Connie Binsfeld papers

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Binsfeld, Connie
Connie Binsfeld papers
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Cubic feet
Mixed materials [Box]

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Connie Binsfeld papers, MSS-081, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Connie Binsfeld was the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1992 to 2000 and chaired the Binsfeld Commission on Adoption in 1991-92 and the Childrens Commission in 1995-96. She is a native of Munising, Michigan, and is the only women in Michigan History to hold elective office in the Michigan House of Representatives, Senate, and executive office.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the political career of former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1991 to 1998. The collection also contains material from Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's political career as a county commissioner, state representative, and state senator. However, the bulk of the collection covers the period from 1991 to 1998. Subjects of particular note include Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's work on child welfare and adoption, domestic violence, and environmental legislation. The collection also documents much of Lt. Gov. Binsfeld's family life through photographs and memorabilia. The collection includes, but is not limited to, personal correspondence, memoranda, published pamphlets and reference material, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, legislative material, Family Independence Agency material, awards, honorary degrees, calendars, journals, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes.

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Arrangement note

Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/21/2010

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

Revision Description


Conditions Governing Use note

Donor retains copyright.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Connie Binsfeld appeared on WNMU-TV's "Media Meet" on July 1, 1991. A VHS recording of this appearance can be found at 0500-08, 2/28, 20-03-36.

Separated Materials Note

An oral history interview with Connie Binsfeld was separated from the collection and transferred to the Oral History Collection. The recording is available at location 2-5-1.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan--Politics and government--20th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Binsfeld, Connie


  • Adoption--Michigan.
  • Child welfare--Michigan.
  • Environmental law--Michigan.
  • Women in politics--Michigan.

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