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Kathy Warnes was one of the recipients of the Grace H. Magnaghi Visiting Researcher Grant this year. Kathy's research focused on Julia Tibbitts, one of Marquette's most famous environmental activist in the 1970's. Kathy used the Julia Tibbitts papers housed in the  Central U.P and NMU Archives for her research and presented as part of our National Archives Month celebration. Kathy's presentation is available for viewing here.

News And Information

WNMU-FM/Public Radio 90's 50th Anniversary!
On April 15th, 2013, WNMU-FM celebrates its 50th anniversary. For those unable to make our Evening at the Archives celebration last month, the presentation (including oral history interviews and original broadcast clips) is now available for download here (a browser-compatible version will be available soon). DVD's of the presentation will be made available at a later date; please contact archives@nmu.edu if you are interested in purchasing one. 

CCI Website Screencap The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company Records
This website features two series of digitized records of the mining company, which includes Agents Annual Reports from the Lumber, Land, and Mining departments, as well as over 235 historic maps. These documents can be accessed through the EAD finding aid. Also available on the website is a collection of historic photographs, lesson plans for Michigan fourth grade students, and a blog about the project.

The home page of the John D. Voelker Papers website

The John D. Voelker Papers Collection
The John D. Voelker papers document his life, his career as a lawyer, prosecuting attorney of Marquette County, and associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and his activities as a writer and trout fisherman. A website has been created to make information about him, his work, and the scope and content of the collection available to the public.

The home page of the Oral History Project website.

NMU Audio Collection
The Oral History Project at the NMU Archives involves identifying and digitizing important interviews on cassette tapes for preservation. Though the collection is still being digitized, the audio files are being entered into a cataloguing site linked to the Lydia Olson Library, giving researchers the ability to listen to the tapes in the comfort of their own homes.
NMU Burning The Battle for Shared Governance
This article reviews the formative history of the Northern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (NMU-AAUP). The article is reproduced here courtesy of The Michigan Historical Review. For more history on faculty unionization and the faculty’s role in shared-governance, please visit the Archives to examine the records of the NMU-AAUP.
Upper Peninsula Bibliography

The Upper Peninsula Bibliography is now available for viewing.  The bibliography is the product of years of compiling by the Director of the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies, Russell M. Magnaghi. The extensive bibliography is topical, and is designed to guide researchers interested in particular subjects related to the rich history of the Upper Peninsula. Click here to view the most recent version of the bibliography. 

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Independent Research

The Archives maintains Carey_Hall.jpgmany collections that support genealogical research.  These records include, but are not limited to, the Immigration and Naturalization Records for Marquette County,  the Cleveland–Cliffs Iron Mining Company Records, and an assortment of census materials

If you are unable to come into the Archives, we have two independent researchers available. For more information, please contact Karen or Ted directly.

Karen Kasper
Hours: Thursdays 8am-Noon
Email: karen.kasper@gmail.com

Ted Bays
Telephone: (906) 362-1488
Email: mmearle@chartermi.net

For more information please visit the archives resource page or genealogical resource guide.

Where Are They Now?

Over the years the Archives have had employees who have gone on to accomplish great things. Wondering what past employees are up to? Click here to find out!

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