The Midget Quill Magazine

The Midget Quill was the student newspaper of J.D. Pierce Training School, a "laboratory school" operated by Northern State Normal School. The first edition was published in 1916 and the last in 1924. The collection also includes yearbooks from the school called "The Quill" from 1921, 1923, 1924, and 1927.

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Northern has had many student newspapers and literary magazines. For other student publications, see the Quill Magazine (a student literary magazine from 1914-1918), the Northern News (a student newspaper from 1919-1972), the North Wind (a student newspaper from 1972 to the present), the underground student newspapers (a collection of short-lived student publications in the 1960s and 1970s), the Campus Review/Northern News Review (a promotional newspaper put out by the university from 1972-1987), and the Nishnawbe News (a paper published by the Organization of North American Indian Students at Northern Michigan University from 1971 to 1983).