James L. Carter papers

James L. Carter is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He came to Northern Michigan University in 1968 as a technical writer in the Research and Development Office. From 1970 to 1975, he was the Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Development and was the Coordinator of the American Indian Program from 1970 to 1972. He became the Director of the Northern Michigan University Press in 1972 and the News Director of the NMU News Bureau in 1975. Carter was a charter member and president of the Michigan Historical Preservation Review Board, member of the Michigan History Bureau, and president of the Marquette Jaycees. He also served as the chairman of the Marquette County Historical Society's Publications Committee and was actively involved in the publication of hardcover books on the history of the Lake Superior region.

The digitized portion of Carter's papers include an oral history interview and correspondence and other materials related to his work with the Nishnawbe News, a student-run newspaper that covered Native Americans in the Great Lakes region. The physical collection at the NMU Archives also includes biographical materials; press releases, news clippings, and brochures relating to the Greenwood Nature Center (a nature education facility operated by Northern Michigan University during the early 1980s); a summary of activities, list of titles published, and selected memos associated with the NMU Press; and progress reports and correspondence regarding the American Indian Program at Northern during the 1970s.

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