Publications

Books:

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, Thorold Tronrud, and Jenna Kirker. Thunder Bay and the First World War. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, forthcoming 2018.

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle, eds. Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming October 2017.

Henriksson, Markku, Michel S. Beaulieu, Carmen Pekkarinen, and Mari-Anna Suurmunne, eds. Canada-Finland, Celebrating 2017: "A brave. hospitable, and altogether admirable people." Helsinki: Suomi-Kanada-seura/Finnish-Canadian Society and Embassy of Canada to Finland, 2017.

Zimmermann, Ernest Robert. Completed and edited by Michel S. Beaulieu and David K. Ratz. The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.

Beaulieu, Michel S. Celluloid Dreams: An Illustrated History of Early Film at the Lakehead, 1900-1931. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2012.

  • Winner of the Gertrude H. Dyke Award for the best popular book on the history of Northwestern Ontario.

Harpelle, Ronald N. and Michel S. Beaulieu, eds. Pulp Friction: Communities and the Forest Industry in a Globalized World. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2012.

Beaulieu, Michel S. Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-1935. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011.

  • Winner of the M. Elizabeth Arthur Award for best scholarly book on the history of Northwestern Ontario.

Beaulieu, Michel S., Ronald N. Harpelle, and Jaimi Penney, eds. Labouring Finns: Transnational Politics in Finland, Canada, and the United States. Turku, Finland: Siirtolaisuusinstituutti [Institute of Migration], 2011.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Chris Southcott. North of Superior: An Illustrated History of Northwestern Ontario. Toronto: James Lormier and Company, 2010.

Blahuta, Jason P. and Michel S. Beaulieu, eds. Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough. Oxford and New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.

Beaulieu, Michel S., ed. Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working-Class History: Thunder Bay and Its Environs. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2008.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Ronald N. Harpelle, eds. The Lady Lumberjack: An Annotated Collection of Dorothea Mitchell’s Writings. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2005.

Journal Issues:

Co-Editor of Papers & Records, an annual peer-reviewed journal published by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and James Paxton. Guest editors. Special issue on "Imagining New Worlds in the New World: Entertainment, Agency, and Power in Upper Canada." Ontario History 102:2 (2010).

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Ronald N. Harpelle. Guest editors. Special issue on "Developments, Definitions, and Directions in Finnish Language, Literature, and Culture."Journal of Finnish Studies 14:2 (2010).

Journal Articles:

Lemelin, Harvey, Elaine Wiersma, Michel S. Beaulieu, Linda Trapper, Donna Ashamock, Kirstine Baccar, and Randy Kapashesit. “Using Photovoice to Document Change in the Canadian North: Expanding Opportunities and Addressing Challenges.” Canadian Journal of Native Studies / Le Revue Canadienne Des Etudes Autochtones 35, no. 2 (2015): 1-16.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Meaghan Malashewski. "Labour at the Lakehead During the First World War." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 42 (2014): 86-105.  

Beaulieu, Michel S. "Spittoon Philosophers or Radical Revolutionaries? The Canadian Administration of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1932-35." Ontario History 105, no. 2 (Autumn 2013): 183-211.

Lemelin, Raynald Harvey and Michel S. Beaulieu. "The Technological Imperative of the Cree: Examining Adaptability and Livelihood in Northern Ontario, Canada." Journal of Northern Studies 7, no. 1 (2013): 31-47.

Lemelin, R. H., Wiersma, E., Trapper, L., Beaulieu, M.,Kapashesit, R., and Dowsley, M. “A Dialogue and Reflection On Photohistory: Engaging Indigenous Communities in Research through Visual Analysis.” Action Research 11, no. 1 (2013): 92-107. doi:10.1177/1476750313476310

Morris, Douglas, Michel S. Beaulieu, Scott Hamilton, David S. Hik, Raynald H. Lemelin, MaryJane M. Moses, Dieter K. Muller, Margaret A. (Peggy) Smith, and John P. Smol. "The Lakehead Manifesto: Principles for Research and Development in the North." Arctic 66, no. 2 (June 2013): iii-iv.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “The Lakehead and Canada's First Social Democratic Party: The Search for Socialist Unity." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 39 (2011): 29-54.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "Lakeheadin yliopistossa mittava aineisto kanadansuomalaisista." Akti: Arkistolaitoksen asiakaslehti 2 (2011): 22-23.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “‘Not that I lov'd Fleas less, but that I lov'd England more.’: Entertainment as Agency in Upper Canada: A Kingston Case Study, 1816-1837.” Ontario History CII, no. 2 (Autumn 2010): 195-216.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “Finnish Kanadalainen Sosialismi: Towards an Understanding of Finnish Canadian Socialist Activity, 1900-1939.” Faravid: Historian ja arkeologian tutkimuksen aikakauskirja [Journal of Historical and Archaelogical Studies] 33 (2009): 107-126.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "Reacting to the Workers' Revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike." Left History 14, no. 1 (2009): 8-32.

Degagne, Chelsea, Michel S. Beaulieu, and David Ratz. “PRIMA IN LACUBUS: Over a Century of Naval Activity at the Lakehead.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 37 (2009): 46-59.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "'We did it just for fun': Amateur Filmmaking at the Lakehead, 1929-1930." Ontario History 99, no. 2 (2007): 168-189.

  • Winner of the J.P. Bertrand award for best scholarly article on the history of Northwestern Ontario.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “The Best Picture Ever Made in Canada? Thunder Bay Films Limited and The Devil Bear.” Revue Canadienne D’Études Cinématographiques / Canadian Journal of Film Studies 14, no. 2 (Automne 2005): 18-37.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “Early Filmmaking at the Lakehead, 1911-1931.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 33 (2005): 42-64.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “In Public Demand: Early Theatre in Fort William’s Town Hall, 1892-1903.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 31 (2003): 3-20.

 

Book Chapters:

Beaulieu, Michel S. “'But there is another source of liberty and vitality in our country:'  Louis St. Laurent, Canada’s Last “Big Vision” Prime Minister.” in progress.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "The Finnish Canadian Contribution to Early Canadian Labour." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle, forthcoming 2017. 33 pages. 

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle. "Writing About the Finnish Canadian Experience." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle, forthcoming 2017. 33 pages.  

Beaulieu, Michel S. "La contribution finlando-canadienne au travail et à la politique au début du vingtième siècle." trans. Madeleine Bernard et Michel S. Beaulieu. In Canada-Finland, Celebrating 2017: "A brave. hospitable, and altogether admirable people," edited by Markku Henriksson, Michel S. Beaulieu, Carmen Pekkarinen, and Mari-Anna Suurmunne, eds. Canada-Finland, Celebrating 2017: "A brave. hospitable, and altogether admirable people," 39-41. Helsinki: Suomi-Kanada-seura/Finnish-Canadian Society and Embassy of Canada to Finland, 2017. Also appears as "The Finnish-Canadian Contribution to Labour and Politics in the Early Twentieth Century," pp. 36-38 in the same volume.

Beaulieu, Michel S.. "Dorothea Mitchell." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web. 4 August 2016. URL: https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/dorothea-mitchell/

Beaulieu, Michel S., David Ratz, and Ernest Robert Zimmermann. "Situating the Red Rock POW Experience." In The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R, by Ernest Robert Zimmermann and completed and edited by Michel S. Beaulieu and David Ratz, xix-xxxiii. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "A Historic Overview of Policies Effecting Non-Aboriginal Resource Development in Northwestern Ontario, 1900-1990." In Governance in Northern Ontario: Economic Development and Policy Making, edited by Charles Conteh and Robert Segsworth, 94-114. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Ronald N. Harpelle. "The Path to Pulp Friction." In Pulp Friction: Communities and the Forest Industry in a Global Perspective, edited by Ronald Harpelle and Michel S. Beaulieu, 1-12. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2012.

Beaulieu, Michel S., Ronald N. Harpelle, and Jaimi Penney. "The Finnish Workers’ Experience at Home and Abroad in Historical Perspective." In Labouring Finns: Transnational Politics in Finland, Canada, and the United States, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, Ronald N. Harpelle, and Jaimi Penney, 7-13. Turku, Finland: Siirtolaisuusinstituutti [Institute of Migration], 2011.

Lemelin, Raynald Harvey and Michel S. Beaulieu. "The Lore of the Lake: A Call for the (RE)-envisioning the Legends and Myths from Kitchi Gami (Lake Superior)." In Lake Tourism Research: Towards Sustaining Communities and Lake Environments, edited by Norman McIntyre, et al., 27-35. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Tourism and Community Development Research, 2010.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “KUPO for Karl and the Materialist Conception of History.” In Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough, edited by Jason Blahuta and Michel S. Beaulieu, 142-150. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Bruce W. Muirhead. “Harry Bryan - A Man of Fanatical Convictions.” In Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, 53-70. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2008.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "“'Wie es eigentlich gewesen?' Early Film as a Historical Source.” In Bâtir de nouveaux ponts: sources, méthodes et interdicplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity, edited by Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, 249-264. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “Dorothea Mitchell: a Biographical Sketch." In The Lady Lumberjack: An Annotated Collection of Dorothea Mitchell’s Writings, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu and Ronald Harpelle, ii-xvi. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2005.

Book Reviews:

Review of Italians of Fort William’s East End, 1907-1969, by Roy Piovesana. Ontario History 107, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 133-135.

Review of The Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, by Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes (2015). DOI:10.1080/00085006.2015.1036584

Review of According to Baba: A Collaborative History of Sudbury's Ukrainian Community, by Stacey Zembrzycki. Ontario History 106, no. 2 (Autumn 2014): 280-282.

Review of Oral History and Photography, edited by Alexander Freund and Alistair Thomson. Oral History Forum d'histoire orale 34 (2014) URL: http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/index.php/ohf/article/view/541/619

Review of North of Empire: Essays on the Cultural Technologies of Space, by Jody Berland. University of Toronto Quarterly “Letters in Canada 2011” 82, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 514-515.

Review of Northern Ontario: Introducing the Unknown Country, by Michael Barnes. Ontario History 104, no. 2 (Autumn 2012): 159-161.

Review of Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970, by Michael Dawson. Histoire Sociale/Social History 39, no. 77 (mai 2006): 281-283.

 

Select Reports and Other Publications:

"A Glimpse at 150 Years of Development." Canada at 150, A Special Magazine Supplement by the Chronicle-Journal (July 2017): 12-13.

Finch, David M., S. Hamilton, M. Dowsley, M. Beaulieu, and R. H. Lemelin, and the People of Washaho First Nation at Fort Severn. 2017. Fort Severn’s Traplines: Recording the History of Changing Control of the Land. [Poster exhibit] Fort Severn, ON: Fort Severn First Nation Lands Office.

“Stories from the Lakehead: World War One Obituaries and Death Notices.” (with David Ratz) Connect @ your library (May-August 2015): 19. URL: http://www.tbpl.ca/upload/documents/connect-may-august-2015.pdf

“Remembering the Contribution of Indigenous Peoples to First and Second World Wars.” Thunder Bay First World War Centennial Project (November 2014) URL: http://www.tbpl.ca/article/first-nations-1610.asp

“The Digital Past is Yours to Explore.” (with Ronald Harpelle) Lakehead University Department of History (February 2014). URL: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/history/feature-articles/the-digital-past-is-yours-to-explore

Beaulieu, Michel S. and David Finch. Jimmy Tait (Big Trout Lake). Research Report prepared for Washaho First Nation at Fort Severn and Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute, 2011. 87 pages

Kakekaspan, Chief Matthew, Tommy Miles, and R Harvey Lemelin, Michel S. Beaulieu, et al. Giving Voice to Bear: Cree Observations and Documentation of Wabusk in Ontario. Washaho First Nation at Fort Severn,Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute, and Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2010. 24 pages

Wabusk and Hunting in the Hudson's Bay Company Severn District and Severn Reports, 1815-1827 and 1885-1895. Internal Archival Document Collection, 2010.