Friday Sep.8, 2017 in Northern Michigan University Pioneer Rooms

SONDEREGGER SYMPOSIUM XVII Celebrating the History, Life, and Culture of the Upper Peninsula

University Center Sponsored by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies and the generous financial support of the Sonderegger family

Schedule of events

Continental Breakfast 8:30-8:55

9:00-9:15 Robert Winn, Ph.D. Northern Michigan University, Dean of Arts and Sciences- Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15-9:45 Robert Archibald, Ph.D. Northern Michigan University. “Trapped: Steel, Whiskey, Extinction, and the Upper Peninsula Fur Trade.”

9:45-10:15 Jack Deo, Independent Scholar. “The Surveying Brothertons: One Hundred and Forty Years of Surveying Upper Michigan.”

 Morning Coffee Break 10:15-10:30

10:30- 11:00 Beth Gruber, Research Librarian Marquette Regional History Center. “Fire in Shaft #3: the Osceola Mine Fire.”

11:00- 11:30 Russ Magnaghi, Ph.D. Northern Michigan University: Professor Emeritus. “Michigan State Constabulary and Its Upper Peninsula Origins.”

11:30-12:00 Robert Winn, Ph.D. Northern Michigan University, Dean of Arts and Sciences. “Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center: Origin, Growth and Future.”

Lunch Peter White Lounge University Center 12:00-1:00

1:00-1:30 Wil Rankinen, Ph.D. Grand Valley State University. “Finnish and American English Pronunciations of ‘sauna’ in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”

1:30: 2:00 Carolyn Person, President of Chippewa County Historical Society. “History of Dunbar, Chippewa County, Michigan: Farm to Recreation Area.”

Afternoon Coffee Break 2:00-2:15

2:15-2:45 Abbey Palmer: North Farm Education Coordinator at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Michigan State University. “Strawberries, Milk, and Honey: 118 Years of Research at Michigan’s First Agricultural Experiment Station, the Chatham North Farm.”

2:45-3:15 Troy Henderson Ph.D. Michigan History Center, Michigan Iron Industry Museum. “Exhibiting Modern Mining.” Closing Remarks 3:15-3:20


Honoring Professor Russell M. Magnaghi

September 11 and 12, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in the Erie Room, University Center

7:00 pm. Professor Gabe Logan, Playing for the People: The Labor Sport Union Athletic Clubs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Professor Logan’s research was supported by a Center for Upper Peninsula Studies Fellowship Award.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in the Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall

Schedule of Events

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Opening by Robert Archibald and introduction of   President Erickson

8:45-9:00 Welcome by President Fritz Erickson

9:00-9:15 Robert Archibald. Honoring Russ M. Magnaghi.

9:15-10:00 Daniel Truckey, Canadian Immigrants in the Upper Peninsula

10:00-10:45 Gregory Wood, Industry, Labor and the Right to Smoke in Michigan’s Arsenal of Democracy.

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:45 Glenda Ward,Voices of the Gossard.

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45 Marsden, Michael. The Blind. Shoot Shack as Sacred Space.

1:45-2:30 Mr. Ted Bays. An Immense World of Delight: The U.P. in Prose.

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Troy Henderson. “Holing Up:” The Origins, Evolution, Lifestyle and Work of Shackers in the Upper Great Lakes.

3:30-4:15 Northern Conversations. Russell M. Magnaghi and Michael Marsden discuss the beginnings of the Center for Upper Peninsula History and the Sonderegger Symposium.