Howard R. Swaine papers
MSS-051

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Swaine, Howard R.
Title
Howard R. Swaine papers
ID
MSS-051
Date [inclusive]
1969-1989
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Howard R. Swaine papers, MSS-051, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Professor Howard R. Swaine joined the faculty of the Department of Economics of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan in 1966. He was promoted to full professor and Head of the Department of Economics in 1971, an office he held until 1997. Professor Swaine received his B. A. and M. A. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1952 and in 1956 respectively. Swaine earned his Ph. D from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965. He was a teaching assistant in economics at UCLA from 1956-1959 and senior economist with the Rand Corporation, at Santa Monica, Omaha, Paris and Washington, D. C. from 1959-1966.

During his career Swaine has been very active in civic affairs. He has served on various boards, commissions and committees concerned with such affairs, often serving as the chairman or secretary of these organizations at various times. The public bodies on which he served were concerned with such matters as economic development, public transportation, wastewater treatment, public employees credit union policies and city administration and policy. Eventually Swaine was elected to the Marquette City Commission, on which he served from 1976-1981. In 1977, fellow city commissioners elected him mayor of the City of Marquette for the year 1977-1978. Over the years Swaine has also served on numerous committees at Northern Michigan University, has been a member of the American Economic Association and has published and consulted. More complete data regarding Swaine exists in the Control File of the Archives. Those desiring to see it may do so by asking to see the vita in his Control File.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection largely documents Swaine’s political career in Marquette, Michigan. The collection contains minutes, agendas, correspondence, and numerous reports. Of particular note to the researcher are the records related to Swaine’s tenure as a board member with the Marquette Board of Light and Power and as a city commissioner with the Marquette City Commission. The collection also includes material on the Economic Development Corporation. These papers cover the years 1975 to 1989.

The second accession to this documents Howard Swaine's activities on Northern Michigan University (in Marquette, Michigan) and university committees. In particular, the bulk of the accession documents Swaine's role as chair of the Taskforce on Academic Governance. Former University President John Jamrich established the Taskforce in 1969 in response to the McClellan controversy and faculty demands for a greater role in the governance of the University. Records include correspondence, reports, memorandum, various reference material, meeting minutes. These papers cover the years from 1969 to 1975.

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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

  5/19/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift received from Howard R. Swaine in 1998 and 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Marquette (Mich.). City Commission.
  • Marquette Board of Light and Power.
  • Marquette County (Mich.). Economic Development Corporation.
  • Northern Michigan University--Faculty.
  • Northern Michigan University--History--Sources.
  • Northern Michigan University. Library Advisory Committee.
  • Northern Michigan University. Taskforce on Academic Governance.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Marquette (Mich.)--Politics and government.

Personal Name(s)

  • Swaine, Howard R.

Subject(s)

  • Economic development--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Politicians--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 2 1975 - 1989 

Box
13-03-05-01

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October/November 1976 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes December 1976 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes January 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes February 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes March/April 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes May 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes June 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes July 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes August 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes September 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes November 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes December 1977 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes January 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes February 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes March 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes April 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes May 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes June 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes July 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes August 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes September 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes November 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes December 1978 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes January/February 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes March/April 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes May 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes June 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes July 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes August/September 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October/November 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes December 1979 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes January 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes February 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes March 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes April 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes May 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes June 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes July 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes August 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes September 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes November 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes December 1980 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes January 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes February 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes March 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes April 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes May 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes June 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes July 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes August 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes September 1981 

Marquette City Commission--Minutes October/November 1981 

Board of Light and Power (BLP) 1976-1978 

BLP--Audit June 1976 

BLP--Audit June 1977 

BLP--Audit June 1978 

BLP--Audit June 1979 

BLP--Audit June 1980 

BLP--Audit June 1981 

BLP--Audit June 1982 

BLP--Audit June 1983 

BLP--Breach Analysis--Dead River November 1980 

BLP--Correspondence 1980-1981 

BLP--Court (1 of 2) 1981 

BLP--Court (2 of 2) 1981 

BLP--Minutes 1976-1978 

BLP--Minutes 1978 

BLP--Rate Structures 1977-1981 

BLP--Report on Electric Generation (1 of 3) 1974 

BLP--Report on Electric Generation (2 of 3) 1974 

BLP--Report on Electric Generation (3 of 3) 1974 

Board of Light and Power--Stastical Analysis January 1981 

Board of Light and Power--Revenue Bonds October 1982 

Board of Light and Power--Revenue Notes May 1984 

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Box 2 of 2 1975 - 1989 

Box
13-03-05-02

Marquette Board of Light and Power (BLP)--Audited Financial Statements and Other Financial Information November 27, 1984 

Marquette BLP--Audited Financial Statements and Other Financial Information December 11, 1985 

Marquette BLP--Audited Financial Statements and Other Financial Information December 20, 1986 

Marquette BLP--Financial Statements Together With Auditors' Report November 24, 1987 

Marquette BLP--Financial Statements Together With Auditors' Report November 26, 1988 

Marquette BLP--Financial Statements Together With Auditors' Report November 28, 1989 

BLP 1959; 1966; 1975-1978 

BLP 1986 

BLP--Completed and Ongoing Contracts for Professional Engineering Services December 6, 1984 

BLP--Minutes and Agendas (1 of 2) 1984-1987 

BLP--Minutes and Agendas (2 of 2) 1984-1987 

BLP--Minutes and Agendas (1 of 2) 1987-1989 

BLP--Minutes and Agendas (2 of 2) 1987-1989 

BLP--Suit with Chocolay Township 1981 

BLP--$9,660,000* Electric utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds 1985 

BLP--Charter 1979-1982 

BLP--Pine Hill Landfill 1985 

BLP--Bresnan 1986 

BLP--Underground Wiring 1988 

BLP--Taxes 1980 

BLP--Hydro Dams 

BLP--Taxes 1980 

Ballot Materials 1984; 1993 

City of Marquette--Local Development Finance Authority 1988 

Golf Feasibility Study for City of Marquette September 1976 

Parks and Recreation Committee--Golf Course 1976-1981 

Economic Development Corporation (EDC)--Minutes and Agendas 1978-1983 

EDC--Minutes and Agendas 1983-1984 

EDC--Minutes and Agendas 1985-1986 

Solid Waste Energy Recovery Facility 1988 

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Box 1980 - 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Located in University Series Small Collections Box: Fl. 4,5

Box
15-01-03-02

Center for Community Advisory Services--Correspondence, Reports, Minutes 

Library Advisory Committee--Corresondence, Reports, Minutes 

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Box 1 of 1 1969-1975 

Box
28-02-34

Academic Governance Taskforce: Budgetary Communication 

Academic Governance Taskforce: Budger 1968-1973 

Academic Governance Taskforce: Project, Calendar Revision 

Academic Governance: Memos of Projects/ Progress Reports 

Academic Governance: Implementation 

Academic Governance: Internal Memos to Projects 1973 

Academic Governance: Members, Bylaws, constitution 

Academic Governance: Structure II 

Academic Governance: Constitiution/ Revisions 

Academic Governance: Minutes and Agendas 1968 

Academic Governance: Mintues and Agendas 1973 

Sub-committee I: Faculty Sub-committee 

Sub-committee I: Faculty Subcommittee 

Sub-comittee II: MA Public Service (1 of 2) 

Sub-committee II: MA Public Service (2 of 2) 

Sub-committee III 

Sub-committee IV: Faculty Tenure (1 of 3) 

Subcomittee IV: Faculty Tenure (2 of 3) 

Sub-committee IV: Faculty Tenure (3 of 3) 

Sub-committee Structure 

Fringe Benefits 

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Oversize Box 

Oversize
31-10-01

Construction Schedule for the Steam Plant Addition 1976 

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