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The Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, records, microfilm, ephemera and archival materials with a focus in subjects relating to indigenous peoples with an emphasis on the Menominee.

Special Collections

The Special Collections is open to the Menominee Community; CMN students, faculty, CMN staff, and the public

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Collections on Indigenous Peoples
Click on Collection title to view *Finding Aide

College of Menominee Nation Library Special Collection on Indigenous Peoples

* A Finding Aid is a descriptive tool that researchers use to guide them in locating materials that pertain to their research topic.  Finding aids are produced by archives, and can include local regional, or national descriptive information; guides; inventories; catalogs; and container lists for each


List of books donated by following donors available upon request

Gilsdorf, S. Marita Collection on The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents

Hall, Dr. Robert Manuscripts and Library

Lurie, Nancy Oestreich Library

Native American Rare Book Library

Collections on The Menominee
Click on Collection title to view Finding Aide (If Available)

Alderman, Bill and Nancy Collection on Neopit Postcards

Chapman, Lucille B.  Collection on The Menominee

College of Menominee Nation Library Special Collection on Menominee Peoples

Daniels, Ruth Image Collection on The Menominee

Fowler, Dr. Verna Professional Papers

Grignon, Ben Collection on Museum of The American Indian Postcards

Hosmer, Brian Papers on The Menominee Logging Industry

Medicine, Beatrice Papers on Menominee Socialization

Preloznik, Joseph F.  Collection on Menominee Termination and Restoration

Sealy, Philip and Faith Collection on Fred Schmidt’s Portrayal of Menominee People

Waupochick Family Papers