Welcome to the NMU Archives Collection Guide

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This is your guide to our historical collections of personal papers, organizational records, and manuscripts. Our collections cover such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region. Search by keyword, name, title, subject, or theme (classification). The finding aids for our collections will give you an overview of the contents and information on where they’re located. For more information about how to use archival collection finding aids, please see How do Archivist and Researchers find Historical Collections? (8:45). Some of our items have been digitized and you can find them here or in our online exhibits. If you need assistance, please visit our website or contact us at