Interview: Evening at the Archives: The Strike of '46

Feb 27, 2019

Evening at the Archives is an event to showcase historical research about the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University. Patrons who do exceptional research at the Archives often present their work.
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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. 

University Archivist Marcus Robyns
Credit NMU Archives

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