Martha and Perry Hatch papers
MSS-101

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Hatch, Martha, 1899-1999
Creator
Hatch, Perry, 1888-1975
Title
Martha and Perry Hatch papers
ID
MSS-101
Date [inclusive]
1923-1998
Extent
8.5 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Martha and Perry Hatch papers, MSS-101, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Perry Hatch was born on August 16, 1888, in Marquette, Michigan. At the age of 22, he began work as a Boy Scout leader for Michigan’s first troop, Hiawathaland Council, and continued as a scout master until his death in 1975. He also worked as a banker for the Marquette National Bank. Mr. Hatch was a respected and honored leader in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and won several awards for his service to Boy Scouts.

Martha Hatch was born Martha Breidemeir on June 27, 1899, in Barnesville, Minnesota, where she attended school to become a nurse. Mrs. Hatch continued her studies and became a teacher. She taught public school in Texas, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Marquette, Michigan. In Marquette, Martha Hatch became Northern Michigan University’s first staff nurse and instructor in the school’s Licensed Practical Nursing program. Martha married Perry Hatch in 1937. They had no children and Martha Hatch died in 1999.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the lives of Martha and Perry Hatch. Martha Hatch served as Northern Michigan University's first nurse from 1942-1948. She resigned to become an instructor for Northern's Licensed Practical Nursing program. Perry Hatch was a long time Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of American, Hiawathaland Council. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, photographs, boy scout memorabilia, and newspaper clippings. Other materials include class notes and exams from nursing school at the University of Minnesota (1923-24), various personal correspondence of Perry and Martha, diary account of her last days in a nursing home (Norlite), personal financial account books kept by Perry, various nursing related memorabilia, and professional certifications. A new accession appeared to be authored by Harvey Hatch and include mostly financial records and quite a bit of material on the Keewenaw Mining Company. The accession also includes a large amount of Perry Hatch's literary material, such as manuscript notes and writings of poems. The collection's materials date from 1923 to 1998.

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Arrangement note

This collection has eleven series: I. Correspondence; II. Nursing school records; III. Boy Scout program records; IV. Programs, stories, and poems; V. Bay Cliff Camp records; VI. First United Methodist Church records; VII. Greeting cards; VIII. Maps and broachers of Michigan; IX. Newspaper clippings; X. Interview of Earl Semer; and XI. Unprocessed materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/24/2010

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

Revision Description

  5/24/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Custodial History Note

Mr. Perry Laing, the Hatchs’ grandson, donated the collection to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives on July 18, 2001.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Maps and photographs have been separated to appropriate locations within the archives. Please see the archives staff for help accessing these materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Boy Scouts of America. Hiawathaland Council.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hatch, Martha, 1899-1999
  • Hatch, Perry, 1888-1975
  • Semer, Earl

Subject(s)

  • Nursing--Study and teaching (Higher)--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Box 1 of 2 

17-06-11

Correspondence--Letters to Martha Hatch 

Correspondence--Letters to Perry Hatch 

Correspondence--Letters to Martha and Perry Hatch 

Nursing school records--Lesson Plans and Notes for Martha’s Classes 

Nursing school records--Nursing Course Book and Examinations, 1949-1950 

Nursing school records--Nursing Itineraries and Procedures 

Nursing school records--Nursing Itineraries and Procedures 

Nursing school records--Nursing misc. 

Nursing school records--Brochures and Pamphlets 

Nursing school records--Newspaper Clippings of Martha and Nurses 

Boy Scout program records--Boy Scout History of Troop 1 in Marquette 

Boy Scout program records--General Information on their Lodge and Scouting 

Boy Scout program records--Rosters of Scouts, Leaders, and Members of the Perry Hatch Memorial 

Boy Scout program records--Meeting Minutes, 1967-1983 (some years missing) 

Boy Scout program records--Scouting Trust Funds and Budgets 

Boy Scout program records--Boy Scouting Correspondence 

Boy Scout program records--Scouting Pamphlets, Brochures, and Maps 

Boy Scout program records--Newspaper Clippings of Members and Awards 

Boy Scout program records--Bart King Memorial 

Boy Scout program records--Hiawathaland Council Newspapers 

Programs, stories, and poems--Christmas Plays, 1919-1920 

Programs, stories, and poems--Stories and School Plays 

Programs, stories, and poems--City Wide Programs and Events 

Programs, stories, and poems--Poems of Perry Hatch and Others, Family History 

Bay Cliff Camp records--Bay Cliff Camp Records for 50th Anniversary, 1934-1983 

Bay Cliff Camp records--Newspaper Articles about Bay Cliff and Founder Elba L. Morse 

First United Methodist Church records--Sunday Morning Church Bulletins, 1945-1981 

First United Methodist Church records--Sunday Morning Church Bulletins, 1982-1997 

First United Methodist Church records--Women’s Society Booklets, 1950-1970 

First United Methodist Church records--Women’s Society Booklets, 1970-1986 

First United Methodist Church records--Church misc. (Folder 1 of 2) 

First United Methodist Church records--Church misc. (Folder 2 of 2) 

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Box 2 of 2 

17-06-12

Greeting cards--Christmas Cards, 1925-1934 

Greeting cards--Christmas Cards, 1963-1967, 1991, 1996 

Greeting cards--Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthday, and Sympathy Cards 

Maps, brochures, and misc. items--Maps and Brochures of Michigan 

Maps, brochures, and misc. items--Drawings, Awards, Pins, Membership Cards and misc. items 

Newspaper clippings--Obituaries 

Interview of Earl Semer--Reel to Reel of Earl Semer’s Biography 

Small box of photograph negatives 

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Box 1 of 2 Nursing School Records 1923-1998 

Box
19-01-02

Class notes and exams from nursing school at the University of Minnesota (1923-24), various personal correspondence of Perry and Martha, diary account of her last days in a nursing home (Norlite), personal financial account books kept by Perry, various nursing related memorabilia, professional certifications. 

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Box 2 of 2 Nursing School Records 1923-1998 

Box
19-01-03

Class notes and exams from nursing school at the University of Minnesota (1923-24), various personal correspondence of Perry and Martha, diary account of her last days in a nursing home (Norlite), personal financial account books kept by Perry, various nursing related memorabilia, professional certifications. 

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Maps 1928 

Oversize
31-10-01

Map of State Parks of Michigan 1928 

Brochure/Map of Blaney Park 

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Box 1 of 1 Boy Scouts Correspondence 1966-1998 

Box
28-02-38

Miscellaneous correspondence and various Boy Scout publications. 

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Box 1 of 1 Photographs 1935 ca. -1975 ca. 

Scope and Contents note

Located in Manuscripts Small Collections, Photographs Folder 1/12:1/13

Box
35-03-08 LRC

Martha and Perry Hatch Papers early 1900's-1970's 

Martha and Perry Hatch Papers--Miscellaneous Photographs 

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2 boxes Unprocessed Material 1966-1998 

Scope and Contents note

A new accession that appears to be authored by Harvey Hatch. Mostly financial records and quite a bit of material on the Keewenaw mining company, including stocks. The accession also includes a large amount of Perry Hatch's literary material, such as manuscript notes and writings of poems.

Box
27-06-04|27-06-05

Keweenaw Mining Company 

Boy Scouts 

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