MARQUETTE – The Northland Consortium, an association of local historical societies, archives and historians, will hold its spring meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at Northern Michigan University.

            From 9:15-10:30 a.m. students will present papers on Upper Peninsula history in LRC room 235A.      

            From 10:45 a.m. to noon in the same location, Marcus Robyns, the central Upper Peninsula and NMU archivist; Carrie Fries, manager of the Marquette Maritime Museum; and Barry James, curator of education at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum will discuss their experiences working with student researchers. They will address how to introduce students to primary source research, help students formulate historical questions or problems, successfully guide students through the research process, and work with student employees and volunteers.

            Agencies in attendance will have the opportunity to report on their recent activities from 1-3 p.m. in LRC room 126. Afterwards there will be a tour of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

            The charge to attend this event is $15, which includes refreshments and a luncheon. The public is invited to participate. The registration deadline is Friday, May 13. To register or for more information contact Marcus Robyns at 906-227-1046 or, or Natalie Scheidler at 906-227-1225 or

Prepared By
Jessica Holman