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UPLINK Website on Michigan's Upper Peninsula History Active

7 Jan 2022 8:21 AM | Anonymous

"Many digital collections documenting the history of the Upper Peninsula are now freely accessible and searchable on the U.P. Digital Network (UPLINK) website hosted by the Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives.

"Collections already online or soon to be available include the following: newspapers such as The Mining Journal and Grand Marais Gazette; business records from the Copper Range Company and others; lighthouse records from Ontonagon; and oral history collections related to Italian Americans, the Marquette Women's Center and more. NMU digitized materials, ranging from yearbooks and historical photos to audio interviews and videos, are also accessible online.

"UPLINK began in 2021 with a two-year implementation grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. It is a consortium of heritage organizations—archives, libraries, museums and historical societies—intended to pool resources and skills to make digitization and digital preservation affordable. In addition to hosting the project website, the Central U.P. and NMU Archives is the principal service site in the region."

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