Immigrant Iron Miners Focus of NMU Event

Tuesday 20, 2018

A presentation titled “Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God: Immigrant Miners and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in room 126 of the Learning Resources Center at Northern Michigan University. This “Evening at the Archives” event is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives as part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program.

Marcus Robyns, professor and university archivist, will present. Robyns will review the social, cultural and political nature of immigrant iron miners in the early 20th century, with particular emphasis on the experience of Finnish immigrants.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Central U.P. and NMU Archives at 227-1225.

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer