James J. Goulette papers
MSS-017

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Goulette, James J.
Title
James J. Goulette papers
ID
MSS-017
Date [inclusive]
1936 - 1993
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the James J. Goulette papers, MSS-017, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical Note

One of twelve children, James Goulette was born September 9, 1906 in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He entered the natural ice business with his brothers in 1926, and started a mink farm in 1936. He was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1938, serving intermittently for 18 years. He chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, and after leaving the House in 1957, Mr. Goulette served as the legislative representative for the Michigan Mining Association. He was chosen as Upper Peninsula Person of the Year for 1979, and served as committee head for the Cornish Pump Museum.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the political career of James Goulette (Democrat, Iron Mountain) as a state representative from the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection covers the period from 1936 to 1993.

The collection consists of awards, correspondence, memorabilia and scrapbooks of James Goulette, pertaining to his terms of office while serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from Iron Mountain, Michigan. One component that may be of interest to the researcher is a folder and a scrapbook pertaining to the Cornish Pump Museum in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

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Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  4/27/2010

Conditions Governing Acess note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Cornish Pump and Mining Museum (Iron Mountain, Mich.).
  • Democratic Party (Mich.).
  • Michigan Mining Association.
  • Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Iron Mountain (Mich.).
  • Michigan--Politics and government--20th century.

Subject(s)

  • Politicians--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.

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Collection Inventory

Box

 MSS-017 Box 1 of 5 1936-1991   1.0 box

15-02-02-05

Campaigns and Elections 1936-1958 

Cornish Pump Museum 1943-1987 

Correspondence--Cleveland Cliffs 1990 

Correspodence--Miscellaneous 1960-1991 

Eightieth Birthday 1985 

Honors and Awards 1955-1991 

Legislative History 1938-1993 

Lobbying History 1965-1990 

Meeting of the Committee on Ferry Service Across Lake Michigan 1956 

Miscellaneous, circa 1950; 1980; 1985 

Private Businesses 1938-1943 

Ski Jumping--Iron Mountain 1949-1957 

Upper Peninsula Person of the Year 1980 

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 MSS-017 Box 2 of 5 1938-1956   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

18-07-01

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, (loose clippings and pages) 1938-1956 1938-1956 

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, (photocopied) 1946-1966 

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 MSS-017 Box 3 of 5 1955-1980 

18-07-01

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, 1955-1980 

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, (photocopied), correspondence included 1955-1971 

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 MSS-017 Box 4 of 5 1939-1980  (Bulk, 1939-1940)   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

Also see photograph collection.

18-07-01

Upper Peninsula Person of the Year Dinner Guestbook, 1980 

Executive Declaration--Upper Peninsula Person of the Year, 1980 

Michigan Legislative Handbook, 1939-1940 

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1970-1980 

Upper Peninsula Person of the Year--Button, 1979 

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Folder

 MSS-017 Box 5 of 5: Photographs 1936-1958   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

Also see photograph collection.

6-5-1

Certificate of Determination, 1940; Republican Ballot, 1936; Broadside--addressed to Teachers, 1938; Ballot--Dickinson County, 1942; Primary Ballots--Democratic and Republican, 1944 

News Article--"Big Jim Goulette Romps Gaily Over Party Unimpeded, Unbranded" undated. 

Certificate of Election, 1946 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 27 (Walter P. Reuther), April 1948 

House Resolution No. 11 (Joseph G. Mullen), December 1948 

Certificate of Election, 1950 

Certificate of Election, 1956 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 35 (Nationwide Airlines), April 1951 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 27 (United States Olympic Ski Team Trials), February 1951 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 63 (Iron ore exploration--Baraga and Dickinson Counties), May 1952 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 742 (2 copies) (Tribute to James Goulette, Upper Peninsula Man of the Year), June 1980 

Resolution #80-24 (Dickinson County) (Tribute to James Goulette, Upper Peninsula Man of the Year), July 1980 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 397 (Tribute to James Goulette, eightieth birthday), October 1985 

Resolution (of thanks) from the city of Kingsford (restoring of the Cornish Pump), undated. 

Photo--Homer Ferguson (signed), undated. 

Photo--House of Representatives--Michigan Legislature, 1939-1940 

Photo--House of Representatives--Michigan Legislature, 1941-1942 

Photo--House of Representatives--Michigan Legislature, 1945-1946 

Photo--House of Representatives--Sixty-fourth Legislature, 1947-1948 

Photo--House of Representatives--Sixty-sixth Legislature, 1951-1952 

Photo--House of Representatives--Sixty-seventh Legislature, 1953-1954 

Photo--House of Representatives--Sixty-eighth Legislature, 1955-1956 

Photo--House of Representatives--Sixty-ninth Legislature, 1957-1958 

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Box

 MSS-017 Photograph Collection 1936-1988   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

Also see papers.

35-01-19 LRC

Goulette, James J.--Early Photographs 1930s-1950s 

Goulette, James J.--Cornish Pump Museum 1980 

Goulette, James J.--Upper Peninsula Person of the Year Party 1980 

Goulette, James J.--Eightieth Birthday (1 of 3) Oct. 1985 

Goulette, James J.--Eightieth Birthday (2 of 3) Oct. 1985 

Goulette, James J.--Eightieth Birthday (3 of 3) Oct. 1985 

Tribute to James J. Goulette by Cleveland Cliffs (1 of 2) Aug. 1988 

Tribute to James J. Goulette by Cleveland Cliffs (2 of 2) Aug. 1988 

Goulette, James J.--Miscellaneous Photos undated. 

Goulette, James J.--Scrapbook Photographs (1 of 3) undated. 

Goulette, James J.--Scrapbook Photographs (2 of 3) undated. 

Goulette, James J.--Scrapbook Photographs (3 of 3) undated. 

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