Author in the Archives: Take Two

This week at the NMU Archives we are proud to announce a second published writer. Our former Senior Student Assistant, Olivia Ernst, was recently published in the Michigan History Magazine for her piece titled, “From Cut-Over to Clover – Rebranding the Upper Peninsula.”

Her article gives a well-researched understanding on how the Upper Peninsula became an agricultural environment at the turn of the 20th century.  She explains how Roger Andrews, a local newspaper editor and businessman, spearheaded the effort to change the Upper Peninsula. The article guides the reader through the years from “Cloverland” to “Hiawathaland.”Olivia Ernst Portrait

Olivia recently graduated from Northern Michigan University with her BA degree in Graduate Bound English and German Studies. This fall she will be attending the University of Colorado-Boulder to pursue a Masters in English Literature. She is very excited and we would like to wish her the best of luck! She is already missed here at the Archives.

The full article can be found at or for more information about the U.P.’s changing environment stop by the Archives in Room 126 of the LRC (down by Starbucks).

Prepared by Alex Eisner and Kacey Lewis


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