Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association records
MSS-196

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Mining Journal (Marquette, Mich. : 1946).
Creator
Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association.
Title
Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association records
ID
MSS-196
Date [inclusive]
1990 - 2006
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association records, MSS-196, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Historical Note

In the summer of 1988, musher Jeffrey Mann and his family moved to Marquette, Michigan from Seattle. Not long after arriving, he met the families of Scott & Elise Bunce and Tom & Sarah Lindstrom. The group soon discovered a common thread in their lives: sled dog racing. Scott and Elise were training a team of their own and Tom was the past President of the Beargrease Association, which sponsors the well known Beargrease 10 and 6 dog races in Minnesota. Jeff had been an avid and successful racer while living in Alaska.

As they spent time together, the families often talked of having a race in the Upper Peninsula. They discussed the idea with friends and met with others who were interested, finally deciding to formulate a race plan. When the race finally began to take shape, the trail encompassed Marquette, Alger, and Delta counties, and ran from Marquette to Chatham, Rapid River, Escanaba, Gwinn, and back to Marquette. People throughout the area became excited, volunteering their time and abilities to the efforts. Many local businesses began to offer financial support as well, and the event grew from an idea to reality. What started with three families soon grew into a group of many families, bringing their unique talents and ideas, immersing them into this new challenge. Some were former Alaskans missing a familiar pastime. Others had followed news of races in other areas for years and looked forward to a race hosted in their native region. Several had teams of their own, and were ecstatic over the opportunity to race in their home territory.

Through the Marquette Chamber of Commerce Jeff met LouAnn Balding, who quickly became a key member of the race committee, investing her considerable organizational abilities in the project. From this diverse group emerged a strong commitment and on a snowy Friday evening in February of 1990, the dedication and perseverance finally paid off. To the cheers of 10,000 spectators, the mushers of the first UP 200 Sled Dog Championship ten dog race sped down Washington street in Marquette into the night. At midnight, in the community of Chatham the first Midnight Run racers departed on the long, cold journey towards Escanaba. These racers went on their way into history, with many "tails of the trails" for the years to come. Since that time, the UP200 and Midnight Run have been extremely successful events each year.

History taken from the UP 200 Sled Dog Race official web site at http://www.up200.org/about_history.php

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Scope and Contents note

Scope and Contents Note: The records of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association consist of materials that document the history of the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races organized and run by the Association. The collection is held in two cubic foot boxes, two large flat storage boxes, one smaller box, and one drawer in oversized item storage. It is organized in three separate series: (1) Internal Documents, (2) Arts and Crafts, and (3) Media and Advertising. The collection documents the annual sled dog races as well as the community’s support and involvement with the events.

The majority of the materials are promotion or publicity materials. The main sponsor of the event is Marquette’s local newspaper, The Mining Journal, so there is a large amount of promotional material published by The Mining Journal, as well as community and student projects hosted by The Mining Journal. In addition to the promotional material, the collection documents several versions of mission statements and rules and policies, trail descriptions and planning, members, organizers, volunteers, and participants, race standings and disputes, and special events in conjunction with the sled dog races.

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Arrangement note

Series Descriptions Record Series I. Internal Documents and Papers, 1990-2005. 1 Cubic Foot (87 folders). Arranged chronologically. The Internal Documents and Papers record the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association Website, mission statement and rules and policies, correspondence, meeting minutes, official forms, site arrangement and schedule of events, financial documents, certificates and licenses, race results, coordinators, participants, volunteers, and sponsors information, photos and publications. This series documents the roles that volunteers, organizers, participants, and sponsors played in the events, as well as what planning and organizing goes into the dog sled races. It also contains race results, race rules and guidelines, photographic documentation of the events and participants, memorabilia, and pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters created to inform association members and community members.

Record Series II. Arts and Crafts, 1990-1996. 1.92 Cubic Feet (13 items). Separated into two subseries: (1) Large Scrapbooks, and (2) Student Craft Projects and Foam Core Plaques. The first subseries contains two large scrapbooks, the first ranging from 1990 to 1999, and the second ranging from 1993 to 1997. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, photos and lists of participants and winners, and some memorabilia. The second subseries contains paper bag drawings, laminated drawings, paintings, and poems done by area students, as well as nine foam core plaques documenting the award winners from the 1996 races.

Record Series III. Media and Advertising, 1990-2004. 2.27 Cubic Feet and one oversized drawer (44 items and 33 folders). Arranged into three subseries by size and then chronologically. The subseries are (1) U.P. 200 Special Mining Journal Publications, (2) Newspaper Clippings, and (3) Posters, Paintings, and Laminated Newspaper Articles. The first subseries contains copies of the Mining Journal’s U.P. 200 Publication from 1990 to 2004. The second subseries contains various newspaper clippings ranging from 1990 to 2004, separated by year. The third subseries contains the oversized items, including foam core posters, a painting and a collage, paper posters, laminated newspaper clippings, and a U.P. 200 volunteer vest.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/18/2010

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

Revision Description

  6/18/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Pat Torreana in 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Midnight Run Sled Dog Race.
  • U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race.
  • Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Torreana, Pat

Subject(s)

  • Community organization--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Economic development--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Sled dog racing--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Sled dogs--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Administrative Records 1990-2005  (Bulk, 1990-2005)   1.0 cubic foot 

Box
02-03-02-01

Website Access Statistics -- 2001 

Website Hardcopy -- 2004 

Rules and Policies -- 1990 

Rules and Policies -- 1991 

Rules and Policies -- 1992 

Rules and Policies -- 2002 

Musher Information Packet -- 2000 

Mission Statement -- 2001 

Mission Statement -- 2002 

Correspondence from Dominic J. Jacobetti -- 1991 

Correspondence -- Local Legacies Project -- 2000 

Correspondence -- 2004 

Correspondence -- 2005 

Meeting Minutes -- Board Director's Files -- 2004-2005 

Blank Forms -- 1992-2003 

Schedule of events -- 1991 

Schedule of events -- 1992 

Schedule of events -- 1994 

Schedule of events -- 2002 

Schedule of events -- 2003 

Organizing Schedule -- Board Director's Notebook 

UP200 Trail Descriptions -- 1998-2003 

Budget -- Board Director's Notebook 

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association License for Special Event Station -- 1999 

"Adopt a Highway" Certificate -- 2000, 2003 

Race Standing Corrections -- 1990-2003 

UP200 Champions List -- 1990-2002 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1990 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1991 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1992 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1993 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1994 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1995 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1996 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1997 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1998 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 1999 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2000 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2001 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2002 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2003 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2004 

UP200 Champions Race Results -- 2005 

Website -- Member List 

Musher Lists and Phone Numbers 

UP200 Worker Information -- 1998-2003 

Veterinary Notes -- 2001-2003 

Sponsors 

Photographic -- Fun Mush Volunteer Day -- Triple Creek Kennel -- 1996 

Photographic -- Mini-Mush Volunteer Training Day -- Medical Center, Marquette -- 1997 

Photographic -- Miscellaneous Photos 

Photographic -- U.P.T.V. Logo/Art 

Photographic -- Seven Year Old Musher -- Kelly -- 1996 

Photographic -- Dr. Marccelo Valenzuela -- Rapid River Checkpoint 

Miscellaneous Memorabilia 

Photographic -- Neil Rasmussen -- Humanitarian Award Winner -- Midnight Run -- 1996 

"The Spirit of Tom Cooley" 

CD/DVD Case Cover Design 

Signed 'Caution' Sign 

Photographic -- Small Scrapbook #1 

Photographic -- Small Scrapbook #2 

Paper Material -- Small Scrapbook #2 

Patches, Badges, and Pins -- 1993-2002 

Marquette and North Central Upper Peninsula Phone Book -- 1998 

Various Magazine Articles -- 1990-2005 

Official Booklets -- 1990-1993 

Official Booklets -- 1994-1998 

Official Booklets -- 1999-2004 

Fall Symposium -- 2003 

Fall Symposium -- 2004 

Local Legacies -- 2000 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1992 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1993 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1994 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1995 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1996-1997 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 1998-2000 

UPSDA Newsletter -- 2001-2004 

Brochures and Pamphlets -- 1990-2005 

Press Releases 

Posters and Flyers -- 1993-2004 

UP200 Children's Activities 

Racing Terminology 

Sled Dog Racing History and Facts 

Educational Handouts 

History of the UPSDA 

Media Packet -- 2001 

Photographic -- Betty DeRamus; Russell Magnaghi; Darlene Walch; Diane Kordich -- 2004 

Manuscript -- Betty DeRamus -- "Forbidden" -- Footprints in the Snow 

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Box 2: Large Scrapbooks 1990-1993  (Bulk, 1990-1993)   2.0 items

Box
02-04-04-01

Large Scrapbook #1 -- 1990-1999 

Large Scrapbook #2 -- 1993-1997 

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Box 3: Student Craft Projects and Foam Core Plaques 1996   11.0 items

Box
02-04-04-02

Student Craft Projects -- Paper Bag Drawings (11) 

Student Craft Projects -- Laminated Drawings, Paintings, and Poems (25) 

Foam Core Plaque -- 5x7 -- Finish Line 

Foam Core Plaque -- 5x7 -- Veterinary Check 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- Finish Line 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- Erik Renneberg, UP200 Humanitarian Award -- 1996 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- Curtis Laboda, UP200 Humanitarian Award -- 1996 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- Al Hardman, UP200 Sportsmanship Award -- 1996 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- William Kleedehn, UP200 Winner -- 1996 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- Paul Guitard, Midnight Run Winner -- 1996 

Foam Core Plaque -- 8x10 -- William Kleedehn, UP200 Winner -- 1996 

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Box 4: UP200 Special Mining Journal Publication 1990-2004  (Bulk, 1990-2004)   18.0 items

02-03-02-02

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1990 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1991 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1992 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1993 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1994 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1995 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1995 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1996 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1996 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1997 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1998 

Laminated Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1999 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 1999 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 2000 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 2001 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 2002 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 2003 

Special Edition of the Mining Journal -- 2004 

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Box 5: Newspaper Clippings   15.0 folders

Box
02-03-03-01

Newspaper Clippings -- N.D. 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1990 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1991 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1992 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1993 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1994 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1995 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1996 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1997 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1998 

Newspaper Clippings -- 1999 

Newspaper Clippings -- 2000 

Newspaper Clippings -- 2001 

Newspaper Clippings -- 2002 

Newspaper Clippings -- 2003 

Newspaper Clippings -- 2004 

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Oversize

Oversized Drawer 1990-2006   26.0 items

6-16

Foam Core Poster -- 8x10 -- UP200 Start 

Foam Core Poster -- 8 1/2x11 -- UPSDA 

Foam Core Poster -- 7x11 -- Kim Gebrauer 

Foam Core Poster -- 6 1/2x8 1/2 -- The Cooley Challenge 

Foam Core Poster -- 11x14 -- UP200 Start 

Foam Core Poster -- 11x14 -- UP200 Start 

Foam Core Poster -- 12x17 1/2 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1997 

Foam Core Poster -- 15 1/2x22 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1996 (2) 

Framed Collage Poster -- 16x20 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 2006 

Matted Painting -- 15x20 -- UP200/Midnight Run/IFSS -- 2001 

Foam Core Poster -- 17x23 -- UP200 and Midnight Run 

Poster Board -- 17x23 -- Matted Signature Poster -- 1999 

Poster Board -- 11x17 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 2000 

Poster Board -- 11x17 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1999 (2) 

Poster Board -- 11x17 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 2000 

Poster Board -- 11x17 -- UP200 and Midnight Run, Schedule of Events (2) 

Laminated Newspaper Clipping -- UP200 Mile Club -- Mining Journal, 2001 

Laminated Newspaper Clipping -- Mining Journal, 2000 (5) 

Encapsulated Paper Volunteer Vest 

Paper Poster -- 17x22 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1990 (3) 

Paper Poster -- 16x20 -- UP200 -- 1991 (2) 

Paper Poster -- 18x24 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1993 

Paper Poster -- 17 1/2x23 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1994 

Paper Poster -- 17x22 -- UP200 and Midnight Run, Schedule of Events -- 1994 

Paper Poster -- 17x22 -- UP200 and Midnight Run, Schedule of Events -- 1995 

Paper Poster -- 17x22 -- UP200 and Midnight Run -- 1998 

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