Upcoming Presentations at the Archives! Cordwood at Coalwood: Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company’s Secondary Industrial Ventures and More!

Several weeks ago we announced that there would be two presentations at the Archives this semester. We finally have the exact dates and times to give you!

First, we will be discussing our new online exhibit about student protests at Northern in the 1960s on April 2 at 7 PM in the Archives (LRC 126). The presentation should last no longer than an hour. It will focus on a brief overview of the website and a description of the research and website creation process. The students who researched the project and coded the website will describe how they benefited from the experience.

On April 10, the Marquette County Genealogical Society and Peter White Public Library will be putting on a Genealogy Workshop from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Peter White Public Library. The Archives will have a table at the event to showcase some of our genealogical materials, so be sure to stop by our table and say hi! Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early with the library.

Finally, the last Evening at the Archives for the semester will be on April 16 at 7 PM in the Archives (LRC 126). Last summer, the Archives awarded Aaron Howe the Grace H. Magnaghi Visitor Research Grant. This grant gives researchers funds to travel to the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives and do research. They are required to come back to the Archives at some point and give a presentation about their research.

Aaron is an anthropology graduate student at Western Michigan University. He researched Coalwood, a cordwood camp near Munising that operated from 1900 to 1912, using the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company records. His presentation uses the information garnered from the CCI records as well as his own archaeological research at Coalwood to examine the daily lives of the people who lived at Coalwood as well as the importance of Coalwood to CCI.


Aaron Howe Presentation Poster


Written by Annika Peterson


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s