Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University video collection

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
WLUC TV6 (Firm : Negaunee, Mich.).
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University video collection
Date [inclusive]
7.0 items
Moving Images [Box]

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University video collection, MSS-243, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains various U-Matic recordings of local and Northern Michigan University affiliated programs. The collection consists of seven DVDs with a total running time of 14 hours and 53 minutes. The collection is divided into twelve series: Special Topics, Sports, Alumni News, Promotions, Commencements, Theater, Lee Hall Exhibitions, Local Artists, Regional History, General History, Marquette History, and Miscellaneous.

Special Topic Series: (Disk 1) The Special Topics Series contains various interviews and programs on specific topics. The disk includes an interview with former President Jamrich about budgeting. Also featured is a speech by Gerald Ford during his visit to Northern Michigan University in November 1978. Most importantly, is the interview with Lillian Fasthorse. Lillian Fasthorse belonged to the Sioux tribe and lived on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Daokota. Her grandmother was Sitting Bull’s oldest sister. Fasthorse visited Marla Buckmaster’s AN 320, Native Peoples of North America class in February 1976. There are eight videos on this DVD. Sports Series: (Disk 2) The Sports Series contains various videos on skiing and USOEC sports programs. Two of the videos, Olympic Training Site and What’s Up? Olympic Speed Skating Team talk about Northern Michigan University’s bid to become an official Olympic training site. There are videos documenting local ski areas including Horns Head, Ishpeming Ski Club and Blueberry Ski Ridge.

Alumni News Series: (Disk 3) The Alumni News Series contains videos from the mid-to-late 1980s. The videos feature the year highlights at Northern Michigan University and also feature alumni. The programs are made entirely by alumni of Northern Michigan University..

Promotions Series: (Disk 4) The Promotions Series contains promotional videos for Northern Michigan University. The disk includes promotional skits from the Admissions office. Each skit represents a department on campus and also organizational programs as well. On the disk there is also a video for Project STARRT, which stands for State-Targeted Assistance for Rural Revitalization and Training. This was a promotion due to Governor Blanchard’s request for Michigan college’s and universities to become active partners in state economic development.

Commencement Series: (Disk 4) This series contain two videos of commencements at Northern Michigan University. One commencement is the 1987 summer commencement and the other is the 1996 Spring commencement.

Theater Series: (Disk 5) The Theater Series contains excerpts of plays from Forest Roberts Theater and the Vista theater located in Negaunee, Michigan. Featured on the DVD are excerpts of Scrooge, Macbeth, Cat and Canary, The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, and Fractured Fables. The Macbeth excerpt features a commentary from director Shelley Russell.

Lee Hall Exhibitions: (Disk 5 & Disk 6) The Lee Hall Exhibition Series contains various video clips of art exhibits featured at Lee Hall Gallery at Northern Michigan University. The video clips contain commentary from former director of Lee Hall Gallery, Wayne Francis. The exhibitions feature local artists, traveling shows, and faculty shows.

Local Artists Series: (Disk 6) The Local Artists Series contains video clips from TV 6 and Upper Michigan Today featuring segments of local artists. Some of the segments include a feature on the Huron Mountain Club and the Lake Superior Arts Association.

Regional History Series: (Disk 6) The Regional History Series contains three videos on a regional history topic including Manistique, Fort Wilkins, and Blaney Park. Each video gives a general history of each city. The Blaney Park history features Kaye Hiebel from the Marquette Regional History Center.

General History Series: (Disk 6) The General History Series contains special news segments with Kaye Hiebel from the Marquette Regional History Center discussing general history topics. These segments include: History of Everyday Things, History of Shoes, Identifying Old Artifacts & Objects, and Medicine History. All segments feature Kaye Hiebel.

Marquette History Series: (Disk 7) The Marquette History Series contains two video clips that feature topics on the city of Marquette. One video is the History of the Marquette Fairgrounds, which features Kaye Hiebel from the Marquette Regional History Center. The other video is a clip about the Lower Harbor Cruises.

Miscellaneous Series: (Disk 7) The Miscellaneous Series contains various video clips from TV 6 and Upper Michigan Today. The videos featured on this disk include Billie Reid from the Women’s Center, Negaunee Male Choir, Small Fryes Day Care, and local segments titled the Weather Observer, which feature people from the community who track weather patterns.

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This collection is arranged by topic and divided into 12 series consisting of 88 videos which are contained on 7 DVD disks. The video files in this collection were originally recorded in the U-matic videocassette format. The U-matics cassettes were pulled from collection 0504-10 and digitized to be placed on DVDs for ease of use and access.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/5/2013

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

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Video Collection, MSS-243, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, mrobyns@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Use restrictions apply to any recordings that originated with WLUC-TV6, please see University Archivist for additional information.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives from Northern Michigan University's Public Television Station, WNMU-TV13. The U-Matic recordings were originally part of collection 0504-10.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Northern Michigan University--Interviews.
  • Northern Michigan University--Skis and skiing.
  • Northern Michigan University--Sports.
  • Northern Michigan University. Admissions Office.
  • Northern Michigan University. Forest Roberts Theatre..
  • Northern Michigan University. Lee Hall Gallery.
  • United States Olympic Education Center.
  • Vista Theater (Negaunee, Mich.).
  • WNMU-TV (Television station : Marquette, Mich.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan--Marquette--History.
  • Michigan--Upper Peninsula--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Fasthorse, Lillian--Interviews
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Hiebel, Kaye
  • Jamrich, John X.--Interviews


  • Art--Exhibitions.
  • Artists--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
  • Commencement ceremonies--Michigan--Marquette.
  • History.
  • Promotional films--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Special Topics (Disk 1) 


An Interview with John X. Jamrich (January 16, 1980) 

[An Interview with John X. Jamrich, January 16, 1980 ]

Dr. Jamrich Christmas Message (1980) 

Gerald Ford Lecture (November 1978) 

Isle Royal Dive Research Interview (August 10, 1979) 

Lillian Fasthorse, Part 1 

[Lillian Fasthorse, Part 1]

Lillian Fasthorse, Part 2 

[Lillian Fasthorse, Part 2]

Media Meet: Al Dunmore 

Media Meet: Alexander Ginzburg (August 10, 1979) 

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Sports (Disk 2) 

Olympic Training Site 

[Olympic Training Site]

What's Up? Olympic Speed Skating Team 

[What's Up? Olympic Speed Skating Team]

Blueberry Ski Ridge: Cross Country Skiing (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Horns Head Skiing (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Ishpeming Ski Club Thank You (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Short Track Speed Skating USOEC 

Skiing Hall of Fame (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Cross Country Skiing USOEC 

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Alumni News (Disk 3) 

Alumni News (1988) 

NMU Alumni News (October 10, 1985) 

NMU Alumni News (October 10, 1984) 

NMU Alumni News (1986-1987) 

NMU Alumni News (1989) 

NMU Alumni News (1985-1986) 

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Promotions (Disk 4) 

NMU Promo 

Project STARRT (State Targeted Assistance for Rural Revitalization and Training) 

Upper Michigan Today: Fall Fest 

Admissions Recruitment (January 16, 1990) 

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Commencements (Disk 4) 

NMU Summer Commencement (1987) 

NMU Spring Commencement (1996) 

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Theater (Disk 5) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Forest Roberts Theater: Cat and Canary (October 1988) 

Forest Roberts Theater: Macbeth-Shelly Russell 

Forest Roberts Theater: Scrooge (1990) 

Forest Roberts Theater: Gale LaJoye-Clown Act 

Forest Roberts Theater: The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue (1990) 

Forest Roberts Theater: Scrooge (1989) 

Forest Roberts Theater: Scrooge Montage (1992) 

Vista Theater: Fractured Fables 

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Lee Hall Exhibitions (Disk 5) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Altar Void Exhibit 

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes of Fame Exhibit 

Artists of Keweenaw: Linda Ferguson 

Cranbrook Graphic Exhibit 

Faculty Exhibit (1989) 

Lake Superior Arts Association (LSAA) (May 1989) 

Quilt Exhibit 

African American Art Exhibit 

Anti-Smoking Exhibit 

Local Artists Exhibit (August 1989) 

Art Students League Exhibition 

Lithography Prints Exhibit 

LSAA Member Exhibit 

Lee Hall Jury: Set Up 

Printmaking Exhibit 

Exhibit (May 1992) (Disk 6) 

Nita Engle Exhibit (Disk 6) 

Way - The Arts Exhibit (Disk 6) 

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Local Artists (Disk 6) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Chrtisine Garceau - Photographer 

Christine Saaril - Photography 

George Burosko - Chainsaw Artist 

Huron Mountain Club Anniversary (August 1985) 

Jim MacElroy - Woodcarver 

Christine Garceau - Portraits 

J. Hubbard and J. Johnson - Paper Artists 

Danita Rask - Fiber Artist 

Kathleen Canover Miller - Watercolorist 

LSAA Director's Choice Mini-Gallery (June 1989) 

Mildred Hogg - Metal Working/Jewelry 

Mini-Gallery (December 1989) 

Mini-Gallery: First American Bank 

Mini-Gallery: K. I. Sawyer 

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Regional History (Disk 6) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Blaney Park History: Kaye Hiebel 

Fort Wilkins 

Manistique History 

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General History (Disk 6) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

History of Everyday Things: Kaye Hiebel 

History of Shoes: Kaye Hiebel 

Identifying Old Artifacts: Kaye Hiebel 

Identifying Old Objects: Kaye Hiebel 

Medicine History: Kaye Hiebel 

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Marquette History (Disk 7) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

History of Marquette Fairgrounds: Kaye Hiebel 

Lower Harbor Cruises 

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Miscellaneous (Disk 7) (Use Restricted: See Archivist) 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Interviews 

Food Addicts: Billie Reid, Women's Center 

Negaunee Male Choir 

Small Fryes Day Care Center 

Upper Michigan Today: Clocks 

Weather Observer: Blinn Hall 

Weather Observer: John DeRocher 

Weather Observer: Larry Wanic 

Window Art: Phelps School 

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