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Center for Upper Peninsula Studies

The Center for Upper Peninsula Studies seeks to document the region’s past and present. It serves as a collective memory of the residents and institutions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Center is also a liaison among the U.P. communities and Northern Michigan University, which nurtures partnerships that advocate and reflect the region’s culture and society.

Upper Country

Upper Country is a journal of the Lake Superior region, published by Northern Michigan University's Center for Upper Peninsula Studies. Read current and past Upper Country publications here.

Sonderegger Symposium

The Center for Upper Peninsula Studies thanks all of the presenting scholars and attendees for making the XX Sonderegger Symposium a success. Once again, we recorded the presentations and they may be viewed from this link. We look forward to seeing you at the next symposium on Friday, November 5, 2021.


Discover the history of the Upper Peninsula through the words of those who lived it. Browse a full list of oral histories and their transcripts <a href= "/upperpeninsulastudies/node/82">online</a>.Find a variety of resources based on different parts of the Upper Peninsula’s history. From folklore to lakes, mining to politics, the center has access to it all online and in person.

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Center for Upper Peninsula Studies 906-227-1219147D Gries Halldtruckey@nmu.edu