Politics and Government

Dedicated to capturing the stories and spirit of the region, one way the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies achieves this goal is recording the oral histories of the area's residents. Each interview is done in person, recorded and then transcribed for ease of use. On this page, find interviews surrounding politics and government.


Name Date Summary
Bart Stupak October 7, 2017 Representative Bart Stupak tells about his time as a representative to congress, and also tells of his time in the Michigan State Police and growing up in the Upper Peninsula.
James Collins and John Marshall January 15, 1997 Judge James Collins and John Marshall discusses the Lake Superior Jobs Coalition in Marquette, Michigan in regard to county development and K.I Sawyer. They delve into the relationship between the county government and business advocacy groups. 
Gary Lark  February 1, 1987 Escanaba Public Safety Officer Gary Lark talks about the purposes and jobs of the department. 
Robert Pernaski  February 13, 2006  Lieutenant of the Negaunee Post of the Michigan State Police Robert Pernaski talks about crime spikes on the KI Sawyer Base and across the UP between 2003 and 2005.