NMU Celebrates National Archives Month

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives is celebrating National Archives Month this October. It will participate in Ask an Archivist Day Wednesday, Oct. 7. University Archivist Marcus Robyns will be responding to questions throughout the day about NMU and U.P. history, the archives' collections and more.

Visit NMU Archives' Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages to submit questions and to see replies. The event's hashtag is #AskAnArchivist.   

NMU is the repository for historical records of the university and materials documenting the history of the central U.P., including Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties. Highlighted collections include local and regional government records, John D. Voelker's papers and Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company records. Major genealogical resources include microfilm of U.P. newspapers, along with naturalization, court, tax and marriage records for Marquette County. 

This month, the NMU Archives Instagram is featuring a series of posts of archive records celebrating LGBTQ+ history. As a component of this series, images from the Aurora Newsletter records are being shared. Aurora was a LGBTQ+ newsletter published in the 1990s in Marquette.

A Virtual Archives Tour will premiere in the future.

To submit Ask an Archivist Day questions in advance, for future information regarding the virtual tour and to learn more about the events, visit https://northerntradition.wordpress.com/2020/10/02/october-is-national-archives-month-help-us-celebrate/. A complete recap of the Ask an Archivist Day Q&A session will be posted there on Friday, Oct. 9.

The Twitter and Instagram handle for NMU Archives is @nmu_archives.  

Because of Covid-19, access to the Central U.P. and NMU Archives in Harden Hall is by appointment only during regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 906-227-1225 for more information.

Prepared By

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer

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