The Northern Michigan University Press was established in 1962 as a function of the Research and Development Office to publish books that relate to the Upper Peninsula. In 1975, it was moved to the Communications Office where it became dormant in the late 1980s due to finances, growing demands on the Communications Office and staff cutbacks. The press was revived in 1993, under the coordination of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Michael Marsden. Although its publications cover a variety of topics, it has issued more titles in regional studies than in any other field. The press had been dormant from 2003 until Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now was published in 2011. The press currently resides with the Communications and Marketing Office once again.
(Source: A Sense of Time, pages 297-98)