Luther O. Gant papers
MSS-049

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Gant, Luther O., 1888-1971
Title
Luther O. Gant papers
ID
MSS-049
Date [inclusive]
1930 - 1961
Extent
1.0 box metal edged, gray box
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Luther O. Gant papers, MSS-049, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Luther Gant was born in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1888. He graduated from DePauw University and did graduate work in Physics at the University of Chicago. From 1913 to 1917, Gant taught and coached at Ishpeming High School in Ishpeming, Michigan, and came to Northern Michigan College (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan as a coach and mathematics teacher. He served as Northern's football coach from 1919 to 1921. In 1926, Gant was appointed Registrar and became director of Admissions in 1956. He retired in 1959. In recognition of his service, Northern Michigan College awarded Gant an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1959 and dedicated Gant Hall dormitory on November 22, 1964. Gant died in 1971.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of memorabilia of Luther Gant's career at Northern Michigan College (now Northern Michigan University) in Marquette, Michigan. The collection is scattered and incomplete. Materials include numerous photographs of Kaye Hall, particularly during winter, and photographs of Luther Gant's retirement celebration. The collection also includes honorary degrees and correspondence from noted Michigan educators. Materials date between 1930 and 1961.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Revision Description

  5/5/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials Note

The following items have been separated from the collection: 1) a large commerative certificate award now located in oversized, flat storage at 6-1-2; and 2) a 1930 Kawbawgam yearbook now located at 20-05-21. Please ask the archives staff for help accessing these materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--History--Sources.
  • Northern Michigan University--Professional staff.
  • Northern Michigan University. Kaye Hall.

Personal Name(s)

  • Gant, Luther O., 1888-1971

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Collection Inventory

 MSS-049 Box 1 of 1 1930-1961   1.0 box

Box
15-01-03-05

Separation Record 

Photographs Kaye Hall 

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers - Honorary Personal Member Certificate June 13, 1959 

Northern Michigan University Honorary Degree. Doctor of Laws June 13, 1961 

Retirement Scrapbook 

Letters from Northern Michigan University Presidents 1917-1957 

Letter from Michigan State Board of Education 1940 

Biographical Information, undated 

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