The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will be hosting another Evening at the Archives public presentation on February 28, 2019 from 6:30-9 pm. Negaunee High School Seniors Chaz Bluse and Lucas Lambertson will give a presentation on the history of the 1946 Iron Miners’ Strike on the Marquette Iron Range. The students are completing a documentary about the Strike as part of a class project in “Digital Writing” taught by Negaunee High School history teacher, Andy Skewis. University Archivist Marcus Robyns will also provide a brief summary of labor history on the Marquette Iron Range from 1900-1946.
We spoke with the University Archivist, Marcus Robyns, about the iron mining industry and other aspects of local history:
The Evening at the Archives takes place Thursday, February 28 at 6:30pm, at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, 126 Harden Hall on NMU's campus. The event will also be live-streamed onto the Archives’ Facebook page. For more information and videos of past presentations, visit the Archives’ website at www.nmu.edu/archives.