaime Ganzel processed the collection and completed the finding aid in 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

For more information, check the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church records, the St. Stephen’s Church records, and “Through the Years” 1834-1988: a history of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Also, see “Churches--Methodist Episcopal, Marquette,” “Churches--Episcopalian Diocese of Northern Michigan - List of Bishops,” “Churches--Episcopalian Diocese of Northern Michigan,” “Churches--Episcopal, Marquette,” and “Publications--Episcopal Journal” in the Archivist File. Related photos may be obtained in the Photographic File titled “Churches – Grace Episcopal Church – Menominee (contains pictures of Reverend vanMoort).”

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Episcopal Church--Bishops.
  • Episcopal Church--Clergy.
  • Episcopal Church--Constitution.
  • Episcopal Church--Education--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Episcopal Church--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Episcopal Church--Periodicals.
  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan--Anniversaries, etc.
  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan--Sermons.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--Church history.
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--Religion.

Personal Name(s)

  • Ablewhite, Hayward, Bishop
  • Dimmick, William A., Bishop
  • Harris, Robert Leroy, Bishop, 1919-1929
  • Kelsey, James A., Bishop
  • Page, Herman, Jr., Bishop
  • Page, Herman, Sr., Bishop
  • Ray, Thomas, Bishop
  • Selway, George Rhys, Bishop
  • Williams, Gershom Mott, Bishop, ?-1895
  • Wylie, Samuel, Bishop

Subject(s)

  • Church and college--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Church buildings--Michigan.
  • Ecumenical movement.
  • Women in the Episcopal Church--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 Diocesan Convention 1893-1963   1.0 Cubit Feet This box contains itineraries from the Annual Diocesan Conventions between 1893-1963.

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1st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1893 

2nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1894 

3rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1895-1896 

4th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1897 -- 2nd Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

5th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1898 -- 3rd Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

6th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1990 -- 4th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

7th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1901 -- 5th & 6th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

8th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1902 -- 7th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

9th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1903 -- 8th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

10th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1904 -- 9th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

11th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1905 -- 10th Annual Meeting of the Women's Auxiliary 

12th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1907 

14th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1909 

15th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1910 

16th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1911 

17th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1912 

18th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1913 

19th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1914 

20th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1915 

21st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1916 

22nd & 23rd Annual Diocesan Convention and Special Convention -- 1917 & 1918 

24th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1919 

25th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1920 

26th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1921 -- Department of Finance Statements of Reciepts & Expenditures, Nationwide Campaign 

27th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1922 

28th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1923 

29th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1924 

30th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1925 

31st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1926 

32nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1927 

33rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1928 

34th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1929 

35th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1930 

36th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1931 

37th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1932 -- 37th Annual report of the Marquette Branch of the Women's Auxiliary to the National Council 

38th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1933 

39th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1934 

40th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1935 

41st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1936 

42nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1937 

43rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1938 

44th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1939 

45th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1940 

46th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1941 

47th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1942 

48th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1943 -- 48th Annual Report of the Northern Michigan Branch of the Woman's Auxiliary to the National Council 

49th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1944 

50th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1945 

51st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1946 

52nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1947 

53rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1948 

54th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1949 

55th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1950 

56th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1951 

57th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1952 

58th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1953 

59th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1954 

60th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1955 

61st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1956 

62nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1957 

63rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1958 

64th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1959 

65th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1960 

66th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1961 

67th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1962 

68th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1963 

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Box 2 Diocesan Convention 

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69th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1964 -- including Minutes and Documents of Special Conventions 

70th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1965 

71st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1966 -- including Episcopal Churchwomen's Annual Meeting and Annual Reports 

71st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1966 

72nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1967 

73rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1968 -- including Pre-Convention Reports 

74th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1969 -- including Annual Reports 

75th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1970 -- including Annual Reports 

76th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1971 

77th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1972 

78th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1973 

79th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1974 -- including Annual Reports 

80th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1975 

Journal of the Diocese of Chicago -- Convention Brochure -- 1975 

81st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1976 -- Christian ED Report 

81st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1976 -- including Committee Nominations and Delegate Information 

82nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1977 

83rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1978 

84th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1979 -- including Correspondences, Necrology, Proposed Amendments, etc. 

Diocesan Special Convention -- 1979 -- Setting Financial Goal for Venture in Mission 

85th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1980 

86th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1981 

Diocesan Special Convention -- 1982 -- to Elect a Bishop 

87th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1982 

88th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1983 

89th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1984 

90th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1985 

91st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1986 -- includes Annual Reports 

92nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1987 

93rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1988 

94th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1989 

95th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1990 

96th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1991 

97th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1992 

98th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1993 -- Finalizing a Plan for a Capital Funds Drive 

99th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1994 

100th Annual Diocesan Convention -- Centennial Convention -- 1995 

101st Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1996 

102nd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1997 

103rd Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1998 -- Special Convention 1999 

104th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 1999 

105th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2000 

106th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2001 

107th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2002 

108th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2003 

109th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2004 

110th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2005 

111th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2006 

112th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2007 

113th Annual Diocesan Convention -- 2008 -- Special Convention 2009 

117th Annual Convention -- 2012 

118th Annual Convention -- 2013 

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Box 3 Diocesan Women's Groups 

Box
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"Looking Back to See" -- A Short History of the Women of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern Michigan 

Episcopal Church Women -- Constitution and By-laws 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1966 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1967 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1968 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1970 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1972-1973 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1973-1974 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1976 

Episcopal Church Women -- Directory -- 1977 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1967 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1968 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1969 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1972 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1973 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1974 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1975 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1976 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1977 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1978 

Episcopal Church Women -- Correspondence -- 1980 

Episcopal Church Women -- 65th Annual Meeting 1960 

Episcopal Church Women -- 70th Annual Meeting 1965 

Episcopal Church Women -- 72nd Annual Meeting 1967 

Episcopal Church Women -- 73rd Annual Meeting 1968 

Episcopal Church Women -- Special Meeting 1970 

Episcopal Church Women -- 77th Annual Meeting 1972 

Episcopal Church Women -- 78th Annual Meeting 1973 

Episcopal Church Women -- 80th Annual Meeting 1975 

Episcopal Church Women -- 81st Annual Meeting 1976 

Episcopal Church Women -- 82nd Annual Meeting 1977 

Episcopal Church Women -- 83rd Annual Meeting 1978 

Episcopal Church Women -- 84th Annual Meeting 1979 

Episcopal Church Women -- 85th Annual Meeting 1980 

Episcopal Church Women -- Triennial Meetings History and Planning Committee Infromation 

Women's Auxiliary -- 31st Annual Report 1925-1926 

Women's Auxiliary -- 36th Annual Report 1930 

Women's Auxiliary -- 37th Annual Report 1930 

Women's Auxiliary -- 16th Synod of the Province of the Mid-West 1932 

Women's Auxiliary -- 38th Annual Report 1932-1933 

Women's Auxiliary -- 39th Annual Report 1933-1934 

Women's Auxiliary -- 40th Annual Report 1934-1935 (includes Constitution) 

Women's Auxiliary -- 41st Annual Report 1935-1936 

Women's Auxiliary -- 42nd Annual Report 1936-1937 

Women's Auxiliary -- 43rd Annual Report 1937-1939 

Women's Auxiliary -- 47th Annual Report 1941-1942 

Women's Auxiliary -- 23rd Synod of the Province of the Mid-West 

Women's Auxiliary -- 48th Annual Report 1942-1943 

Women's Auxiliary -- 50th Annual Report 1944-1945 

Women's Auxiliary -- 52nd, 53rd, and 54th Annual Reports 1946-1948 

Women's Auxiliary -- 55th Annual Report 1949 

Women's Auxiliary -- 56th Annual Report 1950 

Women's Auxiliary -- 57th Annual Report 1952 

Women's Auxiliary -- 58th Annual Report 1953 

Women's Auxiliary -- 59th Annual Report 1954 

Women's Auxiliary -- 60th Annual Report 1955 

Women's Auxiliary -- 61st Annual Report 1956 

Women's Auxiliary Minute Book -- 1928-1954 

Women's Auxiliary Notebook -- 1931 

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Box 4 Executive Affairs of the Church -- General, Land Holdings, Personnel 

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Bishop's Council Manual of the Diocese of Northern Michigan 

Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan 1896-1982 

The Bishop's Cross 1960-1964 

Constitution and Cannons -- Committee Changes 

Constitution and Cannons of the Diocese of Northern Michigan 

The New Seal of the Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Adopted 1945 

Papers on the Creation of the Diocese 

Properties -- Bergland 

Properties -- Bessemer -- Lot 7 

Properties -- Bethel Mission -- Section 4, 45-1E 

Properties -- Bois Blanc -- Church of the Transfiguration 

Properties -- Calumet (Houghton County) Grace Church and Christ Church 

Properties -- Cedarville 

Properties -- Clifton (Keweenaw County) Grace Church 

Properties -- Crystal Falls -- Lot 228 

Properties -- Deerlake -- Lease 

Properties -- Detour -- Rectory 

Properties -- Dollar Bay 

Properties -- Duncan -- N1/2 of the NE1/4 of Section 3, 48-36 

Properties -- Ewen -- Lots 2 & 3, BK 4, McRay 1st 

Properties -- Ewen (Ontonagon County) St. Mark's Church 

Properties -- Fairview (Chippewa County) St. Matthias Church 

Properties -- Gladstone -- Rectory -- Lot 8, BK 82 

Properties -- Gladstone (Delta County) Trinity Church 

Properties -- Grand Marais 

Properties -- Greenland 

Properties -- Gwinn 

Properties -- Hancock -- Lot 11, BK 9 & Lot 13, BK 16 

Properties -- Harvey (Marquette County) St. James Church 

Properties -- Hessel -- Lot 16 Block 3 of French Plat, Lot 1, Sect 28 

Properties -- Houghton (Houghton County) Trinity Church 

Properties -- Iron Mountain (Dickinson County) Holy Trinity Church 

Properties -- Iron Mountain -- Bethel 

Properties -- Iron River -- St. John's Church 

Properties -- Kelden 

Properties -- Lime Island -- Schoolhouse 

Properties -- Manistique (Schoolcraft County) St. Alban's Church 

Properties -- Manistique -- Lot 11, BK 1 

Properties -- Marquette -- Carney Blocks & S 1/2 of Lot 120 -- Hewitt's 

Properties -- Marquette -- Lots 66, 67 &St. Margaret's Chapel 

Properties -- Marquette (Marquette County) St. Paul's Church 

Properties -- Menominee -- Gehwehk's Lot 1, BK 2 & Lot 1 BK 7 & Lot 6, BK 30 

Properties -- Menominee -- Grace Church 

Properties -- Menominee (Menominee County) St. John's Church 

Properties -- North Raber -- Schoolhouse 

Properties -- Norway -- Lots 8 & 9, Block 1 

Properties -- Ontonagon -- Church of the Ascension 

Properties -- Painesdale 

Properties -- Pickford -- 5 acres, sect 24, 43-1E 

Properties -- Powers -- Lot 6, Block 2 

Properties -- Raber 

Properties -- Ralph (Dickinson County) St. Mary's Church 

Properties -- Rockland 

Properties -- Sault St. Marie (Chippewa County) St. James' Church 

Properties -- Sidnaw (Houghton County) St. David's Church 

Properties -- St. Ignace -- Lots 5, 6, 7, Block 4 

Properties -- St. Ignace -- Lots 11, BK 4, PC 17 

Properties -- Vulcum -- Lot 1, Block 1 

Properties -- Wilson (Menominee County) Zion Church 

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Personnel Search 

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Personnel Search Continued 

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Personnel Search Continued 

Little Lake Parish Personnel Search 

Ordination of Jim Kelsey 

Papers -- 1942 -- concerning the selection of Herman R. Page as Bishop 

Reverend Thomas Lippart -- Escanaba -- 1974 Election 

Election Debrief -- 1982 

Testimonials of Elections -- 1982 

Elections Nominating Committee -- 1981-1982 

The Setting of the Bishops Salary -- 1939-1940 

Provisional Bishop Herman R. Page 1940-1964 

Bishop Herman R. Page (Closed file until 2024) 

Bishop Herman R. Page -- 1942-1964 

Herman Page for Bishop -- 1942 

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Box 5 Executive Affairs of the Diocese -- Personnel, Executive Hearings 

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Bishop Hayward S. Ablewhite -- 1929-1939 

Bishop Gershom M. Williams -- 1896-1919 

Bishop George R. Selway -- 1964-1971 

Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- 1972-1974 

Bishop William A. Dimmick -- 1975-1981 

Bishoip Thomas K. Ray -- 1982 

Bishop Stough of Alabama -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend Ben E. Helmer 

Reverend Carlson Gerdau 

Reverend Dennis A. Testa -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend George Wood -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend Henery Vaughn Norton - CLOSED FILE 

Reverend James C. Berg -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend James Wardlow -- Notification of Death -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend John A. Alford -- Notification of Death -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend John Archer -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend Judson I. Mather -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend Russell Allen -- CLOSED FILE 

Reverend William Maltas 

Reverend William Poyseor 

Captain William L. Graham -- CLOSED FILE 

Joseph Kent 

Roland V. Raham -- CLOSED FILE 

Stephen Claude Summerville 

Baptism & Confirmation Records -- 1957-1971 

Bishop Hayward S. Ablewhite Embezzlement -- Newspaper article copies -- 1939 

Bishop Hayward S. Ablewhite Embezzlement -- Newspaper clipping scrapbook -- 1939 

Bishop's Committees and Vestry Lists 

Bishop's Committees and Vestry Lists 

Bishop's Letters of Consent for Ordination/Consecration 

Bishop's Letters of Dismissory 

Bishop's Notice of Depositions and Inhibitions of Ministry 

Bishop's Notice of Removal of Ministry 

Bishop's Notice of Restoration of Ministry 

Bishop's Notice of Suspension of Ministry 

Bishop's Papers 

Bishop's Renounciation of the Ministry 

Board of Examining Chaplains -- 1941-1961 

Board of Examining Chaplains -- 1962-1972 

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Box 6 Executive Affairs of the Diocese -- Executive Hearings, Trust Association, Standing Committee, House of Bishops 

Box
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Candidates/Postulants for Holy Orders 

Confirmation Records -- c.a. 1930-1940 

Consecration of Robert LeRoy Harris as Bishop Coadjuter -- 1918 

Consent for Remarraige -- 1972-1974 

Consent for Remairrage -- 1975-1976 

Consent for Remairrage -- 1977 

Consent for Remairrage -- 1978-1979 

Consent for Remarraige -- 1980 

Annual Reports of Ordinations 

Candidates for Holy Orders 

Consecration 1982 

Letters of Resignation 

Necrology -- 1976 

Ordination of Women 

Papers -- 1939 -- Concerning Defalcation Case 

Papers -- 1939 -- Concerning Defalcation case -- CLOSED FILE 

Province V. Synod -- 1976 

Church Pension Fun -- 1976-1980 

Frazier Trust Fund -- 1958-1969 

Pederson-Perry Trust Fund -- 1962-1971 

Discretionary Fund -- 1965-1977 

Discretionary Fund -- 1978-1980 

Trust Association Papers -- 1899-1919 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1920 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1921 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1922 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1923 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1924 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1925 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1926 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1927 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1928 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1929 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1930 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1931 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1932 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1933 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1934 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1935 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1936 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1937 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1938 

Minutes of the Finance Committee -- 1939 

Trust Association Papers -- 1940 

Trust Association Papers -- 1941 

Trust Association Papers -- 1942 

Trust Association Papers -- 1943 

Trust Association Papers -- 1944 

Trust Association Papers -- 1945 

Trust Association Papers -- 1946 

Trust Association Papers -- 1947 

Trust Association Papers -- 1948 

Trust Association Papers -- 1949 

Trust Association Papers -- 1950 

Trust Association Papers -- 1951 

Trust Association Papers -- 1952 

Trust Association Papers -- 1953 

Trust Association Papers -- 1953, January-June 

Trust Association Papers -- 1953, July-August 

Trust Association Papers -- 1953, September-October 

Trust Association Papers -- 1953, November-December 

Trust Association Papers -- 1954 

Trust Association Papers -- 1954 

Trust Association Papers -- 1955 

Trust Association Papers -- 1955, January-August 

Trust Association Papers -- 1955, September-December 

Trust Association Papers -- 1956 

Trust Association Papers -- 1956 

Trust Association Papers -- 1957 

Trust Association Papers -- 1957 

Trust Association Papers -- 1958 

Trust Association Papers -- 1959 

Trust Association Papers -- 1960 

Trust Association Papers -- 1960-1976 

Trust Association Papers -- 1939 

Trust Association Papers -- 1939 

Trust Association Papers -- 1940-1945 

Trust Association Papers -- 1949 

Trust Association Papers -- 1950 

Trust Association Papers -- 1951-1952 

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Box 7 Executive Affairs of the Diocese -- Trust Association, Standing Committee, House of Bishops 

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Notice of Comissioning -- 1974 

Diocesan Council -- 1975 

Diocesan Council -- 1976 

Diocesan Council -- 1977 

Diocesan Council -- 1978 

Diocesan Council -- 1979 

Diocesan Council -- 1980 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1920-1930 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1937-1939 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1940 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1941 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1942 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1943 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1944 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1945 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1946 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1946-1947 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1947-1948 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1949-1951 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1955-1969 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1969-1971 

Bishop and Council Meeting Minutes -- 1972-1974 

Executive Council -- 1965-1974 

Executive Council -- 1975-1977 

Executive Council/Lambeth Conference -- 1978 

House of Bishops -- Correspondence and other papers 

House of Bishops -- Rules of Order, Correspondences, and other papers 

Standing Committee Papers -- (Miscellaneous Handwritten Notes) 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1892-1910 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1911-1924 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1925 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1926-1927 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1928-1929 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1930 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1931 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1932 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1933 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1934-1935 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1935-1937 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1937-1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- March, April, May -- 1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- June, July -- 1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- September -- 1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- October, November -- 1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- (Concerning Proposed Amendment to the Canons) 1939 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1940-1941 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1941-1943 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1944-1946 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1947-1949 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1950-1952 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1954 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1956 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1957 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1958 

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Box 8 Executive Affairs of the Diocese -- Standing Comittee, General Clubs and Commitees 

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Standing Committee Papers -- 1959 

Bishop and Standing Committee Consent to Elections -- 1971-1978 

Standing Committee Papers -- 1980 

Standing Committee Papers -- December 1980-January 1981 

Standing Committee Papers -- May, June, July -- 1981 

Standing Committee Papers -- August, September, October, November -- 1981 

"The Celebration of Smallness" by Samuel J. Wylie 

Academy of Parish Clergy Directory of Members -- 1976-1977 

Annual Church Report -- Houghton -- 1967 

Annual Church Report -- Iron River -- 1968 

Annual Church Report -- Negaunee 

Associated Parishes 

Baptism and Biblical Discussion 

Bingo Policy -- 1974 

Canterbury House Houghton -- 1967-1969 

Clergy Developement and Support -- 1972-1976 

Commission -- Armed Forces -- 1962 

Commission -- Diocesan Liturgical -- 1965-1975 

Commission -- Diocesan Liturgical -- 1976-1977 

Commission -- Diocesan Liturgical -- 1978-1980 

Commission -- Ecumenical "Trends" 1975 

Commission -- Ecumenical -- 1965-1979 

Commission -- Ecumenical Relations -- 1973-1974 

Commission -- Evangelism and Christian Renewal -- 1979 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1972-1975 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1976 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1977 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1978 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1979 

Commission -- Ministry Papers -- 1980 

Committee -- Diocesan Buisness/Standing Committee/Ecclesiastical Authority -- 1966-1974 

Committee -- for Ministry on Aging -- 1973 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Minutes -- 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- April, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- May, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- June, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- July, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- August, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- October, 1939 

Committee -- Ways and Means -- Correspondence -- November, 1939 

Committee -- College Work -- 1960-1964 

Committee -- College Work -- 1965-1969 

Committee -- College Work -- 1970-1974 

Committee -- College Work -- 1975-1979 

Committee -- Wisconsin Episcopal -- 1977 

Conference -- Christian Spirituality -- 1976 

Conference -- Easter People -- 1976 

Conference -- The Conference Center of the Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1950-1978 

Convention -- General Convention -- 1975-1976 

Convention -- General Convention -- 1977 

Convention -- General Convention -- 1978-1979 

Convention -- General Convention (Long Range Planning) -- 1980 

Church Periodical Club/Communication Committee -- 1973-1977 

Department of Christian Education -- Correspondence -- 1940-1980 

Department of Christian Education -- Learning Materials -- 1940-1980 

Department of Christian Education -- Meeting Minutes -- 1940-1980 

Department of Christian Social Relations 

Department of Christian Town and Country -- 1953-1974 

Department of Town and Country -- 1953-1974 

Diocesan Altar Guild -- 1966-1974 

Diocesan Council Salary Study -- 1976-1977 

Diocese Campaign for Mission Expansion/Small Congregations -- 1991-1997 

Diocese Campaign Handbook -- Venture in Mission -- 1979 

Diocese Church Insurance -- 1975 

Diocese Council Salary Study -- 1976-1977 

Diocese Office Buisness Transaction -- 1973 

Diocese Public Relations Activities -- 1958-1972 

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 

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Box 9 General Clubs and Committees, Correspondence -- Bishops 

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Episcopal Association of Michigan Educational Grants -- 1960-1964 

Episcopal Church Center -- 1978-1980 

Episcopal Diocese -- Clergy/Alcoholism -- 1971-1972 

Evangelism -- 1978 

Fifth Province Council Meeting/Tide --1974 

Indian Affairs 

Lay Ministry/Lay Readers -- 1972-1979 

Laymen's Work -- 1958 

Liturgics Examination -- 1956 

Manpower Survey 

Michigan Council of Churches 

Michigan Council of Churches -- Annual Reports -- 1976 

Ministry/Church Construction -- 1976 

Music Conference -- 1977 

Parish Self-Study 

Partners-in-mission Companionship/Diocese of Benin, Nigeria -- 1981 

Promotions and Publicity -- 1965-1973 

Society of RWF Ridge -- Board of Directors Meeting -- 1970 

Staff Linkage System with "815" -- 1970 

Summer Ministry on Bois Blanc Island -- Report -- 1969-1970 

Task Force for Hunger -- 1975-1980 

Task Force for Social Concerns -- 1977 

Task Force for Youth Ministries -- 1976 

Travel Information -- 1976 

UMHE -- United Minitries in Higher Education -- 1970 

United Ministries in Higher Education at LSSC 

United Ministries in Higher Education at Michigan Tech -- 1964 

United Ministries in Higher Education at NMU -- 1977 

United Thank Offering -- 1973-1972 

Work Outside the Diocese -- 1979-1980 

World Council of Churches -- 1978 

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Reviewing and Screening of Personal Profiles -- 1977 

Diocese -- Audit Report -- 1971-1972 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- May, June 1975 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- July, August 1975 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- September, October 1975 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- November, December 1975 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- January, February 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- March, April 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- May, June 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- July, August 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- September, October 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- November, December 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- January, February 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- March, April 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- May, June 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- July, August 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- September, October 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- November, December 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- January, February 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- March, April 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- May, June 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- July, August 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- September, October 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- November, December 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Incoming -- 1980 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1975 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1976 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1977 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1978 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1979 

Correspondence -- Bishop William A. Dimmick -- Outgoing -- 1980 

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Box 10 Correspondence -- Bishops 

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Easter Address of Bishop Herman Page -- 1940 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- May-August 1946 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- September-December 1946 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- January-June 1947 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- July-December 1947 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- January-May 1948 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- June-December 1948 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- January June 1949 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with Reverend Herbert A. Wilson [St. Alban's Church at Manistique] -- July-December 1949 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1950-1951 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1952 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1953 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1954 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1954 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1955 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1956 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1957 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1958 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1959 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page with his son Herman Riddle Page [St. Marks Church at Crystal Falls and Trinity Church at Houghton] -- 1960-1961 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Page -- 1941 

Correspondence -- Bishop Thomas Ray -- Incoming -- 1995 

Correspondence -- Bishop George R. Selway -- 1965-1970 

Correspondence -- Bishop George R. Selway -- 1971-1973 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- January-May 1972 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- June-December 1972 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- January-March 1973 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- April-June 1973 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- July-September 1973 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- September-December 1973 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- April-December 1974 

Correspondence -- Bishop Samuel J. Wylie -- January-March 1974 

Correspondence -- Bishop George Rhys Selway -- 1967-1968 

Correspondence -- Bishop George Rhys Selway -- 1964-1966 

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Box 11 Correspondence -- Bishops, Significant Persons 

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Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1942-1945 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1946-1949 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1950-1953 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1954-1957 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1958-1961 

Correspondence -- Bishop Herman Riddle Page -- 1962-1964 

Correspondence -- Reverend Ben Edward Helmer -- 1969-1973 

Correspondence -- Albert E. Miller -- 1937-1939 

Correspondence -- Albert E. Miller -- 1934-1936 

Correspondence -- Albert E. Miller -- 1930-1933 

Correspondence -- Albert E. Miller -- 1920-1929 

Correspondence -- Reverend Thomas Lippart -- 1976-1981 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Iron Mountain -- 1944-1950 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Iron River -- 1930-1967 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Ironwood -- 1941-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- L'anse and Little Lake -- 1956-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Mackinac Island -- 1944-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Manistique -- 1946-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Marquette -- 1945-1961 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Menominee -- 1940-1962 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Menominee -- 1963-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Munsing -- 1935-1964 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Nahma -- 1952-1960 

Correspondence -- Various Clergy -- Newberry, Ishpeming, Negaunee -- 1939-1964 

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Box 12 History of the Diocese 

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"Beginnings" A Diocese History by Marion Helmer with Bishop Page -- 1976-1978 

Bishop Gershom M. Williams- "A History of the Diocese of Marquette" (aka Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan) Handwritten Draft 

Bishop Gershom M. Williams- "A History of the Diocese of Marquette" (aka Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan) Typed Draft 

Centennial Celebration/History Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1895-1995 

Centennial History -- Trinity Episcopal Church -- Houghton, Michigan -- 1860-1960 

Church Communicants History -- Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan 

Diocese History 

Diocese History Newspaper Clippings 

Eastern Region Churches History (Luce, Chippewa, and Mackinac Counties) 

Historical Correspondence -- 1920-1996 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan by G. Mott Williams [1/2] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan by G. Mott Williams [2/2] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [1] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [2] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [3] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [4] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [5] 

Historical Sketch of the Diocese of Northern Michigan in the Upper Peninsula by Harold Wagner [6] 

Local Historical Societies Correspondence 

Miscellaneous Historical Sketches 

North Central Region Churches' History (Alger and Marquette Counties) 

Reverend Howard E. Wagner- "Diocese History" 1967 [1] 

Reverend Howard E. Wagner- "Diocese History" 1967 [2] 

Reverend Howard E. Wagner- "Diocese History" 1967 [3] 

South Central Region Churches History (Delta, Dickenson, Menominee, nd Schoolcraft Counties) 

Thomas E. Lippart "Diocese History" 1895-1920 

Western Region Churches History (Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties) 

Historical Research by Harold E. Wagner -- 1962-1970 

Reminiscence of the Right Reverend Herman Page and Mary Riddle Page by Herman Page (Grandson) -- 1992 

Record Book -- 1892-1908 

The Visit of Archibishop Bezaleri Ndahura and Madame Marjorie Ndahura -- 1981 

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Box 13 Publications: Pamphlets and Newsletters 

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Anglican Consultive Council -- Newsletter -- Dec. 1976 

Annual Report -- Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1975 

Directory -- Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1983-1984 

Diocesan Press Service -- 1976 

Diocesan Press Service -- 1977 

Diocesan Press Service -- 1978 

Diocesan Press Service -- 1979 

Diocesan Press Service -- 1980 

Ecumenical Bulletin -- January, February 1980 

Ecumenical Bulletin -- May, June 1978 

Ecumenical Bulletin -- July, August 1977 

Ecumenical Bulletin -- March, April 1977 

Booklets, Clippings, Bishop Ray Article, Letter 

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan Study -- 1956 

Hiawathaland Correspondence 

The Episcopalian -- 1973 

The Living Church 

Consecration of Herman Riddle Page and Anniversaries -- 1942,1957, 1962 

Dedication Services -- 1955, 1956, 1967 

Institution, Instillation, and Induction Services -- 1959-1972 

Guidelines for Various Church Services 

Various Publications Collected by Lois Prusok 

"The Celebration of Smallness," by Samuel J. Wylie, Bishop of Northern Michigan 

"Angelos" Newsletter of Province V, Province of the Midwest, Issue 3-99 -- December 1999 

Porte Monnaie Calendar 1901 

The Book of Common Prayer 1893 

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Box 14 Publications: Hiawathaland 

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Box 15 Publications: Hiawathaland 

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Box 16 Photographic Collection 

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Photograph Album -- undated -- Containing pictures of the church in the Diocese 

Oversize

Separated from folder -- Birth Certificate of Reverend William Poyseor 

6-10

Diocesan Conventions/Gatherings 

Clergy in the Diocese 

General Convention 

Diocesan Council 

Diocesan Council -- Office Staff 

Symbols, Seals, Unidentified People 

Centennial Celebration History 

Negatives 

Calumet -- Christ Church 

Crystal Falls -- St. Mark's Church 

Detour Village -- St. Stephen's Church 

Escanaba -- St. Stephen's Church 

Gladstone -- Trinity Church 

Harvey -- St. James the Less 

Houghton -- Trinity Church 

Iron Mountain -- Holy Trinity Church 

Iron River -- St. John's Church 

Ironwood -- Church of Transfiguration 

Ishpeming -- Grace Church 

Little Lake -- Holy Innocents Church 

Mackinaw Island -- Trinity Church 

Manistique -- St. Alban's 

Marquette -- St. Paul's Church 

Menominee -- Grace Church 

Munising -- St. John's 

Negaunee -- St. John's 

Newberry -- All Saints 

Ontonagon -- Church of the Ascension 

Pickford -- St. Matthias 

Sault St. Marie -- St. James 

Sugar Island -- St. Luke's on the Trail 

Episcopal Church Women 

MSTYC (Ministry Support Team Yearly Conference) 

Trust Association 

Organizations and Societies 

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Box 17 Photographic Collection 

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Photographic Negatives 

1 -- Martin Bell Conference, St. John's Negaunee (7 strips) 

2 -- Christmas Market, St. Paul's Marquette (8 strips) 

3 -- Little Jimmy's Commissioning, St. James the Less, Harvey (March 2000) (5 strips) 

4 -- Little Jimmy's Commissioning (March 2000) (6 strips) 

5 -- Margaret Crane Ordination, Trinity, Gladstone (December 20, 1994) (7 strips) 

6 -- Children's Sabbath Service, Trinity, Gladstone (2 strips) 

7 -- Youth Rally (January 1999) (9 strips) 

8 -- 104th Diocesan Convention (October 22-24) (11 strips) 

9 -- Senior High Camp (1998) (8 strips) 

10 -- Senior High Camp (1995) (8 strips) 

11 -- ECW Winter Retreat (February 1995) (7 strips) 

12 -- MSYTC Retreat (March 1995) (2 strips) 

13 -- ECW Winter Retreat (1996) (2 strips) 

14 -- "Miracle Tree" gift to Diocese from Episcopal Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) (1997) (2 strips) 

15 -- MSTYC Retreat (May 15-16, 1998) (2 strips) 

16 -- Camp Reunion, Page Conference Center (1995) (2 strips) 

17 -- ECW Prod 5 Meeting (1996) (1 strip) 

18 -- Kenneth (?) Conference, Page Conference Center (October 17, 1998) (3 strips) 

19 -- Wisconsin Council of Churches Presentaion, Marshfield, WI (February 10-11, 1995) (1 strip) 

20 -- Centennial Convention, Escanaba (1995) (9 strips) 

21 -- Centennial Convention (October 1995) (7 strips) 

22 -- Centennial Convention (October 1995) (6 strips) 

23 -- Ironwood Commissioning, St. John's (May 31, 1998) (4 strips) 

24 -- Kelsey Election, Escanaba (February 1999) (3 strips) 

25 -- Tom Lippart Retirement Party, St. Stephen's Escanaba (6 strips) 

26 -- Winter Youth Event, St. Paul's Marquette (1997) (6 strips) 

27 -- International Visitors to Diocese (March 6, 1999) (4 strips) 

28 -- Diocesan Council Goal Setting Meeting for 1997 (November 1996) (4 strips) 

29 -- Visitors' Weekend (May 1996) (2 strips) 

30 -- Visitors' Weekend (Spring 1998) (7 strips) 

31 -- Election, Escanaba (1999) (7 strips) 

32 -- Centennial Convention (1995) (2 strips) 

33 -- Diocesan Office Renovations (1999) (6 strips) 

34-- Keewatin Visitors (June 1996) ( 10 strips) 

35 -- Miscellaneous (14 strips) 

Photographs Separated from Other Boxes 

Church Camp Guest Book -- 1964-1995 

Services Photos 

General Convention -- 1977 

Page Conference Center -- 1990 

Scarf from the Episcopal Church Camp -- Father Phil Nancarron -- 1990 

Church Camp -- 1957 

Church Camp -- 1958 

Church Camp -- Mid 1970's 

Church Camp -- Mid 1970's 

Church Camp -- 1970-1990 

Church Camp -- 1985 

Church Camp -- 1986 

Church Camp -- 1988 

Church Camp -- 1988 

Church Camp -- 1988 

Church Camp -- 1989 

Church Camp -- 1990 

Church Camp -- 1990 

Church Camp -- 1991 

Church Camp -- Junior High -- 1989 

Church Camp -- Junior High 

Church Camp -- Junior High -- 1992 

Church Camp -- 5th & 6th Grade -- (Includes letter from Bishop Wylie to the 5th & 6th grade camp) 

Church Camp -- 5th & 6th grade -- Senior High -- 1984 

Church Camp -- 5th & 6th grade -- Clowning -- 1985 

Church Camp -- 5th & 6th grade -- Senior High -- 1992 

Church Camp -- 5th & 6th grade -- 1995 

Church Camp -- Senior High -- 1991 

Church Camp -- 1984 

Church Camp -- 1984-1985 

Little Lake Conferences 

Holy Innocents -- 1984 

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Box 18 Photographic Collection 

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Sault St. Marie -- St. James 

Newberry -- All Saints 

Bishop Thomas K Ray 

Curtis -- St. Jude's 

Manistique -- St. Alban's 

Calumet -- Christ Church 

Ishpeming -- Grace Church 

Clergy/Clergy Spouse Gatherings 

Bishop Herman Page 

Bishop George Selway 

Bishop Samuel Wylie 

Bishop William Dimmick 

Early Bishops (Williams, Harris, Ablewhite) 

Miscellaneous 

Closed Churches 

National Church Press 

Episcopal Church Women 

Page Conference Center 

Clergy, Places, etc. Outside the Diocese 

Youth 

Crystal Falls -- St. Mark's 

Detour Village -- St. Stephen's 

Eagle Harbor -- St. Peter's by the Sea 

Escanaba -- St. Stephen's 

Gladstone -- Trinity 

Houghton -- Trinity 

Iron Mountain -- Holy Trinity 

Iron River -- St. John's 

Ironwood -- Church of Transfiguration 

Little Lake -- Holy Innocents 

Mackinaw Island -- Trinity 

Marquette -- St. Paul's 

Menominee -- Grace Church 

Munising -- St. John's 

Nahma -- St. Paul's 

Negaunee -- St. John's 

Ontonagon -- Church of the Ascension 

Pickford -- St. Matthias 

Pointe Aux Pins -- Church of Transfiguration 

Ralph -- St. Mary's in the Pines 

St. Ignace -- Church of the Good Shepherd 

Sugar Island -- St. Luke's on the Trail 

Wilson -- Zion 

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Box 19 Photographic Collection 

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Diocesan Convention 1992 

Diocesan Conventions 1995-1998 

Diocesan Conventions 1999-2000 

Miscellaneous Conferences 

Page Conference Center 

Ordination of Jim Kelsey 

Ordained Clergy 

Elections for Bishops 

Bishop Tom Ray 

Tom Ray's Retirement Party 

Bishop Jim Kelsey 

Bob Scott 

Tom Lippart (Minister at Escanaba) 

Christmas Market 

International Visitors to Diocese 

Centennial Convention 1995 

Visitors Weekend 

Youth Events 

5th & 6th Grade Camp 1995 

Senior High Camp 1995,1998,2001 

Historic Photos 

Zion Wilson 

Miscellaneous Photos 

Oversize

Separated -- Oversized Material -- Camp Sidnaw 1949 Banner 

6-10

Victor Frederiksen III 

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Box 20 Slide Collection 

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Unidentified 

Slides of the Church in the Diocese -- 1989 

Mackinaw Island; Detour; Pickford; Sault St. Marie; Eupec Churches -- 1984 

Bob Scott #2 

Gladstone 

Happening -- 1990 

Trinity, Mackinac; Slides for Video 

Bob Scott; Grace; St. John's; St. Paul's -- 1990 

Churches of the Diocese 

Conference Center -- 1959 

Diocesan Conference -- 1964 

Altar Guild -- 1959 

Conference Center -- 1952-1964 

Special Elections; Fall Colors on Little Lake; Ironwood -- 1963 

Reverend Phillip J. Nancarrow -- 1971-1972 

Church Camp 

Church Camp -- 1969 

Church Camp -- 1983 

Church Camp -- 1984 

Zion Church, Wilson 

Senior High Church Camp -- 1990 

Shirley E.; St. Stephen's -- 1990 

Schaeffer -- 1990 

St. Mark's, Crystal Falls; St. John's Iron River; Ministry -- 1990 

L'anse; Eagle Harbor; Houghton 

Maps and Census Statistics; Calumet 1953; Bois Blanc; Ordination and Dedication Services 

Crystal Falls Construction; VCS; Youth Group -- 1952-1956 

Crystal Falls Construction; Youth Group; Escanaba; State Fair Booth; Ewen; Fortune Lafe Conference -- 1949-1963 

Harvey; Iron Mountain; Iron River; DVBS; Altar Guild -- 1950-1966 

L'anse; Little Lake; Faculty; Chapel Conference Center; Senior High Conference; Bazaar; Iron River; Ironwood; Ishpeming -- 1950-1958 

Junior High Conference; Little Lake; Fort Mackinac; Manistique; Marquette; Houghton; Bishop Page Anniversary; Menominee -- 1949-1963 

Grace Cathedral; Munising; Nahma; Newberry; Negaunee; Dedication -- 1950-1963 

Newberry; Ontonagon; St. Matthias; Pickford; St. Ignace; Ralph; Sault St. Marie; L'anse; Sidnaw -- 1950-1965 

Sidnaw; Covington -- 1952-1961 

White Pine; Wilson; Youth Group; VCS; Diocesan Convention -- 1953-1963 

Easter 1961; Centennial; Trinity Church; Church School Train Trip; Shrines; Skits; Style Show -- 1960-1967 

Trinity Church Paneling; Father Page; Canterbury House; Houghton -- 1950-1967 

Michigan Tech, Houghton -- 1959-1960 

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Box 21 Audio Cassette Collection 

12-3-1-1

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1998 -- Diocesan Convention -- Houghton -- Tape 1 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1998 -- Diocesan Convention -- Houghton -- Tape 2 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1998 -- Diocesan Convention -- Houghton -- Tape 3 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1998 -- Diocesan Convention -- Houghton -- Tape 4 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1999 -- Diocesan Convention -- Escanaba -- Saturday Tape 1 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1999 -- Diocesan Convention -- Escanaba -- Saturday Tape 3 

Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1999 -- Diocesan Convention -- Escanaba -- Saturday Tape 4 

1995 -- Diocesan Convention -- #1; 1995 -- Diocesan Convention -- Friday 10/21; Morning Session Continued; Storytellers at eve banquet; (Helmer etc. -- 1946-1970) 

1995 -- Diocesan Convention -- #3; Luncheon Storytellers (1921-1946); Maryann Bartlet on her mother, Bernice Chamberlain; H. Page and others 

ECW Women's Presentation -- #4 Marge Hadgins 

1995 -- 100th Convention Address -- Tom Ray 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 1 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 2 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 3 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 4 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 4 -- Conclusion of All Saints and Beginning of Sturday PM Session 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 6 -- Conclusion of 21 Oct. 1995, Saturday PM Session 

100th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 20 Oct. 1995 -- Tape 7 

Diocese of Michigan Convention -- 3/94 Address -- Tom Ray, Bishop Northern Michigan 

Diocese of Michigan Convention -- 3/94, Northern Michigan -- Individual Presentations 

1995 -- 100th Convention -- Address by Tom Ray 

Convention Address -- Oct. 1992 -- Tom Ray, Bishop of Northern Michigan 

Bishop Ray at ADLMC -- 1991 

Bishop Ray -- Address -- 1994 Convention 

1994 Convention -- Tape 1 

1994 Convention -- Tape 2 

1994 Convention -- Tape 3 

1994 Convention -- Tape 4 

1994 Convention -- Tape 5 

1994 Convention -- Tape 7 

1993 Convention -- Tape 7 

1993 Convention -- Tape 1 

1993 Convention -- Tape 3 

1993 Bishop's Convention Address Continued -- Tape 6 

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Box 22 VHS Collection 

12-3-1-1

1993 -- Church Camps -- Diocese of Northern Michigan Episcopal 

1994 -- Episcopal Church Camps -- Diocese of Northern Michigan 

1995-1996 -- Church Camp -- Diocese of Northern Michigan Episcopal 

1996 -- Church Camps -- Diocese of Northern Michigan Episcopal 

5th & 6th grade camp -- 1989 

5th & 6th grade camp -- 1990 

5th & 6th grade camp -- 1992 extra long play 

Diocese 2 -- Stewardship 2 

Junior High Camp -- 1989 

Junior High Camp -- 1990 

Junior High Camp -- 1991 

Junior High Camp -- 1992 

Senior High Camp -- 1989 

Senior High Camp -- 1990 

Senior High Camp -- 1991 

Senior High Camp -- 1992 -- Standard Play 

Stewardship 1 

Church Camp Promo #1 

Church Camp Promo #2 

Page Conference Center -- Promotional Original takes; 5/11/90 Work Bee 1-301; 9/26/90 Clergy Conference : shots of all the buildings, including partially finished during hall addition 

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Box 23 Stereo Slide Collection 

Box
12-3-2-1

Bois Blanc 

Calumet 

Iron Mountain 

Iron River 

Ishpeming 

Mackinaw Island 

Manistique 

Marquette 

Nahma 

Newberry 

Pickford 

Ralph 

Sault St. Marie 

Sidnaw 

St. Ignace 

Wilson 

Little Lake/Conference Center 

General Convention 

Clergy Conference -- 1949-1971 

Women's Auxiliary Convention -- 1949-1960 

Summer Conference -- 1949-1982 

Stunt Night -- 1955 

Senior High and Junior High Conference 

Dance Conference 

Miscellaneous Youth 

Bishop Wright 

Art Bendettes 

Mrs. Chamberlain 

Unidentified 

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Box 24 Church Registers 

Box
12-07-09

Official Acts of Reverence William Poyseor, General Missionary, Diocese of Marquette -- 1909-1912 

St. Paul's Cathedral -- 1901-1928 

Register of Church Services -- Nahma -- 1969-1996. 

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Box 25 Audio Cassette Collection (continued) 

Box
12-07-13

102nd Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1997 -- Tape 1 

102nd Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1997 -- Bang Address 

102nd Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1997 -- Mid-Morning and Lunch 

102nd Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 1997 -- Saturday Morning -- Bishop's Address and Liturgy 

105th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 2000 -- Tape 1 

105th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 2000 -- Tape 2 

105th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 2000 -- Tape 3 

105th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 2000 -- Saturday Mid-Afternoon 

105th Convention -- Diocese of Northern Michigan -- 2000 -- Saturday Late-Afternoon 

Sonderegger Symposium -- September 14, 2007 -- Tape 1 

Sonderegger Symposium -- September 14, 2007 -- Tape 2 

Sonderegger Symposium -- September 14, 2007 -- Tape 3 

"I think this is Don's Comments @ UC Rededication," from A. Wasilewski (Don Bottum), September 1994 

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