New archivist joins NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has welcomed a new steward of the college’s institutional memory, archivist and librarian Michelle Seman.

Michelle SemanMichelle Seman (download a high-resolution version here)Seman succeeds Ann Swaney, who retired in October after 38 years with the college, or more than half of NMC’s entire 70-year history. She said one of her goals is to make archival materials more accessible to the community. The archives are currently housed in the basement of the Osterlin Building. While materials will remain there, renovations are underway to convert former offices on the second floor into space better suited to research.

“It’ll be more research-friendly,” said Seman, a 2010 graduate of Traverse City Central High School. She earned a master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration in archives from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2020.

Historic photographs and yearbooks are among the most popular items in the NMC Archives, Seman said. Some of these are available online at Seman is available to assist the public with archival research. Email or call (231) 995-1016.

Release date: November 5, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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