Clara Laidlaw papers

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Laidlaw, Clara
Clara Laidlaw papers
Date [inclusive]
6.0 folders

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Clara Laidlaw papers, MSS-110, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Clara Laidlaw (1905-1989) was a native of Newberry, Michigan, and graduated from Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) in 1935. She completed a master's degree in English from the University of Michigan and taught English at Michigan State University. In 1942, Laidlaw won a Hopwood award for her short stories, including "The Little Black Boys." She died in East Lansing, Michigan in 1989.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists mainly of correspondence between Laidlaw and Tina A. Maki Eiker. Both were alumni of Northern State Teachers College. The correspondence begins in 1939 and continues until Laidlaw's death in 1989. They discussed daily activities and Clara's literary achievements. The collection also contains Clara's diploma from Newberry High School (dated 1926) and two copies of the high school yearbook, entitled "Tahquamenon" (1924, 1926). Finally, the papers contain a small collection of Laidlaw's short stories. The collection's materials date from 1924 to 1989.

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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

Revision Description


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Tina A. Maki Eiker in 2002.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--Alumni and alumnae.

Personal Name(s)

  • Eiker, Tina A. Maki
  • Laidlaw, Clara


  • Authors, American--Michigan.

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Collection Inventory


Folders 1-6 

35-04-03 LRC

Correspondence undated 

Obituary and Biography undated 

Diploma--Newberry High School 1926 

Tahquamenon 1924 

Tahquamenon 1926 

Short Stories undated 

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