Leslie Bourgeois family films

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Bourgeois, Leslie
Leslie Bourgeois family films
Date [inclusive]
9.0 items
Moving Images [Box]

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Leslie Bourgeois family films, MSS-046, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Leslie Bourgeois was born on July 28, 1901, in Marquette, Michigan, and lived there for many years. Mr. Bourgeois left Marquette to work in Livonia, Michigan, as a tool and die maker. After retiring, he moved to Phelps, Wisconsin, where he lived for the last 12 years of his life. Mr. Bourgeois married Myrtis in 1931. He died in 1984.

Throughout his life, Leslie Bourgeois enjoyed amateur filmmaking, mainly of family activities around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains extensive home movies documenting the activities of the Bourgeois family in and around Marquette, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from 1920 to 1969. Footage includes scenes on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette. The collection includes VHS production originals and user duplicate copies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/4/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855

Revision Description


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Custodial History Note

Myrtis Bourgeois donated the collection to Northern Michigan University (NMU). Alison Crockett, an NMU graduate assistant, discovered the collection while conducting research for the centennial celebration documentary of Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan University contracted a vendor in 1999 to convert the original 16mm film to VHS format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Myrtis Bourgeois in 1998.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--History.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History--Sources.


  • Folklore--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Greek letter societies--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Landscapes--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Student activities--Michigan--Marquette.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

This collection of VHS tapes must be reviewed with the use of a VHF playback machine.

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